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7 hrs ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

US News & World Report

Joni Ernst Thought Nothing of Hog Castrating Past

U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst didn't realize her farming past would be so helpful to her political future.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, California, California Government

Sun Jul 20, 2014

NJ.com

Immigration: Look at the border kids, and remember the St. Louis

Anti-immigration activist Sabina Durden, right, and immigration sympathizer Mary Estrada, left, debate during a protest outside of a U.S. Border Patrol station.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Illegal Immigration, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Free Republic

Politico Ignores Democrat Opposition to White House Placing Immigrant Children In States

Reading this Politico item on Obama's botched handling of immigration policy, one would think Democrats are all for embracing scores of illegal immigrant children now in the U.S. for an indeterminate period of time.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Martin O'Malley

The Estherville Spirit

Stewart stumps for Senate seat

While Republican candidate Joni Ernst and Democratic candidate Bruce Braley may get most of the attention, businessman Rick Stewart has begun a grassroots campaign to try to shake up the Senate race.

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

Fri Jul 18, 2014

News Max

Iowa Senate Race Now Toss Up, Boosting Chances Of GOP Takeover

The Republican Party's chances of retaking control of the Senate appear brighter after the Cook Political Report moved the race to succeed retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin into the "toss up" category.

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

KCRG

Iowa Senator Harkin Looks at Cedar Rapids Flood Recovery Progress

Cedar Rapids Public Works director Dave Elgin talks with Senator Tom Harkin about McGrath Amphitheatre along the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids on Friday, July 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Cedar Rapids, IA

Politico

Obama's foes on border crisis: Democrats

Republicans have seized on the ballooning number of unaccompanied children crossing into Texas as proof of Obama's failed immigration policies.

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

JD Supra

Capital Thinking: Education

Prior to the July 4th recess, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee released its comprehensive draft bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Justin Amash, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Paul Broun, Walter Jones, Representative Thomas Massie

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Hill

Kochs max out for Iowa Republican

Conservative billionaire Charles Koch and his family have maxed out to Iowa state Senate candidate Joni Ernst , a sign of the Koch brothers' particular interest in helping her campaign.

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

KCRG

Harkin Wants Refuge for Child Immigants

Senator Tom Harkin talks with Nancy Hall, environmental microbiology manager of the State Hygienic Laboratory at the University of Iowa, as he tours the facility Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 in Coralville.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, University of Iowa, Coralville, IA, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Family, Kids

Motor Trend

Senators Introduce "Hide No Harm" Bill to Ban Hiding Recalls

Two U.S. Senators have proposed a bill that would fines or imprison car company executives who deliberately hide safety problems or recalls.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey, Robert Casey, Democrat, Autos

Politico

Hillary PAC adviser: No coronation

The top adviser to the super PAC Ready for Hillary believes the former secretary of state needs to campaign hard in Iowa if she runs in 2016 - but sees a defeat there, unlikely as that appears now, as potentially less damaging than it was six years ago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Illinois, Illinois Government

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Times Leader

Casey: Hide No Harm Act is in response to GM scandal

Corporate executives who knowingly conceal defective products that harm consumers would be criminally liable and face prison time under legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Scranton.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Bob Casey, Democrat, Luzerne County, PA

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