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Obama: discarded assault weapons ban ‘shouldn’t be controversial’

President uses weekly address to call for consideration of ‘common sense’ measures excluded from gun control bill President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to vote over a ban on controversial military-style assault weapons and restrictions on ammunition, despite widespread predictions that such a vote would fail. Ever since the…

Former MN GOP leader’s male lover sues for sex discrimination

In December of last year, Minnesota state Senator Amy Koch resigned from her position as Senate Majority Leader after it came to light that the married mother of one had been having an affair with a then-unnamed male staffer. Now Koch’s paramour, Michael Brodkorb, is coming forward and suing the…

Wall Street fears U.S. debt crisis as Europe reels

Even as Europe’s debt crisis spirals out of control, Wall Street is casting an eye on a fast-approaching congressional deadline that could spark a debt crisis this side of the Atlantic. US investors — for weeks preoccupied with the tumult raging in Greece and the broader eurozone — are starting…

Obama bus tour rallies U.S. anger for jobs bill battle

US President Barack Obama was bound for crucial swing state Virginia on Tuesday on a campaign-style bus tour aimed at rallying public discontent against his Republican rivals. The three-day tour through North Carolina and Virginia — states Obama narrowly won in 2008 — marks his latest effort to generate support for a $447 billion…

Obama allies push ahead with jobs package

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the US Senate pressed ahead Monday with plans to vote on a piece of his stalled jobs plan this week, in the face of stiff resistance from Republicans. “We cannot wait to create jobs. That is why I will bring this bill…

Obama touts jobs bill as new maneuvering looms

President Barack Obama heads to electoral battlegrounds to tout hisjobs bill Tuesday, as his campaign brain trust argues voters are warming to the plan, despite its doubtful prospects in Congress. Obama will hold events in the key electoral state of Pennsylvania, a must-win for him in 2012, and in vital swing state…

Dems carve notch in Senate’s filibuster rules

An arcane filibuster tactic has been eliminated from the U.S. Senate, after a vote to change the rules called by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) succeeded last night. It all started as a relatively minor, even common dispute between Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell had…

Boehner deals blow to ‘dangerous’ China bill

Republican US House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday warned against passing “dangerous” legislation to punish China for its alleged currency manipulation, dealing a damaging blow to the bill’s prospects. “It’s pretty dangerous to be moving legislation through the United States Congress forcing someone to deal with the value of their currency,” Boehner…

Hurricane disaster aid at stake as lawmakers feud

WASHINGTON — Polarized US lawmakers hunted Monday for a way to defuse an angry spending feud that risked choking off disaster relief in Hurricane Irene’s wake and even threatened a government shutdown at week’s end. Barely two months after a debt-limit battle cost Washington its sterling debt rating and weighed…

White House sees October vote on U.S. jobs bill

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama’s administration is expecting Congress to vote on his sweeping jobs bill in October, a senior advisor said Sunday, dismissing talk of discord over the bill among Democrats. Obama has encountered stiff resistance from Republicans who make no secret of their desire to bounce him…

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