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3 years 1 month ago

Bachmann wants Congress back to restore credit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. Michelle Bachmann says if she were president, she would immediately call Congress back to Washington with the aim of "getting this AAA credit rating back." Bachmann tells NBC's "Today" show that public officials should e working to begin "reforming entitlements" and get spending under control. Her...

3 years 1 month ago

Pawlenty knocks Obama, Bachmann in same swipe

ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says President Barack Obama's previous job as a community organizer didn't prepare him for the job. And the Republican presidential candidate says Iowa shouldn't repeat the mistake of voting for another charismatic politician who lacks experience. That was an obvious reference...

4 years 4 months ago

Damage brings call to prevent future flooding

A South Dakota congresswoman vows to help victims of flooding in her state. Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin held a community meeting in Centerville to talk about ongoing flood relief efforts there. Residents along the Vermillion River and its tributaries came hoping to get answers on how much help...

5 years 1 day ago

Rep. DeGette: Public option still a key

At least one Democrat in the House is not backing off plans for government health insurance. Rep. Diana DeGette of Denver said Monday the so-called "public option" for people without insurance is still key to passing a health overhaul in the House. DeGette's statement comes as President Barack Obama and...

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