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House approves Israel 'strategic partner' bill by vote of 410-1

Washington - Last week, the US House of Representative voted overwhelmingly to recognize Israel as a "major strategic partner." A similar bill is now under consideration in the Senate.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

House approves giving benefits to family of fallen soldiers

The United States House of Representatives voted 425-0 Wednesday to give death benefits to the family members of fallen soldiers. The measure was necessary because of the partial government shutdown.
In the Media by Mike White - 2 comments

Op-Ed: House holds government funding hostage again

Washington - In a nearly party-line vote, the US House of Representatives voted to send a bill to the US Senate to fund the government for another six weeks, knowing that neither the Senate nor President Obama would accept the "poison pills" contained in the bill.
In the Media by William M. Schmalfeldt - 1 comment

CISPA is 'dead for now' as the measure is halted in Senate

Washington - Those with Internet privacy concerns can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. Senate has halted the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act in its current form due to privacy concerns.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Op-Ed: The Quixotic John Boehner

In an era of austerity and budget cuts the dreams of every politician are reduced to the reality of governing for the survivability of their constituency and not for their own self interests.
In the Media by Edward Rochelle - 1 comment

Former Rep. Barney Frank expresses interest as interim senator

Barney Frank, who has retired from the US House of Representatives, has expressed interest being a temporary replacement for Senator John Kerry (D-MA).
In the Media by Can Tran

Boehner ignores bipartisan pleas for Sandy vote, adjourns House

Washington - The final session of the 112th House of Representatives convened on Wednesday with a swirl of controversy and accusations of a lack of leadership on the part of House Speaker John Boehner.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 14 comments

Boehner refuses vote on aid for Hurricane Sandy victims

Washington - With the majority of attention being placed on the fiscal cliff negotiations, many around the United States may have forgotten that another key piece of legislation was awaiting a House vote.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 8 comments

Boehner refuses to convene the House as fiscal cliff looms larger

Washington - With only five days left to reach an agreement to avoid falling off the "fiscal cliff", House Speaker John Boehner and House leadership refused to return to Washington, instead insisting that the Senate pass a measure first.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 15 comments

Congress says 'lunatic' must go

Washington - Congress voted to remove the term lunatic from federal law, making it more sensitive to people with mental health disorders.
In the Media by Brandi Fleeks
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Most Americans seem to be pretty disgusted with the debt ceiling fiasco that the Washington political class imposed on...
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