Republicans announce nine presidential debates

Rubric: Republicans | 17 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Republicans announce nine presidential debates

Follow “Jamie DupreeCORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican National Committee is announcing plans to hold nine presidential primary debates, with the first just seven months away. Republican presidential contenders vying for the 2016 nomination will debate early — but not as often — according to a schedule rolled out by the national party Friday. In an effort to streamline the nomination process, the RNC is limiting debates while also spreading them around the country and on different TV networks. RNC Chairman Reince Preibus has been openly critical of the “ridiculous” 2012 debate schedule, which included between 20 and 30 Republican faceoffs that allowed the candidates ...

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Republicans make plans to hold 9 presidential debates

Rubric: Republicans | 17 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Republicans make plans to hold 9 presidential debates

Follow “Jamie DupreeRepublican presidential contenders vying for the 2016 nomination will debate early — but not as often — according to a schedule rolled out by the national party Friday.WASHINGTON – Today, at the Republican National Committee (RNC) Winter Meeting in San Diego, California, the RNC announced that it has sanctioned nine debates from August 2015 through March 1, 2016. RNC Chairman Reince Preibus has been openly critical of the “ridiculous” 2012 debate schedule, which included between 20 and 30 Republican faceoffs that allowed the candidates — including eventual nominee Mitt Romney — to bloody each other in advance of the general election. ...

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House Republicans vote to block Obama’s immigration actions

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House Republicans vote to block Obama’s immigration actions

House Republicans vote to stop Obama’s immigration actions. The Republican-led House of Representatives has voted to overturn President Obama’s orders from November protecting millions of illegal immigrants from deportation.WASHINGTON (AP) — The 271-154 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a bill that would ease the landmark 2010 law known as Dodd-Frank that reins in banks and Wall Street.WASHINGTON — The House on Wednesday voted to undo major provisions of President Obama’s immigration policy, approving legislation that would revoke legal protections for millions of undocumented immigrants. Setting up a fight in the Senate, House Republicans also voted to unpick a 2012 policy ...

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House Republicans pass amendments that undo Obama’s immigration …

Rubric: Republicans | 14 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
House Republicans pass amendments that undo Obama’s immigration …

House GOP vote to gut immigration actions. Barack Obama unveiled new cybersecurity measures on Tuesday amid warnings from privacy campaigners about unnecessarily “broad legal immunity” that could put personal information at risk in the wake of attacks like the Sony Pictures hack. WASHINGTON — The House has passed legislation to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration actions and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as children. Despite a White House veto threat, Republicans attached language blocking Obama’s immigration initiatives to legislation providing nearly $40 billion to finance the Homeland Security Department through the rest of the ...

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House Republicans face tricky balance in Wednesday’s immigration vote

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House Republicans face tricky balance in Wednesday’s immigration vote

House GOP takes broad aim at Obama on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio tells reporters on Tuesday that the chamber will pass a budget for the Department of Homeland Security that also will block some of President Obama’s immigration policies.WASHINGTON — The House has passed legislation to overturn President Barack Obama’s immigration actions and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as children. House Republicans voted to try to block President Barack Obama from easing the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, including those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Capitol Police officer, right, walks to the House chamber ...

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Some House Republicans Wary of GOP Plan to Roll Back Obama Immigration …

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Some House Republicans Wary of GOP Plan to Roll Back Obama Immigration …

House Dem says the Republican Party will disappear if it defunds Obama’s immigration plan. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by a U.S. WASHINGTON — In a broad assault on one of President Barack Obama’s top domestic priorities, Republicans pushed legislation toward House passage Wednesday that would overturn his immigration policies and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as kids.Demonstrators march from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters to the White House to demand that President Barack Obama halt deportations in August. Despite a White House veto threat, Republicans were poised to attach language blocking Obama’s ...

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Republicans press attacks on Obama agenda

Rubric: Republicans | 14 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Republicans press attacks on Obama agenda

House takes broad aim at Obama on immigration. President Obama will push the FCC to overturn state laws preventing cities and towns from building their own high-speed broadband networks when he visits Cedar Falls, Iowa, on Wednesday President Barack Obama will push the Federal Communications Commission to overturn state laws that prevent cities and towns from building their own high-speed broadband networks on Wednesday in Cedar Falls, Iowa, officials said Tuesday.WASHINGTON — Defiant congressional Republicans attacked President Obama’s agenda from all sides Tuesday, ignoring veto threats and pushing bills to uproot his policies on immigration and Wall Street, to force approval of energy ...

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What to watch for as Republicans gather for winter meeting

Rubric: Republicans | 14 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
What to watch for as Republicans gather for winter meeting

Conservatives cheer on Romney as establishment field grows. Three high-profile Republicans from the party’s mainstream are suddenly competing for the same group of elite donors and staffing talent with Mitt Romney’s launching a third run for president in 2016 elections. WASHINGTON — In private meetings and phone conversations, Mitt Romney has begun to answer the biggest question looming over his potential entry into the 2016 presidential contest.WASHINGTON — When Republicans gathered at the Oklahoma Capitol this week for the state inauguration, talk turned to Mitt Romney’s desire to pursue a third presidential bid. And that list — Romney, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former ...

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Obama and Republicans State Cases on ISIS Effort

Rubric: Republicans | 14 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Obama and Republicans State Cases on ISIS Effort

AZ cops support Obama on immigration. The cops are not on the side of Republicans when it comes to immigration. WASHINGTON — President Obama told congressional Republicans on Tuesday that he would work with them to hammer out the text of legislation to authorize the American military operation against the Islamic State, setting the stage for a wide-ranging debate over the use of force in Iraq and Syria.In a YouTube video released by the White House on Tuesday, President Obama speaks to the importance of fast broadband Internet service, and announces his intention to make it accessible to more Americans as a means by which to strengthen the U.S. economy. “One of the things that I’m going ...

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Split On Mitt: Capitol Hill Republicans Can’t Decide On a Romney Rerun

Rubric: Republicans | 14 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Split On Mitt: Capitol Hill Republicans Can’t Decide On a Romney Rerun

7 things you didn’t read today (but should have). You’d think with all of the talk of Mitt Romney considering another presidential run in 2016, that would be good news for Eric Hartsburg, the Indiana man who still has Romney’s 2012 campaign logo tattooed on his face. “He’s going to say something later on to mess it up,” he said. “You are waiting for him to shoot himself in the foot.FORMER Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife reached out to former staff and supporters in key states over the weekend, making contact just hours after shocking many by signalling interest in a third run for the White House. McCain finally has the only job in Washington, other than ...

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