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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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Gingrich Wants Gary Johnson At The GOP Debate

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is urging the Washington Post and Bloomberg news to invite longshot candidate Gary Johnson to Tuesday evening’s GOP debate. “Fairness requires Gov. Johnson to be included in tomorrow’s debate,” Gingrich said in a Twitter post. Johnson, the former Governor of New Mexico known for his libertarian stances, has been excluded […]

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Joe The Plumber Gearing Up For Congressional Race

Sam Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the plumber, has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission for a Congressional campaign. Wurzelbacher, who rose to prominence amid the 2008 campaign as a McCain ally, will be running in Ohio’s ninth district for the seat currently held by Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. In the prelude to the […]

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Obama Salutes Troops On 10th Anniversary Of Afghan War

President Barack Obama praised American troops Friday in a statement acknowledging the 10 year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. “Thanks to the extraordinary service of these Americans, our citizens are safer and our nation is more secure,” the statement reads. “In delivering justice to Osama bin Laden and many other al Qaeda leaders, we […]

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Romney To Warn Against Isolationism

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today. Romney, considered by most to be his party’s frontrunner in the 2012 race, will call for America to serve as a global leader militarily. “This is America’s moment,” Romney will say. “We should embrace the challenge, not shrink from it, not crawl […]

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Tensions Rise On Capitol Hill Over Potential Transcontinental Pipeline

By Mike Hothi The oil industry and environmental groups squared off Friday on Capitol Hill regarding the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline which would transport oil from Alberta, Canada through the United States to Texas. Tensions rose as both sides made public comments that garnered loud applause and the occasional boos. “We appreciate that you say […]

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● Indians, Eskimos are prone to early death

● Students cautioned on loan “auto-defaults”

● State prisons are filled with repeaters

● Where did the Class of 2013 go?

● Family leave expansion promoted

● College sued for religious discrimination

South Korea Fears Nuclear Test From The North Ahead Of Obama Visit

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“We confirm that we have spotted several activities related to the nuclear test in Punggye-ri in North Korea,” the South Korean Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

Perry Challenges Cuomo On Economic Policy

Photo: Lisa Kellman/TRNS

Perry challenged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to a debate on economic policy, charging that Cuomo’s policies are harmful to businesses.

PHOTOS: Cowboys And Indians Rail Against Keystone Pipeline

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In Ukraine, Biden Pledges $50 Million In Military, Electoral Support

Joe Biden with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

Burdened with more than $2 billion in Russian energy debts, Prime Minister Yatsenyuk also appealed for U.S. government and private sector energy investment.

Hagel Reviews Advances In Prosthetics And Brain-Related Technologies

The additional demonstrations included a cyberwarfare program, a direct close air support system that can be utilized via mobile technology, and advancements to the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)