UK lawmakers back prime minister’s call for June 8 election
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UK lawmakers back prime minister’s call for June 8 election

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted by a resounding 522 to 13 on Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for a snap election on June 8. The result easily surpassed the two-thirds majority of the 650 lawmakers needed to trigger an early vote. There were also a number of abstentions. May says holding … Continue reading

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GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears
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GOP leaders boost pressure as health bill crunch time nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and House leaders revved up pressure Wednesday on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party’s health care overhaul bill, a drive GOP leaders concede they can’t afford to lose. A day before the House planned votes on the measure, Trump and top Republicans … Continue reading

Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules
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Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans are moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s rules on the environment, gun ownership and financial disclosure as they look to reverse years of what they see as excessive government regulation during the Democrat’s presidency. House Republicans are expected to vote Wednesday, Feb. 2, to scuttle a new regulation … Continue reading

Congress overwhelmingly backs 5-year transportation bill
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Congress overwhelmingly backs 5-year transportation bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of stymied efforts to address the nation’s aging and congested highways and transit systems, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday — a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects, safety improvements and union demands to gain overwhelming support. The bill was approved 359 … Continue reading

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Greek premier proclaims end to austerity in policy statement

  ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras set his leftist government on a collision course with Greece’s creditors Sunday, proclaiming an end to the era of austerity and “five years of bailout barbarity.” Tsipras presented his government’s policy statement to Greek lawmakers which included, as he had forewarned, all the promises … Continue reading