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Report: Romney Misinforms Voters When He Promises To Repeal Health Reform Through Waivers 30.11.2011 Think Progres
Mitt Romney is running around the country promising conservatives that he will repeal the Affordable Care Act through executives orders (or waivers) that will allow states to opt out of implementing the health reform law. Critics — including some within the Republican party — have argued that a president does not have the authority to [...]
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Legislative Auditor to report on Legacy funds 30.11.2011 Post-Bulletin: Local News

ST. PAUL — The Office of the Legislative Auditor is releasing two reports Wednesday related to Legacy Amendment funds.

One report will be a general assessment of how the amendment has been implemented.

Legislative Auditor to report today on Legacy funds 30.11.2011 Star Tribune: Latest
The Office of the Legislative Auditor is releasing two reports Wednesday related to Legacy Amendment funds.
Ambush Election Prevention 30.11.2011 American Spectator
Imagine voting in a presidential election where one candidate can campaign for a year and the other is only told he is running a week before Election Day. As absurd as that sounds, that is precisely the choice that President Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is trying to impose on American workers. The NLRB is the supposedly neutral federal agency charged with judging private sector labor law cases and interpreting labor statutes. However, under Obama, it has gone far beyond that mission, to propose sweeping rule changes favorable to unions. Some members of Congress are focused on this problem and are trying to do something about it. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is set to vote on the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094). The bill, introduced by House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), would prevent these "ambush" elections by requiring all union representation elections to occur no less than 35 days following a union's ...
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Legislative Auditor To Report On Legacy Funds 30.11.2011 WCCO: National
money, cash, 1s, ones, dollar bills, genericThe Office of the Legislative Auditor is releasing two reports Wednesday related to Legacy Amendment funds.
Building a Better Mitt Romney-Bot 30.11.2011 NY Times: Washington
His camp doesn’t need to turn their guy into someone you’d have a beer with. They just need to eliminate the bugs in the machine.

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Frank says new voting map edged him out 30.11.2011 Boston Globe: Page One
Frank says new voting map edged him out
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A Look at America's Geography Shows That the Tea Party Is Doomed 30.11.2011 AlterNet
Even as the movement's grip tightens on the GOP, its influence is melting away across vast swaths of America, thanks to centuries-old regional traditions.
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Dodd-Frank foes on path to court 30.11.2011 Politico
Dodd-Frank foes on path to court
White House threatens veto of GOP regulatory bills 30.11.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
White House threatens veto of GOP regulatory bills
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White House threatens veto of Republican bills limiting regulations 30.11.2011 Star Tribune: Politics
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Rep. Frank breaks from retirement talk to jab GOP candidates 30.11.2011 The Hill

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) may soon be out of Congress, but he's not out of politics.

The 16-term congressman used a news conference on Tuesday intended


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The Casino's Grand Re-Opening, Brought to You by Congress 29.11.2011 Esquire
On Monday, during the press conference at which he announced that he would not be running for Congress again, Barney Frank mentioned that the Republican majority in the House, which would dearly love to open up the Wall Street casino again, this time...
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Sallie Mae spent $550,000 lobbying in 3Q 29.11.2011 Boston Globe: Latest
Sallie Mae spent $550,000 lobbying in 3Q
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Reed aims to save troops from high bank fees 29.11.2011 Boston Globe: Rhode Island
Reed aims to save troops from high bank fees
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Podcast: Former Climate Czar Carol Browner on Obama’s Environmental Record 29.11.2011 Think Progres
President Obama has been criticized heavily for not doing enough to stand up to the vicious blitz on climate science. He’s also being attacked aggressively on the right for using his presidential powers to act on environmental issues outside of Congress. So where does he stand? For those who’ve seen the words “climate change” disappear [...]
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Herman Cain: An implausible candidate's implausible story 29.11.2011 Post-Bulletin: Local Politics

TALLADEGA, Ala. — He's a mathematician, a minister, a former radio talk show host and pizza magnate. But most of all, Herman Cain is a salesman.

And how he sells.

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Barney Frank’s Unfinished Crusades 29.11.2011 Think Progres
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012 and that he will be retiring from Congress. Frank leaves behind a storied legacy as only the second openly gay member of Congress who has championed numerous progressive caucuses from the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to financial regulation. In [...]
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Networks Trumpet Barney Frank’s Legacy, Ignore Role in Housing Crisis 29.11.2011 NewsBusters
"The first line in Barney Frank"s political epitaph," The Weekly Standard "s Stephen Hayes predicted on Monday"s FNC Special Report upon news the longtime liberal Democratic Congressman won"t seek re-election, will "be the housing crisis." But that isn"t what those who decide the first draft of history considered relevant. ABC, CBS and NBC didn"t mention Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac as they instead touted him as "one of the most familiar, powerful and colorful characters on Capitol Hill" (ABC), as "the Congressman who co-authored the overhaul of financial regulations after the crash" (CBS) and all noted his sexual orientation. NBC"s Brian Williams: "Among his legacies – besides his legendary sharp tongue – he was the first Member of Congress to publically acknowledge he was gay back in 1987." Only Williams described him as a liberal. From ABC"s World News , November ...
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Barney's Bubble 29.11.2011 American Spectator
Barney Frank decided that introducing himself to a new set of constituents and asking for their votes was too high a price to continue wielding power. Thus with his congressional district redrawn, the Massachusetts Democrat will not seek reelection to Congress next year. Holding a House seat for three decades is one thing. Being accountable to the voters is another. "If I were to run again I would be engaged full-fledged in a campaign, which is appropriate," Frank said, but clearly not, in his view, desirable. Accountability hasn't always been Frank's strong suit. In his retirement press conference at Newton's city hall, the congressman expressed no regrets for his handling of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during his past decade of service on the House Financial Services Committee, both as chairman and ranking member. Frank was a cheerleader for policies that helped inflate the housing bubble that burst painfully in the 2008 financial crisis. Like many politicians, he encouraged lenders to ...
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