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Yesterday | Renton Reporter

Primary election ballots due back by Tuesday

Though there are no City of Renton races on the ballot this time around, Tuesday's primary election includes nearly all of the state officials who represent Renton in Olympia, as well as a congressional primary.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thursday | Free Republic

Time for Women on US Paper Money? Obama says it's a 'pretty good idea'

The days of American paper money being an all-boys club could be numbered. President Obama said yesterday that he had received a letter from a young girl wondering why there were no women on US bills, "and then she gave me a long list of possible women to put on our dollar bills and quarters and stuff, which I thought was a pretty good idea," ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, US Senate

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Defense Tech

Iraq Wants Thousands More Hellfire Missiles

The government of Iraq plans to buy several thousand more Hellfire missiles made by Lockheed Martin Corp. in what would be its largest-ever purchase of the weapon.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, US News, Iraq, World News, US Military, US Air Force, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Army Times

House committee rebukes Obama over Bergdahl deal

Paul Lewis arrived as a Marine Corps security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov. 3, 1979.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, US Politics, Howard McKeon, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Jul 28, 2014

HeraldNet

Six challengers take on incumbent DelBene

Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene faces six opponents in her bid for re-election in a congressional district where Democrats and Republicans are evenly divided.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, 2012 Presidential Election, King County, WA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Washington Post

Syrian death toll and extremist threat increases, but the U.S. does little

THE FIGHTING in Gaza has served to obscure developments in another Middle East war that is far bloodier and more important to U.S. interests.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

HeraldNet

In Our View/Gaza, Israel and Ukraine: The long, hard road to peace

The greatest virtue of international politics is the capacity to de-escalate and limit war.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, Democrat, Bellevue, WA, Opinion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Federal Way Mirror

Return Adam Smith to Congress | Editorial

Now in his ninth term, the former prosecutor has a firm understanding of Federal Way and has shown leadership in Congress for years.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Roll Call

Who Has Time for Legislating Anyway? | K Street Files

Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the House Financial Services panel, was in a rush to recess a lengthy markup so he and the other lawmakers could make it across the street to the Capitol for evening floor votes.

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Roll Call

House Lawmakers Critical of Proposed Counterterrorism Fund

Pentagon leaders faced heavy opposition from the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday to the Obama administration's requested counterterrorism partnership fund, with members from both parties raising concerns that the proposed $5 billion account amounts to little more than a slush fund for the Defense Department.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, Representative Tammy Duckworth

Stars and Stripes

DOD proposes wider use of Afghanistan war fund

Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., speaks during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on DOD's fiscal year 2015 Overseas Contingency Operations budget request, at the Rayburn Building in Washington, D.C., July 16, 2014.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Space Politics

DOD official defends EELV block buy, endorses launch competition

While the Senate gears up for a joint hearing Wednesday on space access , some members of the House Armed Services Committee used a July 10 hearing on Defense Department acquisitions issues to grill a top Pentagon official on the topic of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle "We don't seem to be as encouraging of competition in this area as I ... (more)

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Seattle Times

Editorial: The Times recommends to return Reps. Jim McDermott and Adam Smith to Congress

Re-elect incumbent Reps. Jim McDermott in the 7th Congressional District and Adam Smith in the 9th Congressional District.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott, Republican, Tim Murphy, Opinion

Connecticut Post

Esty's STEM bill gets House

Rep. Elizabeth Esty's bill to support science- and math-based education and teachers in those disciplines sailed through the House with bipartisan support Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Connecticut, Republican, Lamar Smith, Science, Computer Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Roll Call

Official Says Pentagon Wants Satellite Launch Competition; Lawmakers Unsure

The Pentagon's acquisition boss took some guff at a House hearing over a massive satellite launch contract that has prompted a lawsuit by a company that thinks it got shoved aside unfairly.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

American Thinker

Benghazi: Attack on CIA Annex showed 'clear military training'

Previously unreleased testimony by defense officials given to congress behind closed doors shows that there were two separate groups of fighters who attacked the diplomatic compound and CIA Annex in Beghazi on September 11,2012.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The News Tribune

Smith, three challengers vie for 9th Congressional District seat

Prior experience: First elected in 1996, Smith now is the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Jim McDermott, King County, WA

Daily Kos

Midday open thread: UK rendition files destroyed 'accidentally', tallying voting errors in Congress

Veterans in Congress vanish : In the 1970s, more than 70 percent of the members of Congress had served in the military.

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