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Reuters

Lenders who agree to erase a large share of the original loan amount could win a government guarantee on future mortgage payments. The bill would create a stronger regulator for mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

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HuffPo

here comes the Farm Bill - a whopping $300 billion plus dollars, passed over President Bush's objections by a veto proof 318-106 vote margin, packed with earmarks and unconscionable subsidies for those profiting from ethanol and world hunger.

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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

We drive, they starve. . .The UN says it takes 232kg of corn to fill a 50-litre car tank with ethanol. That is enough to feed a child for a year. Last week, the UN predicted "massacres" unless the biofuel policy is halted.

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Mondoreb

Maine has a bill which has already passed the state House which creates the crime of "visual sexual aggression". Of course, the bill is perfect, because it's"for the children". Meet the lady behind the thought crime.

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CNN

The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on China to end its crackdown on Tibet and release Tibetans imprisoned for "nonviolent" demonstrations. The vote was 413-1. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who has not dropped out of the presiden

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Motherjones

We asked a dozen national security experts what Congress should ask the top military commander in Iraq at next week's hearings. Here's what they came up with:

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Reuters

"I am not advocating censorship. But I am asking what we can to make certain that these glorious tools are not ... changed into tools that facilitate the use of terror attacks on innocent civilians around the world," said Democratic Rep. Ja

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Arizona CHANGE

All that’s missing is an eye patch in one of the clips as Prezelski plays a villain in one scene and hero the next. Why is our legislature putting on a show for us, instead of passing a real Bill?

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Arizona CHANGE

With these remarks your unfitness for public office has been exposed, and your ill-fated attempt to control us with your vote only affirms our contention that public officers are willing to sell our State down the river if it suits their own self-int

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Reuters

The personal wealth of members of the U.S. Congress has soared in recent years, leaving lawmakers on average far more well-to-do than most Americans as of 2006. The median net worth of senators was estimated at $1.7 million and House of Representat

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CBS4-TV

Here's the bottom line, the bill would be a mandate that all eating establishments must have enough toilet paper when you go into the restroom. The only problem is the bill doesn't dictate how much toilet paper is "enough."

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Arizona CHANGE

In just one month of regular attendance to committee and other proceedings, CHANGE has been eyewitness to behavior that could kindly be called “dishonest” but which we feel is more properly referred to as “treasonous”. This conduct is unacceptable by

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AP

[Future McCain cabinet appointment.] Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi has pleaded not guilty to federal charges including insurance fraud, extortion and money laundering. The three-term Republican was named in a 35-count indictment.

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Arizona CHANGE

The public is safe after the heroic acts of our legislature led to the fencing of the 9/11 Memorial. This step has been taken because, as Representative Kavanagh noted, the “controversy needs to go away”.

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Christian Science Monitor

For nearly five years, Senate Republicans had blocked any bid to force a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. That changed this week. In a surprise move, Republicans stunned the Democratic leadership by voting to debate a bill that requires the Pentag

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