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Government shutdown in sight as Republicans revolt over Obamacare

The House of Representatives doubled down Wednesday on a gamble to strip funding for “Obamacare” as part of a stop-gap budget, inching the US government closer to a shutdown. Congress has until September 30, the end of the fiscal year, to pass a temporary budget measure or see closures of…

House passes bill to speed construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

US lawmakers agreed to a bill that would speed construction of a Canada-US oil pipeline and circumvent the need for President Barack Obama’s approval for the $5 billion project. By a 241-175 vote, the House of Representatives passed the largely symbolic measure to end regulatory delays on the Keystone XL…

U.S. House votes to avert government shutdown

Congress approved a funding stopgap Thursday to keep the US government operating through September, while the House backed a Republican blueprint that lays out budget austerity for the next decade. The two votes came in rapid-fire succession in the House of Representatives ahead of a two-week congressional holiday recess. The…

Boehner: Ending abortion ‘one of our most fundamental goals this year’

In a special message to the annual anti-abortion protest March for Life, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) vowed that ending abortion would be one of the top priorities of Republicans this year. “Defending life, of course, is about much more than voting the right way or saying the right things,”…

Reid: Keystone ‘won’t lower the price of oil’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says that Republican claims that the Keystone XL pipeline will create tens of thousands of jobs and lower the price of oil just aren’t true. “This is something Republicans have raised as an issue to lower the price of oil,” Reid told CNN’s Candy…

House passes bipartisan small businesses bill

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a jobs bill backed by President Barack Obama that Republican leaders said would help small businesses expand and hire new workers. House speaker John Boehner said the measure, which passed by a vote of 390 to 23, would give a…

Will: Republicans are more afraid of Limbaugh than Iran

Conservative commentator George Will chastised high-ranking Republican officials Sunday morning for not condemning Rush Limbaugh strongly enough for his comments towards Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke. Will was specifically not pleased with House Speaker John Boehner’s and presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s response to Limbaugh’s comments, telling the This Week panel…

House Republicans try to cheer each other up at retreat

BALTIMORE (Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives, having seen their 2010 election victory dissolve into a near-suicidal tax fight, are promoting a repackaged jobs message they hope carries them to victory in the 2012 elections. At a three-day retreat at a harborfront hotel in Baltimore, an hour’s drive…

Maddow: Gov. Daniels ‘embarrassing’ choice for State of the Union response

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained why Republicans should not have picked Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to deliver the their response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday. House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement: “Mitch Daniels is a fierce advocate for smaller,…

House Republicans agree to two-month payroll tax extension

House Republicans have agreed to pass a two-month extension of the payroll tax holiday for 160 million U.S. workers, congressional sources told Talking Points Memo and the National Journal. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate struck a short-term compromise on the payroll tax cut and employment insurance. But House Speaker…

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