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Congress set to vote on bailout

US lawmakers agreed a 700-billion-dollar bailout for debt-stricken Wall Street banks and sent the legislation aiming to stem the US financial crisis for Congress to start voting on Monday.

A compromise package, unveiled Sunday after tense negotiations between rival party leaders and White House officials, will go first before the House of Representatives.

The plan, anxiously awaited by world markets, is not yet certain to be approved however.


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More proof we need a real leader

So, folks, here we are on the brink of financial disaster caused by incredible mismanagement from the titans of Wall Street. What do we get from the titans of Washington?

We get a lot of yelling, finger-pointing, mind-changing, politicking, game-playing and a plan to make the taxpayers pick up the tab for over a trillion dollars, counting the Bush administration plan for buying up bad mortgages, shoring up failing financial institutions and bailouts for AIG, Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


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Getting social on Capitol Hill

Rep. Mac Thornberry doesn't tweet on Twitter, or anywhere else probably.

But he recently sounded off on the right of other U.S. House members to post updates -- tweets -- up to 140 characters on the microblogging site, even if he doesn't.


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Congress can be hazardous to health

The 110th Congress is close to becoming the most deadly term for lawmakers in the past 20 years.

The death of Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, who died Wednesday of a brain aneurysm, brings to eight the number of legislators who have died since the current Congress began in January 2007.


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