Author Archives: Alan Fram

  • Cruz Controlled

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A potential federal shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Senate dealt an emphatic defeat to a core of rebellious young conservatives Friday and approved legislation preventing government agencies from closing on Tuesday. The 54-44 vote, however, hardly spelled an end to ...

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  • Obama: ‘Shame on Us If We’ve Forgotten’ Newtown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama pressed Congress on March 28 not to forget the heartbreak of the Newtown elementary school massacre and "get squishy" on tightened gun laws, though some lawmakers in his own Democratic Party remain a tough sell on an approaching Senate vote to ...

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  • Congress Finally Closing in on Student Loan Deal

    Congressional bargainers appeared to be closing in on a compromise that would head off a July 1 doubling of interest rates on federal loans to 7.4 million college students and end an election-year battle between President Barack Obama and Congress. Senate aides from both parties said Friday the ...

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