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20 hrs ago | Politico

Dems divided on Obama's Syria plan

The deep divisions among Democrats over President Barack Obama's plan to attack Islamic State militants foreshadow fights ahead within the party over how aggressively to assert itself on foreign policy. A growing number of rank-and-file Democrats are worried that the president's plans would commit the United States to an open-ended conflict against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, costing the country blood and treasure in another unpredictable Mideast war.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal

Yesterday | KFBB

Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

Bear root is an herb found in the Rocky Mountains that's long been used for its healing powers and in Native American ceremonies. Sen. Jon Tester said he introduced the legislation Monday after the name was selected by a committee appointed by Montana's three-member congressional delegation.

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

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KFBB

Sen. Tester Supports Continuing Resolution, Govn't Shut Down

Congress has 15 days before the government runs out of money...unless it can reach a budget agreement for the 2015 fiscal year. Democrat Senator Jon Tester held a satellite press conference this morning.

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

The Charlotte Observer

Labor Department announces grants to fight tax cheats

Ramon Rodriguez, left, and Rafael Limones hold signs in protest. Construction workers and supporters met to demand payment for building the BuckeyeTrail Commons apartments from general contractor Siltek Group on Sept.

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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Jacksonville Daily News

VA chief: - Tens of thousands' more medical staff needed

The Department of Veterans Affairs ne ed s " tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA Secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Related Topix: Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Democrat

Government Executive

Will Firing One Background Check Contractor Fix the Broken Security Clearance System?

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., hailed OPM's decision to fire USIS, but critics said it could increase the clearance backlog again. On Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Falls Church, VA, Personnel Management, Human Resources

The Navajo Times

Daines seeks to woo Indian Country voters

A photograph shows the group crammed in the Washington office of U.S. Rep. Steve Daines, with the Bozeman Republican beaming over the unlikely gathering. The meeting illustrates the steps Daines has taken to win the support of Native Americans during his one term in Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Representative Denny Rehberg, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Washington Post

Work to improve security clearance process continues

During a memorial service days after 12 people were slain at the Washington Navy Yard last year, President Obama said, "It's clear we need to do a better job of securing our military facilities and deciding who gets access to them." That raises this central question on the eve of the Sept.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Washington Navy Yard, US Politics, US News, Democrat

The Jersey Journal

Military Update: Veterans Affairs advocates for more medical staff

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA Secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The size of the staff shortage, McDonald said, explains why VA has launched "a big recruiting effort" which he kicked off recently with visits to Duke University and University of Pennsylvania medical schools to tell students there why "VA is where they want to work."

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Democrat

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Government Executive

Senate Backs Extension of Pilot Program Expanding Whistleblowers' Court Options

The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously and without debate to extend the rights of would-be federal whistleblowers to appeal Merit Systems Protection Board rulings to an array of courts. All Circuit Review Extension Act , which sped through the House in July, would extend for three years a pilot plan in the 2012 Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act that allows federal employees access to appeals courts other than just the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Elijah Cummings, US House of Representatives

Counterpunch

Sex, Drugs and Blood Money on the Rez

As a judge for the Spirit Lake Nation and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and a new resident on southwestern North Dakota, I'm witnessing a frightening trend in Indian country. The oil boom is harming Native communities far beyond the Bakken.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate, Berthold, ND, Democrat

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Char-Koosta News

As we take control of health care, we must also take care of each other

As the Director of the Tribal Health Department, I am providing the Tribal Community an update as well as a statement of need for more coordination and participation of all agencies and participants.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicaid, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Charlo, MT, St. Ignatius, MT, Opinion

Yes! Magazine

The Senate Just Voted to Keep Big Money in Politics. Three Reasons to Celebrate Anyway

It was no surprise that the Senate's proposed "Democracy for All" amendment to the constitution did not pass Thursday. It takes 67 votes to pass an amendment in the Senate.

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Related Topix: Activism, US News, US Politics, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Stars and Stripes

'Tens of thousands' more medical staff needed, says VA chief

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA Secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The size of the staff shortage, McDonald said, explains why VA has launched "a big recruiting effort" which he kicked off recently with visits to Duke University and University of Pennsylvania medical schools to tell students there why "VA is where they want to work."

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Duke University, University of Pennsylvania, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Democrat

National Review Online

Why the GOP Should Be Concerned, But Not Panicked, About Third Party Candidates

As the outlook for Democrats in the midterm elections darkens, you'll hear more talk about Libertarian and third-party candidates winning enough of the vote to deny Republican candidates victories: "But in a handful of extremely tight races, including North Carolina, Alaska, Georgia and Kentucky, third-party candidates could help decide who wins and which party controls the Senate in the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency." Yes, this could happen, but recent history argues against it.

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Related Topix: Representative Denny Rehberg, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Mitch McConnell, Barack Obama, Democrat

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company officials say. The computer network intrusion compromised the personal files of as many as 25,000 government workers.

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

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Switched

Elizabeth Warren Slams Eric Cantor's Move To Investment Bank

Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for taking a job with investment bank Moelis & Co.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Democrat

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Progressive Farmer

Senators Want GIPA Policy Limits Removed

Thirteen senators have written the leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee asking that they eliminate policy riders on the funding bill for USDA over livestock and poultry marketing rules.

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Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Tim Johnson

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Spokesman-Review

Strategy, money, luck aid Montana's Steve Daines' rise - Sat, 30 Aug 2014 PST

Steve Daines has rocketed from the unknown to being the face of the Montana Republican Party and the favorite to take a U.S. Senate seat that has been in Democratic control for a century, all before completing a full term in Congress.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Representative Denny Rehberg, US Senate, Democrat, Max Baucus, Montana, Montana Government

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Mother Jones

Will Democrats Keep Control of the Senate This Year?

Sam Wang of the Princeton Election Consortium thinks that Democrats currently have a 72 percent chance of retaining control of the Senate this year.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Senator Heidi Heitkamp

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