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When members of the Senate left for home, they left the future of 50 individual and business tax breaks in limbo. All expire at the end of 2009.

Link: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34588239/ns/business-forbescom/

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A definitive step toward providing legal remedies for the effects of climate change could occur before either an international treaty or legislative accord can be reached, according to attorneys tracking the issue in the courts.

Link: www.nytimes.com/(…)17greenwire-courts-may-beat-cong…

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One highlight: Republicans Richard Shelby of Alabama and John Cornyn of Texas went to Europe in August, for just over five days, to discuss regulatory reform of the banking industry. Their pleasure trips included one, in Germany, to a heavy metal festival. The total cost, for the two men, their spouses and aides, was $70,000. (Gawker headline).

Link: online.wsj.com/article/SB126092430041092995.html

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Will a recent lawsuit result in Congress' biggest upheaval in almost 100 years? That's the hope of the parties who brought the case. They think that the House of Representatives is unconstitutional in its current form. The House should, in fact be larger - but a lawsuit is the wrong way to reach that goal.

Link: articles.baltimoresun.com/(…)0911130079_1_districts…

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President Barack Obama appears to have secured what President George W. Bush couldn't: bipartisan support for an unpopular and faltering war.

Link: news.yahoo.com/(…)us_us_afghanistan…

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Report finds that 44 percent of lawmakers are millionaires vs. one percent of Americans; five worth more than $200 million.

Link: www.cbsnews.com/(…)entry5553408.shtml…

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On Saturday morning, a group of House Republicans -- led by Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) -- attempted to stop the Democratic Women's Caucus from making their arguments about how the health bill would benefit women by screaming over them. Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) only had time to say "Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to--," before

Link: www.huffingtonpost.com/(…)i-object-tom-price-tries_…

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The Motion Picture Association of America wants Congress to encourage internet providers to filter out pirated movies, and to punish customers who repeatedly engage in piracy with a “graduated response” that might include disconnection from the net.

Link: www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/11/mpaa-filtering/

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Visitors to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., have a rare opportunity to see the first map that used the name "America" for the New World. The Library recently bought the only surviving copy of the famous Waldseemüller map, created in 1507 by Martin Waldseemüller, a German cartographer living in France.

Link: www.gadling.com/(…)first-map-to-name-america-goes-o…

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With all the hoopla over the FCC's new net neutrality proposals, the question of whether the agency has the legal authority to act on this issue still looms.

Link: arstechnica.com/(…)does-the-fcc-have-authority-to-e…

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The Hill reports: The CIA misled Congress at least five times since 2001, according to Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.

Link: rawstory.com/2009/10/cia-misled-congress-times-2001/

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Just having got Congressional approval, the bill now heads over to get signed into law by Obama. The president says he plans on doing exactly that, which means the last hurdles for three wheeler funding appear to have been cleared.

Link: www.treehugger.com/(…)three-wheelers-approved-fundi…

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What better way to attune our leaders to the needs of their constituents without health insurance than to put them in the same position?

Link: www.nytimes.com/2009/10/08/opinion/08kristof.html

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