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House cancels vote on GOP bill to end shutdown

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 15 2013, 9:36pm CDT | by IANS

House cancels vote on GOP bill to end shutdown
Washington, Oct 16 (IANS/EFE) The US House of Representatives will not vote Tuesday evening after all on the bill prepared earlier in the day by Republican lawmakers to attempt to end the government shutdown, which has been going on since Oct 1 due to the lack of a budget agreement, and avoid a default.
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Every Senate Republican Votes To Stop Obama’s Immigration Relief

Sep 19 2014 10:55am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Screengrab Every Republican senator voted in support of a (failed) effort to thwart President Obama’s executive action on immigration Wednesday. The largely symbolic procedural vote would have allowed senators to bring up a subsequent vote to block Obama’s authority to expand immigration relief in the absence of congressional reform. But Republican unanimity on the anti-immigrant measure stands in stark contrast to the positions of man ...
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Republicans May Changes Rules to Save Boehner

Sep 19 2014 7:04am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

"House Republicans are quietly discussing a proposal that could fundamentally alter the way future speakers of the House are chosen, according to multiple GOP sources, with the objective of avoiding a repeat of John Boehner's embarrassing reelection vote in 2013," National Journal reports. "Under the proposed tweak, any Republican who votes on the House floor in January against the conference's nom ...
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Republicans May Change Rules to Save Boehner

Sep 19 2014 7:04am CDT | Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

"House Republicans are quietly discussing a proposal that could fundamentally alter the way future speakers of the House are chosen, according to multiple GOP sources, with the objective of avoiding a repeat of John Boehner's embarrassing reelection vote in 2013," National Journal reports. "Under the proposed tweak, any Republican who votes on the House floor in January against the conference's ...
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Biology Major Bobby Jindal Pleads Ignorance On Evolution and Climate Science

Sep 18 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Shutterstock House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says he can’t be expected to know about climate science because he is “not a scientist.” Same for Florida Governor Rick Scott (R), Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). But what happens when a highly educated guy who did study science in college wants to run for national office in a party that increasingly stands against facts and science? In the case of Louisiana Governor and perennial presidential wannabee Bobby Ji ...
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The Key Political Truth About Climate Change: It's About Our Families

Sep 18 2014 7:10am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

When my husband collapsed at a small gathering a few weeks ago, climate change was the farthest thing from my mind. I was too consumed with getting him to the hospital, holding his hand through the pain, and trying to appear calm when his legs stopped working. Later when doctors entered the room in protective gear, told us Don had meningitis, and said that it was often linked to West Nile Virus, the link still didn't quite compute. I was trying to comfort hi ...
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House Votes To Audit The Fed... And Deregulate Wall Street

Sep 17 2014 5:34pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to audit the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, a broadly bipartisan call for financial reform that accompanied two other bipartisan votes providing government perks to Wall Street on everything from higher mortgage fees to speculation in securities markets. The votes underscore unique tensions among both Republicans and Democrats. All three bills garnered strong Republican majorities while essentially splitting Democra ...
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Syria Authorization Passes Despite Doubts in Strategy

Sep 17 2014 4:09pm CDT | Source: Big Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. --  The House voted to provide the Obama administration the authority to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight against ISIS Wednesday, despite the widespread concern that the strategy might not work. The authorization passed 273-156. The legislation provides the Obama administration the authority to give arms and training to “vetted elements” of the Syrian opposition to fight against ISIS, requires the Secretary of Defense to brief Congress on the plan ...
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GAO Report: More Than 1,000 Obamacare Plans Include Taxpayer-Funded Abortion Coverage

Sep 17 2014 2:41pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), the non-partisan government watchdog, has issued a new report that identifies 1,036 Obamacare plans that cover abortion on demand at the expense of taxpayers through subsidies, a fact that confirms the provision in the health reform law requiring individuals to pay separately for abortion coverage is being widely ignored. As FoxNews.com reports, Republic ...
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