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  • Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran
    WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
  • Coalition on immigration bill clears first tests
    The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
  • GOP boycotts health care advisory board
    House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
  • Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs
    President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
  • Incumbent Republican Barbara Ehardt faces Democrat Miranda Marquit in Legislative District 33 Seat A
    Two local women are running to become the next Idaho Falls-area representative in the Idaho House. Incumbent Rep. Barbara Ehardt, the Republican nominee, is being challenged by Democrat Miranda ...
    10/21/2020 - 4:29 am | View Link
  • Q&A with the 52nd Congressional District candidates
    Poway, Rancho Bernardo and 4S Ranch residents are deciding in the Nov. 3 election who will represent them in Congress for the next two years.
    10/15/2020 - 3:12 am | View Link
  • Read Doug Jones' 9 responses to questions on abortion and gun rights
    The incumbent senator answered questions on the two subjects. Tommy Tuberville, his Republican opponent, declined.
    10/12/2020 - 12:23 am | View Link
  • Trump receives experimental antibody cocktail to fight COVID-19
    Following PCR confirmation of the president's diagnosis" -- and that's test where they put that thing right up and tickled the base of your brain -- "a precautionary measure, he received a single ...
    10/6/2020 - 5:38 pm | View Link
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