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3 hrs ago | National Journal

Everyone Freaks Out About the New Net-Neutrality Rules

Welcome to National Journal's Tech Edge, a morning tip sheet with the news you need in technology policy, featuring a roundup of the best coverage and exclusive tips for the day ahead.

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Related Topix: Internet Service Providers, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Economics News, Bitcoin

7 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

Renewable Energy Update

U.S. wind farms would keep their treasured tax breaks as part of an $85 billion package of temporary tax cuts passed by a key Senate committee Thursday.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, California, Wind Power

11 hrs ago | National Journal

Friends of Snowden Turn Against Liberal Anti-NSA Lawmakers

A cohort of Edward Snowden's confidants are now casting verbal stones at a pair of liberal lawmakers long thought to be among their biggest anti-spying allies in Congress: Sens. Mark Udall and Ron Wyden.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mark Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Dianne Feinstein, Mike Rogers, Republican

Wed Apr 23, 2014

National Journal

What Happens When Democrats Lose More Than 100 Years of Committee Experience?

If Senate Democrats retain the chamber in November, their work won't be over. They'll still have to manage the loss of more than 100 years of committee experience as several veterans retire from Democratic ranks.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Joe Biden, US Senate, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, Patty Murray, Jack Reed

Lake County Examiner Online

Senator holds annual town hall

When Ron Wyden was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, the first new Senator from Oregon in 30 years, he vowed to visit every single county each year to hold town halls.Eighteen years later, Sen. Wyden has kept his promise, making his visit on Friday, April 18 to Lake County for town hall number 702 in his illustrious career serving Oregon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Immigration Reform, Lake County, OR, Lakeview, OR

The Washington Post

DNI Clapper barred unauthorized media contact last month. But no one noticed until now.

But it took a month for the press and civil liberties groups to notice. The directive is aimed at ensuring a "consistent approach for addressing media engagement" across the intelligence community and "mitigate the risks of unauthorized disclosures of intelligence-related matters."

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Sports

State Press

US critics should stop flip-flopping on Snowden

From calling him a hypocrite for not speaking out against Russia's use of mass surveillance to ridiculing him as a propaganda puppet when he finally does, it seems that security proponents will do whatever it takes to attack Snowden, even if it means contradicting themselves.

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

Tri-cityherald.com

Hanford Communities says 8 new Hanford tanks not prudent

A coalition of Tri-City-area governments has called on Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee to drop the state's demand that eight more waste storage tanks be built at Hanford.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Department of Energy, Nuclear Energy, US Senate

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Advocate-News

Ranchers, Klamath tribes sign deal to share water; Karuk Tribe...

Cattle ranchers and American Indian tribes long at odds over scarce water in Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin signed an agreement Friday to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat for endangered fish the tribes hold sacred.

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Related Topix: Klamath, CA, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Governors, John Kitzhaber, Hoopa, CA

The Oregonian

Gay marriage in Oregon: Sen. Ron Wyden tells crowd 'it's time'

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., was among speakers at an Oregon United for Marriage Rally in downtown Portland on the eve of a federal case to decide gay marriage in Oregon going to court in Eugene.

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

OregonLive.com

Job market for graduates requires homework: Editorial

PSU students line up for graduation in August 2012. This year's job market will be better than the one those graduates faced.

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

The Oregonian

Study shows Northwest still near top in wind energy, though development has hit doldrums

Pacific Northwest--It's nearly impossible to travel the Columbia Plateau without seeing wind turbines, the new symbol of renewable energy.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon

Daily Kos

Clapper's Draconian Directive: I Will Choose Who is Allowed to Speak

In a clear extension of the war on whistleblowers, led by the Obama administration's record-setting number of Espionage Act prosecutions for alleged mishandling of classification, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a draconian directive barring employees from "unauthorized contact" with the media.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, James R. Clapper, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Portland Tribune

Our Opinion: Wehby is GOP's best shot

Oregon Republicans have a choice in the May primary between a candidate who could give fits to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley in November's general election, or one who's more likely to serve as a sacrificial offering to the well-funded Democratic incumbent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Gordon Smith, Senator Jeff Merkley, Republican, Oregon, Oregon Government, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Fire Dog Lake

Clapper Clamps Down

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has issued a directive that prohibits all employees of the intelligence community from speaking to the press.

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Related Topix: James R. Clapper, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Dianne Feinstein

The Washington Post

Bacardia s small hiccup on FEC form

The Bacardi USA Political Action Committee left blank two sections of an amended statement of organization, prompting the Federal Election Commission to send the group a reminder note Friday that it needed to include addresses for its treasurer and affiliated banks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Dave Camp

Lucianne.com

Ron Wyden: Free Trader?

It's a new ball game in the Senate on trade: Senator Ron Wyden , who has succeeded Senator Max Baucus , as chairman of the Finance Committee, seems understandably determined to place his own stamp on trade policy - including on legislation to provide special procedures for congressional vetting of new trade agreements , and on the substance of the ... (more)

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

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Brewers fear proposed FDA rule would spike costs

The FDA is trying to tighten the country's food safety network. The proposal would classify companies that distribute spent grain to farms as animal feed manufacturers, imposing new sanitation requirements and possibly forcing them to dry and package the material before distribution, The Oregonian reported .

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Food Science, Oregon, Peter DeFazio, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate

The Daily Beast

Snowden Didn't Call Out PutinBy Cathy Young

Snowden defended his appearance on Russian state TV as a way to expose state surveillance to the Russian public.

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Related Topix: Russia, World News, Asia, Vladimir Putin, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Redwood Times

Ranchers, Klamath tribes sign deal to share water; Karuk Tribe...

Cattle ranchers and American Indian tribes long at odds over scarce water in Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin signed an agreement Friday to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat for endangered fish the tribes hold sacred.

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Related Topix: Klamath, CA, Greg Walden, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Governors, John Kitzhaber, Hoopa, CA

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