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The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

November 26, 2014

Politics

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White House veto threat shelves possible tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House veto threat appears to have put on ice a congressional effort to permanently renew a handful of generous tax breaks for businesses and individuals. Officials say that the plan, brewing behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, favored corporations over the working class.

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Wednesday 11/26/2014
Eyeing 2016, Clinton selective on policy issues
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 6:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton offered praise for President Barack Obama's executive actions to stave off deportation for millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But the Democrats' favored presidential hopeful has been less forthcoming on other issues in these early days of the 2016 contest.

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Obama's immigration move disappoints businesses
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 5:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration left out some of the business community's top priorities, disappointing business leaders who might have stepped up to defend his policies in the face of Republican attacks.

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AP sources: Gov't to set stricter smog standard
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 5:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Tough to make a case against police in shootings
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a policeman for the killing of Michael Brown illustrates the difficulty of bringing criminal charges against officers in fatal shootings and points to the likelihood of a similar outcome for a federal civil rights probe of the case.

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AP sources: EPA to propose stricter smog standard
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 11:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Coming full circle on a campaign promise, the Obama administration will propose Wednesday to reduce the amount of smog-forming pollution allowed in the air, which has been linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems.

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Holder: 'Disappointed' by violence in Ferguson
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 11:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he was "disappointed" by the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 11:01 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."

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AP sources: Top candidate for defense job bows out
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michele Flournoy, a main contender to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, has taken herself out of consideration for the Pentagon's top job, people familiar with the process said Tuesday.

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