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7 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Senators told to close loophole that lets some domestic abusers buy guns

Rep. Gwen Moore , left, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Donna Edwards hold news conference this week to propose legislation that would encourage states to remove firearms from domestic abusers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Gwen Moore, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Representative Donna Edwards, Guns

9 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Democrats push to protect 'dating' women from gun violence

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse led the calls to expand those covered by the federal Violence Against Women Act.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat

10 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Paul Ryan Says Climate Change Is An Excuse To Illegally Grow Government And Raise Taxes

Rep. Paul Ryan said Wednesday that "climate change occurs no matter what," but that the EPA's recent efforts to reduce emissions from existing power plants are "outside of the confines of the law," and "an excuse to grow government, raise taxes and slow down economic growth."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Senator Jim Inhofe, Democrat

14 hrs ago | McKnightsonline.com

Medicare should pay for skilled nursing services without a qualifying ...

The time has come to eliminate hospital stay requirements for beneficiaries to qualify for Medicare coverage of skilled nursing services, experts told a Senate committee Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicine, Nursing, Medicaid, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Wisconsin

Wed Jul 30, 2014

National Journal

Still Squabbling Over Amendments, Senate Remains Stalled on Appropriations

The Senate is taking up only the second spending bill to reach the floor this year-the $3.57 billion supplemental for the border crisis, wildfires, and the defense of Israel-and prospects for passage are as slim as they were for the first one that died in June.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski

Daily Kos

Spotlight on green news & views: Arctic methane releases, meat inspections, unwise coal exports

Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Environment, Science, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government

Okie Funk

Global Warming NOT Dictated By Oklahoma Weather

As everyone in Oklahoma enjoys the cooler weather today and tomorrow this summer, it might be a good time to note that both May and June were the hottest months on records for the planet.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Global Warming, The Washington Post Company, Democrat

Cybercast News Service

Gun Control Advocates Want to Close 'The Dating Partner Loophole'

Domestic abuse is more often committed by dating partners than spouses, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse told a Senate hearing on Wednesday, as he urged Congress to close what he called the "dating partner loophole."

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Patrick Leahy

Tue Jul 29, 2014

JD Supra

The DISCLOSE Act: Fantasy or Future?

Following a wave of judicial decisions that have cleared the way for more soft money in politics, federal legislators have continued to press for the passage of laws creating more stringent regulations on donor disclosures and transparency in political contributions.

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

ThinkProgress

Senator Denies Climate Change On Senate Floor And Gets A Science Lesson From His Colleague

Here at ClimateProgress, we spend a lot of time debunking politicians who deny climate change based on scientifically murky grounds.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Global Warming, Democrat, Science / Technology, NASA, US Military, US Navy

Media Research Center

Five Climate-Change Claims as Ridiculous as Sharnado

"Sharnado 2: The Second One" is poised to take a bite out of Manhattan and devour many of the week's water-cooler conversations.

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Related Topix: 9, Activism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Meteorology, Science

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Hill

Inhofe blocks climate change resolution

Sen. James Inhofe blocked Senate Democrats on Monday from passing a resolution that would have acknowledged the reality of climate change.

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Related Topix: US Politics, James Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Barbara Boxer

The Coventry Courier

Valley Vet Honored

World War II veteran Anthony D'Abrosca received a long overdue honor Monday in the Coventry Town Council chambers when Senator Sheldon Whitehouse presented him with seven medals from his tour in the Philippines while he served in the Army's 38th Infantry Division.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, West Greenwich, RI

Fri Jul 25, 2014

ABC News

World War II Veteran Waited 70 Years for His Medals

Tony D'Abrosca enlisted in the U.S. Army just months before graduating from high school at the height of World War II.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Military, US Army, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Hill

Ethanol mandate: Going up?

White House adviser John Podesta has indicated that the administration plans to raise the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation's fuel supply, Sen. Al Franken said Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, Democrat, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Toledo Blade

EPA chief defends limits on carbon emissions

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday defended administration efforts to reduce pollution during her first Congressional appearance since the President announced his plan to regulate carbon emissions for the first time ever.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, James Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Democrats at odds over Big Oil's bid for East Coast drilling

Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is an advocate for expanded offshore oil and gas drilling in the US.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Offshore Drilling, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

The Narragansett Times

Great Island Bridge just one of many in disrepair in RI

If you've ever driven a car in Rhode Island then you probably know that many of the state's roads and bridges are in need of repair.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative David Cicilline, Lincoln Chafee, US Governors

New York Magazine

Washington and Wall Street Are in the Grips of the Big Lull

Despite chaos abroad, an end-of-summer malaise has settled in early this year and there's no end in sight.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Christopher Coons, Sports

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Switched

Maryland State Senator Must Drop Hershey Bar-Like Signs

JULY 16: In this photo illustration, Hershey's chocolate bars are shown on July 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Dutch Ruppersberger, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, US Senate, Life, Food, Chocolate, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

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