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  • Framework for compromise on Capitol Hill   Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 6:35 AM ET
    Framework for compromise on Capitol Hill

    Former Gov. Ed Rendell, (D-Pa.), and Sara Fagan, former White House political director, debate whether the Republicans can break the gridlock in Congress next year, as President Obama comes into the final stretch of his presidency.

  • VANCOUVER, Dec 17- Canada is looking for 50 wealthy foreigners to join a pilot run of an immigration program for millionaires, although applicants will have to be far richer than those who entered under a previous scheme and will also need language skills to get in. The federal government, which scrapped its previous investor class visa earlier this year amid...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session marked by bitter partisanship and few major accomplishments. Passage of the 1,603- page bill was a long, tough struggle in the Senate and the House of Representatives...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The threat of a U.S. government shutdown began to lift on Saturday as Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate struck a deal for a vote on a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill, ending a dispute fueled by Tea Party firebrand Ted Cruz. A similar situation began unfolding in the Democratic-controlled Senate after Cruz and two other Senate...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The U.S. Senate passed a five-day extension of federal funding on Saturday, staving off a government shutdown and buying lawmakers more time to resolve a fight over a longer, $1.1 trillion spending bill led by Tea Party firebrand Ted Cruz. On Saturday, a similar situation looked to be unfolding in the Democratic-controlled Senate after Cruz...

  • Washington's current spending authority expires at midnight Saturday, but probably will be extended until midnight Wednesday to give the Senate more time to finish a $1.1 trillion measure that President Barack Obama is awaiting. Senate leaders, unable to pass the huge budget bill quickly, might be forced to hold a procedural vote on Sunday at 1 a.m. eastern...

  • Washington's current spending authority expires at midnight Saturday, but probably will be extended until midnight Wednesday to give the Senate more time to finish a $1.1 trillion measure that President Barack Obama is awaiting. Senate leaders, unable to pass the huge budget bill quickly, might be forced to hold a procedural vote on Sunday at 1 a.m. eastern...

  • Congress reaches deal for $1.1T US spending bill Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:28 PM ET
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    Congressional negotiators resolved policy disputes to reach a deal for a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Tuesday but may still need a stop-gap extension to avoid a government shutdown on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Congressional negotiators resolved policy disputes to reach a deal for a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Tuesday but still expected to need a stop-gap extension to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at midnight on Thursday. The snags added some drama to a spending bill that appeared to be cruising toward passage, despite demands from...

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec 9- President Barack Obama sought to reassure Latinos on Tuesday that signing up for deportation relief under his new immigration policy was safe and would not put them in jeopardy if his White House successor tried to overturn the action. Supported strongly by immigration activists and staunchly opposed by many Republicans, Obama's...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Congressional negotiators raced on Tuesday to wrap up final policy disputes over a $1.1 trillion spending bill as a midnight Thursday deadline to avert a U.S. government shutdown drew closer. House of Representatives Republicans were prepared to pass a short-term funding extension of one to two days if necessary to forestall a shutdown, as...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- Congressional negotiators raced on Tuesday to wrap up several policy disputes over a $1.1 trillion spending bill as a midnight Thursday deadline to avert a U.S. government shutdown drew closer. Senator Richard Shelby, the top Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said it was possible passage of the measure could stretch to the...

  • Obama reveals these family secrets on Colbert Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 7:25 AM ET
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    Appearing on Colbert, President Obama spills the beans about what Malia and Sasha think about his appearance and reveals another dirty secret.

  • Atlanta Mayor's unified immigration strategy   Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Atlanta Mayor's unified immigration strategy

    Kasim Reed, (D) Atlanta Mayor, discusses his city's plan to implement immigration reform.

  • When legislation materializes, it would follow a year and half of congressional inactivity in the aftermath of the passage of a sprawling Senate bill backed by Obama but killed by the House. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul likely will oversee the effort, according to leadership aides. The 2013 Senate bill's pathway to citizenship...

  • The move, likely early next year according to House Republican leadership aides, may lead to other steps the House of Representatives could contemplate repairing parts of a broken immigration law. When legislation materializes, it would follow a year and half of congressional inactivity in the aftermath of passage of a sprawling Senate bill backed by Obama...

  • *Gangs in Poland, Baltics selling illegal documents. LONDON, Dec 4- Andriy left his home town in western Ukraine earlier this year on a journey that brought him through the hands of shady traders in Poland to one of the world's booming markets for illegal immigrants- London. Fleeing the strife of war with Russian-backed fighters and a shattered economy, Andriy is...

  • 17 States sue Obama Administration over immigration   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 3:23 PM ET
    Mexican agricultural workers cultivate romaine lettuce on a farm in Holtville, Calif.

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports 17 states are suing the Obama administration over the immigration executive order.

  • 17 states sue Obama on immigration order Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    Undocumented immigrant Angela Navarro and her husband Ermer Fernandez (L), along with other immigrants and supporters, watch President Barack Obama announce executive action on immigration, at the West Kensington Ministry church, in Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 2014.

    The state of Texas said it and 16 other states sued President Obama in federal court over his recent executive order on immigration.

  • Pres. Obama to CEOs: You're 25% right on regulation   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 12:47 PM ET
    Pres. Obama to CEOs: You're 25% right on regulation

    President Obama answers to how American businesses can continue to make progress amid regulatory burdens.