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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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Wall Street Protests Planned For DC

Members of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement will rally in downtown Washington today to push their anti-Wall Street message just blocks from the White House. According to the website, rallies are slotted to occur throughout the day. The group will also march to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters downtown around 3:00 pm. Click […]

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Obama Remembers Steve Jobs

President Obama released the following statement in response to Apple’s announcement earlier this evening that co-founder Steve Jobs has died. “Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the […]

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Palin Not Running In 2012

Former Alaska Governor told conservative radio host Mark Levin Wednesday that she will not be seeking the Republican nomination for President. Levin made the announcement via Twitter and read a statement written by Palin on the air. Palin’s decision to bow out of the race puts an end to over two years worth of White […]

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Justice Breyer: Politics Never Sway Supreme Court

Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday that politics plays less of a role in Supreme Court decisions than many in the public think. “When you put on the robes, you take off the politics,” Breyer, sitting alongside fellow Justice Antonin Scalia, said during a hearing. The committee members’ questions […]

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Republican Duo Unveils Budget Reform Bill

Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) introduced legislation Wednesday aimed at ending a series of so-called budget “gimmicks.” The nine-point plan, called the Honest Budget Act, would force the Senate to pass a budget resolution — something the upper chamber has not done in over two years — before it can move on […]

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New York City Gearing Up for More Protests, Student Walkouts

Scores of students and union members are set to join the Occupy Wall Street demonstration today, as the movement continues to pick up steam and support following the arrest of over 700 protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge last weekend.  Student groups throughout the city are coordinating mass walkouts from classes at noon today as a […]

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Tuesday, October 13

● Trade pact seen as health threat

● Courts delays “Waters of the U.S.” rule

● California: “If you can drive, you can vote”

● Privatized meat inspection stirs a dangerous recipe

● Delivery plan is a vanishing act

● Phoenix property manager aided criminals

Interview: Former Senator Evan Bayh on the No Labels Problem Solver Convention


The convention is a gathering on how American leaders can work to achieve shared goals for the U.S. without political labels.

Opinion: Celebrating World Mental Health Day


TRNS’s Ellen Ratner shares the importance of caring for those with psychiatric illnesses.