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Republicans hit Trump for criticizing Justice Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump encountered bipartisan criticism on Tuesday for complaining that his own Justice Department’s indictments against two Republican congressmen were endangering the GOP’s midterm election prospects, with one Republican senator saying of Trump’s attack, “We can’t ...

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House GOP divisions threaten plans on Iran deal

WASHINGTON — Divisions among House Republicans threw scheduled votes against the Iran nuclear accord into disarray Wednesday as other foes, including presidential contender Donald Trump, rallied outside the Capitol. Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton praised the deal in a speech ...

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GOP sees Iran nuke deal as chance to cultivate Jewish voters

MIAMI — Seizing on Israeli opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, Republicans are working to cultivate Jewish voters, reasoning that a small shift in the margins could help them in battleground states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. ...

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Senate GOP readies revamp of Dodd-Frank

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee unveiled legislation Tuesday that would ease regulatory requirements on mid-size banks and give lenders the option for greater freedom from mortgage lending rules. The legislation by Alabama Sen. Richard ...

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Frustrated Republicans taste limits of majority control

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans returned to their districts for a weeklong recess Friday no closer to a solution to keeping the Homeland Security Department funded past this month. And many were beginning to fear they’d have little to show from ...

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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to vote to authorize legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner announced the plans in a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Tuesday. He told them ...

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House tea party faces resistance from GOP pragmatists

WASHINGTON — This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House’s die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a ...

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House

WASHINGTON — As thousands of abortion foes surged through the city on their annual protest march to the U.S. Supreme Court, Republicans muscled legislation through the House on Thursday tightening federal restrictions on abortions. The vote came after internal divisions ...

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Can House GOP stay on immigration script?

WASHINGTON — After declaring President Barack Obama’s new policy on deportations “null and void,” House Republicans are ready to fund the federal government before a Thursday deadline without additional immigration-related controversy, adjourn for the year and await a new, GOP-controlled ...

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