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Casey Calls For Hearing In Wake Of Penn State

Citing the Penn State scandal, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is pushing for a hearing to discuss strengthening laws that require Americans to report incidents of child abuse. “The tragic events reported from Penn State have been a shock to the nation’s conscience,” Casey said in a statement. “It is clear we need to examine the […]

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Tucson Shooting Survivors Want Stricter Gun Laws

By Adrianna McGinley Survivors and family members of shooting victims, including those of the January Tucson shooting that nearly killed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), joined legislators Tuesday to support bipartisan legislation aimed at tightening national gun laws. The Fix Gun Checks Act, introduced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), would require background checks for all gun […]

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House Prepares To Take Up Balanced Budget Amendment

By Mike Hothi The House is set to vote on a balanced-budget amendment (BBA) by the end of the week. Passing the amendment would require a two-thirds majority vote in the House, a number that is unattainable without Democratic support. “[I] hope that this passes,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told reporters Tuesday. “I […]

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House Republicans Demand Holder’s Resignation

By Andrea Salazar Nearly a dozen Republican House members joined together Tuesday to call for Eric Holder to resign from his position as Attorney General, holding him responsible for “Operation Fast and Furious” and the death of a Border Patrol Agent. Under “Fast and Furious,” the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allegedly […]

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FHFA Director Defends Big Bonuses To Fannie And Freddie Execs

By Janie Amaya Federal Housing and Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Dirctor Edward DeMarco responded to questions from members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee today over why the agency has paid out $13 million in bonuses to the top 10 executives at twin mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. DeMarco defended […]

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Hoyer: Balanced Budget Amendment Unnecessary

By Adrianna McGinley House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) today criticized Republican efforts to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment. Although reporters noted that he supported a Balanced Budget Amendment in the 1990s, Hoyer said he no longer does because of fiscal “irresponsibility” on the part of Republican leadership over the last decade. “What I said […]

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Senate Democrat Remains Wary Super Committee Can Meet Deadline

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) said Tuesday that he remains wary a deal will materialize from a 12-member panel tasked with cutting the nation’s deficit by at least $1.2 trillion. With just over a week before its Nov. 23 deadline, Udall said “it’s very hard to tell” whether Republicans and Democratic members of the Joint Select […]

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Lawmakers Want Money For First Responders Included In Deficit Plan

By Andrea Salazar A bipartisan group of Hill lawmakers joined first responders from across the nation Tuesday to urge the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to include in its recommendation a bill to better emergency responder communication. With the so-called “super committee” nearing its Thanksgiving deadline to come up with at least $1.2 trillion […]

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House Set To Ease Gun Restrictions

The House will vote later today on a measure that would allow concealed gun holders to travel with their firearms across most state lines. The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act would “provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State.” As the Daily Caller […]

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Boehner: House Will Approve Super Committee Plan

By Mike Hothi House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio ) said Tuesday that the so-called “super committee” has done “good work,” but “there isn’t an agreement.” The bipartisan deficit reduction panel must propose a $1.3 trillion plan by Thanksgiving to avoid automatic cuts to the budget. Boehner told reporters that he’s confident House Republicans will support […]

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Report: DoJ Prepping To Charge Menendez With Corruption

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Menendez is being charged over allegations that he used his office to push for the interests of a friend, a Democratic donor, in exchange for gifts.

House Dems Demand Benghazi Committee To Withdraw Clinton Subpoena

“We urge you to withdraw the ill-considered subpoena-whose issuance to a cooperating witness serves only to highlight the increasingly partisan nature of the Committee’s focus”

Robert Reich Says Warren Should Run Against Clinton

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“It would be good for Democrats and the country,” Reich said.

O’Malley In New Hampshire As Clinton Candidacy Takes Hit

A recent poll had Clinton at 56 percent nationally and O’Malley at 8 percent.

Wisconsin Passes Controversial Right-To-Work Bill

After 19 hours of debate, the state Assembly passed the bill which Democrats argue would leave employees vulnerable in their work place

U.S. Economy Added 295,000 Jobs In February

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The unemployment rate is now at its lowest in 6 years.