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Sunday Sep 14 | The Hill

Momentum builds to allow US oil exports

For the first time in decades there are calls within the House Republican conference to lift the ban on crude oil exports, signaling what could become a sweeping shift in U.S. policy. In the last month, the Texas congressional delegation - in particular Rep. Joe Barton , who heads the House task force studying oil exports - has ramped up pressure to lift the moratorium, which dates back to the 1970s.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Joe Barton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Flores, Fred Upton, US Senate, Lisa Murkowski

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

After Obamaa s speech, Congress mulling what comes next

House Speaker John A. Boehner sits with Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid House Republican leaders moved quickly Thursday to broadly support President Obama's plan for an open-ended campaign to combat the Islamic State -- but the mechanics of how they will do so remain open for debate, with the GOP mulling exactly how to handle the president's request to explicitly authorize the training and arming of foreigners to combat the Islamic militants. Still, the enthusiasm expressed by most House Republicans to involve U.S. forces in coalition strikes underscores the growing bipartisan consensus to back the president's effort, regardless of how the authorization is eventually packaged by the House.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Thomas Massie, Ohio, Mac Thornberry

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Switched

Professor Who Lost Job Over Anti-Israel Tweets: University Setting A 'Perilous Standard'

A professor who left his position at another school to join the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign -- only to see his job offer abruptly retracted as a result of social media posts criticizing Israel's role in the Gaza conflict -- has publicly addressed the controversy for the first time. At a Tuesday press conference on the UIUC campus, Steven Salaita detailed the personal hardships his job offer's termination -- just two weeks before his proposed start date -- caused for him and his family.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, Representative Rodney Davis, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL

Mon Sep 08, 2014

The News-Gazette

Republican lawmakers declare support for Wise

Several Republican lawmakers on Monday came out in support of University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise and her decision last month to rescind a job offer to Professor Steven Salaita. Wise, they said, is an innovative, thoughtful and dynamic leader.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mahomet, IL

JD Supra

Chance Of 2014 TSCA Reform Shrinking Fast

Stakeholders agree that the chances of legislative reform to the Toxic Substances Control Act are small -- and getting smaller as the days progress. Both Hill staff and industry trade representatives acknowledge that focus on mid-term elections and partisan divide, coupled with the limited days on the legislative calendar, make TSCA reform this year unlikely.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, David Vitter, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Frank Lautenberg, US House of Representatives

Sat Sep 06, 2014

WYMG-FM Springfield

Shimkus Shares Thoughts on White House Foreign Policy

Like him or not, President Obama is our Commander in Chief and needs our support on the Middle East and Ukraine, says U.S. Rep. John Shimkus . "Really, we'd like to see politics end at the beachfront of the continental the United States, and that we're fully supportive of our international engagements," Shimkus said during a Springfield visit.

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

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Roll Call

Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois

In 2012, the former staffer for Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., won the 13th District by a mere 1,002 votes to a perennial Democrat panned by party operatives. This cycle, Democrats in Illinois and Washington, D.C., recruited former judge Ann Callis, billing her as a top-tier challenger who could win this Springfield-based swing seat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rodney Davis, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Roll Call

Once-Vulnerable Freshman on Safer Ground in Illinois

In 2012, the former staffer for Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., won the 13th District by a mere 1,002 votes to a perennial Democrat panned by party operatives.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Rodney Davis, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Rauner Says He Will Continue Term Limits Push

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says not having a term limits measure on November's ballot is a temporary setback.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Pat Quinn, US Governors

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The News-Gazette

Tom Kacich: Rauner's focus will soon shift to Chicago

U.S. Rep. John Shimkus had words of warning for Edgar County Republicans: Don't expect to see gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner in downstate Illinois after Labor Day.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois Government, Edgar County, IL, Paris, IL

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Townhall

First Annual "Black Ribbon Day" Commemorates Victims of Communism

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the 1939 Molotv-Ribbentrop Pact, which divided Europe and helped start the Second World War.

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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Magic City Morning Star

Black Ribbon Day

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation works to pass bipartisan legislation creating a national day of remembrance and educates Congress on horrors of totalitarian ideology WASHINGTON D.C. -- On this year's anniversary of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is commemorating August 23 as Black Ribbon ... (more)

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

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