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Obama Signs Temporary Spending Bill

President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday that will keep the government funded through December 16th. The continuing resolution, the latest in a series of temporary spending bills, was included in a legislative package alongside appropriations bills for several government agencies- Agriculture, Justice, Transportation, Commerce and Housing and Urban Development. On Thursday, the bill passed through […]

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Another Dem Calls For Hearing Into Penn State Scandal

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) on Thursday called on the head of Congress’ committee on education to investigate what went wrong at Penn State University, where a former football coach allegedly sexually abused a series of young boys from 1994 to 2009. In a letter to House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), Miller […]

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GOP Questions Chu’s Competence As Energy Secretary

By Adrianna McGinley Energy Secretary Steven Chu emphatically denied any wrong doing on his part or that of his Department in the decision to provide the now bankrupt solar energy company Solyndra with a $535 million government loan guarantee in 2009. Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations […]

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Dean Of The House Challenges Congress To Stay In Session

Dean of the House Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) challenged Congress to stay in session until ” we can accomplish something of value, something worthwhile for the American people.” In a Politico Op-Ed published late Wednesday evening, Dingell expressed his frustration with the political atmosphere that has engulfed Capitol Hill and argued that, thus far, the […]

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Pelosi Declines Rick Perry’s Debate Proposal

By Janie Amaya House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined Rick Perry’s challenged for a debate next Monday. Poking some fun at the GOP candidate’s gaffe during a presidential debate last week, Pelosi said her schedule is full and jokingly said she couldn’t remember all of her scheduled engagements on her schedule next Monday. “Well, he […]

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Lawmakers, Citizens Ask Super Committee To Wake Up

U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Rep Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) led an event on Thursday in which hundreds of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries gathered together to ask the Super Committee to “wake up” and take entitlement programs off the table. “This country in fact does have a […]

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Vote On Balanced-Budget Amendment Sees Some Democratic Support

The House will vote on a balanced-budget amendment Thursday afternoon in a move that has Democratic leadership conducting last-minute damage control stemmed from conservative Democrats’ vow to pass the measure.  Following the endorsement by the 25-member Blue Dog Coalition, a group of conservative Democrats, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has begun rallying against the […]

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House Takes On Additional Temporary Spending Bill

The House is expected to vote on a legislative package Thursday that includes a resolution to continue federal spending through mid December, the latest in a series of temporary spending bills aimed at preventing a government shutdown. The newest Continuing Resolution is included in the “minibus” package alongside appropriations bills for several government agencies: Agriculture, […]

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Interior Secretary Under Fire Over Obama Energy Policy

By Adrianna McGinley Interior Secretary Ken Salazar faced tough scrutiny by members of the House Natural Resources Committee regarding the Obama administration’s energy policy. Republican members of the committee cited the lengthy process oil companies go through to lease and develop land in order be able to produce oil, saying the record high levels of […]

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DeMint Urges Supercommittee To Take On Welfare Spending

By Lisa Kellman Republican Senators revealed during a press conference Wednesday a new area to cut spending and lower the federal deficit: Welfare. “What we need to do is to redirect these programs in a way that encourages states to promote self sufficiency, put caps on spending and to make sure what we’re doing is […]

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7.8 Earthquake Hits Capital City Of Nepal, Death Toll Exceeds 1,500

With a population of 700,000, the earthquake has left the capital city of Kathmandu in rubbles with many still feared trapped and missing

LISTEN: The Weekend Ahead – April 25-27, 2015

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White House correspondents enjoy their yearly gala on Saturday, the world’s least happy nation votes for its president and a major EU-Ukraine summit begins Monday.

Holder Bids Farewell

“This is something that has meant the world to me, it has helped define me as an individual and as a lawyer, as a man,” Holder said in his farewell speech.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 24, 2015

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The White House explains its drone policy after the death of two hostages in Pakistan and the latest World Happiness Report reveals the stark impact of the Great Recession.

Statue Of Liberty Evacuated

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The monument was evacuated after a reported suspicious package was discovered on the grounds.

Mitt Romney On Clinton Foundation Donations: ‘It looks like bribery’

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is facing criticism over money donated to her family’s foundation while serving as Secretary of State in trade for approved uranium sales