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Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama's political base 20 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama's liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S. Senate.

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House Republican leaders holding up immigration reform: Obama

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Thursday called on the U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, which he said was being blocked by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives.

U.S. 17 Apr 2014
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Two justices say high court will likely rule on NSA programs

WASHINGTON - Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities.

17 Apr 2014

U.S. appeals court rejects latest challenge to Wisconsin union law

WASHINGTON - A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected the latest challenge to a Wisconsin law that restricts the power of public-sector unions.

18 Apr 2014
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Obama budget would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits: CBO

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, cutting deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday.

U.S. 17 Apr 2014