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AllAfrica.com
U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Ethiopia, Looks At Impact of American-Ethiopian DevelopmentEarlier this week, an eight member congressional delegation visited Ethiopia. T
U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Ethiopia, Looks At Impact of American-Ethiopian Development
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Earlier this week, an eight member congressional delegation visited Ethiopia. The delegation consisted of Senators Chris Coons, Jeff Merkley and Al Franken and Representatives David Cicilline, Joseph P. Kennedy, Betty McCollum, Terri A. Sewell and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
United States Congressional Delegation Visits RwandaA bipartisan congressional delegation from the United States led by Senator Chr
United States Congressional Delegation Visits Rwanda
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
A bipartisan congressional delegation from the United States led by Senator Chris Coons of Delaware and including Bono, founder of ONE Campaign and RED, is in Rwanda for a three-day visit. Yesterday, President Paul Kagame hosted the delegation at... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes{Originally posted to Frontpage Magwebsite} Senator Markey has announced his s
Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes
The Jewish Press / Posted 3 days ago
{Originally posted to Frontpage Magwebsite} Senator Markey has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges,... Read more
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Newton Daily News
Grassley pressures EPA on biofuel targetsU.S. Senator Chuck Grassley spoke with the Newton Daily News about RFS issues i
Grassley pressures EPA on biofuel targets
Newton Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley spoke with the Newton Daily News about RFS issues in a recent conference call. Grassley said there are number of ways Congress can attempt to persuade the EPA to raise its targets before the final RFS numbers are... Read more
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Denver Post
A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran dealCongress will vote next month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-
A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal
Denver Post / Posted 4 days ago
Congress will vote next month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear struck by the U.S., Iran, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to dismantle Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for billions in... Read more
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Salon.com
A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran dealCongress will vote next month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-
A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
Congress will vote next month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear struck by the U.S., Iran, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to dismantle Iran’s nuclear capabilities in exchange for billions in... Read more
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Quincy Herald-Whig
A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran dealCongress will vote next month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-
A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal
Quincy Herald-Whig / Posted 4 days ago
Congress will vote next month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear struck by the U.S., Iran, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to dismantle Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for billions in... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
Unemployment benefits extended for some Iron Range workersHundreds of Iron Range steelworkers laid off this year will get extended unempl
Unemployment benefits extended for some Iron Range workers
Finance and Commerce / Posted 5 days ago
Hundreds of Iron Range steelworkers laid off this year will get extended unemployment benefits after federal officials lobbied for additional relief for workers in the region hard-hit by slumping commodity prices. The U.S. Department of Labor on... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Here Are The Wobbly Democrats Who Could Make Or Break The Iran DealWASHINGTON -- The nuclear deal recently negotiated with Iran faces a final hurd
Here Are The Wobbly Democrats Who Could Make Or Break The Iran Deal
The Huffington Post / Posted 5 days ago
WASHINGTON -- The nuclear deal recently negotiated with Iran faces a final hurdle in Congress before it can be implemented. Republicans and a handful of Democrats have committed to passing a law that would revoke President Barack Obama’s ability to... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Experts now taking Trump seriouslyAs friends across the country, and in fact across the world, call these days th
Experts now taking Trump seriously
Calgary Sun / Posted 6 days ago
As friends across the country, and in fact across the world, call these days the first question they ask is “what do you think is fueling the Trump feeding frenzy in the political arena?” It is complicated, as is the political process itself, and... Read more
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J Weekly
Jewish lawmakers in DC face off on Iran dealThere are 28 Jewish members of Congress: 26 Democrats, one independent who cauc
Jewish lawmakers in DC face off on Iran deal
J Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
There are 28 Jewish members of Congress: 26 Democrats, one independent who caucuses with the Democrats and one Republican. Nine of them are senators and 19 are representatives. Nine back the Iran deal, seven oppose it and 12 are undecided as of Aug.... Read more
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Daily Mail
Playboy names New York the sexiest city in AmericaTalk about Sex and the City! Playboy names New York as the 'sexiest' city in th
Playboy names New York the sexiest city in America
Daily Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Talk about Sex and the City! Playboy names New York as the 'sexiest' city in the country and reveals one in four residents have a fondness for kink and BDSM Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco rounded out the top five The magazine used... Read more
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Salon.com
Bob Odenkirk on straining against the confines of “SNL”: ” I wanted that show to be what I wanted it to be, not what it is”In a new profile for Vanity Fair, George Gurley looks at the second coming of
Bob Odenkirk on straining against the confines of “SNL”: ” I wanted that show to be what I wanted it to be, not what it is”
Salon.com / Posted 10 days ago
In a new profile for Vanity Fair, George Gurley looks at the second coming of David Cross and Bob Odenkirk’s cult comedy classic “Mr. Show,” which will premiere in reimagined form on Netflix this fall with the title “With Bob & David.” There are a... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Analysis: Don't Discount the Value of Attention - Analysis: Don't Discount the Value of Attention by Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune Aug. 18 2015 Entertainment value in politics is underrated. The moaning and groaning about Donald Trump and whether ...Entertainment value in politics is underrated. The moaning and groaning about
Analysis: Don't Discount the Value of Attention - Analysis: Don't Discount the Value of Attention by Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune Aug. 18 2015 Entertainment value in politics is underrated. The moaning and groaning about Donald Trump and whether ...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
Entertainment value in politics is underrated. The moaning and groaning about Donald Trump and whether his campaign is a circus act has something to do with a general question about his résumé: Is this guy really a smart businessman, or is he P.T.... Read more
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The Fairmont Sentinel
4-H’ers get focused in D.C.CWF is an annual 4-H youth program that attracts thousands of young people each
4-H’ers get focused in D.C.
The Fairmont Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
CWF is an annual 4-H youth program that attracts thousands of young people each year to the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Washington. "It helps to equip us to become better citizens and leaders in our own community - even if it's in a... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Delta claims jobs threatened by Persian Gulf carrier expansion in U.S.Aug. 16--WASHINGTON -- Delta Air Lines, one of the state's largest employers, c
Delta claims jobs threatened by Persian Gulf carrier expansion in U.S.
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 13 days ago
Aug. 16--WASHINGTON -- Delta Air Lines, one of the state's largest employers, claims that foreign government subsidies of airlines headquartered 7,000 miles away threaten the jobs of some of its 10,000 workers in Minnesota. So Delta, United and... Read more
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ABC Newspapers
CRHS senior participates in Bank of America Student Leaders programCoon Rapids High School senior Mark Daml finished up an eight-week internship w
CRHS senior participates in Bank of America Student Leaders program
ABC Newspapers / Posted 14 days ago
Coon Rapids High School senior Mark Daml finished up an eight-week internship with the Hennepin Theatre Trust last week. Daml secured the internship through the Bank of America Student Leaders program, in its second year in Minnesota. Coon Rapids... Read more
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KTVL Medford
White House 'Straight Outta Uranium' tweet mocked as Iran deal debate intensifiesPosters for the new film “Straight Outta Compton,” the story of 80s rap group N
White House 'Straight Outta Uranium' tweet mocked as Iran deal debate intensifies
KTVL Medford / Posted 15 days ago
Posters for the new film “Straight Outta Compton,” the story of 80s rap group N.W.A., have inspired a somewhat tiresome amount of memes involving the phrase “straight outta…” and various images. In response to a BuzzFeed article declaring the movie... Read more
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WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence
White House 'Straight Outta Uranium' tweet mocked as Iran deal debate intensifiesWASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - As proponents and critics of the Iran n
White House 'Straight Outta Uranium' tweet mocked as Iran deal debate intensifies
WPDE Myrtle Beach - Florence / Posted 15 days ago
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - As proponents and critics of the Iran nuclear deal step up their efforts to convince lawmakers and the public of their position, one argument put forth by the White House on Twitter Thursday has not been well... Read more
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FOX 11 Reno
More lawmakers pick sides on Iran nuclear deal(CNN) -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed Thursday that Republicans
More lawmakers pick sides on Iran nuclear deal
FOX 11 Reno / Posted 15 days ago
(CNN) -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed Thursday that Republicans still have a strong possibility of getting enough votes to override a presidential veto of a bill rejecting the Iran nuclear deal -- though the President also continued... Read more
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News 4 Reno
More lawmakers pick sides on Iran nuclear deal(CNN) -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed Thursday that Republicans
More lawmakers pick sides on Iran nuclear deal
News 4 Reno / Posted 15 days ago
(CNN) -- House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed Thursday that Republicans still have a strong possibility of getting enough votes to override a presidential veto of a bill rejecting the Iran nuclear deal -- though the President also continued... Read more
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Market Watch
Haaretz tweets (and promptly deletes) ‘Gay Jewish U.S. Senator Al Franken’Haaretz, Israel’s oldest daily newspaper, is the latest in a string of brands a
Haaretz tweets (and promptly deletes) ‘Gay Jewish U.S. Senator Al Franken’
Market Watch / Posted 16 days ago
Haaretz, Israel’s oldest daily newspaper, is the latest in a string of brands and personalities to have a pretty bad week on Twitter, after Tinder had a public meltdown over a Vanity Fair story, and Hillary Clinton outraged followers by reducing the... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
Al Franken backs Iran deal, 5th of 9 Jewish Senate Democrats to do soSen. Al Franken, D-Minn., attending a Senate hearing in 2015: Franken on Thursd
Al Franken backs Iran deal, 5th of 9 Jewish Senate Democrats to do so
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 16 days ago
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., attending a Senate hearing in 2015: Franken on Thursday wrote a CNN op-ed supporting the Iran deal. Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images Sen. Al Franken endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the fifth of nine Jewish... Read more
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FOX News
Planned Parenthood workers, PACs donated $25M to Dems since 2000The financial ties between Planned Parenthood and Democrats run deep, with the
Planned Parenthood workers, PACs donated $25M to Dems since 2000
FOX News / Posted 16 days ago
The financial ties between Planned Parenthood and Democrats run deep, with the taxpayer-funded women's health care and abortion provider's employees and political arms donating at least $25 million to party lawmakers over the past 15 years, according... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Sally Luther: Trailblazer fought discrimination, inspired manyHer last elected office was secretary on the board of Villa Dora Condominiums i
Sally Luther: Trailblazer fought discrimination, inspired many
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
Her last elected office was secretary on the board of Villa Dora Condominiums in Mount Dora, a position she held until her death from leukemia on Feb. 3 at the age of 96. But back in 1951, 33-year-old Sally Luther was the only woman in the Minnesota... Read more
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MinnPost
What do members of Congress actually do during their summer 'recess'?It’s a time-honored congressional tradition: every August, members of Congress
What do members of Congress actually do during their summer 'recess'?
MinnPost / Posted 16 days ago
It’s a time-honored congressional tradition: every August, members of Congress quickly file out of humid D.C. and head home for several weeks for the so-called “summer recess.” For much of its history, the recess was a time for some R&R, and the... Read more
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FOX 9 News Twin Cities
Why gas prices are skyrocketing in the MidwestThe average price of regular unleaded gasoline in Minnesota is $2.59 a gallon T
Why gas prices are skyrocketing in the Midwest
FOX 9 News Twin Cities / Posted 16 days ago
The average price of regular unleaded gasoline in Minnesota is $2.59 a gallon Thursday morning, that's twelve cents higher than just 24 hours before. According to gasbuddy.com, the great lakes region will be the ones getting the price... Read more
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CNN
Al Franken: Why I support Iran dealAl Franken is a U.S. senator from Minnesota. The opinions expressed in this com
Al Franken: Why I support Iran deal
CNN / Posted 16 days ago
Al Franken is a U.S. senator from Minnesota. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN)After careful review, I have decided that I will vote in support of the agreement the United States and our international... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
Congress members begin to take sides on Iran deal — sort of | Los AngelesMembers of the House from districts across the Greater Los Angeles region — mos
Congress members begin to take sides on Iran deal — sort of | Los Angeles
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 17 days ago
Members of the House from districts across the Greater Los Angeles region — most of them Democrats — largely have remained silent so far on whether they will support the Obama administration on the Iran deal or join Republicans and a small but... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
'Little House On The Prairie' Actress Runs For Congress. Can She Win?Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie, poses
'Little House On The Prairie' Actress Runs For Congress. Can She Win?
KPBS San Diego / Posted 17 days ago
Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie, poses in October 1976. The list of celebrities turned politicians grows longer. Former child actor Melissa Gilbert is running for Congress. Gilbert's running as a Democrat in... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
SLIDESHOW: Teen takes senior pictures at Taco BellMan looking for doctor breaks in to Mayo Clinic in middle of nightMan looking f
SLIDESHOW: Teen takes senior pictures at Taco Bell
KTTC Rochester / Posted 18 days ago
Man looking for doctor breaks in to Mayo Clinic in middle of nightMan looking for doctor breaks in to Mayo Clinic in middle of night An intruder surprised some late night Mayo workers after hours.Rochester Police said a 34-year-old man was inside... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Man looking for doctor breaks in to Mayo Clinic in middle of night An intruder surprised some late night Mayo workers after hours.Rochester Poli
Man looking for doctor breaks in to Mayo Clinic in middle of night
KTTC Rochester / Posted 18 days ago
An intruder surprised some late night Mayo workers after hours.Rochester Police said a 34-year-old man was inside... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
'Little House' star Melissa Gilbert launches Congress bidWASHINGTON: US actress Melissa Gilbert is seeking to parlay her television star
'Little House' star Melissa Gilbert launches Congress bid
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
WASHINGTON: US actress Melissa Gilbert is seeking to parlay her television stardom on Little House on the Prairie into a big seat in the House of Representatives. Gilbert, who played pint-sized Laura Ingalls Wilder on the hugely popular 1974 to 1983... Read more
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MinnPost
Klobuchar comes out in favor of Iran dealWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and backers of the Iran nuclear deal have p
Klobuchar comes out in favor of Iran deal
MinnPost / Posted 18 days ago
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and backers of the Iran nuclear deal have picked up an important ally in the Senate: Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her intent to support the deal in a statement released Monday afternoon. Acknowledging she faced... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Sen. Al Franken tours Mayo labs, delivers meals, visits with education officials in Rochester visitUnited States Senator Al Franken made a special visit to Rochester Monday, maki
Sen. Al Franken tours Mayo labs, delivers meals, visits with education officials in Rochester visit
KTTC Rochester / Posted 18 days ago
United States Senator Al Franken made a special visit to Rochester Monday, making three stops throughout the community. Sen. Franken's second stop took him to Mayo Medical Laboratories, where he met with Mayo officials to talk about their projects... Read more
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Daily Mail
Melissa Gilbert runs for Congress, owes more than $472K in back taxes'Little House on the Prairie' star Melissa 'Half Pint' Gilbert runs for Congres
Melissa Gilbert runs for Congress, owes more than $472K in back taxes
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
'Little House on the Prairie' star Melissa 'Half Pint' Gilbert runs for Congress in Michigan but owes more than $472,000 in back taxes to California and the IRS GIlbert is launching a bid for a Michigan US House seat as a Republican Hammered in... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Rochester Police investigating after man shows up at hospital with shotgun woundPolice: Rochester man accidentally shoots himself while sleeping with gunPolice
Rochester Police investigating after man shows up at hospital with shotgun wound
KTTC Rochester / Posted 19 days ago
Police: Rochester man accidentally shoots himself while sleeping with gunPolice: Rochester man accidentally shoots himself while sleeping with gun A man is recovering after he shot himself while he was asleep. Rochester Police said the man was... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Rochester man accidentally shoots himself while sleeping with gunPolice: Police: A man is recovering after he shot himself while he was asleep
Rochester man accidentally shoots himself while sleeping with gun
KTTC Rochester / Posted 19 days ago
Police: Police: A man is recovering after he shot himself while he was asleep. Rochester Police said the man was... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Rochester gas prices lowest in state Gas prices continue to keep drivers smiling at the pump in Rochester. Accordi
Rochester gas prices lowest in state
KTTC Rochester / Posted 19 days ago
Gas prices continue to keep drivers smiling at the pump in Rochester. According to GasBuddy.com, the city has, by far, the lowest prices in the state as of Monday.More >> Gas... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Minnesota delegates join Gov. Dayton in trade mission to MexicoPolice: Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injuredPolice: Man shot near
Minnesota delegates join Gov. Dayton in trade mission to Mexico
KTTC Rochester / Posted 19 days ago
Police: Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injuredPolice: Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injured A man who opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, is in "critical, unstable" condition after being struck when the officers... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
University union closed while suspicious package X-rayedPolice: Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injuredPolice: Man shot near
University union closed while suspicious package X-rayed
KTTC Rochester / Posted 19 days ago
Police: Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injuredPolice: Man shot near Ferguson protest critically injured A man who opened fire on officers in Ferguson, Missouri, is in "critical, unstable" condition after being struck when the officers... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Senator Franken to visit Rochester Monday Senator Al Franken will spend much of Monday in Rochester. Sen. Franken will
Senator Franken to visit Rochester Monday
KTTC Rochester / Posted 19 days ago
Senator Al Franken will spend much of Monday in Rochester. Sen. Franken will help deliver Meals on Wheels to a local senior's home in support of the Older Americans... Read more
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KTTC Rochester
Rain clears out for sunny Monday afternoonSenator Franken to visit Rochester MondaySenator Franken to visit Rochester Mon
Rain clears out for sunny Monday afternoon
KTTC Rochester / Posted 19 days ago
Senator Franken to visit Rochester MondaySenator Franken to visit Rochester Monday Senator Al Franken will spend much of Monday in Rochester. Sen. Franken will help deliver Meals on Wheels to a local senior's home in support of the Older Americans... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Blumenthal, Murphy back no credit check billConnecticut’s two U.S. senators last week joined 14 other senators in introduci
Blumenthal, Murphy back no credit check bill
Stamford Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
Connecticut’s two U.S. senators last week joined 14 other senators in introducing a bill which would prevent employers from forcing workers to disclose their credit history when seeking a job. “Credit ratings say nothing about a person’s character... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Blumenthal, Murphy back no credit check billConnecticut’s two U.S. senators last week joined 14 other senators in introduci
Blumenthal, Murphy back no credit check bill
Connecticut Post / Posted 20 days ago
Connecticut’s two U.S. senators last week joined 14 other senators in introducing a bill which would prevent employers from forcing workers to disclose their credit history when seeking a job. “Credit ratings say nothing about a person’s character... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Blumenthal, Murphy back no credit check billConnecticut’s two U.S. senators last week joined 14 other senators in introduci
Blumenthal, Murphy back no credit check bill
Greenwich Time / Posted 20 days ago
Connecticut’s two U.S. senators last week joined 14 other senators in introducing a bill which would prevent employers from forcing workers to disclose their credit history when seeking a job. “Credit ratings say nothing about a person’s character... Read more
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The News-Times
Blumenthal, Murphy back no credit check billConnecticut’s two U.S. senators last week joined 14 other senators in introduci
Blumenthal, Murphy back no credit check bill
The News-Times / Posted 20 days ago
Connecticut’s two U.S. senators last week joined 14 other senators in introducing a bill which would prevent employers from forcing workers to disclose their credit history when seeking a job. “Credit ratings say nothing about a person’s character... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Amy Schumer: All bow to the new supercomicTo stare at the Jiffy Lube magazine rack the other day was to behold the power
Amy Schumer: All bow to the new supercomic
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
To stare at the Jiffy Lube magazine rack the other day was to behold the power and the glory of Amy Schumer, a woman who, as recently as a year ago, could have gone in for a synthetic oil change in total anonymity. There Schumer was on the August... Read more
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The Jewish Press
Dilemmas Of A Jewish CongressmanThe announcement by a Democratic congressman from Michigan that he will support
Dilemmas Of A Jewish Congressman
The Jewish Press / Posted 22 days ago
The announcement by a Democratic congressman from Michigan that he will support the Iran deal attracted a great deal of media attention, including sizable articles in The New York Times and Washington Post. This particular lawmaker found himself in... Read more
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Canberra Times
Jon Stewart, The Daily Show's sarcastic critic of politics and media, signing offFans line up for Jon Stewart send-off On Thursday night 10 presidential candid
Jon Stewart, The Daily Show's sarcastic critic of politics and media, signing off
Canberra Times / Posted 23 days ago
Fans line up for Jon Stewart send-off On Thursday night 10 presidential candidates will spill onto a stage in Cleveland, and the already crowded Republican primary race will begin in earnest with the first day of debates, live on Fox News. The... Read more
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