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Billy Shore: Childhood Hunger In U.S. Is Solvable

Founder of Share Our Strength, Billy Shore, will help introduce legislation to reform school lunch programs for children over summer.

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Schumer: Government Must Be “The People’s Champion” For 2016

“By using government in a direct and focused way, we will provide a shield against large forces that work against middle class families,” Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) said.

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Sen. Jack Reed Not Interested In Secretary Of Defense Position

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Reed’s name had been floated as a potential replacement for current Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who announced his resignation Monday.

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McCain Pushing Lindsey Graham to Run In 2016

“I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham,” Sen. John McCain said.

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The Latest On Ferguson, Immigration, The Middle East And More

Here Are The Top TRNS Posts Of The Week!

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Capitol Christmas Tree Arrives

The white spruce came from Chippewa National Park in Minnesota.

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House Republicans File Suit Against Obamacare

“If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement.

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Boehner: “We Will Not Stand Idle” On Obama’s Immigration Order

Boehner said that the President’s plan encourages more immigration and “punishes” those who are trying to immigrate legally.

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Obama On Immigration: ‘Come Out Of The Shadows’

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“Our immigration system is broken, and everyone knows it,” Obama said.

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Pentagon: Sequestration Would Require “Drastic”, “Arbitrary” Cuts

The Department of Defense isn’t taking federal sequestration lying down.

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Education Dept. Announces New Teacher Prep. Evaluation System

The new regulations require states to move towards outcomes rather than inputs, such as new teacher employment, as well as surveys on effective preparation, student learning outcomes

Feature: Arab Spring Culminates in Tunisian Presidential Election

A woman inks her finger before casting her vote in Tunisia's presidential election. November 23, 2014. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Tunisians voted to elect a new president on Sunday, bringing full circle the democratic aspirations first articulated in the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011.

Gov. Nixon Issues Additional National Guard Troops to Ferguson

National Guard presence will be upped from 700 troops on Monday to 2,200 on Tuesday – roughly a tenth of Ferguson’s population.

Pentagon Refutes Claims of “Bad Blood” Between Hagel and White House

Even as Defense Sec. Hagel’s resignation was met with claims that he was pushed out. Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. Kirby, said this is false.

CDC: One Third Of HIV Infections Getting Treated

About 20 percent of those that do not have HIV under control are unaware that they have the virus, according to a CDC report.

Brown Family Attorneys Condemn Grand Jury Decision

Brown Family Attorney Benjamin Crump called the process “unfair” and broken.” Sharpton said that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch had gone out of his way to criminalize Brown.