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Senate GOP Makes Final Push to Repeal ObamaCare

September 19, 2017 |

Senate Republicans are expressing growing hope for a final push to scuttle ObamaCare, an effort that still faces an uphill climb and just a two-week window to pass. Adding more risk, senators would be in the dark about the bill’s impact on Americans, since the Congressional Budget Office says crucial…
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Flynn ‘Rejects Request to Speak to Senate Committee’

September 13, 2017 |

Michael Flynn didn’t get his deal for immunity —so he’s apparently not talking to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sources tell CNN that the former national security adviser, who is a key figure in investigations of alleged Russian election meddling, has rejected a second request to appear before the committee. In…
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Wisconsin Senate approves $3 billion cash payment for Foxconn factory

September 13, 2017 |

The Wisconsin Senate approved nearly $ 3 billion in cash payments for Foxconn Technology Group on Tuesday.

Foxconn plans to invest as much as $ 10 billion to build a flat-screen production factory in Wisconsin that initially would have a workforce of 3,000 but the company said that could grow to 13,000….


L.A. Times – Business

Senate Unanimously Condemns White Supremacist Groups

September 12, 2017 |

They can’t agree on much—but they don’t like Nazis and the KKK. A resolution condemning white supremacist groups and the “domestic terrorist attack” in Charlottesville last month passed the Senate unanimously Monday night, the Hill reports. The measure, introduced by a bipartisan group of senators last week, calls for…
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Report: If Hatch Wants Out of Senate, Romney Wants In

September 11, 2017 |

What Joe Biden wants, Joe Biden gets—maybe. In June, the former VP had recommended to former presidential candidate Mitt Romney that the latter should run for Senate if Utah’s Orrin Hatch retires next year, as has been rumored. Now, sources tell Utah Policy that Romney is gearing up for…
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Senate committee approves two key banking regulators, including one for short-handed Fed

September 11, 2017 |

A Senate committee on Thursday approved two of President Trump’s choices for key financial regulatory posts, including one for the short-handed Federal Reserve board, despite concerns from Democrats that the nominees were too close to the industry.

Investment fund manager Randal Quarles has been…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump’s Pick Comes 2nd in GOP Senate Primary

August 16, 2017 |

Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore are headed to a Republican primary runoff to fill the US Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The two men, who represent different factions within the Alabama Republican Party, will face off in a Sept. 26 runoff,…
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