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Cantor’s Big Business Agenda Sparks Primary Challenge

FEELING HEAT: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's flexibility on immigration reform makes him vulnerable to charges that he has lost touch with conservative principles.

Dave Brat is challenging Rep. Eric Cantor in a Republican primary — and giving the House majority leader a verbal thrashing on immigration.

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Businesses Reduce Economic Outlook Due To Fiscal Cliff Concerns

Executives from the nation’s top businesses are less optimistic about how much the country’s economy will grow over the next six months, according to a new Business Roundtable survey that was released today.

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Unemployment At 6.2% As U.S. Adds 209,000 Jobs

July marks the first time since 1997 that more than 200,000 jobs have been added to the economy for six straight months.

TRNS News Notes- 8/1

Clusterf*#k: Congress meltdown
Last day of school: Members boo
GOP leaders stumble on Day One
“Speaker” Cruz to blame?
Gaza: 72-hour truce – violations?

Colorado Becomes A State, Limbaugh Starts Broadcasting, And Al D’Amato Turns 77

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Here’s what happened today in American political history.

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● Consumers should beware overdraft protection

● USDA unveils poultry inspection system

● Oil and gas industry burdens taxpayers

● Rebellion smolders after Bundy standoff

● Sales tax holiday is not a vacation

● Religion and politics: A taxable mixture

Senate Rejects Emergency Border Bill

A CBP Border Patrol agent scans the area into Mexico with binoculars looking for illegal immigrants potentially staging to enter the U.S.

Two Democrats joined Senate Republicans in blocking the bill, which would have provided $2.7 billion in emergency funding for the southern U.S. border.

Senate Approves VA Reform Bill

Erie VA Medical Center Erie, PA. Photo/Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

In a rare glimpse of bipartisanship, the Senate approved the bill to overhaul the VA on the cusp of the August recess.