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8 hrs ago | Politico

Dems target 30 House GOPers

House Democrats are rolling out a new strategy to target 30 House Republicans on immigration reform during the two-week congressional recess, marking a last-ditch effort to force GOP action on a legislative overhaul.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Representative Joe Garcia, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Hill

How lawmakers are spending spring break

It's a two-week period that gives lawmakers a chance to reconnect with family and constituents before a typically heavier workload hits in the early summer.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, John Boehner, Senator Mike Lee

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Seattle Gay News

Seventh Republican backs ENDA - Americans for Workplace Opportunity...

'In the workplace, in 2014, we should judge employees the way we would want to be judged - based on our qualifications, our contributions and by our character, period.'

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Related Topix: Representative Leonard Lance, US Politics, Jim Gerlach, Frank LoBiondo, US News, Representative Mike Coffman, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Miami Herald

Progress report on Haiti from S. Florida Members of Congress

Two weeks ago, we returned from a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Haiti.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Central America, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frederica Wilson, Democrat, Drugs

EDGE

And Coffman Makes Seven: ENDA Gains One New GOP Co-Sponsor

The Employment Non Discrimination Act , currently stalled in the Republican lead House of Representatives due to lack of support by Speaker John Boehner and GOP lawmakers, gained a new ally Wednesday when Colorado Repubican Rep. Mike Coffman announced his support for the legislation.

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Related Topix: Representative Leonard Lance, US Politics, Frank LoBiondo, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jim Gerlach, John Boehner, Representative Mike Coffman

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Politico

Pelosi's immigration reform road show

Nancy Pelosi is harnessing the same level of energy to push immigration reform that she brought to her biggest legislative achievement when she ran the House: the health care overhaul.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Luis Gutierrez, Republican

Washington Times

Despite trade concerns, Taiwan remains a linchpin in U.S. posturing on China

Thirty-five years after President Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act obligating the U.S. to give the island the means to defend itself against an attack by China , ties today between Washington and Taipei are at an all-time high.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Politico

Billionaires push GOP on gay rights

Republican billionaires Paul Singer and Seth Klarman are supporting gay rights activists in a $2.2 million campaign to get the Republican-controlled House to extend workplace protections to the LGBT community.

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Related Topix: Representative Tom Reed, Representative Leonard Lance, US Politics, Frank LoBiondo, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jim Gerlach

Ventura County Star

Immigration reform tour heads to Washington today

The Fast 4 Families 30-state bus tour advocating comprehensive immigration reform that left Los Angeles on Feb. 24 is expected to make its final stop on the National Mall Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, National Mall, US National Parks, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WMDT

'Cuban Twitter' _overtly political, poking Castros

Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Fidel Castro, US House of Representatives, Representative Albio Sires, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Republican

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

When Holder Says Congress Can Reclassify Marijuana If It Wants, Is He ...

On Friday, testifying before a subcommitttee of the House Appropriations Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder said he would be "be more than glad to...work with Congress if there is a desire to look at and re-examine how [marijuana] is scheduled."

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law

Switched

Why Rick Scott Has A Hispanic Problem -- And Why It's Not Going Away

Worried about his standing among Florida's Hispanic voters in the wake of turmoil over a major Hispanic fundraiser, Gov. Rick Scott is working to resolve image problems in a key segment of the electorate.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

ETaiwanNews.com

President to discuss foreign relations with U.S. scholars, lawmaker

During the April 9 video conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies , Ma will deliver a speech on Taipei-Washington relations and Taiwan's role in the Asian region's security and economy, the ministry said in a statement.

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Related Topix: World News, Taiwan, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Modesto Bee

New push on immigration bill causes GOP rift

Republican advocates of loosening immigration laws are moving to attach the measure to the annual defense policy bill.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, John Boehner

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Cuban-Americans react to secret Twitter project

Cuban-Americans are divided over the revelation by The Associated Press that the U.S. government spent millions of dollars to secretly create a "Cuban Twitter" designed to undermine the island's communist government.

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Related Topix: Fidel Castro, Blog News, University of Denver, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Free Republic

How badly must Republicans lose for immigration reform to win?

Immigration reform looks to be dead. Again. With the 2014 midterms bearing down and House Republicans standing pat, activists who pushed hard to get a bill passed in this session of Congress are making valedictory speeches about their efforts and looking to the future.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Jeff Flake, Lamar Smith

Mon Mar 31, 2014

The Miami Herald

Haiti elections top priority for South Florida congressional lawmakers

South Florida congressional lawmakers say they plan to closely monitor a Tuesday vote in Haiti's Senate that will help determine if long-overdue elections take place this year.

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Related Topix: Haiti, World News, Central America, US Politics, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Frederica Wilson, Democrat

St. Petersburg Times

Rick Scott: Obama's 'not caring about Venezuela'

Gov. Rick Scott met Monday with Venezuelan activists who are becoming increasingly frustrated with President Obama's relative silence about crackdowns on protesters in the South American country.

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Related Topix: Rick Scott, US Governors, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Star Tribune

Dem push for health law rooted in demographics

While much of America was upset about the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, most Democrats in Congress were still willing to give the law a chance to work.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Marc Veasey, Democrat, Xavier Becerra

Fri Mar 28, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Florida congressional representatives visit Haiti

A bipartisan delegation of South Florida's congressional representatives is visiting Haiti.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Frederica Wilson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Republican

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