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House votes to repeal health law

UPDATE: The US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to repeal the health reform law enacted by Congress last year, a largely symbolic move unlikely to be repeated in the Democrat-controlled Senate. The New York Times reported that the House voted 245 to 189 to repeal the law. In a surprising…

Harry Reid calls Chinese president a ‘dictator’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that Chinese President Hu Jintao was a “dictator.” But he quickly added that he should not have used the term. The remarks were made during an interview with the local Las Vegas news show Face to Face with Jon Ralston. “You talked about…

Protesting ‘Don’t Ask’, gay activists arrested after chaining themselves to White House fence

Famed activist Dan Choi, a West Point graduate and military translator who was expelled from the service for being gay, was arrested Monday afternoon along with 12 others who chained themselves to the White House fence in protest of the military’s exclusionary policy. Activists with the group GetEQUAL had paid…

Dems to push for ‘don’t ask’ repeal in lame-duck session

They admit it could be a tough fight, but senior Democrats are hinting that they will mount a last-ditch effort to try to repeal the military’s ban on gay service members during the lame-duck session of Congress this fall. During a press conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama said the 17-year-old…

Asked which Supreme Court Justice he admires, Democratic leader says Scalia is ‘masterful mind’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and would-be senator Sharron Angle (R-NV) faced off in a heated debate Thursday evening in which the two candidates disagreed — almost entirely — for a full 60 minutes. Among the more choice moments of their exchange included Angle telling the onetime boxer (Reid)…

72 Hill staffers traded stocks in companies their bosses oversee: WSJ

The perception among many Americans is that there’s no shortage of corruption in Washington or on Wall Street, and a new report finds possibly unseemly activities between dozens of Capitol Hill staffers and the businesses their offices tasked with keeping honest. At least seventy-two Congressional staffers traded stock shares of…

Senate could split 50-50 between Democrats, Republicans: study

Political analysts have projected that Democrats’ election woes lie mainly in the House of Representatives, but a series of surveys by RealClearPolitics finds that the party’s Senate perils are real, too, and could wind up splitting the chamber evenly with Republicans. Democrats currently control 59 seats in the upper chamber,…

Axelrod suggests White House won’t support foreclosure moratorium

President Barack Obama’s top adviser said Sunday that he wants Congress to address improper foreclosures but indicated that the White House doesn’t support calls for a national moratorium. “I’m not sure about a national moratorium because there are, in fact, valid foreclosures that probably should go forward and where the…

Bank of America halts all US foreclosures pending reviews

Bank of America on Friday halted foreclosures on homes across the country so it could review paperwork in tens of thousands of cases for flaws, expanding a crisis at a perilous time for the housing market. The move came as PNC Financial Services became the fourth major bank to announce…

Bank of America halts foreclosure sales in 50 states

Bank of America halts foreclosure sales in 50 states amid expanding furor over document errors Bank of America Corp., the nation’s largest bank, said Friday it would stop sales of foreclosed homes in all 50 states as it reviews potential flaws in foreclosure documents. A week earlier, the company had…

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