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Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson Retiring

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Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) is expected to announce his retirement Tuesday, according to various media reports. Nelson’s decision to leave the upper chamber bodes poorly for Democrats, many of whom fear that his seat in the heavily conservative state will likely be taken by a Republican, thus decreasing Democrats’ chances of keeping the Senate. Five […]

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Group Releases Top Ten Bills Of 2011

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The organization Popvox has released a list of the top ten pieces of legislation that it says voters voiced opinions about to their elected representatives in Washington. “With over 300,000 messages sent in to Congress and users in every Congressional district, these POPVOX numbers are a reflection of what Congress is hearing from constituents,” said […]

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Obama Invokes Teddy, Pushes Congress To Pursue Fairness

By Adrianna McGinley President Obama called on Congress Tuesday to channel the policies of former President Theodore Roosevelt to bring the country out of recession and keep the “American dream” alive for middle-class Americans. “At the turn of the last century, when a nation of farmers was transitioning to become the world’s industrial giant, we […]

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Hoyer Blames GOP Leadership For ‘Do Nothing’ Congress

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By Adrianna McGinley House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters at a press briefing Tuesday he remains hopeful that Republicans and Democrats will work in the last weeks of the year to pass economic recovery legislation, but the GOP must be willing to cooperate. “There is no doubt in my mind that if Mr. […]

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Female CEOs Report Excess Of Tech Jobs

While the unemployment rate is at 8.6 percent, female CEOs from the tech industry reported Monday that there is an excess of unfilled tech jobs.

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Reid Intros Softer Payroll Tax Bill To Entice GOP

Senate Democrats introduced Monday a scaled-down version of legislation aimed at extending payroll tax cuts for Americans. In an effort to entice their Republican counterparts, Democrats have decided to shrink the original $265 billion in payroll tax cuts down to $180 billion by only extending the tax holiday to workers while excluding the break for […]

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House Dems Speak Against Alabama Immigration Law

    Following their recent visit to Alabama, five House Democrats held a press conference Friday urging undocumented immigrants to educate themselves about their rights under new immigration rules in that state.

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Dems Want Immigrants To Know Their Rights Under New Alabama Law

By Adrianna McGinley, Janie Amaya Following their recent visit to Alabama, five House Democrats held a press conference Friday urging undocumented immigrants to educate themselves about their rights under new immigration rules in that state. “If you have a U.S. citizen child, carry a copy of their birth certificate with you at all times…if your […]

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GOP Ignoring Middle Class, Say House Dems

By Janie Amaya  The top two Democrats in the House today accused Republicans of unfairly holding up a payroll tax cut extension for middle-class workers. “We cannot go home for Christmas unless we pass this legislation,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). “The clock is ticking,” Pelosi urged Republicans to work with her party […]

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GOP Leaders Downplay Dip In Jobless Rate

House GOP leaders downplayed the dip in the nation’s unemployment rate from 9 percent to 8.6 percent Friday morning, the lowest recorded rate in nearly three years. “Today’s unemployment numbers certainly look good on its surface,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said at a Friday press conference. “If you look at the number of […]

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Tuesday, April 21

● Hundreds convicted with faulty FBI evidence

● Voting Rights Act provisions remain in limbo

● Military service firm fined $3.1 million

● Common drugs may answer multiple sclerosis

● Cardinal Health fined for monopoly tactics

● Veterans wait over 2 years for records

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – April 21, 2015

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Chinese President Xi Jinping wraps up a major visit to Pakistan and the world’s largest “flawless” diamond is auctioned off in New York City.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 20, 2015

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The capsizing of a migrant boat heading from Libya to Europe over the weekend has sparked an emergency E.U. meeting and calls for serious action.

Washington Post Reporter Charged With Espionage In Iran

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In a statement, Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron called the charges “ludicrous.”

U.S. Begins Training Ukrainians For Combat

But no U.S. weapons or munitions are being used…

Reid Blasts GOP Over Lynch Nomination

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“Is there a single Republican senator who can come here on the floor of the Senate and give an explanation that does not smack of political foolishness?,” Reid said on the Senate floor.