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Reid Holding Twitter Town Hall

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced Wednesday that he will be holding a Twitter Town Hall later this month. Reid’s office says the town hall, scheduled for September 14th, will be centered on job creation and economic recovery. Twitter users wishing to join in the conversation can tweet questions with the hashtag #AskReidTH.

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Report: White House Wants $300 Billion For Jobs

President Obama will ask Congress for $300 billion to spur job growth in his speech Thursday night, according to Bloomberg News. The $300 billion will be divided among tax cuts, aid to states and infrastructure spending. In addition, Bloomberg reports that the President will ask the Congressional supercommittee, the bipartisan body tasked with finding $1.5 […]

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White House To Unveil Plan To Aide In USPS Financial Crisis

The White House is planning to unveil a plan to help a struggling United States Postal Service bounce back from its current financial crisis, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday. “President Obama will soon offer an Administration plan to respond to the fiscal crisis at the Postal Service,” Lieberman said. “But for me, we must […]

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GOP Leaders Ask Obama For Meeting Ahead Of Jobs Speech

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor co-wrote a letter to President Obama on Tuesday, asking him for — among other things — a “bipartisan, bicameral meeting” with leading lawmakers before his speech on job creation Thursday evening. The text of the full letter is below: Dear Mr. President: We have […]

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Boehner Slams Obama Over Disappointing Jobs Report

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) released the following statement in response to the news that the nation’s unemployment rate remained at 9.1% in August: “Private-sector job growth continues to be undermined by the triple threat of higher taxes, more failed ‘stimulus’ spending, and excessive federal regulations. Together, these Washington policies have created a fog of […]

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September Shaping Up To Be Busy Month For Congress

President Obama appealed to lawmakers on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue to hit the ground running when they return to session next week. During a set of brief remarks in the White House Rose Garden on Wednesday morning, the president stated that the top priority for Congress must be reauthorizing a surface transportation bill […]

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NY Republican Reacts To 9/11 Commission Report

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said yesterday’s report put out by the 9/11 Commission shows the need to create a broadband network solely for first-responders. King, who represents most of Long Island, and who chairs the House Homeland Security Committee, urged lawmakers to support his bill — H.R. 607, the Broadband for First Responders Act of […]

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Issa Launches Site To Save Insolvent USPS

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) launched an interactive website Thursday with the sole purpose of saving a debilitating United States Postal Service.  SavingThePostalService.com allows visitors to see the facts about the financially insolvent U.S. Postal Service and offers them the opportunity to weigh in on which solutions Congress should pursue to address this issue.  “The USPS […]

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GOP Gov. Christie Slams Cantor’s Idea to Negotiate Hurricane Aid

By Kenneth R. Bazinet The Republican governor who took on right-wing bigots that questioned the patriotism of a Muslim judge he named to high state court is now facing down the Tea Party darling in the House GOP leadership who is threatening to make federal disaster relief a budget debate issue.  New Jersey Gov. Chris […]

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House Dem Calls For Hearings Into Corporate Pay

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) has called on Rep. Darrell Issa (D-Calif.), the chair of the House Oversight Committee, to hold a committee hearing to investigate corporate executive compensation.  “As the principle oversight committee in Congress, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to examine the extent to which the problems in CEO compensation that […]

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OPEC members talk oil in Vienna, Nicolas Sarkozy attempts to reenter French politics and Swiss voters decide whether to embrace a limited ‘gold standard’

Obama: Turkey Pardon 2014 “Fully Within My Legal Authority”

“I know some will call this amnesty, but don’t worry,” President Obama said. “There’s plenty of Turkey to go around.”

Justice Ginsburg Undergoes Heart Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Justice's Conference Room prior to Justice Elana Kagan's Investiture Ceremony. Photo/Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

“As long as I can do the job full steam…I think I’ll recognize when the time comes that I can’t any longer,” Justice Ginsburg told Elle magazine in September, “But now I can.”

EPA Proposes Plan To Restrict Smog-causing Ozone

“Today’s proposal is about informing Americans about healthy air quality so they can protect themselves as well as their families,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

400,000 Sign Up In First Week Of Obamacare

This year the numbers from the first week were trumpeted over Burwell’s Twitter account in a series of tweets, including how many people had used the call centers set up to help people enroll.

King Abdullah II To Visit White House

The meeting between the two leaders is scheduled for Dec. 5 so that they can discuss ongoing issues in the Middle east.