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18 min ago | TIME.com

This Election Season, Revenge of the Thirds

For most of the modern era, third-party candidates have acted like the crazy uncles of American politics: fun to watch but rarely relevant.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics

4 hrs ago | Mother Jones

Leaked Memo: Top Tea Party Group Says Mitch McConnell Only Opposed...

FreedomWorks' president writes that the GOP senator's "uwillingness to lead" forced his group to "shut down every phone line in the Leader's offices."

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

7 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

Why Democrats are campaigning on your student loan debt

There's a trillion-dollar problem facing 37 million Americans - and Democrats are trying to leverage it at the ballot box.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Steve Israel, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Bluegrass Poll: Voters focused on economy, say McConnell and Grimes have obligation to debate

More than half of Kentucky voters say creating jobs and improving the economy is the top issue facing the United States, and two-thirds of voters say Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates have an obligation to debate each other.

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

Brandon Sun

Obama to sign executive order cracking down on labour violations by federal contractors

President Barack Obama is preparing to sign an executive order cracking down on labour violations by companies that contract with the federal government, the White House said Wednesday.

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

Sunherald.com

Obama order to expand labor rights for contractors

Obama's order will require companies seeking federal contracts valued at more than $500,000 to make public any labor law violations in the last three years, a step the Obama administration hopes will incentivize companies to resolve labor disputes such as back wage claims.

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

Breitbart.com

GAFFE: McConnell Challenger Says Iron Dome Stopped Gaza Terror Tunnels

Buried in a puffy profile of Allison Grimes, the Kentucky Democrat the media hopes will unseat Mitch McConnell, is the news that Grimes has absolutely no idea what Israel's Iron Dome does.

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

Cato Institute

Dangerously Demagoguing Entitlements

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is financing an Iowa ad saying that GOP nominee Joni Ernst has "proposed privatizing Social Security [and] gambling our savings in the stock market."

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Medicare, Health, Opinion

Silicon Alley Insider

Harry Reid And Mitch McConnell Finally Found Something They Can Agree On

Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Mitch McConnell have set aside their feud in order to team up against the United Nations.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Republican, Democrat

Boston.com

For Democrats, Impeachment Talk by GOP Is a Bonanza

They are using it to raise money, and claim to have collected $1 million on Monday alone.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Scalise, US Senate, Democrat, Steve Israel

The Washington Post

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A lame fundraising stunt . The speaker of the House: "This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president's own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill.

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Related Topix: US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Prison, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

CNN

First on CNN: New Grimes TV ad hits McConnell on women's issues

The female Democratic candidate who hopes to topple Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is out with a new television ad hitting him where Democrats think he is highly vulnerable - with women voters.

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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

National Journal

Mitch McConnell's Musical Attack on EPA

This week's public hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan have the usual roster of speakers: environmentalists, industry bigwigs, and politicians looking to make stump speeches for or against the rule.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Environment, Science, Life, Veteran Affairs

Lexington Herald-Leader

Bluegrass Poll: Opposition to same-sex marriage in Kentucky down 5 points since February

Half of Kentucky voters oppose gays and lesbians being allowed to marry in Kentucky, but opposition has softened since February when a federal judge began striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to a new Bluegrass Poll.

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Related Topix: Wedding, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Gay/Lesbian, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

CBS News

Bob McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary

Robert McDonald speaks next to Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama during his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on June 30, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The Senate on Tuesday voted 97-0 to confirm Bob McDonald, the former chief executive of Procter & Gamble and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, to serve ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, United States Military Academy, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Harry Reid, Democrat

News Observer

Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

"At times like this, people try to isolate Israel - but we are here to stand with Israel," Boehner said in remarks at the National Press Club.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US Senate

Fox News

Where the GOP stands in the fight for the Senate

This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," July 28, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mark Udall, Senator Kay Hagan, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Representative Cory Gardner

The Star Press

Obama team: Delay in climate rules will hurt economy

The Obama administration released a report early Tuesday saying that a delay in addressing climate change will hurt not only the environment, but the American economy overall.

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

WBKO-TV Bowling Green

Rep. Richards Talks Forty Years of Fancy Farm

It's the one day in Kentucky politics that's known for its heckling, BBQ, yelling and old school stump speeches.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Whitfield says ethics complaint is an attempt to derail anti-soring bill

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Hopkinsville, said Monday that an ethics investigation underway in Washington was prompted by efforts to derail his legislation to fight soring of Tennessee walking horses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ed Whitfield, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Hopkinsville, KY, Marsha Blackburn, Humane Society of the United States, Charitable Organizations, US Senate

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