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  • Postal Cutback to Fund Highways Called a Gimmick by Foxx

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx called on Congress to pass long-term legislation to repair U.S. highways and bridges, saying President Barack Obama’s administration views a short-term patch tied to Postal Service reductions as a gimmick.

  • Republicans Can’t Block EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Rules: Hoyer

    Democrats in Congress will be able to keep Republicans from overturning the Obama administration’s rules to lower greenhouse-gas emissions, said second-ranking House Democrat Steny Hoyer.

  • Russia Banks Should Be Targets in Sanctions, Boehner Says

    Russian banks should bear some economic penalties for Vladimir Putin’s government and President Barack Obama needs to push harder to get a tougher response from European nations, House Speaker John Boehner said.

  • John Paul II Fast-Track Saint in Two-Pope Canonization

    Pope John Paul II, on the cusp of the fastest canonization in recent history, will be honored in a double ceremony this weekend in Rome along with a pope whose death 51 years ago spurred the first modern instant-sainthood campaign.

  • John Paul II Taking Fast Track to Sainthood

    Pope John Paul II, on the cusp of the fastest canonization in recent history, will be honored in a double ceremony this weekend in Rome along with a pope whose death 51 years ago spurred the first modern instant-sainthood campaign.

  • $4 Trillion Deficit Deal Still Possible, 2 U.S. Lawmakers Say

    A “bold” deficit-reduction deal worth $4 trillion is possible, say two influential lawmakers, one a Democrat the other a Republican, who expressed willingness to compromise over their previous positions on taxes and spending.

  • Becerra Says $4 Trillion Deficit Deal Possible (Transcript)

    Representative Xavier Becerra, a California Democrat on the congressional supercommittee on reducing the deficit, said in a interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that a $4 trillion deal is possible as long as about one-third of the plan includes higher revenue.

  • Supercommittee Unlikely to Reach Deficit Deal

    U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra, a California Democrat and a member of the congressional supercommittee seeking at least $1.2 trillion in budget cuts, said conversations toward a deal would continue into this week.

  • White House Aide at Soiree Shows Comcast Reach for Deals

    At a museum near the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago, 700 guests sampled bratwurst and vodka and watched the Olympics on a mammoth screen. From the second floor, Comcast Corp.’s David Cohen addressed the crowd, which included the Russian ambassador and a White House official.

  • Obama Orders Immigration Enforcement Review Amid Pressure

    President Barack Obama has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to review its practices to see if U.S. immigration laws can be enforced more humanely, according to the White House.

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