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As Congress Breaks, Inaction Remains Most Notable Action

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:29am

A combination of partisanship, a president's desire to fill judicial vacancies and divided Republicans in the House helped mold a Congress this session that had trouble passing even must-pass bills.

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M. Caldwell Butler, A True Bipartisan Politician

Sat, 08/02/2014 - 7:08am

The Republican lawmaker from Virginia who died this week was not afraid to go against his party, or reach across the aisle, to stand against corruption.

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House Approves Border Security Spending Bill, 223-189

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:48pm

The $694 million Border Security Supplemental Spending Bill was endorsed one day after the House Republican leadership canceled its plan to hold a vote on the legislation.

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Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:57pm

The Pentagon has recommended cutting troop strength to 450,000, but a bi-partisan report says that given the global threats, the reduction is too big.

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President Obama Slams Congress As He Welcomes Economy's Gains

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:03pm

Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.

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Fla. Judge Orders Lawmakers Back To Work On A New Congressional Map

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:01pm

A Florida judge has ordered the state legislature to come back from recess for a special session. Lawmakers will be expected to draw up new maps for congressional districts found unconstitutional. The judge says he may push back the November 4 election date and order special elections in the affected districts.

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August Comes To The Hill, But House GOP Hasn't Started Recess Quite Yet

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:01pm

House Republicans are delaying their August recess, sticking around Washington to try passing a bill meant to address the border crisis. Democrats and President Obama have already voiced their opposition to the bill on the table.

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