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  • Rep. John Lewis has high hopes for Speaker Ryan Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET
    Rep. John Lewis has high hopes for Speaker Ryan

    Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) believes Speaker Paul Ryan is sincerely reaching out to blacks and Latinos and may succeed.

  • In a multi-pronged arrangement between two long-time enemies, the United States and Iran agreed on a prisoner swap on the same day their historic nuclear deal was fully implemented, which cleared the way for the lifting of sanctions on Tehran. Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, called for new sanctions against Iran and cited an exclusive...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The Obama administration, in the first major review of the country's coal program in three decades, on Friday ordered a pause on issuing coal-mining leases on federal land as part of new executive actions to fight climate change. Most leases are on public land in Western states, primarily Wyoming, along with Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday urged Congress to urgently pass legislation to help Puerto Rico, ahead of a trip to the U.S. territory next week, according to the U.S. Treasury Department and a letter sent from Lew to House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday. Lew, who will visit San Juan Jan. 20, will meet with Puerto Rico Governor Garcia Padilla, among others, to "discuss...

  • Obama: 'We may surprise cynics again' Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 12:23 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 12, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

    In his final State of the Union address, Barack Obama looked well beyond his own presidency.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he was willing to work with Republican Speaker Paul Ryan on reforms to address poverty, such as expanding the earned income tax cut.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- Puerto Rico will be the subject of two hearings by the U.S. House of Representatives in January, a spokesman for the House Committee on Natural Resources said on Monday, with the first to be held next week. The U.S. House speaker, Republican Paul Ryan, has instructed committees to work with Puerto Rico's government to come up with a solution to the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 24- Puerto Rico needs debt restructuring authority under U.S. bankruptcy law to address what the Obama Administration has previously called an "escalating crisis," U.S. U.S. House of Representatives Speaker, Republican Paul Ryan, has instructed committees to work with Puerto Rico's government to come up with a solution to the island's financial...

  • Democratic senators introduce Puerto Rico legislation Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 12:40 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Dec 21- Democratic senators introduced emergency legislation for Puerto Rico to establish a short-term stay on creditor litigation to allow the debt-ridden island to restructure its debts, according to a press release from Senator Richard Blumenthal's office on Monday. Treasury has urged Congress to act quickly to address the island's debt...

  • *House, Senate pass $1.8 trillion bill, Obama signs it. WASHINGTON, Dec 18- Brushing aside concerns about deepening the budget deficit, U.S. lawmakers approved $1.8 trillion worth of federal spending and tax breaks on Friday in a rare case of bipartisan action after years of damaging fiscal fights in Congress. "I think the system worked" this time, President Barack...

  • Obama praises Congress for passing budget deal Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 4:34 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama holds his end of the year news conference at the White House in Washington

    President Barack Obama, in a year-end address, also tried to assure citizens that the government working to protect against terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- Brushing aside concerns about deepening the budget deficit, U.S. lawmakers approved $1.8 trillion worth of federal spending and tax breaks on Friday in a rare show of bipartisan cooperation after years of damaging fiscal fights in Congress. The Senate voted 65-33 to approve sweeping legislation that averted a government shutdown, locked...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- Brushing aside concerns about deepening the budget deficit, U.S. lawmakers approved $1.8 trillion worth of federal spending and tax breaks on Friday in a rare show of bipartisan cooperation after years of damaging fiscal fights in Congress. The Senate voted 65-33 to approve sweeping legislation that averted a government shutdown, locked...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- Puerto Rico's governor on Friday lambasted Congress for failing to act on its debt crisis even as U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers pledged to address the island's fiscal woes early next year after they return to Washington from a holiday break. "Despite being fully aware of and warned about Puerto Rico's fiscal and economic crisis,...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The White House on Thursday called for "common sense steps" to help Puerto Rico claw out of its fiscal crisis as it welcomed a commitment by the leader of the U.S. House of Representatives to consider legislation to help the debt-strapped commonwealth. "We certainly are gratified that the speaker has committed to bringing up legislation early...

  • SAN JUAN, Dec 16- Puerto Rico's governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla will wield plenty of power next year despite his lame-duck status, but creditors will meet any heightened aggression with pugnacity of their own as Puerto Rico's debt crisis approaches fever pitch. Garcia Padilla on Monday announced plans not to seek re-election in 2016. The governor and...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- Businesses would get billions of dollars in tax assistance on a permanent basis, while middle-class Americans would make gains too, under a $680- billion tax package hurtling toward approval with bipartisan support in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday. The House of Representatives was slated to vote on the package on Thursday, and the Senate as...

  • U.S. House to explore help for Puerto Rico's debt crisis Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 16- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said he has instructed committees to work with Puerto Rico's government to come up with a "responsible solution" to the island's debt problems. "Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis is a problem that is not going away any time soon," Ryan said in a statement released by his office.

  • Winners, losers in year-end budget and tax endgame Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 6:30 AM ET
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).

    Democrats, Republican defense hawks and businesses seeking tax breaks are the big winners as lawmakers finalize the spending and tax deal.

  • Speaker Ryan says budget deal reached Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 6:23 AM ET
    Speaker Ryan says budget deal reached

    CNBC's John Harwood reports lawmakers reached a deal on taxes and spending which avoids the chance of a government shutdown.