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Cuomo says New York in crisis, rules out tax hikes

ALBANY, New York (Reuters) – Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the state of New York in crisis on Wednesday, proposing solutions long championed by Republicans to control a soaring budget deficit, overhaul Medicaid and reform a dysfunctional government. Read the full story from Reuters
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Republicans take over House, soften cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans took power in the House of Representatives on Wednesday with promises of a leaner, more accountable government but softened a pledge of deep and immediate spending cuts that helped them win November’s election. Read the full story from Reuters
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Obama’s press spokesman Robert Gibbs to leave

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, one of President Barack Obama’s closest aides, said on Wednesday he will resign and become an outside adviser for Obama’s re-election campaign in a major staff shake-up. Read the full story from Reuters
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Reconsider health repeal, officials urge Boehner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration warned House Republicans on Wednesday that any move to repeal the sweeping healthcare overhaul passed last year would erase critical consumer protections and set the nation back on course toward skyrocketing health costs. Read the full story from Reuters
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