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US House to Vote on Contempt Charges Against Attorney General

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. House of Representatives is to vote Thursday on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for refusing to turn over documents related to a botched gun-running operation. The vote would be the first such action in U.S. history against a sitting attorney general, the head of the U.S. Justice Department. The […]

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House Panel Holds Attorney General in Contempt of Congress

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. House panel has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents on a failed gun running scheme. The panel voted along party lines Wednesday — with 23 Republicans voting for contempt and 17 Democrats opposing. The entire House of Representatives will take up the […]

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US Lawmaker: Iran May Have Hundreds of Hezbollah Operatives in United States

Posted March 21st, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Peter King, said the Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah may have hundreds of operatives based in the United States, and he said Hezbollah, and not al-Qaida, poses the greatest terrorist threat to Americans. King held a hearing Wednesday with former government officials testifying. VOA congressional correspondent Cindy […]

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US Congress Members Receive Threatening Letters

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Threatening letters — sent with a “suspicious powdery substance” — have been sent to the offices of three members of the U.S. Congress. Law enforcement authorities said Wednesday they had tested the substance and found it harmless. But in an e-mail to congressional staffers, Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer warned more letters may be on the […]

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US House to Vote on Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 9:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives says his chamber will vote on a Senate-passed measure to extend for two months a payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of the year. A vote could come as early as Friday. House Speaker John Boehner told reporters Tuesday the short-term extension is […]

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US House to Vote on Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives says his chamber will vote on a Senate-passed measure to extend for two months a payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of the year. A vote could come as early as Friday. House Speaker John Boehner told reporters Tuesday the short-term extension is […]

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Obama Presses House on Payroll Tax Cut Extension

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is trying to increase pressure on the Republican-led House of Representatives to pass a bill extending a payroll tax cut by two months. Mr. Obama said Thursday he is ready to sign the bill into law as soon as it lands on his desk. He said expiration of the tax cut […]

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US Senate Republican Leader Calls on House to Pass Payroll Tax Extension

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a two-month extension of a payroll tax cut that the Senate approved last week. McConnell said in a statement Thursday that the House should pass the bill, which would also extend unemployment insurance and some seniors’ access to health care. […]

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President and Republicans Deadlocked Over Tax Cuts

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has spoken by phone with Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, urging House passage of a two-month extension of a payroll tax cut that the Senate approved last week. The White House released a statement Wednesday saying Mr. Obama urged passage of the extension as a stopgap measure. […]

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President and Republicans Deadlocked Over Tax Cuts

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has spoken by phone with Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, urging House passage of a two-month extension of a payroll tax cut that the Senate approved last week. The White House released a statement Wednesday saying Mr. Obama urged passage of the two-month extension as a stopgap […]

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