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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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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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Belle Boyd Is Arrested, NASA Is Formed And Elizabeth Dole Is 78

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Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Tuesday, July 29

● With liberty for none

● Israel is winning the P.R. war

● Atheists lose Ground Zero monument dispute

● Fist-bumping beats germ-laden handshake

● Border state gun sales reports are upheld

● Social Security depletion date is unchanged

Hagel Phones Ukraine Counterpart, Pledges Support

Ukrainian Defense Minister Valeriy Heletey requested additional security assistance from the U.S. during the phone call, but the Pentagon would not specify what type of aid was requested.

Virginia’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down By Appeals Court

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“Civil marriage is one of the cornerstones of our way of life,” Judge Henry Floyd said in the ruling.

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – July 28, 2014

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Ban Ki-moon blames Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lack of ‘political will,’ and the Ukrainian armed forces go on the offensive near the site of MH17.

Deal Reached To Provide VA With $17 Billion In Emergency Funding

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The bill would authorize $10 billion funds for outside medical care for veterans while empowering the VA Secretary to fire senior-level employees.