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  1. Opposition to 'Obamacare' down and majority wants Congress/states to act if High Court bars subsidies: PollRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | NOLA.com

    Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., shown addressing supporters after winning the Louisiana Senate runoff Dec. 6 on a campaign based largely on his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, is promising transition help to enrollees who could lose their subsidies if the Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration. Brett Duke, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune WASHINGTON -- Opposition to the Affordable Care Act has narrowed from 53 percent last year, following a troubled start up for the online marketplace, to 43 percent, according to a new poll by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.

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  2. Why Primaries Aren't All BadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Roll Call

    Primaries can be expensive and divisive, but treating them like the plague - as party spokesmen are prone to do early every cycle - distorts electoral reality. GOP strategists looking to hold the party's newly attained majority are reveling in the potentially crowded field of Democrats for the open seat in Maryland.

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  3. College Notes: EcoFest, watershed events scheduledRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Inside Bay Area

    It's no wonder with so much going on at your local community colleges: College of Alameda, Berkeley City College, and Laney and Merritt colleges in Oakland. There's just no telling what great event or class will be next on your spring to-do list.

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  4. Chemical industry contributions flow to candidates as Congress takes up regulatory legislation: report Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | NOLA.com

    A new report says that the chemical industry is spending heavily on campaign contributions and lobbying with an overhaul of chemical regulations on the congressional agenda. The report by MapLight, a non-partisan group that evaluates campaign contributions and lobbying, said that the 17 sponsors of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, favored by industry, received nearly 70 percent more in donations from the top 10 companies and organizations than senators who didn't sponsor the bill.

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  5. Vitter, Cassidy oppose Lynch nominationRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | The Times

    Vitter, Cassidy oppose Lynch nomination Some Republicans have objected to Lynch's nomination based on her stance on immigration reform. Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: U.S. Sens. candidate Bill Cassidy and David Vitter have said they will vote against the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the nation's next attorney general.

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  6. Bill helping victims of human trafficking still blocked by partisan Senate fightRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | NOLA.com

    Shandra Woworuntu, an Indonesia native, who is the founder of the non-profit organization, Mentari- Survivor of Human Trafficking Empowerment Program, and a survivor of human sex trafficking, shares the harrowing story of her abduction and subsequent escape during her lecture at Misericordia University, in Dallas, Pa., Tuesday March 17, 2015. MANDATORY CREDIT "I'm just dumbfounded that we have let politics and partisanship get in the way" -- James Kelly of Covenant House WASHINGTON -- The Senate remained deadlocked Tuesday on a widely supported bill to help victims of human trafficking, but a Maine Republican says she hopes to break the impasse soon.

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  7. Son of a gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Best of New Orleans

    Last month, U.S. Sen. David Vitter was giving away branded Mardi Gras koozies . This month he's running a sweepstakes: the chance to win a box of M855 ammunition, and it's free to enter.

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  8. Next to nothingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | Best of New Orleans

    Twenty-seven percent. That's Gov. Bobby Jindal's approval rating in Louisiana, according to a poll released last week by Mississippi-based Triumph Campaigns.

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  9. Pressure on Senate to break impasse over human trafficking billRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 15, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Pressure mounted on the Senate over the weekend to break an impasse that threatens passage of legislation designed to expand federal efforts to fight human trafficking. "Guys, get it together.

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  10. Acrimony Growing Deeper in Battle Over Climate ChangeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | News Max

    Both sides have ratcheted up the climate change debate. "I think it's close to mindless," Vice President Joe Biden recently told The Hill of skeptics appearing on "Vice," the HBO program.

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  11. Climate debate turns nastyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | The Hill

    "I think it's close to mindless," he said of skeptics on the HBO program "Vice." "I think it's like, you know, almost like denying gravity now."

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  12. Top federal flood insurance official resigns and Sen. McCain has 2nd...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | NOLA.com

    A familiar government official to Louisiana residents and politicians who deal with the federal flood insurance program has left government service. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate informed members of Congress that David Miller, the official in charge of the agency's National Flood Insurance Program, had resigned, along with one of his key deputies.

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  13. Human trafficking bill with wide support in jeopardy because of dispute over abortion languageRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | NOLA.com

    In this March 2, 2015, file photo, Sen John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks to reporters as he heads to the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, March 2, 2015. Senate Democrats threatened to torpedo bipartisan legislation combatting human sex trafficking on March 11, in a dispute over Republican-backed abortion provision they said they had failed to notice for nearly two months.

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  14. Registered Lobbyists Gave $1.1 Million in Contributions Post ElectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | OpenSecrets

    While campaign workers breathe a sigh of relief the morning after an election, for lobbyists it's time to get back to work to bolster relationships with incumbents or begin them with new members. That's often done in the form of contributions .

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  15. Cassidy scored prime office space with runoff election win over LandrieuRead the original story

    Mar 12, 2015 | Baton Rouge Business Report

    The yellow walls in freshman Sen. Bill Cassidy's new Senate office are still mostly bare. But as USA Today reports, a stunning view of Capitol Hill distracts visitors from the spartan decor.

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  16. Do nothing Congress? Here are five bills that can overcome political gridlockRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | NOLA.com

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, joined other Republican leaders in ceremony to mark passage of legislation authorizing the Keystone XL Pipeline. The bill was vetoed by President Barack Obama and a Senate override attempt failed.

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  17. "Treason?: Is This How the Republicans/Tea Party Demonstrate Love of Our Country?"Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | Daily Kos

    There has long been a great deal of posturing by the Republican Party that they were the only true, absolute, lovers of America. Recently they have been augmented by a group that claims to love America even more, 'The Tea Party'.

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  18. Letter from 47 GOP senators to Iranian leaders generates strong...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | NOLA.com

    Here's an understatement: The "open letter" from 47 Republican senators and one non-senator, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal , warning Iranian leaders that Congress or President Barack Obama 's successor might nix any nuclear deal they sign with the Obama administration has generated controversy. The New York Daily News' coverage of the letter Tuesday featured a single-word front page headline, all in capital letters: "TRAITORS."

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  19. 'Good Job, Tom': Fellow Freshmen Republicans Commend CottonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | Roll Call

    Cotton won a subcommittee gavel on the Senate Armed Services Committee shortly after he was sworn into office. As an unapologetic neoconservative hawk, it came perhaps as no surprise to Senate Republicans last week when Arkansas freshman Tom Cotton started circulating his five-paragraph missive to Iran's leadership.

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  20. Bipartisan Chemical Safety Bill Creates Strong New Protections Against Hidden Health ThreatsRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2015 | PressReleasePoint

    The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act Would Overhaul Weak Federal Law, Provide New Powers to Require Safety of All Chemicals Senators Tom Udall and David Vitter , together with seven Democratic and eight Republican cosponsors, introduced legislation today to fix a badly broken system that is currently failing to protect Americans against thousands of untested or hazardous chemicals used in all kinds of everyday products -- from cleaning products, to clothing, to couches.

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