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5 hrs ago | Roll Call

Congress-edits is Just the Latest to Keep Tabs on Pols' Cyber Stumbles

Another day, another resource to expose the often clueless political operatives who foolishly tool around the Internet believing their subversive activities - be they illicit, shady or just plain dumb - will never come back to bite them in the arse.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Barack Obama

9 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Senators: Corporations Must Give Workers and Retirees Fair Treatment in Bankruptcy

The Protecting Employees and Retirees in Business Bankruptcies Act would make several changes to Chapter 11 bankruptcy law, putting workers' interests near the top when companies file for bankruptcy.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Personal Finance, Retirement, John Conyers, US House of Representatives, Pension

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Congress puts Obama's overseas coal ban on chopping block

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., center, and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., leave the Senate chamber after voting on an energy bill, at the Capitol in Washington, earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Joe Manchin, Senator Mark Kirk, Republican, Illinois

Light Reading

Opposition Mounts to Comcast/Time Warner, AT&T/DirecTV Mergers

As the FCC sets the stage for public comment and review, opponents to the Comcast/Time Warner and AT&T/DirecTV mergers are raising concerns that the combined companies would exert too much influence over their industries.

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Related Topix: AT&T, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Directv, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Hot Air

New Economist/YouGov poll shows Hobby Lobby impact on Supreme Court approval

It's a pretty strong suggestion too, and it should give Democrat incumbents in the Senate yet another reason to question Harry Reid's leadership .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Mary Landrieu

Star Tribune

Franken raised $3.3 million; McFadden raised $1.1 million

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Roll Call

Imperfect People Get Elected to the Senate

In the heat of the campaign, it can be easy to disqualify or dismiss candidates based on unsettling, or sometimes unseemly, revelations.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Senator Richard Blumenthal, US House of Representatives, Representative Christopher Murphy, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures, Al Franken

St. Cloud Times

Your Turn: Water reform act sets stage for more improvementsYour...

Your Turn: Water reform act sets stage for more improvements New law shows bipartisanship can help solve public infrastructure challenges Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/07/10/turn-water-reform-act-sets-stage-improvements/12508989/ Major bipartisan legislation was signed into law last month that will ... (more)

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Related Topix: Representative Rick Nolan, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Collin Peterson, US Senate, Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota, Natural Disasters, Flood, Opinion

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Star Tribune

Minnesota inspires U.S. revamp of job training

David Schaenzer, 25, went to prison in 2007 for three felonies. While incarcerated, Schaenzer, who had always been interested in welding and working with his hands, heard through a local job-training program that a few nearby manufacturers needed workers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, Prison, US Senate, Democrat, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Hot Air

ObamaCare premiums in MN heading for double-digit increases?

Premium rates will escalate sharply for Minnesota enrollees in the MNSure system in 2015 , but no one's quite sure just how much they'll rise.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, Minnesota Government, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election

Slashdot

Senator Al Franken Accuses AT&T of "Skirting" Net Neutrality Rules

McGruber writes In a letter to the U.S. Federal Communication Commission and the Department of Justice , Senator Al Franken warned that letting AT&T acquire Direct TV could turn AT&T into a gatekeeper to the mobile Internet.

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Related Topix: Al Franken, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Comcast, VoIP, Science / Technology

Washington Post

Al Franken raises a hefty $3.3 million, easily outpacing McFadden

Sen. Al Franken speaks about net neutrality during a discussion hosted by the Free Press Action Fund on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 8. Sen. Al Franken had another strong fundraising quarter, pulling in $3.3 million between April and June, outpacing his likely Republican opponent 3 to 1. Businessman Mike McFadden , who has the endorsement of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Al Franken, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Liberal Political News

CBS Local

Minn. Senate Candidate McFadden Posts $1.1M Haul

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden has raised $1.1 million in the last three months to finance his run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

America's Network

Sen. Franken asks regulators to 'carefully scrutinize' AT&T-DirecTV deal

U.S. Sen. Al Franken has turned his anti-merger fervor towards AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV .

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Directv, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Google, Startups, ITA Software, Enterprise Mobile

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Detroit News

Land contributes $1.2M to her campaign for U.S. Senate, outraises Peters

GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land continues to out-raise Democratic opponent U.S. Rep. Gary Peters in Michigan's U.S. Senate race after she made a $1.2 million personal contribution to her campaign, according to statements on second-quarter fundraising the campaigns released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Michigan, US Senate, Carl Levin, Representative Scott Peters, Bloomfield Township, MI

Common Dreams

Senator Al Franken: Net Neutrality 'Is the First Amendment Issue of Our Time'

Senator Al Franken , who has called net neutrality "the First Amendment issue of our time."

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Related Topix: Al Franken, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Etsy

Star Tribune

Franken, Klobuchar back bill to override Hobby Lobby decision

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Patty Murray

Examiner.com

U.S. Senate Bill 2363 is not pro-gun rights

Yesterday, July 8, 2014, the United States Senate vote to proceed with a measure to consider for floor consideration the so-called " Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act of 2014 ."

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Senator Mark Warner

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Free Republic

Lawyers spar over effects of NC's elections overhaul

The legal fight over some of the more controversial provisions of North Carolina's elections overhaul bill brought an array of arguments and a crowd of lawyers to a federal courtroom Monday.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Wake County, NC

The Hill

Franken: Net neutrality is 'First Amendment issue of our time'

Making sure all surfers on the Web enjoy the same speed no matter which website they visit is a fundamental free speech issue, Sen. Al Franken said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

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