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23 min ago | Lamar Daily News

Races to watch in 2014

It happens every four years. The political party on the defensive tries to portray the gubernatorial, House and Senate races in off-year elections as individual races without a unifying theme.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Arizona, Arizona Government, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Daily Tribune

Self-funding campaigns can backfire on candidates

Millionaire U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs has secured a state record: He has chipped in more of his own money to fuel his campaign than any other Iowan running for office in state history.

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

USA Today

Self-funding campaigns can backfire on candidates

Millionaire U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs has secured a state record: He has chipped in more of his own money to fuel his campaign than any other Iowan running for office in state history.

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Related Topix: Iowa, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Des Moines, IA

Osky News

Beyond The Media Hype - Quast Talks Why He Is Running

How do you go from obscurity to national headlines? Most first time candidates, that have little or no backing from a political machine, ever find that moment, but one nearly unknown US Senate candidate found his moment in one viral $800 video.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, US Senate, Iowa, Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

Out Of Clout: Some States Brace For D.C. Power Outage

When the next Congress is sworn in, Iowa's congressional delegation will be unusually green.

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

Gateway Pundit

Whining Nancy-Boy John Kerry: "It Was Easier" During the Cold War

During the Cold War- John Kerry secretly met with representatives from the Vietcong in France while the Vietnam War is raging in southeast Asia in 1970.

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Related Topix: US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Daniel Ortega, Conservative Political News

The Huffington Post

Why Are Many Members of Congress Among the Few Americans That Can Retire?

Sen. Tom Harkin deserves praise for attempting to tackle our retirement crisis -- one of the few politicians to do so.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Pension, Social Security

Mon Apr 21, 2014

OttawaHerald.com

Bob Dole thanks Ottawa crowd, stresses bipartisanship message

"It's a big honor for us to host him. I'm glad that we got him back here," Fluke, Franklin County Republican Central Committee chairman, said Monday evening.

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Related Topix: Ottawa, KS, US News, Franklin County, KS, Life, Veteran Affairs, Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Daily Record

Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.

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

Sat Apr 19, 2014

OregonLive.com

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul and Barack Obama face a closet full of Pants on Fire lies: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Did House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi really say Obamacare and longer emergency room visits would be a great way to meet new friends? Spoiler alert -- the claim is part of a collection of Pants on Fire ratings in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, Representative Bruce Braley

WDRB-TV Louisville

SHRIBMAN | Races to Watch in 2014

By David M. Shribman Special from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette It happens every four years.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Seeking Alpha

American Public Education: Moving To Head Of The Class

For the quarter ending March 31, 2014, American Public Education, Inc. is the only one of 14 higher education companies followed by Country View Capital Research, a provider of education industry expertise and analytics, demonstrating positive results in primary financial areas of fundamentals, valuation, and margin of safety; as well as in ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education, American Education, Software, Prison, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Marketing

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

U.S. Senate candidate says he'll stay and work in Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa It's a crowded field of candidates in the race for the republican nomination for Tom Harkin's seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Chuck Grassley, Democrat, Iowa, Sioux City, IA, Salix, IA

The Huffington Post

How The Clinton White House Played Politics With The Minimum Wage

U.S. President Bill Clinton answers a reporter's question after making a statement on U.S. economic growth on Jan. 12, 2001, as Economic Adviser Gene Sperling and U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers look on.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, US Politics, Barack Obama, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

The Harbor Times Soup

Time to raise the minimum wage

Exactly one hundred years ago, Henry Ford shocked the business world by doubling his workers' pay.

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

The Times-Tribune

Higher wagebeneficial

Opponents of a minimum wage increase seized upon part of a recent Congressional Budget Office Report and lifted it from its context.

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

Daily Kos

Real vs pretend support of Social Security

The Hawai'i senate race has turned into dueling emails. First Sen Brian Schatz sent email urging people to support the Strengthening Social Security Act , which would increase monthly Social Security benefits and extend the solvency of the program for decades by ending the special treatment for millionaires and billionaires on income over $117,000.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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

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

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

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