249 results for "Franco Ordonez"

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    Obama calls for end to ‘manufactured’ crises

    President Barack Obama applauded the return of federal workers Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown, calling for an end to the partisan rift that he said “inflicted completely unnecessary damage” on the U.S. economy.

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 5:51 PM

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    In the Carolinas, GOP divide is pronounced

    In the fight over the government shutdown, two North Carolina members of Congress have found themselves caught in the middle.

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM

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    Behind the scenes, business leaders press for immigration overhaul

    While the immigration debate has been put on the back burner in Washington, national and local business heavyweights have been working behind the scenes – and using their financial might – to press House Republicans to bring legisla...

    Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM

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    North Carolina’s GOP lawmakers urge unity in showdown

    It was Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican freshman from North Carolina, who rallied GOP conservatives in the House by pushing them to tie defunding of the health care law to passage of a federal spending bill.Republican Reps. Renee Ellmers of Dunn...

    Friday, October 4, 2013 at 6:26 PM

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    At WWII Memorial, veterans pay tribute but question closure

    A half-dozen members of Congress clamored in front of cameras to push aside a barricade at the World War II Memorial, where nearly 200 veterans were waiting to enter Wednesday.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

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    N.C. voter law intentionally discriminates, Holder says

    The U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s controversial voter ID law is the Obama administration’s latest forceful response to a Supreme Court decision that critics say gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Ac...

    Monday, September 30, 2013 at 8:13 PM

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    Shutdown will mean furloughs, fewer services, and closed museums and parks

    A broad swath of the public might not even notice the partial shutdown of the federal government Tuesday, but many federal employees, government contractors and users of government services are likely to feel the pain.

    Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

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    2 more GOP congressman exit immigration ‘Gang of Eight’

    The bipartisan group in the House of Representatives that’s working on comprehensive immigration restructuring is on the verge of collapse after two more Republican members left the so-called Gang of Eight. Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart ...

    Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6:37 PM

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    N.C. lawmakers are in the thick of Capitol Hill budget showdown

    North Carolina congressmen are helping lead a pack of emboldened conservatives pushing Republican leadership toward a potential government shutdown over the 2010 health care law and, in the process, are driving a wedge between the GOP’s o...

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 5:46 PM

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    Congressman concerned about attack in U.S. with Syrian chemicals

    A North Carolina congressman is warning that Syrian chemical weapons, if gotten into terrorists hands, could be used to attack port cities such as Wilmington, N.C., Charleston, S.C., or Boston, killing hundreds of thousands of people.

    Friday, September 13, 2013 at 5:44 PM

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