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    Senators reach deal extending benefits for the unemployed

Senators reach deal extending benefits for the unemployed

Bipartisan Senate bargainers ended a long-running election-season standoff and struck a compromise renewing expired jobless benefits for five months for more than 2 million Americans who have been out of work the longest, the lawmakers said Thursday.

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    Viewpoint: Pay attention to Supreme Court cases

Viewpoint: Pay attention to Supreme Court cases

By Greg DeVries Editor-in-Chief Nowadays, it seems like everybody hates the government. Congress’ approval rating is now at just 13 percent according to the latest Gallup poll and the president has taken heat from both the press and the American people regarding an alarming number of scandals. The executive and

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Viewpoint: Politics may annoy, but its importance is undeniable nowadays

We tend to complain a lot about politics. There is an incredible amount of pessimism that persists in every discussion. We perceive Congress and our government to be a constant source of pointless bickering, trickery and sycophancy. To a point, we may be right. Sometimes, however, I think those in public service deserve more credit.

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    Illinois congressman criticized for wearing hoodie during proceedings

Illinois congressman criticized for wearing hoodie during proceedings

Rep. Bobby Rush donned a hoodie during a speech on the House floor Wednesday deploring the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, receiving a reprimand for violating rules on wearing hats in the House chamber.

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Student Senate supports DREAM act

The Student Senate approved a controversial bill Thursday encouraging the Baylor administration to publicly advocate for providing certain classes of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.

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Lariat Letters: Lenient immigration laws liable to violently backfire

In 1986, Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, which was supposed to provide a one-time amnesty (and legal U.S. citizenship) to over 3 million illegal immigrants. It was taken to be a largely humanitarian gesture.

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Viewpoint: Young Americans must abolish military draft

My great worry is my generation is not vigilant enough. By that I mean we haven’t given enough thought to ideas that potentially threaten our ways of life, and thus we leave the door open to political exploitation.

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States sue over birth control mandate, claim First Amendment rights violated

Seven states asked a federal judge Thursday to block an Obama administration mandate that requires birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and outreach programs.

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Mailed threats to Congress resemble post-9/11 terror

Some congressional offices outside Washington and media organizations have received threatening letters containing a suspicious powdery substance.

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    Chet Edwards looks forward to teaching

Chet Edwards looks forward to teaching

Fifteen months after losing his bid for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, former Rep. Chet Edwards is not finished bringing attention to the issues on which he staked his political career.

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