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3 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Weather

6 hrs ago | WKYC-TV Cleveland

Senators warn VA nominee of host of problems that awaitSenators warn...

Senators considering the nomination of former corporate executive Robert McDonald to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs Tuesday had little to say about him, but plenty to say about the failings of the bureaucracy he would be expected to fix.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Ohio, Bernard Sanders

7 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Senators seek emergency wildfire fighting money

The letter, sent Tuesday, was also signed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon, Tom Udall of New Mexico, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer of California, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Jon Tester and John Walsh of Montana.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Maria Cantwell, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Senator Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Senator Tom Udall

10 hrs ago | Roll Call

VA Secretary Hearing Won't Be 'Sexy'

"I don't think it'll be particularly sexy," says Republican Sen. Richard M. Burr of North Carolina about this afternoon's confirmation hearing on Robert McDonald to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, according to CQ Roll Call's Connor O'Brien.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Procter and Gamble, Household Products, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

14 hrs ago | KATU-TV Portland

Planned Parenthood Exec. Dir.: Women's health care caught in political fight

Senate Democrats are working to make sure women have access to contraceptives no matter what.

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

15 hrs ago | Kenmore Reporter

President Obama to sign Murray-authored workforce bill into law

At a White House ceremony today, President Barack Obama will sign into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act , a bipartisan, bicameral deal to improve the nation's workforce development system, co-authored by Sen. Patty Murray and seven of her colleagues, Republicans and Democrats from the House and Senate.

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

16 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

2 Washington state Congress members lecture tech giants on gender equality

WASHINGTON_Congress is hardly a bastion of diversity. The Senate is 93 percent white.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Suzan DelBene, Maria Cantwell, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, US Senate, Republican, Cathy McMorris

17 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Don't Be Fooled By Rosy Deficit and Debt Talk

In its July budget report to Congress, the White House's Office of Management and Budget praised President Obama for presiding over the "most rapid sustained deficit reduction since World War II."

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

21 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Planned Parenthood endorses: All Democrats

Planned Parenthood Votes is out with an endorsement of 53 candidates for the Washington State Senate and Washington State House of Representatives.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Abortion, Texas Government, Texas

Mon Jul 21, 2014

National Journal

Republicans Prep Short-Term Funding to Keep Government Open Through Election Day

Perhaps it's wishful thinking to have believed otherwise, but it looks like the fiscal 2015 appropriations process is already dead.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Representative Kevin McCarthy, US Senate, Democrat

The News Tribune

Murray, Heck carrying bills to finish remodels of JBLM schools

Two U.S. lawmakers from Washington are pushing bills that would pay for the remodeling of the last of six outdated elementary school at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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

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: Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

KIDK CBS 3

TSA passenger security fee rises

Airline passenger security fees charged by the Transportation Security Administration are increasing because of the congressional budget deal passed in December.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Travel

Deseret News

Propaganda war continues in Hobby Lobby aftermath

The propaganda wars that have ensued following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case show no signs of abating as supporters and critics of the decision lay out their interpretations of what it means.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Theater, Arts, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance

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, Democrat, Jon Tester

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Art Daily

Bible museum planned for United States capital

Members of the audience listen as Sen. Patty Murray speaks during a news conference discussing the "Not My Boss's Business Act" July 15, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Fashion, Designers, BOSS, Law, Healthcare Law, Health, Women's Health, Barack Obama, National Mall, US National Parks

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: Jon Tester, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bernard Sanders

Washington Examiner

Democrats use Hobby Lobby defeat as a rallying cry for November midterms

Democrats are hoping to turn the Obama administration 's defeat in the Supreme Court 's recent Hobby Lobby ruling into big political wins come November.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell

UnionLeader.com

Another View -- Betsy McCaughey: Scaremongering is the left's hobby

"REALLY, WE SHOULD be afraid of this court," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's June 30th Hobby Lobby ruling.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Women's Health, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Opinion

National Review Online

DHS Tells Senators: $250 to $1,000 Per Day to House Each Immigrant Child

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson shocked senators of both parties when he revealed that it costs $250 to $1,000 per day to house each of the immigrant children who have recently arrived at the border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, John McCain, Republican

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