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Capitol Hill is accustomed to bitter partisanship. But eight U.S. senators — four Democrats and four Republicans — just stood shoulder-to-shoulder to introduce a sweeping immigration reform bill. This so-called "Gang of Eight" is comprised of...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON—Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker has Sen. Dick Durbin’s support to become Commerce Secretary, but Sen. Mark Kirk is on the fence. Kirk, an Illinois Republican, told the Tribune on Monday that while he had met recently with...
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ReutersBy Caren Bohan WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - The technology industry and organized labor are locked in a fight that threatens to complicate the U.S. Senate's immigration bill. At the heart of the debate is whether there is a shortage of Americans...
Reuters* Conservative Tea Party groups rally on Capitol Hill * Ousted IRS chief to testify before House panel on Friday * Republican McConnell alleges 'government intimidation' (Adds details, background) By Jeff Mason and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, May...
ReutersPresident Barack Obama on Thursday chose a White House budget official to lead the beleaguered Internal Revenue Service and vowed to ensure that the tax-collection agency will not single out any more groups based on their political beliefs. Danny Werfel,...
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of House members announced a deal Thursday on sweeping immigration legislation, a breakthrough that could boost chances for one of President Barack Obama's top second-term priorities. It came after months of...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill struggled on Wednesday to satisfy technology companies that want greater leeway to hire high-skilled foreign workers. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York took the lead...
Belleville News-DemocratThe U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a measure sponsored by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, to boost efforts to maintain commercial river traffic during droughts and floods. Durbin's proposal would authorize a study of the entire Mississippi...
The Senate Judiciary Committee amended the sweeping immigration bill Tuesday to tighten student visa rules in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. The committee, which is trying to get through the 844-page bill by the end of the week, also...
Daily Gazette, Sterling, Ill.Jackie Payne, owner of Bushel Basket Candle Co. at Northland Mall, opposes federal legislation that would empower states to collect sales taxes from Internet purchases. Her shop started online a dozen years ago and still does much business through the...
MISSOURI BUDGET Mo. Senate panel backs funding for First Steps JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Senate panel had endorsed a new funding source for a program that serves developmentally disabled children. A Senate health committee amended a...
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Six federal marshals have been honored for bravery for their actions during a 2011 St. Louis gunfight that killed one of their own, along with a drug suspect they were looking to arrest. U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, U.S....
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