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This Time It Didn’t Take Six Months- Sen. Franken Sworn In For Second Term

Al Franken is sworn in for a second term in the U.S. Senate by Vice President Joe Biden

The last time Al Franken took the oath of office it was after an eight month odyssey of recounts and court challenges. Minnesota went six months without a second senator in 2009 as former Senator Norm Coleman’s term expired in January. This time it didn’t take as long to get sworn in. Continue Reading →

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Vice President Biden In Iraq For End Of Combat Ceremony

Vice President Joe Biden

According to the White House, Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Iraq to participate in a Change of Command and Change of Mission Ceremony, fulfilling the commitment made by the President in his first month in office. A White House press release says this is the Vice President’s sixth trip to Iraq since January 2009. The United States ends its combat mission in Iraq on August 31st, having drawn down to fewer than 50,000 troops from approximately 144,000 troops in January 2009. The remaining troops will advise and assist Iraq’s security forces, conduct partnered counter-terrorism operations, and protect U.S. civilians. In accordance with an agreement between the U.S. and Iraqi governments, all U.S. forces will leave Iraq by December 31, 2011. Continue Reading →

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