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How Social Movements Can Win More Victories Like Same-Sex Marriage

Not long ago, same-sex marriage in America was not merely an unpopular cause; it was a politically fatal one - a third-rail issue that could end the career of any politician foolish enough to touch it.


Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Scott Walker, US Governors, US Senate, Republican

Thu Jul 10, 2014

News Max

Analyst: Obamacare Proposals Place Taxpayer Funds at Risk

Recent proposals by the Department of Health and Human Services to streamline the process used to determine eligibility for Obamacare subsidies allow inconsistencies to persist, thereby placing taxpayer funds at risk, a healthcare analyst at a conservative think tank argues.


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

Salt Lake Tribune

Senate approves Utah land exchange

Washington a The Senate approved a land exchange in Utah and a minor correction to a law with big implications for the Provo River Water Users Association during a flurry of activity Wednesday, and the two bills are now headed to President Barack Obama for his signature.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Rob Bishop, Representative Jason Chaffetz, US Senate, Utah, Barack Obama, Uintah, UT

CBS News

Plan to keep highway aid flowing advances in House

A House committee took a step Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before transportation programs are forecast to go broke.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Dave Camp, Republican, US House of Representatives, Earl Blumenauer, Democrat, US Senate, Ron Wyden, John Boehner

Cybercast News Service

ACLU Withdraws Support for Gay Job Rights Bill, Cites Hobby Lobby RulingCNS

"The Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby has made it all the more important that we not accept this inappropriate provision," the statement continued.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, ACLU, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rob Portman, Barack Obama


Free Speech Is Whatever These Senators Say It Is

The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment to undo the Supreme Court's wildly unpopular 5 to 4 Citizens United ruling on Thursday.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Chuck Grassley, John Cornyn, Liberal Political News

Wed Jul 09, 2014

National Review Online


This exchange from this morning's Senate Finance hearings between Sen. Orrin Hatch and the Congressional Budget Office director says volumes about how hard it is to determine the impact of health care legislation when it's passed so hastily: SEN.


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


Health Affairs explores Big Data, EHR implementation, VistA, and more ...

FROM JULY'S HEALTH AFFAIRS: EHRs, VISTA, RURAL CARE: We begin with Arthur Allen's piece on hard-earned wisdom from inside the VA's EHR system.


Related Topix: Medicine, Medicare, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Angus King, Republican

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Gay-rights groups reject anti-bias bill due to religious exemption

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, supported a bill to protect gay people from workplace discrimination, in large part because it contained a strong exemption for religious organizations.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Utah, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Daily Kos


Senate Republicans have Social Security in their sights, as usual, but this time they're going to be trickier about it.


Related Topix: US News, Social Security, US Politics, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Liberal Political News

Hobby Lobby aftermath spawns disagreement over future of religious freedom law

Opponents of the Supreme Court's June 30 ruling supporting the religious freedoms privately held corporation's owners have when it comes to a contraceptive mandate are lobbying to repeal the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Republican, Utah, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte

Hot Air

GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Mitt Romney will run in 2016 - and he'll win

Via Mediaite , I don't deny that I enjoy trolling the HA faithful with stories about yet another Romney campaign , but is it trolling or is it news when the rumor du jour's coming from a Republican congressman? And Chaffetz is no random House member: Romney endorsed him when he first ran for Congress in Utah in 2008 and Chaffetz returned the favor ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, Mitt Romney, US Senate


Hatch expects Finance to take up Highway Trust Fund on Thursday -...

HATCH EXPECTS FINANCE TO TAKE UP HIGHWAY TRUST FUND ON THURSDAY. It's looking likely that the Senate Finance Committee will take up legislation on Thursday to fix a budget hole in the Highway Trust Fund.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, Senator Ben Cardin

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Washington Post

Dems brace for new GOP assault on safety net

Democrats are bracing for a new assault from Republicans on the safety net that could come as early as this month - in particular, on disability insurance.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Sherrod Brown, US Senate, Democrat, Social Security, Personal Finance, Republican, Retirement, Tom Coburn

Center for American Progress

Repatriation Holiday: It's Time To Drop It For Good

The U.S. government taxes the worldwide income of U.S. multinational corporations, but profits earned overseas are not actually subject to tax until a company repatriates them or brings them home.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Liberal Political News

Thu Jul 03, 2014

The Hill

Preserve consumer choice in auto repair parts

With the Fourth of July weekend fast approaching, the busy summer driving season is hitting its peak.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Zoe Lofgren, Democrat, Darrell Issa, US Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Whitehouse, Alternative


After Hobby Lobby, Faith Leaders Want Right To LGBT Discrimination

Piggybacking on the Hobby Lobby ruling, another group of faith leaders is urging President Obama to include broad exemptions for religious employers in an executive order he plans to issue barring anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors.


Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Times Herald

Carl Levin: Treating heroin and opioid addiction needs new method

Throughout Michigan and our nation, parents are struggling with how to help addicted sons and daughters.


Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Republican, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Healthcare Law, Law


Bairds hang a shingle - Verizon's conflicted consulting roster - ...

BAIRDS HANG A SHINGLE: Former Heritage Action for America strategist Tripp Baird and former Hill staffer Jennifer Baird have launched Off Hill Strategies , a lobbying and consulting shop that promises "a different view and path for navigating inside and outside of Washington."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Mel Martinez, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mary Bono, Representative Mary Bono Mack, Utah, e-dialog

ENR-Engineering News-Record

Senate Finance Committee Is Aiming for Short-Term Trust Fund Patch

As the Highway Trust Fund's looming shortfall sparks a U.S. Dept. of Transportation cash-conserving plan, construction and state transportation officials will have to wait a bit longer for the Senate Finance Committee to act on a short-term rescue for the diminishing fund.


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