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Congress scrambles for security funding plan as deadline nears

Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:03
By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the clock ticking toward a midnight Friday deadline to avoid a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency, the Senate is moving toward passing a funding bill but the House of Representatives leader offered no hints of following suit. The Republican-dominated House has passed a $39.7 billion bill to pay for Department of Homeland Security operations, but that measure blocks funding for Democratic President…
CPAC 2015: Can Jeb Bush win over conservatives? (+video)
Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:00
Washington — Jeb Bush has set up a killer fundraising operation, likely to dwarf anything the rest of the prospective Republican presidential field can do. But that won’t guarantee him the 2016 GOP nomination. Mr. Bush, scion of the party’s most powerful family, needs to win over conservative activists – or at least enough of them to beat the competition when primaries and caucuses begin in a year. Enter the Conservative Political Action Conference, or…
CPAC 2015: Can Jeb Bush win over conservatives?
Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:00
Jeb Bush has set up a killer fundraising operation, likely to dwarf anything the rest of the prospective Republican presidential field can do. But that won’t guarantee him the 2016 GOP nomination. Mr. Bush, scion of the party’s most powerful family, needs to win over conservative activists – or at least enough of them to beat the competition when primaries and caucuses begin in a year. Enter the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, the…
CPAC: How Republican Hopefuls’ 2016 Pitches Compare
Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:00
By Beth ReinhardNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waves as he walks from the stage after speaking during CPAC.Associated Press It’s not quite the Iowa Straw Poll, but the Conservative Political Action Conference is a similar rite of passage for potential presidential candidates, a chance for them to make their case to a crowd of conservative activists that ranges from motorcycle-jacketed tea-partiers to suit-and-tied young Republicans to churchgoing retirees. None of the speakers have formally launched…
CPAC through Snapchat
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:33
Washington (CNN)What's going on at The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)? Watch the video for the full gist on Snapchat. We have tea partier William Temple from Georgia who is a conference regular. He's hoping Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Scott Walker make a run in 2016. Others chose different costumes...
Ben Carson: "I want everyone to have good health care"
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:12
February 26, 2015, 4:13 PM|CBS News political director John Dickerson breaks down comments made by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson during his address at CPAC, as well as an interview with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
New Jersey's Christie to conservatives: 'I'm still standing'
Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:03
By Steve Holland and Emily Flitter NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie addressed head-on questions about his volatile temper on Thursday and dismissed critics, telling a gathering of conservatives: "I'm still standing." The potential Republican presidential contender is trying to remain viable for the November 2016 election despite losing some financial donors to rival Jeb Bush. Polls put Christie in the middle of a Republican pack led by Bush and Wisconsin…
Loretta Mester’s take on US labor market indicators
Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:15
The US Fed's Loretta Mester gives the all-clear for 2015 (Part 9 of 13) (Continued from Part 8) Improving employment-to-population ratio While laying down her outlook for the US economy (SPY) (IVV) and its monetary policy for 2015, President and CEO of the Fourth District Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Loretta Mester gave her assessment of labor market conditions in the US. Mester provided evidence of improving labor market conditions in the employment-to-population ratio.
D.C. defies Congress' threats over legal marijuana
Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:12
WASHINGTON -- Defying threats from Congress, the District of Columbia legalized possession of marijuana for recreational purposes on Thursday, becoming the first place east of the Mississippi River with legal pot. PlayVideoPolitics D.C. Mayor to Congress: Stop "bullying" District over pot laws Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser warns congressmen to stop interfering, on the eve of marijuana legalization in the District of Columbia.
Cruz, Fiorina slam Clinton foundation's foreign fundraising
Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:12
Several potential Republican presidential candidates leveled harsh criticism at Hillary Clinton during the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, slamming Clinton's family foundation for accepting donations from foreign governments. "We could have had Hillary here, but we couldn't find a foreign nation to foot the bill," joked Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at the top of his speech. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina urged Clinton to "please explain why we should accept that the millions…
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