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2 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Iowa lawmakers urge Congolese officials to let children go home

Lawmakers are responding to dozens of families who have legally adopted children that are stuck in the Democratic Republic of Congo .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, World News, Africa

4 hrs ago | PolitiFact

Mailbag: 'Everyone fails this fact-check'

It's spring. The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and PolitiFact's readers are still giving us an earful.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, Louisiana, US Governors

8 hrs ago | The Daily News

Budget Office: Wage Boost Would Cost Firms $15 Billion

A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Thursday.

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

12 hrs ago | KFBB

Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive

A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Tom Latham, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Ron Paul

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Deadline

Offensive Language Cited In MPAA Rejection Of Radius-TWC 'Fed Up' Key Art

The MPAA has rejected the key art for Fed Up , a documentary film about the fast food and junk food industries which reveals how children and parents are being fed a bill of goods by food manufacturers.

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

Breitbart.com

Sarah Palin to Headline SHE-PAC Iowa Rally for Joni Ernst

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will headline a SHE-PAC rally in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 27th for conservative Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst, who has taken a two-point lead over a liberal Republican businessman who had been leading before Palin endorsed Ernst.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Iowa, Iowa Government, US Governors, Sarah Palin

Tri-cityherald.com

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

This July 24, 1933 file photo shows President Franklin D. Roosevelt appealing to the nation via radio for immediate enrollment of all employers under the blanket agreement to raise wages and create jobs, in Washington.

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Related Topix: US News, Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa

Fleet Owner Magazine

The easy life of a truck driver?

One of the big partisan battles waging in America currently is the Democrats' push for gender equality in pay.

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

Tue Apr 15, 2014

MSN Money

What to do about Social Security payroll tax cap

It's Tax Day, and a small number of wealthy Americans have something to celebrate: They are done paying Social Security taxes for the year.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Retirement, US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat

USA Today

Minimum Wage at the Forefront, With Eye on Elections

Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, Barack Obama

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Canadian Business Magazine

Business Highlights

U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

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Related Topix: Tax, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman

Daily Kos

Election Diary Rescue 2014: Week 14

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 28 diaries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, David Vitter, Kentucky Government, Allyson Schwartz, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Hill

Dems: E-cigarette companies 'prey' on kids

The lawmakers released a new report finding that e-cigarette companies are targeting children by using candy flavors and promoting their products at rock concerts and through social media.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Law, Healthcare Law, Smoking, Health, Medicine, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), US News, US Senate, US Politics, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat

ABC News

Congressional Report Presses for E-Cigarette Rules

Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regulate the fast-growing industry, according to a Congressional report released Monday.

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Related Topix: Marketing, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Squeezing the middle class

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: What do you think about the growing disparity between the rich and poor? To write a letter, go to sacbee.com/sendletter .

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, San Francisco, CA, Sacramento, CA, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Opinion

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Politico

Addressing teacher inequity issues - Board certification for...

HOW TO BETTER DISTRIBUTE EFFECTIVE TEACHERS: Poor and minority children are less likely to be taught by highly effective teachers than their peers, a new analysis from the Center for American Progress finds.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Lamar Alexander, Democrat

Fri Apr 11, 2014

CNN

Paul Ryan to Iowa GOP: Give up 'infighting' for Lent

Rep. Paul Ryan called on the Republican Party to unify in a speech Friday, saying it should "give up the infighting" for Lent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, Paul Ryan, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa

Politico

Ryan on Obama: I told you so

During a speech here to the Iowa Republican Party, on his second trip back to the Hawkeye State since losing in 2012, Ryan said that one reason he and Republican nominee Mitt Romney couldn't top President Barack Obama was they had to "shadow box against big government in theory."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Mitt Romney

OttawaHerald.com

Roberts: Feds should back off education

U.S. Sen. Roberts, R-Kan., called on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee to prohibit Washington from determining state education standards and curriculum.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jerry Moran, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Jerry Moran, Pat Roberts, Democrat

Roll Call

Tax 'Extenders' and Energy Efficiency Make May Agenda, Reid Says

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid plans to bring up a catchall tax "extenders" package to the floor next work period, along with a long-delayed energy efficiency bill.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ron Wyden, Scott Brown, Republican, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Rob Portman

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