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Report: Obama Offers Candid Criticism Of Paul Ryan

President Obama was caught on microphone Thursday night questioning Rep. Paul Ryan’s credentials as a deficit hawk. While meeting with donors in Chicago, it appears as if a microphone in the room inadvertently fed audio from the closed-door conversation to the White House press room, where CBS Radio’s Mark Knoller was listening. “This is the […]

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Lieberman Threatens “No” Vote On Debt Ceiling

By Mario Trujillo Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) warned on Thursday that he would not vote to increase the debt limit in the coming months without debt reductions attached to it. At a press conference announcing his support for the Commitment to American Prosperity (CAP) Act, which would restrict federal spending to 21 percent of GDP […]

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Congress Approves 2011 Budget Plan

UPDATE-The Senate has now passed the budget bill in a 81-19 vote, but rejected amendments to repeal healthcare reform and de-fund Planned Parenthood. The House approved the two controversial amendments. WASHINGTON- In a 260-167 vote Thursday, the House approved a plan to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year. The budget represents […]

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Congressional Black Caucus Releases Their Own Budget Proposal

By Anna Cameron Members of the Congressional Black Caucus weighed in on the current budget debate Thursday by unveiling an alternative proposal for FY 2012. The CBC budget, entitled “the Responsible Path Towards Investing In America,” offers additional funding for education, infrastructure, technology and innovation, and health care services as well as alterations to the […]

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Walker Touts “Progressive” Nature Of Wisconsin Budget Bill

By Rachel Whitt Embattled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) told lawmakers Thursday that his effort to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights is a “truly progressive” way to reduce his state’s deficit. However, Walker offered few specifics about how the former impacts the latter. “We’re giving state and local governments the tools they […]

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Speaker Boehner Confident 2011 Budget Will Pass

By Mario Trujillo Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday that he was confident the bipartisan spending resolution agreed to last Friday will pass the House later in the day, even though reports have indicated the agreement wouldn’t reduce spending as far as some hoped. Some in the GOP— including Mike Pence (R-Ind.), […]

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House Votes To Cut Preventive Care Fund

The House voted late Wednesday to repeal another provision of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, another step towards fulfilling a GOP pledge to repeal and defund the entire bill. Four Democrats joined the Republican majority in a 236-183 vote to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund, a key, Democrats say, provision that promotes […]

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Boehner: Spending Cuts Will Foster Economic Growth

House Speaker Jon Boehner (R-Ohio) says the spending cuts included in a bill to fund the government through the rest of the current fiscal year are just the beginning. In an op-ed for Politico, Boehner said that after the House passes its final CR of the year later today, it will move on to a […]

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Senate Duo Introduces $4 Billion Bill To Beef Up Border

While spending cuts have been cemented as a central theme in today’s Congress, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) are looking for extra funding to beef up the nation’s security along its southern border. The Arizona duo introduced a piece of legislation calling for $4 billion in additional spending over the next five […]

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Lawmakers React To President’s Fiscal Speech

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle were quick to respond to President Obama’s highly-anticipated speech on fiscal policy Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) “There’s been a lot of talk about shared sacrifice when it comes to cutting spending and reducing the deficit. Republicans believe the sacrifice should fall mainly on seniors and the […]

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Israel Rejects Kerry-Brokered Ceasefire Agreement

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands amid a news conference in Jerusalem on December 5, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

The deal would have implemented a one-week humanitarian ceasefire in a violent fight that has already claimed the lives of more than 800 lives on both sides.

House Oversight Committee Rejects White House Immunity Claim

“Failing to comply with a Congressional subpoena is a serious matter,” said Committee Chair Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA).

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A pending ceasefire deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ukraine’s Prime Minister steps aside, and the third commercial airline crash in a week.

Dems Push To Let Young Undocumented Immigrants Enlist

“By allowing them to enlist we … ensure that all branches of our military stay fully staffed,” Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) said.

Pentagon: Russia Likely Transferring Heavy Weapons Into Ukraine

Ukrainian separatists could be heavily equipped with tanks, armored vehicles and rockets “potentially today”

Pelosi: Keep 2008 Bill And Border Funds Separate

“Don’t hold the children hostage to the cosmetics of how tough you are on the border,” Pelosi said.