Oklahoma lemon law improved by the determined effort of a woman

lemon-lawEven House members highly praised Angie Gallant anBroken Arrow woman for her hard efforts to promote legislation to improve Oklahoma’s lemon law.

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Obama renews pressure on Congress to protect consumers from credit card practices

Obama urges Congress to act on credit card bill

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to quickly send him legislation ending abusive credit card practices. But his populist appeal also included a stern warning to shoppers whose eyes are bigger than their budgets.

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GOP Senate hopeful from Arkansas quoted calling NY’s Schumer ‘that Jew’; apologizes

GOP Sen. hopeful heard calling Schumer ‘that Jew’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Republican state lawmaker hoping for his party’s nod to run for Senate reportedly referred to Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer as “that Jew” during a recent appearance before a Republican group.

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Pelosi says Bush team misled her, Congress on waterboarding; she learned of it in 2003

Pelosi says Bush team misled her on waterboarding

WASHINGTON — Under strong attack from Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her about waterboarding detainees in the war on terror and sharply rebutted claims she was complicit in the method’s use.

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Pelosi says Bush team misled her, Congress on waterboarding; she learned of it in 2003

Pelosi says she learned of waterboarding in 2003

WASHINGTON — Under strong attack from Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused the CIA and Bush administration of misleading her about waterboarding detainees in the war on terror and sharply rebutted claims she was complicit in the method’s use.

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Senators to weigh Democrats’ plans to offer government health insurance to middle class

Senate weighs plan for government health insurance

WASHINGTON — Look out Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. Senators are meeting behind closed doors to consider whether the federal government should jump into the health insurance business.

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North Carolina, Wisconsin lawmakers pass smoking bans; Mississippi boosts cigarette tax

NC, Wisconsin lawmakers pass smoking bans

RALEIGH, N.C. — Beer and cigarettes go together like cows and hay in hard-partying Wisconsin. North Carolina is the country’s top tobacco-growing state.

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As voting in Indian election ends, the backroom wrangling for power begins

Indian election ends, scramble for power begins

NEW DELHI — India’s legion of political parties positioned themselves to form new alliances Thursday as preliminary exit polls from the national election indicated that no party won anything close to a majority in Parliament.

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Senate Democrats press for closing Gitmo prison but with detainees blocked from coming to US

Senate Democrats want Gitmo inmates kept out of US

WASHINGTON — New legislation by Senate Democrats would fund the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but it would block the transfer of any of the detainees to the United States.

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Gates tells lawmakers decisions to cut major weapons projects were ‘no brainers’

Gates: weapons projects cuts were ‘no brainers’

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday said his decisions to scrap multibillion-dollar defense projects, like a new White House helicopter, were “no brainers.”

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