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House Republicans to seek deep cuts in new bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican leaders in the House of Representatives want to make deep spending cuts of $4 billion as part of a stopgap bill to avert a government shutdown,…

Indiana governor says Democrats show "contempt" on union law

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Indiana House Democrats stayed away from their desks for a second day on Wednesday in an attempt to block a proposed law curbing union power, prompting Gov.…

Republican Huckabee waiting to decide 2012 run

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Mike Huckabee said on Wednesday he may wait months to decide whether to run for his party’s presidential nomination in 2012, saying there is no need…

White House: higher oil prices won’t halt recovery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Wednesday said higher oil prices caused by Middle East unrest must be monitored but would not stall the U.S. recovery, while reiterating a…

Wisconsin Assembly debates budget measure all night

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – A weary Wisconsin state Assembly on Wednesday continued debate on a Republican proposal to curb public sector union power after an all-night session that dealt with…

Nebraska winner-take-all electoral vote system debated

OMAHA, Neb (Reuters) – Nebraska will return to a winner-take-all electoral vote system if the state’s Republican lawmakers get their way. Read the full story.…

U.S. seen taking harder Libya line after evacuation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States was preparing to evacuate Americans from Libya on Wednesday and a former U.S. diplomat said Washington would likely criticize the crackdown against protests more…

U.S. sanctions Iran officials on human rights abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Treasury and State departments on Wednesday imposed sanctions against two Iranian sanctions against two Iranian government officials for human rights abuses in Iran since the June…

Obama likely to pick Shapiro as Israel ambassador

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Dan Shapiro, a top adviser who has helped craft the U.S. response to popular unrest sweeping the Middle East, to…

Americans prepare to leave Libya by ferry: State Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday it had begun processing Americans in Tripoli for evacuation to Malta aboard a chartered ferry. Read the full story.…