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House OKs Elections Overhaul, but Senate Likely to Slam Door

WASHINGTON — Newly empowered House Democrats approved a centerpiece of their agenda Friday, a sweeping plan to reduce the role of big money in politics, ensure fair elections and strengthen ethics standards. But the leader of Republican-run Senate has pledged ...
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Trump Proposal Panned as Workers Face Another Lost Paycheck

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's proposal to reopen the government, with immigration provisions Democrats denounce as inadequate, is headed for Senate action, its prospects uncertain. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will try to muscle through th...

Gov. Brown Talks Health Care, 4 Terms in Office

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown predicted Tuesday that Republicans would face disastrous electoral consequences if a federal judge's ruling to strike down the Affordable Care Act holds. "It will bui...
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Senate Votes Overwhelmingly to Renew Farm Programs

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for a sweeping agriculture bill that will fund key farm safety net programs for the next five years without making significant changes to the food stamp program. "This is what happens when the Congress wo...