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Video: Swearing In For New Members Of The Senate Democratic Caucus

Tammy Baldwin sworn in as U.S. Senator for Wisconsin   Joe Donnelly sworn in as U.S. Senator for Indiana   Martin Heinrich sworn in as U.S. Senator for New Mexico   Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) sworn in as U.S. Senators   Angus King sworn in as U.S. Senator for…

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Video: Senator Reid Speaks About Senator Inouye

Senator Reid shares sad news of Senator Inouye’s passing.  

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Reid Floor Statement On Supreme Court Decision To Uphold Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I’m pleased to see the Supreme Court put the rule of law ahead of partisanship, and ruled the Affordable Care Act constitutional.…

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GOP Gets Tongue Tied Trying To Defend Opposition To Equal Pay For Women

Top Republican Mocked For Flailing Answer On ‘Morning Joe’; MSNBC Host: ‘Aw, Come On … You Got Nothin’!’ Washington Times: With No Good Arguments To Make, ‘Republicans Have Been Mostly Silent’ FORMER GOP CHAIRMAN GETS TONGUE TIED, MOCKED OVER OPPOSITION TO PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT. Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe: “Michael Steele, it’s about…

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Video: Senate Dems, Joined By Students, Call For Passage Of Student Loan Bill

Democratic Senators Jack Reed, Tom Harkin and Sherrod Brown urge Republicans to join Democrats in supporting a bill to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling.  

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NEW VIDEO — Barclays Analyst: GDP Will Drop 1.5% if GOP Lets Payroll Tax Cut Expire

In an interview with Bloomberg Television, Barclays analyst Michael Pond warned that letting the payroll tax cut expire at the end of this month could cause a drop in GDP of up to 1.5 percent. Key Excerpt:Pond: “One of the things that we’re watching is the payroll tax extension and the signals that we’re getting from Washington…

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VIDEO: Senate Passes Bipartisanship Deal to Fund FEMA, Avoid Government Shutdown

Last night, the Senate forged a bipartisan agreement to fund FEMA, save 45,000 jobs, and prevent an unnecessary government shutdown. The bill received bipartisan support, with twenty-six Republicans joining Democrats to approve funding through November 18th for the agency tasked with helping thousands of Americans recover from earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.…

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Reid: Senate Will Vote Down House Short-Term Bill Tonight

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement: “Today the House of Representatives will vote on Speaker Boehner’s short-term plan to raise the debt ceiling. As soon as the House completes its vote, the Senate will move to take up that bill, and it will be defeated tonight. No Democrat will vote…

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In New Video, Market Experts Agree: Boehner’s Short-Term Debt Patch Could Lead To Credit Downgrade And Economic Devastation

S&P’s David Beers: “We would be concerned if we thought that the debt ceiling debate would come back and be opened and we’d have to go through all this again and again and again.” VIEW THE VIDEO CLIP HERE:   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Democrats today released a new video that makes it clear: the…

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House GOP Finds Rallying Cry In Violent Affleck Flick: ‘Let’s Hurt Some People’

At Closed-Door Meeting Yesterday, GOP Leaders Play Scene From Grisly Movie To Rally The Troops On Debt Plan VIEW THE CLIP HERE:   Washington Post: House GOP Leadership Showed Violent Scene From “The Town” Tuesday To Entire Caucus for Inspiration “House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the party’s vote counter, began his talk by showing…

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