November

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Republican stalling on START is recipe for gridlock

If the Senate decides to vote on the new START treaty with Russia, it will likely garner enough votes for passage, an expert with a top Washington think tank predicted.

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Republicans have a money problem

In the 2010 mid-term elections, there was no mandate.

The GOP doesn’t care about hungry families

One in four children are in danger of going hungry every night says the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a new report on “food insecurity.”

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House GOP freshman: I want my government health care, now!

"This is the only employer I've ever worked for where you don't get coverage the first day you are employed," the right-wing GOP representative-elect said.

Congress urged to pass paycheck fairness, equality bills

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights released a list of six priority bills Congress should enact before recessing for Thanksgiving.

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GOP push millionaire tax break, cut off of unemployment

Republicans want to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, but they won't commit to extending unemployment compensation for millions of workers at risk of losing their benefits at the height of the holiday season.

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Immigration reform possible in lame duck session?

"No action is a vote for the way things are," said Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. "No action is abdication of federal responsibility."

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GOP control over redistricting poses challenge for Democrats

By winning control of a majority of the nation's state legislatures on Tuesday, Republicans could lock in control of the U.S. House of Representatives for another decade.

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New House leaders kiss up to Wall Street

The Republican takeover of the House makes the new Congress friendlier to big business - and incoming GOP leaders are moving fast to turn those expectations into reality.

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Texas election results aren’t funny

The second largest delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, already heavily leaning to the right, tilted drastically further on November 2.