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Cantor: ‘Crunch Time’ For Biden-Led Debt Talks

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told reporters Tuesday that “it’s crunch time” for the Biden-led debt limit negotiations as the potential for a July 1 agreement grows further out of reach. “We have hit the point at which we are at some really tough stuff,” the  Big numbers, everything as I have said before […]

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Hoyer Condemns Short-Term Deal On Debt Limit

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) condemned Tuesday the possibility of raising the debt limit on a short-term basis as a temporary solution to ongoing debt limit negotiations.  “Temporary continues to roil the markets, it continues to send the message to the world, to lenders and to our own businesses here in this country that […]

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Porn Mogul Offers Weiner A Job

Larry Flynt, the founder of the pornographic magazine Hustler, has offered ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) a job. In an open letter published on the Huffington Post, Flynt offered to pay Weiner 20 percent more than his Congressional salary and provide benefits and relocation costs. “This offer is not made in jest,” Flynt wrote. “As a […]

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Poll: Most Republicans Will Back Any GOP Candidate

A huge majority of Republican voters will support the GOP’s presidential nominee, regardless of who clenches the party’s nod, according to a poll from Rasmussen Reports. 83 percent of Republicans who usually participate in primary elections responded that they would cast their vote for the Republican candidate, even if if isn’t their preferred candidate. 7 […]

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Kay Bailey Hutchinson Calls For Gradual Social Security Reform

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Texas) introduced legislation Thursday that she claimed would gradually reform the social security system. In a press conference, Hutchinson put outlined a plan to increase the retirement age by three months starting in 2016 until 2023, where it would be capped at 69. In addition, Hutchison wants to reduce the Cost […]

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Weiner Resigns

After being embroiled in a high-profile online sex scandal, Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has officially announced his resignation in a very short press conference at 2:22 PM today.  The press conference was held at the same senior center in which he launched his City Council campaign 20 years ago before a rowdy crowd of both hecklers […]

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Operation “Fast And Furious” Comes Under Attack

By Andy Wiltrout The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives came under attack from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for its involvement in the controversial “Fast and Furious” program. According to the ATF, “the strategy of this operation is to allow the transfer of firearms to continue to take place in […]

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Sanders Intros Bill To Combat Wall Street’s Influence On High Gas Prices

By Vanessa Remmers With the average gas price hovering near $4 a gallon, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legistlation Wednesday meant to combat the negative impact of Wall Street oil speculation on gas prices. In what he likened to ripping off the American people, Sanders noted Wall Street speculation in the energy futures market has […]

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Hatch Calls For Changes To Medicaid

By Alex Harris Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said Wednesday that repealing the Medicaid Maintenance of Effort (MOE) would assist states suffering through the current budget crisis. The MOE requires states to maintain their eligibility levels for Medicaid until the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) approves the new health insurance exchanges for states in […]

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Kucinich Wants Courts To Put End To Libya Mission

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and other House lawmakers are suing President Obama over his failure to gain congressional authorization for the U.S.’ military campaign against Libyan ruler Moammar Gaddafi. The bipartisan group of ten is upset with Obama for “unilaterally” signing off on the mission, which began back in March, to protect Libyan rebels from […]

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LISTEN: The Day Ahead – September 17, 2014

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Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly testifies before Congress, a new report on the Healthcare.gov website, and a Fed decision on changing U.S. interest rates.

Poll: Pat Roberts Behind Independent Challenger

Public Policy Polling shows a 10 point gap in the Kansas Senate race.

Obama Meets With Military Envoy Tasked To Battle ISIS

Gen. John Allen has been appointed as Special Envoy to develop an international coalition and military strategy to combat the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria

GAO: Widespread Violations Of Obamacare Abortion Rules

Out of a sample of 18 insurers, only three said that the service was offered without any “restrictions, limitations or exclusions.”

Jindal: Country Needs a Conservative Leadership

Jindal’s comments came as he gave a speech on energy.