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UN Climate Expert Warns U.S. On Carbon Tariffs

Updated: 07/22/2009 - The head of a U.N. climate-change panel says tariffs in a House-passed bill could undermine U.S. efforts to gain support for a new global warming treaty.

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President Obama May Have To Wait For Health Care Passage

Updated: 07/22/2009 - President Barack Obama continues to keep a sharp focus on his proposed health care overhaul with a prime time news conference tonight, amid growing resistance to the plan in his own party.

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Fed Chief Back Before Congress

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is heading back to Capitol Hill for a second day before Congress.

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Senator Wants Immigration Verification For All Workers

Posted: 07/21/2009 - The Senate Democrat leading the push for changes in immigration law says verifying that people are legally employed will require all workers — citizens and immigrants — to prove they are eligible to hold jobs in the U.S.

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Sarah Palin Implicated In Ethics Probe

Updated: 07/22/2009 - An independent investigator has found evidence that Gov. Sarah Palin may have violated ethics laws by accepting private donations to pay her legal debts.

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Former Rep. Nancy Boyda Gets Pentagon Job

Posted: 07/21/2009 - The job will require her to focus on interests of reserve and National Guard service members, including such things as recruitment, family issues and health care.

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White House Seeks Tighter Rules For Credit Raters

Posted: 07/21/2009 - The Obama administration on Tuesday sent Congress legislation seeking to tighten government oversight of Wall Street's credit rating agencies and stem potential conflicts of interest in their business practices to protect investors.

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Democrats Challenge President’s Signing Statement

Updated: 07/21/2009 - Senior House Democrats are warning President Barack Obama he sounds too much like George W. Bush when Mr. Obama declared this summer that he could ignore legislation he thinks oversteps the Constitution.

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Byrd Returns To Senate

Posted: 07/21/2009 - Robert Byrd, the longest serving senator in history, has returned to the chamber after being absent for weeks due to illness.

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President Obama Won't Reject Health Care Surtax

Posted: 07/21/2009 - President Barack Obama is declining to take a surtax off the table in the escalating debate over how to pay for a new health care system that would cover millions of uninsured people.

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Bernanke Tells Congress That Fed Has Exit Strategy

Updated: 07/21/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the Fed will be able to reel in its extraordinary economic stimulus and prevent a flare up of inflation when the recovery is more firmly rooted.

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Senior Democrats Call On Treasury To Be More Open

Posted: 07/21/2009 - Two senior congressional Democrats pointedly called on the Obama administration Tuesday to make the $700 billion financial bailout program more visible and accountable to taxpayers, with one complaining that Treasury's approach to the fund is, "Don't ask, don't tell."

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