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  UPDATE: Bipartisanship works in Washington. Congress has completed a deal to extend the payroll tax cut and long-term unemployment benefits for an additional ten months. Lawmakers still have to pass the measure and send it to President Barack Obama. The extension mantains the current cut in the payroll tax rate from 6.2% to 4.2%. […]

  On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, President Barack Obama presented his State of the Union Address to the American people and Congress. During his address the President discussed, energy policies, education, corporate taxes, ways to improve the economy, and reduce unemployment. He also made a suggestion to Congress to pass a law that would allow […]

U.S. Senator Mark R.Warner stopped by the Radio One studios to chat with me about the “My Digital Life” and a day in the life of Congress. We need bipartisanship in government to represent the American people. Senator Warner and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell together launched the “My Digital Life”  a program aimed at teaching […]

  President Barack Obama is traveling across the nation to sell his American Jobs Act to supporters and potential supporters. Obama says the act is simple: put more people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans without adding a dime to the deficit.  “It’s fully paid for” says President […]

    RICHMOND COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR TO SPEAK AT NMSI BRIEFING AT THE U.S. CAPITOL BUILDING   WHAT: Kia Watson, a senior at Richmond Community High School, is one of two students nationally who will speak at a Capitol Hill briefing. The students will speak on the benefits of school districts offering Advanced Placement […]

  President Barack Obama was in Richmond, Va on Friday talking about his American Jobs Act at the University of Richmond.  The $447 billion package goes before Congress for a vote today.  He hopes Congress will pass the bill now and not wait 14 months. The American Jobs Act will include employment for construction workers; […]

President Obama exhorted a bitterly-divided Congress on Thursday to stop the “political circus” and help suffering Americans by jumpstarting the sputtering economy. With his political survival and leadership cred hanging in the balance, Obama told a joint session of lawmakers “you should pass right away” his American Jobs Act, which he’ll send to Capitol Hill […]

Freshman Illinois U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December. “I won’t place one more dollar of […]

President Barack Obama will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. on the nation’s debt. Congress wants to compromise to avoid a budget default, which means increasing the debt ceiling and keep spending low. Get the story from: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43765362/ns/politics

The ‘Debt Talks’ will continue in our Nation’s Capital. President Barack Obama versus Congress. President Obama speaking at the budget meeting on Tuesday said enough is enough dont call my bluff… However, speaking before the budget talks on Wednesday, he said that we/Congress must agree on significant, balanced deficit reduction. Here is more on the […]

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A weather forecaster says he may have to live off the money he’s been setting aside for a Caribbean vacation. A worker in Washington hopes to polish his resume so he can retire from public service and work in the private sector. An accountant wonders if she can put off her […]

WASHINGTON — Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expanding consumer protections to prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that knocked the economy to its knees.