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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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Topic - U.S. Chamber Of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's new push to get involved in Republican primaries by defending incumbents against tea party challengers could actually make it easier to unseat them, according to the head of the influential Club for Growth.
President Obama is "shattering all records" for imposing new and costly regulations on businesses, and Senate Democrats' elimination of the filibuster for presidential nominees will only worsen the problem, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said Tuesday.
The recent federal partial government shutdown and the ongoing bickering in Washington between Democrats and Republicans could scare away potential trade partners in Asia, business leaders say.
As President Obama's new health care law struggles to sign up individual Americans for insurance, the law is facing resistance from small businesses, according to a new report released Wednesday.
The recent fiscal crisis has opened a major rift between the tea party wing of the Republican Party and business groups that traditionally have backed Republicans, with many business leaders now vowing to counter insurgent candidates.
Government funds the forecast it is looking for
House Republicans said Wednesday that they will push ahead with plans to tie ongoing operations of the government to their demand that the health care law be delayed, setting up a direct challenge with President Obama and the Senate and inching closer to a government shutdown.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday he will visit Maryland next week after his recent television and radio ads that label the Free State the "fee state" and urge businesses to move south for lower taxes.
The chief of America's top labor group said Thursday that President Obama's health care law is a step in the right direction but it "wasn't thought completely through" and he is speaking to the White House about how to fix it.
It's high drama and riveting politics these days as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the nation's most thoroughly red-state retailer, charges deep into blue-state territory in its efforts to expand beyond its comfortably established realm in rural America and suburbia by moving into the often hostile territory of inner cities.
Nearly a hundred top Republican donors and Bush administration officials sent a letter to the House GOP on Tuesday urging lawmakers to pass a bill that legalizes illegal immigrants, arguing that the current system is already allowing them to stay and so it makes sense to register them and bring them into the system.
The American business community weighed in Tuesday on immigration, firing off a letter to House leaders urging them to find the political will to pass an immigration bill this year.
The Homeland Security Department has lost track of more than 1 million people who it knows arrived in the U.S. but who it cannot prove left the country, according to an audit Tuesday that also found the department probably won't meet its own goals for deploying an entry-exit system.
The top U.S. trade official said Tuesday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about the nation's ability to complete a major free-trade pact with 11 other key Pacific Rim nations by the end of the year, after the latest round of the talks on the potential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) wrapped up last week in Malaysia.
With bipartisan support, the House on Thursday passed legislation giving states the lead role in regulating coal ash and stopping the Environmental Protection Agency from labeling the material as hazardous.