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Senate Panel Rejects Expedited E-Verify Rollout
The future of the government's electronic employment eligibility verification program, known as E-Verify, was the focus of the May 16, 2013, markup session of the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill .
5 hrs ago
Senate panel approves immigration bill Far-reaching legislation that...
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., right, confers with the committee's ranking Republican, Sen.
Tue May 21, 2013
North Saint Paul News
Freshman Senator Al Franken- The Stooge- 1 Of 7 Sends Letter To IRS To Investigate Political Groups
Democreep Minnesota Senator Al Franken who stole the the election in 2008 from Republican Norm Coleman with just north of a 100 votes out of millions on a recount where he lost; never weighs in on anything because he is a complete and utter moron who follows Senator Amy Klobachar like a puppy looking for a teet on every issue.
The York Daily Record
Celebrity birthdays for May 21
Today's Birthdays: Rhythm-and-blues singer Ron Isley is 72. Rock musician Hilton Valentine is 70.
Erik Paulsen: 'No American Should Have Right to Free Speech Threatened by IRS'
U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen issued a timely Facebook posting Monday about the tornadoes in Oklahoma: My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Oklahoma and those affected by today's devastation.
Mon May 20, 2013
Justice Department Seeks Case Against S&P
The Justice Department asked a federal judge to allow its lawsuit against Standard & Poor's Ratings Services to move forward on Monday.
The Washington Post
The original Big Red supercomputer, seen here, is almost two times the size of the newer Big Red II at the Indiana University Data Center, in Bloomington, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.
Sat May 18, 2013
2012 Franken letters to IRS urged investigation of social welfare...
U.S. Sen. Al Franken and six Democratic colleagues in the Senate penned letters to former Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman in February 2012, asking whether the IRS intended to investigate social welfare organizations "engaged in a substantial or even a predominant amount of campaign activity." "We urge you to protect the ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Al Franken: Prevent fiscal meltdown
Editor's note: Al Franken, a Democrat, is a U.S. senator from Minnesota. Roger Wicker, a Republican, is a U.S. senator from Mississippi.
Can Obama still get anything done?
This week on "The Big Three," we take a look at what might have been Obama's worst week ever -- as a negative trifecta of scandals threaten to overwhelm his administration and derail his ambitious legislative agenda.
Chisago County Press
'In Our Own Voice' event is one opportunity to learn about mental illness
Congress, including Sen. Al Franken, is asking how to make it easier to detect and treat mental illness There's also a number of bills that have been introduced in the state legislature aimed at access to mental healthcare in Minnesota.
Thu May 16, 2013
Small Businesses Need Consideration in Immigration Reform | Commentary
When we hear the words 'immigration reform,' we probably assume that any rules coming out of the legislation will apply only to immigrants.
Minnesota hits record-high gas prices
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn.- Gas prices hit a new record Thursday. Statewide the average was $3.99 a gallon, according to AAA.
CEI - Diverse Coalition Supports E-Verify Reform
This week, an ideologically diverse coalition of 44 organizations led by the Competitive Enterprise Institute , National Small Business Association, American Civil Liberties Union, and Service Employees International Union called on the U.S. Senate to vote in favor of a bipartisan amendment proposed by Sens.
Abuses of government power
Paul Union Depot. Where are the newsletters telling us about the three abuses of government power that are now on the front page: It is time to get the government bureaucracy and size of government under control by throwing out the current incumbents and get someone who is responsible to the governed.
Why Won't the SEC Rein In the Firms That Tanked America's Economy?
Before the crisis, the credit-rating agencies that evaluate the relative risk of investment products offered by Wall Street banks, routinely assigned their highest ratings to bonds built out of junky, high-risk mortgages.
Interior pressed to encourage Indian tribes to develop oil and gas
As Republicans on the panel pressed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to encourage Indian tribes to develop more oil and natural gas resources, the department chief reiterated the administration's commitment to developing renewable energy alongside fossil fuels.
Wed May 15, 2013
International Business Times
Senators struggle with tech industry concerns on U.S. immigration bill
Senate supporters of a broad U.S. immigration bill struggled on Wednesday to satisfy technology companies that want greater leeway to hire high-skilled foreign workers.
Alexander Introduces Pharmaceutical Compounding Legislation
Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Senator Tom Harkin and Ranking Member Lamar Alexander , with Senators Pat Roberts and Al Franken and other members of the HELP Committee, on Wednesday introduced legislation-the Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality and Accountability Act -that would improve the safety of ... (more)