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Max Baucus Meets With Montana School Administrators on Rural Education Program [AUDIO]

In a Monday morning news release, Montana Senator Max Baucus is helping to renew the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP), which provides about $5 million each year that 420 Montana schools rely on to keep teachers on the job. The REAP program is included in the major education bill Congress will debate this year, bringing it one step closer to being signed into law.  

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Immigration reform advocates stage a demonstration, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition, outside a detention facility run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on June 14, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators staged the event ahead of Fathers' Day to draw attention to the thousands of undocumented immigrant fathers deported by ICE and separated from their families in the United States. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Immigration reform advocates stage a demonstration, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition, outside a detention facility run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on June 14, 2013 in New York City. Demonstrators staged the event ahead of Fathers' Day to draw attention to the thousands of undocumented immigrant fathers deported by ICE and separated from their families in the United States. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Immigration Reform: What Exactly Are We Reforming?

The United States of America was created and built by immigrants. No one can dispute that.

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 23: (L-R) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), Peter Sides of the Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) participate in a news conference about the Marketplace Fairness Act in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the bill's authors, the proposed legislation would provide states with the authority to require out-of-state retailers to collect and remit tax on purchases shipped into the state, allowing brick-and-mortar retailers to compete with online retailers. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 23: (L-R) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), Peter Sides of the Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) participate in a news conference about the Marketplace Fairness Act in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the bill's authors, the proposed legislation would provide states with the authority to require out-of-state retailers to collect and remit tax on purchases shipped into the state, allowing brick-and-mortar retailers to compete with online retailers. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Do We Really Need An Internet Tax?

Assuming online retailers could realize a nice 3% profit after expenses there would be a taxable income of $6.75 billion — hardly a national debt busting amount in a trillion dollar plus economy.

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A man deposits his tax return into a mailbox on the final day for filing taxes,  It is estimated that some 24 million Americans will be filing their returns on this day. (Erik S. Lesser/Newsmakers) (Getty Images)
A man deposits his tax return into a mailbox on the final day for filing taxes, It is estimated that some 24 million Americans will be filing their returns on this day. (Erik S. Lesser/Newsmakers) (Getty Images)
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Happy Tax Day!!

Most people think the income tax came along in 1913. Not so fast grasshopper. In 1862 we had another war to pay for.

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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Two Words Missing From The Sequester Conversation

How about a stripper making $80,000 a year getting a much needed $1,000 a month in food stamps that you and I pay for?

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Video Game Violence Bill Receives Second Life This Month

A bill which called for the study of the effects of violent video games on children is being reintroduced later this month by its author, West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller.

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Food Security a Problem in Montana [AUDIO]

America has a 90 day emergency supply of oil, but most Americans have only a 3-day supply of food.

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kereifsnyder, Flickr
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At What Grade Level Does Congress Talk? The Answer May Surprise You

If you’ve ever listened to a member of Congress speak and felt like you were being addressed as a child, it’s not your imagination. A new study shows congresspeople now talk at a 10th grade level — a full grade lower than they did just seven years ago.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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Should Members of Congress Have Term Limits? — Survey of the Day

The re-election rates for members of Congress hovers between 85 and 95 percent.

Yet, according to a new survey from Poll Position, the majority of American people would like new rules which would prevent them from sending the same represenatives to Washington, DC year after year.

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‘Bad News Bears’ Star Is Running for Congress

As a child actor, David Pollock played Rudi Stein, one of the lovable losers in the ‘Bad News Bears‘ film franchise from the ’70s.

That role was pretty much the bulk of Pollock’s acting career, and he never made the transition to adult actor.

Now, he hopes to make the transition to congressman. He is running for Congress as a Democrat representing California’s 26th Congressional District.

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