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FDA plans to regulate lab tests

The Food and Drug Administration notified top lawmakers Thursday of its plan to begin regulating laboratory tests used to diagnose dangerous diseases.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, US News, US Politics, Fred Upton, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Michael Burgess

Thu Jul 31, 2014

ENR-Engineering News-Record

Obama Directs Federal Contractors to List Labor Violations

President Obama has signed an executive order that will require federal contractors, including those in the construction industry, to disclose previous labor-law violations and give agencies more guidance on how to weigh that information when awarding contracts.

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

Hot Air

Democrats fumbling their way to turnout debacle?

It wasn't supposed to work this way. The Democrats looked long and hard for viable challengers to Senate Republicans, and hoped to turn at least one major Republican challenger into the Todd Akin of 2014 as a means to paint the entire party as crazy, radical, incompetent, or all three.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Todd Akin, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley

American Legion Magazine

Legion wants comprehensive review of military student loans

The American Legion wants an investigation of all DoE-contracted student loan servicers that have lent to servicemembers, not just the servicer that is known to have violated federal law.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Lamar Alexander, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline

CNN

Climate group attacks Ernst on tax pledge, not climate

NextGen Climate, a Super PAC backed by liberal billionaire Tom Steyer, is dedicated to "act politically to avert climate disaster and preserve American prosperity."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley

Reuters

To keep grads solvent, take the middleman out of student loans

The mounting student debt crisis could cause serious economic damage to the United States.

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Related Topix: US News, US Treasury, Elon University, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

PolitiFact

Concerned Veterans for America: Says Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa,...

A new ad from Concerned Veterans for America says Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, skipped 79 percent of veterans affairs committee hearings.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Life, Veteran Affairs, Jeff Miller, Republican, Representative Gus Bilirakis

Http

Harkin to boost Mayor Diehl's bid for state legislature

Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, joined by former Congressman Leonard Boswell and Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge, will be the featured guest at a fundraising event for Mayor Fred Diehl, candidate for House District 27. HD 27 includes all of Clarke, Decatur and Wayne Counties, as well as part of Lucas County.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Leonard Boswell, US Senate

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: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Sheldon Whitehouse, Barbara Mikulski

Journal and Courier

Future of Ryan White program not clear

Future of Ryan White program not clear More than two decades after the Ryan White Care Act was passed, it's future isn't certain.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman

The Washington Post

Democratic phonies are on the run

What's with all the Democratic Senate candidates being caught displaying a condescending, insulting contempt for voters? The latest embarrassing incident involves Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who suffered the indignity of having her 144-page campaign plan leaked .

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Washington Post, Publishing, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Iowa

TheDenverChannel

GI Bill billions go to for-profit schools

Flash Flood Watch issued July 29 at 5:27AM MDT expiring July 30 at 6:00PM MDT in effect for: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln, Morgan, Park, Summit, Washington, Weld Flash Flood Watch issued July 29 at 1:36PM MDT expiring July 30 at 3:00PM MDT in effect ... (more)

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

Cityview Online

How can Koch-bottled Ernst be 'philosophically opposed' to what's right for Iowa?

Joni Ernst, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, says of the Renewable Fuel Standard, "Philosophically, I am opposed to those mandates or those subsidies that are coming from the government.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Coon Rapids, IA, Guthrie County, IA

WTVC

Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges. That includes a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Santa Ana, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

ABC News

Billions of GI Bill Funds Go to for-Profit Schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA, Marketing

National Review Online

Senate Democrat Floats Blowing Up August Recess over Border Crisis

Retiring Senator Tom Harkin suggested that Senate Democrats might force House Republicans to return to the Capitol during the August recess in order to pass a border crisis bill.

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

US News & World Report

Democratic Legislation Would Regulate Work Scheduling

A new bill would require companies to give employees more notice and stability when it comes to their work schedules.

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Related Topix: US News, George Miller, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, US Senate, University of Chicago

Cato Institute

A Case against Child Labor Prohibitions

Halima is an 11-year-old girl who clips loose threads off of Hanes underwear in a Bangladeshi factory.1 She works about eight hours a day, six days per week.

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

ScienceBlogs

When schedules don't work for hourly workers

With much of the country still suffering the effects of the last recession, many hourly workers are trying to scrape by with part-time jobs that don't give them as many hours as they'd like .

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Related Topix: George Miller, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, US Senate

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Workplace Prof Blog

Minimum Wage Hike?

Two U. S. Senators, Tom Harkin and George Miller , just introduced a plan that would raise the minimum wage which is currently set at $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, George Miller, US House of Representatives

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