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4 hrs ago | Newsday

Gillibrand pitches bill to expand summer lunch program

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visited a Wyandanch nonprofit Friday to promote a new bill that would expand the number of low-income children who can get free or discounted summer lunches.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US Politics, Non-Profit, Wyandanch, NY, Family, Kids, Republican, US House of Representatives

11 hrs ago | Gilmer Mirror

The Brief: All Fingers Point to Cruz After Border Bill Collapses

Ted Cruz has become the latest D.C.-based practitioner of the Pottery Barn rule: he broke the border bill, and now, possibly more than any other single person, he owns it.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pete Sessions, Texas

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Republicans kill funding bill for illegal child immigration

U.S. Senate legislation giving President Barack Obama $2.7-billion to deal with tens of thousands of Central American migrant children amassing at the southwestern U.S. border was blocked on Thursday by Republican opposition.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

The Globe and Mail

Republicans kill funding bill for illegal child immigration

U.S. Senate legislation giving President Barack Obama $2.7-billion to deal with tens of thousands of Central American migrant children amassing at the southwestern U.S. border was blocked on Thursday by Republican opposition.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Boehner, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate

National Public Radio

Facing A Mass-Mailing Deadline, Lawmakers Get Frank Fast

They are not allowed to us franking within 90 days of an election. Members of Congress are racing to take advantage of "franking" privileges, which allow them to replace postage with their signature.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rob Woodall, Danny Davis, Democrat, Representative Tammy Duckworth

Daily Kos

Obama and the Pope disliked by the right

An apparently innocuous resolution intended to honor Pope Francis is having trouble making its way through the House of Representatives - reportedly mired in politics because some lawmakers view the pontiff as "too liberal."

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Larson, Democrat, Liberal Political News

The Wall Street Journal

Divided House Slows Vote on Terrorism Insurance Bill

House Republicans are split over how to deal with an expiring law that provides government-backed insurance against terrorist attacks.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Randy Neugebauer

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Washington Post

Tea-party opposition puts fate of House Republican border bill up in the air

The fate of a Republican proposal to address a brewing immigration crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border was cast into doubt Wednesday after a tea-party senator lobbied against it to House members.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Louie Gohmert, John Boehner

Christian Science Monitor

3 reasons John Boehner opted to sue Obama rather than impeach

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio strides to the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, as lawmakers prepared to move on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Democrat, Paul Ryan, George Bush

Samoa News

Senator: 20 or 21 women in Secret...

At least 20 foreign women and as many Secret Service and military personnel met at a hotel in Colombia in an incident involving prostitution, and lawmakers are seeking information about any possible threat to the U.S. or to President Barack Obama who arrived for a conference soon after, congressional officials said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Susan Collins, US Senate

The Raw Story

Pope Francis sounds too much like Obama to be honored by Congress, Republican says

A bipartisan congressional resolution that would honor Pope Francis before his potential appearance in Philadelphia next year may not be acted upon because of Republican worries that the pontiff is perceived as being "too liberal," The Hill reports .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pope Benedict XVI, John Larson, Democrat

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Hill

Will Speaker move bill on the pope?

With time running out on the Capitol Hill calendar, the lawmakers who crafted the bipartisan measure are getting impatient with Speaker John Boehner .

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Larson, Democrat, Steve Israel

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Examiner.com

Lawmakers: Obama still a community organizer and still not a leader

Gov. Rick Perry testified at a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing in South Texas that in addition to the humanitarian crisis created by a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants, there is a crisis involving border security.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, Representative Trey Gowdy, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Atlantic

Whiteness Is Still a Proxy for Being American

Anyone can make a fool of himself. So it's tempting to dismiss last Thursday's mega-gaffe by Florida Representative Curt Clawson as indicative of nothing more than the fallibility of the human brain.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, Republican, US House of Representatives, Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Global peril from returning Syrian fighters shown in Norway alert

Norwegian authorities said they've uncovered information pointing to a potential terror attack in the country within days by individuals linked to the conflict in Syria.

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Related Topix: Norway, Europe, World News, Terrorism, Aspen, CO, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Newsday

King: Terrorism insurance act renewal stalls in House, worrying NY businesses

The reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act won't be brought up in the U.S. House until September at the earliest, creating a new worry for New York businesses, said Rep. Peter King .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, New York, Jeb Hensarling

BroadwayWorld.com

CBS News' Face the Nation Takes Adults 25-54 on Sunday

Face The Nation posted a 2.0/06 with 2.84m viewers and 0.7/03 in adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for July 20. Face The Nation tied for first in adults 25-54 among the Sunday morning public affairs programs.

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Related Topix: Face the Nation, Entertainment, Television, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Crain's New York Business

CEOs push terrorism insurance to Congress

More than 100 New York City CEOs are calling on House Republicans in Congress to swiftly reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act , which provides a federal backstop for insurance coverage in the event of catastrophic losses from terrorist attacks.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Charles Schumer, US Senate, Democrat

Roll Call

Kerry Arrives at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport Despite FAA Ban on U.S. Flights

A flight carrying Secretary of State John Kerry landed Wednesday at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport to negotiate a cease-fire agreement to halt fighting between Hamas and Israel in which more than 600 people have been killed.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Observer

Reed fails to make the grade

Tom Reed II is the Congressman for New York's 23rd congressional district. The district includes not only Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, but also a number of other counties, including the Corning and Ithaca areas.

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Related Topix: Representative Tom Reed, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Chris Collins, Immigration Reform, Telecom, Corning, Electronics

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