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Iowa Dem Rep’s grandson fends off armed intruder with shotgun

Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) and family are safe but shaken after an armed man entered their home Saturday night demanding money. According to an AP report, the man fled when Boswell’s 22-year-old grandson retrieved a shotgun from another room. At about 10:45pm on Saturday, Boswell’s daughter Cindy Brown answered the…

Dem Rep: Obama should stop deporting children

WASHINGTON – Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) on Monday urged President Barack Obama to stop deporting children who have grown up in the United States but were brought here illegally by their parents. “It makes no sense for young immigrants raised in the U.S. to live under the threat of deportation…

Former Dem Senator Evan Bayh goes to work for the Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON – Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana has signed with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as an adviser, becoming the latest of many members of Congress to embrace lobbying after retiring. “I’m pleased to report that the Chamber has recently enlisted former White House Chief of Staff Andy…

Dem who called for Fla. governor to be shot now pleads for ‘civility’

Republicans do not hold a monopoly on violent political rhetoric. A former Democratic congressman, who recently called for Florida’s new Republican Governor Rick Scott to be “shot,” now wants to restore “civility” in public discourse. “We all lose an element of freedom when security considerations distance public officials from the…

Another Dem backs down: ‘Scale back’ our agenda

WASHINGTON — Succumbing to the insecurities weighing on Democrats after losing Ted Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts, another key Democratic senator says it’s time to take a step back and embark on a less ambitious agenda. “I think the President Is going to have to scale back his agenda after we…

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