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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Senators Call On GM Ceo To Fire Top Lawyer

Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches.

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

4 hrs ago | Slate Magazine

How to Beat Hobby Lobby

In the three weeks since the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, the main congressional response has already sputtered in the Senate.

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

6 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

A deserved '2nd bite at the apple'

The state of Connecticut's opposition to the Department of the Interior 's initial proposed changes to the federal regulations on tribal acknowledgment are particularly destructive with regard to the rights of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of North Stonington, who were acknowledged by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 2002 after rigorous review of ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Stonington, CT, North Stonington, CT, Opinion

10 hrs ago | Instapundit

Dem Senators Aim to Block State Restrictions on Abortion

The Senate Judiciary Committee returned to an age-old issue that shows no indication of going away last week, considering legislation prohibiting states from implementing laws intended to hinder a woman's access to an abortion.

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Related Topix: Abortion, Women's Health, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Baldwin, US House of Representatives

Tue Jul 22, 2014

News Times

An attorney who is representing several hundred people in civil claims against General Motors has thrown his support behind proposed legislation in the U.S. Senate that would hold executives of auto companies criminally liable for concealing dangerous defects from the public.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Automakers, General Motors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Politico

Senate Dems to trim Obama border request by $1B

Senate Democrats are poised to push an emergency funding bill on the border crisis that slices President Barack Obama's request by $1 billion and ignores calls to overhaul a 2008 anti-trafficking law.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Harry Reid

Free Republic

Does Your Senator Support Abortion Up to Birth With No Limits?

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a radical pro-abortion bill sponsored by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and promoted by major pro-abortion advocacy groups.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Begich, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Washington Post, Publishing

Government Executive

Does the Next VA Secretary Face an Impossible Task?

Robert McDonald said that, if confirmed to oversee the department, he would take action on reforms during his first 90 days in office.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Richard Burr, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat

Forbes.com

Mary Barra Faces A Question Of Loyalty

That is a question that Mary Barra may be considering after her latest appearance before a Senate committee investigating the faulty ignition switch problem that resulted in 11 deaths.

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

Freshnews

NanoViricides Inc. Celebrated the Grand Opening of Its New R&D and...

NanoViricides, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new R&D and cGMP pilot manufacturing facility with Congressman Jim Himes as the Chief Guest yesterday, July 21. In addition, Senator Chris Murphy and Senator Richard Blumenthal sent delegates on their behalf while CT Governor Malloy sent a congratulatory Proclamation and was represented by ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Chris Murphy, Representative James Himes, US House of Representatives, Shelton, CT, Yale University

AutoSpies

Senators Propose Sending Automotive Executives That Place Profit Over ...

Days before GM CEO Mary Barra headed to Washington to testify for a third time in front of lawmakers regarding her company's handling of the fatal ignition switch flaw in millions of older GM cars, senators announced Wednesday a new bill that would criminalize some of GM's admitted behavior.

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Newberry Observer

Vet toxic exposure legislation update

On June 9, Congressman Mike Honda introduced H.R. 4816, the Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2014, which is a companion bill to S.1602, introduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michael Honda, US Senate, Opinion

CFO

a oeHide No Harma Bill Goes After Top Executives

When it comes to corporate misbehavior, singling out who is accountable is always a legal conundrum, says a story in the New York Times .

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Patch.com

$3M Sought for Maintenance on Frequently Failing Metro-North Railroad Bridge

Gov. Dannel Malloy wants to spend $3 million on extra maintenance to avoid more closures of the railroad bridge over the Norwalk River as the state seeks federal funds to replace it, the Associated Press reports .

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

NewsBusters.org

Priorities: As World Tensions Escalate, Schumer Pushes For Pet Meds Legislation

Let's see. A rebel group pushing for separation from Ukaine has shot down a passenger plane, killing almost 300 aboard.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Charles Schumer, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Free Republic

Incomparable Liars: Abortion does not equal health

Sen. Richard Blumenthal has introduced a bill called the Women's Health Protection Act, although if you read any farther than the title, which he'd rather you didn't, you'd find that it and practically everything that follows is a lie.

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

Milford Mirror

Is it safe to ride Metro-North?

It has been seven months since a drowsy engineer drove a speeding Metro-North train off the tracks at Spuyten Duyvil, killing four and injuring 59. Months earlier, a derailment and collision near Bridgeport sent 70 to the hospital.

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

CBS Local

Schumer, Blumenthal Launch Dogged Pursuit Of Cheaper Pet Meds

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal announced their new pet project Sunday: legislation aimed at driving down the cost of prescription medications for pets.

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

Forbes.com

Barra Is Protecting GM Chief Counsel Millikin -- But Should She Be?

That's the view of some experts on GM, on the role of a chief counsel and on the responsibilities of CEOs in protecting the companies they lead.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Business News

The Miami Herald

Schumer: Let pharmacies fill pet prescriptions

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says pet owners could save millions of dollars on prescriptions for their animals if they could buy the drugs at ordinary pharmacies.

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

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