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  1. Senate Wants Billons of Dollars For Amtrak SafetyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WCAV

    "Our system overall will be greatly diminished if we don't make sure that we insist on safety," Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania said. Senator Schumer and Senator Casey spoke out Thursday.

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  2. Illinois House passes ban on conversion therapy for gay youthRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Conversion therapy, also known as reparative therapy - to make gay and lesbian people heterosexual - was dealt a blow on Tuesday in the Illinois General Assembly, when a bill was passed by its sponsor State Representative Kelly Cassidy who "shepherded HB 217 to House approval Tuesday, moving Illinois closer to banning sexual orientation conversion therapy, a practice deemed disastrous for the wellbeing of children by every prominent mental health organization," her office said in a statement released Wednesday. "The terms reparative therapy and sexual orientation conversion therapy refer to counseling and psychotherapy aimed at eliminating or suppressing homosexuality.

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  3. Senators offer compromise on domestic surveillance changesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | KFBB

    The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee floated a compromise Thursday that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year transition period, leaving it up to the House to accept the deal or allow expiration of government surveillance powers June 1. The proposal by Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, came as the White House and House leaders from both parties urged the Senate to take up a House-passed bill that would end NSA bulk collection after six months while preserving other surveillance powers set to expire. 1 comment

  4. Elizabeth Warren fights GOP attempts to ease banking regulationsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren , , is vigorously opposing attempts by GOP Senators to ease banking regulations. The regulations, which currently protect banks for up to $50 billion, would protect banks to a threshold of $500 billion under the proposed GOP legislation, according to ABC News on Thursday.

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  5. Sen. Barack Obama places his hand on the Western Wall in old city Jerusalem early on July 24, 2008.Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | National Journal

    President Obama carries the push for a negotiated deal with Iran to a skeptical American Jewish community Friday, taking his campaign for support to the largest conservative synagogue in Washington. In doing so, he will achieve something none of his predecessors ever did-visit his third synagogue as president.

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  6. Euro-American Women's Council Brings Leaders from Greece, Europe,...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | 24-7 Press Release

    Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney served as Honorary Host of the prestigious EAWC 19th Annual Global Goddess Artemis Ceremony with several members of Congress and other distinguished leaders from across the US and around the globe in attendance WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The European American Women's Council held its 19th Annual Global Goddess Artemis Awards Ceremony Thursday, May 14, 2015 . The ceremony took place in the U. S. Capitol Rayburn Building with an audience comprised of members of Congress and other distinguished leaders and celebrities from Greece, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the United States in attendance.

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  7. Gail Collins: Harriet Tubman vs. Andrew JacksonRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Let's discuss putting a picture of a woman on the $20 bill. But, first: How many of you remember Ivy Baker Priest? OK, nobody.

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  8. Shelby relief bill to advance to full SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | NAFCU

    The "Financial Regulatory Improvement Act," a NAFCU-backed regulatory relief bill authored by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., was approved by the committee in a party-line vote of 12-10 after mark-up on Thursday. The package, which Shelby first released last week, includes several NAFCU-backed provisions for credit union relief and transparency at NCUA.

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  9. Senate jockeys on trade, NSA reformsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WHIO

    With the House already gone for a ten day Memorial Day break, Senators were struggling on Thursday night to find a way to rapidly deal with major legislation on trade, terrorism surveillance and highway funding, as the dispute threatened to keep lawmakers at work into the holiday weekend. "There's a path forward, if people want to take it, that could complete all of this work at a reasonable time," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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  10. Shelby Banking Bill Advances in Face of Democrat OppositionRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... Dodd-Frank rules put in place to protect taxpayers after the 2008 financial crisis. Senator Sherrod Brown, the top Democrat on the banking panel, led an unsuccessful effort to counter Shelby's bill with narrower legislation that would ease ...

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  11. Clinton speeches raised at least $12 million for foundationRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

    The Clinton Foundation said Thursday that Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton have raised at least $12 million to support the family's philanthropy since 2002 by delivering paid speeches to an assortment of corporations, universities and foreign entities.

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  12. Sen. Kennedy RememberedSAIL AWAYRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | American Reporter

    The Democratic Party's most stalwart defender of civil rights, labor rights, health care, immigration, housing and education for nearly five decades in the U.S. Senate has left us. On Tuesday night, cancer claimed the life of Edward M. Kennedy, the 77-year-old senior senator from Massachusetts.

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  13. Compromise offered on NSA changesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

    The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee floated a compromise Thursday that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year transition period, leaving it up to the House to accept the deal or allow expiration of government surveillance powers June 1. The proposal by Richard Burr, R-N.C., came as ... (more)

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  14. Wyden bill would boost credit union small-biz loansRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Local TV Station KTVZ

    Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced a bill Thursday that would support new jobs and economic growth by providing small businesses greater access to business capital from credit unions. "Small businesses generate jobs, and access to capital is the lifeline that keeps those businesses running and growing both in Oregon and nationwide," Wyden said.

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  15. House passes bill to reform US-funded broadcastsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Brush News-Tribune

    ... any longer at an agency that is so important when the stakes are so high." New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the ranking Democrat on the committee, said America's rivals are spending massive amounts of money to spread violent messages and disseminate ... 1 comment

  16. Obama's trade agenda clears key Senate hurdleRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    ... made phone calls late Wednesday night to Democratic senators including Cantwell and Ron Wyden of Oregon, the top Democrat handling the trade legislation. In an interview with the Associated Press, Cantwell said she spoke several times in the past 24 ...

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  17. Letter presses feds to keep mine openRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Grand Junction Sentinel

    The U.S. Department of the Interior should do all it can to keep open the Colowyo coal mine in northwest Colorado, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and Sen. Cory Gardner, both Colorado Republicans, said in a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., also wrote to Jewell asking that she "take all appropriate actions to remedy this situation as soon as possible."

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  18. Not Ready for HillaryRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Weekly Standard

    The Weekly Standard reserves the right to use your email for internal use only. Occasionally, we may send you special offers or communications from carefully selected advertisers we believe may be of benefit to our subscribers.

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  19. On Native GroundANOTHER Batch of Privatization Snake OilRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | American Reporter

    I'm blocking out a week right after election night this November, because if Florida Governor Charlie Crist wins the Florida seat in the US Senate in that election, I am hijacking him and taking him to Vegas. He is one helluva gambler! Tanned, rested and ready from a mini-hibernation, Crist announced Thursday evening that he is leaving the Republican Party in Florida to run as an independent against young Republican upstart Marco Rubio and the likely Democratic nominee, Forest Whitaker lookalike Congressman Kendrick Meek.

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  20. A battle for the future of cable ratesRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | SNL Financial

    ... Vt. (technically an independent within the Senate, but he caucuses with Democrats and is running for president as a Democrat), said they were concerned the effective competition NPRM could have an adverse effect on consumer prices and choice. The ...

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