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39 min ago | Stars and Stripes

More senators call for US military aid to Ukraine

Democratic senators joined their Republican colleagues Wednesday in calling for some U.S. military aid to Ukraine after receiving a closed-door briefing from senior Obama administration officials.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Lindsey Graham

4 hrs ago | Army Times

General to question Bergdahl about his disappearance

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was released in a prisoner swap with the Taliban two months ago, will meet next week with the senior Army officer investigating the circumstances of his capture in Afghanistan, his lawyer said Wednesday.


Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Sam Houston, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, San Antonio, TX, Fort Sam Houston (San Antonio, TX), US News, Republican, US Politics, John McCain

8 hrs ago |

Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Claire McCaskill, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller

13 hrs ago | The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Richard Burr, Republican, Senator Mark Begich

17 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

As the U.S. Highway Trust Fund skids toward an August 1 money shortage, the Senate decided Tuesday to keep the issue in limbo at least a day or two more.


Related Topix: US News, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Corker

19 hrs ago | WKXW-FM Trenton

Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

The yearlong investigation by Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee paints a portrait of inspection delays, government errors in risk assessment and industry loopholes in a $595 million terror prevention program passed by Congress in 2006.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Terrorism, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Tom Carper

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

A report to be released Wednesday from the office of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a critic of the for-profit education industry who chairs the Senate Education Committee, finds that for-profit colleges received $1.7 billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits in the 2012-2013 school term.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, Democrat, Tom Harkin, US Politics, Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA, Marketing, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Myrtle Beach Online

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, US News, Medicine, Nursing, US Politics, Harry Reid, Democrat, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

The bill represents the latest step in fulfilling a January promise by President Barack Obama to end the NSA's collection of domestic calling records.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, Barack Obama, Patriot Act

The Island Packet

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

The department will decide whether any discipline is warranted based on the recommendations of the school's academic review board, Provost Lance Betros said.


Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, United States Army War College, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Life, Veteran Affairs

WALB-TV Albany

4 charged with murder in death of USC student

By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at... By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay ... (more)


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Patrick Leahy, Democrat, University of Southern California

USA Today

Obama team: Delay in climate rules will hurt economy

President Obama's team issued a report Tuesday saying that climate change will damage the long-term unless it is checked in the short-term.


Related Topix: Republican, US Politics, Mitch McConnell, US News

WMMV-AM Melbourne

Congress Agrees To Reform The VA

A deal is being struck to reform the embattled Veterans Affairs Department. Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders called it a compromise effort aimed at reducing unacceptably long wait times for vets at VA health clinics.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Evening Sun

Ronstadt gets answer to 'When Will I Be Loved?'

Singer Linda Ronstadt got the answer to that question she's been asking for decades: "When Will I Be Loved?" The answer was Monday at the White House, by President Barack Obama, who hung a National Medal of Arts around her neck and revealed, "I had a little crush on her back in the day."


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Linda Ronstadt, US News, Democrat, US Politics, Barack Obama, Collinsville, IL


With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on Israel to halt its military operations.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestine, IL, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Senator Ted Cruz

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.


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

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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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