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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

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Obama Signs Every Student Succeeds Act– A Bipartisan ‘Christmas Miracle’

Flanked by Senate education committee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander and ranking member Sen. Patty Murray, President Barack Obama signed into law on Thursday the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the latest version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that was enacted in 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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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.

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Senate Republicans: ‘Fund Women’s Health, Not Planned Parenthood’

With their legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and redirect those federal funds to women’s health care facilities that don’t provide abortions, Senate Republicans say they are sending the message that their proposal is not about politics, but about the “moral fabric” of the nation.

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Senate Passes ‘Bipartisan’ No Child Left Behind Rewrite

The Senate passed its version of the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law Thursday by a vote of 81-17. The approval of the Every Child Achieves Act now sends the measure to a conference with the House’s bill, which passed that chamber last week.

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),

New Paul Ryan Budget Spends More Now, Still Balances in Ten Years

New Paul Ryan Budget Spends More Now, Still Balances in Ten Years

House Budget Committee Chairman released his Fiscal Year 2015 budget Tuesday ahead of a potentially difficult vote in the House as he continues to deal with unrest on the right from a deal he struck with Democratic Senate Budget Committee

One in Three Lawmakers Want Cuts to Military Pensions Restored

One in Three Lawmakers Want Cuts to Military Pensions Restored

Nearly a third of lawmakers in Congress want to end the military pension cuts in the budget deal brokered by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), which President Barack Obama signed. According to The Hill, “more than

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

HHS: $60 Billion in Medicare and Medicaid Overpayments in 2013

HHS: $60 Billion in Medicare and Medicaid Overpayments in 2013

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) estimated that in 2013 it improperly spent about $65 billion in taxpayer funds through waste, errors, and fraud, a figure that was primarily fueled by an estimated $60 billion in overpayments

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Reverse Rep Ryan's Military Pension Cuts

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Reverse Rep Ryan's Military Pension Cuts

Lawmakers from both parties introduced bills this week to repeal or reverse the cost of living adjustment (COLA) Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) heaved upon retired military personnel. They pushed the cuts as a way to

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

Senate Votes for Ryan-Murray Budget That Cuts Veteran Pensions

Senate Votes for Ryan-Murray Budget That Cuts Veteran Pensions

On Wednesday, the Senate voted 64-36 to pass the budget deal negotiated by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA). The deal increases discretionary domestic spending to over $1 trillion a year, by eliminating most the the sequester

Loss of Faith in GOP Kept Conservatives Out of Ryan-Murray Budget Fight

Loss of Faith in GOP Kept Conservatives Out of Ryan-Murray Budget Fight

In the days immediately following the release of the budget deal negotiated between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), House Speaker John Boehner launched a preemptive attack on conservative and tea party grass roots activists. Saying these

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