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House Approves Tougher Refugee Screening, Defying Veto Threat

  Friday November 20, 2015 – The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to drastically tighten screening procedures on refugees from Syria, seizing on the creeping fear stemming from the Paris attacks and threatening to undermine President Obama’s Middle East policy. The bill, which passed, 289 to 137, with nearly 50 Democrats supporting it, would require that the director of the F.B.I., the ...

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Planned Parenthood Spending $20 Million In Attempt To Defeat GOP

  Wednesday November 18, 2015 – Planned Parenthood is set to spend at least $20-million fighting Republicans at the ballot box next year. This comes as the group punches back against GOP efforts to end its federal funding. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards says the group will focus on White House and Senate races in a few key states. The $20-million will be spent ...

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Bernie Sanders Faces a Fight for Union Support in Race With Hillary Clinton

  Wednesday November 18, 2015 – Larry Cohen, a top adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders, is charged with winning support from labor union leaders. Lately, it’s been an uphill climb. On Tuesday, the mammoth Service Employees International Union endorsed Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, her 13th national union nod compared with Mr. Sanders’s two. Mr. Cohen hopes to expand this number, ...

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Louisiana Governor Jindal Drops Out of Presidential Run

  Wednesday November 18, 2015 – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, polling near the bottom of the crowded 2016 Republican presidential field, suspended his campaign on Tuesday, saying: “This is not my time.” “We spent a lot of time developing detailed policy papers, and given this crazy, unpredictable election season, clearly there just wasn’t a lot of interest,” Jindal said on Fox ...

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Speaker Paul Ryan Urges Lawmakers To “Pause” Borders to Syrian Refugees [watch]

  Tuesday November 17, 2015 – Republican lawmakers urged an immediate closure of America’s borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from some Democrats and igniting an emotional debate about U.S. values in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks. “Pause” was the word used by both new House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

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