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Senate Democrats Condemn Obama for Anti-Israel UN Vote

Some Senate Democrats have issued scathing statements against President Barack Obama and his administration’s decision to break with longstanding tradition to veto anti-Israel resolutions, choosing, instead, to abstain from voting in a United Nations Security Council vote. The vote called for

Congress Begins Conference on No Child Left Behind Rewrite

On Wednesday, a congressional conference committee kicked off the effort to reauthorize No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—the latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—amid the concerns of many conservative parents, who would prefer to see education taken out of the hands of the federal government and back into those of the individual states and local school districts.

Harry Reid: Good Luck Trying to Undo Executive Amnesty

Harry Reid: Good Luck Trying to Undo Executive Amnesty

Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) argues that despite the fact that President Obama’s executive amnesty will not have the force of law, it would be very difficult for another president to rescind.  “This is something that is fair

Senate Dems Offer Obama Support on Executive Amnesty

Senate Dems Offer Obama Support on Executive Amnesty

A group of Senate Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), are voicing their support for President Obama’s expected executive actions on immigration. In a letter to Obama Monday, Reid and Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY),

Government Could Shut Down Again on Jan 15

Government Could Shut Down Again on Jan 15

While members of Congress ended 2013 congratulating themselves for passing a budget, the media missed the fact that the agreement doesn’t actually avoid a government shutdown. The deal reached by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) provides

Veterans Rip Paul Ryan over Budget's Military Pension Cuts

Veterans Rip Paul Ryan over Budget's Military Pension Cuts

Veterans and conservatives are expressing outrage toward House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). The cuts to retired service members’ pensions embedded in the budget deal cut by him and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) elicited an overwhelming

Sen. Patty Murray: Cuts to Disabled Veterans in Budget a Mistake

Sen. Patty Murray: Cuts to Disabled Veterans in Budget a Mistake

On Wednesday, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), who brokered the budget deal with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), claimed the cuts to disabled veterans benefits were “mistakenly” included in the agreement and vowed to rectify the “unintended inclusion.”  Murray, the Chairwoman of the

Ryan-Murray Deal Increases Deficit by at Least $15.5B

Ryan-Murray Deal Increases Deficit by at Least $15.5B

The fact that House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) double counted savings in their budget deal means that the bill actually increases the deficit by several billion dollars, Breitbart

33 GOP Senators Voted Against Advancing Ryan-Murray Deal

33 GOP Senators Voted Against Advancing Ryan-Murray Deal

While 12 Republican Senators voted with Senate Democrats to proceed to a vote of final passage on the budget deal from House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), 33 Senate Republicans stood up

Why Ryan's Budget Deal May Be Poor Political Strategy

Why Ryan's Budget Deal May Be Poor Political Strategy

On Monday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) argued that the budget deal he cut with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) was a political win for Republicans because it avoided the possibility of another government shutdown, thereby keeping focus supposedly on Obamacare before