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Farewell To The King Of Pork

There’s been a lot written over the past 12 days about the death of Robert Byrd, the so-called “last lion of the Senate.” But the West Virginia senator was no lion despite all the accolades that have been heaped on him since his death. He was a pig. Read this article to learn more about the King of Pork… 

Wall Street Donations To Democratic Campaigns Continue To Plummet

The White House-sponsored financial regulatory reform bill that was passed by the House last week may make it more difficult for Democratic candidates to win a seat in Congress this coming November. 

Obama's Immigration Speech Draws Ire

Last week President Obama delivered his first major immigration speech, calling for comprehensive reform and GOP support. However, in the days since the speech, conservatives and other immigration opponents have blasted the government for being part of the problem rather than the solution. 

Amid Multiple Crises, Obama's Support Is Tanking

As President Obama grapples with the weak economy, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and a military reshuffling in Afghanistan, his ratings seem to be heading towards an all-time low, according to a new poll. 

Companies, Activists Reject Taxes And Regulations Of Small Businesses

A new bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives to expand sales tax collection on the internet, leading business and anti-tax advocates to protest the measure vigorously. 

Unemployment Extension Bill Fails To Pass Once Again

Just minutes before adjourning for the holiday break, Senate Republicans again killed a $33.9 billion spending bill on June 30 that would have extended unemployment benefits to more than 1.7 million laid-off workers.  

Obama Calls For Federal Immigration Reform, Asks For GOP Support

With Arizona’s new immigration law less than 30 days away from being enacted, President Obama called out Republicans last week, pressuring them to help congressional Democrats develop a comprehensive immigration reform strategy. 

Obama Responds Harshly To Boehner's Critique Of Proposed Financial Reform Bill

An incensed President Obama attacked House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) last week, blasting the Republican lawmaker for his recent critique of the financial reform bill currently being debated in Congress. 

Cigarette Taxes Go Up As States Seek To Close Budget Gaps

Plagued by ballooning budget deficits, five states across the nation raised cigarette taxes on July 1 in an effort to close those gaps. However, opponents argue that this approach may be counterproductive, as it may cost businesses more in terms of lost sales. 

Kagan Calls Supreme Court Ruling On Gun Ban 'Binding Precedent,' Offers Few Insights On Own Views

Under questioning from her Senate confirmation panel, United States Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan expressed her acceptance of the highest court’s recent decision to overturn the long-standing Chicago gun ban. 

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