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1 hr ago | Transport Topics

Wyden: House Trust Fund Fix 'Goes Too Far' on Pension Smoothing

The chairman of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee on July 28 criticized the primary source of funding for a House bill that would shore up the Highway Trust Fund, a day before the Senate is expected to vote on the legislation.

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Related Topix: Pension, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Retirement, Harry Reid

4 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Johnny Isakson, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

5 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

City of Beaverton, Washington County receive national community development week award

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and Mayor Denny Doyle, center, outside The Knoll, a HOME-funded senior housing project in Tigard.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Suzanne Bonamici, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington County, OR, US Senate, Hillsboro, OR

9 hrs ago | News Max

Politico: House GOP Balks at Chasing Tax Cheats

Amid the ongoing Internal Revenue Service tea party targeting scandal, House Republicans are turning their backs on Senate plans to go after tax cheats, Politico reports.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Sun Jul 27, 2014

KGW-TV Portland

Longer, hotter Northwest fire seasons are 'new normal'

Surrounded by walls of maps and computers, employees at the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center in downtown Portland certainly have their hands full.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Oregon, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Daily Kos

Why Legislation Reining In NSA Spying May Actually Make It Through This Congress

It appears that concern about government snooping may actually be an issue of equal importance to Democrats and Republicans, at least while a Democrat is in the White House.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mark Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Privacy, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Portland Tribune

Senate candidates trade jabs on budget

Oregon's major-party candidates for U.S. senator are trading jabs over how the other stands on federal budget questions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Social Security, Personal Finance

The Arizona Republic

Study: Wildfire risk worsens in western U.S.

Study: Climate change, development worsens wildfire risk Result is feds spend more on fire suppression, less on prevention, researchers say.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Winthrop, WA, Activism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mike Crapo

Fri Jul 25, 2014

OregonLive.com

Gov. John Kitzhaber's oil train safety review sees statewide problems

An oil train safety review by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber shows the state has a lot to do before it can claim to be prepared for oil trains that are already crisscrossing Oregon.

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Related Topix: John Kitzhaber, US Governors, Oregon, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat

The Miami Herald

After CIA gets secret whistleblower email, Congress worries about more spying

The CIA obtained a confidential email to Congress about alleged whistleblower retaliation related to the Senate's classified report on the agency's harsh interrogation program, triggering fears that the CIA has been intercepting the communications of officials who handle whistleblower cases.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Democrat

Roll Call

Wyden Ponders Release of CIA Torture Report Without White House Consent

A senior Senate Democrat is firing a warning shot at the White House against stalling the release of a report about the past use of torture by the U.S. intelligence community.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, George Bush, Dianne Feinstein

The Hill

Overnight Tech: Lawmakers await Senate Nsa bill

THE LEDE: Anticipation is building for Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy to unveil his new bill for reforming the National Security Agency.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, The National, Entertainment, Television, US House of Representatives, Representative Martin Heinrich, Senator Martin Heinrich, Republican, Chuck Grassley

KBND-AM Bend

Oregon Senators Applaud Federal Government's Plans to Improve Regulations on Oil Trains

Senators Merkley and Wyden have been calling for better notification to state and local first responders of not only Bakken crude, but all flammable substances being transported by rail.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Switched

Cost Of Wildfires Burns Through Budgets, Pushing Feds To Find Other Funds

As a massive wildfire burned in Washington state this week and the threat of more fires looms over the West , there has been increasing pressure to fix the way the country pays to fight fires.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mike Crapo, Democrat, Jamestown, VA

Fleet Owner Magazine

Shorter-term highway fix faces uphill battle

With time running out, the Senate may adopt House bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent until next May. If it does, a long-term Transportation Bill is highly unlikely this year.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Thomas Carper, Republican, Bob Corker, Barbara Boxer

Roll Call

Durbin Puts His Mark on Defense Bill

Waging war on smoking, for-profit colleges and tax loopholes may sound like odd subjects for the military spending bill, but not when you consider who is wielding the gavel.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Corinthian Colleges, Healthcare Law, Law, Democrat

Yahoo!

Matt Bai: On the torture report, a confrontation looms

Sometime this summer, probably when as many Americans as possible are tanning on a beach and not paying attention, the White House is expected to release a version of a classified report on torture during the Bush years.

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

ABC 33/40

Fire season in West so far is below expectations

A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry.

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Related Topix: Activism, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Death Penalty, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

ThinkProgress

Senate Republicans Advance Key Part Of Obama's Budget, Two Years Later

More than two years after President Obama called on Congress to curb corporate offshoring, the Bring Jobs Home Act will finally get a debate in Congress after the Senate voted 93-7 to advance the bill on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Wed Jul 23, 2014

JD Supra

Wyden's Previous Proposals Could Signal Tax Reform Priorities

Senator Ron Wyden has been a strong advocate for comprehensive tax reform since he joined the Senate Finance Committee in 2005.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Dan Coats, Republican, Senator Daniel Coats, Dave Camp, US House of Representatives, Judd Gregg

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