Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., joins other members of the House of Representatives at a closed-door intelligence briefing on Syria in September.
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April 4, 2014 Rep. Jim Moran argues that members of Congress are underpaid. His claim has been greeted with derision, but there's evidence the cost of living in D.C. makes it tough for members of modest means.
As he pressed Congress for action Tuesday, President Obama stood before a group of first responders. He made the case that their departments will be hurt if automatic budget cuts go into effect March 1.
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February 19, 2013 While the president again charged that Republicans aren't willing to close tax loopholes for the rich, Republicans repeated that they think Obama just "wants to spend more." Automatic cuts are set to start March 1.
July 16, 2010 Former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan says the Bush tax cuts should be allowed to lapse. Greenspan, who as the nation's top central banker in 2001 and 2003, pushed for the Bush tax cuts, now says that was a mistake.
June 17, 2010 Congress Questions Ft. Bliss Brain-Injury Care
June 1, 2009 TARP watchdog Elizabeth Warren walked out of NPR's New York studio after an interview for a Planet Money podcast, and gave her assistant a puzzled look.
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