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  • Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet. Lawmakers will find time, too, for votes conveying political messages...

  • Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that could shield millions of people from deportation....

  • Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face a shortened September session with a tight must-do list: Pass a temporary spending bill to fund federal...

  • Obama, congressional leaders to meet on Tuesday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to meet with congressional leaders at the White House Tuesday — with the threat posed by Islamic State militants as a likely topic of discussion. Lawmakers return Monday from a five-week recess. Obama is just back from a NATO summit in Wales,...

  • A child of Guatemala seeks a seat in Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Norma Torres sees a reflection of herself in some of the Central American children who have flooded into the United States in recent months. More than four decades ago in Guatemala, Torres' parents told her she was going to the United States on a vacation. They declined to...

  • Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take the lead in controlling health costs. Individual states would set their own targets to curb the growth of health care spending. If they...

  • New York congressman's ex-girlfriend pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas woman romantically linked to embattled New York Congressman Michael Grimm has pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges. Diana Durand of Houston entered the plea on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors had accused Durand of lining up straw donors for...

  • Landrieu slammed for stopping Venezuela sanctions

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sen. Mary Landrieu is facing increased pressure to stop blocking a bill that would impose sanctions against human-rights abusers in Venezuela's government. Landrieu's main Republican challenger, Rep. Bill Cassidy, co-wrote an opinion piece Tuesday with Florida GOP Sen....



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