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Should Members of Congress Have Term Limits? — Survey of the Day

The re-election rates for members of Congress hovers between 85 and 95 percent.

Yet, according to a new survey from Poll Position, the majority of American people would like new rules which would prevent them from sending the same represenatives to Washington, DC year after year.

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Obama States In Press Conference That Time Is Running Out For Compromise On Payroll Tax Cut Bill & House Republicans Must Act

President Obama said in a press conference today that 'Time is running out' for Washington to pass the payroll tax cut and unemployment extension. With a bill ready to sign, the democrats and republicans can not find middle ground.

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Payroll Taxcut Left Unresolved While Congress Packs Up For Holiday Recess

The efforts to save the tax breaks for workers seems to have been abandoned as no compromise was met to extend the tax cuts. Now, Washington is packing up and headed out for their holiday recess, leaving Americans wondering if their paychecks will be smaller this year.

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Longtime Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank Will Not Seek Re-Election

Looks like Barney Frank is calling it quits. After 16 terms as a lawmaker in Washington DC, it looks like Barney Frank is done, at least as a congressman.

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Need More Veggies? Congress Says, ‘Have Some Pizza’ — Health Check

Members of Congress love pizza as much as any of us. So, when the United States Department of Agriculture threatened to take it off public school lunch menus, they did what many of us would have done in their position — they officially declared it a vegetable.

Earlier this year, the USDA proposed new standards that would’ve limited both sodium and potatoes for school lunch lines — moves some conservatives in Congress are fighting.

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Gabrielle Giffords Vows to Return to Congress in New Memoir

After all of the struggles and hardships, however, Giffords declares that she will indeed return to Congress.

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Daily Vent Submitted By: Old Time Farm Boy

Submitted By: Old Time Farm Boy

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” is the first part of the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. There are those who say that these words create a wall of separation between church and state, but do they?

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The Daily Vent: Today’s Vent Submitted By foghorn

Today’s Vent Submitted By: foghorn

Dear president Obama, congress doesn't vote on suggestions, campaign rhetoric, or sound bites. They vote on proposed legislation. Dumbass. Please tell CBS, ABC, NBC and other pro-poverty propaganda outlets that fact too

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President Obama’s Jobs Plan Is Completely Paid For – With Taxes

President Obama addressed Congress last week talking up his new "Jobs Plan". He continued to say that "It's paid for". Well, it turns out that it is. It is paid for with taxes. While this is not a surprise, it is a contradiction of what Obama has been saying.

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This Day in History for September 5 – First Continental Congress and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1774 – First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (More info)

1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas (More info)

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