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9 hrs ago | The Hill

Greens' ad hits Michigan's Land on Koch ties

The League of Conservation Voters launched an advertising campaign Friday aimed at painting Michigan Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land as an extension of the billionaire oil baron Koch brothers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Michigan, Michigan Government, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

15 hrs ago | National Journal

The Senate's Scattershot Approach to Ferguson

Lawmakers are pursuing a subcommittee hearing, a bill, and review of a Defense program, but nothing is expected to pass when senators return in September.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Roll Call

McCaskill to Hold Police Militarization Hearings

McCaskill will hold hearings on the militarization of local police in wake of Ferguson events.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat

Bloomberg

High-Speed Traders Enlist Chilton to Improve Image in Washington

Former U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission member Bart Chilton, an outspoken critic of some high-speed trading practices while at the agency, has been enlisted in a Washington-based effort to improve the image of an industry beset by regulatory and legislative scrutiny.

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Related Topix: Corporate / Securities Law, Law, Banking, Bank of America, Financial Services, Books, Flash Boys, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Daily Caller

Rep. Hensarling Demands Info On SEC Media Leaks

JUNE 24: Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, leaves the Capitol Hill Club following the House Republican Conference meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, US Senate, Democrat, Conservative Political News

Fox News

Iowa GOP Senate candidate takes on military sexual assaults, armed with personal story

As a combat veteran who served in the Iraq war, Iowa Republican candidate Joni Ernst knows first-hand how difficult it is to fight a war on two fronts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Lindsey Graham

TheDailyBeast.com

SWAT Lobby Takes a Shot at Congress

Congressional lawmakers aren't so hot on the idea of military equipment going to local cops anymore, and that makes national police organizations nervous.

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Related Topix: US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Democrat

The Miami Herald

Peters campaigning with Stabenow for 3rd day

The Democrats plan to stop at a downrigger fishing production plant in Interlochen, a water resources institute in Muskegon and a Lansing-area farm on Peters' "Great Lakes Jobs" tour.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Michigan, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Times Herald

Detroit-area residents frustrated by debris

Berkley DPS workers Tom Benaglio, left, and Rod Halas help collect piles of water-damaged belongings on Tuesday in Berkley.

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Related Topix: Detroit, MI, Berkley, MI, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Debbie Stabenow

WJRT

Levin, Stabenow: US giving $750,000 for flood aid

Michigan U.S. Sens. Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow say the U.S. Department of Transportation is giving Michigan $750,000 in disaster aid to help pay for repairs and reconstruction of roads damaged in the severe flooding that hit the southeastern corner of the state.

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

Politico

Reid backs military gear to local police

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he supports keeping the flow of military surplus equipment to local police departments - though he backs increasing oversight on how it is used.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Ferguson, MO, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Politico

DOD defends gear transfers to police

The Defense Department on Tuesday strongly defended its program to transfer "excess" military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, anxious about national scrutiny of the way St. Louis-area police have handled violence there following the shooting of Michael Brown.

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

WOODTV.com

U.S. Rep. Gary Peters

When Democratic U.S. Sen. Carl Levin announced last year that he would not seek reelection, it opened up a seat he has held since the late 1970s.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iraq, World News, Middle East

Crain's Detroit Business

Bay County's MBS airport to update master plan, layout

The MBS International Airport near Saginaw has received more than $660,000 in federal funding to update its master plan and layout plan.

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Related Topix: Bay County, MI, Saginaw, MI, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Debbie Stabenow, Democrat, Midland, MI

Daily Globe

Levin: Afghanistan effort not a failure

As Carl Levin prepares to leave office after spending the past 36 years as a U.S. senator, he wants Americans to know the effort in Afghanistan has not been a failure.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Gogebic County, MI, Jack Reed, Claire McCaskill

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Daily Kos

Abbreviated pundit round-up: A teachable moment from Ferguson? Ending Pentagon slush fund

The name of the officer has been released , alongside allegations that Brown was involved in a robbery.

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Related Topix: Prison, Train Disaster, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Christian Science Monitor

Ferguson: In calling the National Guard, emphasis is on 'limited' role

Police meet for a late afternoon roll call and briefing prior to the National Guard's arrival in Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military, Ferguson, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Mediaite.com

Fun Fact: Ferguson's Congressman Voted Against Bill to Demilitarize Police

A long, long time ago - June 19th, 2014, to be exact - Rep. Alan Grayson proposed an amendment to a Department of Defense appropriations bill that would stop the Pentagon from giving high-grade military weapons to local and state police forces.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Lacy Clay, US Senate

Politico

Levin reflects on PSI career - Obama's anti-inversion push explained - Perry saga meets taxland

FRESH OUT THIS A.M.: LEVIN REFLECTS. Tax Analysts sat down with Congress's meanest tax cheat bulldog, retiring Michigan Democrat Carl Levin, who later this year will leave the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations' gavel up for grabs.

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

The Kingman Daily Miner

Are police departments too militarized?

Police Chief Robert DeVries said the armored military vehicle it acquired from the Department of Defense in April would be used to protect officers and civilians - and not as a blunt instrument.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, US House of Representatives, Representative Hank Johnson

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