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Senator: Congress' Obamacare Special Subsidies Still Secure Despite Court Ruling

While a Tuesday court ruling threatens to deprive five million American citizens from receiving Obamacare subsidies, the special subsidies to members of Congress and their staffs remain secure, Sen. David Vitter explained yesterday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Jul 22, 2014

NOLA.com

Louisiana Governor's race in 2015: Three similarities among the candidates

The three candidates currently running in Louisiana's gubernatorial election in 2015 aren't known for what they have in common.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Louisiana, Immigration Reform, Barack Obama

American Banker

GAO Study Expected to Say Big Banks' Subsidy Has Shrunk

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is expected to hold a subcommittee hearing July 31 on the GAO report looking at the funding advantages of big banks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, SourceMedia, Republican

The Daily Caller

Anthony Weiner Sext-Ex Sorry For Ruining His Image

Whether she's soliciting opinions about how many tattoos she should get, attending weekend porn conventions or discussing the unseemly things that somehow squirt into her eye, Sydney Elaine Leathers is always a barrel of laughs on Twitter.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Anthony Weiner, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Conservative Political News

KSLA-TV Shreveport

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A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

John Bel Edwards says he would fund higher education, accept Medicaid expansion

The Board of Directors of Margaritaville Casino said they have been unable to put together a deal to build a hotel, and that means Margaritaville can't compete in the Biloxi market.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Ponchatoula, LA, US Governors

Forbes.com

GOP Senators Question Inspector General's Right To Probe Fracking

The Environmnental Protection Agency's inspector general defended Friday his right to investigate pollution risks from hydraulic fracturing, after a posse of Republican senators from petroleum-rich states questioned his authority.

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Related Topix: Senator Ted Cruz, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Cornyn, James Inhofe, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Daily Caller

Aussie Carbon Tax Repeal Discourages Cap-And-Traders Across The Planet

Australia's repeal of its controversial carbon tax last week has gotten other countries thinking about ditching their own carbon dioxide emissions reduction schemes.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Conservative Political News

Roll Call

Federal Judge Tosses Ron Johnson's Obamacare Lawsuit

A federal judge based in Green Bay has tossed a Sen. Ron Johnson's Obamacare lawsuit targeting the health benefits for members of Congress and their staff.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Washington DC

TheStreet.com

Republican Calls for Dodd-Frank Changes Won't Rattle Investors

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Mozilla, TheStreetcom, Media, TheStreet, Computers, US Senate

WNOE-FM New Orleans

Lone Democrat In Governor's Race Slams Jindal

The lone Democrat to announce he's running for governor, state Rep. John Bel Edwards, says Louisiana's next leader will need to focus on stabilizing the state's finances.

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

Planetizen

Climate Policy Take a Major Step Back Down Under

Adopted in 2011 and implemented in 2012, the Australian carbon tax was repealed on July 16, 2014, taking with it plans to transform the tax into a cap and trade system linked to the EU's.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, US Senate, Republican

WBRZ

Vitter discusses his solution to the U.S. border crisis

Tensions at the U.S.-Mexico border are high as wave after wave of illegal migrant children spill over into the United States.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Louisiana, Louisiana Government

Manufacturing.net

EPA Tells Army To Clean Up Louisiana Explosives

Federal environmental officials have rejected an appeal from the U.S. Army and reiterated their order to clean up 15 million pounds of artillery propellant improperly stored at a northwest Louisiana site.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Military, US Army

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Advocate

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Even as the Republicans running for the 6th Congressional District seat gang up on immigrants, most of them failed the simplest test of citizenship: regularly voting.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, US Senate, Opinion

The Hill

'Severe blow' for carbon taxes?

Australia's recent vote to repeal its tax on carbon dioxide emissions is a setback to establishing a similar charge in the U.S., both sides in the debate agree.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Sessions, Republican, Earl Blumenauer

Post-gazette.com

NYC billionaire to spend money in Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign

The organization aims to call out elected officials who deny the existence of climate change while working with those who are fighting to stop it.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, US Governors, Tom Corbett, Oil & Gas, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

The Washington Post

EPA Limits at Alaska's Pebble Bay Seen Crippling Mine Plan

The Obama administration proposed tight restrictions on a planned open-pit copper and gold mine at Alaska's Bristol Bay that a U.S. lawmaker said could halt the project before it gets started.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Science / Technology

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Stars and Stripes

EPA orders Army to clean up 15M pounds of improperly stored explosives

Federal environmental officials have rejected an appeal from the U.S. Army and reiterated their order to clean up 15 million pounds of artillery propellant improperly stored at a northwest Louisiana site.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Military, US Army, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Republican, Democrat

Mother Jones

David Vitter's Deportation Proposal Could Require More Planes Than Exist Anywhere

David Vitter has had it with undocumented immigrants. "Enough is enough," the Republican Senator and Louisiana gubernatorial candidate tweeted on Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illegal Immigration, US House of Representatives, Tim Murphy, Federal Aviation Administration

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