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Rubio advocates for comprehensive effort, not bill, on immigration

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“This will take a while. There is not a magic solution to this. I believe we have to do it and I believe we can do it,” Rubio said. [Read More]

Obama takes to Twitter to talk (or tweet) fiscal cliff (VIDEO)

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On Monday, President Obama took questions through Twitter on topics of fiscal cliff and his #my2K plan. [Read More]

Karl Rove, Dick Morris to disappear from Fox. For a while. (VIDEO)

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You won’t be seeing any more Karl Rove meltdowns or Dick Morris flat-out-wrong predictions on Fox News. For a while. Sez New York Magazine:Fox News chief Roger “Ailes’s deputy, Fox News programming chief Bill Shine, has sent out orders mandating that producers must get permission before booking Rove or Morris.” Seems that, as a Fox [...] [Read More]

Fox’s chair Roger Ailes told Petraeus he’d quit to manage his prez campaign (AUDIO)

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Fox News likes to call itself “fair and balanced.” Key words: “call itself.” The latest blunder for the cable news ratings leader is rooted in the new revelation that founder and chair Roger Ailes sent an emissary — Fox’s national security analyst K.T. McFarland — to offer General David Petraeus political advice and tell The [...] [Read More]

Twitter talk: Obama answers questions about fiscal cliff, tax cuts

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On Monday, President Obama took to Twitter to discuss the fiscal cliff. Twitter followers submitted questions using #My2K and Obama tweeted his responses from @whitehouse.
Tweets sent from the president are signed -bo.
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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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