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Amidst Debt Fight, Discontent With Congress

Amidst Debt Fight, Discontent With Congress | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
Amidst a tumultuous fight over raising the debt ceiling, Americans are deeply dissatisfied with Washington and eager to elect fresh faces to Congress, raising warning flags for Democrats and Republicans alike.
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Have they gone nuts in Washington? - CNN.com

Have they gone nuts in Washington? - CNN.com | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
David Gergen says the failure to reach a deal on major deficit cuts is a reckless, irresponsible gamble...
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Reforming Congress Starts Today

Reforming Congress Starts Today | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
Washington is in dire need of reform -- and today No Labels will begin its effort to provide solutions to problems in American government.No Labels is rolling out a series of congressional reforms ove...
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Super committee fails to agree on deficit-reduction plan

Super committee fails to agree on deficit-reduction plan | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
Unable to break the partisan stalemate over taxes and Medicare , the congressional "super committee" came to a quiet close as the co-chairs issued a statement saying no deal could be reached by the panel's deadline.
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Reforming Congressional Culture: A Four-Step Plan - HUMAN EVENTS

Reforming Congressional Culture: A Four-Step Plan - HUMAN EVENTS | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
The Heritage Foundation offers a plan to restore power to rank-and-file federal representatives as a way of recapturing the constitutional design of a true "people’s congress."...
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Tell Congress to Read the 99%'s Deficit Proposal | War Is A Crime .org

Tell Congress to Read the 99%'s Deficit Proposal | War Is A Crime .org | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
Creates millions of jobs by solving the housing crisis; creates public sector jobs for much-needed work on infrastructure, transit, education and other areas; creates health care jobs as part of improving Medicare and ...
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Congress push to relax US securities laws - FT.com

Congress push to relax US securities laws - FT.com | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
Proposals for a big relaxation of US securities laws are being pushed forward in the US Senate in the face of opposition from state regulators, academics and a group of Democrats.
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CNN Poll: Americans agree it’s a ‘do-nothing’ Congress – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

CNN Poll: Americans agree it’s a ‘do-nothing’ Congress – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
(CNN) -- Nearly seven in ten Americans think Congress has done nothing to address the problems facing America, according to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Friday.
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Does GOP Really Want to Increase Taxes on the Middle Class? - Huffington Post (blog)

Does GOP Really Want to Increase Taxes on the Middle Class? - Huffington Post (blog) | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
Does GOP Really Want to Increase Taxes on the Middle Class?
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Infographic: What Congress Would Look Like If It Really Represented America - News - GOOD

Infographic: What Congress Would Look Like If It Really Represented America - News - GOOD | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
Spoiler: There's not a lot of color on the Hill.
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Will the 112th Congress work hard -- or hardly work?

Will the 112th Congress work hard -- or hardly work? | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
As the 112th Congress begins this week, Republicans are starting to roll out their agenda. But they'll have to accomplish their to-do list with a tighter schedule, thanks to a new legislative calendar set by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
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There Are No Deficit Hawks – Part 30354 | FDL Action

There Are No Deficit Hawks – Part 30354 | FDL Action | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
In case you weren't paying attention during the debate about the extension of the Bush tax cuts last year, members of Congress are again working on a. ...
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Congress push to relax US securities laws - FT.com

Proposals for a big relaxation of US securities laws are being pushed forward in the US Senate in the face of opposition from state regulators, academics and a group of Democrats.
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'In God We Trust': Did Congress waste time reaffirming the U.S. motto? - The Week

'In God We Trust': Did Congress waste time reaffirming the U.S. motto? - The Week | The Congressional Boondoggle | Scoop.it
Obama mocks the House for passing a symbolic resolution instead of a jobs bill — even though the motto debate lasted just 35 minutes...
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