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20 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Jeff Sessions makes history by being unopposed for U.S. Senate, and re-election campaign is in no hurry

The incumbent U.S. senator from Mobile was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 3. And on Nov. 4, he will be unopposed in the general election.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican

Yesterday | The Hill

1:45 on Thursday? Must be time for Senate to head home

Lawmakers have been in a rush all of this election year to get back to their home schedules, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is helping them with the upper chamber's schedule.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Harry Reid, Democrat, Senator Rand Paul

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Alabama Live

Don't turn your backs on migrant children: reader opinion

The rise in unaccompanied children arriving at this country's southern border has rightfully been labeled a humanitarian crisis.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mike Rogers, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Alabama, US Military, US Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Opinion

Pam's House Blend

How President Bill Clinton Prepared to Justify Criminalizing All Leaks of Information

When President Bill Clinton vetoed anti-leaks provision in 2000 that would have made nearly all unauthorized disclosures of information by officials a felony, he warned of a "serious risk that this legislation" would have "a chilling effect on those who engage in legitimate activities."

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Prison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Alabama Live

'No Labels' will keep Alabama representatives accountable: reader opinion

In this age of broken government and extreme partisanship, there are a group of "Problem Solvers" in Congress, who have committed to "Make Government Work" simply by refusing gridlock and agreeing to meet together to find common ground and work through issues.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby, Alabama, Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Alabama Live

Jeremiah Denton, American war hero and Alabama senator, laid to rest in Arlington National...

Jeremiah Denton, an American hero from the Vietnam war and former Alabama senator, was laid to rest today in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Mo Brooks, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Alabama, Alabama Government

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Politico

Mikulski: Senate moving on border funding

A top Senate Democrat said Monday that her chamber is likely to move President Barack Obama's emergency funding request for the crisis on the border later this week or early next week.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Harry Reid, Jeff Sessions, Republican

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WALA

Shelby announces critical defense funding for south Alabama

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby , Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced full committee passage of the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations bill, which contains critical funding for programs important to south Alabama.

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

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Alabama Live

Military personnel may soon see commissary tobacco discounts go up in smoke

Smokers accustomed to spending less on tobacco bought at military commissaries may soon see that savings go up in smoke.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Ledger-Enquirer.com

GE Aviation investing $50 million in Auburn plant expansion

Take an existing aerospace plant, add a lucrative contract to make a high-tech product, mix in an investment of $50 million, and what do you get? The potential to ramp up hiring on the way to total employment of 300 workers within five or so years at GE Aviation’s year-old facility in Auburn, Ala.

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Related Topix: Auburn, AL, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Alabama, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Reuters

Hope fades in Congress for drama-free funding of U.S. agencies

U.S. lawmakers expected that a promising budget deal reached after a government shutdown last year would herald a new normal for passing annual spending bills, moving Congress away from the crisis-driven approach and resulting economic jitters of recent years.

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Related Topix: US News, Life, Food, Nutrition, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Rutgers University, UC Santa Barbara

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Kansas City InfoZine

Administration Officials Make Deterrence Focus of Emergency Border Funding

That is how to deal with the situation," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Republican, John McCain

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Free Republic

Sen. Richard Shelby says Obama administration's lack of...

Alabama's senior Senator said he is concerned the White House's request for billions of dollars to care for illegal children flooding across America's border may be just the first such request made by the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Illegal Immigration, Barack Obama

RickeyStokesNews.com

Steve Flowers' Weekly Column - July 11th, 2014

The runoff primary is next Tuesday. The prognostication is for a paltry five percent statewide voter participation.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Spencer Bachus, US Senate, Alabama

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Los Angeles Times

U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget

Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn't approve emergency funds to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators Thursday.

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Related Topix: US News, Dianne Feinstein, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, Barbara Mikulski, Republican

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Alabama Live

America's most influential - and controversial - space lawmaker could be Alabama's Sen....

Who's the member of Congress driving the discussion about America's space program this summer? A good argument could be made that it's U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, NASA

Politico

Castro confirmed to lead HUD

The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, putting the rising political star in the middle of the thorny debate over housing policy and providing him with a platform to boost his national profile.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Alabama Live

I-10 bridge advocates seek support from Sen. Jeff Sessions; tree trimming concerns come...

Welcome to today's installment of the Sharp Eye on Mobile column, which will be published three days a week .

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Related Topix: Mobile, AL, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Christian Science Monitor

$3.7 billion for border crisis: Should GOP insist on spending 'offsets'?

Immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the US-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas, June 25. President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the US border.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harold Rogers, US Senate

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Globe and Mail

Most children border-crossers to be sent home, White House says

From left, Raul Amador Sanchez, 7, from Georgia, Alexandra Diaz, 9, and her brother Andy Diaz, 7, both from Baltimore, Md., hold up signs as they join their parent during a news conference of immigrant families and childrens advocates responding to the President Barack Obamas response to the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, 9, US Senate, Republican, US Politics

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