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10 hrs ago | Daily Kos

NE-Gov: Sen. Jon Tester

Received this e-mail today from Senator Jon Tester in support of Chuck Hassebrook's gubernatorial campaign: When you grow up in a rural state like Montana, you get a feel for the challenges our communities face.

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

13 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Army War College begins probe on Walsh's alleged plagiarism

Senator John Walsh of Montana was put under scrutiny Thursday by the United States Army War College, which claimed there was evidence that he plagiarized passages for a graduate paper in 2007.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Yahoo!

Sen. Walsh responds to plagiarism scandal

A doctor prescribed Montana Democratic Sen. John Walsh medication for symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder after he returned from an Army deployment in Iraq, but he was not formally diagnosed with PTSD, the senator confirmed to Yahoo News following revelations this week that he had plagiarized a paper to receive his masters degree at the Army ... (more)

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

The Washington Post

4 senators worry about NSA surveillance of Americans

Four Democratic senators have sent a letter to the director of national intelligence expressing concerns about the scope of the collection of Americans' e-mails and phone calls under a National Security Agency program that targets foreigners overseas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, James R. Clapper

Government Executive

Hiring Reform Bill Gains Momentum on Capitol Hill

A bipartisan pair of House members has introduced a bill to improve federal hiring by allowing agencies to share information on job applicants, joining several senators pushing the same reforms.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich, Senator Rob Portman, Republican

Cleveland.com

Congress should act now to extricate Veterans Affairs from its health care quagmire: editorial

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, joined by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., left, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 24, 2014, about the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, Congress, OH, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Bernard Sanders, Sherrod Brown, Opinion

Thu Jul 24, 2014

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

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

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