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The Galveston County Daily News : Politics

January 27, 2015

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Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.

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Walker forms first committee for 2016 run
Posted: January 27, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has taken the first formal step toward running for president. He has formed a new tax-exempt group that can facilitate paying for his activities as he seriously eyes a 2016 White House bid.

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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
Posted: January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.

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House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration
Posted: January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans plan to vote to authorize legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration.

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Appeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that's unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.

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Democrats say they won't support Iran sanctions bill for now
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats told the White House on Tuesday that they won't support passage of an Iran sanctions bill until at least the end of March.

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Obama aide asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authority
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator's complaints Tuesday, and noisy protesters, underscored the Obama administration's challenge in seeking congressional approval for enhanced powers to cut trade deals with Japan, India and many other countries.

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Boehner acknowledges 'stumbles' in Congress' opening weeks
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nuhr) acknowledges that there've been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress.

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Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah.

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