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Newt Gingrich: There is no fiscal cliff

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Gingrich implores his colleagues to not beleaguer themselves with phony and dishonest negotiations – the failure of which will be blamed on Republicans or success credited with the failure of Republican policies. Instead, Gingrich writes that House Republicans should propose solutions they truly stand behind. [Read More]
Categories: Economy, Fiscal Cliff

Cuomo will make first trip to DC on Monday

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington, D.C. on Monday to plead his case for a $42 billion appropriation from Superstorm Sandy, sources said. Cuomo, a Democrat who served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton, has not visited Washington since taking office in 2011. Indeed, Cuomo makes a [...] [Read More]

House passes bill to increase visas for highly educated immigrants

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A bill to increase the number of visas for highly educated immigrants and allow families to stay in the United State while their visas are processed was passed in the House today by a vote of 245-139.

The STEM Jobs Act, sponsored by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, would increase the number of visas available for students who graduated from American universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees by 55,000 a year.

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