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Yesterday | The Lebanon Daily News

Congressman Jim Gerlach to join Congressional delegation to Ukraine

Congressman Jim Gerlach will be part of a Congressional delegation headed to Ukraine next week in advance of that country's presidential election to be held amidst tensions with Russia.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Jim Gerlach, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, 2012 Presidential Election, Royce Value Trust, Financial Services, Democrat, Vladimir Putin, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Politico

Administration close to approving nonlethal military aid - Poland...

MORE SANCTIONS AND NONLETHAL AID ARE COMING BUT WHAT ABOUT TROOPS? Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva today to meet with his Russian counterpart to talk about Ukraine, but already administration officials are predicting more sanctions, not any kind of breakthrough, reports POLITICO's Edward Isaac-Dovere.

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Related Topix: US News, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Politics, Howard McKeon, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Hill

Committee leaders head to Ukraine, plan energy talks

The leaders of the House Foreign Affairs Committee will travel to Ukraine next week amid signs that tension with Russia is increasing.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, John McCain, Ted Poe

Tue Apr 15, 2014

AmmoLand

Contact Your Senators & Representative to Stop Proposed Semi-Auto Firearm Importation Ban

We recently reported that U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein , sponsor of the federal "assault weapon" and "large" magazine "ban" of 1994-2004, is asking President Barack Obama to direct the BATFE to reinterpret a provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 to prohibit the importation of various semi-automatic firearms and their parts.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Guns, Barack Obama, Control Group, US House of Representatives, John Conyers

Mon Apr 14, 2014

IRIN

New US Farm Bill provides hope for food aid reform

NEW YORK, 14 April 2014 - Efforts to improve the way the US government distributes roughly US$2 billion in international food aid each year achieved some successes in the recently enacted Agriculture Act of 2014 - commonly referred to as the Farm Bill - but the food aid mechanism used by the world's largest donor continues to prioritize the needs ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Agriculture, Science, Cornell University, Representative Adam Kinzinger, Republican

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Free Republic

82 House Democrats want Obama to Ban Imports of Military-Style Firearms

President Obama has been asked to stop the importation of what 82 House Democrats believe to be 'military-style firearms' such as the AK-47.

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Related Topix: US News, ATF, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Conyers

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Washington Examiner

Cut off Hezbollah's lifeline to international financing

For too long Hezbollah has been able to conduct its illegal operations unhindered by the threat of a direct response from the United States.

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Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, Drugs, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Brad Schneider

INDOlink

U.S. Lawmakers Look Forward To New Govt In India After Polls

WASHINGTON: Influential U.S. lawmakers have wished Indians well noting that they are looking forward to strengthening bilateral ties with India with the formation of the next government in New Delhi after the general election.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia, Asian-American, Indian-American, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Senator Tim Kaine, US Senate

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Washington Times

Obama urged to enforce ban on import of military-style firearms

About 80 House members wrote a letter to President Obama Wednesday urging him to renew the enforcement of a federal prohibition on the import of military-style, semiautomatic firearms.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Conyers, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Prison

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Japan Times

U.S. labels some eastern Ukraine protesters as 'paid provocateurs'

The U.S. on Monday accused Russia of instigating the storming of government offices in eastern Ukraine, unrest that echoed the events preceding Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, US News, Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Item

Cuomo administration urges Englewood Cliffs to lower height of LG Electronics building

New York State's highest elected official has waded into the dispute over LG Electronics USA's new North American headquarters with a letter urging the company to lower the height of the building, which at 143 feet would be visible over the Palisades treeline.

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Related Topix: Electronics, LG Electronics, Palisades, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

Politico

Alcalde & Fay inks five - Meltz firm launches at Science Club -...

ALCALDE & FAY INKS FIVE: The firm Alcalde & Fay has brought on five new lobbying clients.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Al Gore, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Al Bawaba

U.S. pushes for more Hezbollah sanctions

The purpose of the sanctions is to deal a blow to the Lebanese group's finances and reduce its capacity to "sow instability in Middle East".

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Related Topix: Prison, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, Representative Mark Meadows, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, Drugs

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Roll Call

Ex-Hill Aide Taps Different Constituencies for PR

Gary Meltz, a one-time aide to Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., who has since carved out a niche for himself in the crisis management game, is inviting friends and colleagues to come celebrate the birth of Meltz Communications.

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

The Nation

Leadership dreams of Clinton and Suu Kyi get reality check

Two politicians instrumental in Myanmar's conversion to democracy can only watch in despair as it slides back into bad old authoritarian ways One morning in late 2011, Hillary Clinton visited Aung San Suu Kyi 's weathered, lakeside villa to talk politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, World News, US Senate, Aung San Suu Kyi, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Opinion

Al+ Armenia

Senators Bob Menendez and Mark Kirk introduce Armenian Genocide resolution

Today, Senator Robert Menendez , a long-time champion of Armenian issues and powerful voice for justice, along with Senator Mark Kirk , who previously served as Co-Chair of the Armenian Caucus during his tenure in the House of Representatives , introduced a new Armenian Genocide resolution , reported the Armenian Assembly of America .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Turkey, Middle East

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Washington Times

House bill aims to halt Hezbollah funding

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs is hoping newly-crafted economic sanctions against the terrorist organization Hezbollah will put a dent in its ability to conduct operations.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US Politics, US News, Representative Mark Meadows, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, US Energy Systems, Energy

Groong

AAA: Reps. Ed Royce and Eliot Engel: Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act

PRESS RELEASE April 2, 2014 ARMENIAN ASSEMBLY OF AMERICA Contact: Taniel Koushakjian Email: taniel@aaainc.org Phone: 393-3434 Web: www.aaainc.org HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ED ROYCE AND RANKING MEMBER ELIOT ENGEL INTRODUCE TURKEY CHRISTIAN CHURCHES ACCOUNTABILITY ACT H.R. 4347 requires an annual report from the U.S. Department of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Religion, Orthodox Church

New York Post

Obama administration objects to Iran's UN ambassador

Under pressure from outraged lawmakers, the Obama administration on Wednesday objected to Iran naming an ambassador to the United Nations who took part in the 1979-81 hostage crisis at the American Embassy in Tehran.

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Related Topix: Asia Travel, Azerbaijan Travel, Pakistan Travel, Iran, Pakistan Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel, Iran, Azerbaijan Travel, Iran Travel, Europe Travel, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Riverdale Press

Dinowitz, Klein tie Monte up in red tape

State Sen. Co-Majority Leader Jeff Klein, working in tandem with Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, has pushed through new legislation that will require Montefiore Medical Center to receive formal approval from Community Board 8 and the state Department of Health before it can build a controversial facility in south Riverdale.

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

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