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House OKs GOP bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds

WASHINGTON — A divided House voted Friday to block Planned Parenthood’s federal funds for a year, as Republican leaders tried to keep GOP outrage over abortion from spiraling into an impasse with President Barack Obama that could shut down the ...

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House goes on record against Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House cast largely symbolic votes on Friday against the Iran nuclear deal and sought to restrict President Barack Obama’s authority to lift sanctions against Tehran, one day after the Senate ensured that the administration can implement ...

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House backs bill to block EPA power plant rule

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House moved Thursday to block President Barack Obama’s plan to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, an election-year strike at the White House aimed at portraying Obama as a job killer. Ten coal-state or Southern ...

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House gives FHA flexibility on reverse mortgages

WASHINGTON — The House has approved a bill giving the Federal Housing Administration the power to make quick fixes to its financially-troubled reverse mortgage program. The measure lets the agency make changes to the program using mortgage letters rather than ...

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Brooks announces campaign team

Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks on Wednesday announced the team who will join her campaign to represent Monroe County in the House of Representatives.  “I am honored to have a talented and experienced team join my campaign to show our ...

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House approves line-item veto for president

WASHINGTON — House Republicans put aside their usual antipathy toward President Barack Obama on Wednesday to give the president, and his successors, the line-item veto, a constitutionally questionable power over the purse that long has been sought by presidents of ...

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House extends aviation programs

WASHINGTON — The House has approved a temporary extension of Federal Aviation Administration programs, avoiding a shutdown of the agency as lawmakers work out their last remaining differences on a long-term plan. A bill to extend FAA programs through Feb. ...

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House, Senate at odds over payroll tax cut

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate barreled toward a collision Monday over some of the chief ingredients of President Barack Obama’s recipe for reviving the economy, with tax increases and jobless benefit cuts awaiting millions of Americans on New Year’s ...

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