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2 hrs ago | The Weekly Standard

Jeremiah Denton, 1924-2014

Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. had three careers in the course of his 89 years. He was a Navy pilot.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Texas

7 hrs ago | Free Republic

Cruz, Sessions sound alarm on Obama’s plan to expand amnesty program

Sens. Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions vowed Thursday afternoon to fight President Barack Obama's reported plans to expand amnesty for up to six million more illegal residents by the end of the summer.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, John Boehner, US House of Representatives

11 hrs ago | The Oregonian

Wehby, Merkley each attracting major PAC contributions, latest disclosure reports show

The latest campaign finance disclosure reports showed that Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Republican challenger Monica Wehby each raised more than $225,000 from political action committees in May and June.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, John McCain, Republican, Mitt Romney, Senator Mark Warner

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Free Republic

Republican senator slams EPA chief: 'You don't run this country'

Senate Republicans on Wednesday accused Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy of trying to run America by proposing new rules to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, US Politics, Senator John Barrasso, US Senate, Republican, Environment, Science

Switched

John Walsh Says He Was Being Treated For PTSD While Writing Reportedly Plagiarized Thesis

U.S. Sen. John Walsh of Montana says he was on medication and being treated for post-traumatic stress disorder when he used unattributed work of scholars in his master's thesis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, 2012 Presidential Election, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Republican, Capitol Hill (Denver, CO)

Breitbart.com

Jeff Sessions: Boehner Group's Border Plan an 'Institutional...

Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions , an immigration hawk, shredded House Speaker John Boehner's working group border crisis recommendations in a Wednesday afternoon statement, calling Boehner's plan an "institutional surrender to the planned illegality" of President Barack Obama.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illegal Immigration, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger

Breitbart.com

Missing Word from Boehner Group's Proposal: 'Obama'

The top line recommendations of Speaker John Boehner's border crisis working group recommendations do not address President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has been widely cited as a key reason the illegal alien children are coming to the U.S. by the tens of thousands, ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, US Senate

Roll Call

NRC Nominees Heading for Trouble?

There are "already signs that the path to Senate confirmation won't be a cakewalk" for the two men nominated by President Barack Obama to fill seats on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, reports CQ Roll Call's Geof Koss.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Nuclear Energy, US Senate, Republican

Korea Herald

U.S. to spend $5.8b on missile defense f...

The United States plans to spend about $5.8 billion over the next five years on a missile defense program designed to intercept incoming warheads from countries like North Korea, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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Related Topix: Strategic Defense Initiative, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Alabama Live

'No Labels' will keep Alabama representatives accountable: reader opinion

In this age of broken government and extreme partisanship, there are a group of "Problem Solvers" in Congress, who have committed to "Make Government Work" simply by refusing gridlock and agreeing to meet together to find common ground and work through issues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Richard Shelby, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Alabama, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Daily Kos

Perry 'militarizing our border' in response to migrant children

What to do about unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S. border continues to be a fight in the U.S. Senate and in Texas.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Joaquin Castro, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Texas Government, Texas, US Senate, Republican, Illegal Immigration, Rick Perry, US Governors

Lamar Daily News

It's not a crisis, it's a national emergency

"Dear Colleagues," Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., wrote to his fellow senators, "I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform, Illegal Immigration, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Politico

Mikulski: Senate moving on border funding

A top Senate Democrat said Monday that her chamber is likely to move President Barack Obama's emergency funding request for the crisis on the border later this week or early next week.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Harry Reid, Republican, Richard Shelby

Breitbart.com

Sessions to Congress: Stop Executive Amnesty or be 'Complicit' in 'Border Nullification'

Sen. Jeff Sessions , the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and a key immigration hawk, took to the Senate floor on Monday afternoon to attack the efforts by President Barack Obama to grant amnesty via executive order to millions of illegal aliens.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Senator Ted Cruz

Sunherald.com

CBO: $25M of $3.7B border ask to be spent in 2014

30, a new study released Monday says. The Congressional Budget Office analysis assumes Obama's request for handling the border crisis won't be enacted until mid- to late-September.

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

Free Republic

Laying to Rest an American Hero in Arlington National Cemetery: Rear Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr.

Tomorrow morning, July 22, 2014, Rear Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr. will be laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

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Related Topix: Arlington, VA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Sam Johnson, US House of Representatives, Prison, State of the Union, US Military, US Navy

Switched

Major Spending On Elections Met With Total Apathy By Voters

More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative James Lankford, Republican, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran, US Senate, 2012 Presidential Election, Washington, DC

Free Republic

Jeff Sessions criticizes Bill Gates's call for STEM worker visas amid Microsoft layoffs

Sen. Jeff Sessions criticized Microsoft founder Bill Gates for calling on Congress to increase STEM worker visas while the company plans to cut 18,000 jobs next year.

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Related Topix: Bill Gates, Microsoft, US Politics, Startups, US News, US Senate, Republican, Immigration Reform

Sun Jul 20, 2014

TechCrunch

Political Leaders Rebuke Microsoft's Mass Layoffs

Microsoft's record layoffs have picked up negative attention from governmental authorities and leaders, even as the cuts have been largely welcomed by investors and the broader market.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Space Politics

Senators debate RD-180 replacement, EELV competition

A hearing several days ago held jointly by subcommittees of the Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee on space access issues covered two of the key issues facing that topic in recent months: developing a domestic replacement for the RD-180 and competition for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle missions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Bill Nelson

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