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MADD To Combat Drugged Driving

By Adrianna McGinley Drug involvement in fatal crashes has increased five percent over the last five years, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). To combat the growing danger of drugged driving accidents, the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) announced […]

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U.S.Trade Deficit With China Hits Record High

The U.S. trade deficit with China hit a record high in August, rising to nearly $29 billion. The uptick is nearly $1 billion more than the $26.96 billion previously recorded. Alliance for American Manufacturing Executive Director Scott Paul released the following statement in reaction to the new numbers: “The record trade deficit with China is […]

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Poll Shows Cain Atop GOP Field

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Thursday shows businessman Herman Cain leading the rest of the Republican field. Cain received 27 percent of the vote in the new poll, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney finished second with 23 percent. Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped to third with 16 percent. Click here to […]

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Obama Leads Cain By Double Digits Among Likely Voters

A new Time Magazine poll released this morning shows President Obama with a twelve-point lead on upstart Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. Those who participated in the survey and said that they would likely vote next year gave the current president the nod over Cain by a percentage margin of 49-37. Obama also enjoyed a […]

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Lawmakers, Labor Leaders Join In Supporting Pending Free Trade Agreements

Members of the House Ways and Means committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee joined leaders from Caterpillar, Boeing and the American Farmers Bureau on Capitol Hill Wednesday to support the Obama backed bills that would eliminate American tariff and non-tariff barriors with Panama, South Korea and Colombia. Caterpillar’s Washington Director Bill Lane said that America has […]

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Obama Continues To Stump For Jobs, Despite Senate Defeat

By Janie Amaya President Barack Obama continued to tout his administration’s jobs bill, despite seeing it fail to pass a key procedural vote in the Senate Tuesday night.  I sent Congress a jobs bill made up of the kinds of proposals that, traditionally, Democrats and Republicans have supported.  Independent economists who do this for a […]

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“Underwear Bomber” Pleads Guilty

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged ‘Underwear Bomber,’ pleaded guilty to attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound international flight on Christmas Day 2009.   The Nigerian man told a Detroit courtroom that the bomb was a “blessed weapon to save the lives of innocent Muslims.”  The guilty plea comes on the second day of his trial. Abdulmatallab […]

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Congressional Approval Returns To All-Time Low

Approval of Congress dropped to 13 percent in October according to a new Gallup poll, tying the lowest approval ratings from December 2010 and this August. The approval rate remains low among both Democrats and Republicans, with only Americans from both parties giving Congress 14 percent approval. Approval among Americans who identify themselves as independents […]

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Deal Reached To Free Israeli Prisoner For Hundreds Of Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called an urgent cabinet meeting Tuesday evening to approve an agreement reached with Hamas to release kidnapped soldier Sgt. Gilad Schalit. “If all goes well, Gilad will return to Israel in the coming days, to his family and people,” Netanyahu told reporters, according to the Washington Post. The deal […]

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Occupy D.C. Protesters Arrested On Capitol Hill

United States Capitol Police arrested six people in the Hart Senate Office Building Tuesday afternoon.  The six are being charged with unlawful conduct for demonstrating inside a Capitol building. The detained demonstrators were participating in a protest announced by Occupy D.C. and Stop the Machine, two groups fighting for economic change. The protests stem from […]

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Friday, July 3

● June yields a glowing job creation report

● BP to settle oil spill for $18.7 billion

● Pakistan weapons trail began in Maryland pizzeria

● Court victory evaporates for unpaid interns

● Indiana sex offenders bring suit to pray

● Divestiture ordered for supermarket merger

Women In Tech: Brit Morin

The founder and CEO of Brit + Co. discusses homemaking in the digital age.

The Day Ahead – July 3, 2015

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The U.K. pays tribute to 30 of its citizens killed in Tunisia last week and a Russian rocket blasts off to resupply the ISS after Sunday’s SpaceX explosion

Pentagon: Drone Strike Kills ISIL Leader

Another ISIL member was also killed in the strike.

Obama Pushes Economic Agenda, Gives Nod To Labor

Obama will update a 30-year-old rule that will double salaried workers overtime pay, a move that will please labor unions who have been in a trade battle with the president in recent months.

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb Announces Presidential Run

Jim Webb served on term in the Senate.