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Chinese President: Corruption Could be Fatal to Communist Party

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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China’s outgoing President Hu Jintao warned that corruption could prove fatal to the Communist Party’s grip on power, as he addressed the opening of a pivotal congress that will usher in a new generation of Chinese leaders. “Opposing corruption, and building an honest and clean government is a clear stance the party has been adhering […]

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Chinese President: Corruption Could be Fatal to Communist Party

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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China’s outgoing President Hu Jintao warned that corruption could prove fatal to the Communist Party’s grip on power, as he addressed the opening of a pivotal congress that will usher in a new generation of Chinese leaders. Speaking to more than 2,000 delegates inside Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, President Hu said the party […]

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Balance of Power Remains Unchanged in US Congress

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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While a few congressional seats changed hands in U.S. elections Tuesday, the balance of power in Congress remains the same, with Democrats in control of the Senate, and Republicans keeping their majority in the House of Representatives. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said now that the election is over, it is time to put politics […]

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Balance of Power Remains Unchanged in US Congress

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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While a few congressional seats changed hands in U.S. elections Tuesday, the balance of power in Congress remains the same, with Democrats in control of the Senate, and Republicans keeping their majority in the House of Representatives. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said now that the election is over, it is time to put politics […]

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Balance of Power in Congress Shows Little Change

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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While a few Congressional seats changed hands in U.S. elections Tuesday, the power balance in the Senate and the House of Representatives remains largely the same. In the Senate, Democrats picked up at least one seat, and Republicans lost one — meaning the 2013 Senate will have at least 51 Democrats, at least 44 Republicans, […]

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Balance of Power in Congress Shows Little Change

Posted November 7th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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While a few Congressional seats changed hands in U.S. elections Tuesday, the power balance between the Senate and the House of Representatives remains largely the same. In the Senate, Democrats picked up at least one seat, and Republicans lost one — meaning the 2013 Senate will have at least 51 Democrats, at least 44 Republicans, […]

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US House Approves Extension of All Bush-Era Tax Cuts

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation that will maintain tax cuts for all Americans regardless of income, setting up an election-year standoff with President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats. The measure approved Wednesday by a vote of 256-to-171 would extend the breaks passed during tenure of former President George W. Bush. The […]

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US Health Care Law Faces Repeal Vote in Congress

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will hold a vote Wednesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the new national health care reform law. The vote is taking place two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law, the signature domestic achievement of President Barack Obama’s tenure. The court ruled that the key part […]

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House Holds Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents about a failed gun running scheme between the United States and Mexico. The vote was along party lines, with 255 House members voting in favor and 67 opposing it. But most Democratic […]

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House Holds Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress

Posted June 28th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents about a failed gun running scheme. The vote was generally along party lines, with 255 House members voting in favor and 67 opposing it. But most Democratic House members walked out of […]

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