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1 hr ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

14 hrs ago | 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

23 hrs ago | 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

Politico

Rockefeller gives to Dem super PAC

Jay Rockefeller is leaving the Senate at the end of the year, but he wants to make sure he doesn't leave it in GOP hands.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Tim Kaine, Harry Reid, Democrat, US Governors, Tim Kaine

Roll Call

From the Archives: McConnell's Role in Packwood Probe

Senate Minority Leader Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently recalled his role in the ouster of Packwood, the Oregon Republican and Finance Committee chairman who resigned in disgrace back in 1995.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Edward Kennedy

Common Dreams

GMO Labeling Update: State Efforts Pick Up Momentum, Big Ag Doubles Down

Most Americans would prefer to know whether or not they're eating genetically engineered foods .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, California, Peter DeFazio, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Pompeo, Republican, Liberal Political News

ENR-Engineering News-Record

Key Senators' Highway-Bill Outline Needs Revenue

The search for a new transportation bill has passed a key milepost in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, David Vitter, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bill Shuster, Senator John Barrasso, Thomas Carper

The Huffington Post

Senate Leaders Quarrel Over E-Filing Bill That Could Save Taxpayers $500,000 Annually

Millions of Americans e-filed their income taxes Tuesday, but when senators submitted required reports about their campaign fundraising and expenses, most ignored computers in favor of paper.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, Thad Cochran, Republican, John Cornyn

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Manchester Journal

Make Vermont the first state to label GMOs

The front page of the Manchester Journal, Friday, March 28, 2014 ran a story titled "Waiver Sought for Starbucks."

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Related Topix: Manchester, VT, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Peter DeFazio, US House of Representatives, Agriculture, Science, Law, Healthcare Law, Opinion

The Hill

Study: 4.6M children attend schools near chemical facilities

Nearly 10,000 schools across the country are located within a mile of a chemical facility, according to a watchdog group that is pushing new regulations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, OSHA, Environmental Law, Law, Explosion

Common Dreams

Center for Food Safety: Vermont Makes Huge Advance for your "Right to Know"

April 16 - The Vermont Senate today voted 28-2 to approve legislation that would require foods produced using genetic engineering to be labeled in Vermont.

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Related Topix: Vermont, Vermont Government, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Liberal Political News

The Honolulu Advertiser

Climate change will worsen with denial, senator warns

Not only is it a reality affecting the environment, but it also will get worse if naysayers don't get on board with 97 percent of scientists, several major corporations, many lawmakers and a majority of the American public, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer warned.

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

Daily Kos

Social Security Administration suspends collection on old debts

Last week, the Washington Post had the story about how Treasury and Social Security had suddenly started going after old overpayments, sometimes decades-old, by garnishing the tax refunds of family members who didn't even receive the overpayments.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Liberal Political News

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Albany Times Union

GM chief fails to reassure angry Congress over recalls

Mary Barra , General Motors ' new chief executive officer, was in a tough spot recently as she tried to explain to Congress why her company didn't quickly recall cars it knew contained defective and clearly dangerous parts.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Opinion

SNL Financial

Decision upholding mercury rule predicted to have few near-term impacts

While predictably divided over the merits of an April 15 federal appeals court ruling upholding U.S. EPA limits on emissions of mercury, arsenic and other acid gases from power plants, supporters and opponents of the regulations agreed that the ruling will do little to immediately change the planet or the power industry.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

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