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Sunday Aug 17 | Erie Times News

90 years on, push for ERA ratification continues

Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Carolyn Maloney, Healthcare Law, Law, US Supreme Court

Sat Aug 16, 2014

SFGate

Notes on the McCartney concert: spiffy Stick, stuck fans

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Castro (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Star Tribune

Bill would limit members of Congress in hiring family

From left, U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison, Erik Paulsen and Collin Peterson have all used campaign funds to hire family, a practice that would be banned under a bill introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Collin Peterson, us Travel, Representative Erik Paulsen, Travel, Republican, Representative Keith Ellison

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Bay Guardian

San Francisco Democratic Party decides on endorsements for November election

At an Aug. 13 meeting lasting about four hours, the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, the steering committee of the city's Democratic Party, decided on its endorsements for the Nov. 4 election.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

ThinkProgress

Congressman Spends Night Among The Homeless: 'These People Were Not Invisible Any Longer'

When Rep. Mark Takano showed up at the intake facility for the Path of Life homeless shelter in his Riverside, California district on Tuesday, the staff who put him through the standard check-in process knew who he was.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Mark Takano, Riverside (Riverside, CA), Riverside County, CA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Ranger Who Tased Dog Walker Stands by Action

National Park Service Ranger Sarah Cavallaro said in federal court Monday that she stands by her decision to taser dog walker Gary Hesterberg two years ago.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA, Montara, CA, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, US National Parks, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Cybercast News Service

Five Democrats Join Bus Tour to Repeal Ban on Federal Funding of Abortion CNS

At least five House Democrats are participating in a nationwide "Be Bold Road Trip" this month in an effort to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prevents the federal government from directly subsidizing abortions.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, US Politics, Barbara Lee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Henry Hyde, Republican

Mon Aug 11, 2014

San Mateo Daily Journal

After report, planning begins for sea level rise: County officials...

A recently released report from the Assembly's Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy outlines findings and makes policy recommendations that San Mateo County officials hope will help them plan for the future.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, San Mateo County, CA, Menlo Park, CA, San Mateo, CA

Sun Aug 10, 2014

The Washington Post

90 years on, push for ERA ratification continues

Drafted by a suffragette in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has been stirring up controversy ever since.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Washington, DC, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Carolyn Maloney, US Supreme Court

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Remains of California victim of Jonestown Massacre found in Delaware

The 1978 mass suicide of members of Jim Jones' sect left more than 900 people dead of cyanide poisoning.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

San Diego Source

A changing of the aging political guard

For a state that has long been a symbol of youth, there's been a lot of age among California's pre-eminent politicians of the past decade.

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Related Topix: Lois Capps, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, Representative Eric Swalwell, David Dreier, Republican, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat

Switched

A Few Bold Members Of Congress Join Fight Against Long-Standing Anti-Abortion Policy

Lawmakers who support abortion rights have long fought against policies that restrict women's access to the procedure, such as gestational limits, mandatory waiting periods and physical building requirements on clinics.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barbara Lee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, Representative Tom Cotton

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Washington Examiner

Two more campus sexual assault bills introduced, and neither addresses due process

Campus sexual assault has become a hot topic in Congress. In addition to the Campus Safety and Accountability Act , which the Washington Examiner reported on last week, two more bills were introduced that fail to address due process rights for those accused of the crime.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Republican, Representative Patrick Meehan

The Salinas Californian

Election focus: Changing of the political guardElection focus:...

Election focus: Changing of the political guard For a state that's a symbol of youth, there's a lot of age among its preeminent lawmakers.

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Related Topix: Lois Capps, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, Representative Eric Swalwell, David Dreier, Republican, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat, Opinion

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Ro Khanna attacks Mike Honda's attendance record

Unleashing his first big campaign barrage since finishing 20 points behind Rep. Mike Honda in June's primary, Democratic challenger Ro Khanna says Honda misses too many votes, takes too many junkets and isn't accessible enough to voters.

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Related Topix: Fremont, CA, US News, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, Susan Davis, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat

ThinkProgress

Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Lives On Streets For A Week To Highlight Homelessness In California

Not many Goldman Sachs executives know the struggles of the streets. Few have had to wonder where their next meal will come from, and even fewer where they will sleep that night.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, California, California Government, Los Angeles, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors

The Post-Standard

Do we need a bill to combat college rape? Senators introduce two provisions

Anna, center, a survivor of sexual assault, with her mother Susan, right, joins Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., left, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, to discuss "Campus Accountability and Safety Act" that is before the Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, US House of Representatives, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Opinion

Sat Aug 02, 2014

The Daily Republic

Election focus: Changing of political guard

For a state that has long been a symbol of youth, there's been a lot of age among California's pre-eminent politicians of the last decade.

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Related Topix: Lois Capps, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, Representative Eric Swalwell, David Dreier, Republican, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat, Opinion

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Jurist

US House approves lawsuit against Obama

The measure was adopted on a 225-201 vote [WSJ report], with five Republicans voting against pursuit of the lawsuit.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law, Democrat

HR Magazine

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It's 2:30 in the afternoon. Trying to fight off midday malaise, you head for the break room.

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

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