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SC Congressional Race Gets a Colbert

SC Congressional Race Gets a Colbert
South Carolina better prepare for a dose of truthiness. The state's upcoming congressional race already promised to be exciting, with disgraced former Governor Mark Sanford, fresh on the heels of his sultry trips up and down the Application Trail, deciding to attempt a political comeback.
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White House: ‘Congress Needs to Pay the Bills That Congress Racked Up’

White House: ‘Congress Needs to Pay the Bills That Congress Racked Up’
"There is no plan B. There is no backup plan," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday. "There is no alternative to Congress raising the debt ceiling."
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Congress Less Popular Than Root Canals, Donald Trump

Congress Less Popular Than Root Canals, Donald Trump
Congress may be more popular than Ebola, Fidel Castro , meth labs, and North Korea, but they trail behind traffic jams, used car salesmen, colonoscopies, and even Donald Trump (although that result was pretty close).
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Unpopular Bachmann Introduces 34th Attempt to Repeal Obamacare

Unpopular Bachmann Introduces 34th Attempt to Repeal Obamacare
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) represents an R+10 district. Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District is the state's most conservative. Yet, she barely squeaked out a victory. How is that possible?
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Broken Congress: The Filibuster is Fixable

Right now, all a Senator has to do to shut down a bill is declare a filibuster, then walk away. There’s absolutely nothing to stop partisans from filibustering almost every bill—and that’s exactly what we saw in the 112th Congress, the least productive in history.
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King Calms Down: I'd Still Vote for Boehner

King told NBC's Today on Thursday that Boehner had ultimately come through for New York and New Jersey and said he expected Boehner to be reelected as speaker. King said he would vote for Boehner. Boehner, R-Ohio, assured the lawmakers that the money from the two House votes would roughly equal the $60 billion package of aid that passed the Senate, King said.
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Funding DOMA: Because Congress Has Nothing Better to Do

Funding DOMA: Because Congress Has Nothing Better to Do
House Republicans authorized the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group Wednesday night to continue paying outside counsel to defend the so-called Defense of Marriage Act DOMA, which discriminates against legally married same-sex couples.
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Obama Praises Fiscal Cliff Bill, Warns of Looming Debt Ceiling Fight

President Obama says the passage of the "fiscal cliff" deal fulfills his promise to raise taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans and maintain tax cuts for the middle class.
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Republican Likens Reforming Social Security and Medicare to Robbing Banks

Outgoing Republican David Dreier likened entitlement reform to robbing banks, because "that's where the money is."
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Obama Holds Congress Accountable for Tax Agreement Delay

Obama told reporters, "...one thing we can count on with respect to this Congress is that if there's even one second left before you have to do what you're supposed to do, they will use that last second."
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