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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: April 16, 2012 2:26 PM
The president may have to begin dialing up members of Congress again in an effort to block a vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: February 22, 2012 1:01 PM
Before the Presidents Day congressional recess, both houses of Congress voted to pass legislation extending a 2 percent cut in the amount employees must pay into Social Security.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: February 13, 2012 12:14 PM
The president is protecting religious freedom in America. He has told us so.

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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: January 10, 2012 3:55 AM
Beginning in 2012, President Obama seems to have taken on a new job title: host and director of a reality TV show. He is the host of a Washington, D.C., based reality TV show whereby he is cast as the leader and uses sensationalism to attract audience viewership and to increase attention.
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: January 3, 2012 3:55 AM

President Barack Obama's deputy press secretary, Josh Earnest, said over the weekend the following when referencing Congress in 2012: “The president is no longer tied to Washington.”

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: December 19, 2011 2:48 PM
Will the House GOP accept the new Senate payroll-tax bill?

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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: December 12, 2011 10:21 AM
Congress will work all week to wrap up the end of the year legislation with the hopes that the first session of the 112th Congress can conclude by week’s end.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: December 6, 2011 9:58 AM
The House of Representatives and Senate will start this week off slow so members of Congress can prepare to attend the annual Christmas Ball at the White House Monday night.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: November 28, 2011 3:55 AM

Congress comes back from its Thanksgiving recess this week to what could result in one of the most jam-packed three weeks of congressional session in recent years.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: November 22, 2011 3:55 AM
The supercommittee apparently wasn't so super. The members announced Monday they would not be able to meet the deadline of Nov. 23 for finding $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in savings in our federal government over the next 10 years.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: October 30, 2011 8:37 PM
The Senate returns from its weeklong recess to conclude debate on the appropriations “minibus,” an appropriations spending bill funding the departments of Agriculture, Justice, Commerce, State, Transportation, and Housing and Urban development.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: October 24, 2011 3:55 AM
This week the Senate debated the appropriations “minibus” that encompasses three major appropriations/spending bills into one bill.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: October 17, 2011 3:55 AM

This week the Senate will be debating the second of the 12 appropriations bills that together make up the full funding of our federal government.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: October 7, 2011 3:55 AM

Over the past couple of weeks, the president has been criss-crossing the country politicking about his $447 billion stimulus/jobs bill and calling out the congressional GOP membership for not conducting a vote on it.

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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: September 26, 2011 12:42 AM

The end of the federal government’s fiscal year comes next Friday, and once again Congress is scrambling to fund all our agencies without suffering a government shutdown. The speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, learned Wednesday that this is not always as easy as it might seem.

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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: September 15, 2011 3:55 AM

This past Monday night was a historic moment for the tea party movement in America. This celebrated event occurred when the first-ever Tea Party Express/CNN televised GOP debate was aired from the state fairgrounds in Tampa.

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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: September 6, 2011 3:55 AM
Congress comes back this week from its monthlong August recess to a pile of legislation that needs immediate attention.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: August 29, 2011 3:55 AM
The August recess was a habit from back-in-the-day because at one time our U.S. Capitol didn't have the benefit of air conditioning. The Senate and House chambers are already full of hot air without Mother Nature adding to the problem.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: August 15, 2011 3:55 AM

The Senate and House spent their first full week enjoying the traditional August recess with a double digit number of CODELs (congressional delegations) touring the world and very few town hall meetings being scheduled.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: August 8, 2011 3:55 AM
The Senate and House ended the debt standoff with the president by passing the debt deal this past Monday evening.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: August 1, 2011 3:55 AM
This week the House of Representatives and the Senate spent all week trying to wrap up a new 3.0 debt deal and pass it along to the president before the end of the day on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: July 25, 2011 3:55 AM
This week lasted a bit longer than most congressional weeks with both the House and the Senate leaders meeting at the White House twice on Saturday.
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: July 18, 2011 3:55 AM

The debt-limit negotiations led by our president hit more roadblocks this week as the “big eight” lawmakers made trips to the White House almost daily to meet with the president and his team on the looming debt-limit crisis.

 
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By: Elizabeth Letchworth | Posted: June 6, 2011 3:55 AM

Time is of the essence when it comes to our nation’s financial health, but you wouldn’t know it if you looked at the House and Senate schedule this week.

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