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Wall Street Journal – Election 2012

  • Congressional Leaders Strike Spending Deal>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 22 2018 - 4:28 AM:)
    <>Congressional leaders reached a deal on a spending bill that would fund the government until October, ending a protracted negotiation that left lawmakers little time to pass the legislation before the government’s funding expires at week’s end.> <>
  • Fed Raises Rates, Signals Faster Pace in Coming Years>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 22 2018 - 4:27 AM:)
    <>The Federal Reserve said it would raise short-term interest rates a quarter-percentage point and signaled it could lift them at a slightly more aggressive pace in coming years to keep the strengthening economy on an even keel.> <>
  • House Backs Bill Giving the Terminally Ill Easier Access to Unproven Drugs>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 22 2018 - 4:26 AM:)
    <>The House of Representatives passed a “Right to Try” bill backed by the White House that would make unproven drugs more easily available to terminally ill patients, following changes made to address criticism of a version passed by the Senate.> <>
  • Trump Defends His Approach to Putin in Phone Conversation>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 22 2018 - 4:25 AM:)
    <>The White House on Wednesday defended a phone conversation between President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, saying Mr. Trump made headway by striking a cordial tone rather than taking a more confrontational approach as suggested by his national security advisers.> <>
  • Congress Plans to Allow Gun-Violence Research>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 22 2018 - 4:06 AM:)
    <>Congress paved the way for a resumption of public-health research into gun violence by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of several measures in a broad spending bill to address the Parkland, Fla., shooting.> <>
  • U.S., China Sharpen Trade Swords>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 22 2018 - 3:51 AM:)
    <>As the Trump administration pursues talks to grant some allies exemptions from U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, China is preparing to target U.S. farm exports.> <>
  • Gulf Oil Sale No Turning Point for Offshore Drilling>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 22 2018 - 3:22 AM:)
    <>A massive U.S. auction of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday garnered lukewarm interest from buyers, a poor omen for the Trump administration’s efforts to jump-start offshore exploration.> <>
  • China to Target Trump's Base in Tariff Response>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 22 2018 - 3:18 AM:)
    <>Faced with mounting trade offensives from Washington, China is preparing to hit back with tit-for-tat tariffs aimed at President Trump’s support base, including levies targeting U.S. agricultural exports from Farm Belt states.> <>
  • Spending Bill Would Add Border Barrier Funding>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 22 2018 - 1:50 AM:)
    <>A $1.3 trillion spending bill unveiled Wednesday includes funding for new barriers along the southwest border—but only about half of what President Donald Trump requested for this year.> <>
  • Congress Reaches Deal to Fix Tax Overhaul's 'Grain Glitch'>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 22 2018 - 1:09 AM:)
    <>U.S. lawmakers reached a last-minute deal to reverse an error in December’s tax law that was helping farm cooperatives and hurting their corporate competitors.> <>
  • Citi Says Kushner Cos. Loan Was 'Completely Appropriate'>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 21 2018 - 11:39 PM:)
    <>Citigroup said in a letter sent to lawmakers that a loan made to Kushner Cos. shortly after the bank’s chief executive met with Jared Kushner last year was “completely appropriate.”> <>
  • Robert Redfield Named New Head of the CDC>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 21 2018 - 11:30 PM:)
    <>The Trump administration Wednesday named Robert Redfield to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.> <>
  • Homeland Security Chief Says U.S. Is Improving Election Defenses>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 21 2018 - 11:18 PM:)
    <>The U.S. has made significant strides in better protecting the election system after a Russian campaign of hacking and misinformation during the 2016 election, the Trump administration’s Homeland Security chief told Congress.> <>
  • Trump Administration Tells Lawmakers China Trade Actions Are Needed>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 21 2018 - 10:24 PM:)
    <>The Trump administration is looking at tariffs and investment restrictions as a way to pressure China to strengthen protection of American intellectual property, the U.S. trade representative told House lawmakers worried about a brewing trade war.> <>
  • Senate Approves Limiting Immunity for Websites in Sex-Trafficking Cases>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 21 2018 - 9:27 PM:)
    <>Prosecutors and victims will have greater power to go after websites that have facilitated the online sex business, under a new bill passed by the Senate, and big tech companies fear it will open the door to greater regulation by Washington.> <>
  • Trump Greets Visiting Saudi Prince With a Crowded Agenda>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 21 2018 - 8:38 PM:)
    <>President Donald Trump hailed Saudi Arabia as a “great friend” as he welcomed its visiting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the Oval Office for meetings on strengthening ties between the two countries and combating Iran’s influence in the Middle East.> <>
  • Mississippi State Official Will Fill U.S. Senate Seat>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 21 2018 - 7:54 PM:)
    <>Mississippi’s governor appointed Cindy Hyde-Smith, the state agriculture commissioner, to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated next month by Republican Thad Cochran, ahead of a special election later this year.> <>
  • Saudi Crown Prince Will Seek to Solidify Anti-Iran Stance With Trump>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 21 2018 - 6:56 PM:)
    <>Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Washington, D.C., bringing the foreign policy that has shaped Saudi Arabia’s more muscular stance in the Mideast to counter Iran.> <>
  • Fed Set to Raise Rates, Issue New Economic Projections>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 21 2018 - 5:36 PM:)
    <>The Federal Reserve is likely to raise rates after its policy meeting concludes Wednesday, the sixth such move since late 2015, and officials will release new economic projections.> <>
  • Centrist Incumbents Edge Out Rivals in Illinois Primaries>
    (WSJ.com: Politics And Policy - March 21 2018 - 4:58 PM:)
    <>Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski survived a primary election challenge from an abortion-rights advocate for his House seat. In the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, Gov. Bruce Rauner defeated state Rep. Jeanne Ives.> <>

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