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Rodrigo Sermeño

Rodrigo is a freelance writer living in Washington, D.C.
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Coalition Leader: GOP Needs to Articulate Its Message to Latino Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Barreto: “You have to have something to beat something. You can’t just be against something."

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Senators Raise Questions about Security at U.S. Ports

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

“As we get further from 9/11, I think the sense of urgency decreases, and so from the Congress on down."

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Paul: ‘Freedom Requires Faith to Sustain It,’ and ‘America Needs a Revival’

Friday, June 20th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

At evangelical conference: “Those of us who love freedom must realize that freedom is not a license to do as you please."

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Despite Public Mistrust of Info Sharing, GOP Chairman Predicts Cybersecurity Passage This Year

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Rogers said the Senate needs to act by August to get the bill to the president’s desk by the end of the year.

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Democrats Bank on Heavy Student Loan Debt as Election-year Issue

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

GOPs caution that lawmakers should look at "serious negative, unintended consequences of our good intentions."

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Pricey Section 8 Programs Suffer from Poor Oversight, Unqualified Leaders

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Even public housing managers with poor records remain in prominent roles by shuffling around, IG finds.

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Chinese Political Activist: ‘Dishonoring Evildoers is Not Dishonorable’

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

"Stop receiving June 4 criminals as honored guests...Deny them the warmth of your handshake," Chen tells D.C. audience.

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Can the Legislative Roots of Obamacare Overturn the Law?

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Harry Reid's trick to gut a House bill and replace it with the ACA could be judged by Supreme Court.

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Congress Flirts with Mandating Paid Maternity Leave, Other Women’s Benefits

Friday, May 30th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

One senator, though, argues that mandating instead of empowering would kill jobs.

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Republican Chairman Urges Conservatives to Restore Free Enterprise

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Will Hensarling challenge Boehner for speaker's gavel?

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GOP Looks Forward with New Agenda for Poor and Middle Class

Saturday, May 24th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Cantor: “There are way too many barriers right now to success... we need to stop that."

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Will Congress Let D.C. Go to Pot?

Friday, May 16th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

House panel questions recent marijuana legalization, prompting D.C. delegate to tell colleagues to "respect" the District's choices.

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Can Student Athletes Get Protections without Unionization?

Monday, May 12th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

House chairman says labor ruling is “setting a dangerous precedent for colleges and universities nationwide.”

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Issa: EPA ‘Truly a Broken Agency’ with ‘Intolerable’ Staff Woes

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

One porn-addicted official who downloads on government computers still hasn't been fired.

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Economist: Dodd-Frank Has Created a ‘Path of Least Resistance’ for Bank Bailouts

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

A flailing strategy for too-big-to-fail.

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Former Russian Foreign Minister on Ukraine: ‘If You’re Not Ready to Do Something, Don’t Say You Are’

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Hagel urges NATO partners to “reinvigorate the unrivaled joint planning, exercises, and capabilities" that are the "lifeblood" of the alliance.

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Not Enough Subsidized Signups and Obamcare Goes Over Cliff

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Healthcare marketplaces failing to attract uninsured because of high out-of-pocket costs and deductibles.

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Former Russian PM Tells Washington to Hit Putin with Sanctions Where It Hurts

Sunday, April 27th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Putin came to feel that “he got a special ticket issued by the West” that left him free to play with the former Soviet bloc.

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Could Google Glass Arm Activists in the Digital World?

Friday, April 25th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

The high-tech eyewear has privacy and crime concerns, but second-generation iterations aim to transform the grassroots.

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Is Money Being Wasted at Agency Intended to Protect Consumers’ Dime?

Monday, April 21st, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Cost-benefit analysis of CFPB rules, argues one Dem, would just feed GOP's "ideologically-driven regulatory agenda.”

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Booming Energy Sector Pushing for More Minority Employment

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Can an industry that faces resistance in some parts of Washington build out a more diverse workforce?

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Did USAID Wander Into CIA Territory by Running Cuba Op?

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

A rudimentary Twitter-style app crafted to stoke protests in Cuba is making some on the Hill screech.

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‘Red Flags and Warnings’ Missed in Boston Bombings

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

A year of government review reveals weak links in anti-terror coordination and an FBI agent who didn't visit a suspect's mosque.

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Independent Inventors to Congress: We’re Not Patent Trolls

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Innovators fear Leahy-Lee bill would discourage invention and “seriously undermine the ability for start-ups to raise capital.”

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Should Involuntary Mental Health Treatment be Expanded to Increase Care and Lower Crime?

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Pennsylvania Republican's bill aims to change Medicaid's 16-bed rule, increase tele-psychiatry for pediatricians.

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