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Dog poop and hipsters rated higher than GOP-run House

Voters surveyed also put hemorrhoids, toenail fungus, potholes, and zombies on the list of things they liked better than Congress.

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House Republicans quit bipartisan immigration group

A blow was dealt against a possible bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives when two more Republican members withdrew. However, immigrant rights activists vow that they will not be deterred.

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What the June unemployment figures mean for workers

At the current slow rate of economic recovery, it will take until 2020 to close the gap in the labor market, says a top economist.

 

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Boehner says he’ll block whatever Senate GOP can’t kill

Boehner's statement is important because it gives his 234-member caucus a virtual veto over what Congress does, regardless of the Senate.

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Virginia GOP tries to dilute African-American vote

Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.

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GOP, despite debt ceiling deal, avoids real issues

House Republicans have not changed their ransom demands. They've simply chosen a different hostage. For now.

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Filibusters linked to McConnell campaign cash

While raking in campaign cash from at least eight donors, Mitch McConnell was busy launching filibusters against measures opposed by those same financial backers.

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Republicans take the “Walk of Shame” in Michigan

Before they were sworn in this morning, legislators got an earful as they approached the Capitol.

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What the right wing has in mind for the states

While government in Washington, D.C., remains divided and marked by long-term gridlock, governments in the states are much less divided.

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Progressives: No cave-in to Republican fiscal cliff demands!

With less than two weeks until the Bush tax cuts die and harsh automatic cuts to the human safety net kick in, the GOP insists Democrats agree to cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

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