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Mitchell Calls On Congress To Act On Immigration Reform

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell says the talk has gone on for long enough; its time for Congress to get moving on immigration reform.

Speaking on his weekly radio show Wednesday night, Mitchell said it was time to bring people out of the shadows and for Congress to act

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Michelle Obama For Senate

A political website editor is predicting Michelle Obama may run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.  

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Obama Meets With New Ukraine Prime Minister

President Obama is praising the courage of the Ukrainian people in standing up for democracy and self-destiny.  In a White House meeting with new Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Obama urged Congress to quickly wrap-up an aid package for Ukraine

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A Long Agenda Faces Congress Before End Of The Year

 There is much to do and little time to do it.  That's what faces Congress between now and the end of the year.  Pressure is mounting on House and Senate negotiators to strike a budget deal by mid-month

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Compounding Pharmacy Bill Clears U.S. Senate

 

A bill tightening oversight of compounding pharmacies is on its way to President Obama after passage by the Senate. 

The measure is a response to a shipment of contaminated drugs which caused a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people in nearly two dozen states last year. 

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U.S. Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill

 

The Senate has approved a bill outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
 
    The vote reflected the nation's rapidly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage. The

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Lots Of Talk, Still No Action On Government Shutdown

 

Lawmakers are back at work as the partial shutdown of the federal government pushes into a second week. 

House Speaker John Boehner again complained that President Obama refuses to sit down and negotiate with Republicans.  H

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House And Senate Support Bill For Military Pay During Shutdown

The Senate has adopted a bill to pay members of the military in case the government shuts down.

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Mass. Senators Want More Information On Obama’s Plan For Syria

Massachusetts two Democratic U.S. senators say they want more information before deciding how to vote on President Barack Obama's request for limited military action in Syria. 

Sen. Edward Markey, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Wednesday he voted ``present'' on the latest version of the resolution

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Obama: “I Need Markey In The Senate”

President Barack Obama stumped for U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey in Boston, hoping to give him an edge over Republican Gabriel Gomez in the state's Special Election. At a rally in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, Obama said  he needed Markey in the Senate to support programs for middle class families:

Committed to doing While the president was rallying thousands of supporters of Markey in Boston, republican Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy Seal,  met with about two dozen veterans at the Chelsea Soldiers Home

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