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6 hrs ago | The Brattleboro Reformer

Vermont looks for housing for child refugees from Central America

Gov. Peter Shumlin has asked the mayor of Burlington to identify facilities in Vermont that could temporarily house immigrant children from Central America.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Immigration Reform, US Military, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Bennington Banner

Democrats' constitutional hypocrisy

What we see almost daily in the news is some kind of whining or complaining by the national Democrats and their minions about the evils of too much money being spent across the country to influence political campaigns.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Texas, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

Los Angeles Times

Obama, Senate make progress on NSA data-collection reform bill

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick J. Leahy on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Lucianne.com

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Hundreds of Christian families fled their homes in Mosul Saturday before a jihadist ultimatum threatening their communityA s centuries-old presence in the northern Iraqi city expired.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Ukraine, US News, US Politics, Senator Joe Manchin, US Senate, Democrat

The Hill

Border bill divides Dems

Centrist and liberal Democrats are battling one another over the emergency spending package for child immigrants at the southern border.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Harry Reid, Senator Joe Manchin

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Courthouse News Service

Retroactive Sentencing Reductions on Track for U.S. Drug Offenders

A unanimous vote Friday by the U.S. Sentencing Commission will let more than 46,000 federal inmates imprisoned for drug offenses apply to reduce their sentences retroactively.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

WCAX-TV Burlington

Leahy, Sanders honor former Vt. Gov. Phil Hoff

Vermont's two U.S. senators paid tribute to former Governor Phil Hoff Friday in honor of his 90th birthday.

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

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Vermont Asked To Consider Housing Undocumented Border Kids

In this June 25, 2014 photo, a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Family, Kids, US Governors, Peter Shumlin

WCAX-TV Burlington

New help for organic farmers

The community tasted ice cream, cheese and several other items from local farms; most of the products were grown organically.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Organic Food, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics

Thu Jul 17, 2014

National Journal

Congress Fiddles - and Squabbles - as Border Crisis Grows

Politics and pessimism on Thursday overtook any possibility of a swift congressional response to the flood of unaccompanied, undocumented children at the U.S.-Mexico border, as the House and Senate continued moving toward dramatically different approaches.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Kay Granger, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Illegal Immigration, John Boehner, Democrat

Free Republic

Gutting the First Amendment

Supporters of campaign finance laws have been apoplectic since the Supreme Court struck down a ban on corporate political ads in Citizens United.

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

Sunherald.com

Inspector general probing US 'Cuban Twitter' plan

This April 1, 2014 file photo shows students behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba.

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

OpEdNews

Ask Obama to Reverse USDA Coup Undermining NOSB, Shifting Power to Agribusiness

WHITE HOUSE PETITION: Ask President Obama to Reverse USDA Coup Undermining Organic Governing Board and Shifting Power to Agribusiness Lobbyists When Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 , they created a unique and powerful citizen advisory panel, with statutory authority, to assist the Secretary of Agriculture in implementing ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Life, Food, Organic Food, Agriculture, Science, CPU, Science / Technology, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Politico

Clock ticks on surveillance reform

The USA Freedom Act, the Hill's preeminent measure to curb NSA authority in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, cleared the House and has been waiting to see movement in the Senate as advocates in and out of Congress try to navigate a tough negotiating landscape.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein

USA Today

Vermont asked to investigate housing undocumented kids

BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont has been asked by the White House to investigate whether the state can house some of the immigrant children that are illegally entering the United States along the Mexican border, Vermont asked to investigate housing undocumented kids BURLINGTON, Vermont - Vermont has been asked by the White House to investigate ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Burlington, VT, Family, Kids, World News, Mexico,

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Politico

Pro Report: Time running out for Hill surveillance reform - Yellen...

Alex Byers writes that the leading proposal in Congress to limit NSA authority is languishing in the Senate and advocates are running out of time to pass long-sought measures in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks.

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

Breitbart.com

Patrick Leahy Cites Holocaust Victims in Plea to Embrace Unaccompanied Minors

In a speech urging his Senate colleagues to accept the thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, Sen. Patrick Leahy reminded his colleagues of a time when the United States turned back Jews fleeing the Holocaust.

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

Switched

Gabby Giffords Touts First-Ever Senate Hearing On Guns And Domestic Violence

Sen. Patrick Leahy , chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has scheduled the first-ever Senate hearing on how to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, US House of Representatives, Violent Crime, Amy Klobuchar

US News & World Report

Should Unlocking Cellphones From Wireless Carriers Be Legal?

A Senate panel voted unanimously on Thursday to allow consumers to "unlock" or keep their cellphones when switching between carriers like Verizon and AT&T once their contract is up.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, AT&T, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Cell Phones, Electronics, Opinion

The Bennington Banner

Leahy pushes for constitutional convention on campaign finance reform

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., ushered a proposal out of committee last week that would amend the U.S. Constitution and allow for limits on campaign contributions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Dick Durbin

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