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GOP push millionaire tax break, cut off of unemployment

Republicans want to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, but they won't commit to extending unemployment compensation for millions of workers at risk of losing their benefits at the height of the holiday season.

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Immigration reform possible in lame duck session?

"No action is a vote for the way things are," said Dr. Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. "No action is abdication of federal responsibility."

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GOP control over redistricting poses challenge for Democrats

By winning control of a majority of the nation's state legislatures on Tuesday, Republicans could lock in control of the U.S. House of Representatives for another decade.

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New House leaders kiss up to Wall Street

The Republican takeover of the House makes the new Congress friendlier to big business - and incoming GOP leaders are moving fast to turn those expectations into reality.

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Texas election results aren’t funny

The second largest delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, already heavily leaning to the right, tilted drastically further on November 2.

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Corporate push to buy Congress gets even bigger in home stretch

The flood of secret corporate contributions into Republican campaign coffers is bigger than ever in the final week before Election Day.

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Cuba travel bill vote delayed

It looks like Americans will have to wait longer to travel to Cuba.

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Judge halts “don’t ask, don’t tell”

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., ordered the military Tuesday, Oct. 12, to immediately stop enforcing the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, putting a halt to the 17-year-old law.

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Lady Gaga urges Senate to repeal ‘don't ask, don't tell'

The Senate is expected to vote on repealing a 17-year-old law barring open gays from serving in the military Tuesday afternoon, but supporters of the repeal say they lack the necessary 60 votes to pass the legislation.

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Tea party candidate vies for open House seat in Illinois

Illinois is an election battleground with important races up and down the ballot. The fight has only begun as voters become aware of just how reactionary some of the Republican candidates are.

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