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  1. Federal student loans creating 'indentured students'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | Washington Examiner

    Over the next several weeks, many thousands of young people will be graduating from our colleges and universities burdened with sizeable student loan debts. It shocks the students of today when I tell them tuition cost only $90 a quarter my freshman year at the University of Tennessee in 1965-66.

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  2. Tennessee editorial roundupRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | Washington Times

    Congressional hearings were held last week on a bill aimed at ending birthright citizenship - the principle that anyone born in the United States, with the exception of those whose parents are in the service of a foreign government, is an American citizen. A bill pushed by U.S. Rep. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, would require that at least one parent would have to be an American citizen for a child to inherit citizenship.

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  3. Run Jimmy Duncan RunRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | Intellectual Conservative Politics and Philosophy

    ... the last name of Paul. One name that does consistently come up in these brainstorming sessions, however, is Rep. John Duncan (R-TN). (Apparently he often goes by Jimmy.) Rep. Duncan is one of only seven Republicans who voted against the invasion of ...

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  4. EPA accused of ignoring sexual harassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WHIO

    ... EPA is absolutely the worst I've heard of any department or agency in the entire federal government," said Rep. John Duncan (R-TN). Most of the focus was on Peter Jutro, a former Acting Associate Administrator for the EPA Office of Homeland ...

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  5. Tennessee lawmakers back bill to limit birthright citizenshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... South Carolina GOP Reps. Mark Sanford and Jeff Duncan; and Tennessee GOP Reps. Phil Roe, Scott DesJarlais and John Duncan. But Gowdy's subcommittee only debated the issue generally and did not formally consider King's legislation. Gowdy said it ...

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  6. Shaheen finds frugality: Going after some farm subsidies 0Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | UnionLeader.com

    ... save taxpayers about $2.2 billion over a decade. In February, she joined with Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., to reform a crop subsidy system called the Harvest Price Option. An HPO lets farmers collect subsidies above ...

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  7. LMU-DSOL administrative changes announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | Middlesboro Daily News

    Lincoln Memorial University President B. James Dawson announced administrative changes at the LMU- John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law this week as the institution continues to search for a permanent dean. April Meldrum, former associate dean for academic affairs, will lead the newly established Office of Accreditation as the associate dean for accreditation.

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  8. Haralson launches Mainstage - Republic of Guinea hires Nelson...Read the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | Politico

    ... and worked at the American Electronics Association and as communications director and legislative aide to Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (R-Tenn.). "As technology companies continue to revolutionize how constituencies across every spectrum interact and ...

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  9. Tennessee lawmakers stay connected with constituentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Norwalk Citizen News

    The Commercial Appeal reports U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis uses emails and tweets, and he carries a government-issued BlackBerry, an iPad and a personal iPhone. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. of Knoxville mostly stays away from newer technology when it comes to communicating.

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  10. Bill introduced to block CSA scores from public viewRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2015 | Fleet Owner Magazine

    ... Independent Drivers Assn. (OOIDA) supported the 2014 version of the bill. Already in the current Congress, Rep. John Duncan (R-TN) has introduced legislation that would remove "the confusing and conflicting vagaries" of the CSA BASICs data as it ...

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  11. Welcome to Sunshine WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | OpenSecrets

    ... with library funds arose during the administrations of both Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush . Rep. John Duncan (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.) have reintroduced their Presidential Library Donation Reform Act this year. Previous ...

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  12. Photo Illustration by Emil Lendof/The Daily BeastBig Cable's Hired...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | The Daily Beast

    All but two of the 31 co-sponsors of a House bill to kill net neutrality received thousands from telecoms in just the last election cycle. Is their cash enough to end a free Web? "The Internet Freedom Act" is a House bill intended to destroy newly instituted Net Neutrality rights.

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  13. Big Cable's Hired Hitmen in CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | TheDailyBeast.com

    All but two of the 31 co-sponsors of a House bill to kill Net Neutrality received thousands from telecoms in just the last election cycle. Is their cash enough to end a free web? "The Internet Freedom Act" is a House bill intended to destroy newly instituted Net Neutrality rights.

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  14. Republicans in Congress Propose Removing The USA From The United NationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | Irregular Times

    ... States from membership in the United Nations. Cosponsoring the legislation were Thomas Massie of Kentucky, John Duncan of Tennessee, Lynn Westmoreland of California, and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas. All of these politicians are Republicans. The United ...

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  15. House Bill To Provide Non-CSA Hiring Standard for Carriers ReintroducedRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2015 | Heavy Duty Trucking

    Legislation has been reintroduced in the House by Rep. John Duncan that would create a "national hiring standard" for motor carriers without referencing controversial BASIC data generated by the Federal Motor Carrier Administration's CSA safety-compliance program. Instead, H.R. 120 would mandate that before hiring a motor carrier, the shipper, receiver, forwarder or broker would have to ascertain that the carrier is properly registered with FMCSA, has obtained the minimum insurance, and has not been assigned an "unsatisfactory" safety rating.

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  16. Bill calls for safety ratings, not CSA, to be used in carrier hiringRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | Fleet Owner Magazine

    Rep. John Duncan has reintroduced a bill to protect shippers and brokers from liability claims related to motor carrier selection, and at least one industry group has already announced its support. The legislation, HR 1120 , provides such a waiver from liability if the carrier is registered with and authorized to operate by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration , has the minimum insurance coverage required by federal regulation, and does not have an unsatisfactory safety rating from FMCSA in force at the time of verification.

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  17. Whistleblower Says Morgan Stanley Fired HimRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Courthouse News Service

    ... working with the FBI and plaintiff averred to Mr. Massengill that he was working with the staff of Congressman John Duncan." Verble was called into a meeting by Morgan Stanley executives in March 2013, where he was asked about his cooperation with ...

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  18. House members urge airliners to have recorders that ejectRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | USA Today

    ... find planes that crash in the ocean and learn what happened. "We're really way behind the times on this," Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., told the oversight subcommittee on transportation. But international representatives of airlines and regulators said ...

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  19. Congressional Record Latest Daily Digest for Friday, February 13, 2015Read the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | Library of Congress

    Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Duncan to act as Speaker pro tempore for today. Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 158 noes with one answering ``present'', Roll No.

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  20. Is the 2014 farm bill reducing the federal budget deficit? Not exactlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | AEI

    Senator Stabenow is currently the ranking member of the Senate Agricultural Committee and, in her previous role as chair, was a driving force in passing the 2014 farm bill. On Tuesday of this week, she announced that she would oppose any and all cuts to farm bill and farm subsidy spending during the forthcoming federal budget reconciliation process, essentially arguing that the House and Senate agricultural committees had already given at the office through spending cuts implemented in the 2014 farm bill.

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