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Surprise! Republicans want fewer regulations; Democrats want more!

House Republicans launched a tirade Wednesday at Obama administration regulations, reversing what had been an unusual display of unity hours earlier at the president’s State of the Union speech. In one of the first hearings of the Republican-run Congress, GOP lawmakers accused unelected administration bureaucrats of issuing rules that cost American jobs. Democrats insisted those same regulations protected public health and the environment, saved the U.S. auto industry and lessened dependence on foreign oil. The sole witness before the House Energy and Commerce investigative subcommittee, administration regulation chief Cass Sunstein, reminded Republicans that “job creation is in the first sentence”
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Giffords ready to start full rehab

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Wednesday left intensive care for the first time since she was shot in the head in Arizona more than two weeks ago, the latest big step in the long road to recovery. With her progress moving at “lightning speed,” doctors had the Arizona lawmaker moved to TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital, where she immediately began therapy that could last several months. Doctors said she will have a valve inserted into her breathing tube to help her talk. When asked if the congresswoman was able to speak, neurosurgeon Dr. Dong Kim said, “we can say that her speech
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