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Trade Official Urges Action On China, Russia Ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is showing its unhappiness with a federal court ruling that restricted the government's ability to impose higher trade penalties on China when it subsidizes exports to the United States

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Lummis Opposed Payroll Tax Cut

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Congress has approved renewing a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits without the support of Wyoming's representative in the House.

U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis voted against the $143 billion measure on Friday because the payroll tax holiday will cost the country $100 billion

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Congress Moves Toward Ending Payroll Tax Cut Fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is getting ready to vote on extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits for people out of work the longest.

The House and Senate plan to vote Friday on the $143 billion package, which features two of President Barack Obama's chief ingredients for strengthening the economy

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Rep. Lummis: President’s Budget Arrives Late and Wrong [AUDIO]

The president's budget is a week late and a trillion dollars short, says Wyoming's representative.

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Obama To Press Congress To Revisit $1.2T In Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its budget submission next month, the Obama administration will urge lawmakers to revisit the failed attempt by a congressional supercommittee to cut the deficit by at least $1

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Obama, Congress Begin 2012 In Oil Pipeline Dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Congress are starting the election year locked in a tussle over a proposed 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas that will force the White House to make a politically risky choice between two key Democratic constituencies

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Horse Meat Tastes Like Beef, or Good Venison [AUDIO]

Last month Congress lifted a five-year-long ban on funding meat inspections for horse meat. State Rep. Sue Wallis said it was a Government Accounting Office report that showed not being able to process horse meat since 2007 has precipitated a 70 percent decline in domestic horse numbers. Compound that 70 percent decline to the industry, says Rep. Wallis, fewer vets, less hay production, fewer trailers sold, the list goes on.

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GOP Leaders Hope For Agreement On Payroll Tax Cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he's confident that congressional Republicans are ready to move ahead with legislation that would continue a payroll tax cut.

"I feel confident in our ability to move ahead," the Ohio Republican told reporters after GOP leaders previewed legislation to extend the Social Security payroll tax cuts — and long-term unemployment benefits as well — in a meeting of the rank and file Thursday morning

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Obama Urges Congress To Pass Payroll Tax Cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Congress should pass a payroll tax cut before their end-of-the year break, and he's raising the possibility that "we can all spend Christmas here together

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Deficit Deal Failure Would Pose Crummy Choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the deficit-cutting supercommittee fails, Congress will face a crummy choice. Lawmakers can allow payroll tax cuts and jobless aid for millions to expire or they extend them and increase the nation's $15 trillion debt by at least $160 billion

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