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Boehner says fixing U.S. infrastructure 'critically important' 8:47pm EST

WASHINGTON - The top U.S. House of Representatives Republican said it was "critically important" to improve the country's infrastructure and said Congress is looking at options to pay for repairs, according to an interview aired Sunday night on the CBS program "60 Minutes."

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Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan

WASHINGTON - When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership." | Video

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Romney senior advisers meet in Boston to discuss 2016: source

DES MOINES - Republican Mitt Romney's senior advisers met in Boston on Friday as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee considers mounting a third run for the White House in 2016, said a person familiar with the event.

23 Jan 2015
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U.S. Senate's Hatch sees support for tax reform

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate's top tax law writer sounded determined on Friday about pursuing comprehensive tax reform, though this is viewed as unlikely by most analysts.

23 Jan 2015

Democrats set 2016 nominating convention for week of July 25

WASHINGTON - The Democratic Party will meet the week of July 25 next year to nominate its 2016 presidential contender, gathering one week after Republicans convene to pick their White House candidate.

23 Jan 2015