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After healthcare flop, White House seeks help from Congress on tax

REUTERS: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday blamed the U.S. Congress for thwarting a Republican plan to overhaul healthcare law, but acknowledged that the White House will need to work with lawmakers to accomplish its next set of legislative plans. Speaking to a group of small business owners in Charleston, West Virginia, Pence said… Read More »

Trump hails 'new national pride' in address to Congress

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump hailed the emergence of a “new national pride” in his maiden speech to Congress on Tuesday (Feb 28), pushing for tough immigration enforcement as the key to delivering jobs and security at home. During a turbulent first 40 days in office, the new US president has doubled down on his vow… Read More »

Nicaragua ruling party widens majority in Congress after vote

MANAGUA: Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega’s party strengthened its majority in the country’s Congress after his landslide re-election earlier this month, the country’s electoral authority said on Tuesday. Ortega, a former Marxist guerilla and the head of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) party, won his third consecutive term in the election on Nov. 6, as… Read More »