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Senate Democrats circulated a jobs bill Tuesday that's light on new initiatives on boosting hiring and heavy with provisions sought by lobbyists for business groups, doctors and the satellite broadcasting industry.
President Barack Obama is prodding House and Senate Democrats to get him a final health care bill as soon as possible, encouraging them to bypass the usual negotiations between the two chambers in the interest of speed.
How does Congress go through the sifter on what the president proposes? Who has more clout? Congress, the White House, public opinion? We ask former Rep. Tom Davis.
Senate departures "will leave the chamber with a deficit of 232 years of legislative know-how and Washington gravitas that has characterized Capitol Hill for a generation."
Turkey has sent a strong warning to the U.S. that relations the United States will suffer if Congress votes this week to label a World War One-era massacre of Armenians by Turkish forces as genocide. This isn't the first time the issues has flared up. In 2007, Ankara recalled its ambassador to Washington for consultations after a similar bill was approved. Turkey accepts that many Christian Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks but denies that 1.5 million died and they don't call the the killings genocide.
Researchers from the Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Ala., have asked Congress to investigate possible racial extremism in the military, after finding U.S. service members participating on a social networking site advertised as being for white people only. According the the Associated Press, the organization says it identified about 40 personal profiles of people who list the military as their occupation on the Web site called New Saxon. The site, run by the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement, describes itself as an "online community for whites by whites."
Voters are getting very, very angry.
Letter to Congress details decision to lower 2010 pay raise by 0.4 percent. President Obama cites national emergency as reason for decrease.
Democratic lawmakers want to codify the White House's hiring reform initiative to ensure that agencies keep working at making their processes faster and simpler. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) said the process is too complicated and changing it is key to attracting the best and brightest.
Erik Wasson, a staff writer with The Hill newspaper, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss 2012 agency budgets and the deficit-reducing supercommittee.