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APR 15, 2015 - Newsmax

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McConnell: Dems With 'Courage' Can End Impasse on Trafficking Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday called on Democrats with courage and conscience to end their filibuster of a human trafficking bill over an amendment that party members charge would expand restrictions on federal funds used for abortions. It's time for...

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APR 15, 2015 - New Yorker

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Loretta Lynch and the Dysfunctional Senate

It’s long been clear that the modern United States Senate is a dysfunctional place. But the nature of the dysfunction varies depending on whether Democrats or Republicans are in control. In the midterm elections last year, the G.O.P. picked up nine seats, to move to a fifty-four to forty-six majority; for the first time in Barack Obama’s Presidency, Democrats had ...

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APR 14, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Republicans Push $269 Billion Handout For Millionaire Heirs And Heiresses

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans this week will vote to hand the heirs and heiresses of America's largest fortunes a $269 billion tax break by repealing the federal inheritance tax. The legislation would shield the very richest families from taxes on the fortunes they inherit. After years of GOP attacks on the inheritance tax, also known as the estate tax, only ...

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APR 14, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Republicans Push $269 Billion Handout For Millionare Heirs And Heiresses

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans this week will vote to hand the heirs and heiresses of America's largest fortunes a $269 billion tax break by repealing the federal inheritance tax. The legislation would shield the very richest families from taxes on the fortunes they inherit. After years of GOP attacks on the inheritance tax, also known as the estate tax, only ...

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APR 07, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Can Rand Sell '60s In 2016?

LOUISVILLE, K.Y. -- Jimi Hendrix’s trippy/soul version of the Star Spangled Banner was on the sound system in the Galt House ballroom just before Rand Paul’s campaign kickoff. The sign behind Rand on the stage as he spoke was too long for a bumper sticker, but it also echoed the 1960s: "DEFEAT THE WASHINGTON MACHINE/UNLEASH THE AMERICAN DREAM." Of course: ...

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