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  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) will head the House Intelligence Committee in 114th Congress. Nunes called the Obama Administration’s foreign policy a “complete disaster,” saying that it supports torture, voted repeatedly for surveillance and intelligence gathering without oversight or warrant, and extended the Patriot Act. As chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, …

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Latinos made history on Election Night securing victories in both political parties. Across the nation, Latinos scored statewide victories, gaining and holding on to 12 seats in executive office. Now, the largest group of Latinos, 29 in total, will serve in the 114th U.S. Congress, scoring a few firsts in electoral representation. “We witnessed Latino …

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Financial institutions fight a new rule that would have them assess employee diversity. It’s not unusual for the banking industry to challenge a new government rule. Ever since Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, the banks have sent forth their army of lobbyists anytime federal regulators try to enforce a new restriction, often resorting …

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Looks like Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) is shining her Tea Party shoes to prepare for a possible shot at the 2016 GOP vice presidential nomination. What else would explain her explosive, morally dubious proposal to end the Child Tax Credit for undocumented workers who pay their taxes like every other American? Ayotte’s bill would hike …

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Although President Barack Obama and many others have recently made it a key priority to push immigration reform in the tail end of the year, House Speaker John Boehner squashed all hopes of progress before 2014. Boehner, who opposes the immigration bill, remained firm in his stance on the issue. “I’ll make clear we have …

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