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
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
Obama: Once I Leave Office, I’m Probably Going To Help Democrats Oppose Trump But Barack Obama won’t be too far away, and he said that he’s probably going to head back into trenches to oppose Trump once he makes his exit ... especially when it comes to manufacturing jobs, then Obama would be a great surrogate for Democrats ... 11/21/2016 - 4:08 am | View Link
Obama Scolds Democrats on Trade Pact Stance If they oppose the deal, he said ... the company predicted that the trade pact would create up to 40,000 indirect jobs with suppliers and service companies over 10 years. Mr. Obama acknowledged that Nafta and other trade deals “didn’t always live ... 05/7/2015 - 11:03 pm | View Link
More Democrats Oppose Obama Treasury Nominee Over Tax Inversions Under pressure from progressive groups to reject Wall Street influence, three more Senate Democrats yesterday turned against the nomination of Antonio Weiss for a senior post at the U.S. Treasury Department. President Barack Obama’s choice of Weiss ... 12/10/2014 - 6:03 pm | View Link
Democrats Tell Me Privately That They Would Love to Oppose Obama, But They're Afraid to Speak Out RUSH: Folks, let me tell you something. You know, privately there are a lot of Democrats that tell me that they are just distressed over what Obama has done to the health care industry and to jobs. They are afraid to say anything about it because of ... 08/26/2013 - 8:53 am | View Link
New Obama jobs bill: Do too many Democrats view it as 'bailout lite'? Sen. Jon Tester (D) of Montana, who voted with Nelson to oppose the first Obama jobs bill last week, has yet to commit to backing the latest version of a jobs bill. “Jon supports full, responsible funding for this nation’s teachers, firefighters ... 10/19/2011 - 12:32 pm | View Link
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Big Government Articles Big government is a term used by conservatives to describe a government that has too much power over others. It can also mean that some government polices can be too ... 11/30/2016 - 11:18 pm | View Website
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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro | Representing the 3rd District ... Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today applauded the EPA for issuing a final rule designating a dredged material site in Eastern Long Island Sound. 11/29/2016 - 2:48 am | View Website
The proposal — along with Trump's negotiation to get appliance maker Carrier to keep 800 jobs from going to Mexico — suggests the incoming president will put unprecedented pressure on U. S. companies to keep jobs in the United States.
Trump said he'd impose a 35 percent tax, called a tariff, on companies that close U.
BRIAN STELTER (HOST): Frank, you wrote this week that turning reporters into enemies -- not just adversaries, but enemies -- is the kind of horrific thing we expect to see in Venezuela or Russia or Cuba, never in the United States of America. Is that where we are? Are we at the point where we have to talk about what it means to have an authoritarian as opposed to a democratic president, treating the press this way?
FRANK SESNO: Well, I'm not prepared to fully brand him an authoritarian yet, but he certainly is sounding that way.
Austrian voters Sunday rejected far-right leader Norbert Hofer of the anti-immigration Freedom Party, electing environmentalist Alexander Van der Bellen as president, projections indicated. The result, if it holds, reaffirms the results of May’s balloting, in which Hofer narrowly lost with 49.65 per