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1 hr ago | Automotive News

GM missed red flag from rental car companies on fatal crashes

More than seven years before General Motors Co. began the biggest wave of auto recalls in history, an investigator for Vanguard Car Rental USA Inc. contacted the carmaker about a fatal rollover crash in California.

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Related Topix: General Motors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barstow, CA

2 hrs ago | The Washington Post

This Republican is trying to use Uber to sell his highway funding plan

This week, Sen. Mike Lee attempted to use Uber to explain his amendment to the federal highway bill that would shift authority over federal highway and transportation funds to the states, accompanied by an 80 percent cut in the federal gas tax.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Tom Graves, Democrat

5 hrs ago | National Journal

What It Means to Be a Black Female Candidate

Stacey Abrams is a self-identifying introvert, a former bureaucrat, a businesswoman, and the author of eight romantic-suspense novels.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, Democrat, US News

10 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Federal bills would crack down on college sexual assault

Anna, center, a victim of sexual assault at college, with her mother Susan, right, joins Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to discuss the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Susan Davis, US House of Representatives

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Holtville Tribune

Senator Boxer, Congresswoman Davis Introduce Bill to Provide...

Today, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and Congresswoman Susan Davis introduced the Survivor Outreach and Support Campus Act , legislation that would require colleges and universities to establish an independent, on-campus advocate to support survivors of sexual assault.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Susan Davis, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Switched

California Democrats Propose Additional Bill To Address Campus Sexual Assault

Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Susan Davis, both California Democrats, on Wednesday proposed new legislation to address campus sexual assault, just hours after a broader bipartisan package on the same topic was unveiled.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Susan Davis, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Cal State Chico

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Sen. Boxer: Obama's Pollution Proposal Can Prevent Bronchitis, Asthma Attacks, Heart Attacks

Senator Barbara Boxer supports the proposal, saying it would save and improve thousands of lives.

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

Silicon Alley Insider

The 'Highway Cliff' Is Back, And It's Rearing Its Ugly Head Just Days Before A Potential 'Shutdown'

With just two days left before lawmakers leave Washington, D.C. for a five-week-long recess, the House and Senate still have not agreed on how to keep funding federal highway and construction spending.

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Related Topix: Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US Politics, Senator Tom Carper, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Bob Corker, Ron Wyden, Orrin Hatch

Politico

Obama's climate push takes center stage - EPA meets most climate change goals

OBAMA'S CLIMATE PUSH TAKES CENTER STAGE: The Obama administration and its supporters fanned out around the country Tuesday to press the case for acting on climate change, arguing on the Hill, at packed EPA hearings and in a new White House report that the price for doing nothing is far too high.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

MilitaryCity.com

Bill aims to strengthen forensic training in sexual assault cases

The Defense Department must improve its procedures for investigating sexual assaults by standardizing training requirements for medical experts who examine victims and analyze rape kits, a bipartisan group of lawmakers say.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Susan Collins, Republican

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of... A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of Southern California

The Salinas Californian

Senate approves bill to extend highway fundSenate approves bill to...

Senate approves bill to extend highway fund Stage is set for last-minute congressional negotiations Check out this story on thecalifornian.com: http://bit.ly/1rNFHp7 Traffic passes a construction zone at the interchange of U.S. Highway 65 and Interstate 80 in May in Altoona, Iowa.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sam Farr, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Orrin Hatch, Republican, Thomas Carper

The Daily Caller

White House Times Climate Report Release With EPA Hearings

The White House has released a major report on the economic costs of not immediately acting to curb global warming - coincidentally, on the same day the Environmental Protection Agency kicked off hearings on its controversial rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, US News, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Conservative Political News

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Boxer reintroduces enhanced Israel ally bill with broad support

Citing the Gaza war as a catalyst, Sen. Barbara Boxer re-introduced with broad bipartisan support a bill that would enhance U.S.-Israel strategic ties.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Roy Blunt, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt

Lexington Herald-Leader

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, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Senator Tom Carper, Republican, Bob Corker

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Obamacare at center of debate over California health insurance initiative

As state insurance commissioner, Dave Jones has the power to regulate rates for car and homeowner insurance.

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Related Topix: Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, California, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jul 28, 2014

NOLA.com

Republican senator blocks vote on resolution acknowledging climate change is a problem

Sen. James Inhofe , R-Ok., Monday night blocked a vote on a Democratic resolution that would have expressed the sense of the Senate that climate change is occurring and will continue to pose an ongoing risk.

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Related Topix: US Politics, James Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Environment, Science, Sheldon Whitehouse

US News & World Report

Carly Fiorina Taking 2016 Temperature

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in California in 2010, is diving back into electoral politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hewlett Packard, HP, Computers, Representative Michele Bachmann, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn

TaxVox

The "Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act" Would Help,...

The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit does not work for low-income families. It fails on three counts - the credit is nonrefundable, covers only a portion of expenses, and comes long after expenses have been incurred.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Patty Murray, Tax

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Politico

Export-Import Bank in danger zone

Conservatives may be headlining the opposition to the Export-Import Bank, but the efforts of coal-friendly Democrats to change the little-known agency's rules could further jeopardize its future.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns, Senator Roy Blunt

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