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Senate Duo Pushes For Clean Energy Standard

By Rachel Whitt Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) said at a Tuesday press conference hosted by The New Republic, a Washington, D.C. based magazine, that the recovery of the United States’ economy is directly linked to future environmental policies.  Bingaman, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said increasing transportation expenses […]

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Hoyer Also Regrets Voting Against Raising Debt Ceiling

By Rachel Christiansen House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told reporters on Tuesday that, like President Obama, he too regrets voting in the past against raising the nation’s debt limit. Hoyer called his vote in 2006 a “mistake.” Yesterday, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters that President Obama regretted his decision to vote […]

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Levin: Tax Havens Cheating U.S. Out Of $100 Billion Each Year

Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.) warned reporters Tuesday that corporations may be cheating the U.S. out of billions by holding their assets in offshore accounts. Pointing to a contrast between “millions of ordinary Americans fulfilling their legal and civic obligation to pay taxes to Uncle Sam” and “wealthy individuals or profitable corporations, are taking evasive action […]

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Plenty For Conservatives In New Budget Plan

Although House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) agreed to drop his party’s key social issues from the budget negotiations, there is still plenty of red meat for Conservatives in the new budget plan. The resolution includes language that would specifically bar the Obama administration from bringing Guantanamo detainees to U.S. soil “for any purpose,” despite the […]

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Kyl: White House Right On Nuclear Modernization, But Misses Bigger Picture

By Mario Trujillo Although an outspoken critic of the new START Treaty, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) nevertheless gave the President credit Tuesday for upholding nuclear modernization funding in the proposed 2012 budget. “After some amount of urging and telephone calls and the like, the administration seemed to be supportive,” Kyl said during a […]

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Final Spending Plan Cuts $40 Billion

The bipartisan plan to keep the government operating for the remainder of the fiscal year will reduce last year’s spending levels by $40 billion through a series of deep cuts from various agencies and programs. According to details released Tuesday morning by the House Appropriations Committee,  $10.9 billion in cuts will be made from spending […]

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Report: Obama’s Fiscal Plan Will Mirror Commission’s Proposal

The Washington Post reports this morning that President Obama will call on lawmakers to vote on the comprehensive debt reduction plan put forth by his fiscal commission back in December. According to the report, the President will announce his support for the plan, named after the commission’s co-chairs, Democrat Erskine Bowles and Republican Alan Simpson, […]

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Poll: Americans Credit Obama, Dems For Avoiding Shutdown

More Americans credit President Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats for avoiding a government shutdown than Republican lawmakers, according to a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll. The data, compiled between April 9-10th, states that 48 percent would credit “Obama/Democrats in Congress” for the agreement to continue funding the government, whereas only 35 percent would attribute the […]

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Round Two: Boehner, GOP Set Sights On Debt Limit

House Speaker John Boehner (R- Ohio) said Republicans “dragged a reluctant Senate and White House” into reaching a deal for funding the government through September, but now says the GOP will stand against the President’s wishes to increase the nation’s debt ceiling.  “President Obama also wants a debt limit increase, but says spending cuts and […]

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House Votes To Block Net Neutrality Rules

The House took a short break from discussing the possibility of a government shutdown on Friday to pass a resolution that blocks the Federal Communications Commission from implementing net neutrality rules that would govern the internet. The Republican measure passed 240-179. It is likely DOA, however, if and when it is taken up by the […]

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Pentagon Responds To Putin’s Claim That Russia Could Take Kiev In Weeks

TRNS sat down with Pentagon Spokesman Col. Steve Warren to assess Putin’s claim that Russia is capable of taking Ukraine within weeks

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – September 2, 2014

The World in 2:00

A UN warning on Ebola, the Islamic State claims to have killed another American journalist, and a 41-year-old Italian is the EU’s next foreign policy chief.

Royce “Disgusted” By Alleged ISIS Execution

Ed Royce

“I am disgusted by what appears to be another horrendous killing of an American journalist at the hands of ISIS,” Royce said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with Steven Sotloff’s family.”

CDC Head Predicts Ebola Epidemic “Likely To Get Worse”

“Everything I’ve seen suggests that over the next few weeks, it’s likely to get worse,” Frieden said.

ISIS Video Shows Purported Execution Of American Journalist

Photo/ The Daily Caller

“Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests,” Sotloff says in the video.

Pentagon: U.S. Military Forces Conducted Operation In Somalia

On Monday, U.S. forces conducted a military operation in Somalia, however provided no further details than the announcement