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Democrats Break Judicial Nominee Filibuster, Head To Vote

Republican lawmakers’ attempts to block the vote on President Obama’s first judicial nomination were thwarted when the Senate voted 70-29 last week to end the filibuster.

Funding For Amtrak Hinges On Gun Policy Amendment

The upcoming debate in the House-Senate conference committee on the transportation funding bill is expected to pit advocates of gun rights against those who are concerned about the risk of greater violence on the nation’s transportation network.

Study: Women Vulnerable To Vitamin A Deficiency

Scientists at Newcastle University have found that nearly half of UK women may be suffering from vitamin A deficiency due to a genetic variation.

Cosmetic Surgeons Speak Out Against Tax Increase

Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a late change to the healthcare reform bill that will levy a 5 percent tax on cosmetic surgery to help supplement the legislation’s $849 billion price tag.

Fiorina's Conservative Credentials Questioned By Fellow Republicans

After months of speculation, former CEO of Hewlett Packard Carly Fiorina announced Nov. 4 that she would be running as a Republican for the seat currently held by Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer. Since then, Fiorina has been outspokenly critical toward the incumbent but also had her conservative credentials questioned by several members of the GOP.

Critics Say Fed’s Overdraft Rules Are ‘Not Enough’

Recently, the Federal Reserve said that beginning next July financial institutions will be prohibited from charging overdraft fees without their clients’ consent.

Acid Reflux May Be Treated With Natural Products

Heartburn, which affects as many as 60 million Americans each month, can be so intense that some have mistaken it for a heart attack. However, there are natural ways to reduce acid reflux that can also help you avoid potentially harmful side effects of prescription medications.

Chicago Mayor Blames Fort Hood Massacre On Guns, But Some Disagree

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley attracted considerable criticism l when he sought to blame the fatal shooting at Fort Hood on the popularity of guns in America.

Holder Comes Under Fire For Post-Fort Hood Gun Control Proposals

During a recent appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the issue of gun control in a way that has drawn criticism from gun rights organizations.

DHS Chief Says U.S. Borders More Secure, But Some Disagree

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said the government is meeting many of the benchmarks which were set in 2007 as a prerequisite to immigration reform, according to media reports.


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