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Get to Know Your Congressman

Name: John Russell “Russ” Carnahan Born: July 10, 1958 Party: Democrat District: Missouri’s Third District Committee Assignments: Transportation and Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Foreign Affairs Website: www.carnahan.house.gov If you have any interest in politics, you should know your Representative in the United States Congress. If you’re registered to vote from your WashU school address (which,…

Compromise, Dissent Rile Senate

As Democrats in Congress look to capitalize on high support for stricter financial regulation, many Republicans are now trying to slow debate on several other key issues, including climate and immigration legislation. While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has put in motion plans to begin financial reform formal debate in the Senate later this afternoon,…

Wall Street and Washington at War

In the wake of the SEC’s recent charges against financial giant Goldman Sachs, president Obama and many congressional Democrats are set to step up efforts to pass new measures regulating Wall Street interactions. On Thursday, Obama will address Wall Street to make one last push before the Senate votes on several new regulatory proposals. The…

Russia, Poland Face Strange Times

A key Russian Federal judge was publicly murdered this morning, in what was the latest in a series of strange but significant events to affect the country these last few weeks. First was the Metro bombing in late March, in which Chechen rebels killed several dozen civilians. Then, president Obama secured an unexpected agreement from…

Supreme Court Justice Eyes Retirement

According to a new report from CNN, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is considering whether or not he will retire at the end of this session. Stevens, who is almost 90 years old, has served on the court for 35 years, but may decide to wait around for one more year to give president…

Israel: Polarizer Par Excellence

There is no country in the world that frustrates me quite as much as Israel. I want to like it, I really do, but every time I find myself gaining a healthy respect for it, it finds a new way to disappoint. In a region that is potentially on the brink of chaos, Israel stands…

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