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3 years 1 day ago

Debt negotiations underway at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House officials and congressional Republicans are discussing a potential agreement that could end their bitter debt limit showdown. The hope is that a deal can be completed by Tuesday to avert a possible government default. Officials speaking on condition of anonymity say the White House and...

4 years 6 months ago

Democratic leaders make health bill push

President Barack Obama and the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate say they have made "significant progress" toward reaching a final health care deal. The president joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a written statement following daylong talks Wednesday among senior Democratic leaders...

4 years 7 months ago

Showdown vote nears on importing low-cost drugs

Lawmakers working on the health care overhaul are set to debate a measure that would allow importation of low-cost prescription drugs from Canada and other countries. It's a measure the Obama administration opposes, along with the pharmaceutical industry. As a candidate, Obama supported the idea. But as president, he needs...

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