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Bill To Reject Bipartisanship Receives Broad Bipartisan Support

Leaders of both parties in the House of Representatives hailed the passage of landmark legislation on Tuesday that rejects bipartisanship once and for all.
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Biden and Palin Upstage Obama with Bipartisan Diplomacy

On the heels of President Barack Obama's surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan on Sunday, Vice President Joseph Biden and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin revealed a surprise of their own:
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Archbishop Tutu Underwhelmed With U.S. Version of 'Reconciliation'

Archbishop Desmond Tutu's excitement that Congressional leaders were going through a process known as 'reconciliation' was abated last week when he learned that the procedure was not, in fact, a healing process for two bitterly feuding parties, but rather a technical congressional procedure designed to address budget items and bypass a filibuster.
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U.S. Anti-immigration Law Sparks International Exodus

A legislative victory by opponents of immigration has had the unintended consequence of forcing the deportation of almost every U.S. citizen to their country of ancestral origin.
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(Some) Palestinians Allowed to Travel to Jerusalem for Easter

The Israeli Embassy has confirmed this afternoon with Sojourners that travel re
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Planting Trees on Good Friday

After a hard winter in the Eastern United States, spring offers a resurrection. Particularly here in the Appalachian Bible Belt, we're looking toward Easter.
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Our Response to Poverty in the Light of Easter

Why are people poor? Why do they stay poor? What would it take to get them out of poverty? These are major questions that have been heavily debated for a century in our country.
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Once Again, the Health-Care Bill Is Far From Perfect

According to Robert Pear's recent article in The New York Times ("Coverage Now for Sick Children?
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A Six-Point Summary of What the New Health-Care Law Should Accomplish Now (and Some Other Details)

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the most comprehensive health reform legislation in decades.
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'Christian' Militias and Tavis Smiley's MLK Documentary

Many are wondering of what to make of the shameful association of the word "Christian" with "militia." Understandably, with Christianity being associated with something so anti-Jesus, one might wan
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