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US eases crude oil export ban, allows trade with Mexico

...oil embargo led to fuel rationing, high prices and long lines of cars waiting to fuel up. Republicans, including House Speaker John Boeh ner, argue that lifting the ban could make the U.S. an energy superpower and boost the economy.Republicans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-14/us-allows-some-crude-oil-t
City Ink: VIPs turn out to honor former sheriff Ronnie Strength

...businessman and self-proclaimed political consultant J.R. Riles; Nan Connell, the widow of former Georgia House Speaker Jack Con nell; sheriff's office top administrators; deputies; and folks from the GBI and FBI, just to name a few...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-08-01/vips-turn-out-h
Georgia debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law

...lawmakers from both parties have declined to say much on the subject this summer while a few are strongly opposed.House Speaker David Ralston's spokesman said he has not mentioned the topic. Requests for comment to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-25/georgia-debates-confederate-
Trump brings fresh air

...name only. They have Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and a bevy of other elected officials who've made this the rule: "Don't rock the boat ? let's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-25/trump-brings-fresh-air
Statutes vs. civil rights

...necessary.We just agree for utterly opposite reasons.And we hope the scholar is right and we're wrong.Georgia House Speaker David Ralston says he wants the new law enacted next year to protect clergy from being forced to perform gay weddings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-21/statutes-vs-civil-rig
Clemson trustees call Tillman 'repugnant,' create task force to review possible name change

...monuments at the Statehouse or other public places around the state would require a two-thirds vote from lawmakers.House Speaker Jay Lucas said Thursday that as long as he is running the chamber, the House will not debate the specifics of public...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-17/clemson-trustees-call-tillman
Defeat rotten trade bill

...representatives and senators in Congress to defeat this bill and not "pass it to see what's in it" like former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told them to do with Obamacare. Bills with this much impact must be read and debated thoroughly before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-14/defeat-rotten-trade-bill
House committees will investigate Planned Parenthood video

...congressional Republicans said they will investigate whether Planned Parenthood is selling organs from aborted fetuses.House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called for committees to examine the matter and said President Barack Obama should condemn...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-15/house-committees-will-inve
Fix not fight: National Strategic Agenda hinges on bipartisanship

...procedures under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell relax restrictions on Democratic floor amendments to Republican bills. House Speaker John Boehner has stepped away from the "Hastert Rule," which prevented bills being brought to the floor unless supported...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-18/fix-not-fight-na
Donations steered vote

...About $200 million was donated by industries supporting the trade deal to representatives to pass TPA.Get this: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, received $5.3 million for his "yes" vote. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., received...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-11/donations-steered-vote