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Hoyer: Dems Unsuccessful In Selling Healthcare To America

Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) conceded to the notion that Democrats have not been successful in conveying the benefits of the Affordable Care Act to the public, citing newly released polls that show Americans are unaware of the legislation’s benefits. “Apparently, none of us did a good enough job because public opinion is divided and […]

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Conservative Analysts: Repeal Healthcare And Replace It

By Rachel Christiansen Conservative analysts on Tuesday voiced support for repealing healthcare reform, and suggested ways to replace several of the law’s key provisions. National Center for Policy Analysis President John H. Goodman (NCPA) presented a list of ten specific changes to the Affordable Care Act that pointed out “structural flaws” within the law, and […]

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Former GOP Leader Frist Against Repealing Health Care Reform

By Rachel Whitt Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) is against his party’s push to repeal the health care reform law. “It is not the bill that I would have drafted,” Frist said Tuesday during an appearance at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C. “But it is the law of the land and […]

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Talk Of Chinese Currency Bill Coincides With Hu’s Visit

A bipartisan duo in the Senate is preparing legislation aimed at discouraging China from undervaluing its currency. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and OIympia Snowe (R-Maine) said they would reintroduce a bill that the House passed overwhelmingly just a few months back. The Currency Reform for Fair Trade […]

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Afghanistan Orientation Ends For New Republicans

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will return to the U.S. today, along with some of his newly-elected Republican colleagues. Freshman Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) — all of whom were considered conservative ‘Tea Party’ candidates during last year’s campaign — accompanied McConnell to areas in […]

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GOP Takes On Health Care Reform

The House will begin consideration Tuesday afternoon of legislation to repeal the health care reform law passed last year. Although the bill, entitled “The Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act,” could pass through the Republican controlled House, it is unlikely to gain further traction. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has balked at bringing […]

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Pair Of Lawmakers Say They’ll Soldier Ahead With More Voter Events

By Rachel Christiansen In the aftermath of the deadly Arizona shootings, two Democratic lawmakers say they will continue holding open district events with constituents.  Reps. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) and Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) both released statements on Friday expressing their condolences for the victims and families of the mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, which claimed the […]

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Dem Senator To Obama: Leave Social Security Alone

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a longtime champion of progressive causes, is urging President Obama to refrain from endorsing his debt commission’s proposals on reforming America’s Social Security program. In a letter to Obama, Sanders called reports that the president is considering the commission’s recommendations to raise the retirement age or alter the formula on which […]

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Kirk Calls For Swift Approval Of South Korean Free Trade Agreement

By Rachel Whitt, Kaeun Yu U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Thursday that the Obama administration will be pushing Congress to adopt a free-trade agreement with South Korea. Kirk, along with South Korean Ambassador Hun Duk-Soo, promoted a quick adoption of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA). Kirk said Congress should ratify the agreement, preferably […]

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Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson To Retire

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas) will not run for a fourth term in 2012. In a letter to supporters obtained by the Dallas Morning News, Hutchinson says “I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for re-election.” She adds, “That should give the people of Texas ample time to consider who my […]

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Sending Troops To Europe Was The Right Thing To Do

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President Obama has made the right move by sending some of our troops to Eastern Europe. It’s not a big number, but they create an important buffer between those countries and Russia’s Red Army.

Report: 44,000 Duplicate Voters In Virginia, Maryland

DOUBLING UP? A new report says 44,000 voters are registered in both Virginia and Maryland.

A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.

TRNS News Notes — 4/24/14

News Notes

Obama Asia tour: we’ll defend Japan
Obama: Ukraine sanctions “teed up”
Navy re-assigns ex-Blue Angels commander
Probe: DHS watchdog altered, delayed reports!
FCC upends itself today on net neutrality
FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

Click here for: Thursday, April 24

● Mortgage closings cause consumer pain

● USDA releases $60 million in breastfeeding funds

● FEC unveils an upgrade to website search engine

● Old shipwreck found near Golden Gate Bridge

● Amedisys pays $150 million for Medicare fraud

● Landmarks added to national list

Iraq And Afghanistan Vets To Be Honored In D.C.

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The names of all those who have died in battle since 9/11 will be read aloud at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 24.

The Flat-Earth Society Has Arisen Again

Can you imagine what the reaction would be if all four Republican candidates for North Carolina’s senate seat said the sun revolves around the earth?