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US Budget Deal Reached Amid Conservative Opposition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: budget negotiations, good news, politics, news, obama, democrats, congress, republicans, usa, government )

Cal
- 414 days ago - finance.yahoo.com
Budget negotiators in the Congress have reached an agreement on Tuesday that, if approved by the House and Senate, could restore some order to the nation's chaotic budget process and avoid another government shutdown on January 15.
Peace Begins in Preschool   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOOD NEWS, Jerusalem preschool of Arab and children, peace )

Beth
- 456 days ago - youtube.com
A beautiful and heart-warming video about a preschool in Jerusalem where Jewish and Arab children play together, as well as Arab and Jewish teachers teaching together and the peaceful, respectful environment they have made to be a model for many more.
Obamacare Starts Next Week, Whether the Government Shuts Down or Not
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obamacare, government shutdown, good news, Americans, government, news, u.s., economy, ethics, congress, corruption )

Carrie
- 493 days ago - washingtonpost.com
While the health-care law is at the center of the government shutdown fight -Republicans want to defund the law, the White House, predictably, does not - the Affordable Care Act could actually function during a stoppage in federal funding remarkably well
Under Obamacare, Millions Of Americans Will Pay Less Than $100 Per Month For Health Insurance
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obamacare, healthcare, good news, Americans, government, news, u.s., economy )

Carrie
- 497 days ago - thinkprogress.org
About 6.4 million Americans will be able to purchase insurance for less than $100 each month on Obamacare's new state-level marketplaces, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Five Years After the Financial Crisis TEXT and VIDEOS)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Americans, economy, financial crisis, good news, government, news )

Carrie
- 497 days ago - whitehouse.gov
In the early hours of September 15, 2008 Lehman Brothers announced it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, setting off shock waves through the global economy ultimately shrinking the economy was shrinking at a rate of more than 8 percent in...
Obama Planning to Close Gun Sale Loopholes Via Executive Action
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, Obama, good news, safety, violence, gun sales, gun laws, americans, news, politics )

Carrie
- 518 days ago - rawstory.com
According to the Associated Press, the president will enact measures to close a legal loophole that allows felons and other criminals to register weapons to companies rather than to themselves and to increase scrutiny of U.S. imports of surplus military
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has No Intention of Stepping Down
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court, good news, government, americans, politics, news )

Carrie
- 521 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continued a recent trend of affirming her commitment to staying on the court, telling the New York Times on Friday that she was fully engaged as the leader of the liberal opposition on "one of the most activist...
Obama Family Welcomes New Dog Sunny
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama Family, Sunny Obama, Bo Obama, pets in the White House, good news, media )

Carrie
- 527 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
President Barack Obama and his family welcomed Sunny, a one-year-old female Portuguese Water Dog, to the family on Monday, according to the White House.
House Republicans Cave On Marriage Fight
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, congress, government, good news, gay rights, DOMA, freedoms )

Carrie
- 560 days ago - buzzfeed.com
House Republican leaders announced in a court filing Thursday that they will not defend remaining statutes similar to the Defense of Marriage Act that ban recognition of same-sex couples' marriages.
Obama Makes Gays 'Feel More Fully American'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, 2nd Inaugural address, gay rights, good news, americans, government )

Carrie
- 737 days ago - washingtonpost.com
At no point was President Obama's refrain of "We the people" in his second inaugural more powerful than when he invoked it to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
A Month After Falling Ill, Clinton Returns to Work
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Good news, Secretary Clinton, health, illness, government )

Carrie
- 751 days ago - washingtonpost.com
If it's true that politics is a contact sport, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton got some extra protection Monday when her staff welcomed her back from medical leave with a personalized -- and heavily padded -- football helmet.
White House Weighs Broad Gun-Control Agenda in Wake of Newtown Shootings
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: White House, gun control, good news, VP Biden, government, crime, politics, americans )

Carrie
- 754 days ago - washingtonpost.com
A working group led by Vice President Biden is seriously considering measures backed by key law enforcement leaders that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, ...
Elizabeth Warren Wins Senate Banking Committee Seat: Sources
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Elizabeth Warren, Good News, banking committeeeconomy, government )

Carrie
- 785 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Nearly two years after Wall Street waged a successful campaign to keep consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren from running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the incoming senator will be tapped to serve on the Banking Committee, according to four...
Ashley Judd Exploring Senate Run
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Ashley Judd, McConnell, senate race, Good News, government, elections, democrats, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 785 days ago - politico.com
The Hollywood movie star and eighth-generation Kentuckian is seriously exploring a 2014 run for the Senate to take on the powerful Republican leader, four people familiar with the matter tell POLITICO.
Poll Roundup: Obama On Track For Re-Election
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, good news, President Obama, politics, news )

Carrie
- 815 days ago - nationalmemo.com
On the final day of the presidential campaign, both national and state polls suggest that President Barack Obama is on track to win the 2012 presidential election.
 

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