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1 hr ago | Water Online

Senate Advances Bill Regulating Chemical Storage Tanks

The bill, the Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014 , would amend the Safe Water Drinking Act "to direct the administrator of the EPA or each state exercising primary enforcement responsibility for public water systems to carry out a state chemical storage facility source water protection program," according to the legislation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Senator Jay Rockefeller, West Virginia, West Virginia Government

1 hr ago | Groong

Senator Boxer: Remembering the Armenian Genocide

PRESS RELEASE U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer Washington D.C. 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Tel: 202-224-3553 Web: http://boxer.senate.gov/ Sacramento 501 I Street, Suite 7-600 Sacramento, CA 95814 448-2787 448-2563 fax April 22, 2014 Dear Friend: Recently, I joined a bipartisan majority of my colleagues on the Senate Foreign ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Prison, Sacramento, CA

9 hrs ago | Washington Times

Harry Reid using tax dollars to fight Koch brothers, La. GOP chair charges

The head of the Louisiana GOP filed a federal ethics complaint Wednesday against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , claiming the Nevada Democrat has misused taxpayer money for campaign purposes ahead of the 2014 midterm elections as part of his ongoing crusade against GOP mega-donors Charles and David Koch .

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Related Topix: US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, Johnny Isakson

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Bakersfield.com

Once again, west-side congressional race is hotly contested

Democrat Amanda Renteria answers a question as part of a forum Feb. 20 at the Beale Memorial Library for candidates planning to run for the 21st Congressional District.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Valadao, Hanford, CA, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat

Forward

Israel's Bid For Visa Waiver Falls Short

Israel is making another push to join the U.S. visa waiver program, which would allow Israelis to enter the U.S. for 90 days without a visa.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Common Dreams

Senator Bernie Sanders Statement on Earth Day

April 22 - U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders , a member of the Senate environment and energy committees, said today's observation of Earth Day is a reminder that dramatic action is needed to curb the carbon and methane emissions responsible for the planetary crisis of global warming.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Environment, Science, Global Warming, Democrat

India Talkies

100 Punjabi youths still detained in US for illegal entry - Indiatalkies.com

Washington, April 22: An Indian-American community organisation has sought the intervention of US lawmakers for securing the release of about 100 Punjabi youths detained by US immigration authorities in Texas for entering the US illegally.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative John Garamendi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate

Dallas Morning News

A year after West blast, political support for chemical safety reform isn't certain

A year after the West Fertilizer explosion, the nation is taking its first steps to repair the failed system for preventing chemical accidents.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Explosion, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Environment, Science

Mon Apr 21, 2014

National Review Online

Charen: GOP, Answer the - War on Women' Charges

You may think it's absurd to argue that you are engaged in a "war on women." But contempt for the accusation is not enough.

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Related Topix: US News, Abortion, Terrorism, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

The Hill

Senators press task force on college assault reforms

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and six other senators are pressing for a college sexual assault database and other reforms in a letter to a White House task force.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Representative Dean Heller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller, Chuck Grassley

Inside Bay Area

Political Blotter: House members cheer tougher penalties for illegal pot grows

This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group's Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/politics .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Thompson, Representative Jared Huffman, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sam Farr, US Senate, Dianne Feinstein, Representative Eric Swalwell

Sun Apr 20, 2014

NorCalBlogs

Dueling climate reports - this one is worth sharing on your own blog

NOTE: This op-ed is apparently too hot for some editors to handle. Late last week it was accepted and posted on politix.topix.com only to be abruptly removed some two hours later.

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Related Topix: Activism, Global Warming, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Fresno Bee

21st Congressional District race a 'toss up' in Valley, with a tilt toward Valadao

When political insiders list the few California congressional districts that are competitive, they always mention the one that for decades has covered the central San Joaquin Valley's west side.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Valadao, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Hanford, CA

Ventura County Star

Scrutiny grows over marketing of e-cigarettes

In response to a congressional study last week that found makers of electronic cigarettes are marketing to minors in the absence of federal regulation, Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin said he hopes they will soon be treated like any other tobacco product.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Healthcare Law, Law, Ventura County, CA, US News, US Politics, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat

The Miami Herald

Immigrants recount horror of being held in cells known as...

What Sofía remembers most about her stay in a small holding cell in a detention center near the Mexican border is how cold it was.

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Lucille Roybal-Allard, US House of Representatives, California

Daily Kos

KY-Sen: Mitch McConnell's (R) Role In Senate Sexual-Harassment Probe Comes Under Scrutiny

Needed to take yesterday to recharge my batteries but I have a few stories I want to cover this weekend.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Another View: Feinstein's bill should be enacted quickly

The Bee editorial board asserts that several provisions in the Emergency Drought Relief Act are flawed, .

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

5 Things About Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz won his seat in 2012 in a surprise victory, and since then he has been vocally pushing a conservative agenda-a tough foreign policy, social conservatism, limits to government-inspired, he says, by his hero since boyhood, Ronald Reagan.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Al Green, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Barack Obama

USA Today

Administration again delays Keystone pipeline decisionAdministration...

The State Department on Friday extended a government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline, probably pushing back a final decision on the project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Mary Landrieu

Thu Apr 17, 2014

National Journal

Tobacco Lobby Opens a New Playbook for E-Cigarettes

One e-cigarette maker markets a flavor called "Congress," with a website displaying a photo of the Capitol and describing the taste as "refined tobacco."

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Related Topix: US News, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US Senate

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