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Senate Debt Deal Includes Provision Lessening Congress’ Power On Debt Ceiling…

The plan includes a proposal offered by McConnell in the 2011 debt ceiling crisis that allows Congress to disapprove of the debt ceiling increase, which means lawmakers will formally vote on whether to reject a debt ceiling increase until Feb. 7. Obama can veto that…
By Veritas Updates | Thursday, October 17, 2013
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Palin jumps into NJ senate race…

During Wednesday night’s contentious debate, Democrat Cory Booker accused his opponent of being tea party extremist, while Republican Steve Lonegan said Booker is nothing but a Hollywood stand-in for President Barack Obama. The Senate showdown will continue until voters go to the polls next week,…
By Veritas Updates | Friday, October 11, 2013
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PELOSI: WE’LL DO ‘WHATEVER IT TAKES’ TO CONFERENCE WITH SENATE ON IMMIGRATION

On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Democrats are willing to do "whatever it takes" to go to conference with the Senate to pass an immigration bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for all of the country's illegal immigrants. At a…
By Veritas Updates | Thursday, October 3, 2013
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Senate votes to keep massive subsidy for itself…

A sense of the absurd spread on the Senate floor as lawmakers voted a second time within hours to reject a House-passed funding stopgap shortly before a midnight deadline to avoid a government shutdown. Senators defeated the House proposal along party lines, 54-46. There were…
By Veritas Updates | Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Senate to define ‘journalist’

A Senate panel on Thursday approved a measure defining a journalist, which had been an obstacle to broader media shield legislation designed to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal their sources. The Judiciary Committee's action cleared the way for approval of…
By Veritas Updates | Friday, September 13, 2013
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Obama enraged gun control couldn’t pass Democrat-led Senate

Capitol Hill has been pro-gun since the Republican takeover of the House that year, in the wake of President Clinton signing the “assault weapons” ban. No major anti-Second Amendment legislation has passed Congress in 20 years. President Obama may have thought he finally had his chance after the horrific tragedy at Sandy…
By Veritas Updates | Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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