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House bars moving Guantanamo detainees to U.S. soil

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation to prohibit moving terrorism suspects from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay to U.S. soil, a blow to President…

House passes "Dream Act" immigration bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives approved a controversial measure on Wednesday providing a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who came to the United States before age 16.…

Speculation persists about Bloomberg’s political plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg denied again on Wednesday he would run for president but his latest critique of the U.S. political system has stirred new…

House passes slimmed-down spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives Wednesday approved a slimmed-down spending bill that funds many of President Barack Obama’s top priorities but denies him billions of additional dollars he…

Senate acts to stop Medicare doctors pay cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate on Wednesday agreed to avert a 25 percent pay cut for doctors treating patients covered by the Medicare health program for the elderly. Read more…

Food-safety overhaul rides on funding bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The biggest overhaul of the U.S. food safety system in decades took a major step toward becoming law on Wednesday when House Democratic leaders folded it into…

Bloomberg comments stir more political speculation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest critique of the U.S. political system on Wednesday stirred renewed debate whether the independent billionaire may mount a third-party run…

Tax deal moves forward despite doubts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A plan by President Barack Obama to broadly extend tax cuts moved forward on Wednesday despite opposition from his own Democrats and fear in bond markets of…

Canada and U.S. to sign border, security deal: report

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada and the United States are working on a new security and trade deal that would allow people and goods to flow more easily between the two…

Senate removes Louisiana judge from office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to convict Federal District Court Judge G. Thomas Porteous of impeachment charges and remove him from the bench, the first such…