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Forget the tree huggers. Even many red-blooded red-staters don't trust that the Keystone XL pipeline would be safe and leak-free. Nati Harnik/Associated Press Residents of Atkinson, Neb., at a hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline project. Oil Pipeline: Nebraskans vs. the State Department. - Room for Debate
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Congressional leaders meeting with President Obama, November 30, 2010. The One Hundred Eleventh United States Congress was the meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government from January 3, 2009, until January 3, 2011. It began during the last two weeks of the George W. 111th United States Congress
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says kids and the economy will benefit from the changes he's making in education policy and his plan to spend billions to upgrade schools and keep teachers on the job. Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to push his $447 billion jobs bill through the prism of education. He recapped steps he has authorized to let states opt out of unpopular proficiency standards because Congress has been slow to update the existing law. Obama Weekly Address: Education Agenda Helps Students, Jobless
Global Witness welcomes landmark U.S. effort to curb corruption and promote transparency The United States’ dual pledge to implement the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and to support legislation that would stop U.S. states from allowing secretive front companies to be set up represents an important step forward in the global fight against corruption and corporate secrecy, said campaign group Global Witness.
A Call for Fairness And this time, standing in the Rose Garden on Monday, he seemed to speak directly to a public that has been parched for farsighted leadership in Washington. The one troubling note of the day was Mr.
The question of what Congress is doing has always been difficult to answer. Most of us refer to back to SchoolHouse Rock's classic " How A Bill Becomes a Law " as the definitive guide to the legislative process. When politicians bury backroom deals or draft duplicitous legislation, investigating the origins and significance of new legislation is that much harder. IBM's Many Bills: This Law Visualization Tool Can Help Unlock Legislative Dealings | Fast Company
Al Franken Calls For ‘Explicit Ban’ On Discrimination Against LGBT Students Al Franken Calls For ‘Explicit Ban’ On Discrimination Against LGBT Students | Sen.
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Howard Dean: Obama's Job Act is 'Brilliant' Howard Dean (Getty Images) "I think the President's team has been rather brilliant in putting this one together," said former DNC Chair Howard Dean, speaking about the American Jobs Act with Lawrence O'Donnell last night, sounding confident and convinced that the bill puts sufficient pressure on Republicans to get passed.
Leading House Democrats are accusing the Obama administration of ignoring the lingering mortgage crisis and threatening tens of millions of Americans with foreclosure in the process. The lawmakers — encouraged by Obama's mention of mortgage relief in his address to Congress last week — were quickly deflated just days later when their efforts to learn the details of the White House plan proved unsuccessful. Dems slam Obama for going ‘AWOL’ on mortgage crisis - TheHill.com
The National Education Association (NEA) launched a multistate television ad campaign Wednesday in support of President Obama's American Jobs Act. Teachers union launches ad campaign supporting Obama jobs bill - The Hill's Video
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Most of the news tonight about Obama’s $3 trillion deficit reduction plan focuses on the increased taxes on millionaires it includes. Obama’s plan
U.S. keeps eight nations on religious freedom blacklist WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged governments Tuesday to do more to defend religious freedom as Washington released a report citing eight countries with troubling records on the issue. “We reaffirm the role that religious freedom and tolerance play in building stable and harmonious societies. Hatred and intolerance are destabilizing,” Clinton said, releasing the State Department’s International Religious Freedom report for the second half of 2010.
Four Southern California counties given a 'golden opportunity' in this pilot program. Legislation that would allow the cultivation of industrial hemp in the Central Valley counties of Kern, Kings and San Joaquin plus Imperial County in Southern California was approved by the Assembly Wednesday on a 46-19 vote. Senate Bill 676, authored by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, allows California farmers to grow industrial hemp for the legal sale of seed, oil and fiber to manufacturers. “Hundreds of consumer products containing hemp are made in California, but the manufacturers of these goods are forced to import hemp seed, oil and fiber from growers in Canada, Europe and China,” says Mr. Leno. Industrial Hemp Farming Bill Passes Assembly
House Democrats push legislation to overturn Citizens United ruling - TheHill.com A pair of House Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday to overturn the Supreme Court ’ s 2010 Citizens United ruling that freed corporations to spend unlimited money on elections.
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Release: Tax Time? Not for Giant Corporations - Newsroom: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont)
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