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Amid Roiled Landscape Of Border Politics, Obama's Plans May Change

The White House's request for more funds on immigration could get a congressional vote soon. Meanwhile, the border crisis is complicating Obama's plan to take unilateral action to ease deportations.
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Lawmakers Call For GM's Top Lawyer To Step Down

Delphi, the company that made the defective ignition switch in General Motors vehicles, has stayed out of the harsh glare in the recall scandal. But that changed Thursday, as Delphi's CEO joined GM CEO Mary Barra and GM's top lawyer for a grilling on Capitol Hill.
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Senate Re-Authorizes Government's Role In Terrorism Insurance

The Senate has voted to reauthorize terrorism risk insurance, to help businesses stay solvent in the event of attacks. The bill faces a tougher road in the House, where some Republicans want to reduce the potential price tag for taxpayers.
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Australia Repeals An Unpopular Tax On Carbon Emissions

The tax was imposed on about 350 of the nation's top polluters under the country's previous center-left government.
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Effort To Block Marijuana Law Won't Survive Senate, Norton Says

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton expects D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization bill to survive, once it moves from the House to the more friendly waters of the U.S. Senate.

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The GOP Now Likes Community Organizing (If It Wins Elections)

Yes, Republicans plan to use technology to get out voters in the midterms much like President Obama used it in 2012. But he was Sputnik to their planned moon landing, an official said.
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Maryland Democrats Talk Unity After Electoral Slugging Match

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown handily won the state's Democratic gubernatorial primary, but only after tough campaign that involved lots of name-calling — something the party tried to put aside at a unity breakfast.

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Kerry Accuses Senate Of Hobbling American Diplomacy

Secretary of State John Kerry argues the Senate confirmation process is broken, leaving the administration without ambassadors to about 50 countries. Most of them are career foreign service officers.
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Proposal To Allow State Tolls On Interstates Hits Roadblocks

President Obama has proposed allowing states to collect tolls on interstate highways as a way of raising funds to pay for reconstructing those roads. Most of the interstate system is toll free.
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Treasury Secretary Calls For Corporate Tax Code Overhaul

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is asking U.S. companies to show their patriotism by resisting the temptation to reduce their tax bill by moving abroad. He was interviewed by CNBC on Wednesday.

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