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White House Council: Most Blocked District Court Nominees Have GOP Support

White House council Kathy Ruemmler called on Republican Senators Tuesday to drop their opposition to President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees. Ruemmler noted that 12 of the 17 filibustered District Court nominees have support from Republican lawmakers.  

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Harkin To Appear At “Godless Gathering”

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has reportedly decided to offer his support for a secularist rally slated to take place in Washington, D.C. later this month.

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Senate Duo Presses Reid For Vote On JOBS Act

A duo of Senate Republicans called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Friday to bring a House-passed JOBS Act to the floor of the upper chamber rather than introducing his own jobs bill. Following the House’s 390-23 vote, the JOBS Act was poised to sail through the Senate given that the White House had […]

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Bachmann Blasts Opponent As “Occupy Wall Street Candidate”

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is casting her sole opponent in Minnesota’s 6th District as the “Occupy Wall Street Candidate.” “My opponent claimed she was inspired to challenge me by Occupy Wall Street,” Bachmann said in a campaign email. “Do you really need to know any more?” The challenger is attorney Anne Nolan, who has previously […]

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Pelosi: Transportation Bill A Key Job Creator

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Thursday that passing the transportation bill is a crucial step toward job creation.

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Pelosi: Republicans Introducing “Jobs Bill Lite”

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) says that legislation introduced by Republicans is essentially “jobs bill lite,” adding that it is a far cry from what’s needed to spur job growth.  

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Despite Dem Backing, Keystone Amendment Fails

The Senate voted 56-42 to reject a measure that would have fast-tracked approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Pelosi Rejects Republicans’ Transportation Bill

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismisses the transportation bill House Republicans have put forward saying, “It would costs us 550,000 jobs, would cut highway investments in 45 states, bankrupt the highway trust fund by $78 billion and, according to Ray LaHood, … hurt safety.”

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Pelosi Downplays JOBS Act Triumph

By Lily Benitez De Luna House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Thursday that House Republicans should think twice before celebrating a 390-23 vote on their JOBS Act. Pelosi, along with with several other Democratic leaders, have argued that the economic impact of the JOBS Act is “meager” at best. She added that Republicans are […]

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Boehner: Obama 2012 Focusing On Everything But Economy

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House Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio) charges that President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign is attempting to focus on every issue besides the economy, which Boehner notes will be the top issue on election day.

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UK Marks 10 Year Anniversary Of London Bombings

The tragic events led to the death of 52 people with more than 700 sustaining injuries.

Clinton: Give Puerto Rico ‘A Fair Shot’

While Clinton faces Congressional GOP opposition, the former State official believes it is a step that should be taken to provide “real support and tools…to get on a path toward stability and prosperity”.

Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline Extends To Friday

The new extension marks the second time the deal has been pushed back, following the passing of the original June 30 deadline.

TRNS News Notes- 7/7

Iran: Embargo demand – deadline day
Greece: Crisis eurozone summit today
Panic: “Republican-on-Republican violence”
Cosby “obtained sedatives for sex”
Obama: ISIS fight not quick
South Carolina Senate votes: Move Confederate flag

Tuesday, July 7

● Chesapeake Bay anti-pollution rule affirmed

● Court guards anonymous online criticism

● The sound of a screaming pot

● There’s no such thing as a free heart monitor

● SEC charges Immigrant Investor Program fraud

● Threesome found in car trunk

Obama: ISIL Mission ‘Not Quick’ And Syria’s Assad Must Go

“This is a longterm campaign. ISIL is opportunistic and it is nimble,” Obama said.