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
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. 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
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
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Republicans tell Obama to get more aggressive on trade - Miami Herald If It's ‘High-Standard’ Trade, Will Democrats Fall in Line? - Bloomberg 01/23/2015 - 3:00 pm | View Link
Obama Counts on Republicans to Overcome Democrats’ Ire on Trade Labor groups led by the AFL-CIO say it wouldn’t do enough to keep jobs in the U.S., while environmental groups ... deal find themselves aligned with Tea Party Republicans who oppose giving Obama carte blanche to negotiate. “I think that trade ... 01/22/2015 - 10:51 am | View Link
Senate Democrats push Keystone XL amendments Many Republicans support the project, calling it a jobs and infrastructure deal. But a lot of Democrats oppose it, fearing harm to the environment ... of America's middle class,” said President Obama. The White House has threatened to veto the bill ... 01/21/2015 - 9:27 am | View Link
Democrats vow to stall Obama's push for 'fast-track' trade deals It will make it even easier for corporations to send American manufacturing jobs overseas," said ... and could be persuaded to oppose fast-track. Both sides enlisted businesses to spread the word, and members of Obama's economic team planned to contact ... 01/21/2015 - 9:23 am | View Link
US Democrats Rebuff Obama on Trade Deals In politically polarized Washington, Republican lawmakers in Congress often oppose the Democratic ... Connecticut's Rosa DeLauro said Obama's request for the deals is misguided. "He said they would bring jobs back to the United States and raise our wages. 01/21/2015 - 7:45 am | View Link
Democrats oppose Obama's demand for fast-tracking Pacific trade deal “Progress from Obama’s middle class economics policies would be destroyed by his push for more of the same trade agenda that has offshored good-paying jobs, forced wages down, increased income inequality and fueled the demise of America’s middle ... 01/20/2015 - 4:07 pm | View Link
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A tradition of racial allegiance and a strong showing by Vietnamese voters in ballots already cast in Tuesday’s election could put ethnicity ahead of campaign money in the race to become the newest member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
By Rick M. Green, Capitol BureauAfter an election cycle with some of the lowest voter turnouts in state history, state Sen. David Holt decided something needed to be done to turn things around.
About 40 percent of registered voters participated on Nov.