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5 hrs ago | Detroit News

Restoring freedom to FOIA

Over time, federal agencies have flipped the Freedom of Information Act on its head. Congress clearly intended the FOIA to be a tool for the public to pry information out of federal agencies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Opinion

6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Drug return program expands coverage to opioid pills

The local prescription drug return program will now cover the disposal of prescription opioid painkillers which are increasingly being linked to thousands of drug-related deaths, the Attorney General announced Monday, according to USA Today. The program expansion now authorizes hospitals, pharmacies and similar prescribers to accept unused or excess opioids.

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Related Topix: Drug Enforcement Administration, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Republican

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Gail Collins / A man with a plan

It's a tough time to be a concerned citizen. The truth of the matter is, the job has always been messy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Representative Michele Bachmann, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Opinion

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Hill

Perry deserved indictment

Few sitting governors get indicted, so the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry - a 2016 presidential hopeful - naturally has been the subject of discussion and controversy. As you'd expect, Perry and his supporters immediately branded the charges as political.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, Travis County, TX

Off the Kuff

Davis' internal poll

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis is trailing Republican opponent Greg Abbott by single digits for the first time this year in her campaign's internal polling, according to a copy of it obtained by the Chronicle. The Davis campaign's latest survey, which was conducted last week, shows her taking 38 percent of the vote to Abbott's 46 percent.

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

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Seattle Times

President Obama is the man with a plan for Islamic State

It's a tough time to be a concerned citizen. The truth of the matter is, the job has always been messy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Opinion

The Washington Post

Why Mitch McConnell cares about the Nevada Lt. Gov.a s race

Sens. John Barrasso , John Coryn and Mitch McConnell will show up at a fundraiser for a down-ballot candidate in Nevada. Their real target: Harry Reid.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Senator John Barrasso

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Politico

The biggest losers of the primary season

Primary season is finally over, and we've heard plenty about the big-name winners: The incumbent senators who went undefeated for the first time since 2008 and the GOP establishment that finally tamed its tea party problem. One governor and four House incumbents went down, including Rep. John Tierney on Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Tierney, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Eric Cantor, Republican, Representative Steve Stockman, Ralph Hall, Representative Kerry Bentivolio, US Senate

Switched

Drinking & Talking Wonders Whether The 2014 Primaries Did The GOP Any Good

On Tuesday night, America closed the chapter on the 2014 Republican primary season. And boy, what a season it was.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Steve Stockman, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Eric Cantor, Dave, Comedy Movies, Representative Justin Amash, 2012 Presidential Election

El Paso Times

Rep. Beto O'Rourke wants Congress to vote on use of U.S. military against ISIS

President Barack Obama should ask Congress for authorization to continue and or expand the use of military forces against the Islamic State , Rep. Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday. Obama plans to lay out his strategy against the Islamic State during a televised address tonight, and Congressional leaders have said that he should go to Congress before sending more military staff and resources to fight the brutal terrorist network.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Beto O'Rourke, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, Terrorism, US Senate, Republican, Fort Bliss, TX

Tue Sep 09, 2014

National Journal

Chamber-Backed Republicans Win, But Are They Now Afraid to Govern?

The 2014 primaries are over and the GOP establishment won big. But conservative absolutists think they're winning from the inside.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Ralph Hall, US Senate, Tom Cole, Eric Cantor, John Boehner

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Obama to deliver prime-time address on militants

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, says it's time for President Barack Obama to "exercise some leadership in launching a response" to the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, as he faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, following a GOP caucus meeting.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, Senator John Barrasso, John Thune

Washington Examiner

Ted Cruz loses, Mitt Romney wins in Senate primaries

Sen. Ted Cruz wasn't on any ballot this year, but he might be the biggest loser of this year's primaries. The conservative firebrand from Texas and potential presidential contender took an unusually confrontational tack when he vowed not to endorse incumbent Republican senators in their primary elections this year.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Mitt Romney, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Politico

The GOP's Democrat on the border

The House Democrat from the border city of Laredo, Texas, sounds more like a Republican in his relentless criticism of President Barack Obama's handling of the border crisis. He joined forces with a top Senate Republican on legislation that would make it easier to deport child migrants.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Texas Government, Texas, Laredo, TX

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort the party hopes will make a populist appeal to voters. The measure would allow Congress and the states to limit the money raised and spent in election campaigns, curbs that have been weakened by Supreme Court decisions in recent years.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US House of Representatives

Texas Tribune

Analysis: In Same Party, Not Always on Same Page

Gov. Rick Perry is shown with New Hampshire voters at the Defend Freedom Pork Roast in Rochester on Aug. 23, 2014. Texas Republicans seem preoccupied with purity these days, overrun with people who want to eradicate real and imagined apostates within the party.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Senator Ted Cruz

Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Countywide

Sen. Cornyn to speak at CofC banquet Sept. 26

This year's Bee County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet should be a monumental event. For the first time ever, the chamber's guest speaker will be a United States senator.

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

WFAA-TV Dallas

Inside Texas Politics

Inside Texas Politics Sen. John Cornyn discusses his outreach to Hispanics and other minority communities as he runs for a third term. Check out this story on WFAA.com: http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/politics/2014/09/07/inside-texas-politics-itp-cornyn-whitely-kennedy-ramsey/15240749/ Inside Texas Politics host Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy talk with U.S. Sen John Cornyn .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Texas Government, Texas, Houston, TX, Rick Perry, US Governors

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Cornyn talks shaping modern Texas workforce

5, 2014 in Tyler, Texas. The Innovation Academy is a charter school that was established in 2012 that is funded in part by the Ingenuity Center at the University of Texas at Tyler.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Texas, Tyler, TX, University of Texas at Tyler, Smith County, TX

KYTX-TV News

Sen. Cornyn visits UT Tyler & Kilgore College

If you're like most Americans, you probably can't get enough football. Thursday night's NFL season opener is a reminder that football season is back in full force.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, University of Texas at Tyler

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