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The Obstruction of Justice in Congress Must End

The Obstruction of Justice in Congress Must End
Nothing is more important in America than the rule of law. Nothing is more important for the rule of law and American justice than filling the inexcusably large number of judicial vacancies. Nothing is more important for governance in America than the President and the Senate working to end the obstruction, gridlock and abuse of filibusters that is destroying the credibility and efficacy of the United States Senate.
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House GOP Aims to Exacerbate Already Painful Austerity by Further Slashing Education, Interior, State Departments

House GOP Aims to Exacerbate Already Painful Austerity by Further Slashing Education, Interior, State Departments
Republicans controlling the House pressed ahead Tuesday with efforts to slash funding for the departments of Education, Interior and State that go deeper than those already implemented under a painful round of automatic austerity.
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Andrew Taylor
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AP Calls SC House Race for Sanford

AP Calls SC House Race for Sanford
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has redeemed a political career sidelined by scandal by winning his old congressional seat. Sanford defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch Tuesday in the state's 1st Congressional District.
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Army Says No to More Tanks, but Congress Insists

Army Says No to More Tanks, but Congress Insists
Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer money over the past two years to build improved versions of the 70-ton Abrams. But senior Army officials have said repeatedly, "No thanks."
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In Key Senate Job, Ex-Lockheed Exec Replaced by Ex-Lockheed Lobbyist

In Key Senate Job, Ex-Lockheed Exec Replaced by Ex-Lockheed Lobbyist
After five years as a lobbyist, Bonsell rejoined Inhofe’s staff in 2012 as legislative director. Earlier this year, when Inhofe took over from McCain as ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, he hired Bonsell to be staff director.
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Congress Won't Allow Spending Cuts the Military Wants, Costing Taxpayers $5 Billion

Congress Won't Allow Spending Cuts the Military Wants, Costing Taxpayers $5 Billion
The Pentagon long has battled with Congress over politically sensitive spending cuts. But this year, military officials say Congress' refusal to retire ships and aircraft means the Navy and Air Force are spending roughly $5 billion more than they would if they were allowed to make the cuts.
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Media Fails to Inform Public About Anti-Privacy CISPA Bill

Media Fails to Inform Public About Anti-Privacy CISPA Bill
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives — despite opposition from both Democrats and Republicans — passed the the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which would expand the government’s ability to spy on you without a warrant and shield technology companies from lawsuits when they participate in this spying.
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Board of Governors: USPS Has No Authority to Cut Mail Delivery to Five Days

Board of Governors: USPS Has No Authority to Cut Mail Delivery to Five Days
The Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) issued a statement Wednesday confirming the conclusion by Congressman Gerry Connolly and the U.S. Government Accountability Office that USPS lacks the legal authority to cut mail delivery from six-to-five days.
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Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security, Media Don’t Notice

Senate Unanimously Votes Against Cuts to Social Security, Media Don’t Notice
There are few areas where the corruption of the national media is more apparent than in its treatment of Social Security. Most of the elite media have made it clear in both their opinion and news pages that they want to see benefits cut.
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Sequester Here to Stay: Senate Locks in Cuts, Averts Government Shutdown

Sequester Here to Stay: Senate Locks in Cuts, Averts Government Shutdown
The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits — and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away.
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