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Obama Proposes Legislation on Spending Bills

Monday, May 24, 2010

President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation that would require lawmakers to vote on spending bill cuts if the president finds  pork barrel spending in a bill.

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Pennsylvania Elections Barometer for National Mood?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Two key political contests slated for next Tuesday in Pennsylvania may offer some insight into whether a growing anti-incumbent sentiment will be enough to shift the political landscape nationwide.

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Senate Leaders Closer on Financial Reform

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Senate's Banking Committee Chair Chris Dodd agreed to toughen rules on derivatives on Sunday.

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Dems Push Financial Regulatory Reform Bill

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Democratic leaders are scrambling to get enough Republican votes to bring a new financial regulatory reform bill to the Senate floor this week.

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NY State Lawmakers On Holiday

Sunday, March 28, 2010

New York State lawmakers are expected to leave Albany for their holiday break this week. That means the state's budget will most likely miss the April 1 deadline. The latest budget proposals from the two houses of the legislature are $1 billion apart.

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Health Care Bill Clears Final Hurdle

Friday, March 26, 2010

The president was in Iowa as the Senate and House approved the changes to his overhaul bill.

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Senate Finds Technical Glitches in Bill

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The flaws mean the bill will have to go back to the House for another vote after the Senate adopts it.

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Campaign Fundraiser Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Friday, March 19, 2010

A former fundraiser for President Barack Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and U.S. Senator John Kerry has pleaded guilty in a federal bank fraud case.

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Obama Signs Nearly $18 Billion Jobs Bill

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tax breaks for employers who hire unemployed workers.

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No Health Care Bill Yet for House Dems

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

House Democrats may still fall short of the 216 votes needed to pass health care legislation.

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Tea Party Activists Want to Recall Menendez

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Senator has been targeted for his support of health care reform and his voting record that favors government spending.

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President Obama Woos Freshman Democrats

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

One-on-one sessions at the White House to discuss health care with wavering Democrats.

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Obama Shoots for Overhaul of No Child Left Behind

Monday, March 15, 2010

President Obama announced in his Saturday address to the American people that his administration will attempt to overhaul the controversial education policy known as No Child Left Behind.

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Takeouts: The Week Ahead in Health Care, Your Take on Daylight Saving Time

Monday, March 15, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Health care is expected to dominate the news out of Washington this week. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made some bold predictions on Sunday, saying he expects health care reform will soon be "the law of the land." Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to discuss the odds of reform in what may be its final hours.
  • RESPONSES TAKEOUT: We hear your responses to what you would do with an extra hour.

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Obama Delays Trip to Work on Health Care

Friday, March 12, 2010

President Barack Obama is delaying his trip to Indonesia, Guam and Australia by three days to work on getting his health care reform package passed.

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Ethics Committee Polices Lawmakers in Relative Secrecy

Friday, March 12, 2010

On Thursday, House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to continue an investigation into the activities of Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) who resigned on Monday amid allegations of sexual misconduct. However, now that Massa has resigned, it is unclear whether the body responsible for the investigation, the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, must actually honor the House request to keep the investigation open. 

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Senate Passes $15 Billion Jobs Bill

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Senate Democrats passed a $15 billion jobs bills yesterday.

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In More Ways Than One, Communication Problems Plague Toyota

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda testified on Capitol Hill yesterday, sounding contrite and several times apologizing for the problems that have plagued his company. Toyoda stressed Toyota's commitment to safety, and, at one point, spoke directly to the families of Toyota drivers who were killed when their cars accelerated out of control. The hearing lasted approximately three hours and Toyoda faced tough questioning from lawmakers, but appeared to be hindered at times by an inability to understand his questioners.

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Lawmakers, Doctors: Reps. Burgess and McDermott on Health Care Reform

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A televised bipartisan summit on health care will take place in Washington D.C. on Thursday. Analysts, observers and the American people will watch to see if “bipartisan” is really the right way to describe this summit, as nationwide frustration grows over proposed insurance rate hikes and the details of the attempted reforms thus far.

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Toyota CEO to Testify on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, will testify before Congress today as part of a probe into his company's massive car recall. Toyoda's prepared remarks have already been released and the embattled CEO is expected to apologize to customers and to lawmakers ahead of his testimony.

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