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Congress Inaction Threatens Program for Brain-Damaged Vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun ousting dozens of brain-damaged veterans from special therapeutic group homes, saying it has to because Congress has not passed new funding for the pilot program. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Capital Field Notes: Yea, Oops, Nay: Voting Mistakes in Congress

When members of the House vote, using an electronic device, they sometimes err. Then they file a report. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the minimum wage at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut

States Lead On Minimum Wage. Is Congress Listening?

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor Blog. See the original post here. Congress is back in session this week, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. […]

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Worst Prez Ever? How About Worst Congress?

J. Farmer, NJ Star-LedgerA Quinnipiac University poll has awarded President Obama the title “worst president since the end of World War II.” It’s a bit like being tarred and feathered and, as Abe Lincoln observed, if it wasn’t for the honor you’d just as soon skip the recognition. Full News here – RealClearPolitics – Homepage

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Maddow: Congress Annoys Every President, But “This One Has Sunk To A Whole New Level”

Rachel Maddow wonders how much Obama can do if Congress keeps its record-setting, do-nothing pace. Full News here – RealClearPolitics Video Log

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Congress to tour children’s immigration detention center, ahead of Obama’s planned $2B request

The Department of Health and Human Services is allowing members of Congress to visit a Texas immigration detention center amid growing concerns about access to such facilities housing the recent surge of children who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border. Full News here – FOXNews.com

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Prime Minister Tony Blair’s speech to Congress – Jul. 17, 2003 – Politics Informer Video

Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair addressed a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on Thursday, July 17, 2003. Video Rating: 4 / 5

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D.C. Mayor to Congress: Don’t Mess With City’s Marijuana Law

The mayor of Washington, D.C., has called for a boycott of Maryland resort town after one of the state’s lawmakers moved to undermine the city’s new law decriminalizing marijuana law. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Capital Journal Daybreak: CIA and Congress Clash | More Republicans Line Up With Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Views

The Journal’s morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Top Spy Battles Congress on Secret Report

Relations between CIA Director John Brennan and Congress are tense over the Senate intelligence committee’s classified report on the post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” program. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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