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6 hrs ago | US News & World Report

How Far Could Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Refinance Bill Go?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the launch of a student loan debt advocacy campaign on March 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican

10 hrs ago | Colorado Daily

College students, counselors would welcome shorter financial aid form

Michelle Schol, junior in linguistics, fills out paperwork at the Financial Aid office at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado on July 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Michael Bennet, Democrat, Boulder, CO, Cameras, Republican

12 hrs ago | The Daily News

Tennessee Lawmaker Calls Haslam 'Traitor' to GOP

A Republican state lawmaker on Tuesday called Gov. Bill Haslam a "traitor to the party" over what he called efforts by a political action committee run by supporters to defeat opponents of Common Core education standards.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Murfreesboro, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Kingsport, TN

18 hrs ago | The Washington Post

The 10 things we know 10 weeks before Election Day

With just 10 weeks separating us from our favorite biennial event, let's go through 10 things -- 10 weeks, 10 things....get it? -- that I think we know about the midterm election to come.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Todd Akin, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Pryor, Thad Cochran

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Hill

Sen. Alexander: Ban in-flight calls, allow text messages

Sen. Lamar Alexander is calling for airline passengers to be banned from making cellphone calls during flights, even though he says they should still be allowed to send text messages.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Cellphones, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat

The Washington Post

Primary challenger concedes to US Rep. DesJarlais

The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Scott DesJarlais, David Scott, Democrat, Robert Scott, Lincoln Davis, US Senate

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Roy Exum: Good Handwriting Is Crucial

Put me down as a strong proponent of Tennessee's new law that will require handwriting - the art of cursive penmanship - to be mandatory for our elementary schools.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Constitution Party candidates share goals, ideals

Constitution Party candidates share goals, ideals Event focuses on Constitution, amendments, candidates Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/08/23/constitution-party-candidates-share-goals-ideals/14513443/ Shaun Crowell, candidate for Tennessee governor, flips through a copy of the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Constitution Party, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Stop horsing around with our Tennessee Walkers

Certainly at this year's 76th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration special honor should be accorded to Tennessee's congressional delegation - especially Sen. Lamar Alexander and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and Rep. Scott DesJarlais.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Representative Chuck Fleischmann , Representative Charles "Chuck" Fleischmann, Representative Scott DesJarlais

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Politico

Rural hospitals worry about health IT funding - Bugs may have been...

RURAL HOSPITALS WORRY ABOUT HEALTH IT FUNDING : Fulton County Medical Center is a 21-bed critical access hospital and 67-bed nursing home facility in McConnellsburg, Pa., about two hours northwest of Washington, D.C. The picturesque backdrop of rolling hills and mountains is idyllic.

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Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Community Health Care, Healthcare Industry, US Senate, Republican, US Politics

Lebanon Democrat

Field set for Nov. elections

Qualifications for the Nov. 4 elections ended Thursday, and there are plenty of local, state and national races to keep an eye on.

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Related Topix: Mount Juliet, TN, US Politics, US News, Representative Diane Black, Republican, US House of Representatives, Wilson County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US Senate

The Hill

Alexander: Obama goes around Congress to help 'Big Wind'

Sen. Lamar Alexander said the Obama administration is tweaking the tax code to protect and extend wind energy subsidies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Tax

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Memphis Flyer

Senate Candidate Ball Announces Campaign Team

NOTE: i am taking a bit of vacation time this week, but political news keeps breaking.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lincoln Davis, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Robesonian

Department needed to eliminate waste

There should be a department to eliminate waste, coordinate redundancy and monitor the rule of law in Washington.

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

Jewish World Review

Ron Hart:

If you haven't seen the YouTube video "The Hot Crazy Matrix," please Google it and watch.

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

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Daily Kos

KY-Sen: Mitch McConnell (R) Warms Up To The Idea Of Another Government Shutdown

In the aftermath of the October 2013 government shutdown -- as each side took stock of its gains and losses -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave one of the saga's more memorable quotes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Healthcare Law, Law, Lisa Murkowski, Harry Reid, Democrat

Tue Aug 19, 2014

News Max

Tea Party Activist: We're a Movement Under Siege

The black conservative founder of a tea party PAC appeared on Newsmax TV Tuesday and tearfully denied that the political movement to rein in government and champion individual liberty has run its course.

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Related Topix: US News, Tea Party, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama

The Hill

Scott Brown takes break from daughter's wedding to raise cash

With just over 70 days left until the election, New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown's campaign will pause for no man - or wedding.

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Related Topix: Wedding, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican, Bob Corker

Education Week

Obama Education Policies Add Fuel to Lawsuit Bid

Critical Voices: "Branches of government have always attempted to exert their influences on the other branches.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Pete Sessions, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barack Obama, US Senate

Fri Aug 15, 2014

News Observer

The tea party appears to be fading away

The tea party movement, which seems to date to the 2008 presidential campaign of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, is fueled by millions of dollars from the Koch brothers of Kansas and a sheer, unbridled hatred of President Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Ron Paul, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Pat Roberts, Thad Cochran, Mitch McConnell

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