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34 min ago | Tri-cityherald.com

Senate Democrats seek to split GOP on export bank

In this Nov. 28, 2010, photo, the American flag is illuminated by the late afternoon sun as it is displayed at the entrance of the U.S. Export Import Bank in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Mary Landrieu, Virginia

1 hr ago | Sunherald.com

Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms

The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for highway and transit aid through the end of May 2015 if transportation spending is maintained at current levels.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, Democrat, Barack Obama, Senator Tom Carper, Republican, Bob Corker, Barbara Boxer

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Ernst back from military training to Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin

Q93

VA Compromise Includes Approval For New Clinics In Louisiana

A bipartisan congressional deal to help improve veterans' health care access includes approval for new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Democrat

Hispanic Business

Ted Cruz Relents on Nominee Holds

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, Federal Aviation Administration

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project

U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott said Monday that congressional budgets have the money to keep the mixed oxide fuel project from being suspended.

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Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley, US Governors

KING-TV Seattle

Longer, hotter Northwest fire seasons are 'new normal'

Surrounded by walls of maps and computers, employees at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in downtown Portland certainly have their hands full.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Coburn cancels 1 planned town hall meeting

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn had cancelled one of several town hall meetings he had planned in Oklahoma because of a scheduling conflict.

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Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, Republican, Bartlesville, OK

News Observer

Pence, Bayh, crowd 2016 field with questions

Until Pence says otherwise, he's the clear pick for his party for the governor's office.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Evan Bayh, Democrat, US Governors, Indianapolis, IN

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KSFO AM 560

Texan Bipartisan Pair: American Public Wants an - Orderly Border'

With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state but there are few signs of support in Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Texas

KPIC

Tentative deal reached on veterans affairs reform

The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bernard Sanders, Medicine, Nursing

WHEC-TV Rochester

Schumer suggests airline safety devices

Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to study whether U.S. passenger jets should be equipped with devices that would protect them against missiles like those that recently shot down a Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine and projectiles fired near Tel Aviv airport in Israel.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, Democrat, Federal Aviation Administration

KMIZ

Poll: Romney tops Obama but loses to Clinton

If a rematch of the 2012 presidential election were held today, GOP nominee Mitt Romney would top President Barack Obama in the popular vote, according to a new national survey.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Republican, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, National Urban League, Charitable Organizations, Chris Christie, US Governors, Drugs

The Island Packet

Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

"This is an issue where you're making up my views," Gillespie said, who added that he thinks birth control pills should be available without a prescription.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Women's Health, Health, Republican, John Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Sunherald.com

On border, Obama prods GOP while citing progress

GOP leaders are working against time to find a consensus within their party to deal with more than 57,000 children and other migrants who have arrived since October, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Prison, Joe Biden, Republican, John Cornyn

WALB-TV Albany

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Villa Park, IL, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, Democrat

WHAS11

Bill Clinton to join Kentucky Democrat at rally

U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a campaign rally in eastern Kentucky next month.

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Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Redlands Daily Facts

Obama doesna t get it, say members of Congress

President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Chris Van Hollen

The Fresno Bee

Clear rules sought for musical items on planes

In a letter sent Friday, the Rhode Island Democrat urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to speed implementation of a 2012 law that requires commercial air carriers to allow musical instruments as carry-on items as long as they can be safely stowed in the aircraft cabin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jack Reed, Democrat, Deer Tick

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