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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Democratic phonies are on the run

What's with all the Democratic Senate candidates being caught displaying a condescending, insulting contempt for voters? The latest embarrassing incident involves Georgia Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who suffered the indignity of having her 144-page campaign plan leaked .

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Related Topix: Georgia, Georgia Government, Washington Post, Publishing, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Iowa

7 hrs ago | TheDenverChannel

GI Bill billions go to for-profit schools

Flash Flood Watch issued July 29 at 5:27AM MDT expiring July 30 at 6:00PM MDT in effect for: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln, Morgan, Park, Summit, Washington, Weld Flash Flood Watch issued July 29 at 1:36PM MDT expiring July 30 at 3:00PM MDT in effect ... (more)

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa

10 hrs ago | Cityview Online

How can Koch-bottled Ernst be 'philosophically opposed' to what's right for Iowa?

Joni Ernst, Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, says of the Renewable Fuel Standard, "Philosophically, I am opposed to those mandates or those subsidies that are coming from the government.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Coon Rapids, IA, Guthrie County, IA

13 hrs ago | WTVC

Billions of GI Bill funds go to for-profit schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges. That includes a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Santa Ana, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

ABC News

Billions of GI Bill Funds Go to for-Profit Schools

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have flocked to for-profit colleges, including a troubled chain that is closing or selling its campuses amid a series of federal and state investigations.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Corinthian Colleges, Santa Ana, CA, Marketing

National Review Online

Senate Democrat Floats Blowing Up August Recess over Border Crisis

Retiring Senator Tom Harkin suggested that Senate Democrats might force House Republicans to return to the Capitol during the August recess in order to pass a border crisis bill.

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

US News & World Report

Democratic Legislation Would Regulate Work Scheduling

A new bill would require companies to give employees more notice and stability when it comes to their work schedules.

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Related Topix: US News, George Miller, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, US Senate, University of Chicago

Cato Institute

A Case against Child Labor Prohibitions

Halima is an 11-year-old girl who clips loose threads off of Hanes underwear in a Bangladeshi factory.1 She works about eight hours a day, six days per week.

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

ScienceBlogs

When schedules don't work for hourly workers

With much of the country still suffering the effects of the last recession, many hourly workers are trying to scrape by with part-time jobs that don't give them as many hours as they'd like .

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Related Topix: George Miller, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rosa DeLauro, US Senate

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Workplace Prof Blog

Minimum Wage Hike?

Two U. S. Senators, Tom Harkin and George Miller , just introduced a plan that would raise the minimum wage which is currently set at $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, George Miller, US House of Representatives

UPI

Iowa GOP nominee says states can nullify federal laws

Ernst, a Republican, was caught espousing wishful thinking as policy in a September 2013 forum held by the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, saying Congress should not pass laws "that the states would consider nullifying."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley

Northern Michigan News

Ernst back from military training to Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate

The Hill

Jobless rate falls; Dems don't rise

The economy is, finally, improving. But it is not helping Democrats much in the battle for control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa

Roll Call

Retiring Appropriator Seeks to Steady Medical Research Funding

Sen. Tom Harkin, the chairman of the Senate Labor-HHS-Education spending subcommittee and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, is retiring at the end of the year.

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

Lucianne.com

18 of the Most Cringe-Worthy PhrasesEver Spoken By a Politician

When we think of politicians, we tend to think that they are somewhat intelligent people.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Daily Kos

Wanna know why Republicans can't give up calling Obama 'not American'? They've got nothing else.

When you've got nothing of substance to say, just say that the President of the United States isn't a real American.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Council Bluffs, IA, Mitt Romney

Breitbart.com

2016: Martin O'Malley Attends Iowa Fundraiser... in a Town Called Clinton

The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow Democrats and making personal appeals while former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the prohibitive - if yet undeclared - favorite.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa, Iowa Government, US Governors, Martin O'Malley

Sat Jul 26, 2014

KCRG

Sen. Harkin Wants to Continue Advocating for Those With Disabilities

Senator Tom Harkin accepts the 2014 Bill Reagan Vitality Award from Bill's daughter, Stephanie Reagan during the 24th annual Americans with Disabilities Act celebration on the pedestrian mall in Iowa City on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, George Bush

KCRG

Rally Celebrates 24th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

The crowd applauds Senator Tom Harkin's speech at the 24th annual Americans with Disabilities Act celebration on the pedestrian mall in Iowa City on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, George Bush

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Iowa leaders clash over undocumented immigrant children

The debate over how to curb illegal immigration has made its way into Iowa, and Iowa Politics.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Terry Branstad, US Governors

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