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Blinded by Israel, Visionless in Gaza

Jeffrey St. Clair on Hillary Clinton's miraculous rags-to-riches method of financial success; LA CONFIDENTIAL: Lee Ballinger on race, violence and inequality in Los Angeles; PAPER DRAGON: Peter Lee on China's military; THE BATTLE OVER PAT TILLMAN: David Hoelscher provides a 10 year retrospective on the changing legacy of Pat Tillman; MY BROTHER AND ... (more)

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Bernie Sanders

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Roll Call

In Reversal, Reid Optimistic on VA Bill

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Congress would fail to pass a bill to fix the VA health care system, but the Nevada Democrat reversed course Tuesday, saying he "hoped" a bill would be completed before the August recess.

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

WKYC-TV Cleveland

Senators warn VA nominee of host of problems that awaitSenators warn...

Senators considering the nomination of former corporate executive Robert McDonald to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday had little to say about him, but plenty to say about the failings of the bureaucracy he would be expected to fix.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, Patty Murray

WFAA-TV Dallas

Democrats to unveil $2.7B bill on alien children

Senate Democrats on Tuesday circulated legislation to significantly cut President Barack Obama's request for emergency funding to deal with an influx of Central American children streaming across the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

USA Today

VA budget request snags veterans health bill

WASHINGTON After meeting last week, lawmakers are hopeful they will send a bill allowing veterans to seek private care to the president's desk before August recess begins, aides close to the negotiations say.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

USA Today

Iowans start effort to draft Bernie Sanders for 2016

A small group of progressive activists will meet Tuesday to form a "Draft Bernie Sanders for President" steering committee in Johnson County, Iowa to persuade the Vermont Senator to run as a Democrat in the Iowans start effort to draft Bernie Sanders for 2016 A small group of progressive activists will meet Tuesday to form a "Draft Bernie Sanders ... (more)

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bernie Sanders, Johnson County, IA, Hillary Clinton

Media Matters for America

Senator Bernie Sanders: Increased Climate Coverage "A Step In The Right Direction"

After calling for major network news outlets to air more reporting about climate change, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders praised the finding that Sunday morning news shows dramatically increased their coverage of the climate crisis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bernie Sanders, January, Liberal Political News

The Hill

This election is still about ideology

As Presdent Obama's approval ratings decline and an election is nearing, Democratic candidates are scrambling to distance themselves from the president and to find their own message.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Ohio, Immigration Reform, North Korea, World News, Asia

The Hill

Report: Sunday shows give climate change more air time

Sunday shows have given climate change issues more air time in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined, according to a new analysis.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, US News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Slate Magazine

Adventures in Warrenland

Every time she's asked, Sen. Elizabeth Warren gives the same frustrated answer. No. Nope.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards

Politico

Progress on VA reform deal

Members of a committee tasked with reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs have moved slightly closer toward closing a deal, even as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted the committee's failure.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Hospitals Aren't Getting Safer, Experts Tell Congress

Are patients in U.S. hospitals safer than they were 15 years ago, when the Institute of Medicine estimated that preventable events were responsible for up to 98,000 deaths a year? "The unfortunate answer is no," Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, told a U.S. Senate subcommittee last week.

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Forbes.com

Why Are People Waiting So Long For Medical Care?

About 636,000 veterans across the country have VA medical appointments that are at least a month past when they wanted to be seen, and 40,000 have been waiting for four months to see a doctor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bernie Sanders

Politico

Biden urges Hill on VA: 'Get it done'

Vice President Joe Biden on Monday said the Obama administration would continue to press Congress on approving Veterans Affairs secretary nominee Robert McDonald and passing legislation to address problems at the VA.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Life, Veteran Affairs, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, Barack Obama, US Senate

Media Matters for America

Sunday Shows Cover Climate Change As Much In First Half Of 2014 As In Last Four Years Combined

A Media Matters analysis finds that the Sunday shows covered climate change more in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined, following a push from nine U.S. Senators for increased coverage.

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Related Topix: Weather, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bernie Sanders

The Jersey Journal

Military Update: VA asks lawmakers not to open 'floodgates' to private care

In this May 15, 2014, file photo, Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a committee hearing to examine the state of Veterans Affairs health care.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Life, US News, US Senate, Veteran Affairs, Patty Murray, Democrat, Jon Tester

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Slate Magazine

Don't Feel Sorry for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Most paranoid, grandiose, relentless conspiracy theorists can't call a meeting with a U.S. senator.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bernie Sanders

The Washington Post

For Clinton, a large group of potential challengers

With every passing week, one thing becomes ever clearer: Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2016.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Marist College, Senator Bernie Sanders

New York Daily News

When health care kills

The U.S. Senate hearing on health care had an unsettling title: "More than 1,000 preventable deaths a day is too many: The need to improve patient safety."

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, US Politics, US Senate, New York, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Military Update: VA asks Hill not to open 'floodgates' to private care

The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly resolve a health-care wait-time crisis for tens of thousands of veterans by granting access to private-sector care appears to have run hard aground.

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Related Topix: Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Patty Murray

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