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Obama signs $600M US border security bill into law

President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill directing $600 million more to securing the U.S.-Mexico border, a modest election-year victory that underscores his failure so far to deliver an overhaul of immigration law. Full story

Harold Ford Jr. recounts early road to politics

The former congressman and rising political star has written about his family and his take on the future of America in "More Davids Than Goliaths." In this excerpt, he shares the struggles his father faced running for office and how that inspired him. Full story

Battle Over Bush Tax Cuts

  CNBC's Eamon Javers reveals what a Congressional report says about the Bush taz cuts for the rich.

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Blockage of US-Russia civil nuclear deal unlikely

Poll: Public frustrated at Congress, political parties

Former Representative Dan Rostenkowski dies at 82

NBC/WSJ poll: Public fed up with Congress

Congress passes a $26 billion bill to keep teachers and other public workers on the job

High response saves 2010 census $1.6B in costs

Harold Ford, Jr. recounts early road to politics

Kansas treasurer returns $65,000 of budget unspent

FYI: The ABCs of collecting unemployment

Big trouble lurks for black members in US Congress

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  Poll reveals looming ‘Jet Blue’ election?

Will the public’s anger about Congress and the economy have a big impact on the midterm elections? Democratic pollster Peter Hart and Republican pollster Neil Newhouse joins Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie to discuss

  NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll Results

The latest survey shows a continued sour mood among voters toward the direction of the country, the state of the economy and the performance of Congress. CNBC's John Harwood breaks down the results.

  America still unhappy with Congress

The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson talks about the latest NBC News/WSJ poll, in which 32 percent rate this year’s Congress as one of the country’s worst.

  Jobs Bill or Gov't Union Bailout?

Discussing why Congress is bailing out state government, with Matt Miller, Washington Post and James Pethokoukis, Reuters Breakingviews.com.

  Preventing unemployment

A Dylan Ratigan Show panel discusses the upcoming vote in Congress on a $26 billon bill designed to prevent layoffs of teachers and state government workers.

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WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 24: The U.S. Capitol building is seen in the evening hours of February 24, 2009 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama will address a joint session of the Congress at 9:01pm tonight where he plans to address the topics of the struggling U.S. economy, the budget deficit

California Congressional Reps Hold Community Forum In LA On Social Security
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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 04: Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) speaks as U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looks on during an event celebrating 75th anniversary of the Social Security Act at a community forum on August 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, Californi