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In Congress, a harder line on illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON — The end of the year means a turnover of House control from Democratic to Republican and, with it, Congress’ approach to immigration. In a matter of weeks, Congress will go from trying to help young, illegal immigrants become ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Obama in the briar patch

Have Republicans thrown President Barack Obama into the briar patch? Have they done just what he wanted them to do — make it possible to give the economy the stimulus it would not get in the new, deficit-preoccupied Congress? He’s ...

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Senate acts; Keeping tax rates intact up to House

WASHINGTON — The Senate Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a sweeping tax package that would save millions of Americans thousands of dollars in higher taxes while also reducing their Social Security taxes and extending jobless benefits. The $858 billion package now goes ...

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Election results’ big impact on law, lawyers

WASHINGTON — In the recent midterm elections, voters gave Republicans control of the House and slimmed the Democrats’ majority margin in the Senate. Those results could have a big impact on legislation affecting attorneys in a host of areas. Employment ...

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Obama joke about Slurpee Summit inspires 7-Eleven

Is President Barack Obama willing to risk Slurpee brainfreeze as he grapples with political gridlock? A strange but real possibility. The president’s campaign-trail attack on Republicans as Slurpee-sipping do-nothings boomeranged on him the day after the GOP won the House ...

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