Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote.

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Obama signs order expanding U.S. Afghanistan role: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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U.S. judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday blocked a New Jersey law that would have allowed legal betting on sporting events at some places in the state.

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Obama seeks support for immigration plan, blasts Boehner

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote.

17 hours ago  -   Reuters

U.S. export lender hands over documents to Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Export-Import Bank handed over transcripts of board meetings to Congress this week after Republicans rekindled a battle over the bank's long-term future.

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In Chicago, contenders make hard push to get on mayoral ballot

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Standing outside a drugstore in the bitter Chicago wind, Jonathan Todd shared tips with a fellow volunteer on how to collect signatures to get their candidate on the mayoral ballot.

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Obama will visit India again as ties expand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will attend India's Republic Day celebrations in January as chief guest, a sign of steadily expanding ties between two countries that share concerns about China's growing power in Asia.

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Pentagon reforms aim to curb predatory sales targeting troops

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moving to curb predatory sales practices targeting U.S. military personnel, the Pentagon said on Friday it was reforming its payment system for troops to prevent them from using direct salary deductions to buy consumer goods like cars and computers.

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Senate Democrats blast New York Fed over bank regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley came under fire on Friday from Democratic senators who blasted the bank for lax oversight of major financial institutions.

22 hours ago  -   Reuters

Conservatives, states set to launch legal blitz against Obama over immigration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan.

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Obama unveils U.S. immigration reform, setting up fight with Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reform in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves.

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House Republicans sue over Obama's healthcare law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday filed a long-anticipated lawsuit challenging the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law over employer-based coverage and payments to insurers, according to court documents.

24 hours ago  -   Reuters