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Dems target 30 House GOPers
House Democrats are rolling out a new strategy to target 30 House Republicans on immigration reform during the two-week congressional recess, marking a last-ditch effort to force GOP action on a legislative overhaul.
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
How lawmakers are spending spring break
It's a two-week period that gives lawmakers a chance to reconnect with family and constituents before a typically heavier workload hits in the early summer.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Seattle Gay News
Seventh Republican backs ENDA - Americans for Workplace Opportunity...
'In the workplace, in 2014, we should judge employees the way we would want to be judged - based on our qualifications, our contributions and by our character, period.'
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Miami Herald
Progress report on Haiti from S. Florida Members of Congress
Two weeks ago, we returned from a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Haiti.
And Coffman Makes Seven: ENDA Gains One New GOP Co-Sponsor
The Employment Non Discrimination Act , currently stalled in the Republican lead House of Representatives due to lack of support by Speaker John Boehner and GOP lawmakers, gained a new ally Wednesday when Colorado Repubican Rep. Mike Coffman announced his support for the legislation.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Pelosi's immigration reform road show
Nancy Pelosi is harnessing the same level of energy to push immigration reform that she brought to her biggest legislative achievement when she ran the House: the health care overhaul.
Despite trade concerns, Taiwan remains a linchpin in U.S. posturing on China
Thirty-five years after President Jimmy Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act obligating the U.S. to give the island the means to defend itself against an attack by China , ties today between Washington and Taipei are at an all-time high.
Billionaires push GOP on gay rights
Republican billionaires Paul Singer and Seth Klarman are supporting gay rights activists in a $2.2 million campaign to get the Republican-controlled House to extend workplace protections to the LGBT community.
Ventura County Star
Immigration reform tour heads to Washington today
The Fast 4 Families 30-state bus tour advocating comprehensive immigration reform that left Los Angeles on Feb. 24 is expected to make its final stop on the National Mall Wednesday morning.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
'Cuban Twitter' _overtly political, poking Castros
Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like network that the U.S. government secretly built in Cuba were overtly political and poked fun at the Castro brothers, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
When Holder Says Congress Can Reclassify Marijuana If It Wants, Is He ...
On Friday, testifying before a subcommitttee of the House Appropriations Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder said he would be "be more than glad to...work with Congress if there is a desire to look at and re-examine how [marijuana] is scheduled."
Why Rick Scott Has A Hispanic Problem -- And Why It's Not Going Away
Worried about his standing among Florida's Hispanic voters in the wake of turmoil over a major Hispanic fundraiser, Gov. Rick Scott is working to resolve image problems in a key segment of the electorate.
President to discuss foreign relations with U.S. scholars, lawmaker
During the April 9 video conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies , Ma will deliver a speech on Taipei-Washington relations and Taiwan's role in the Asian region's security and economy, the ministry said in a statement.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
The Modesto Bee
New push on immigration bill causes GOP rift
Republican advocates of loosening immigration laws are moving to attach the measure to the annual defense policy bill.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Northern Michigan News
Cuban-Americans react to secret Twitter project
Cuban-Americans are divided over the revelation by The Associated Press that the U.S. government spent millions of dollars to secretly create a "Cuban Twitter" designed to undermine the island's communist government.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
How badly must Republicans lose for immigration reform to win?
Immigration reform looks to be dead. Again. With the 2014 midterms bearing down and House Republicans standing pat, activists who pushed hard to get a bill passed in this session of Congress are making valedictory speeches about their efforts and looking to the future.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
The Miami Herald
Haiti elections top priority for South Florida congressional lawmakers
South Florida congressional lawmakers say they plan to closely monitor a Tuesday vote in Haiti's Senate that will help determine if long-overdue elections take place this year.
St. Petersburg Times
Rick Scott: Obama's 'not caring about Venezuela'
Gov. Rick Scott met Monday with Venezuelan activists who are becoming increasingly frustrated with President Obama's relative silence about crackdowns on protesters in the South American country.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Dem push for health law rooted in demographics
While much of America was upset about the botched rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, most Democrats in Congress were still willing to give the law a chance to work.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
WINK-TV Fort Myers
Florida congressional representatives visit Haiti
A bipartisan delegation of South Florida's congressional representatives is visiting Haiti.