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15 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Guatemala to Sioux Falls: A long immigration road

Her story has the kind of ending envisioned by frantic parents who currently are sending unaccompanied children by the tens of thousands from Central America to the U.S. It amounts to flinging them hopefully toward a life featuring something better than grinding poverty and violent death in their home countries, based on little more than fervent ... (more)

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Sioux Falls, SD, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Representative Kristi Noem, US House of Representatives

16 hrs ago | Politico

Empower IRS? Not on GOP's watch

House Republicans, who've pounded the agency for more than a year, are now scoffing at calls to crack down on tax cheats.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Beaumont Enterprise

Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress

This June 30, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama as he stands with Vice President Joe Biden during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Senator John Barrasso, John Cornyn

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers a...

Senator Thune calls for further oversight to ease grain concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator John Thune sent a letter to the Surface Transportation Board today calling for the inclusion of two new metrics on the weekly grain order reports required by the board from Canadian Pacific Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Politico

Obama blasts 'corporate deserters'

President Barack Obama on Thursday joined a growing number of lawmakers seizing on a wave of companies using an obscure tax maneuver to avoid paying taxes, suggesting they are "corporate deserters."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Outsourcing, Senator Dick Durbin

US News & World Report

Solyndra-like Success? Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Touts Upsides of Failed Loans

A handful of companies that received Energy Department loan guarantees and then went under - costing taxpayers millions - have since reemerged on the market, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says.

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Related Topix: Startups, Solyndra, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Economics News, Bankruptcy

Wed Jul 23, 2014

San Diego Reader

Cashing in the chips

It was back to the heartland for La Jolla-based Qualcomm last month - back, at least, to the Heartland Values political action committee "created to help ensure that the common sense, conservative values that served as the foundation of John Thune's election to the U.S. Senate are protected and amplified by public servants around the country."

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Related Topix: Qualcomm, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Scott Peters, Democrat, Senator Ron Johnson

Light Reading

House Votes to Kill CableCARD Mandate

It's been seven years since the FCC's "seven oh seven" mandate banned cable companies from including integrated security in consumer set-top boxes.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Cable & Satellite, Comcast, Startups, TiVo, US News, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Republican

The Hill

Ukraine: Two military jets shot down

Ukraine's government on Wednesday said two of its fighter jets had been shot down in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian insurgents are battling Kiev.

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Related Topix: Sukhoi Su-25, Sukhoi Aircraft, Aircraft, Military Aircraft, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Free Republic

What if Mitch McConnell loses?

It's a taboo subject among Senate Republicans but one that's on many senators' minds: What if Mitch McConnell loses his reelection bid? In interviews and private conversations with more than half of the 45-member Senate Republican Conference, there is a split over a potential McConnell successor.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bradenton.com

Obamacare ruling a 'recipe for chaos'

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., center, joined by Senate GOP leaders, talks to reporters about competing bills from the Democrats and Republicans on employee health coverage and birth control under the Affordable Care Act, a subject that the Supreme Court ruled on recently in the so-called Hobby Lobby case, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, during a news ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Barrasso, Mitch McConnell, Florida, Healthcare Law, Law

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Hill

Farmers lobbying on 'clean' satellite TV bill

Advocates for farmers are putting pressure on members of Congress to support a "clean" reauthorization of an expiring satellite TV law.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Life, Food, Local Food

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Salon

Debunking the right's enduring myth: The truth about Richard...

Last week, for one brief moment, Ann Coulter made a lick of sense, which is surely one of the signs of the apocalypse.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Tim Johnson

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Roll Call

Sizing Up the National 'Research Enterprise'

At a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing Thursday, Stephen Fienberg , a statistics and social science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, talked about some findings in a report the National Academy issued last month: We found that current measures are inadequate to guide national decisions about what research ... (more)

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Related Topix: Carnegie Mellon University, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

The Hill

Republicans push Senate on Internet tax ban

Two top Republicans in the tech arena are pushing the Senate to pass a bill that would permanently ban state and local taxes on Internet access.

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

Boston.com

Mudslinging Carries Political Risk in South Carolina

There is a game politicians like to play with voters in this sparsely populated state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, South Dakota, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tim Johnson, Republican, South Dakota Government, Mike Rounds, US Governors

Thu Jul 17, 2014

News Max

Thune: Obama Told 'Whopper' When He Blamed Republicans for Blocking Job Legislation

President Barack Obama told a "really big whopper" when he blamed Republicans in Congress for blocking job-creating legislation, said Sen. John Thune.

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

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Hill

AT&T, Comcast defend multibillion dollar mergers

Executives from Comcast and AT&T defended their companies' multibillion dollars to lawmakers Wednesday, citing a need to keep up with the changing online video landscape.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Telecom, ATT, Comcast, Directv, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

KIRO-TV Seattle

Dems seek gains with women in birth control loss

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., center, joined by Senate GOP leaders, talks to reporters about competing bills from the Democrats and Republicans on employee health coverage and birth control under the Affordable Care Act, a subject that the Supreme Court ruled on recently in the so-called Hobby Lobby case, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, during a news ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, Patty Murray, Democrat, Senator John Barrasso, Mitch McConnell

WHTC

Thune Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Block Taxes o...

U.S. Senator John Thune, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, today applauded the U.S. House of Representative's broad bipartisan approval of the companion bill to his Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act , which he introduced with Senator Ron Wyden .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, Senator Jerry Moran, US House of Representatives

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