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Obama Meets Democrats To Push For Healthcare Reform

As the Senate struggles with some of the most contentious aspects of the healthcare reform legislation, President Obama met with the Democratic caucus on Sunday to encourage further work on what he called "the most important social legislation since Social Security."

Poll: U.S. Isolationist Sentiment On The Rise

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center suggests that the U.S. has taken a sharp turn toward isolationism. In the midst of a struggling economy, roughly 49 percent of participants said that the U.S. should "mind its own business internationally" and let other countries fend for themselves as best as they can.

Democrats Look To Increase Debt Ceiling

On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated that congressional Democrats are planning on raising the national debt ceiling before the end of the year.

House Votes To Extend Estate Tax, Senate Has One Month To Pass Own Version

Last week, the House of Representatives voted to permanently extend the 45 percent inheritance tax on estates worth more than $3.5 million, which was set to expire at the end of the year.

Will Huckabee's Alleged Clemency Of Seattle Shooter Cost Him Politically?

Have revelations that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee pardoned accused cop killer Maurice Clemmons in 2000 doomed Huckabee’s chances of securing the GOP presidential nomination in 2012?

Clemmons was shot to death by Seattle police Dec. 2, four days after he killed four Seattle police officers in a coffee shop.

Obama Provides Timetable For Winding Down Afghan War, But Criticism Abounds

President Obama has announced he is sending an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan and has promised to start withdrawing the American units in July 2011.

New York Senate Rejects Same-sex Marriage Bill By Wide Margin

After months of delays, the New York State Senate finally voted on a piece of legislation that would legalize same-sex marriage. Last Wednesday, lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected the bill by a margin of 32 votes against and 24 in favor.

Senators Look To Create Commission To Battle Rising Debt

As the national debt continues to climb to record highs, select members of Congress are discussing the idea of putting together a bi-partisan commission to help tackle the nation’s swelling deficit.

Judge Denies Republicans' Effort To End Voter Intimidation Consent Decree

Last week, a federal judge in New Jersey rejected an attempt by the Republican National Committee (RNC) to dissolve a 27-year-old court order that is intended to prevent the intimidation of minority voters.

Mike Huckabee Discusses Options For 2012 Elections

Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee suggested last week that he was unsure whether he would run again, but left the final decision open.


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