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1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

No Labels gathers allies in DC to start 2016 push

Lawmakers and strategists from both parties are gathering to outline a plan to save Social Security, add 25 million jobs and balance the federal budget. Oh, and the delivery date for the bipartisan outside group's ambitious plans? No Labels says October 2015, right as the next presidential campaign starts to rev up.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US News, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Joe Biden

3 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm. In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm.

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

Tue Sep 16, 2014

SFGate

House passes 'no welfare for weed' bill

The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, Lloyd Doggett, US News, US House of Representatives, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican

USA Today

Concerns raised about dangers of powdered caffeine

As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine. Concerns raised about dangers of powdered caffeine As the new school year gets under way, poison control officials across the nation are sounding the alarm about powdered caffeine.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Food and Drug Administration, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Drink, Coffee, University of Toledo

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels. A White House spokesman said quickly the president "will not" send ground forces into combat, but Gen.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Carl Levin, Iraq, World News,

SFGate

Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it. Reid devoted floor time to confirming two nominees to the agency that oversees the nation's nuclear reactors.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Nuclear Energy, Las Vegas, NV, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, David Vitter

WTOC-TV Savannah

Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that both the financial and human cost of the outbreak is spiraling out of control. "If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people affected, with profound economic, political and security implications for all of us," Obama said Tuesday after briefings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, US Military, US Army, Infectious Diseases, Tom Harkin, US Senate

Cybercast News Service

Senator ties NFL tax status to Redskins name

A U.S. senator threatened the NFL with legislation over Washington's nickname, a letter was dispatched to the other 31 team owners, and the issue was linked to the league's others recent troubles Tuesday as the anti-"Redskins" movement took its cause to Capitol Hill. In a news conference that featured Native American, civil rights and religious leaders, Sen. Maria Cantwell took aim at the NFL's pocketbook by announcing she will introduce a bill to strip the league's tax-exempt status because it has not taken action over the Redskins name.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News

Daily Chronicle

Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in Illinois House race

DUQUOIN – A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses. "I'm sick of it!" the GOP lawmaker yelled as he swung at and missed pages of legislation he'd sent fluttering to the floor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Illinois, Illinois Government

The Daily Beast

Bubba Slams McConnell Where It HurtsBy Ben Jacobs

Hillary's 2016 was what we all expected. The boosting of local Democratic candidates was boilerplate.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Kentucky Government, 2012 Presidential Election

News Max

US Safety Chief Blasts GM's 'Flawed' Culture on Recalls

The top U.S. auto safety regulator harshly criticized General Motors Co. for not promptly reporting and recalling cars now linked to at least 19 deaths and said he has been meeting with top global automakers to develop a "new normal" for safety recalls.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate

Air Force Times

Three ways House work on CR, Syrian rebels plan could play out

Whether or not the federal national security apparatus shuts down in October suddenly is all about Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, Syrian rebel forces and lawmakers' feelings about President Barack Obama. The clock is ticking on whether the House will approve a massive government-wide funding bill to avert a federal shutdown at 12 a.m. EDT on Oct. 1. The lower chamber is dead set on leaving town to hit the midterm campaign trail for seven weeks, meaning it would have to pass a continuing resolution by next Friday evening.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, US Senate, Nancy Pelosi

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WSOCTV

NC survey shows Hagan with narrow US Senate lead

A survey of North Carolina likely voters shows Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holding a narrow lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis roughly two months from Election Day. The Elon University Poll released Monday had Hagan with support from 45 percent of those likely to vote, compared to 41 percent for Tillis, the state House speaker.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Elon University

Christian Science Monitor

Four finalists picked for Obama's presidential library. Where will it be?

President Obama bows his head during a moment of silence at a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at the Pentagon in Washington September 11, 2014. The Barack Obama Foundation, which is developing and raising money for the massive legacy project, announced Monday that it has selected four universities to compete for the library, culled from an initial list of 13 applications submitted earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois, Illinois Government, Michelle Obama

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Gillibrand drops F-bomb in webcast

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday she had to hold her tongue when a male labor leader made comments about her post-pregnancy weight shortly after she began her career in Congress. "I've just had a baby, I've just been appointed [to the Senate], I have a lot to learn, so much on my plate, and this man basically says to me, 'You're too fat to be elected statewide,'" she said on HuffPost Live, a webcast.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US News, Autos

WLUK-TV Green Bay

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group. The Obama administration says the training operation is needed to establish credible, local ground forces to accompany U.S. air strikes against the militants who have conquered large parts of Iraq and Syria, beheaded two American journalists and become a top U.S. terrorism threat in the region and beyond.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Terrorism, US House of Representatives, Adam Schiff

KDXY-FM Jonesboro

Minimum-wage hike finds hope in the heartland

President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections. Voters in the Republican-controlled states of Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota will consider ballot initiatives in November that would raise the minimum wage above the national rate of $7.25 per hour.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Senator Mark Begich, Mark Pryor

My FOX Chicago

Emanuel opens new Chicago Library branch

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon and local officials took part in the Albany Park branch opening ceremony on Friday. The new 16,300-square-foot branch is nearly 6,000 square feet larger than the previous library, which served the community for 50 years.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, Rahm Emanuel

WKRN

Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield valor. Obama on Monday was bestowing the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Delafield, WI, United States Military Academy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cudahy

Mary Burke Has No Position on Controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an international trade agreement between exclusive countries and until recent documents have emerged , has been drown in secrecy. Behind closed doors, the TPP makes decisions that could affect the cost of medication in America , copyright infringement laws, cause job loss and even implement net neutrality .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Healthcare Law, Law

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