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Friday Sep 12 | Crooks and Liars

Hundreds Of Organizations Ask For Change In Trade Policies

The letter asks for a new process for reaching trade agreements in which Congress has a role in selecting trade partners and in which Congress sets up a set of negotiating objectives that must be achieved. Approximately 600 organizations have sent a formal, public letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden opposing "fast-track" trade promotion authority and calling for a new system for negotiating and implementing trade agreements.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Activism, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Liberal Political News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WebCPA

House Lawmakers Support Preserving Cash Method of Accounting

A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives comprising 233 members have signed a letter urging the House leadership to preserve the cash method of accounting for tax purposes, writing that proposals requiring a transition to the accrual method 'will have a severely detrimental impact on thousands of businesses in our districts.' The American Institute of CPAs has led the opposition to a proposal to mandate the use of accrual accounting for businesses and individuals who exceed $10 million in annual gross receipts.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mike Quigley, Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Common Dreams

Broad Coalition Calls For a New Model of Trade

Today, nearly 600 organizations led by the Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, the Communications Workers of America, the Citizens Trade Campaign, and Public Citizen sent a letter to Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden firmly rejecting fast-track trade promotion authority and calling for a new system for negotiating and implementing trade agreements. In the letter , this diverse coalition stated that fast track, an outdated mechanism that would limit Congressional and public oversight over trade negotiations, is "simply not appropriate" given the broad subjects covered by today's trade pacts, such as the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership .

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Related Topix: Activism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Liberal Political News

The Hill

Former SEAL runs as hawk in Montana

Former SEAL Team Six commander Ryan Zinke is making a charge for Congress from Montana and intends to make his voice heard on foreign policy if elected. Zinke, who retired from the Navy a few years before his old team took out Osama Bin Laden, sees much of his campaign through the lens of a former soldier, with a focus on national security and energy independence at the core of his campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana, Montana Government, US Military, US Navy

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Why the White House, Congress Are in Punt Formation

Washington's policy makers, either individually or collectively, are delaying big decisions over immigration, tax reform, the Keystone XL pipeline and government funding until after the November midterm elections. It's also likely they will only approve measures to temporarily reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, the charter for which expires at the end of September, and a terrorism-risk insurance law that expires at the end of December.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Star Tribune

Work hard and tell the truth

May students, parents and teachers - prodded, perhaps, by a prominent case of plagiarism - rededicate themselves to promoting and producing work of integrity. As fires raged across much of Washington and Oregon this summer - and as drought continued to afflict California - another western state suffered from damage of another kind: In late July, the New York Times reported that Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., had plagiarized most of his master's thesis at the U.S. Army War College.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, United States Army War College, Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

OregonLive.com

As school year begins, students and teachers should take cheating seriously: Guest opinion

As fires raged across much of Washington and Oregon this summer - and drought continued to afflict California - another western state suffered from damage of another kind: In late July, The New York Times reported that Sen. John Walsh of Montana had plagiarized most off his master's thesis at the U.S. Army War College.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, United States Army War College, Opinion

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Washington Times

5 things to know about Montana's midterm elections

In two months, Montanans will choose two new members of the state's congressional delegation, which party will be in control for the 2015 Legislature and whether to change the makeup of the state Supreme Court.

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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

jdsupra.com

Tax Policy Issues Prepare for a Rumble on the Gridiron

The clock is running out on the 113th Congress. While the calendar says we are not quite at the two-minute warning, with a truncated September congressional schedule and the campaign season taking up much of the fall, the final whistle is closer than you may think.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Orrin Hatch, Eric Cantor

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Townhall

Brutal: Dems' MT Senate Candidate Freezes in TV Interview, Is a Revolutionary Socialist | Guy Benson

Believe it or not, this clip is probably the least of Montana Democrats' problems with their newly-minted Senate candidate.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

CNN

Montana's 'refreshing' candidate 'needs more time'

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is famous for his flat-top and middle of the road politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Jon Tester, US Senate, Democrat, Montana, Paul Ryan

TheBlaze.com

One Democrat's solution for stopping Burger King-style...

A Senate Democrat this week put forward a surprisingly simple idea for stopping U.S.-based companies from moving their headquarters overseas in order to escape high U.S. corporate taxes - lower those taxes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Miami Herald

Lawmaker told it to the camera

Amanda Curtis, a 34-year-old high school math teacher, is now the Democrats' U.S. Senate candidate in Montana.

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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

ABC News

Amanda Curtis Is a Rare Breed of Montana Democrat

Selected by state Democrats last week to replace Democratic Sen. John Walsh on their November ticket after a plagiarism scandal derailed his re-election bid , Curtis is a far cry from the centrist candidates the party tends to field for statewide office in Big Sky Country.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Jon Tester, Activism

Mother Jones

House Candidate Called Female Senators "Undeserving Bimbos in Tennis Shoes"

Republican congressional candidate Jim Hagedorn could face a major obstacle in his race to unseat Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz: conservative blogger Jim Hagedorn.

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Related Topix: US News, Blog News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Herb Kohl, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Big News Network.com

Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out

With less than 11 weeks to go before election day, Curtis, a high school math teacher and single-term state legislator from Montana, is kicking off her campaign as the newest candidate for U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, US Senate, Democrat, Montana Government, Montana, Mitt Romney, Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Morning Journal

What Walsh plagiarism fiasco?

This year's Senate races are the Democrats' to lose in the sense that the GOP is doing nothing to earn them, hoping President Obama's political collapse will have reverse coattail effects.

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Lucianne.com

Next 25 Articles

National Democrats knew long ago that 2014A s political landscape in Montana was not going to be favorable to even a relatively conservative Democrat.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Rick Perry, US Governors, Senator Ron Johnson, Republican

Washington Examiner

Montana Democrats think they've found their Elizabeth Warren

At a nominating convention on Saturday, delegates chose state Rep. Amanda Curtis as their new nominee, a move made necessary since Walsh ended his campaign after the New York Times reported that he plagiarized much of his master's thesis.

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

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

Montana Democrats chooses first-term state legislator as Senate candidate

Montana Democrats on Saturday selected a little-known state lawmaker named Amanda Curtis as their candidate for U.S. Senate after Sen. John Walsh dropped out amid plagiarism allegations from his time at the U.S. Army War College .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Montana, US Senate, Democrat, Montana Government, United States Army War College

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