World Leaders Address The UN General Assmebly

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro Gets Criticized on Live TV

Venezuela Head of Congress Henry Ramos expressed critique of President Nicolas Maduro on live television.
Pope Francis arrives in D.C. at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Pope Francis' U.S. Visit in 15 Photos

Pope Francis is wrapping up his final day in D.C. before heading over to the Big Apple. See photos of the Catholic figure as he met with President Barack Obama, held Junipero Canonization Mass, took selfies with members of the Catholic Charities of the Archdioecese in Washington D.C. and more.
Pope Francis Addresses Joint Meeting Of U.S. Congress

Pope Francis addresses Congress: Controversial quotes on immigration, religion, and climate change from Francis’ speech

Pope Francis brought Republicans and Democrats lawmakers to their feet during his speech to Congress, a surprise given partisan support each side has for issues the pope addressed.
Immigration Reform

2014 Immigration Reform News: US Chamber of Commerce Insists on Reform Approval in 2014

Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce said that immigration reform is one of the main issues to solve in 2014 with society's support.

House Passes Bill Allowing People to Keep Their Insurance, What's Next?

Despite President Obama’s veto threat, the House of Representatives passed a bill allowing insurance companies to renew individual policies and sell similar policies to new customers next year without providing all the benefits and consumer protections required by the Affordable Care Act. The bill, which passed with a vote of 261 to 157, was supported by 39 Democrats.
U.S. House won't follow Senate lead on immigration bill: Boehner

Immigration Reform is Dead This Year, According to Speaker Boehner, But Sen. Schumer Still Has Hope

On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner said that an immigration reform bill would not pass the House this year. However, Sen. Schumer is still hopeful that it could pass this year or early next year.

Congressional Democrats Seek to Raise Minimum Wage, How Will Americans be Affected?

Senate Democrats want to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to as much as $10.10. How will Americans be affected and do they support the measure?
Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform 2013 News: Everything You Missed This Week From Lobbying to New Republican Support

As lobbying for immigration reform intensified this week, three House Republicans signed onto the House Democrats' immigration reform bill.
Food Stamps

Food Stamp Cuts Take Effect, Over 47 Million Needy Americans Affected

Cuts to the food stamp program take effect Nov. 1, which will adversely affect almost 48 million Americans.
Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown Affects Thousands of Federal Workers: Who's Furloughed and Who's Forced to Work Without Pay?

The government shutdown due to a congressional impasse in new budget negotiations has forced the furlough of about 400,000 federal employees, and thousands more are forced to work without pay.
US Congress

U.S. Congress' Food Stamp Cuts Affect Hispanic Community: Report

The House of Representatives approved last week a cut of five percent in the budget for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) a program which benefits over 47 million Americans--including many Hispanics

Debt Ceiling 2013 Crisis: Treasury Warns of Sept. 30 Deadline; Things You Need To Know

In a reprise of a standoff between President Obama and House Republicans from 2011, the debt ceiling is coming up for political debate in Washington again, and once again the consequences could be dire
Syrian Rebels Plan Raids To Exploit Western Strikes: Commander

Syria News: Congress Split Over Taking Military Action in Syria For Alleged Chemical Warfare

In light of Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians, President Obama issued a draft resolution authorizing the use of military force in Syria to both houses of Congress on Saturday.
Congress Pressures Washington Redskins to Change Their Name

NFL: Congressmen Pressure Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder to Change Team's Name

It's not often that Congress gets involved in the affairs of sports teams, but in the case of the NFL's Washington Redskins franchise, the name of the franchise was something that legislators have taken issue with as of late.
obama immigration

Obama Drone Policy Under Fire As Congress Members Write Letter To President

On Monday, eight Democratic lawmakers in the House joined in on the anti-drone rhetoric in a letter urging President Obama to reveal classified documents detailing the legal basis for his administration's use of drones on U.S. citizens and foreign nationals.

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