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Christie's wife quits Wall Street job amid speculation he will seek White House 4:48pm EDT

- Mary Pat Christie, the wife of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, resigned from her Wall Street job, his spokesman confirmed, as her husband contemplates a run for the White House in 2016.

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House speaker tells Obama to 'get serious' about defeating Islamic State

WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday said President Barack Obama must "get serious" about a strategy to defeat Islamic State militants before Congress would consider approving a new military force authorization.

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FEC decision may allow more foreign money in U.S. votes, critics say

NEW YORK - The Federal Election Commission has declined to investigate the funding of a campaign to defeat a Los Angeles County ballot initiative by an international conglomerate, raising fears among campaign finance reform advocates that foreign funds may flood into U.S. elections.

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Obama to Democratic trade critics: 'I take that personally'

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama fought back on Thursday against the biggest domestic obstacle to the Pacific trade pact he wants to conclude before he leaves office: the trade skeptics in his own Democratic party.

Elizabeth Warren 23 Apr 2015
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Boehner says would welcome deal to ease U.S. spending caps

WASHINGTON - Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he would welcome a bipartisan negotiating effort to ease statutory caps on military and domestic spending similar to a deal reached in 2013 after a government shutdown.

23 Apr 2015