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DeMint Refuses To Take Back 'Waterloo' Statement

Updated: 07/22/2009 - An outspoken Southern Republican says it's time to "put the brakes on" President Barack Obama, saying he's advocating too much government spending and ballooning the deficit.

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UN Climate Expert Warns U.S. On Carbon Tariffs

Updated: 07/22/2009 - The head of a U.N. climate-change panel says tariffs in a House-passed bill could undermine U.S. efforts to gain support for a new global warming treaty.

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President Obama May Have To Wait For Health Care Passage

Updated: 07/22/2009 - President Barack Obama continues to keep a sharp focus on his proposed health care overhaul with a prime time news conference tonight, amid growing resistance to the plan in his own party.

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Fed Chief Back Before Congress

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is heading back to Capitol Hill for a second day before Congress.

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Senator Wants Immigration Verification For All Workers

Posted: 07/21/2009 - The Senate Democrat leading the push for changes in immigration law says verifying that people are legally employed will require all workers — citizens and immigrants — to prove they are eligible to hold jobs in the U.S.

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Sarah Palin Implicated In Ethics Probe

Updated: 07/22/2009 - An independent investigator has found evidence that Gov. Sarah Palin may have violated ethics laws by accepting private donations to pay her legal debts.

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Former Rep. Nancy Boyda Gets Pentagon Job

Posted: 07/21/2009 - The job will require her to focus on interests of reserve and National Guard service members, including such things as recruitment, family issues and health care.

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White House Seeks Tighter Rules For Credit Raters

Posted: 07/21/2009 - The Obama administration on Tuesday sent Congress legislation seeking to tighten government oversight of Wall Street's credit rating agencies and stem potential conflicts of interest in their business practices to protect investors.

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Democrats Challenge President’s Signing Statement

Updated: 07/21/2009 - Senior House Democrats are warning President Barack Obama he sounds too much like George W. Bush when Mr. Obama declared this summer that he could ignore legislation he thinks oversteps the Constitution.

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Byrd Returns To Senate

Posted: 07/21/2009 - Robert Byrd, the longest serving senator in history, has returned to the chamber after being absent for weeks due to illness.

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