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The Veterans Administration needs more doctors

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Problems with the VA’s medical system are exacerbated when they can’t hire enough people.
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On anniversary of Shelby v Holder, Democrats introduce bill to restore Voting Rights Act

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Another unarguably good idea set to die in a Republican-controlled legislature.
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Hillary takes a confusing non-position on TPP

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What little Clinton did say on the issue was vague and self-contradictory.
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Democrats’ path to victory in the House: Illinois 10

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Democratic gains in the House in 2016 have to start with Illinois 10.
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Alcee Hastings is right: Members of Congress have too much money, but Congress is underpaid

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We get the government we pay for. If the public doesn’t fund government, the privately wealthy will take it over.
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Representative Mark Pocan: A diamond in the congressional rough

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Not all members of Congress are awful.
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It’s time to unlock Congress

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Outlining a blueprint for reforms designed to fix our legislature’s dysfunction.
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Aaron Schock goes down

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America’s bougiest Congressman has resigned amid yet another round of spending revelations.
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Bibi’s cynical speech

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Yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a long-anticipated, diplomatically unprecedented, political kerfuffle of a campaign speech, the circumstances of which were ...
GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the authors of the government shutdown to kill Obamacare.

The Cruz Congress: How the election benefits Hillary

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Imagine the damage Ted Cruz can do in the Senate majority — the entire Congress will be stuck on Cruz control.
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GOP House member says colleague was paid $1200 for vote

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Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) says a colleague was paid $1,200 in exchange for voting against a land bill.
Only the little people pay for their own foreign travel.

GOP House to no longer disclose lavish foreign trips paid by special interests

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GOP House has killed a 30 y .o. rule requiring the public disclosure of foreign travel paid by special interests.
Watch the hands, Carl.

Meet Carl DeMaio: Anti-gay gay, newest victim of the war on intolerance

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Gay GOP congressional-hopeful DeMaio refused to speak out against Prop 8, gay-baited fellow pro-gay GOP candidate.
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