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Yesterday | Free Republic

Smartphone Kill Switch Could Become Federal Law

A week after California State Senator Mark Leno proposed a bill requiring a kill switch for smartphones sold in the state, federal lawmakers have put forward a similar bill.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Representative Mazie Hirono, US House of Representatives

Tuesday | WMDT

No To Fracking: Group Set To Deliver 22,000 Petitions to MD Senators

Thousands of petitions are set to land on the desks of two Maryland U.S. Senators asking them to say no to fracking.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Benjamin Cardin, Democrat, US News, Senator Ben Cardin

Tuesday | The Baltimore Sun

The Rabbit of old-school politics, unions

News of the recent death of Robert "Rabbit" Pomerlane took me back to my first contact with what might be described as Baltimore's - even more specifically, Southeast Baltimore's - rough-and-tumble political world: guys with tickets to testimonials, guys with Election Day walk-around money, schmoozers and hustlers, retired boxers and bookies, a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, Highlandtown (Baltimore, MD), Dundalk, MD, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Citizens' Voice

County council to vote on variety of items tonight

Luzerne County Council will meet tonight to vote on issues ranging from encouraging bike paths to advocating for funding for a program that helps cover costs for jailed illegal immigrants.

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Related Topix: Luzerne County, PA, Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Frank Wolf

Sat Apr 19, 2014

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, Barbara Boxer, Democrat

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Huffington Post

Why Equal Pay Is Worth Fighting For

When I started teaching elementary school after college, the public school district didn't hide the fact that it had two pay scales: one for men and one for women.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Social Security, Personal Finance, Democrat

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Credit.com

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Why Equal Pay Is Worth Fighting For

When I started teaching elementary school after college, the public school district didn't hide the fact that it had two pay scales: one for men and one for women.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Education Etc., Social Security, Personal Finance, Democrat

US News & World Report

Companies to Add Phone Kill Switch After July 2015

Four Democratic senators have introduced a bill to require wireless companies to install a "kill switch" feature on phones allowing users to erase and shut down stolen devices.

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

Tue Apr 15, 2014

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 Boxer, Liberal Political News

The Baltimore Sun

State receives $15 million for ongoing BWI Airport runway upgrades

Another $15 million in federal funding has been awarded to the state for ongoing upgrades to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's runways, legislators announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Senator Ben Cardin, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Mon Apr 14, 2014

State Press

Women lose at the paycheck fairness awareness awards

On April 9 , Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act for a third time.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Lynn Jenkins, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Democrat

The Huffington Post

Social Security Administration Halts Effort To Collect Old Debts

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, California

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Five questions for equal pay advocate Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Thompson Eisenberg is an associate professor of law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Barack Obama, Business News

The Heritage Foundation

America's Crisis Isn't About Women's Wages. It's About Men's Wages.

The Equal Pay Act, sponsored by Senator Barbara Mikulski , is a laughably bad idea - almost a parody of liberal interventionism in the market.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, African-American

MLive.com

Susan J. Demas: Debbie Stabenow shows how women get things done in Congress

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow with President Obama in Michigan before he signed the farm bill, one of Congress' signature accomplishments this term.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat, Michigan, Patty Murray, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Seattle Gay News

Senator Patty Murray blasts Republicans for blocking equal pay bill

According to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, women earn only 77 cents for every dollar earned by men.

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

Fri Apr 11, 2014

News Max

Senate Rejects Paycheck Fairness Act

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., is so mad one might almost term her bossy. According to reporter Barbara Boland, "[Mikulski] wants us to know she's mad - angry, outraged, even - that her Senate colleagues didn't pass her Paycheck Fairness Act today."

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

Daily Mail

Refund? What refund? Federal government seizes $424 million from...

Has the NSA has been using the Heartbleed web bug for TWO YEARS to spy on people? Claims exploit was a 'basic part' of agency's arsenal U.S. Treasury has grabbed $75 million this year from Americans whose debts are more than 10 years old, thanks to a single line in the farm bill Many of the debts trace back to the deceased parents of the people who ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Social Security, Personal Finance

CNN

Inside Politics: For Democrats, intensity is paramount

The vote was 53-44, and Sen. Barbara Mikulski was on the losing side: Democrats did not have enough votes to advance Senate legislation designed to guarantee women equal pay.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

Read Metroa s formal response to critical FTA report

Metro officials on Thursday issued their formal written response to a draft federal report that raised troubling questions about the authority's handling of billions in federal grant funds.

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

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