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Rubio: US Must Become A More Engaged Global Leader

Florida Junior Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) argued un-apologetically on Wednesday that the U.S. must always play a leading role in world affairs.

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Napolitano: Secret Service Scandal Inexcusable

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano faced tough questions on the Secret Service’s Colombia scandal during a hearing Wednesday with the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Boehner Warns GOP Rank-And-File Of Contentious November

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reminded rank-and-file Republicans Wednesday that there could be a long, fiery battle to retain control of the House in November.

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Former GOP Senator: Freeze Pay Until Congress Passes Budget

In a half-hour conference call held Tuesday evening by the centrist organization No Labels, former Ohio Republican Senator George Voinovich emphatically supported “No Budget, No Pay,” a legislative proposal that would prevent lawmakers from being paid if they fail to “do their jobs.”

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Dems Accuse Romney Of “Paying Lip Service” On Student Loans

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In a DNC conference call Tuesday Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) accused presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of simply “paying lip service” after coming out in favor of keeping student loan rates at their 3.4 percent rate.

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Hoyer Says Dems Have 50-50 Shot Of Taking Back House

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters Tuesday that he believes House Democrats have better chance than the one-in-three shot House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) gave them this week.

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Schumer Battles AZ Immigration Law Author

On the day before Arizona’s controversial immigration law makes its case before the nation’s highest court, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) faced off with the law’s author, former Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, and made plans to introduce a bill that would curb the state law’s authority.

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Rubio Poised For “Major” Foreign Policy Speech

The Florida Senator’s office announced Monday that Rubio will be delivering a “major speech” on foreign policy this week.

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Activists Rally Against Arizona Law In Lead-Up To Court Case

Various representatives and organizations discussed the consequences that Arizona’s SB 1070 caused.

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Romney Still “Studying” Rubio’s Immigration Proposal

Likely GOP candidate Mitt Romney is campaigning with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) in Pennsylvania Monday, but told reporters that he has not yet signed on to the Florida Senator’s alternative to the DREAM Act.

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U.S. Deploys Reconnaissance Drones And Airmen To Latvia

The deployment will “assure our Latvian allies, NATO allies and European partners of our commitment to regional security and safety,” a Pentagon spokesperson said.

Justice: Disgruntled IT Officer Pleads Guilty To Sending Damaging Code

Nikhil Nilesh Shah will be sentenced in December.

NIH: Figuring How Eye Motion Sensors Work

The work is part of the National Eye Institute’s Audacious Goals Initiative.

Poll: GOP Would Shoulder Blame If Government Shuts Down

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44 percent said they would blame the GOP if Congress allows the government to shut down later this year.

NASA Announces Environmental Monitoring Of Alaska, NW Canada

The area in question is about 2.5 million square miles.

Obama To Appear On Survivalist Show In Alaska

The President is hitting the old, dusty trail with survivalist Bear Grylls.