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19 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Democrats stand by senator accused of plagiarism in academic paper

Sen. John Walsh and his son Michael leave the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US National Guard, US Military, Senator Michael Bennet, United States Army War College

23 hrs ago | Washington Times

Veterans Affairs reform bill collapses

Negotiations on the VA reform bill imploded Thursday morning as House negotiators planned to introduce their own bill rather than work with senators in a conference committee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Hot Air

Uh oh: Democratic senator from Montana accused of plagiarism in Army...

Uh oh: Democratic senator from Montana accused of plagiarism in Army War College assignment; Update: I had PTSD, says Walsh The bad news: He's likely done as a senator.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus

Roll Call

Montana Senate: A Real Race or Simply Manufactured Buzz?

Almost simultaneously, two different memos appeared from Democratic pollsters insisting the Montana Senate race has closed and the outcome of the contest is very much in doubt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Conrad Burns, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Eric Cantor

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Jacksonville Daily News

VA asks Congress not to open private sector floodgates

The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care waittime 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: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Patty Murray

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, Bernard Sanders, Patty Murray, Democrat

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the Northern Plains that would encompass an area larger than West Virginia.

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Related Topix: US Military, Ellsworth Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat

KTVN Reno

Decision coming on bomber training area expansion

Albuquerque police say three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men, fatally beating them and leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Military, Ellsworth Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KFBB

Tester in Helena This Morning to Listen to Veterans

Early in Helena this morning Senator Jon Tester held an open forum with veterans of Helena to discuss their experiences with the VA healthcare system as well as the benefit package.

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

The News Tribune

VA asks hill not to open 'floodgates' to private care

The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly solve 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: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Patty Murray, Bernard Sanders

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KFBB

Daines wealthiest Montana Congressman

Financial disclosure forms show Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Daines is the wealthiest Montanan in Congress with personal assets worth between $8.9 million and $32.7 million.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Montana, Montana Government

The Common Ills

Iraq snapshot

Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Chaos and violence continue, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee holds a hearing, we note the House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing again, new calls for Nouri al-Maliki to step aside, and much more.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Chaos, Electronic, Medicine, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Patty Murray

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Hot Air

Acting VA Head: We need $17 billion to stop mistreating veterans

In which the agency that's been giving millions in bonuses to people for causing and lying about the untimely deaths of veterans asks for the GDPs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Anguilla, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Equatorial Guinea combined from taxpayers to stop doing that.

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Related Topix: World News, Congo, Africa, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Mike Johanns

Boston.com

The way to alter the Constitution is by amendment, not interpretation

The Senate Judiciary Committee last week approved a resolution to amend the Constitution by empowering Congress to regulate the amount of money that could be raised or spent in federal election campaigns, and granting state governments the same authority in state elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Opinion

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Dallas Morning News

Yellen plans to continue stimulus

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen told Congress on Tuesday that the financial markets remained in reasonable health despite signs of bubbles in some areas, including the stocks of social media and technology companies.

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

Mon Jul 14, 2014

KFBB

Women's Groups Rally Against Decision

Last week, Montana Senators Jon Tester and John Walsh put forward legislation to overturn the court's decision on Hobby Lobby which would allow women free access to private medical care.

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

HeraldNet

Montana Rep. Daines seeks changes to bomber-training area

A Montana congressman said Monday that he wants the U.S. Air Force to scale back a proposal that would expand a bomber training site over parts of four states.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, US Military, Ellsworth Air Force Base, US Air Force, Minot Air Force Base

Roll Call

Amid Spending Bill Deadlock, House Appropriator Seeks Senate Seat

Congressional appropriators are struggling with the fiscal 2015 spending bills, and both the House and Senate versions of the Labor-HHS-Education bill have not yet to emerged from the committee level.

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Related Topix: Representative Denny Rehberg, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Saxby Chambliss, Democrat

Thu Jul 10, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Congress grapples with Obama border plan

As top Obama Administration officials presented their arguments for a $3.7 billion plan to deal with a surge of kids coming over the border into the United States, there was evidence both of tough sledding ahead for the White House and maybe also the seeds of a deal to approve such an emergency plan.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Family, Kids, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, Senator Tom Udall

Wed Jul 09, 2014

USA Today

GAO: Ex-Im Bank supports 26% of Boeing plane deliveries

The Export-Import Bank, whose future is being debated in Congress this year, financed one-fourth of Boeing's wide-body planes during the last five years, according to a federal report Wednesday.

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

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