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GOP embraces showdown over oil pipeline, tax cuts

Sensing a political opening, congressional Republicans are moving toward a high-stakes showdown with President Barack Obama over a plan to link fast-tracked approval... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2011

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Obama presses GOP on consumer watchdog delay

President Barack Obama is pressing congressional Republicans to approve his pick to head a new consumer watchdog office, promising he won't back down on his effort to... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2011

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House GOP introduces bill renewing payroll tax cut

House Republicans unveiled a bill Friday renewing the Social Security payroll tax cut and extending but trimming unemployment benefits but barreled toward a showdown... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2011

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GOP unveils plan for payroll tax

Pivoting to challenge President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats, House Republicans said Thursday that they would forge ahead with a payroll tax holiday bill that... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2011

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GOP leaders hope for agreement on payroll tax cut

House Republican leaders previewed legislation to extend Social Security payroll tax cuts and long-term unemployment benefits at a meeting of the rank and file... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2011

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Obama, Harper show no budge on pipeline dispute

In diplomatically polite terms, President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper remained at odds Wednesday over a proposed oil pipeline from Canada... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2011

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