December

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New START ratified, 71-26

The 71-26 vote marked a significant foreign policy achievement for the Obama administration during the lame-duck Congressional session.

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New START hangs in the balance

Senate Republicans appeared increasingly determined to use the nuclear treaty as a political football in their drive to block all possible administration initiatives.

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DREAM Act lives on, supporters say

DREAM Act supporters, both in Congress and at the grassroots, vowed to continue the fight for justice.

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White House makes final push for DREAM Act

The Obama administration stepped up its campaign to overcome a possible Republican filibuster of the DREAM Act.

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Tax cut deal: “A tremendous sacrifice” says Solis

"Right now we've made a tremendous sacrifice," Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said. "There's no pleasure in us giving the high income tax bracket these cuts."