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VA Dream Act Could Send Deferred Status Students to College

VA Dream Act Could Send Deferred Status Students to College
Senate Democrats are proposing legislation that would grant in-state tuition at Virginia colleges to young people with Deferred Action status, allowing them full access to the benefits of a college education for the first time in history.
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An Unlikely Tale of Two Congressmen

An Unlikely Tale of Two Congressmen
Joining the committees are rambunctious House freshmen and longtime senators willing to take on a second-term president. Republican Rep. Steve Stockman, who has threatened impeachment of Obama over new rules on guns, joins the House panel, while Sen. John McCain, the president's GOP rival in 2008, and tea party Sen. Rand Paul fill out the Senate committee.
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Solis’ Resignation Letter: 'I Have Decided to Begin a New Future'

Solis’ Resignation Letter: 'I Have Decided to Begin a New Future'
In a letter to her colleagues, Solis wrote: "It has been more than an honor to work alongside you in fulfilling the department’s mission. Working with all of you as the nation’s 25th secretary of labor, I have come to learn that the work we do every day is indeed a labor of love."
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In MN, Democratic Grandmas Gather Data About Neighbors’ Political Views

In MN, Democratic Grandmas Gather Data About Neighbors’ Political Views
Some of the states' few dozen data volunteers are so devoted that they log into the party database daily from their home computers. Deb Pitzrick, 61, of Eden Prairie, convinced a group of her friends to form the "Grandma Brigade." These women, in their 50s, 60s and 70s, no longer want to knock on doors for the Democrats. Instead, they support the party by gathering public information about other voters.
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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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Clinton: 'I Am Back in the Swing'

Clinton: 'I Am Back in the Swing'
"I am back in the swing," Clinton told reporters in her first public appearance since returning Monday to the State Department, where she was greeted by cheers and a standing ovation by senior staffers. Clinton said she had had "the most extraordinary experience" as secretary of state and wants to wrap up unresolved issues before turning her office over to her successor.
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WI Assembly Targets All-Night Sessions

WI Assembly Targets All-Night Sessions
Going past midnight happens elsewhere, especially at the end of sessions or as other deadlines loom. But the Wisconsin Assembly routinely pushes debates and votes on contentious bills into the wee hours, when only lobbyists and the cleaning crew are left in the building.
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You Say You Want a Revolution?

You Say You Want a Revolution?
These people want no restrictions whatsoever on gun purchases, ammunition or magazines. They don’t want to hunt deer or protect their families; they want to have the capability of taking on the Marines. When they say they want to “take our country back” by “Second Amendment remedies” if necessary, they aren’t talking about having a voter registration drive.
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Frank Seeks a Return to Politics in Kerry's Seat

Frank Seeks a Return to Politics in Kerry's Seat
Newly retired Rep. Barney Frank revealed on Friday that he would like to serve as a temporary successor to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, the secretary of state nominee. Under state law, the Democratic governor will be required to fill the seat with an interim appointment if the Senate confirms Kerry as secretary of state. The special election would then be scheduled between 145 days and 160 days — about five months — after Kerry's departure.
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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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