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Hoyer: GOP Rejecting Everything Obama Sends Them

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) blasted Senate Republicans for shooting down a $35 billion piece of the American Jobs Act that is said to put teachers and first responders back to work. “Last night’s vote demonstrated once again that Republicans in Congress are more concerned with positioning for the next election than doing what’s […]

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Obama Scolds GOP After Jobs Bill Provision Stalls

By Adrianna McGinley The Senate blocked a $35 billion piece of the American Jobs Act Thursday night aimed at putting teachers and first responders back to work, but the President says he’s not done trying.  “Our fight isn’t over,” Obama said in a statement Thursday. “We will keep working with Congress to bring up the […]

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No Child Left Behind Bill Clears Senate Panel

By Adrianna McGinley A group of Senators voted Thursday to send legislation overhauling the national No Child Left Behind law to the floor for a full Senate vote. The vote in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was 15-7. The bipartisan bill introduced by Sens. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) would […]

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Coons Wants U.S. To Continue Aiding Post-Gaddafi Libya

By Adrianna McGinley Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told reporters Thursday that it would be a good idea for the United States to continue assisting Libyan rebels as they look forward to a world without Moammar Gaddafi. Numerous outlets are reporting today that Gaddafi was captured and killed in a remote area near his hometown of […]

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California Congressman Cardoza Not Seeking Re-Election

Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.), a blue dog Democrat who kept his seat after seeing his coalition hit hard in the 2010 midterms, has announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2012. “I love the people of the Central Valley, and thank them for the confidence they have placed in me for over 20 […]

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McCain Says Gaddafi Is Dead

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) released a statement Thursday morning regarding the reported capture and killing of Moammar Gaddafi in Libya. It should be noted that as of this time, neither the White House, the Pentagon nor the State Department have confirmed Gaddafi’s death. Here’s McCain’s full statement. “The death of Muammar Qaddafi marks an end […]

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Napolitano Grilled On New Deportation Policies

By Adrianna McGinley Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the Obama administration’s new guidelines prioritizing criminal deportations during an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, arguing that it makes sense economically. Napolitano cited that each removal costs DHS between 23 and 30 thousand dollars, not including the cost to the Justice Department. She said […]

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Education Renovation Starts With Demolishing No Child Left Behind

By Lisa Kellman Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), and Ranking Member Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) of  the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee solicited bi-partisan support from committee members on the markup today of legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 2011.  The act has come under fire since its 2001 […]

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Detainee Language In Defense Bill Irks Pentagon’s Top Lawyer

By Lisa Kellman Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson spoke out Tuesday against provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act’s (NDAA) that would force give the military full control of handling suspected terrorists. The Senate and House have each drafted versions of the 2012 NDAA, the primary funding bill for the Department of Defense, and […]

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McCain: Obama “In Full Campaign Mode”

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) shot back at Obama Tuesday after the President charged that Congressional Republicans lack a legitimate jobs plan. “I think thats very unfortunate to mock serious proposals. I think it really indicates he’s in full campaign mode,”  McCain, who co-authored the GOP’s jobs proposal, told reporters. The Jobs Through Growth Act, which […]

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New Documentary Focuses On Soviet Hockey Team’s Heyday

TRNS interviews filmmaker Gabe Polsky.

Pentagon In “No Rush” To Retake Mosul

“We aren’t there yet,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters on Friday.

Interview With Elana Simon At The White House

Elena Simon introduced President Obama Friday where he laid out a new healthcare initiative known as Precision Medicine

Obama Precision Medicine Initiative Seeks $215 Million

Precision medicine is the science of discovering medicines that target the underlying cause of disease rather than the symptoms.

Pentagon Holds Out On Blaming Taliban For Kabul Airport Attack

Two U.S. contractors were killed and a third was injured in the Friday attack at Kabul International Airport.

U.S. Military To Be On-Hand At Superbowl

Find out what they’ll be doing here.