Shutdown Averted, Senate Backs Stop-Gap Spending BillWith less than hour to spare late Friday night, the Senate backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners but promised a renewed fight for the working class next year.
Female Candidates Boost Dems Hope In Tough Year A trio of women vying for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are boosting Democratic hopes in a rough election year.
Six-Year Olds May Have To Strap Up In Car SeatsIf you are a parent of a first grader, you should start preparing a speech on why they have to sit in a car seat.
GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours
Rep. Allen West: 80 Communist Party Members In U.S. HouseIt wasn’t quite Joseph McCarthy waiving around papers claiming to know of communists in the federal government, but according to the Palm Beach Post, Congressman Allen West “has heard” there are communists in the House of Representatives.
Congress Continues To Get RicherIf you’re one of the millions of Americans who think Congress has lost touch with the economics of average Americans, there’s a simple reason why.

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