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9 hrs ago | Politico

House Republicans say yes to Obama

The party that's acted as a bulwark against President Barack Obama's agenda suddenly looks like it will quickly agree to some of his biggest demands. House Republicans are poised to extend the Export-Import Bank's charter well into next year, despite decrying the agency as an antiquated vestige of crony capitalism.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, Adam Smith, Democrat

12 hrs ago | Roll Call

McCarthy Suggests Post-Election Vote Authorizing Military Force

Emerging from a GOP leadership meeting Monday evening, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy signaled that, after the midterm elections, there's a decent chance the House holds a new vote authorizing military force in the Middle East. Asked during an impromptu hallway interview with a gaggle of reporters whether the House would be working on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force to combat Islamic State terrorists, McCarthy said that "after November," he thought there would be an "opportunity" to at least debate an AUMF.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Eric Cantor

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Fox News

White House presses Congress to vote now on Islamic State plan, keep US troops out of Middle East

The White House on Sunday put the pressure on Congress to vote this week in favor of President Obama's plan to destroy Islamic State by training and arming Syrians rebels, making clear that sending U.S. combat troops is not an option. "If it's not the Syrian opposition, trained and equipped by the United States, authorized by Congress and the president, a then it'll have to be U.S. troops," White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told "Fox News Sunday."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, US Senate

Fri Sep 12, 2014

ABC15.com

Fact Check: Ad attacking Kirkpatrick "sexist"

ABC15 Investigator Lauren Gilger fact checks what is being call a sexist attack ad released by the National Republican Congressional Committee. An attack ad against U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick is being called sexist.

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Related Topix: Representative Paul Gosar, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ron Paul, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick

SnoWest

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

One of the great moments in history came when an unsuspecting camper sandwiched a marshmallow and a piece of chocolate between two graham crackers-creating an American masterpiece-the s'more. The U.S. Forest Service wants Americans to make healthier S'mores by replacing the chocolate with fruit, according to a blog post meant to commemorate National Roasted Marshmallow Day .

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Chocolate, Fruits, Recipes, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Washington Post

Congress may vote on war, after all

House GOP leaders appear set to push through a measure giving President Obama the authorization and money he has requested to train Syrian rebels for the fight against ISIS - a rare display of unity between Republicans and the president. This would be separate from any measure authorizing Obama's ramping up of American military operations, which apparently isn't going to get any Congressional vote.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, Sports

Roll Call

Hoyer: Give McCarthy and Scalise 'Benefit of the Doubt' on Leadership Process

The House's inability to pass an emergency border funding bill last month left critics on both sides of the aisle wondering whether the new members of the GOP leadership team, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, can bring order to an unruly conference "I'm willing to give Mr. McCarthy and Mr. Scalise the benefit of the doubt," Hoyer said in an interview on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" program set to air in full Sunday morning.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Coast Reporter

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., left, talks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, as Congress honored victims of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, during a "Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Gold Medal Ceremony".

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

As wind power expands footprint, opposition gains strength

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, St Croix County, WI, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Daily Kos

An Unskewed Poll in AZ CD1

You all remember Young Guns? No, not Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez. No, the book written by Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and Paul Ryan about the new generation of conservative leaders.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, US Politics, Country, Young Guns, Western, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Celebrities, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Republican

Wed Sep 10, 2014

KFMB-am

Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time

Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74. The Honolulu City Council approved several measures Wednesday aimed at moving homeless people out of tourist hotspots in Hawaii, including one that bans sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the popular Waikiki area.

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Related Topix: Honolulu, HI, Weather, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

Reuters

SUMMIT-U.S. exporters wary of short-term Ex-Im extension

U.S. businesses that rely on the Export-Import Bank for financing are uneasy about a Republican plan for a nine-month extension of the bank's charter, fearing uncertainty about the lender's future could put them at a disadvantage against overseas competitors. Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit on Wednesday that, although he did not want to pre-judge the decision by lawmakers, the norm had been five-year extensions.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Texas, Barack Obama

Cybercast News Service

Reid calls for vote on training Syrian rebels

In the run-up to a presidential address, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Wednesday for a quick pre-election vote to approve the administration's request to train and equip Syrian rebels fighting terrorists seeking an Islamic state in the Middle East. House Republicans offered no commitment, although Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said at midafternoon, "We stand ready to listen and work with the president to confront this growing threat."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Senator Dan Coats

Salon

GOP leader breaks promise to Tea Party: Why Kevin McCarthy has a terrible job

McCarthy said he'd let the Export-Import bank die this month -- but the realities of governing forced him to renege Being the majority leader of a major political party is a terrible job that no normal person would ever want. That's particularly true of the Republican Party, which is divided and unruly to the point of being completely ungovernable.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Tea Party, Eric Cantor

Peach Pundit

John Barrow and the lonely middle

John Barrow has represented the 12th district in Congress since 2005. He's clearly done right by his constituents because they've sent him back five times already.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Barrow, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, Republican, John Boehner, Representative Steve Scalise

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 2-House Republicans near accord on short-term extension of Ex-Im Bank

Republican leaders in the House of Representatives edged closer on Tuesday to an agreement for a short-term extension of the U.S. Export-Import bank's charter that would grant a temporary reprieve for the export leader. House Speaker John Boehner said after a meeting with Republican lawmakers that he was working with Representative Jeb Hensarling, a key opponent of the bank, who now "thinks a temporary extension of the Export-Import bank is in order."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Sessions, Representative John Fleming, John Boehner

Government Executive

Republicans Mum on ISIL Until They Can Attack Obama's Plan

Republican congressional leaders are deflecting the tough questions about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria until they hear President Obama's plan for defeating the terrorist group. House Speaker John Boehner was repeatedly pressed by reporters Tuesday about whether he believes U.S. ground troops are needed in the Middle East and whether Congress needed to authorize an expanded military campaign.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Jack Kingston, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Mitch McConnell

Daily Kos

Clean CR? Magic 8-Ball Says: Fuhgeddaboudit

If redstate.com's Erick Erickson is to be believed, Congress' brief September Sojourn in DC will be anything but the low-key and uneventful layover advertised. Republicans have been telling themselves and the electorate that the very best thing for their mid-term prospects will be to slither in, pass a clean continuing resolution to keep things humming, then beat it out of town until election day.

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Related Topix: 8 Ball, The Gao, Video Games, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Roll Call

Kevin McCarthy Pledges Return to Regular Order | Procedural Politics

Newly minted House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., began his first day on the job promising committee process, regular order and civility - a good start and tall order. In his Aug. 1 Washington Post op-ed, the California Republican observed that committees "act as idea factories for policies from both sides, and as majority leader I will commit to the committee process and regular order."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, California, California Government, Washington Post, Publishing

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Hensarling, some businesses at odds over Export-Import Bank

Itac Systems, a small Garland-based computer accessories company, sells just over $100,000 worth of products overseas each year. It relies on the Export-Import Bank of the United States for almost all of its international business.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Small Business, Personal Finance, Representative Steve Scalise

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