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8 hrs ago | The Hill

Senate border bill doomed?

Momentum for passing a border crisis bill is building in the House but the legislative effort in the Senate is headed for failure due to Democratic defections and staunch GOP opposition.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Steve Scalise

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Sunherald.com

Group: Create big Atchafalaya national park

"This is all about preservation," said Harold Schoeffler, chairman of the Acadiana chapter of the Sierra Club, which is pushing for part of the Atchafalaya Basin to become a national park.

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

NOLA.com

Gulf Restoration Council to select projects in August paid with 30 percent of BP Restore Act money

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Friday announced it will begin accepting proposals in August for projects to restore the effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Environmental Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson

The Bennington Banner

Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.

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Related Topix: World News, Congo, Africa, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Joseph Kabila, US Senate, Democrat

ABC News

Families Urge Resumption of Adoptions From Congo

With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.

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Related Topix: World News, Congo, Africa, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Joseph Kabila, US Senate, Democrat

USA Today

Flood insurance becomes political tool in Senate raceFlood insurance...

It's been months since Congress acted to protect thousands of homeowners from dramatic flood insurance premium increases.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Representative Michael Grimm

The Times

Kennedy: Time for change in our choice for U.S. senator

There are many decisions to be made by the citizen voters of our state in the upcoming elections.

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

The Hill

Energy nominee highlights nuclear weapons experience

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall told senators Thursday that she has vast experience with defense and nuclear weapons, which would be a major part of her responsibilities as the second highest-ranking official at the Department of Energy .

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Related Topix: Department of Energy, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Washington Examiner

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hits Capitol Hill to drum up support for conservation program

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is making the rounds on Capitol Hill in hopes of swaying lawmakers to fully fund and permanently reauthorize a 50-year-old conservation program that expires next year.

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Related Topix: Offshore Drilling, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Susan Collins, Republican, Richard Burr

Politico

Moderates balk at Senate border bill

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu will oppose her leadership's border aid package, complicating Senate Democrats' plan to pass the legislation before August recess.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Jeff Flake, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich

NOLA.com

Atchafalaya Basin could become national park, newspaper reports

The Acadiana chapter of the Sierra Club is pushing for the Atchafalaya Basin to become a national park.

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

NOLA.com

FEMA administrator says just because a home never flooded...

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate told senators Wednesday that Congress still must address the long-term financial stability of the National Flood Insurance Program.

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

Bellingham Herald

Bollinger Shipyards gets contract from Coast Guard

The New Orleans Advocate reports the funding brings the total number of the boats under contract with Lockport-based Bollinger to 30, and the contract's total value so far to more than $1.3 billion.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Bollinger Shipyards gets contract from Coast Guard

The New Orleans Advocate reports the funding brings the total number of the boats under contract with Lockport-based Bollinger to 30, and the contract's total value so far to more than $1.3 billion.

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Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

The Advocate

Partisanship trumps Russia-Ukraine crisis

That's a cynical, and simplistic, view of the impact - or lack thereof - of the conflict in Ukraine on the debate over exporting liquefied natural gas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, 2012 Presidential Election, Republican, Representative Bill Cassidy

Wed Jul 23, 2014

NAFCU

Landrieu bill would expand 'QM'

July 24, 2014 - Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., on Tuesday introduced legislation to amend the Truth in Lending Act's provisions by defining residential mortgage loans as "qualified."

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

Christian Science Monitor

Democrats at odds over Big Oil's bid for East Coast drilling

Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is an advocate for expanded offshore oil and gas drilling in the US.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Offshore Drilling, Robert Menendez, US House of Representatives, Sheldon Whitehouse

The Daily Caller

Eyes On The Prize

When a U.S. president is using the IRS to terrify his political enemies, destroying American health care and opening our southern border to millions of future welfare-collecting, Democratic voters from the Third World, why is a dime's worth of money being wasted on trying to replace the Republican senator from Mississippi with a slightly different ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Representative Bill Cassidy, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Mark Pryor, Democrat

The News-Star

High oil prices: bad for motorists, good for La.

Motorists complain about rising prices at the pump as the price of oil rises but to the state of Louisiana, the higher the price, the better.

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

NOLA.com

Bill Cassidy offering bill with tax credits for businesses that provide paid leave

Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy , R-Baton Rouge, is joining with a Republican and independent senator to offer legislation that would provide tax credits for businesses that provide paid leave for their employees.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Deb Fischer

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