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14 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Janet McKenzie: Sacred Art and the Feminine Spirit

First unveiled on NBC's Today Show in 2000, Janet McKenzie's painting, Jesus of the People was the first place winner of the National Catholic Reporter's global competition to identify an image of Jesus for the New Millennium.

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Related Topix: Painting, Arts, US News, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, US Politics, Democrat, Winooski, VT, Religion, Episcopal Church, Senator Bernie Sanders

19 hrs ago | Missourian

A first step in reining in the NSA

A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide significant protection for a broad range of personal information sought by government ... (more)

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

Yesterday | American Reporter

On Native GroundOBAMA Doing Too Much? Why his 'to-do' List is Long

They called him "Silent Cal," but Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States - the second one born in Vermont and the only U.S. president to be born on the Fourth of July - said one of the most beautiful things I've ever read about the state.

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

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Manchester Journal

End life support for big wind

The fate of Big Wind in Vermont is currently resting with a piece of legislation that has become hotly controversial in Congress.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, US Politics, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Opinion

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Lockheed Martin gives contributions to F-35 supporters

In July, a group of researchers just days after the Senate approved more funding for test programming on the fighter jets, released how much money current members of Congress got in contributions from Lockheed Martin since 2001.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Republican, Kay Granger

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Corporate contributions burried in F-35 funds

WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON THAT TONIGHT... WPTZ'S HANNAH MCDONALD HAS BEEN TRACKING THIS STORY DOWN, AND JOINS US LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders

Manchester Journal

Leahy visits Sunderland

Sen. Patrick Leahy stopped by the Hill Farm Inn in Sunderland last Monday, to review the effect of legislation he helped sponsor on land preservation.

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

WCAX-TV Burlington

2 farms get grants for value added products

Two Vermont farms are getting a total of more than $185,000 in grants as part of a federal program that encourages the production of value-added agricultural products.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Agriculture, Science, Rochester, VT

The Washington Post

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

It was reported Monday by Andrea Peterson of the Washington Post that the city of Ferguson had hired a Chesterfield public relations firm that specializes in crisis management.

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Related Topix: Public Relations, Chesterfield, MO, St Louis County, MO, Jay Nixon, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 2014

McClatchy

A first step in reining in the NSA

A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide significant protection for a broad range of personal information sought by government ... (more)

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WVNY

Former US Senator Jim Jeffords Passes Away

Former U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords has passed away. He was 80 years old. "He was a partner in our work for Vermont, and he was a friend.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords, Democrat, Vermont, Vermont Government

USA Today

James Jeffords, ex-senator who broke with GOP, dies

James M. Jeffords, who was a Republican congressman and senator before breaking with his party in 2001, died Monday morning, the Burlington Free Press has learned.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, James Jeffords, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Burlington, VT, Montpelier, VT

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sanders leading Senate push against postal cuts

Vermont's Bernie Sanders and two other U.S. Senators are leading a push for a one-year moratorium on service cuts proposed by the U.S. Postal Service .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Jon Tester, Tammy Baldwin, US House of Representatives, Senator Tammy Baldwin

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

Student loan scammers seek slice of $1 trillion pie

Vermonters have seen a rise in calls, emails and late-night advertisements offering lower payments or other adjustments on their federal student loans.

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

RedOrbit

Net Neutrality Debate Heats Up As Senator Calls...

Net neutrality laws and the protection of an open and equal Internet are subjects that arouse passions, and some heavyweights have entered the debate recently with President Obama and the New York Times joining large numbers of Internet users speaking out in support of equality on the Web.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Internet Service Providers, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Indybay.org

Senator Barbara Boxer: "Stop Funding Israeli Military Occupation of Gaza"

Join Codepink this Tuesday, 8/19, at noon when we gather at Senator Barbara Boxer's Oakland Office, 70 Washington St., Jack London Square.

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Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Keith Ellison, US House of Representatives

Sat Aug 16, 2014

American Thinker

Police being targeted by Congress

Several bills to blunt the militarization of local police forces are under consideration in Congress as lawmakers try and out do themselves in criticizing the tactics and equipment of law enforcement around the country.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Carl Levin, Democrat, Senator Ben Cardin, Ferguson, MO, Republican, Senator Rand Paul

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Dean of the Senate, Leahy ranges far and wide

Making a public visit to Bennington on Thursday for the first time in years, Sen. Patrick Leahy held a discussion of more than an hour with four members of the Banner staff at the Brown Cow Cafe.

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

American Reporter

On Native GroundOBAMA Doing Too Much? Why his 'to-do' List is Long

They called him "Silent Cal," but Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States - the second one born in Vermont and the only U.S. president to be born on the Fourth of July - said one of the most beautiful things I've ever read about the state.

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

ComputerWorld

IT Blogwatch: FCC under more pressure to rule on REAL net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission is being told by President Obama and Senate-President Leahy that it needs to up its net-neutrality game.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Telecom, Internet Service Providers, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

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