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After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

In this July 24, 2014, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Life, Veteran Affairs, Medicine, Nursing, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Guatemala to Sioux Falls: A long immigration road

Her story has the kind of ending envisioned by frantic parents who currently are sending unaccompanied children by the tens of thousands from Central America to the U.S. It amounts to flinging them hopefully toward a life featuring something better than grinding poverty and violent death in their home countries, based on little more than fervent ... (more)


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Sioux Falls, SD, US Politics, US News, John Thune, US Senate, Republican, Tim Johnson, Representative Kristi Noem, US House of Representatives

Sentinel & Enterprise

George Will: In Oregon, a doctor calls

"Are you kidding?" This is Monica Wehby's amiable response to people who wonder whether she will be able to bear the pressures of office if she wins her race as a Republican Senate candidate.


Related Topix: Oregon, US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Oregon Government, Senator John Barrasso, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Opinion


Texan Bipartisan Pair: American Public Wants an - Orderly Border'

With just five days left until Congress adjourns for summer recess, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, are attempting a bipartisan, last-ditch effort to address the border crisis in their home state but there are few signs of support in Congress.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Texas

News Observer

Pence, Bayh, crowd 2016 field with questions

Until Pence says otherwise, he's the clear pick for his party for the governor's office.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Senate, Evan Bayh, US Governors, Indianapolis, IN

Merced Sun-Star

Schumer suggests airline safety devices

The New York Democrat is calling for a comprehensive interagency study by the Department of Homeland Security, Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration.


Related Topix: US Politics, Charles Schumer, US News, US Senate, Federal Aviation Administration

The Island Packet

Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

"This is an issue where you're making up my views," Gillespie said, who added that he thinks birth control pills should be available without a prescription.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Mark Warner, Women's Health, Health, Republican, John Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow

Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning.


Related Topix: Ohio, US Politics, Ted Strickland, US News, US House of Representatives, US Governors, John Kasich, Cuyahoga County, OH

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience.


Related Topix: Restaurant Management, Mcdonalds, Villa Park, IL, US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate

KTVK Phoenix

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, US House of Representatives, Chris Van Hollen

The Fresno Bee

Clear rules sought for musical items on planes

In a letter sent Friday, the Rhode Island Democrat urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to speed implementation of a 2012 law that requires commercial air carriers to allow musical instruments as carry-on items as long as they can be safely stowed in the aircraft cabin.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Jack Reed, Deer Tick

Despite Clinton: Oa Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks with reporters in his office inside the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., in this April 7. The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow Democrats and making personal appeals while former Secretary ... (more)


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Iowa Government, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

The Modesto Bee

Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

And the candidate, Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Ed Pastor, Phoenix, AZ, Weird

The Olympian

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

The CIA got hold of the legally protected email and other unspecified communications between whistleblower officials and lawmakers this spring, people familiar with the matter told McClatchy.

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

O-R Online

House votes to boost child tax credit for some

In this June 20 photo, Rep. Dave Camp , R-Mich., at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Sander Levin, Washington, DC, Immigration Reform, Barack Obama

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

Some of them were furious, while Democratic Senate aides were angry that they were given the chance in the first place.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US Senate

New York Daily News

Biggest fire in Washington state history destroys 300 homes

About 300 homes - twice as many as previously estimated - have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Washington, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Okanogan County, WA, Pateros, WA, Twisp, WA


US Sen. Joe Manchin sued by brother over loan

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, US Governors, Joe Manchin

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Sen. Baldwin introduces bill to create more VA doctors

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has introduced legislation aimed at increasing the number of doctors at Veterans Affairs medical centers and reducing wait times.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Tammy Baldwin, US News, US Senate, Medicine, Tammy Baldwin, US House of Representatives, Representative Mark Takano, Representative Dina Titus

Senate hopefuls risk 'oppo-research' revelations

It's another to be a U.S. Senate candidate in one of the states that will determine which party controls that 100-member chamber.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Max Baucus, Steve Bullock, US Governors, Barack Obama