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19 hrs ago | Politico

McConnell, Cruz differ on lame-duck activity

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is breaking with conservative Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee over the legislative prospects for the post-election lame duck congressional session. While Cruz and Lee have been raising alarm surrounding any significant legislation moving through Congress during the lame duck, McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that he had little fear that controversial legislation would be jammed through by senators and representatives that just lost their seats.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Senator Mike Lee, Democrat

23 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Emergency declared in Nevada areas hit by flooding

With forecasts warning of new storms, Clark County lawmakers declared a state of emergency Tuesday for areas hit hardest by flash flooding last week, and learned they'll receive $1.5 million in federal funds to help repair Interstate 15 northeast of Las Vegas. County commissioners in Las Vegas unanimously approved the emergency declaration hours after U.S. Sen. Harry Reid announced federal help toward some $5 million in repairs to a washed-out stretch of I-15 near Moapa.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Nevada, Clark County, NV, Weather, Las Vegas, NV, Moapa, NV

Yesterday | The Washington Post

Chief of D.C. Superior Court tells Harry Reid of 'adverse impact' due to judge shortage

The chief judge of D.C. Superior Court sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid warning of the "adverse impact" of judicial vacancies on the D.C. bench, specifically in the division that handles cases involving youths. In the Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Washington DC, The Washington Post Company

Yesterday | Roll Call

At Final Stakeout Before Election, Senate Leaders Bullish on Chances

At what's expected to be their final appearances before the cameras in the Ohio clock corridor before the midterm elections in November, the two political strategists leading the Senate offered predictably upbeat assessments for their respective parties' chances. "If the election were today, we would be just fine.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Ohio, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Nuclear Energy

Yesterday | CBS Atlanta

Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom. A Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago has pleaded not guilty in a New Jersey courtroom.

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

Yesterday | KAUZ

Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said... Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

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

Yesterday | The Miami Herald

Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

As Congress debates terrorism overseas, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is finding time for an issue closer to home. Reid is working to ensure that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even though the government has spent $15 billion on it.

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

Yesterday | IOMA

Efficiency Advocates Press Senate to Split Up Shaheen-Portman Measure

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Fred Upton, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Rob Portman

Yesterday | The Las Vegas Sun

Feds pledge $1.5M for I-15 flood repairs

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid says Clark County will get $1.5 million in federal emergency funds to help pay for repairing flood damage on Interstate 15 northeast of Las Vegas. Reid's announcement came Tuesday, with county lawmakers considering a disaster declaration and road crews continuing a $5 million job to repair a washed-out stretch of I-15 near Moapa.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Clark County, NV, Las Vegas, NV, Moapa, NV, Overton, NV, Logandale, NV

Yesterday | Washington Examiner

Former education secretary Bill Bennett blasts Harry Reid's Koch 'obsession'

Congress is back from its five-week August recess, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , D-Nev., is wasting no time picking up where he left off: Attacking libertarian businessmen Charles and David Koch . Former Education Secretary Bill Bennett, currently a conservative talk radio host, argued in an op-ed published Tuesday by Roll Call that the Senate Majority Leader's constant and increasingly vicious attacks on two wealthy private citizens are likely meant to stir up class envy among U.S. voters ahead of the November midterm elections .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

Yesterday | Roll Call

Reid Sets Lame Duck Schedule

The Senate has set the date for returning for the lame duck session. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is advising senators they will return for the post-election lame duck session the day following Veterans Day.

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

Yesterday | Point of View

Death of Death Panels

President Obama has been very selective on which parts of Obamacare he wants and doesn't want to implement, and when. President Obama has been very selective on which parts of Obamacare he wants and doesn't want to implement, and when.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Medicaid

Yesterday | US News & World Report

It's Still the Economy

The news media have been focusing heavily on foreign policy during the past month, with extensive coverage of the crises in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, Ukraine and Afghanistan. But the U.S. economy will be the top issue on the minds of voters in the midterm elections Nov. 4, pollsters say.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, George Washington University, US Senate, Democrat

Yesterday | Sys-Con Media

U.S. House of Representatives Unanimously Passes Lyon County Bill

That bill includes the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act . With passage of the Lyon County Bill, permitting the much larger Stage 2-70,000 tons per day open pit mine can be finalized in early 2015 at the Company's 100% owned Pumpkin Hollow copper project.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Steven Horsford, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Mark Amodei, Yerington, NV

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Washington Times

The third-party candidate conundrum

Republicans, political strategists and pundits are beginning to notice that in almost every close Senate race in the country, there are one or more third-party or independent candidates on the ballot who could conceivably decide which major candidate will prevail in November and, consequently, whether Harry Reid 's Democrats will control the Senate for the next two years. In most races, they won't make much difference, but in some, the votes they siphon away from a major candidate could prove crucial.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Tea Party, Republican, Pat Roberts

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Netanyahu Calls to Raise Defense Budget by 'Many Billions'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday held a traditional toast ahead of the Jewish New Year for employees of his office, in which he called for a "significant increase" in the defense budget following Operation Protective Edge. "Any responsible leader, in the face of the increasing threats around us, would demand and make possible a significant increase in the defense budget given the reality and the growing security challenges around us and this is what we will do, a significant increase of many billions," stated Netanyahu.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Rosh Hashana, Terrorism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Breitbart.com

Poll: Battleground States Want Illegal Juveniles Deported

A strong plurality--and a near majority--of Americans in battleground states support deporting the illegal immigrant juveniles who have flooded across the border from Central America. In a poll conducted by Politico, an outlet that has given favorable treatment to pro-amnesty groups, 49 percent of voters in battleground states want illegal immigrant juveniles deported, while 29 percent want them to remain in the country "after the appropriate judicial hearings."

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Related Topix: US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, Democrat

Switched

Alison Lundergan Grimes Goes Skeet-Shooting To Prove She's 'Not Barack Obama'

U.S. Senate candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes goes skeet-shooting in her campaign's latest television ad in an attempt to make it clear that she's "not Barack Obama." The ad, released Monday, has Grimes firing critiques toward her opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell , as she shoots clay pigeons.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, Democrat

Switched

Obama Civil Rights Nominee Debo Adegbile Withdraws Nomination

Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama's beleaguered nominee to lead to the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, has withdrawn his nomination and returned to private practice. The Senate blocked Adegbile's confirmation in March, not because of his credentials but because he was once an attorney for controversial death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted 30 years ago of murdering a Philadelphia police officer.

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

Navy Times

Three ways House york on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama. The clock is ticking on whether the House will approve a massive government-wide funding bill to avert a federal shutdown at 12 a.m. EDT on Oct. 1. The lower chamber is dead set on leaving town to hit the midterm campaign trail for seven weeks, meaning it would have to pass a continuing resolution by next Friday evening.

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

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