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6 min ago | Switched

Post-Corinthian: Gates, Gingrich, Graham, Fake "Susan and Dave"...

Are "Susan and Dave" a for-profit college student, or the parents of a for-profit college student? From the comments they posted on two different websites this week, seems like, both.

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Related Topix: Dave, Comedy Movies, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

4 hrs ago | MSDN Blogs

On the ADA's Anniversary Work Remains to Make Workplaces Accessible

The following blog post was written by Laura Ruby - Director of Accessibility Policy and Standards at Microsoft.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Wall Street Journal

Ryan Blueprint Hits Hard on Higher Ed

Rep. Paul Ryan , speaks at the SALT conference in Las Vegas in this May 16, 2014 file photograph.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, US Senate, Senator Mike Lee, Barack Obama, Democrat

UPI

Obama, Dems push $10.10 minimum wage with Kristen Bell's help

Five years to the day since the last increase in the federal minimum wage, Democrats are renewing a call to bring the minimum up to $10.10 an hour.

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Related Topix: Kristen Bell, Hot Chicks, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Al Franken, Iowa, George Miller, US House of Representatives

The Indianapolis Star

Indiana higher ed chief suggests changes to financial aid

Indiana higher ed chief suggests changes to financial aid Aim would be to make changes that encourage students to graduate on time Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1rEbFEr Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers Thursday suggested to Congress ways the federal government could help more students graduate on time or ... (more)

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Related Topix: Indiana, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Lamar Alexander, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

Common Dreams

Pay-Cut Clock Documents Billions of Dollars Lost by Minimum-Wage Workers

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the last increase in the minimum wage, the Center for Economic and Policy Research debuts a pay-cut clock to show how much, down to the second, minimum-wage workers continue to lose as long as the wage remains frozen at its current level.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Senator Al Franken, Al Franken, Liberal Political News

The Hill

Overnight Healthcare: O-Care sting worries Gop

Republicans say the Government Accountability Office has shown it's too easy for fake applicants to sign-up for health insurance through the federal exchange, but the agency counters it's too early to draw conclusions.

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Related Topix: US News, Health Insurance, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Boustany, Healthcare Law, Law, US Senate, Democrat

The Weekly Standard

Where Was Bruce Braley?

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

TheBlaze.com

Dems want to give government power over company work schedules

Democrats in the House and Senate are proposing new changes to the law that would allow workers to make requests about their work schedule without fear of retaliation from their bosses, and in some cases would require companies to accept these requests.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Sherrod Brown, US House of Representatives, George Miller

Free Republic

Feeling Bullish about Iowa Republicans in 2014

Every election cycle tells a story, but the storyline for the 2014 general election is still being written.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Iowa Government, Iowa, Dave, Comedy Movies, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Marine Corps Times

Sen. Harkin: Recruit the disabled for non-combat jobs

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, at the Capitol in Washington, on Feb. 25. While veterans' groups are pushing the Senate to expand protections for disabled troops when they travel abroad, lawmakers in the chamber are considering expanding military jobs to disabled individuals at home.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Democrat, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

Representatives from veterans groups and organizations for the disabled on Wednesday joined Dole and Republican Sens. John McCain, Kelly Ayotte and Mark Kirk along with Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin at a Capitol Hill news conference.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, Senator Kelly Ayotte, US Senate, Republican, John McCain, Democrat

The Des Moines Register

Kling clucks about running for office

I was taken by surprise in last week's column by Sara Opie when she endorsed me as a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate as an alternative to both Joni Ernst and Bruce Braley, especially since Sara leans to the right and I lean to the left.

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

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Senate, House on collision course on border money

Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Democrat

ABC News

Senate, House on Collision Course on Border Money

Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Democrat

ABC News

Labor Officials Promise to Fix Program for Coal Miners With Black Lung

Federal labor officials told lawmakers today that they have notified dozens of coal workers they should re-apply for black lung benefits because their claims were denied in part based on medical reviews by a controversial Johns Hopkins physician .

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Related Topix: Hopkins, Entertainment, Television, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Robert Casey, Democrat

HR Magazine

Senate Expected to Approve Block's Nomination to NLRB

"The White House is taking no chances" of leaving the National Labor Relations Board deadlocked with two Republicans and two Democrats, nominating Democrat Sharon Block to serve on it, according to Michael Lotito, an attorney with Littler in San Francisco.

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

Politico

O'Malley set to return to Iowa

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is heading back to Iowa this weekend, just weeks after the Democrat - who has said he's exploring a 2016 presidential run - was the keynote speaker at the state Democratic convention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Council Bluffs, IA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Politico

DSCC going up on Iowa airwaves

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will launch a half-million-dollar television-ad campaign in Iowa on Tuesday against GOP nominee Joni Ernst, hitting her on entitlements.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Iowa, TV Advertising, Social Security, Personal Finance

JD Supra

Congress Considers Multiple Proposals in Advance of Higher Education Act Reauthorization

Recently, there have been a number of bills issued and proposals made as the U.S. Congress begins the process of reauthorizing of the Higher Education Act .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, John Kline, Virginia Foxx, Representative Mike Kelly, Representative Larry Bucshon

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