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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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Obama On Immigration: ‘Come Out Of The Shadows’

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“Our immigration system is broken, and everyone knows it,” Obama said.

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – November 21, 2014

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President Obama touts immigration reform in Las Vegas, Joe Biden pledges new assistance during a visit to Ukraine and the Japanese parliament is dissolved.

Pentagon: Sequestration Would Require “Drastic”, “Arbitrary” Cuts

The Department of Defense isn’t taking federal sequestration lying down.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – November 20, 2014

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Led by the United States, 22 countries pledge $9.3 for climate change adaptation, and impasse sets in ahead of a deadline in Iranian nuclear talks.

Florida State University Gunman Identified

Tallahassee Police confirmed the shooter at FSU’s Strozier Library early Thursday morning was Myron D. May, a lawyer and former FSU student.