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Michigan governor invited to congressional hearing on Flint water crisis

/  22.01.2016  /  Politics 

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence has invited Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other officials to testify about the Flint water crisis before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Feb. 3, her office said on Thursday.

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Fox News says Google to partner in Jan. 28 Iowa Republican debate

/  21.01.2016  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – Fox News Channel said on Thursday it would join with Google to host the Republican presidential primary debate to be held on Jan. 28 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Illinois governor backs ‘Democratic’ state pension-cost plan

/  21.01.2016  /  Politics 

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Republican legislative leaders said on Thursday they will endorse what they called a Senate Democratic approach to curbing the state’s $111 billion unfunded pension liability.

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Oregon governor blasts federal response to refuge standoff

/  21.01.2016  /  Politics 

(Reuters) – Oregon’s governor blasted the federal government’s response to the occupation of a wildlife refuge by a group of armed men saying the situation was “absolutely intolerable” and costing the state about $100,000 a week.

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Shkreli plans to remain silent at congressional hearing: letter

/  21.01.2016  /  Politics 

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former drug executive Martin Shkreli plans to assert his right against self-incrimination and remain silent if he is forced to appear at a congressional hearing in Washington next week about drug prices, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Factbox: Trump seen from Davos: ‘unbelievable’, ’embarrassing’ but candor ‘hit a vein’

/  21.01.2016  /  Politics 

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The surprise emergence of a billionaire real estate developer who has proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States as the front runner to become Republican nominee for president is one of the hot topics of conversation among the rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Davos elite alarmed at prospect of nominee Trump

/  21.01.2016  /  Politics 

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – “Unbelievable”, “embarrassing” even “dangerous” are some of the words the financial elite gathered at the World Economic Forum conference in the Swiss resort of Davos have been using to describe U.S. Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.

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U.S. says begins implementing new law on Visa Waiver Program

/  21.01.2016  /  Politics 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday began implementing a new law that will require some citizens of countries previously able to visit the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to obtain visas, the State Department said.

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Trump seen from Davos: ‘unbelievable’, ’embarrassing’ but candor ‘hit a vein’

/  21.01.2016  /  Politics 

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The surprise emergence of a billionaire real estate developer who has proposed banning Muslims from entering the United States as the front runner to become Republican nominee for president is one of the hot topics of conversation among the rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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As Obama pushes agenda, Texas leads legal push-back

/  21.01.2016  /  Politics 

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Among the few certainties in the current U.S. political environment are that immigration will be a flashpoint, abortion will remain divisive and Texas will sue the administration of President Barack Obama.

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