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2 hrs ago | WTNH

Blumenthal: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Metro-North Railroad has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Richard Blumenthal

4 hrs ago | NewsOne

President Obama: "8 Million Have Signed Up"

Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives

Thu Apr 17, 2014

ABC News

Hawaii Lawmakers Agree to End Police Sex Loophole

House and Senate members are still negotiating on the version of House Bill 1926 they will send to the governor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Neil Abercrombie, Criminal Defense Law, Law

SFGate

IRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships

The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, Carl Levin, Business News

KTVN Reno

Sen. Reid Calls Rancher's Backers 'Domestic Terrorists'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is calling armed backers of a Nevada rancher "domestic terrorists" for using guns in a grazing rights battle with the federal Bureau of Land Management.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Las Vegas, NV, Bunkerville, NV

KIII

Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate

CBC News

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant

Chelsea Clinton announced she and her husband are expecting their first child during a Clinton Foundation event in New York on Thursday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, New York, Bill Clinton, History in the News

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Tom Latham, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Ron Paul

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty

NEW YORK -- A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser pleaded guilty Thursday to witness tampering and conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, New York, Barack Obama

WNDU-TV South Bend

Chicago mayor urges Illinois to OK $100M for Obama museum

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging Illinois lawmakers to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to the city.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Illinois, Illinois Government, US House of Representatives, Rahm Emanuel

Nanaimo Daily News

2 senior House Democrats pressing for larger inquiry into anti-union vote by Tenn. ...

Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected a bid to be represented by the United Auto Workers union.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Bill Haslam, US Governors, George Miller, US House of Representatives, John Tierney

Long Island Business News

New York political leader Basil Paterson dies

Paterson served as a state senator, deputy New York City mayor and New York's first black secretary of state.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Charles Rangel, US Politics, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, African-American

CBS Local

McFadden Takes Aim At Franken In Hockey TV Ad

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden is taking aim at Democratic incumbent Al Franken in a hockey-themed cable television ad.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, Weird

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WBUR-AM Boston

Congressional Challengers Raising Campaign Cash

Two challengers hoping to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. John Tierney have been raising hefty sums of money during the first three months of the year.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, John Tierney, US News

CBS Local

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate

Star Tribune

ACLU sues to try to block Arkansas voter ID law before primary election next month

A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election next month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Arkansas, ACLU, Mike Beebe, US Governors

Long Island Business News

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Sen. Markey to outline 'business plan' for state

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to outline what he's calling his ''Massachusetts Business Plan'' during a speech in Boston today.

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Related Topix: Edward Markey, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News

Norwalk Citizen News

House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Steve Israel

KBCI CBS 2

Wash. mudslide death toll rises to 37; flags lowered statewide

One more victim was recovered from the mudslide that hit the town of Oso, raising the death toll to 37, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Mudflow, Natural Disasters, Oso, WA, Snohomish County, WA, Landslide, US Governors

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