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Obama takes the fight to Ebola - DoD to ups funding ante to $1...
OBAMA TAKES THE FIGHT TO EBOLA The president laid out a major escalation of Ebola relief efforts, noting the urgent humanitarian and global security needs on Tuesday. "In West Africa, Ebola is now an epidemic of the likes that we have not seen before.
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Senior Senator: Both chambers should pass CR, Syrian rebels authorities before weekend
US Sen. Barbara Mikulski says Congress is moving in a positive direction toward adopting a continuing resolution. A senior US Senate Democrat is hopeful both chambers can pass a stopgap spending measure and approve presidential authorities to train and equip Syrian rebels by this weekend.
Tue Sep 16, 2014
Ebola survivor Dr Kent Brantly tells Congress about his terrifying experience
I experienced the humiliation of losing control of my bodily functions and faced the horror of vomiting blood: Doctor who survived Ebola tells Congress about his terrifying experience 'I was isolated and unsure if I would ever see my family again,' Brantly told Senators during a hearing today on Capitol Hill 'What's so great about seeing you Dr. Brantly is ...that you're well enough to be here, and...that we're not afraid to have you here,' a Senator told him An American doctor who survived Ebola recounted the details of his horrifying experience to a congressional committee today on Capitol Hill as part of a bid to raise awareness about the deadly disease.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Post and Courier
Sen. Tim Scott, Carly Fiorina talk gender pay gap
The first speaker U.S. Sen. Tim Scott invited for his new Women in Leadership series blasted Democrats' "fallacious and insulting" attempts to describe Republicans as waging a "War on Women." As national Democrats seek to gain leverage this election season by tackling the issue of unequal pay among women and men, Scott, R-S.C., brought in former Hewlett Packard CEO and GOP Senate hopeful Carly Fiorina to his backyard to talk about that - and other issues.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Congress' inaction on tax relief hurting short sales
Congress' inability to pass legislation extending tax relief to underwater homeowners is hampering Maryland's residential real estate market, according to Maryland Association of Realtors President Russ Boyce. During an interview earlier this week, for an article about the lackluster housing markets in the Baltimore and Washington metro areas, Boyce argued that if Congress passed mortgage debt forgiveness legislation that included tax-relief it would be a boost to the state's market.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Americans conflicted about more war as they remember 9/11
As Americans paused Thursday to remember those who died in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, they also confronted the possibility that the 13 exhausting years of war that followed may not be ending soon. One the eve of another 9/11 anniversary, President Barack Obama announced an expansion of U.S. airstrikes against militants in Iraq and Syria.
Worcester County Times
Fight to ratify Equal Rights Amendment draws new interestFight to...
Fight to ratify Equal Rights Amendment draws new interest Thousands of women are expected to rally in Washington on Saturday for women's equality. Check out this story on delmarvanow.com: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2014/09/11/maryland-equal-rights-women/15468965/ Thousands of women are expected to rally on the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington on Saturday for women's equality, voting rights and ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, adopted by Congress in 1972.
VP Biden To Attend Star-Spangled Spectacular
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend the Star-Spangled Spectacular in Baltimore. The National Park Service says the vice president is scheduled to attend the event on Saturday.
9/11 Commemoration Begins With Bell Toll
I remember where I was. I was here in the Capitol, attending a leadership meeting that Leader Tom Daschle held every Tuesday in S-219, a room just off of the Senate floor.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Senate Republicans Allow Debate On Equal Pay Bill
Senate Republicans have blocked debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act on all three previous occasions it has been brought to the floor. But they changed their strategy on Wednesday, voting for the first time ever to allow debate on the equal pay legislation.
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Carper Condemns Moratorium on Postal Facility Closures
The sponsor of the Postal Reform Act says Senate actions to delay consolidation will ultimately do harm to the Postal Service and its workers. The United States Senate is back in session this week, and postal reformer Tom Carper wasted no time in blasting his Democratic colleagues for demanding a moratorium on the closing of 82 U.S. Postal Service facilities in 2015.
The Washington Post
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Do you Read In? Sign up today to receive all the political headlines you need every morning in your inbox. -- President Obama will outline his plans to degrade and destroy ISIS in a prime time address tonight , and administration officials say he is ready to authorize airstrikes against the group inside Syria.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
House bill would fund government through mid-December
The U.S. House will vote this week on a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running until Dec. 11. House bill would fund government through mid-December The U.S. House will vote this week on a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running until Dec. 11. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1rVq005 WASHINGTON - The U.S. House will vote this week on a stopgap funding bill to keep the government running until Dec. 11. A vote is expected Thursday, and the bill is expected to pass with bipartisan support before heading to the Senate, where a vote is scheduled for next week. The short-term funding bill will eliminate the threat of a Sept.
The Baltimore Sun
State awarded $10M for Route 175 expansion near Fort Meade
The Maryland Department of Transportation has been awarded $10 million in federal funding to widen a stretch of Route 175 in Anne Arundel County that is contributing to congestion around an expanding Fort Meade . The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery or TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be used to widen the heavily-used corridor between Disney and Reece roads, U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, both Maryland Democrats, announced Tuesday.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Albany Times Union
Celebrity doesn't come with an M.D.
Last August, I walked onstage with over 100 other new medical students, put on my white coat, and took the Oath of Medicine. Since then, my fellow students and I have focused on science to the exclusion of almost everything else.
The Wall Street Journal
House GOP to Include Ebola Aid in Short-Term Spending Bill
House Republicans will include additional funding in their short-term spending bill to help address the outbreak of Ebola in Africa, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers told reporters Monday. Mr. Rogers said he expected the House to vote this week on the stopgap measure to keep the government running beyond the end of the month.
A Pointless Anti-Porn Rider Is Congress' Latest Obsession
Congress was on the verge of another big mess in early March of 2013. After months of posturing and negotiating, a self-inflicted shutdown seemed all too probable, with funding for the federal government expiring in just a few weeks.
Grimes heading to D.C. to raise cash
Alison Lundergan Grimes is leaning on Washington, D.C.-area donors to pump cash into her coffers as polls show her falling behind in her race against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. Three liberal Maryland Democrats - Sens. Barbara Mikulski, Ben Cardin and Rep. Chris Van Hollen - will headline a Tuesday evening fundraiser for Grimes in Potomac, Md., where attendees are asked to pony up as much as $2,600 each to attend.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
National View: Against the wind
Shortly before Congress left for its long summer vacation, Sen. Barbara Mikulski tried to block a 150-megawatt wind farm. The Maryland Democrat's move would delay Pioneer Green Energy's construction of the project in her own state until an independent study from MIT concerning the effects of wind turbines on naval radar testing at the Patuxent River Naval Base is completed.