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  • Earlier, Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours after a piece of legislation known as a continuing resolution aimed at avoiding the shutdown failed to garner enough votes to advance in the Senate. Democrats in the Senate and House had vowed to oppose the CR until...

  • Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reached the deal late on Tuesday, hours after a piece of legislation known as a continuing resolution aimed at avoiding the shutdown failed to garner enough votes to advance in the Senate. Democrats in the Senate and House have vowed to oppose the CR until Republicans agree to an aid package...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- A stop-gap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans both opposing the measure. The must-pass continuing resolution, or CR, which would keep federal agencies operating from Saturday through Dec. 9, received only 45...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 27- A stop-gap funding bill to avoid a federal government shutdown later this week failed to garner enough votes to move forward in the Senate on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans both opposing the measure. The must-pass continuing resolution, or CR, which would keep federal agencies operating from Saturday through Dec. 9, received only 45...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on whether to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing relatives of victims in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. A successful override requires support from two-thirds of lawmakers in both the Senate and House of Representatives, which are controlled by Republicans.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday on whether to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing relatives of victims in the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said.

  • Vice President Joe Biden looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 22, 2015.

    Vice President Joe Biden said he sees a "less than even chance" that the U.S. Congress approves the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

  • Sept 21- Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he sees a "less than even chance" that the U.S. Congress approves the 12- country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before the next administration takes office in January. Biden, speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said that the brief "lame duck" session of Congress after the Nov. 8...

  • Sept 21- Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he sees a "less than even chance" that the U.S. Congress approves the 12- country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before the next administration takes office in January. Biden, speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said that the brief "lame duck" session of Congress after the Nov. 8...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, took over the White House briefing lectern on Friday to praise the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, an unusual move that shows how hard President Barack Obama will push for the trade deal's approval. The unlikely partnership comes as the White House makes a final full-court push to persuade...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Ohio's Republican Governor John Kasich took over the White House briefing lectern on Friday to praise the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, an unusual move that shows how hard President Barack Obama wants to push for the trade deal's approval. The unlikely partnership comes as the White House makes a final full-court push to persuade...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- President Barack Obama will meet with a group of business and government leaders on Friday morning to discuss the economic and security benefits of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, the White House said. "Tomorrow's discussion is an opportunity for the president to hear directly from a diverse coalition of experts and...

  • "My hope is that by the time Congress adjourns before the election that we will have an agreement in place to fund the government and that our Zika funding will be taken care of," Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. Obama said he hoped Congress can make "modest progress" before the Nov. 8 elections and he was "even more hopeful we can get some things done," after them.

  • Obama, who met with Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and their Democratic counterparts at the White House, said he was also hopeful about reaching agreements with Congress on funding for the Zika virus and for disaster relief in Louisiana which suffered flooding recently.

  • President Barack Obama is meeting with the top four leaders of Congress ahead of a month's end deadline to fund the government or face a shutdown.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended on the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers to pass stalled legislation that would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017.. "These miners put in decades of back-breaking work in America's coal mines to energize our...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- About 10,000 retired coal miners and their families descended upon the U.S. Congress on Thursday to pressure lawmakers to pass stalled legislation that would prevent 22,000 of them from losing their pension and health benefits as soon as early 2017.. "These miners put in decades of back-breaking work in America's coal mines to energize our...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- President Barack Obama on Wednesday appointed a seven-member board to oversee a financial restructuring for Puerto Rico, a majority Republican panel that some market analysts saw as favorable for bondholders of the U.S. territory, which has been crippled by a $70 billion debt crisis. Among the board members, who Obama appointed on...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 31- The Obama administration on Wednesday appointed a seven-member board to oversee a financial restructuring for Puerto Rico, plagued by a chronic economic slump and $70 billion debt crisis, a panel some market analysts saw as favorable for the U.S. territory's bondholders. Board members, appointed by Obama on the recommendation of...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 29- When President Barack Obama travels to Asia next week, he will try to reassure leaders in the region that he still has the clout to deliver U.S. approval for the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, even though the two candidates vying to succeed him and a congressional leader have said the 12- nation trade deal should not move forward.