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Gun Ban Proposal Introduced In Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month's mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

The measure being unveiled Thursday is authored by Democratic Sen

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A Look At President Obama’s Gun Control Measures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Proposals for curbing gun violence announced Wednesday by President Barack Obama:

NEEDS CONGRESSIONAL ACTION:

— Requiring background checks on all gun sales. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence says 40 percent of gun sales are conducted with no criminal background check, such as at gun shows and by private sellers over the Internet or through classified ads

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Trillion Dollar Coin Poll

A proposed solution to help with the debt ceiling.  Do you think the Trillion Dollar Coin is a good idea?

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The Trillion Dollar Coin… Coming To A Pocket Nowhere Near Yours

A surprisingly serious proposal in the political world has been making headlines.  Congress has been searching for a solution to the looming debt ceiling.  The idea proposed would take care of the debt that has been accumulating.  Say hello to the Trillion Dollar Coin!

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New Poll Shows that Americans Hate Congress More than Nickelback
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New Poll Shows Americans Hate Congress Even More than Nickelback

It's no surprise that Congress' approval numbers have dropped significantly since the fiscal cliff debacle. But what's surprising is exactly how unpopular the legislative body has become. To put things in perspective, Congress is currently more unpopular than even the much-hated rock band Nickelback. Now that's saying something.

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Your Taxes Will Almost Certainly Go Up in January, and Congress Won’t Stop It — Dollars and Sense

Regardless of who wins the presidential election, starting January 2013 some 163 million workers across the United States will be slapped with a significant tax increase.

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13 Things Congress Can Do to Improve Its Low Approval Rating

President Obama might not be the most popular politician on the federal level, but compared to the approval ratings for other federal officials, at least his are in double digits. Seriously, that’s not a joke. We wish it was.

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Gabrielle Giffords Vows to Return to Congress in New Memoir

In a new book, ‘Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope,’ Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her astronaut husband Mark Kelly detail the intensive therapy and psychological struggles the Arizona Democrat has endured after surviving an attempt on her life early this year. After all of the struggles and hardships, however, Giffords declares that she will indeed return to Congress.

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‘Bad News Bears’ Star Is Running for Congress

As a child actor, David Pollock played Rudi Stein, one of the lovable losers in the ‘Bad News Bears‘ film franchise from the ’70s.

That role was pretty much the bulk of Pollock’s acting career, and he never made the transition to adult actor.

Now, he hopes to make the transition to congressman. He is running for Congress as a Democrat representing California’s 26th Congressional District.

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President Obama, Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal, Plan to Face Vote

President Barack Obama said Sunday night that he and Congressional leaders had reached a debt deal that cuts trillions in federal spending. The debt ceiling plan was set to face a vote on Monday in hopes of enacting it before a Tuesday deadline, thus averting default, The New York Times reported.

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