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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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TRNS Interview: Senator Rand Paul

TRNS spoke with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Wednesday morning over the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. Paul says that the U.S. actually has enough revenue to continue paying interest on our debt and thus avoid default. He adds that he won’t support the Gang of Six proposal since it doesn’t balance the budget and actually adds […]

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House Passes ‘Cut, Cap And Balance’

The Republican-led House voted along party lines late Tuesday to pass a “cut, cap and balance” bill in a 234-to-194 vote. The measure is largely symbolic as it will likely die in the Senate and the President has said he would veto it. Regardless, the bill set the stage for political posturing among both parties […]

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Reid Dismisses Republican Proposal As “Reckless”

In a press briefing Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev. blasted the Republican Proposal to reduce the deficit. He went on to say that the partisan debate will continue as long as Republicans try to make a one-sided budget.

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Michael Vick Adovcates For Anti-Animal Fighting Legislation

By Vanessa Remmers NFL quarterback Michael Vick threw his support behind the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act along with CEO and President of the Humane Society Wayne Pacelle Tuesday. The legistlation, sponsored by Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) and Betty Sutton (D-Pa), makes it illegal to both be a spectator and bring a child to an […]

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Rand Paul Opposes McConnell Plan, Skeptical Of Default

By Phillip Bunnell Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) again today voiced his support for a balanced budget amendment and his opposition to Senate Minority Leader and fellow Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell’s plan to raise the debt ceiling. “I think that takes too much power away from Congress,” he said. “I think that gives too much power […]

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Dems Accuse GOP Of Spoiling Budget Talks

Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus John Larson D-Conn. and Vice-Chair Xavier Becerra D-Calif. blast House Republicans for walking out on budget negotiations.

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Obama Likes ‘Gang Of Six’ Proposal

By Kenneth R. Bazinet The House GOP is set to approve today its dead-on-arrival “Cut, Cap and Balance” plan to raise the debt ceiling, but the more mainstream Republicans in the newly reformed bipartisan Senate ‘Gang of Six’ are proposing a popular $4 trillion in cuts over the next decade. President Obama called the Gang […]

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LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – October 25-27

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Elections in Tunisia and Brazil, and human rights reviews of Iraq, Iran and Egypt.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 24, 2014

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Ebola spreads to Mali, the Security Council attempts to strengthen Somalia’s arms embargo and a UN expert on immigration says it’s time for holistic reform.

Issa: CDC Chief Bumbled Ebola Response

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee were critical of Centers For Disease Control and the Department of Homeland Security.

NYC Mayor: New York City Fully Prepared to Handle Ebola

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A doctor who recently returned from Guinea was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday at a New York City hospital.

Brownstein: Reducing Methane Emissions Helps Job Growth, Economy

Expanding the methane mitigation industry will help with job growth and protect the environment, according to the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Climate and Energy Program.

UN in Brief: Calm & Conflict for October 24, 2014

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UN staff returning from West Africa to ‘self-monitor’ for Ebola, human rights expert says immigration debate ‘toxic’ and Somali cargo inspections are approved.