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3 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

US lawmaker a longtime Modi pursuer faces new reality

A Republican lawmaker who has been a leading advocate of denying Narendra Modi a visa in the past, appears reconciled to the Prime Minister's coming visit.

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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Nation

Struggle for Water Rights in Detroit Is Showing How to Fight (and Beat) Austerity

The austerity agenda as it plays out on the ground in American cities is often so relentless in demanding cuts in public services that it is easy to imagine that it cannot be upended.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US Politics, US News, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Activism

Mon Jul 21, 2014

ECNmag

House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes

The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, Democrat

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Free Republic

At Detroit Water Rally, Congressman Conyers Tells Water Department To ...

The bankrupt city of Detroit has a water problem. The city is trying to collect over $90 million dollars in unpaid water bills.

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

Crain's Detroit Business

Crain's week in news, July 12-18: UM approves plan for clinical...

University of Michigan regents approved a plan to build a $2.6 million clinical research center on the fifth floor of the original W.K. Kellogg Eye Center tower on Wall Street in Ann Arbor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Detroit, MI

The Glittering Eye

Where You Sit Is Where You Stand

About the only thing Ms. Slaughter didn't do in five hours was offer House Speaker John Boehner her litigation notes.

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Related Topix: US News, George Bush, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Dingell

CBS Local

U.S. Rep. John Conyers Honored For Donation Of 'Historic' Personal Papers

A number of judges and lawyers honored U.S. Rep. John Conyers in a ceremony Friday, thanking the 85-year-old Detroit Democrat for donating personal papers from his nearly 50 years in Washington to Wayne State University.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, John Dingell, Wayne State University, African-American

Russia Taday

Thirsty for justice: Detroit protesters flood streets over water shutdown

People hold a banner against the mass water shut-offs to Detroit citizens behind in their payments, during a protest in downtown Detroit, Michigan July 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Natural Disasters, Flood, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

WHTC

Conyers donating Congressional papers to Wayne Sta...

Congressman John Conyers is donating his congressional papers to the Damon J. Keith Collection of African-American Legal History at Wayne State University.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Wayne State University

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Daily Kos

Historic Rally in Detroit: 3000 led by RNs and Community Leaders 'Turn on the Water'

Thousands of registered nurses, community, labor, environmental and community activists marched in Detroit today in a resounding protests against the shutoff of water to tens of thousands of city residents - an action the marchers called a wanton violation of human rights that creates a public health emergency.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Taylor, MI

Examiner.com

Detroit: While 'water is a human right,' water service 'isn't free'

As The Detroit News reported July 7, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, - who is running for reelection - said "water is a human right."

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Environmental Law, Law, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Detroit Free Press

Conyers to donate his papers to Damon J. Keith collection at WSU law school

Judge Damon J. Keith shows a photo that includes longtime friend John Conyers Jr. Today, Conyers will donate his personal papers to the Keith Collection of African-American Legal History in a private ceremony.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Detroit, MI, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Wayne State University

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Bloomberg

House Democrats Seek to Protect Workers in Municipal Bankruptcy

Democrats in the U.S. House are seeking to protect local-government workers in bankruptcy proceedings, responding to the record collapse in Detroit that's poised to reduce city workers' retirement benefits.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Pension, Personal Finance, Stockton, CA

The Nation

Standing Up to Disaster Capitalism in Detroit

As Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and his appointed "emergency manager" steering Detroit into bankruptcy last fall, the public-policy think tank Demos released a groundbreaking report on the city's financial circumstance - and how to address it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rick Snyder, US Governors, Activism, Liberal Political News

Observer & Eccentric

Voters have decisions to make in federal, state races

But it is the election that attracts the least number of voters. People shouldn't squander their opportunity to have their voices heard and take the time to go to the polls on Aug. 5. In Wayne, Westland and Garden City there are several races that deserve voters' attention: the 13th Congressional, 11th State House and the 5th State Senate ... (more)

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Related Topix: Westland, MI, Garden City, MI, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Dearborn Heights, MI

Lincoln Daily News

House passes Internet access tax ban amid battle over states' rights

By Josh Peterson W ASHINGTON, D.C. - A debate over states' rights ensued in the U.S. House as it looked to permanently ban state and local governments from taxing Internet access.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Barton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas, Bob Goodlatte

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Washington Blade

Obama pressured to omit religious exemption in LGBT order

President Barack Obama is being pressured to leave out a religious exemption in his upcoming LGBT executive order.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Democrat, Frank Pallone, US News, Employment / Labor Law, Allyson Schwartz

Detroit News

VP Biden to hold event Thursday with Duggan at WCCCD

Biden will appear at an event for the Michigan Democratic Coordinated Campaign Committee at the Westin Book Cadillac.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Representative Dan Kildee, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Detroit News

Personal funds key for Michigan candidates' campaigns as primary nears

Michigan U.S. House candidates raised $7 million in the past three months with more than half of the total coming from political newcomers who dipped into their personal wealth.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Rogers, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, Representative Justin Amash, Democrat, John Dingell

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The Arizona Republic

House votes to extend Internet tax moratorium

The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, Democrat

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