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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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Tea Party’s Last Stand

Tea Party’s Last Stand
On the national stage tea party numbers appear larger than they really are. The House tea party caucus only consists of 49 members. And of the 100 members of the Senate only Paul and Cruz fit the 2010 tea party mold. But, most importantly, American public opinion does not find itself on the extremes.
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Why Aren't Banks That Launder Money To Drug Lords Shut Down?

Why Aren't Banks That Launder Money To Drug Lords Shut Down?
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) appeared before the Senate Banking Committee again today, and asked federal regulators about the topic of money laundering by Wall Street Banks.
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Congress and Cocaine: Do They Have More in Common Than We Think?

Congress and Cocaine: Do They Have More in Common Than We Think?
Congress' deadly addiction to corporate cash is the main reason Washington is unable to solve the myriad problems affecting our economy, environment and politics. If only we could help Congress kick the habit, our government could work for us again.
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Pentagon Warns Congress to Get It Together or 800,000 Civilian Workers Will Be Affected

Pentagon Warns Congress to Get It Together or  800,000 Civilian Workers Will Be Affected
In a written message to employees, Panetta said that he notified members of Congress Wednesday that if the White House and Congress cannot strike a deficit reduction deal before March 1 to avoid the furloughs, all affected workers will get at least 30 days' advance notice.
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Is Reid to Blame for Hagel's Filibuster Block?

Cliff Schecter joined us to discuss how the Hagel debacle shows once again the urgent need for filibuster reform and Cliff's frustration with Harry Reid.
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American Majority: Cut Post Office Hours, but Leave Stamp Prices Alone

American Majority: Cut Post Office Hours, but Leave Stamp Prices Alone
Sixty-three percent of Americans say they favor ending Saturday residential mail delivery as a way for the U.S. Postal Service to address its financial problems. A similar majority also favor reducing the number of days local post office branches are open. A majority oppose raising stamp prices.
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Colbert Touts Sister’s Congressional Campaign

Colbert Touts Sister’s Congressional Campaign
Last month, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, the sister of Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert, announced she was running in South Carolina's upcoming Congressional special election, potentially pitting her against former governor and Appalachian Trail aficionado Mark Sanford. On Wednesday, Colbert used some air time to spotlight her uphill battle.
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Murray to GOP Leaders: ‘The Fate of the Violence Against Women Act’ is on Your Shoulders

Murray to GOP Leaders: ‘The Fate of the Violence Against Women Act’ is on Your Shoulders
Murray spoke on the Senate floor Thursday saying, “...we all know what it will take to move this bill forward -- leadership from Speaker Boehner and Leader Cantor. The fate of the Violence Against Women Act still lays squarely on their shoulders."
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