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Google’s Head Honcho Gets Grilled

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google Inc., was seemingly unable to assure some lawmakers during a hearing this afternoon regarding the method by which search results are displayed and ranked by the search engine giant. Schmidt appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee to emphasize that his company fairly […]

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Pipeline Safety Bill Edges Closer To House Floor

The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed a bill aimed at implementing stronger safety standards for the future of pipeline construction. In a 51-0 vote, the Pipeline Infrastructure and Community Protection Act of 2011 sailed through the committee and is one step closer to being considered on the House floor. The legislation, co-sponsored by […]

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Ron Paul Attributes Polling Rise To Diminished Public Confidence

By Adrianna McGinley Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul attributed his rising support to the failure of the current economic and political environment, but admitted that he has been guilty of not always transmitting a clear message on the campaign trail. At a breakfast held Wednesday by the Christian Science Monitor, the Texas Congressman said he […]

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White House Answers Latta Request With Veto Threat

By Mikey Hothi In a letter to President, Rep. Robert Latta (R-Ohio) urged Obama to support his amednment to the TRAIN Act, a measure that would ensure the EPA considers economic effects when updating air quality standards. On September 2, President Obama asked EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw a draft of the Ozone National […]

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Boehner Claims Obama Consumed By Reelection

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) accused President Barack Obama Wednesday of paying too much attention to the upcoming Presidential election. “Watching the President here over the last couple of weeks has been a bit disappointing,” Boehner remarked during an appearance before the National Automobile Dealers Association. “It’s disappointing because it is pretty clear that the […]

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GOP’ers Tout Anti-EPA Bill, Assail Obama’s Tax Plan

By Janie Amaya Republicans gathered today to voice support for the TRAIN Act, which would commission a new panel to study the cost-benefit analysis of new air pollution regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The bill’s author, Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.), said the legislation would allow businesses to add to their payrolls. “The politicians, […]

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Pentagon Brass, Lawmakers Applaud End Of DADT

Lawmakers as well as the top military and Defense officials applauded the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Tuesday, describing the expiration of the controversial policy barring openly gay men and women from serving in the military as a deeply significant development. “This is a historic day,” Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told reporters at the […]

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Dems Ask Obama To Fight For EPA Regs

A group of Senate Democrats wrote to President Obama on Tuesday, urging him to oppose efforts to weaken the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate the environment. In their letter, the Democrats called on Obama to defend provisions within the Clean Air Act that allow the EPA to clamp down on air pollution and greenhouse […]

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Hoyer: GOP Doesn’t Want Obama To Succeed On Jobs

By Adrianna McGinley House Republicans are jeopardizing the nation’s economic success and reputation for political purposes, said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday. Hoyer told reporters that he is confident in Congress’s ability to put aside political differences and pass jobs legislation, but warned against the “defeat Obama” attitude coming from some GOP […]

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House Intelligence Chair Assesses Threats Abroad

By Adrianna McGinley House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) pushed the importance of American leadership abroad in combating national security threats.   During an event Friday held by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Rogers addressed questions regarding U.S. involvement in the Middle East and the military rise of China. “We must […]

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New Documentary Focuses On Soviet Hockey Team’s Heyday

TRNS interviews filmmaker Gabe Polsky.

Pentagon In “No Rush” To Retake Mosul

“We aren’t there yet,” Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters on Friday.

Interview With Elana Simon At The White House

Elena Simon introduced President Obama Friday where he laid out a new healthcare initiative known as Precision Medicine

Obama Precision Medicine Initiative Seeks $215 Million

Precision medicine is the science of discovering medicines that target the underlying cause of disease rather than the symptoms.

Pentagon Holds Out On Blaming Taliban For Kabul Airport Attack

Two U.S. contractors were killed and a third was injured in the Friday attack at Kabul International Airport.

U.S. Military To Be On-Hand At Superbowl

Find out what they’ll be doing here.