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Kerry Seeks To Exchange Teachers And Other Professionals With Muslim-Majority Countries

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced Tuesday that he will introduce legislation to set up a professional exchange program between the U.S. and countries with predominantly Muslim populations. The exchange, set to work with 4-7 undetermined countries, will focus primarily on professionals who work within the public sector, […]

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Stimulus Has The “Summertime Blues”

By Rob Sanna – Talk Radio News Service Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released a report Tuesday entitled “Summertime Blues,” which lists 100 stimulus bill funded projects that to do not create jobs. “We have a total now of over 300 projects [and] over $15 billion,” said Coburn. “Could we have used […]

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Senate Starts Debate Over Kagan Confirmation

The Senate began the debate over Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s confirmation Tuesday. While Kagan will almost surely be approved by the upper-chamber, she has faced some heated last minute opposition. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) announced last week that he will go against his party by voting against the current Solicitor General and on Monday […]

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Reaction On Capitol Hill To Rangel Charges Mixed

By Alexa Gitler – Talk Radio News Service  Even after the House Ethics Committee charged Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) with over a dozen rules violations, the embattled former Ways and Means Chair continued to voice his innocence.  “Even though they are serious charges, I’m prepared to prove that the only thing I’ve ever had in […]

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House Democrats Want New Afghanistan Policy

By Sarah Mamula – Talk Radio News Service Though a $59 supplemental bill that funds continued military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan passed earlier this week, 102 Democrats voted against it. Several of them expressed their dissatisfaction with continued U.S. military presence in Afghanistan on Thursday. “Osama Bin Laden remains at large, the terrorist threat […]

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Hispanic Caucus Applauds AZ Immigration Ruling

By Brandon Kosters – Talk Radio News Service Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus praised U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton for enjoining parts of the new Arizona immigration law, and discussed what can be done to improve living conditions for illegals nationwide. Bolton yesterday filed preliminary injunctions against the parts of the bill that required […]

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Ex-Arlington National Cemetery Head Leaves Senate Panel Scratching Heads

Philip Bunnell – Talk Radio News Service Senate Homeland Security member Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) had harsh words for former Arlington National Cemetery Superintendent John Metzler on Thursday, asking him if family members will be sure that they are “standing at the real grave site of [their] loved one.” Metzler ran the historic military burial […]

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Boehner Mocks Democrats’ Manufacturing Agenda

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) took issue with Congressional Democrats’ recent attempts to pass legislation aimed at spurring America’s troubled manufacturing industry, casting the move as too little too late. “Finally after 18 months of moving their job killing policies now they want to go out and talk about their manufacturing agenda,” Boehner said […]

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Defense Train Wreck Could Be Coming, Cautions Independent Panel

By Sarah Mamula – Talk Radio News Service With future military engagements eminent, the independent panel assigned to examine the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), the Congressionally mandated overview of U.S. military policy, says that U.S. defense needs to be modernized in nearly every aspect. A report from the panel calls for more people, equipment […]

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Arizona Lawmakers React to Court Decision

Philip Bunnell – Talk Radio News Service Arizona lawmakers from both parties released statements in response to Judge Susan Bolton’s decision to curtail some of the more controversial provisions in the Arizona immigration bill, SB 1070. Republican senators John McCain and Jon Kyl released a joint statement condemning the court’s decision.  “We are deeply disappointed […]

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Deaths Reported As Ukraine Begins Offensive Against Russian Separatists

The Ukrainian armed forces cleared three road blocks near the flashpoint city of Sloviansk, according to the country’s information ministry.

Poverty Is Killing Us

It’s time to eliminate poverty in America, and give everyone a shot at living the American Dream.

Former Blue Angels Officer Under Investigation For Sexual Harassment

Former Commanding Officer of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s acrobatic fighter squadron, Capt. Gregory McWherter has since been reassigned.

Poll: Paul Leads Clinton In Swing State Colorado

Clinton also ties with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Pentagon Rejects Report Of U.S. Base Overrun By Al-Qaeda

Pentagon officials claim the base was operated by Libyan personnel, not by U.S. forces in secret.

92.5% Of Syrian Chemical Weapons Removed Or Destroyed: UN

An advance team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations arrives in Damascus, Syria. October 1, 2013. UN Photo/Hend Abdel Ghany

The Assad government has until the end of April to remove the full quantity of its declared 1,433 tons of chemicals.