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The Hill
The real victory of reconciliationLate last month, in a stunningly ironic decision, a grand jury in Houston indic
The real victory of reconciliation
The Hill / Posted 6 minutes ago
Late last month, in a stunningly ironic decision, a grand jury in Houston indicted David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress for attempting to buy fetal tissue. The indictment arose from Daleiden’s work as an undercover investigative... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas Senate panel approves budget changes; KPERS, KU targetedThe Children’s Initiative Fund would retain its current structure, a rebuff of
Kansas Senate panel approves budget changes; KPERS, KU targeted
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 28 minutes ago
The Children’s Initiative Fund would retain its current structure, a rebuff of a proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback, but the governor would be able to delay pension payments to generate cash for the state under legislation approved Monday by the... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Nation's only unsalaried legislature is well compensatedSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico legislators received more than $20,000 in comp
Nation's only unsalaried legislature is well compensated
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 29 minutes ago
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico legislators received more than $20,000 in compensation on average in 2015 even though they are not paid a salary. More than $2.3 million was paid out to state lawmakers to offset personal expenses and travel,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
State may pass HRO billRIP BILL BIRCHFIELD A fine gentleman Sunday’s article on the achievements of
State may pass HRO bill
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 29 minutes ago
RIP BILL BIRCHFIELD A fine gentleman Sunday’s article on the achievements of recently departed statesman and lawyer Bill Birchfield regretfully omitted the fact that he was one of the finest, kindest, most humble, decent and respected gentlemen... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Which bills are still alive at Florida legislature's halfway pointNearly halfway through the 2016 season, the state Legislature has some major vi
Which bills are still alive at Florida legislature's halfway point
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 29 minutes ago
Nearly halfway through the 2016 season, the state Legislature has some major victories behind it, including a comprehensive water policy and aid for the disabled. Other issues, such as stopping the state from doing business with companies that... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Minority Democrats pitch ditching party caucusesJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Minority Democrats want Alaska lawmakers to work together
Minority Democrats pitch ditching party caucuses
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 52 minutes ago
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Minority Democrats want Alaska lawmakers to work together outside the confines of the traditional party caucuses in looking for budget solutions this legislative session. The minority leaders made the pitch in a letter to the... Read more
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The Space Review
Filling in the detailsTwo events on Tuesday have the potential to provide clues for the future of spa
Filling in the details
The Space Review / Posted an hour ago
Two events on Tuesday have the potential to provide clues for the future of space policy. In Washington, the Obama Administration will release its fiscal year 2017 budget proposal, the final one by this president. Meanwhile, several hundred... Read more
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The Morning Call
Gov. Tom Wolf looks for public support prior to another possible budget showdown with LegislatureHARRISBURG — A day before addressing lawmakers, Gov. Tom Wolf appealed directly
Gov. Tom Wolf looks for public support prior to another possible budget showdown with Legislature
The Morning Call / Posted an hour ago
HARRISBURG — A day before addressing lawmakers, Gov. Tom Wolf appealed directly to Pennsylvanians about the state's fiscal affairs, warning tax increases are necessary just to meet current expenses. Without them, he said, deep education and service... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Nation's only unsalaried legislature is well compensatedSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico legislators received more than $20,000 in comp
Nation's only unsalaried legislature is well compensated
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 2 hours ago
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico legislators received more than $20,000 in compensation on average in 2015 even though they are not paid a salary. More than $2.3 million was paid out to state lawmakers to offset personal expenses and travel,... Read more
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Roll Call
Former Coats Staffer Withdraws from Indiana Senate RaceFormer Coats Staffer Withdraws From Indiana Senate Race Holcomb, former chief
Former Coats Staffer Withdraws from Indiana Senate Race
Roll Call / Posted 2 hours ago
Former Coats Staffer Withdraws From Indiana Senate Race Holcomb, former chief of staff to Coats, above, is no longer running for Senate. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Three days after Indiana’s filing deadline, Eric Holcomb, former chief... Read more
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Roll Call
The Threat, and Politics, of Homegrown TerrorismThe Threat, and the Politics, of Homegrown Terrorism Rubio is among the presid
The Threat, and Politics, of Homegrown Terrorism
Roll Call / Posted 2 hours ago
The Threat, and the Politics, of Homegrown Terrorism Rubio is among the presidential candidates warning of the dangers of homegrown domestic terrorism. A new documentary on HBO explores the extent of the threat. (Meredith Dake-O’Connor/CQ Roll... Read more
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The Columbian
Timing is everything: Obama’s budget same day as N.H. primaryWASHINGTON — The main thing to know about President Barack Obama’s final, $4 tr
Timing is everything: Obama’s budget same day as N.H. primary
The Columbian / Posted 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON — The main thing to know about President Barack Obama’s final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. The... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Can a Jindal tax be Edwards’ only option 8th February 2016 · 0 Comments By Christopher TidmoreContributing Writer Go
Can a Jindal tax be Edwards’ only option
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 3 hours ago
8th February 2016 · 0 Comments By Christopher TidmoreContributing Writer Governor John Bel Edwards has a twofold problem, and their names are Cameron Henry and Neil Abramson. The State Representatives... Read more
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Central Illinois News Center
Rauner issues amendatory veto to proposed reopening of state museumsLEWISTOWN, Ill. -- The Illinois State Museum will remain closed due to the stat
Rauner issues amendatory veto to proposed reopening of state museums
Central Illinois News Center / Posted 3 hours ago
LEWISTOWN, Ill. -- The Illinois State Museum will remain closed due to the state budget stalemate. In November, the state House and Senate passed Senate Bill 317, guaranteeing that the State Museum in Springfield and its four branch sites, including... Read more
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The Morning Call
Gov. Tom Wolf calls for 'honest budget,' tax increaseHARRISBURG — Eleven weary months later, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday will deliver a
Gov. Tom Wolf calls for 'honest budget,' tax increase
The Morning Call / Posted 3 hours ago
HARRISBURG — Eleven weary months later, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday will deliver a second budget proposal that he says will narrowly focus on boosting school funding while raising taxes to pay for automatic cost increases. "There are no other issues,"... Read more
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Al.com
Lottery bill scheduled for early hearing in Alabama LegislatureA proposal by some Republican lawmakers to allow a statewide vote on a lottery
Lottery bill scheduled for early hearing in Alabama Legislature
Al.com / Posted 4 hours ago
A proposal by some Republican lawmakers to allow a statewide vote on a lottery is scheduled for discussion in a public hearing on Wednesday. The Economic Development and Tourism Committee in the House of Representatives plans to hold the hearing at... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primaryWASHINGTON (AP) - The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final,
Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primary
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. The... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primaryWASHINGTON (AP) - The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final,
Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primary
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. The... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Redistricting changed, cemented powerWILMINGTON -- Six years ago, Democrats had a stranglehold on state politics.�
Redistricting changed, cemented power
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 hours ago
WILMINGTON -- Six years ago, Democrats had a stranglehold on state politics.� Before the 2010 election, the state had eight Democrats and five Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. The N.C. General Assembly had firmly been in the hands... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Redistricting changed, cemented power

WILMINGTON -- Six years ago, Democrats had a stranglehold on state politics.

Redistricting changed, cemented power
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 4 hours ago

WILMINGTON -- Six years ago, Democrats had a stranglehold on state politics.

Before the 2010 election, the state had eight Democrats and five Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives. The N.C. General Assembly had firmly been in the... Read more

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Fortune
This Week, Keep Your Eye on Donald Trump and Vladimir PutinThe conventional business news this week will be dominated by earnings, as a ra
This Week, Keep Your Eye on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin
Fortune / Posted 4 hours ago
The conventional business news this week will be dominated by earnings, as a raft of high-profile companies report. But the week’s most important news for business leaders may not be found on the business pages (print or digital).... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Robotic Rubio roils campaignGet The Power Lunch newsletter, a must-read weekday roundup of what's buzzing i
Robotic Rubio roils campaign
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 4 hours ago
Get The Power Lunch newsletter, a must-read weekday roundup of what's buzzing in Florida politics: It's a big week in the Florida Legislature, even as the eyes of the political world turn to New Hampshire. Let's start there before heading to... Read more
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Alaska Public
AMHS report: Ferries boost Anchorage, Mat-Su economies too Passengers disembark the ferry Malaspina in Skagway during its 50th anniversa
AMHS report: Ferries boost Anchorage, Mat-Su economies too
Alaska Public / Posted 4 hours ago
Passengers disembark the ferry Malaspina in Skagway during its 50th anniversary sailing. Most ferry fares went up Jan. 1. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/360 North) Many people think the Alaska... Read more
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Roll Call
Criminal Justice Debate Turns to 'How Much' Is PossibleCriminal Justice Debate Turns to ‘How Much’ Is Possible Senate Majority Whip J
Criminal Justice Debate Turns to 'How Much' Is Possible
Roll Call / Posted 5 hours ago
Criminal Justice Debate Turns to ‘How Much’ Is Possible Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, talks with reporters at the Capitol. (Photo by Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Debate about a sweeping criminal justice overhaul bill favored by... Read more
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The Advocate
Revised Common Core heads to BESE for key voteLouisiana’s top school board, the site of months of arguments over Common Core,
Revised Common Core heads to BESE for key vote
The Advocate / Posted 5 hours ago
Louisiana’s top school board, the site of months of arguments over Common Core, is the next stop for recommended changes in the always contentious reading, writing and math standards. Last week a 26-member panel, after five months of work,... Read more
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KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
House Panel To Review Arizona Technical Education Cut RepealA special meeting of an Arizona House committee has been called to consider a p
House Panel To Review Arizona Technical Education Cut Repeal
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 6 hours ago
A special meeting of an Arizona House committee has been called to consider a proposal restoring nearly all the cuts made to high school career and technical education programs last year. Monday's Education Committee meeting comes just days after... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Upgrades DTE Energy to 'BBB+' & DTE Electric to 'A-'; Affirms DTE Gas; Outlooks StableNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Long-term Issuer Defa
Fitch Upgrades DTE Energy to 'BBB+' & DTE Electric to 'A-'; Affirms DTE Gas; Outlooks Stable
Business Wire / Posted 6 hours ago
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Long-term Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) ratings for DTE Energy Co. (DTE) to 'BBB+' from 'BBB', and DTE Electric Co. (DECo) to 'A-' from 'BBB+'. In addition, Fitch has affirmed the Long-term IDR... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Insurance differences stall progress on ride-hail regulationTALLAHASSEE – Mind the insurance gap. The biggest roadblock in passing what is
Insurance differences stall progress on ride-hail regulation
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 6 hours ago
TALLAHASSEE – Mind the insurance gap. The biggest roadblock in passing what is being touted as a major piece of consumer protection legislation is the difference in the amount of insurance being required of ride-hail companies like Lyft and Uber in... Read more
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Breitbart
Marcobot Delivers Preprogrammed Immigration Speech To StephanopoulosIn the aftermath of Rubio’s now infamous “glitch,” ABC host George Stephanopoul
Marcobot Delivers Preprogrammed Immigration Speech To Stephanopoulos
Breitbart / Posted 7 hours ago
In the aftermath of Rubio’s now infamous “glitch,” ABC host George Stephanopoulos pressed Rubio about his immigration record as well as the young Senator’s penchant for retreating to rehearsed talking points. Stephanopoulos asked Rubio three times... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Legislature grapples with hot button issues almost halfway through sessionNearly halfway through the 2016 season, the state Legislature has some major vi
Legislature grapples with hot button issues almost halfway through session
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 8 hours ago
Nearly halfway through the 2016 season, the state Legislature has some major victories behind it, including a comprehensive water policy and aid for the disabled. Other issues, such as stopping the state from doing business with companies that... Read more
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The Hill
Week ahead: Obama's last budget; Yellen back before CongressPresident Obama will release his fiscal 2017 budget proposal on Tuesday. Congr
Week ahead: Obama's last budget; Yellen back before Congress
The Hill / Posted 10 hours ago
President Obama will release his fiscal 2017 budget proposal on Tuesday. Congressional leaders won't hold a hearing on the president's full proposal for the first time in more than 20 years, but there will still be lots of action on it. Committees... Read more
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The Hill
This week: Congress to snub Obama's last budgetPresident Obama is expected to release his final budget plan on Tuesday, but Re
This week: Congress to snub Obama's last budget
The Hill / Posted 10 hours ago
President Obama is expected to release his final budget plan on Tuesday, but Republicans on Capitol Hill are indicating that they won’t give it much thought. The chairmen of the House and Senate Budget Committees issued a joint statement late last... Read more
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Roll Call
How the GOP Will Use Bernie Sanders Against DemocratsBernie Sanders as GOP Tool: Their Plan to Use Him Against Democrats Sanders sp
How the GOP Will Use Bernie Sanders Against Democrats
Roll Call / Posted 10 hours ago
Bernie Sanders as GOP Tool: Their Plan to Use Him Against Democrats Sanders speaks Feb. 1 at his caucus night rally at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport and Conference Center in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call) Sen. Bernard... Read more
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Roll Call
Rand Paul's 'Long Haul' Presidential Campaign Cut ShortRand Paul’s ‘Long Haul’ Cut Short Things didn’t go the way Paul might have hop
Rand Paul's 'Long Haul' Presidential Campaign Cut Short
Roll Call / Posted 10 hours ago
Rand Paul’s ‘Long Haul’ Cut Short Things didn’t go the way Paul might have hoped as he pursued his presidential aspirations. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo) For Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, maybe the necessities of a modern presidential campaign... Read more
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Roll Call
Can Rubio Follow Romney’s Path to the Nomination? Rubio began his presidential campaign with more support on the right than Rom
Can Rubio Follow Romney’s Path to the Nomination?
Roll Call / Posted 10 hours ago
Rubio began his presidential campaign with more support on the right than Romney ever had. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images) Is Marco Rubio a conservative who wants to overthrow the GOP establishment or... Read more
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The News & Observer
Campaign process lets NRA and its money wield too much power | News & Observer February 7, 2016 1:00 PM In 1999, hunting was the princi
Campaign process lets NRA and its money wield too much power
The News & Observer / Posted 10 hours ago
| News & Observer February 7, 2016 1:00 PM In 1999, hunting was the principle reason for owning guns By 2013, protection was... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
2 Democrats seek House seatTwo candidates who cite the need for improved pre-kindergarten offerings are vy
2 Democrats seek House seat
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 hours ago
Two candidates who cite the need for improved pre-kindergarten offerings are vying for the Democratic nomination to represent parts of North Little Rock and Sherwood in the state House of Representatives. Kent Walker and Victoria Leigh, both... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Super Bowl stabbing victim returns to push for victims rightsFor many people, Super Bowl Sunday is a time to celebrate. But for former Oahu
Super Bowl stabbing victim returns to push for victims rights
Hawaii News Now / Posted 12 hours ago
For many people, Super Bowl Sunday is a time to celebrate. But for former Oahu resident Nicholas Iwamoto, it's a reminder of what happened to him in 2009. "Today is the seven-year anniversary of getting stabbed while I was hiking. But it's also my... Read more
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ABC News
Timing Is Everything: Obama's Budget Same Day as NH PrimaryThe main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget
Timing Is Everything: Obama's Budget Same Day as NH Primary
ABC News / Posted 12 hours ago
The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders. The timing cements... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
This Week in Legislature, Feb. 8, 2016 This week, the House and Senate will consider similar bills designed to incre
This Week in Legislature, Feb. 8, 2016
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 14 hours ago
This week, the House and Senate will consider similar bills designed to increase how much money the state’s 178 school districts receive for full-day kindergarten. The two measures include SB23, which is being... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Missouri lawmaker speaks out on suicide attemptMissouri state Rep. Genise Montecillo said nothing publicly for more than six m
Missouri lawmaker speaks out on suicide attempt
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 17 hours ago
Missouri state Rep. Genise Montecillo said nothing publicly for more than six months about the June day she tried to kill herself. Montecillo wanted to keep that a secret, like the emotional abuse and neglect she said she suffered as a child and the... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Lawmakers call for more security at Kaena PointThe deaths of at least three albatross and the destruction of 15 nests at Kaena
Lawmakers call for more security at Kaena Point
Hawaii News Now / Posted 17 hours ago
The deaths of at least three albatross and the destruction of 15 nests at Kaena Point back in December has prompted state lawmakers to call for heightened security at the remote nature reserve. "This measure provides funds to help protect Kaena... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Florida considers anti-discrimination bill for LGBT rightsTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - When it comes to LGBT issues, Florida's Republican lawmaker
Florida considers anti-discrimination bill for LGBT rights
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 21 hours ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - When it comes to LGBT issues, Florida's Republican lawmakers are known more for trying to keep transgender people out of bathrooms, protect pastors from marrying same-sex couples and seek exemptions for private adoption agencies... Read more
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News On 6 Tulsa
Find The Money: A Closer Look At Fallin’s Proposals To Fix Budget GapGov. Mary Fallin to Oklahoma lawmakers: We need hundreds of millions of dollars
Find The Money: A Closer Look At Fallin’s Proposals To Fix Budget Gap
News On 6 Tulsa / Posted 22 hours ago
Gov. Mary Fallin to Oklahoma lawmakers: We need hundreds of millions of dollars, fast. Here are my ideas. What have you got? That’s not exactly how Fallin put it in her “State of the State” address to the Legislature on Feb. 1. But it’s the essence... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
After suicide attempt, Missouri lawmaker speaks outJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) � Missouri state Rep. Genise Montecillo said nothing p
After suicide attempt, Missouri lawmaker speaks out
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 22 hours ago
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) � Missouri state Rep. Genise Montecillo said nothing publicly for more than six months about the June day she tried to kill herself. Montecillo wanted to keep that a secret, like the emotional abuse and neglect she said she... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Women pilots of World War II deserve to be laid to rest at ArlingtonHere's a World War II story featuring an unsung protagonist: Jill McCormick was
Women pilots of World War II deserve to be laid to rest at Arlington
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
Here's a World War II story featuring an unsung protagonist: Jill McCormick was piloting an A-24 dive bomber/scout plane out of Baltimore when she heard the loudest sound ever — an explosion — followed by terrifying silence. "I got on the radio and... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Fla. considers anti-discrimination bill for LGBT rightsTALLAHASSEE (AP) — When it comes to LGBT issues, Florida's Republican lawmakers
Fla. considers anti-discrimination bill for LGBT rights
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted yesterday
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — When it comes to LGBT issues, Florida's Republican lawmakers are known more for trying to keep transgender people out of bathrooms, protect pastors from marrying same-sex couples and seek exemptions for private adoption agencies... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama's new clean energy bidWASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Rep
GOP-led Congress unlikely to OK Obama's new clean energy bid
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Saturday that he will ask the Republican-led Congress to double spending on research and development into clean energy by 2020. But the request is unlikely to be fulfilled. GOP lawmakers scoff at the... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Fla. considers anti-discrimination bill for LGBT rightsTALLAHASSEE (AP) — When it comes to LGBT issues, Florida's Republican lawmakers
Fla. considers anti-discrimination bill for LGBT rights
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted yesterday
TALLAHASSEE (AP) — When it comes to LGBT issues, Florida's Republican lawmakers are known more for trying to keep transgender people out of bathrooms, protect pastors from marrying same-sex couples and seek exemptions for private adoption agencies... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
After suicide attempt, Missouri lawmaker speaks outBy SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri st
After suicide attempt, Missouri lawmaker speaks out
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted yesterday
By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri state Rep. Genise Montecillo said nothing publicly for more than six months about the June day she tried to kill herself. Montecillo wanted to keep that a secret, like the... Read more
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