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2 hrs ago | CBS News

Republicans want Senate control, but won't disclose agenda

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, answers questions following the weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol September 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, is being cagey about the Republicans' plans if they win the majority in November.

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

5 hrs ago | IOMA

Efficiency Advocates Press Senate to Split Up Shaheen-Portman Measure

The climate.bna.com blog expands on Bloomberg BNA's expertise in covering climate change and clean energy issues by offering a fresh take on legal, regulatory, and policy developments in the U.S. and around the world. We also invite you to visit climate.bna.com , BBNA's free online energy and climate digest.

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Fred Upton, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

9 hrs ago | Politico

Obama to announce major expansion of anti-Ebola campaign - 115,000 to lose coverage Sept. 30

EBOLA CAMPAIGN President Barack Obama will announce a dramatic escalation of the country's efforts against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa today. In the face of criticism that western governments have been woefully slow and inadequate in responding to the crisis, senior administration officials told reporters last night that the military will drive the campaign, with Africomm setting up a joint-force command in Monrovia, Liberia, to help coordinate logistics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican

13 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

3rd District congressional candidates push for better economy

He's a Republican who wants to get federal spending under control and blames President Barack Obama for many of the country's problems. She's a Democrat who reaches across the aisle to work with Republicans and has toured the country with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi touting, "When women succeed, America succeeds."

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Stivers, Barack Obama, Representative Joyce Beatty, Democrat, Nancy Pelosi

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

D.C. panel to feature Kaine, shipyard officials

Officials from Newport News Shipbuilding will join Sen. Tim Kaine in Washington Tuesday morning to discuss the challenge of filling jobs in technical fields and the skilled trades. The panel discussion, which includes other leaders in government, education and business, will be live-streamed starting at 11 a.m. In a recent visit to the shipyard's Apprentice School, Kaine criticized government policies that favor the pursuit of college degrees at the expense of people seeking jobs that require a technical certificate or other training.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Tim Kaine, US News, US Senate, Newport News, VA, US Governors, Tim Kaine, Republican, Education Etc., Senator Tammy Baldwin

News Journal

Varied, often secretive processes used fora

A USA Today analysis shows nominations sometimes go to children of a lawmaker's friends, political supporters and campaign donors. Varied, often secretive processes used for military academy picks A USA Today analysis shows nominations sometimes go to children of a lawmaker's friends, political supporters and campaign donors.

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Related Topix: United States Military Academy, US Politics, Representative Brad Wenstrup, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jim Jordan, Representative Bob Gibbs, US Senate, Representative Steve Stivers

Press

Bill a first step toward US drinking water standard

A bipartisan bill that would be an interim measure towards setting a federal drinking water safety standard was introduced in Congress last week by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Ohio's two senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown. The bill, the Safe and Secure Drinking Water Act, directs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to publish a health advisory on microcystin and to submit reports on what level of the toxin in drinking water is safe for human consumption, according to a press release issued by Kaptur's office.

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Related Topix: Marcy Kaptur, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Republican, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Daily Record

Ensuring clean drinking water for Ohio communities

Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal blooms.

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Related Topix: Marcy Kaptur, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Put-in-Bay, OH, Ohio State University, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Opinion

Christian Science Monitor

Islamic State oil in US crosshairs; Russian energy hit with...

The US is targeting Islamic State oil sales as part of its broader effort to 'degrade and destroy the Islamic State'; New Western sanctions on Russia energy aim to 'shut down' its most prized oil and gas projects; Record high carbon dioxide levels will add urgency to upcoming global climate talks. Catch up on the week in global energy with Recharge.

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

Politico

Would a GOP Senate be king of the world?

If the Republicans win the Senate in November, the first thing they'll say is: Finally, we can pass all of our bills and force President Barack Obama to deal with them. That tension - between their desire to bring Obama to his knees and their ability to actually do it - is the political reality that will determine the Republicans' legislative strategy if they win the Senate majority.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Healthcare Law, Law, Roy Blunt, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Mitch McConnell

Medical News

House approves bill to extend some plans that don't meet health law standards

The legislation would allow people to use the once-canceled policies through 2018. However, the measure is not expected to get a vote in the Senate.

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

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Washington Post

3Here are the 12 most competitive Senate races in the country

Now is the time in an election cycle where the tectonic political plates undergirding key Senate races begin to shift in real and meaningful ways. Millions are spent.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, South Dakota, South Dakota Government, US Senate, Representative Tom Cotton, Representative Cory Gardner

The Washington Post

Would a GOP-run Senate play small ball?

Republicans are putting together an agenda for the first 100 days of 2015 in case they win control of the Senate. Authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline, approving "fast-track" trade authority, wiping out proposed environmental regulations and repealing the medical device tax top their list.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, George Bush, W., Harry Reid, Democrat, Entertainment

The Columbus Dispatch

Obama strategy in Iraq conflict promising, but risky

It is a war that President Barack Obama thought he ended in his first term. Now, he finds himself ordering American forces back into a combat zone in the Middle East, a continuation of protracted conflict in Iraq that has cost the United States thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Syria, World News, Middle East, Iraq, Ohio State University, US Senate, Republican, Ohio

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Kos

Embrace the Suck: Midterm Edition

Following the fiasco of the Romney/Ryan ticket in the 2012 presidential race, the Republican National Committee decided that the time had come for the GOP to face some hard truths and make some changes. Republican strategists compiled a post-mortem and listed areas in which the GOP needed to improve its strategies and tactics in order to win elections.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, David Reichert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bobby Jindal, US Senate, Senator Rand Paul, US Governors

The Washington Post

Former Md. governor Ehrlich pays visit to N.H.

Former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. toed the presidential waters on Saturday, appearing in New Hampshire, home to the first primary in the race for the 2016 Republican nomination. Ehrlich spoke at a lobster bake in Lanconia, N.H., hosted by a group of Young Republicans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Nashua, NH, Mike Huckabee

Politico

Planned Parenthood hits airwaves - Sullivan runs domestic-violence...

"Exclusive: Planned Parenthood fires back with $900K ad buy in Colorado, North Carolina," by Campaign Pro's James Hohmann: "Planned Parenthood Votes will launch its first TV ads of the year today, a nearly million-dollar buy aimed at countering Republican Senate candidates who recently embraced making oral contraception available over the counter and boosting Democratic incumbents Kay Hagan and Mark Udall. The group casts this proposal, newly popular with some GOP candidates, as more expensive for women with a $500,000 buy in the Raleigh, North Carolina, market and a $400,000 buy in the Denver market.

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

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Cleveland.com

Campaign lies live, redistricting reform stalls and Cuyahoga County Council fumes over Ed...

Ohio Politics Roundup is your daily source for political news and notes in the Buckeye State. Bring on the falsehoods: A federal judge has determined that an Ohio law that bans campaign lies is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Marcy Kaptur, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Steve Driehaus, Mike DeWine, Ohio, Cuyahoga County, OH

WBNS

Senators Push For Money To Tear Down Blighted Properties In Central Ohio Neighborhoods

Bruce Warner and his wife Janice have spent the last 53 years living in a house in a Franklinton neighborhood. It's a neighborhood that has seen better days through the decades.

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

NBC Chicago

This Week in Mudslinging: Quinn Out-Polls Rauner; GOP Ices Out Oberweis

Here in Illinois, election season is getting muddier by the millisecond. If you thought last week was bad , the gloves have come off between Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner as they lob toxic verbal grenades back and forth with the latter treading carefully not to step in political quicksand.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Republican, Chris Christie

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