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Rodrigo Sermeño

Rodrigo is a freelance writer living in Washington, D.C.
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Teacher Tenure Opposition Gets Some Powerful Advocates

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Former CNN anchor says legal efforts needed to overturn policies that make it nearly impossible to fire incompetent teachers.

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Pryor Digs at Cotton as Seat Looks to Be in Trouble

Monday, October 20th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Tries to tie GOP challenger to Koch brothers and highlight Farm Bill vote, while congressman ties Dem to Obama agenda.

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Community Activists, Former Gang Members Mull Solutions for D.C. Violence

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

“Our young people have lost a sense of who they are and who they can become. A lot of that blame lies on us."

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DHS Chief: There is No ‘Porous’ Border for Terrorists to Cross

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

“In the absence of facts, the American public is susceptible to claims that we have an open, ‘porous’ border," Johnson tells think tank.

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CDC Official: ‘Rapid Scale-Up’ Needed to Stop Ebola Outbreak, Which Has ‘Disproportionately’ Hit Healthcare Workers

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

“The epidemic is likely to get worse before it gets better, despite maximal and growing efforts by the global community."

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Bush Administration Counsel Says Obama Has ‘Very Broad Authority’ Under 2001 AUMF

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Should Obama come to Congress again for authorization to go after ISIS?

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Bitcoin a ‘Wild West’ for Consumers

Monday, September 8th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

“The CFPB will use the complaints to help enforce federal consumer financial laws and, if appropriate, take policy steps.”

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Is Slow Economic Growth the New Normal?

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Theories behind the stagnation.

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Most Applicants for Obama’s DREAM Act-Style Program Come from L.A., But Many Not Applying At All

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Studying the program for young illegal immigrants two years into its launch.

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Can Congress Pass Digital Privacy Reform Legislation?

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

“Law enforcement always seems to push the envelope as to whether they can do what they’re doing to get information."

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Perry in D.C.: ‘Common Sense’ Says Terrorists Likely to Cross Illegally at Southern Border

Friday, August 22nd, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Says any talk about immigration reform is “pointless because Washington has no credibility” on the issue.

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Former IDF General Says Hamas Fight ‘Did Expose Some Tension’ in U.S. Relations

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

"There is going to be a push diplomatically to see what we can do with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," predicts former special envoy.

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Congress Examines Balanced Budget Amendment Proposals

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

“If Congress had listened to the American people" in 1995, argues chairman, "we would not be facing the fiscal crisis we are today."

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Can Congress Make It Harder for Abusive Dating Partners and Stalkers to Get Guns?

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Professor tells Senate bills under consideration “ride roughshod over” some of the “key rights” in the Constitution.

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Republicans Rally to Oust Senate Majority Leader

Friday, August 1st, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Will their "Fire Reid" campaign catch on?

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In Advance of 2016, Rubio Makes a Social-Conservative Case

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

“No one is born with values, they have to be taught to us, reinforced. Strong families are the most effective teachers."

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Voting Rights Push Still Active on Hill Year After Supreme Court Ruling

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

"The onus is now on…constituents to find out about these changes," says ACLU attorney.

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Republicans Confident about Prospects in Gubernatorial Races

Monday, July 21st, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Will Christie's committee outpace GOP Senate gains or give a boost to struggling races? (For complete 2014 midterm coverage, get your campaign fix on The Grid.)

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GOP Counting on ‘Motivated Base,’ Courting ‘Low-Propensity Voters’ to Win This Fall

Monday, July 21st, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

“When the president gets a cold nationally, he gets pneumonia in the states we care about."

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Lerner Cautioned Colleagues That Congress Could Read Their Emails

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Republicans said Lerner’s response suggests that she had something to hide.

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Whistleblowers Tell Congress about Culture of Retaliation at the VA

Saturday, July 12th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

From administrative leave to harassment and humiliation.

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Senators Disagree on Whether Voting Rights Act Should Be Fixed

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Grassley says legislation under consideration "seems to create only a fig leaf of protection for legitimate voter ID laws."

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DHS Tells Congress They’ve Sent Open Letter Telling Parents Not to Send Kids Across Border

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Congress tries to get answers on what caused the influx and what to do about flood of immigrants.

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McConnell: ‘Nice Family Fight’ of Primaries Over, Time to Unify to Take Senate

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

GOPs tell Faith and Freedom Coalition a “hostile takeover” is coming to Washington.

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Faith, Freedom, and Foreign Policy: GOPs Dissect Obama Record at Evangelical Conference

Sunday, June 29th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Christie: Obama’s “pulling back of American influence and American ideas across the world is having catastrophic effects.”

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