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New Mexico Lawmakers Want More Money For Nuclear Waste Cleanup

By Andrea Salazar Times may be tough but nuclear waste is no area to skimp on. That’s what Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) are arguing as Congress begins appropriating spending for the 2012 fiscal year budget. In a letter to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and […]

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FBI Arrests Man Accused Of Plotting Capitol, Pentagon Attacks

The FBI has arrested a 26 year old Massachusetts man for allegedly plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol building and the Pentagon with remote controlled aircraft strapped with C4 explosives. According to the FBI affidavit, Rezwan Ferdaus, an Ashland resident with a bachelor’s degree in physics, was allegedly planning the attacks as a form of […]

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Ryan Rolls Out Major Healthcare Reform Proposal

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) today will unveil his latest idea to alter the nation’s health insurance system as a means of reducing costs over time. As CNN Fortune reports, the pillar of Ryan’s newest proposal involves shifting the responsibility of providing health coverage from employers to employees. Ryan, who chairs the House Budget Committee, will […]

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Senate Beats Deadline, Approves Stopgap Measure

UPDATE: By a vote of 79-12, the Senate on Monday approved a stopgap measure to keep the government funded through November 18. Click here for more… This story was updated for a second time at 7:38 pm EST UPDATE: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will hold a vote Monday night on a bill to keep […]

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Obama, Leading Republicans Take To The Web

President Obama and a trio of House Republicans are in California today to advance their jobs proposals across the social media spectrum. Obama will be in Mountain View this afternoon for a 2:00 pm ET town hall event sponsored by the online professional networking site, LinkedIn. There, the president is expected to continue lobbying for […]

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House Republican Calls On Obama To Stand Against China’s One Child Policy

By Mike Hothi Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) blasted the Obama administration Friday for indirectly aiding China’s one-child policy by continuing to fund the United Nations Population Fund, which he claims tolerates human rights abuses within China. “[The Population Fund] are not part of the solution, they are enabling the problem,” Smith said during a press […]

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Solyndra Executives Provide No Answers

By Adrianna McGinley Top Solyndra Inc. executives invoked their Fifth Amendment rights and declined to answer any questions presented to them at a House Committee hearing Friday. Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and CFO Bill Stover were scheduled to testify September 14 at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing investigating the over $500 million loan […]

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Hoyer Calls For Urgent Action On CR

After the House passed a short-term spending plan Friday, House Minority Whip Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in order to move forward and talk about a compromise the Senate needs to act. “The Senate has to act first to see what they can do over there,” Hoyer told reporters. “Then I think we’ll talk about […]

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House Narrowly Passes Stopgap Measure

The House passed legislation early Friday morning aimed at keeping the government funded well into November in a close 219-203 vote. The resolution’s passage follows Republican leadership’s embarrassing failure to pass a similar bill earlier in the week, an outcome attributed to 48 conservative members who found that the bill came at too high a […]

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Reid To Boehner: Pass The Senate CR

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) released the following statement late Thursday night after the House narrowly passed a continuing resolution that includes far less in spending then the version passed by Reid’s chamber: “The bill the House will vote on tonight is not an honest effort at compromise. It fails to provide the relief […]

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Obama: Benefits Of Keystone Would Be Minimal

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“There is very little impact, nominal impact, on U.S. gas prices, what the average American consumer cares about,” Obama said.

Pentagon: Hagel Briefed Friday On Army’s Report On Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Bergdahl, who was held in Afghanistan for five years as prisoner of a pro-Taliban group, was released in a prisoner exchange with five Taliban commanders previously held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in May.

Obama: Sony ‘Made A Mistake’ In Pulling Controversial Film

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“We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can impose censorship here in the United States,” Obama said.

Interview: The Holiday Season And Donating To The Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project CEO Steve Nardizzi is interviewed by TRNS.

Ban Ki-moon Hails Ebola Containment Progress In Liberia

Ban Ki-moon and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. December 19, 2014. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

‘Today we have reason to be cautiously optimistic that this terrible outbreak can be defeated,’ Ban told reporters in the Liberian capital today.

FBI Links North Korea To Cyber Attacks On Sony

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“North Korea’s attack on SPE reaffirms that cyber threats posed one of the gravest national security dangers to the United States,” the FBI said.