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Wednesday Apr 16 | JD Supra

Glendale City Council Softens Stance on Tohono O'Odham Casino

After years of losses in court and an estimated $3 million in legal fees, the Glendale, Arizona City Council appeared to ease its opposition to the location of an Indian casino in Glendale within the Phoenix metropolitan area and voted to begin formal negotiations with the Tohono O'odham Nation regarding the proposed West Valley Resort and Casino, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Glendale, AZ, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Arizona, Gila Bend, AZ

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Salon

Wingnuts' new 2016 hero? Marsha Blackburn is perfect

She plays fast and loose with facts and has no legislation to her name, but that just makes her a normal Republican Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn is having a moment, of sorts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Meet the Press, Entertainment, Television

The Capitol Fax Blog

From "James Bond" to media hound in less than a year

A long time ago I asked Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan why he never golfed at his golf outing fundraisers.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, David Scott, Democrat, Robert Scott

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Illinoisreview

Madigan's "millionaire tax" dies in the Illinois House

All posts, comments and statements made on IR are those of the authors only. Any disputes must be addressed to the writers, who are solely responsible for their posts, comments and statements.

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

Wed Apr 02, 2014

National Journal

After Venting Over 'Sneaky' Doc-Fix Vote, House GOP Coalesces Behind Ryan Budget

House conservatives unloaded on their Republican leaders in two closed-door meetings Wednesday, a response to last week's maneuver to extend the so-called doc fix with an unexpected voice vote.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Matt Salmon, Joe Barton, Representative Randy Weber

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Washington Examiner

Obama refuses to raise human rights issues with Saudis

President Obama refused to raise human rights issues during his meeting Friday with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, despite urging from a bipartisan group of lawmakers and assurances from the White House that Obama "raises our commitment to human rights" on all his trips.

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Related Topix: Activism, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Jackie Speier, Democrat, Republican, James McGovern

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Reuters

Fractious U.S. Republicans struggle over defense spending, Medicare

U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will unveil a 10-year budget blueprint in the next few weeks that will champion fiscal austerity, a theme party leaders hope will energize conservative voters ahead of the November congressional elections.

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Related Topix: US News, Medicare, Health, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Steve King, Barack Obama

The Miami Herald

Huckabee in Washington, hinting at 2016 bid

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told about 70 Republican House members Wednesday that he is considering another run for the White House - but that campaign cash remains a key issue for him.

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Related Topix: Huckabee, Entertainment, Television, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Huizenga, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Mike Huckabee

Tue Mar 25, 2014

TheDailyBeast.com

Congress: Get Tough on Saudis

Obama is going to Saudi Arabia to mend fences in the bilateral relationship, but Congress and human rights groups want him to do more to confront Riyadh on its shoddy human rights record.

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Related Topix: Activism, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf, John Lewis, Democrat

Mon Mar 24, 2014

FreedomWorks

PAC Endorses to Support Small-Government Champions

Government goes to those who show up. FreedomWorks makes it easy to hold your elected officials accountable in our fully interactive Action Center.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Representative Mick Mulvaney, Representative John Fleming, John Duncan, Dana Rohrabacher

The Capitol Fax Blog

Cynicism versus reality

That opinion is cynical "insider" conventional wisdom - always one of the main enemies of an ambitious and unusual effort like A Better Illinois that is driven by outside people power.

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

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