Democrats could slow passage of Puerto Rico rescue bill
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Democrats could slow passage of Puerto Rico rescue bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Tuesday faced Senate Democrats skeptical about a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, raising doubts about its fate just 10 days before the U.S. territory must make a $2 billion payment to creditors. “The question at the end of the day will be, does Congress act to … Continue reading

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US transportation secretary visiting Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is heading to Virginia to discuss transportation issues in the state. Foxx will address the Governor’s Transportation Conference at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Friday. Foxx’s remarks will mark the end of the three-day conference that also featured speeches from Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia … Continue reading

Clinton to start 2016 bid with focus on voter interaction
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Clinton to start 2016 bid with focus on voter interaction

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to launch her campaign for president sometime in the next two weeks and will initially focus on intimate events, rather than soaring speeches to big rallies, as her team looks to put her in direct contact with voters in states with early primaries or caucuses. The … Continue reading

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Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials told a House committee on Thursday that if a nuclear deal is struck with Iran, lawmakers should leave congressionally imposed sanctions in place for years. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said that sounded like part of a White House strategy to keep Congress out … Continue reading