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Christine O’Donnell defends interview walk-out

by Adam Russett on August 19, 2011

Christine O'Donnell had dropped out of the public eye since losing her bid for the Delaware Senate seat in 2010, but she has reemerged and is causing a stir once again. The Tea Party favorite recently walked off an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, and recently told reporters why. The 41-year-old O'Donnell appeared on NBC's […]

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Boehner budget $850 billion, not $1.2 trillion

by Adam Russett on July 27, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner's budget plan, which had already faced a rocky road in getting approval from Tea Party activists, met an even worse obstacle – the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). On Tuesday, the organization said that the plan, which Boehner claimed cut $1.2 trillion, actually slashed only $850 billion, a number that pales […]

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Debt talks: Parties start to break a sweat

by Adam Russett on July 27, 2011

It was easy to ignore the inflated rhetoric of politicians who warned about coming to a budget agreement. For decades, there has been no argument about raising the debt limit to keep the country from defaulting. In fact, one of the presidents who raised the ceiling the most in recent history was Ronald Reagon, who […]

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A possible Senate run in Elizabeth Warren’s future

by Adam Russett on July 18, 2011

Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, who was instrumental in the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was passed over for an appointment as the head of the newly created agency. This is sure to be stinging blow to liberals, many of whom saw Warren as a beacon of light for financial reforms that have […]

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Senate cancels 4th of July recess

by Adam Russett on June 30, 2011

Lately, all of the talk at Capitol Hill has circulated around one subject – the debt ceiling. Republicans refused to raise the limit which the U.S. can borrow with no other conditions, so now both parties have reached a stalemate.  Multiple economists have warned that passing the deadline – which is set for August 2 […]

Democrats and Republicans have until Friday to come to an agreement about the budget before a number of government agencies will be shut down. President Obama has already ordered federal bodies to be ready for a possible standstill if the two parties can't reach a compromise in the coming days, according to Reuters. "We are […]

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Senate expected to pass new START treaty

by Adam Russett on December 22, 2010

President Barack Obama has had several legislative successes in recent weeks, including the passage of a landmark tax-cut bill and the repeal of the military's Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. He was expected to get another on Wednesday as the Senate  poised to pass the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia, BBC News […]

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Senate advances vote on tax cut extensions

by Adam Russett on December 14, 2010

The Senate delivered a bipartisan vote on Monday to advance voting and end the debate over the Bush-era tax cut extensions that are set to expire on December 31, making the eventual approval of the measure increasingly probable. The package that Barack Obama collaborated on with Republicans is set for final consideration in the Senate […]

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GOP wins House but Democrats keep Senate

by Adam Russett on November 3, 2010

In its best midterm showing in 16 years, the Republican Party has taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives as well as numerous state legislatures following yesterday's Midterm election, though Democrats managed to keep a narrow majority in the Senate. Republicans saw net gain of at least 500 seats across state legislatures giving them […]