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House GOP blocks extension of jobless benefits

House GOP blocks extension of jobless benefits 18 Nov 2010 House Republicans [dirt-bags] voted Thursday to deny an extension of unemployment benefits for jobless Americans and tried to cut off public funding for National Public Radio, moves that reinforced the GOP's direction following its midterm election gains. The two House votes, within hours of each other as lawmakers prepared to recess for a Thanksgiving break, provided an example of the agenda to come when the GOP takes control of the chamber in January.