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Emotions over trade agenda roil Senate, delay action

WASHINGTON — Emotional disagreements over trade erupted in Congress on Wednesday, when a liberal senator delayed a committee’s likely endorsement of a top trade priority for President Barack Obama. The day began with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, ...

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Trafficking deal clears path for attorney general vote

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders announced a deal Tuesday that should clear the way for the long-stalled vote on President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee. The agreement aims to solve a dispute over abortion that had delayed passage of a once-popular ...

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Obama order creates new cybersanctions program

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage. The latter category could include state-owned corporations in ...

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Sentence may be reduced in Obama threat case

Associated Press

The case of a Rochester woman convicted of threatening to kill President Barack Obama is being sent back to U.S. District Court to determine if her sentence should be reduced. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on ...

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White House upset about Lynch confirmation delay

WASHINGTON — The White House blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday for holding up confirmation of President Barack Obama’s pick for attorney general, arguing the “unconscionable delay” was a stain on the Kentucky Republican’s leadership. McConnell warned over ...

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