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atr.rollcall.com — Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Ala., will resign from Congress later this year to take a job at the University of Alabama, according to a local newspaper. Bonner is expected to make the announcement at a 4 p.m. news conference in Mobile, Ala. Bonner was first elected to Congress in 2003.
people-press.org — Released: February 11, 2013 Civilian Casualties a Concern, Even Among Supporters Overview While U.S. drone strikes have faced new scrutiny in recent weeks, a majority of the public continues to support the program. Overall, 56% approve of the U.S. conducting missile strikes from pilotless aircraft to target extremists in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia; just 26% say they disapprove.
mobile.nationaljournal.com — A casual observer watching the Senate Judiciary Committee debate the immigration bill this month would think that a green card solves all problems. The committee is intensely focused on how and when green cards are given out and who gets priority in the divvying-out process.
rollcall.com — Bipartisan momentum is building for legislation that would give reporters new legal protections from government authorities who want them to reveal their confidential sources. But it s far from clear whether the effort can overcome the objections that derailed similar bills in the Senate in 2007 and 2009.
rollcall.com — Deal Unraveling Sen. John McCain finds himself once again pushing his colleagues to avoid giving fodder to Democrats seeking to use the "nuclear option" to change Senate rules with a simple majority. The Arizona Republican's latest endeavor is to persuade GOP senators to allow the appointment of conferees to hammer out a House- Senate budget agreement without binding instructions against raising the debt limit.
washingtonian.com — You'd be forgiven for not believing it, but there was a time when seizing a reporter's private e-mails and accusing him in court documents of possibly aiding and abetting a criminal conspiracy for doing his job would have been unthinkable.
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