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Yesterday | 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

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

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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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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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

The Brattleboro Reformer

Patent troll case referred back to Vermont courts

Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell's lawsuit against an alleged "patent troll" scored a preliminary victory Monday when the U.S. Appellate Court for the Federal Circuit ruled that the case should be tried in Vermont.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Patent / Trademark Law, Law, Internet Troll

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Home from Washington: Sen. Leahy visits Bennington

Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., toured the Energizer battery factory on Gage Street Thursday, and also made stops in Arlington to visit the federally qualified health center there.

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TechCrunch

Senator Calls On FCC To Hold Net Neutrality Round Tables Outside Of Washington

Senator Patrick Leahy recently called on the Federal Communications Commission to host roundtable discussions concerning net neutrality outside of Washington.

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WCAX-TV Burlington

Leahy tours Bennington Energizer plant

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, says he will seek more federal funding this upcoming session for Vermont's manufacturing industry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Vermont, Vermont Government, Bennington, VT, St. Albans, VT

E-Commerce Times

Freedom Act Leaves IT Sector at Risk for Spy Program Costs

If passed, Sen. Leahy's USA Freedom Act would curb NSA activities. However, there is a significant amount of unfinished business in the area of federal IT surveillance reform, according to BSA's Tim Molino.

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

The Washington Post

The weakness of surveillance reform

Adm. Michael "Mike" Rogers, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, listens to a question during a cybersecurity conference in Washington in June.

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Related Topix: Dickinson College, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Travel

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Vermont Standard

Primary Election Candidate Q&A

The Vermont Standard reached out to candidates in contested primary races and asked them questions about business and school funding.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bernard Sanders, Vermont

Business Insurance

Industry welcomes bills to clarify NRRA's application to captive insurers

The president of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association is "cautiously optimistic" about the chances for bills in Congress aimed at clarifying the federal Non-Admitted Reinsurance Reform Act as it relates to captive insurance.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat, US Senate, Vermont, IL, Industry, IL, Republican, Lindsey Graham

Reuters

Senator urges FCC net neutrality hearings outside Washington

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Wednesday called on the Federal Communications Commission to host hearings on its new proposed "net neutrality" rules outside of Washington, not just at its offices in the U.S. capitol.

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