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7 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Partisan gridlock robs senators of feel-good laws

The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014" seemed ideal for Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid in politically divided North Carolina, where many people like to hunt and fish.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Republican, Senator Mark Begich

Tue Jul 29, 2014

News Observer

Christensen: NC could have used Erskine Bowles as governor

Bowles, a Charlotte investment banker, has precisely what has been sorely lacking in Raleigh: broad management experience, proven negotiating skills and a deep appreciation of education's role in North Carolina's economy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Elizabeth Dole, US News, US Senate, Republican, Raleigh, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Small Business, Personal Finance

The Washington Post

Senate confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble chief Robert McDonald to be the next secretary of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Related Topix: Procter and Gamble, Household Products, Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Sports

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Star Press

Perspectives: Republican alternative to ACA mostly a rollback

In past columns, I have criticized Republicans for opposing the Affordable Care Act but not presenting a coherent alternative proposal.

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Related Topix: Tom Coburn, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Hatch, UT, Medicare, Health, Medicaid

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Washington Examiner

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hits Capitol Hill to drum up support for conservation program

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is making the rounds on Capitol Hill in hopes of swaying lawmakers to fully fund and permanently reauthorize a 50-year-old conservation program that expires next year.

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Related Topix: Offshore Drilling, US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Susan Collins, Republican

Wed Jul 23, 2014

WTOP-FM Washington

Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much the changes will cost and how they should be paid for.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Life, Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Nursing, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Jacksonville Daily News

Jones announces extension of public comment on Cape Lookout vehicle plan

Congressman Walter B. Jones is pleased to announce that the public comment period has been extended for the National Park Service's draft environmental impact statement for its off-road vehicle management plan at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

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Related Topix: Walter Jones, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Cape Lookout National Seashore, US National Parks

Daily Kos

Republican senators wonder: What if Mitch McConnell loses?

It's a taboo subject among Senate Republicans but one that's on many senators' minds: What if Mitch McConnell loses his reelection bid? Well, clearly, it is clickbait, or at least clickbait for political geeks who like to follow what Politico calls a "parlor game."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Senator Rand Paul, John Cornyn, John McCain

WNYC-AM New York

The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

Again and again, the leadership of the intelligence community has said one thing in public and done quite another in private.

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

National Public Radio

The Challenge Of Keeping Tabs On The NSA's Secretive Work

When questioned, Clapper said the NSA did not collect data on Americans. He later acknowledged his response was "clearly erroneous."

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Related Topix: James R. Clapper, Robert Mueller, US Politics, John Boehner, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives

Tue Jul 22, 2014

National Journal

Does the Next VA Secretary Face an Impossible Task?

Senators have a long to-do list for nominee Robert McDonald, expecting him to succeed where his predecessors have failed.

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

CBS News

CEOs as government saviors: Boom or bust?

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. In the 1950s, President Eisenhower's defense secretary, the former GM chief Charlie Wilson, was famously misquoted as saying, "What's good for General Motors is good for ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Construction, American Buildings, United States Military Academy, US Senate, Republican

WLOS

Tillis visits DC seeking donors for NC Senate bid

The ongoing General Assembly session is putting a crimp into House Speaker Thom Tillis' campaign for the U.S. Senate, but he's still mingling with donors backing his campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, North Carolina, Buncombe County, NC, Asheville, NC, Skyland, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

News Observer

Morning Memo: How much influence does Art Pope wield?

Conservative mega-donor and liberal boogeyman Art Pope is back in the national spotlight after an exhaustive 3,422-word profile in Sunday's Washington Post looking at his role as the state's budget director.

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Related Topix: Washington Post, Publishing, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

Export-Import Bank creates political divisions in NC

At the AFEX warehouse in Raleigh, Son Ho collects all parts of the fire-suppressant system to be packed and shipped to a customer in Brazil on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Raleigh, NC, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives, North Carolina

Q-Notes

Hobby Lobby decision shows progressives must fight for the courts

In its recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case, the narrow conservative majority of the Supreme Court ruled that the craft store chain is exempt from the employer-mandate of the Affordable Care Act to include coverage for contraceptive services in the health insurance plans provided to employees.

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Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Island Gazette Newspaper Online

Council Hears Input From Residents On Army Corp Plans For Snow's Cut Property

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is planning to obtain a change of status for land they own along Snow's Cut - the Intracoastal Waterway - in Carolina Beach.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Carolina Beach, NC, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, Mike McIntyre, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Wilmington, NC

News Observer

US Senate effort to nullify Hobby Lobby ruling falls short

The Senate on Wednesday was unable to advance legislation aimed at easing the Supreme Court’s June birth control decision in the Hobby Lobby case.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kay Hagan, Republican, North Carolina Government, North Carolina

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Ex-Im Bank creates political divisions in the Carolinas

The Export-Import Bank of the United States divides North Carolina Senate candidates Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives

Washington Times

VA can fix system in two years, acting secretary says

Acting Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday that he believes the department can regain the trust of veterans and Americans within two years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, North Carolina, Bernard Sanders

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