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Iraq's Ambassador Urges U.S. to Launch Airstrikes Against - Evil' ISISCNS

Iraq's ambassador to Washington urged the U.S. on Monday to launch air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters, making the appeal at a time when some lawmakers from both parties are pushing in the opposite direction.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Iraq, World News, US Politics, James McGovern, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Walter Jones, Republican

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Samoa News

Eni represents Pac Islanders for...

Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin with APA community leaders Sefa Aina from Los Angeles, Congressman Eni, James Letoa of Sacramento, and Hugo Stanley from Oakley,CA.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Immigration Reform, us Travel, Travel, Steny Hoyer, Al Green

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Business Journal

Colorado Bankers Association weighs in on U.S. House votes on banking pot businesses

A set of votes in the U.S. House this week on marijuana banking left some thinking that it wouldn't be long until bank doors would open wide for legal pot businesses.

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Related Topix: Colorado, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher, Democrat

Berkeley Daily Planet

El Wafa Hospital Destroyed. Barbara Lee's support for weapons to Israel

Groups of internationals have been staying at [El Wafa Hospital in Gaza] for days, as Israel has been warning it will be targeted.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Oakland Post

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Announces $900K STEM Grant

Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee announced Alameda-based Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science will receive a $899,841grant from the National Science Foundation to increase enrollment and retention of women in community college STEM courses.

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

US News & World Report

Grover Norquist Endorses Pentagon Cuts to Force Audit

Veteran conservative arm-twister Grover Norquist joined Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and Michael Burgess, R-Texas, on Thursday to announce a new push to audit the Pentagon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Michael Burgess, John Boehner

Brush News-Tribune

U.S. House OKs bill that may open door to bank accounts for pot shops

Recreational marijuana is weighed and packaged at a Denver metro area shop on January, 1, 2014.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ed Perlmutter

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Fire Dog Lake

House of Representatives Votes to Help Marijuana Businesses Get Access to Banking Services

The House of Representatives voted to help state approved marijuana business across the country today.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ed Perlmutter, Republican, Dana Rohrabacher

Tue Jul 15, 2014

US News & World Report

Audit the Pentagon Now, Congressmen Say

An anti-war California liberal and a Texas conservative who once spoke approvingly about impeaching President Barack Obama are demanding an immediate audit of the Pentagon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Michael Burgess, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate, Department of Defense

Mon Jul 14, 2014

American Thinker

When it Comes to Race, Why Worry About Facts?

Since the 1960s and Lyndon Johnson's Great Society , Washington has spent some $22 trillion on 80 programs attempting to uplift the bottom rungs of American society.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, African-American, Democrat

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Communications Workers of America

House Members Demand the Truth on Trade Data

Four Members of Congress today demanded the United States Trade Representative stop trying to snow the American people and Congress with skewed statistics as he attempts to rationalize a new job-killing international trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, Marcy Kaptur, Representative Paul Tonko

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Washington Times

Dems hope stories of unemployed spur action in House

House Democrats shared stories of unemployed constituents Wednesday afternoon to spur Speaker John A. Boehner to hold a vote to renew the benefits.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Judy Chu, Xavier Becerra, Emanuel Cleaver, Janice Schakowsky

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Hill

Democrats chide Google, Facebook for 'troubling' lack of diversity

Major tech companies like Facebook, Yahoo and Google aren't doing enough to add more women and minority workers to their rolls, three Northern California Democrats charged on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups, Facebook, US Politics, Anna Eshoo, US News, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat, African-American

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Dempsey: No assault on Iraq unless US threatened

Gen. Martin Dempsey told Pentagon reporters that he does not, at this point, believe the U.S. needs to send in an "industrial strength" force with a mountain of supplies to bolster the Iraqi troops as they battle the fast-moving Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, insurgency.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Nation

Honoring the American Experiment With a Bipartisan Call for Restraint on Iraq

There are many ways to express patriotism. Yet, there remains a common sense that the best expressions extend beyond ideology and partisanship to embrace the noblest ideals and deepest truths - of the American experiment.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Robert "Bobby'' Scott, Robert Scott, California, Representative Tim Scott, Republican

Daily Kos

On July 4, Be a Patriot: Stop Another US Military Intervention in Iraq

This July 4, the fireworks won't just be in celebration of Independence Day. There will undoubtedly be fireworks in cities throughout the Middle East, as the region, engulfed in violence, further explodes.

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Related Topix: Syria, World News, Middle East, George, WA, Asia, Afghanistan, Israel, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Noozhawk

Rep. Lois Capps: No U.S. Military Solution to Iraq Crisis

There has been a lot of discussion over the last couple of weeks about how to address the current situation in Iraq.

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Related Topix: Lois Capps, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama

Mon Jun 30, 2014

SFGate

Honda votes 'no' on adding FDR's prayer to WWII memorial

While the House is bottling up legislation on subjects like immigration, climate change and funding various government agencies, it's more than willing to pass bills like the World War II Memorial Prayer Act, one of those measures that are more politically popular than significant.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, George Miller

Thu Jun 26, 2014

Communications Workers of America

TPP a Worry for Communities of Color

If past trade deals are an indication, African Americans and other communities of color should be especially concerned about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that's targeting more American jobs, experts testified at a House briefing on the Hill this week.

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

Mon Jun 23, 2014

The Hill

Progressives jab Obama for drone memo redactions

The Congressional Progressive Caucus took shots at the administration on Monday after the release of a redacted version of a secret 2010 Justice Department memo that justified the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen and al Qaeda leader.

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Related Topix: Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Raul Grijalva, Democrat, Representative Keith Ellison

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