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Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
As predicted, the U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting the stage for a U.S. Senate showdown next week and a potential presidential veto after that. The vote played out largely along party lines in the House, with 262 members voting in favor of the legislation and 161 voting...
Common Dreams staff
The Republican Party experienced many more victories than losses on Tuesday's...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
In the final days of the midterm campaign, shadowy outside groups that wield...

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Most cringeworthy moment of a too-often cringeworthy Congress, ever: The pallid churlish leaders of the House and Senate forced by circumstance - a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King - to hold hands and join in an excruciating, swaying, bumbling rendition of "We Shall Overcome." Mitch McConnell wins the Deer In Headlights Award, by a graceless hair. Maybe one day we'll overcome these people. Here's Pete Seeger, doing it right.