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Local Students React To Interest Rate Hike On College Loans

Millions of college students paying their way though school could see up to $4,600 tacked on to their debt if nothing changes.

07/01/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg Dead At Age 89

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.

06/03/2013

Philadelphia Eagles v Washington Redksins

Members Of Congress Urge Redskins To Ditch Name

Ten members of Congress are urging the Washington Redskins to change their name because it is offensive to many Native Americans.

05/29/2013

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NJ Governor Christie Grateful For Congressional Approval Of Sandy Aid Package

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie used his 100th town hall meeting on Wednesday in Manahawkin, Ocean County to discuss long term recovery plans in the wake of Hurricane Sandy now that congress is moving the complete $60-billion aid package.

01/17/2013

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House Passes $50-Billion Sandy Relief Package

“It’s a big relief now but I got to tell you it’s been a torturous process.” New Jersey Republican Congressman Frank LoBiondo said.

01/16/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

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Analysis: Republican House Members Threaten To Slash Sandy Aid Package

After getting a blast from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the leadership of the US House has promised a vote today on an initial $9.7 billion aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

01/04/2013

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113th U.S. Congress Sworn In; Boehner Re-Elected

The 113th Congress convened on Thursday, with its newest members being sworn in. In addition, they also re-elected John Boehner as the Speaker of the House.

01/03/2013

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Anaylsis: Merry Cliff-Mas

A composite view of seven Republican house lawmakers is that 38 ultraconservatives torpedoed John Boehner’s plan to a vote on a bill that was already rejected by Senate leadership but one that he tried to use as a bargaining chip.

12/22/2012

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Opinion: Petraeus Must Testify On Libya

Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.

11/12/2012

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Opinion: Obama Makes The Case: One-Term Limit Needed For President

President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.

10/23/2012

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Concern Among Lawmakers As Banks Are Targeted By Cyber Attacks

Cyberattackers have been playing havoc with bank websites. And while lawmakers are concerned, they haven’t been able to agree on what to do about it.

10/02/2012

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Opinion: Where’s Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. owes his constituents a full explanation of why he hasn’t been on the job this summer.

07/12/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Vote For Denial Of Affordable Health Care Again

Tea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.

07/11/2012

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