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Rodrigo Sermeño

Rodrigo is a freelance writer living in Washington, D.C.
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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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Rubio Pitches Plan to Halt ‘Erosion of American Dream’ with ‘Modern Conservative Reforms’

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

Unveiling economic policy proposals for today with an eye to 2016.

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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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