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New Jeresy Rep. Rob Andrews Resigning After 23 Years In Office

HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews will leave Congress in two weeks after 23 years in office.

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Hilarious Survey Reveals Americans Like Witches and Hemorrhoids More Than Congress

With the government shutdown rolling on, it’s no surprise to hear Americans don’t exactly have a high opinion of Congress.

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Should A Law Be Passed To Ban The Purchase of Junk Food With Food Stamps [POLL]

Food stamps have been the center of controversy for years.  And now, Congress has been presented with new legislation: Should people who get food stamps be banned from buying junk food?

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At What Grade Level Does Congress Talk? The Answer May Surprise You

If you’ve ever listened to a member of Congress speak and felt like you were being addressed as a child, it’s not your imagination. A new study shows congresspeople now talk at a 10th grade level — a full grade lower than they did just seven years ago.

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12 Outrageous Steps Congress Can Take to Improve Its Approval Rating

Recently, a poll of their Congressional approval rating found that only nine percent of the American people had a favorable rating of their senators and representatives. So the congressmen buckled down and got to work and got their rating up to…17 percent. If they want to keep up this white hot pace, they should try some of these ideas.

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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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