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Obama joins in assailing Limbaugh slur of student (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
AP - Stepping into an emerging culture clash over women, President Barack Obama made a supportive phone call Friday to a law student who testified before Congress about the need for birth control coverage, only to be called a "slut" by Rush Limbaugh.

Norm Dicks retiring from Congress (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On March - 2 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Politico - The Dem lawmaker says he and his wife want to enjoy life at a "different pace."

George Will: Take Congress, not W.H. (Politico)

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Politico - He says this would help restrain Obama while the GOP grooms its talent for 2016.

Postal closures concern election officials, voters (AP)

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AP - Elections officials in several states are concerned that the closing of mail-processing centers and post offices could disrupt vote-by-mail balloting this year, a potential problem that has led some members of Congress to call for a delay until af...

Obama demands Congress end oil, gas subsidies (AP)

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AP - President Barack Obama, turning his political sights on snowy New Hampshire, demanded that Congress eliminate oil and gas company subsidies that he called an outrageous government "giveaway." Though politically a long shot, the White House believe...
ContributorNetwork - COMMENTARY | "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

Congress Works To Mend Economy, Approval Ratings

Posted by Politics On March - 1 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
House Majority leader Eric Cantor is pushing a package of small business bills that also has the support of President Obama. The rare instance of cooperation could mark a change in strategy for the House following historically low approval numbers for Congress and rising poll numbers for the president.

White House wants trade promotion authority: Kirk (Reuters)

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Reuters - The Obama administration plans to ask Congress this year to renew White House "trade promotion authority" so it can finish talks on an Asia Pacific trade pact and pursue other possible initiatives, the top U.S. trade official said on Wednesday.

Obama, Congress leaders seek cooperation on jobs (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
AP - After quarreling for months, President Barack Obama and the top two Republicans in Congress expressed optimism Wednesday about finding a common jobs and energy agenda, prodded by political reality to show results in an election year.

Snowe: Parties in a ‘parallel universe’ (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Politico - She says Congress has been dysfunctional.

Mitt Romney: Says "Rick Santorum supported (Arlen) Specter over conservative candidates twice."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On February - 29 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Mitt Romney ad says Rick Santorum endorsed Arlen Specter twice Mitt Romney’s campaign would like primary voters to remember that rival Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum once supported a "libe...

Clinton to Congress: US moving on Iran penalties (AP)

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AP - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insists the U.S. is moving quickly on new penalties against Iran, but some lawmakers worry the Obama administration won't be tough enough on financial institutions doing business with Tehran's Central Bank.

LaHood: Highway bill outlook bleak (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On February - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Politico - The transportation secretary says Congress won’t pass a comprehensive bill before March 31.

What Exactly Goes On at Davos?

Posted by Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker On February - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Nick Paumgarten, The New YorkerThe annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, was well under way when it officially commenced, early on a Wednesday evening in January, with an address, in the Congress Hall of the Congress Cente...

Did You Get Your Money’s Worth From Congress Last Week?

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Last week taxpayers spent roughly $100 million on Congress. Did you get your money’s worth?

Partisan Congress May Have Reached Point Of No Return

Posted by nationaljournal.com On February - 25 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Our polarized Congress is starting to look more and more like a parliament at odds with the nation’s constitutional system....

Friday Funnies: 5 Jokes About The Economy

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 24 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
“You can tell gas prices are going up in California. Prius owners are getting that smug look again.” –Jay Leno

GOP rivals spar over earmarks in Congress (AP)

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AP - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are clashing on spending requests during a sharp confrontation that fellow Republican Newt Gingrich calls "silly" as the Republican presidential contenders' debate.

Santorum says he was an outsider inside Congress (AP)

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AP - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he was an outsider while inside Congress, a lawmaker who attacked corruption from within.

The STOCK Act and the SEC

Posted by The Editors On February - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
I have long admired Stephen Bainbridge’s writings on corporate governance and securities regulation. Usually, he casts a skeptical eye on the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the “good governance” trends of the moment in ...

Georgia On His Mind, Gingrich Faces Key Primary

Posted by Politics On February - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is facing his most important challenge yet — winning Georgia on Super Tuesday. Georgia is considered Gingrich's home because he represented parts of the state in Congress for 20 years, but he hasn't lived there for more than a decade.

Did You Get Your Money’s Worth From Congress Last Week?

Posted by BA_Admin On February - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Last week taxpayers spent roughly $100 million on Congress. Did you get your money’s worth?

Broadcast Auction To Pay For Payroll Tax Holiday

Posted by Politics On February - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Congress has approved an extended payroll tax holiday. One of the ways it will be paid for is through federal auctions of sections of the broadcast spectrum to wireless companies. But consumers are not likely to see the benefits for years.

Reversing Obama’s ‘Soft Despotism’

Posted by Michael Barone On February - 20 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Many Republican House members, and the bloggers and tea partiers who cheered their victory in gaining a majority in November 2010, seem to be seething with discontent and eager for confrontation. They believe, reasonably, that their victory represented...
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