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34 min ago | The Washington Post

Business Groups Rally Behind Senate Measure to Renew Ex-Im Bank

Business groups rallied behind a bipartisan Senate bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank for five years and give Congress more oversight, putting pressure on House Republicans who want to shut the bank.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, John Boehner, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Paul Ryan

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Journal Gazette

Senators press for carp-control measures

Fifteen U.S. senators representing the eight Great Lakes states are calling on the White House to take "urgent action" to halt the spread of Asian carp and other invasive species in U.S. waterways, particularly around Chicago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Joe Donnelly, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Sherrod Brown, Senator Rob Portman, Michigan

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Chaotic Congress: Firefighting money, Ex-Im Bank caught in undertow

Boeing's ninth 787 Dreamliner, the third for launch customer All Nippon Airways: Boeing has used financing through the U.S. Export-Import Bank to finance billions of dollars in foreign jet sales.

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Related Topix: US News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 787, US Politics, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Republican, US House of Representatives, Cathy McMorris, US Senate, Senator Roy Blunt

Switched

Ex-Im Reauthorization Bill Comes Without Measure Blocking Coal Rules

Sen. Joe Manchin did not include his effort to block new coal rules in a bill reauthorizing funds for the United States Export-Import Bank introduced Wednesday night, heading off a fight among Democrats about the future of the country's export credit agency.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Mark Warner

HeraldNet

Washington senators push to keep Ex-Im Bank

Washington's U.S. Senators - Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray - have joined onto proposed legislation to give the U.S. Export-Import Bank another five years of life.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Maria Cantwell, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Washington, Senator Joe Manchin, Republican

News Max

Sabato: Illinois Now Leans Republican, Quinn in Trouble

Illinois' Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn could lose in November, Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and author of the Sabato's Crystal Ball blog, says.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois, Illinois Government, Barack Obama, Democrat, Pat Quinn, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election

Bloomberg

Ex-Im Bank Gains Support as U.S. Lawmakers Seek Oversight

Support for the U.S. Export-Import Bank gained momentum yesterday as some opponents said they would consider reauthorizing the agency and lawmakers sought ways to increase its oversight and aid to small businesses.

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Related Topix: US News, Small Business, Personal Finance, US Politics, John Boehner, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeb Hensarling, Paul Ryan

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Daily Caller

Senators Seek To Improve Student Privacy

A bipartisan group of senators is seeking to update an aging federal law that protects the privacy rights of American students.

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Related Topix: Privacy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Orrin Hatch, Computers, Illinois, Conservative Political News

Chicago Tribune

Gutierrez is Texas-bound to see how immigrant minors are being treated

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois will be among 12 members of Congress to visit a section of the U.S. border Thursday and Friday where tens of thousands of children have crossed into the country, his office announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Luis Gutierrez, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Steny Hoyer, US Military, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base

The Hill

Senators unveil bill to protect student privacy

A bipartisan team of senators is looking to better safeguard students' privacy by placing new limits on schools and companies that share personal information.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Privacy

Daily Kos

What does a right wing nut job named Mark Kirk have in common with Madeline Albright?

As the death toll continues mount in Gaza, here in the good ol' USA it's full speed ahead to support the IDF genocide of Palestinian childrena because, as Madeline Albright said regarding the brutal starvation of 500,000+ Iraqi children: Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Palestinian Territories, Palestine, TX

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Nation

How Partisanship Could Save Iran Diplomacy

Over the past two weeks, on the heels of an announced extension to nuclear talks with Iran, Republicans in the Senate introduced two measures that could erect obstacles in reaching and implementing a final agreement with the Islamic Republic.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Barack Obama, Democrat, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives

WLS-AM Chicago

Kirk optimistic about new plan to fix the VA

Story by 89 WLS Reporter Nick Gale U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is hopeful that there is a tentative agreement on a plan to fix the Veterans Administration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Jeff Miller, US House of Representatives, Bernard Sanders

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WGN-TV Chicago

Kirk speaks at rally: a In the Senate, we stand with Israela

Senator Mark Kirk addressed a rally in the Thompson Center Plaza Monday, telling the crowd, "In the Senate, we stand with Israel."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Israel, World News, Middle East, Hamas (Palestine), Palestine, IL

The Capitol Fax Blog

Rauner investing heavily in campaign infrastructure

One insider tells me that a combination of the state and national parties and the Rauner campaign is prepared to spend as much as $2 million just on an absentee ballot operation-perhaps seven or eight times as much as in 2010, when Republican state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington lost to Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois, Illinois Government, US Governors, Bill Brady, Pat Quinn

WMGI-FM Terre Haute

Central American Children Coming To Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says his state is prepared to help "in whatever way necessary'' to preserve the well-being of unaccompanied children.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Urbana, IL

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Williamson Daily News Online

Two senators call for rollback of funding halt3:10 pm

The Obama administration took a giant step forward on clean energy last year when it ordered the Export-Import Bank to stop funding coal plants abroad.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US Politics, US News, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, Opinion

River Cities' Reader

Frerichs' Treasurer Campaign Beset by Gaffes

The dose measure a dose packet and drink all of time for purposes not take this medication guide important information you should not listed in this medication.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Illinois, US Politics, Illinois Government, Dixon, IL, Israel, World News, Middle East

Daily World

Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday renewed his plea for full ratification of a treaty promoting equal rights for disabled people around the world.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, John McCain

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Emanuel wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, US Senate, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law

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