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  • Cornyn expects U.S. House to pass 'skinnied-down' border bill  - (Posted 11 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. Senate, said on Sunday he expected the House of Representatives to pass a "skinnied-down" emergency funding bill this week to deal with a surge of migrant children at the southwestern U.S. border.
  • Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow: Pentagon intel chief  - (Posted 1 days ago at Reuters)
    ASPEN Colorado (Reuters) - A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict.
  • Limited review finds White House political office was within law  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A limited review found the White House's political office appears to be operating within the law, a federal oversight agency said amid a congressional probe into whether taxpayer money has been used by the Obama administration for political purposes.
  • U.S. lawmaker urges halt to Ex-Im deals in Russia  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A conservative U.S. lawmaker called on Friday for the Export-Import Bank to halt deals with Russia, but a U.S. company warned that a broader proposal to close the export credit agency would stymie a project that is helping to wean Ukraine off Russian energy.
  • Trading power lunches for canned tuna in U.S. minimum wage bid  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was 4:25 p.m. and all Representative Tim Ryan had eaten so far were the few peanuts he foraged in a U.S. Capitol cloakroom.
  • Obama tells Central American leaders most children will go home  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay.
  • House panel set for Tuesday vote on Fed transparency bill  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House Financial Services Committee said on Friday that it will vote on a bill next week aimed at bringing more transparency to the Federal Reserve, including the controversial requirement of adopting a rules-based approach to its policy.
  • Cellphone unlocking bill clears U.S. House, heads to Obama  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation on Friday to give mobile-phone users the right to 'unlock' their devices and use them on competitors' wireless networks, something that is now technically illegal.
  • Special counsel says White House political office acted within law  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House's political office did not engage in illegal partisan activity, a federal oversight agency said following a congressional hearing to probe whether taxpayer money has been used by the Obama administration for political purposes.
  • U.S. House votes overwhelmingly for say on Obama's Iraq decisions  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Friday for a resolution that would bar President Barack Obama from sending U.S. troops for any "sustained combat role" in Iraq without congressional authorization.
  • House report blasts Eisenhower Memorial as 'five-star folly,' cites costs  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The troubled Eisenhower Memorial designed by celebrity architect Frank Gehry is a "five-star folly" plagued by rising costs, construction delays and design problems, congressional investigators said on Friday.
  • Army War College probes plagiarism claims against Montana senator  - (Posted 3 days ago at Reuters)
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Army War College has opened an inquiry into accusations that Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat now facing a tough election challenge, plagiarized parts of a research paper tied to a master’s degree he earned from the school.
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