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Why $7-Per-Gallon Milk Looms Once Again

By Tamara Keith The leaders of the House and Senate agriculture committees are meeting Wednesday as they continue to try and work out the differences between their respective farm bills. If they fail, the country faces whats being called the … Continue reading

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What other black politicians can learn from Booker’s victory

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Being Legal Doesn’t End Poverty

By Jennifer Medina Those pressing for change in the country’s immigration system like to say that creating a path to citizenship will bring the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants “out of the shadows.” It is taken as a given that … Continue reading

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House GOP’s immigration playbook

By jake Sherman & Ginger Gibson Circle July 10 with red ink: It’s now the most important day for immigration reform.That Wednesday is when a hobbled, divided and raucous House Republican Conference will meet in the Capitol basement to figure … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Attacks Wendy Davis: ‘She Was A Teenage Mother Herself’

By Igor Volsky Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) directly attacked state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) during a speech at the National Right To Life conference on Thursday, arguing that the state senator who filibustered for 13 hours to defeat an … Continue reading

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Hours After Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter Suppression Law, Senator Introduces Bill To Overturn Decision

By Scott Keyes The Supreme Court struck down an Arizona voter suppression law in a surprise move Monday, but one Republican senator is already trying to work around that decision. Conservative Justice Antonin Scalia wrote the 7-2 opinion in the … Continue reading

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Leading From Below

Memo to everyone lambasting Obama for not getting along with Congress: The president is not all powerful. And he needs help from his supporters. By Jon Favreau He added the words in one of the later drafts. The announcement speech … Continue reading

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The Fight Over Gun Control Has Revealed America’s New Civil War

By Robert Reich My first reaction on hearing of the Senate’s failure to get 60 votes for even modest measures to regulate the flow of guns into the hands of people who shouldn’t have them, such as background checks supported … Continue reading

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Obama Gun Policy Agenda Comes To Maddening End

By Sam Stein & Jennifer Bendry It ended in a flash. Months of work aimed at revamping the nations gun laws prompted by one of the worst shooting tragedies in U.S. history met an inglorious conclusion on the floor of the U.S. … Continue reading

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Gallery of Cowards

Yesterday’s vote in the Senate is again proof that Congress is out of touch with the wishes of the American people. They don’t just cower and are the minions of special interests but they also succumb to their own greed and … Continue reading

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