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Democrat: Steele is ‘right that the Afghan war is unwinnable’

WASHINGTON – A New York Congressman said anti-war Democrats would like to invite embattled RNC chief Michael Steele to join the “Out Of Afghanistan Caucus” – once he receives a history lesson. “Let’s send him for a little remedial education and then invite him to join,” said Rep. Jerrold Nadler…

Fox pundit: Extending unemployment benefits ‘actually extends unemployment’

Congress may again extend unemployment benefits after they return from recess July 12 — but one Fox News contributor believes that it’s benefits that make US unemployment rates worse. Fox contributor Nina Easton said Sunday that unemployed workers will refuse to get new jobs as long as they are receiving…

US House passes first legislation related to Gulf oil spill

The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill aimed at broadening corporations’ legal liability for the deaths of workers at sea, in the wake of the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed the measure, which expands the ability of surviving family members…

House passes historic Wall Street overhaul

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives gave its final approval Wednesday to the biggest overhaul of Wall Street rules since the Great Depression of the 1930s, leaving the landmark bill in the Senate’s hands. Lawmakers voted 237-192, largely along party lines, for the compromise legislation that President Barack Obama…

Senate committee votes to end military’s anti-gay ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy

UPDATE: U.S. House of Representatives votes to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell The U.S. House of Representatives voted 234-194 Thursday night in favor of repealing the military’s anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, advancing the repeal that was earlier approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

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