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Ron Paul Returns Over $100,000 to Treasury

http://www.house.gov

Congressman Ron Paul has continued to run his Congressional office in a frugal manner, and was able to return more than $100,000 from his allotted office budget to the Treasury this year, an increase over the $90,000 returned last year.

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Congress considers giving some of Hawaii back

http://republicans.resourcescommittee.house.gov

This resolution might give some of Hawaii back to native Hawaiians. Congress is arguing over whether Hawaiians are legally equivalent to native Americans.

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Corporation to run for Congress

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Murray Hill Incorporated, a diversifying corporation in the Washington, D.C. area, has filed to run for U.S. Congress in the Republican primary in Maryland's 8th Congressional District.

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US Senators enjoy "abnormally" high rate of return on the Stock Market

http://insidertrading.procon.org

What a surprise! US Senators outperform the average investor by almost 100 basis points, and Corporate Insiders.

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Cash for Clunkers ends early, under budget, also over budget

http://news.yahoo.com

Title says "Cash for Clunkers under budget with 690,000 sales" but one paragraph says "It proved far more popular than lawmakers originally thought. Congress added another $2 billion to the original $1 billion budget when the first pot of money nearly ran out in a week. The extra money was supposed to last through Labor Day, but the funding only lasted about a month."

In other words, it was over budget before it was under budget after they made the budget larger, and even then, it was canceled just enough earlier than planned to keep it from consuming even the second "budget."

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