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Sherrod Brown Bashes Tea Party’s Rhetoric On Disability Insurance

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said that the conversation in Congress should be focused on “expanding Social Security rather than defending it against cuts and playing defense.”

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Mississippi Tea Party Leader Found Dead Following Photo Scandal

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The Mississippi Tea Party leader allegedly photographed Sen. Cochran’s wife, who resides in a retirement home, in an attempt to embarrass him.

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Hoyer: Tea Party Influence Reason for Republican Divide

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to reporters from the Capitol on Wednesday, June 1, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

“The Republican party is a deeply divided party,’ Hoyer said.

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Why Cantor Lost: UVA Center For Politics Weighs In

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) speaks to reporters from the Capitol, June 11, 2014. (Photo by James Cullum)

TRNS reviewed some of the finer points with Geoffrey Skelley, Associate Editor of “Sabato’s Crystal Ball” at the UVA Center for Politics.

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SHOCKER: Cantor Defeated By Tea Party In Primary

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As Majority Leader, Cantor, the second most powerful member of the House, spent nearly $1 million over the last seven weeks of the campaign, versus the $76,000 spent by Brat, an economics professor at Randolph Macon College.

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House Dems Slam Republicans Over New Benghazi Committee

House Democratic leadership criticized Republicans today, chiding them for wasting time on a new Benghazi committee while neglecting legislation that helps average Americans.

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Hoyer Defends Lerner As Contempt Vote Looms

Hoyer said he’s confident Lerner’s earlier refusal to answer questions before the House Oversight Committee was entirely within her Fifth Amendment rights.

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IRS May Stonewall Tea Party Probe For Years

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The IRS expects you to pay taxes on time, but says it will take years before it complies with a Congressional subpoena.

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LISTEN: Tea Party Leader Says IRS Finally Approved Her Tax Exempt Application

Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin questioned the timing of the approval, which came just hours before she testified before a House Oversight panel.

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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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Pentgon Announces Laboratory Review After 9 Live Anthrax Shipments

The Department is also working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their investigation of the shipments.

The World in 2:00 – May 29, 2015

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The founder of the Silk Road is sentenced to life in prison, and an American firm helps bridge a major gap in the delivery of humanitarian aid.

Report: Hastert Paid Individual to Conceal “Sexual Misconduct”

The Los Angeles Times reports that an, “official confirmed that the misconduct involved sexual abuse.”

Defense Secretary Joins Facebook

Carter is the first Defense chief to join Facebook.

‘Freedom of Speech Rally Round II’ Scheduled Near Phoenix Mosque

The anti-Islam rally is encouraging participants to come with weapons and draw negative images of the Prophet Muhammad, like the original event that resulted in a gun fight

NYT Editorial Board: Let The Patriot Act Expire

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“The looming expiration of a handful of provisions of the Patriot Act, which gave federal authorities vast surveillance powers, has stirred a long-overdue debate over the proper balance between investigative tactics in national security cases and civil liberties,” the editorial board wrote.