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Wu Will Resign

Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) intends to resign, according to the AP. Wu, who joined the House in 1999, stands accused of having an unwanted sexual encounter with a member of his staff’s 18-year-old daughter. The Oregon Democrat initially declined to tender his resignation, but said that he would not be seeking re-election in 2012. House […]

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GOP Leaders Assail Obama Speech, Tout Latest Debt Deal Offer

By Gabrielle Pfafflin House Republicans gathered Tuesday morning to slam President Obama for refusing to accept their plan to reduce the nation’s deficit and raise the debt limit. GOP Conference Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) called the President’s primetime speech last night “historic” because he said it was the first time, “a President of the […]

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Obama, Boehner Clash

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) brought their competing debt solutions to the American people Monday night in dueling prime-time addresses. Obama, speaking from the White House East Room, initially touted the grand bargain that he was initially pursuing, but closed his remarks with an endorsement of a plan crafted by Senate […]

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Reid, Schumer Tout GOP-Friendly Debt Ceiling Plan

By Philip Bunnell Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday touted a new plan to raise the debt ceiling that they claim meets the standards laid out by both parties. The proposal will cut $2.7 trillion in spending, $1 trillion of which is drawn from winding down the wars […]

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House Dems Assail Interior and Environmental Funding Package

By Philip Bunnell Democratic Reps. Jim Moran (Va.), Norm Dicks (Wash.) and Edward Markey (Mass.), gathered Monday to decry the GOP’s Interior and Environmental Appropriations bill, which they called highly anti-environment and tailored to special interest groups. “This is a bad bill,” said Dicks, “perhaps the worst Interior and Environment Appropriations bill I’ve seen in […]

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Boehner Offers New Plan, Obama To Address Nation

UPDATE (4:30pm) — House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled his latest measure to reduce the country’s deficit and raise the debt ceiling. Boehner’s new plan is two-fold. First, it cuts spending in the short-term by roughly $1.2 trillion while authorizing a debt limit hike of $1 trillion. Next, it commissions a bipartisan group of lawmakers […]

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Senate Shoots Down Cut, Cap And Balance Bill

In a 51-46 vote, the Senate rejected the Cut, Cap and Balance measure Friday morning, making room for an alternative plan to be considered by Congress. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had previously referred to the measure as “one of the worst pieces of legislation to ever be placed on the floor of the […]

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Boehner Calls For A Backup Plan

At a brief press conference Thursday morning, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) stressed to reporters the need for back up plans in case a major agreement that the president is seeking to raise the debt ceiling doesn’t transpire. “I always  believe that keeping the lines of communication open were important, and frankly I […]

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Allen West Fires Off Angry Email To DNC Chair

  Rep. Allen West (R-Fl.) sent Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fl.), the chair of the Democratic National Committee, an angry email Tuesday, describing the fellow Florida lawmakers as “the most vile, unprofessional and despicable member of the U.S. House of Representatives.” The email, obtained by Politico, was in response to comments Wasserman Schultz made on […]

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TRNS Interview: Senator Johnny Isakson

TRNS discusses the weak economy with Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who contends that the White House is over-regulating businesses and making a bad situation worse. (4:44) Listen

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Winfield Scott Retires, Five American Nuns Are Killed In Liberia, And Mount Rushmore Is Completed

Plus, President Johnson announces an end to the bombing campaign of North Vietnam, the Lincoln Highway is completed and Nevada becomes the 36th state.

Click here for: Friday, October 31

● Shrimp origins are questioned

● IRS adjusts taxes for inflation

● Gerber’s baby food doesn’t prevent allergies

● Charity accused of electioneering

● Coalition seeks restoration of whistleblower rights

● Divestiture ordered for media deal

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – October 31, 2014

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The Obamas celebrate Halloween, the UN dispatches its West African envoy to Burkina Faso and San Francisco celebrates its third World Series in five years.

Interview: Racial Inequality “A Major Factor” In South Carolina

Dr. Lonnie Randolph, Jr., President of the South Carolina NAACP spoke to TRNS after two former police officers pleaded guilty to excessive force by repeatedly tasering a 40-year-old black woman with mental disabilities.

Hagel Denounces Assisting Assad Regime

While immediate U.S. airstrikes in Syria have weakened the Assad regimes’ enemies, Secretary Hagel reaffirmed the Pentagon’s long term battle against the Assad regime

Interview With Rob Maness: Republican Candidate For Louisiana

While many Republicans have been endorsing Rep. Bill Cassidy, Maness says that they have also been launching a smear campaign against him.