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Local Lawmakers Seek To End Legal Racial Profiling

The death of Trayvon Martin is one reason behind renewed efforts by 18 U.S. Senators and 40 Representatives, including seven local lawmakers, to pass a bill that aims to end racial profiling.


Hurricane Sandy flood money got a $9.7 billion approval from the House representatives following a controversial vote delay. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

After Vote Delay, House Approves $9.7B For Sandy Flood Claims

The House has overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy.


A US Congressman is proposing legislation that would ban foreign officials whose countries are holding Americans without due process. (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/GettyImages)

US Rep: Ban Foreign Officials Holding Americans Unjustly

A U.S. congressman involved in efforts to free a New York man who says he’s been wrongly jailed in Bolivia, says he will introduce legislation to hold accountable foreign officials violating the due process and human rights of imprisoned Americans.


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GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]