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Possible US Government Shutdown Looming Again

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says lawmakers are at an impasse over how to keep the federal government funded past September 30, when current funding expires. Reid spoke on Capitol Hill Thursday — a day after the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives defeated a bill that would have funded federal government operations past that […]

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US House of Representatives Rejects Stopgap Measure

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has defeated a bill that would have funded federal government operations past September 30, when current funding is set to expire. The measure failed Wednesday by a vote of 195 in favor to 230 against, with 48 Republican members rebelling against their leaders and voting against it. The stopgap […]

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U.S. Congress Matches Record Low Approval Rating

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 4:23 pm (UTC-5)
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A new poll shows the approval rating for the U.S. Congress has fallen back to the historic low it hit in October 2008. A survey of nearly 1500 people taken by CBS News and the New York Times shows only 12 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. When asked if “most” […]

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U.S. Congress Matches Record Low Approval Rating

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 4:02 pm (UTC-5)
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A new poll shows the approval rating for the U.S. Congress has fallen back to the historic low that they hit in October 2008. A survey of nearly 1500 people taken by CBS News and the New York Times shows only 12 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. When asked if […]

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U.S. Congress Matches Record Low Approval Rating

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 1:07 pm (UTC-5)
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A new poll shows the approval rating for the U.S. Congress has fallen back to the historic low that they hit in October 2008. A survey of nearly 1500 people taken by CBS News and the New York Times shows only 12 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. When asked if […]

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US Congress Returns, Facing Major Decisions

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Congress returns this week after a month-long recess, facing major decisions on a host of economic and money-related issues. Lawmakers left Washington after a contentious summer debate over raising the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit, which eventually was approved. Now they face equally thorny questions about how to cut more government spending, and […]

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Americans Sour on Congress After Debt Standoff

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Americans are losing patience with U.S. lawmakers following political infighting that brought the nation to the brink of default. A New York Times/CBS News poll finds 82 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job. The Times says that is the highest disapproval rating in the more than 30 years it […]

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2 Leading US Senators Call for Limited US Role in Libya

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 11:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Two leading U.S. senators have introduced a resolution that would limit the role of the U.S. military in Libya. Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, a Democrat , and a leading Republican, John McCain , unveiled the measure Tuesday. The resolution would impose a one-year limit on U.S. military involvement in the NATO coalition in […]

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2 Leading US Senators Call for Limited US Role in Libya

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Two leading U.S. senators have introduced a resolution that would limit the role of the U.S. military in Libya. Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, a Democrat , and a leading Republican, John McCain , unveiled the measure Tuesday. The resolution would impose a one-year limit on U.S. military involvement in the NATO coalition in […]

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US Senators Kerry, McCain Introduce Libya Resolution

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Two leading U.S. senators have introduced a resolution that would limit the role of the U.S. military in Libya. Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry of Massachusetts, a Democrat, and John McCain of Arizona, the senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee, spoke about the measure on the Senate floor Tuesday. McCain said the resolution […]

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