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Legislative Mischief

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Washington Post

The Senate gave final approval last night to a $410 billion spending bill to fund most of the federal government for the remainder of the year after overcoming a resilient Republican opposition and several Democratic defections

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"I had to remove $20,000 worth of vehicles from my sales floor because some of the metal alloy components, like valve stems and brake pads, contain lead and aren't safe for licking. You know how those kids love to lick a valve stem."

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CNN

The House overwhelmingly voted in favor of passing the Captive Primate Safety Act on Tuesday, which prohibits people from buying or transporting primates across state lines to keep as pets. This legislation amended the Lacey Act, which had only appli

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NY Times

Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, met privately Tuesday with the state’s junior senator, Roland W. Burris, to suggest that he resign but was rebuffed, Mr. Durbin said.

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USA Today

The deepening economic recession hasn't stopped members of Congress from throwing lavish events to raise campaign money for the 2010 election. This weekend, donors to a political action committee run by Rep. Jeb Hensarling are invited

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Reason

As the government gets set to spend nearly $800 billion to stimulate the economy, make sure to get your fair share of the plunder by participating in Reason's Personal Stimulus Generator™.

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CNET

For security reasons, the congressional delegation led by House Minority Leader John Boehner to Iraq today was supposed to be secret. Everything had been going fine in that regard. Even media outlets that knew of the trip, like the Congressional Quar

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Bloody Mary Breakfast

Elizabeth Warren told the Senate Banking Committee that Treasury paid $254 billion and received assets worth about $176 billion. If the TARP was supposed to buy assets at their market value, what was the all-pressing need for a TARP?

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News With Views via Rense.com

For many years, Dr. Edwin Vieira has worked with patriots in the State of New Hampshire to get what is called an 'honest money bill' through their General Court. Unfortunately...

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Washington Post

The Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation yesterday to provide health insurance to 11 million low-income children, a bill that would for the first time spend federal money to cover children and pregnant women who are legal immigrants.

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AP

Blagojevich said his lawyers "have chosen not to participate in the impeachment process in the Senate because they believe, rightfully so, that the rules of the Senate don't allow me to call witnesses are unfair and deny fundamental due proc

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