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TribLIVE
Legislators aware part of Ohio medical marijuana law legally questionablefailed to stand up in court, the AP reported, citing legal scholars. Legislato
Legislators aware part of Ohio medical marijuana law legally questionable
TribLIVE / Posted 7 minutes ago
failed to stand up in court, the AP reported, citing legal scholars. Legislators of both parties in both the Ohio House and Senate said at the time that they were unaware of this, but Seitz said he brought it to people's attention. Seitz... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Does Hillary Get It?is only doing what she knows best. Moving to the putative center is what Bill C
Does Hillary Get It?
Op-Ed News / Posted 21 minutes ago
is only doing what she knows best. Moving to the putative center is what Bill Clinton did after the Democrats lost the House and Senate in 1994 -- signing legislation on welfare reform, crime, trade, and financial deregulation that enabled him... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Challenger raises more than Wasserman Schultz, but she has more cash for home stretchreveals some level of concern about money in the Wasserman Schultz camp, as she
Challenger raises more than Wasserman Schultz, but she has more cash for home stretch
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 hours ago
reveals some level of concern about money in the Wasserman Schultz camp, as she turned to her colleagues in the U.S. House and Senate for financial aid. Collectively, 31 representatives and senators pumped in $75,000 from their re-election... Read more
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The News & Observer
Faced with early retirements, lawmakers extend pension lawSome lawmakers were upset to learn about the impact his benefit conversion had
Faced with early retirements, lawmakers extend pension law
The News & Observer / Posted 5 hours ago
Some lawmakers were upset to learn about the impact his benefit conversion had on his pension. Legislation was filed in the House and Senate to prevent that sort of maneuver but didn’t pass. The retirement system so far has sent out 53 bills to... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Legislature aware part of Ohio pot law legally questionablegenerally failed to stand up in court, the AP reported citing legal scholars. L
Legislature aware part of Ohio pot law legally questionable
The Toledo Blade / Posted 7 hours ago
generally failed to stand up in court, the AP reported citing legal scholars. Legislators of both parties in both the Ohio House and Senate said at the time they were unaware of this, but Seitz said he brought it to people’s attention at the... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
It’s Rody’s showvideos or honor roll presentations that used to eat up more than an hour in pre
It’s Rody’s show
Manila Standard Today / Posted 7 hours ago
videos or honor roll presentations that used to eat up more than an hour in previous presidential speeches. Only four House and Senate officials—a departure from the usual 30-man entourage—have been assigned to meet Duterte at the rear... Read more
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The Maui News
Ing has forged strong allianceshigh school in South Maui, Kaniela got it done working alongside Sen. Roz Baker
Ing has forged strong alliances
The Maui News / Posted 8 hours ago
high school in South Maui, Kaniela got it done working alongside Sen. Roz Baker. He has forged strong alliances in both the House and Senate. He is endorsed by the speaker, finance chair and majority leader - the three most powerful leadership... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Bill would dim electricity choice in state, some sayMichigan and produce electricity here. "The issue is that for the last 18 mont
Bill would dim electricity choice in state, some say
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 11 hours ago
Michigan and produce electricity here. "The issue is that for the last 18 months there have been proposals floated in the House and Senate that would dramatically change the landscape for AES in Michigan," Strong said. "At this point no one knows... Read more
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Lowell Sun
House, Senate send pay-equity bill to Bakerto equal pay in the workplace in under a bill that has landed on Republican Gov
House, Senate send pay-equity bill to Baker
Lowell Sun / Posted 11 hours ago
to equal pay in the workplace in under a bill that has landed on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The Massachusetts House and Senate unanimously approved the legislation during a rare Saturday session sandwiched between the Republican and... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Supreme Court justice suggests legislating away 'demon chipmunk'59 has been changed since 1890. In 1990, the Legislature approved a change to S
Supreme Court justice suggests legislating away 'demon chipmunk'
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 11 hours ago
59 has been changed since 1890. In 1990, the Legislature approved a change to Section 59 to remove language requiring the House and Senate presiding officers to sign bills after passage in open session. Legislators at that time did not try to... Read more
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MLive.com
Jim Barcia leans on political acumen in Bay County executive raceinvolved in that private annuity. Those were my personal funds. I receive one
Jim Barcia leans on political acumen in Bay County executive race
MLive.com / Posted 14 hours ago
involved in that private annuity. Those were my personal funds. I receive one pension from the state for my work in the House and Senate, which I started drawing at the age of 59. Our household receives one pension, about $70,000 from the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
House eyes $100 Mil in veto overrides before dems bolt for Phillypoint asked for the aggregate amount of spending that would be restored, but hi
House eyes $100 Mil in veto overrides before dems bolt for Philly
WWLP Springfield / Posted 14 hours ago
point asked for the aggregate amount of spending that would be restored, but his request was not honored on the floor. The House and Senate are holding rare Saturday sessions before many Democratic lawmakers depart for Philadelphia and the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Pay raise boosts carry-over cashcommission approved raises that sent lawmakers' pay from $15,869 to $39,400 a y
Pay raise boosts carry-over cash
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 hours ago
commission approved raises that sent lawmakers' pay from $15,869 to $39,400 a year and increased pay for the speaker of the House and Senate president pro tempore from $17,771 to $45,000 a year. Cooper said he probably will retain the maximum... Read more
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NBC News
Herstory Made: Clinton's Big Moment Caps Long Journeymost successful organization propelling women into the political sphere. In 19
Herstory Made: Clinton's Big Moment Caps Long Journey
NBC News / Posted 15 hours ago
most successful organization propelling women into the political sphere. In 1976, just 18 women served in the 535-member House and Senate, but the next 16 years saw major progress. Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman on a major party... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Final votes send pay equity bill to Gov. Bakersame for comparable work, one of six major bills he wanted lawmakers to send hi
Final votes send pay equity bill to Gov. Baker
WWLP Springfield / Posted 15 hours ago
same for comparable work, one of six major bills he wanted lawmakers to send him before formal sessions end July 31. The House and Senate on Saturday afternoon both unanimously enacted the compromise bill, after the branches settled disagreements... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Galbraith aims to quash special interestsand invited representatives of executive branch departments and agencies. � St
Galbraith aims to quash special interests
Rutland Herald / Posted 16 hours ago
and invited representatives of executive branch departments and agencies. � Streamlining the legislative session by having House and Senate committees work on major bill appropriations and tax bills simultaneously. � Shortening the legislative... Read more
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The East Liverpool Review
Hydropower on the riserole in addressing climate change and expanding our clean energy portfolio," sh
Hydropower on the rise
The East Liverpool Review / Posted 18 hours ago
role in addressing climate change and expanding our clean energy portfolio," she said. "Proceeding to a conference on the House and Senate versions of the energy bill brings the nation one step closer to fully realizing hydropower's clean energy... Read more
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Daily Record
Trump lost chance at convention ‘bounce’have made a few inroads. Instead, he took the party on a dark and uncertain pat
Trump lost chance at convention ‘bounce’
Daily Record / Posted 19 hours ago
have made a few inroads. Instead, he took the party on a dark and uncertain path. John J. Pitney Jr., a former aide to House and Senate Republicans,is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College. Follow him on... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
E-cigarette sellers fear new state taxJohn McGinnis, R-Altoona, gave some insight into the process. McGinnis said a
E-cigarette sellers fear new state tax
Altoona Mirror / Posted 19 hours ago
John McGinnis, R-Altoona, gave some insight into the process. McGinnis said a conference committee comprised of House and Senate members worked to put together the revenue package after an underfunded spending plan was approved. "Every... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Statehouse candidates to participate in forum Tuesdayto sponsor the forum, which will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Top
Statehouse candidates to participate in forum Tuesday
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 23 hours ago
to sponsor the forum, which will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. All House and Senate candidates in contested primary races have been invited. Topeka Capital-Journal publisher Zach Ahrens will... Read more
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Boston Globe
House restores $100 million to state budgetleave,” DeLeo said. “Many will go into any other field because we’re talking ab
House restores $100 million to state budget
Boston Globe / Posted 23 hours ago
leave,” DeLeo said. “Many will go into any other field because we’re talking about salaries in the [$20,000 range].” House and Senate lawmakers also voted to restore $1.2 million in election funding, including money to fund early voting for... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Mass. Legislature OKs pay-equity billto equal pay in the workplace under a bill that has landed on Republican Gov. C
Mass. Legislature OKs pay-equity bill
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
to equal pay in the workplace under a bill that has landed on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The Massachusetts House and Senate unanimously approved the legislation during a rare Saturday session sandwiched between the Republican and... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
The reluctant embrace of Trumpwhether Trump is ideologically simpatico to their respective agendas.“Their mos
The reluctant embrace of Trump
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted yesterday
whether Trump is ideologically simpatico to their respective agendas.“Their most important goal right now is protecting the House and Senate,” Kyle C. Kopko, a political science professor at Elizabethtown College said. “They’re very aware that the... Read more
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The Monroe Evening News
Walberg named to conference committee on national defenseI’m confident we can send it to the president’s desk soon.” Once the conference
Walberg named to conference committee on national defense
The Monroe Evening News / Posted yesterday
I’m confident we can send it to the president’s desk soon.” Once the conference committee reaches an agreement, the House and Senate will vote on final passage before it is sent to the president for his signature. Rep. Walberg serves on the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Governor drops push to give condo developers access to a portion of the State House lawnthe approval it granted in its May 27, 2016, letter to the developers, then the
Governor drops push to give condo developers access to a portion of the State House lawn
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
the approval it granted in its May 27, 2016, letter to the developers, then the administration would respectively ask the House and Senate to longer include it as part of the legislation,” said Baker spokesman Billy Pitman in a statement released... Read more
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The Atlantic
Would Republicans Take Obama Over Clinton?chamber of Congress would constrain her more than when Obama came into office w
Would Republicans Take Obama Over Clinton?
The Atlantic / Posted yesterday
chamber of Congress would constrain her more than when Obama came into office with Democratic majorities in both the House and Senate. “If she’s elected, she’s not going to be able to get much done,” Harold said. “She’ll cut a deal with... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newbornsblocked efforts by Democrats to include $920 million in treatment funding.” Th
Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns
Bangor Daily News / Posted yesterday
blocked efforts by Democrats to include $920 million in treatment funding.” The bill was passed nearly unanimously by the House and Senate. Efforts to enforce provisions to protect newborns and help their parents come in response to a Reuters... Read more
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TribLIVE
Trump’s success with largely self-funded campaign defies usual patternnot yield the income and sales tax hikes Wolf sought. Wolf aides cited the size
Trump’s success with largely self-funded campaign defies usual pattern
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
not yield the income and sales tax hikes Wolf sought. Wolf aides cited the sizeable Republican majorities he faced in the House and Senate. As for suggestions that former CEOs give orders and don't take advice, Mary Isenhour, Wolf's chief of... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Truth about the 28 Pages and its Enduring Cover-upof the page references below are to the 28 pages where they appear as the concl
The Truth about the 28 Pages and its Enduring Cover-up
Op-Ed News / Posted yesterday
of the page references below are to the 28 pages where they appear as the concluding chapter of the report of the Joint House and Senate Intelligence Committees' Inquiry into the attacks of 9-11. One of several investigations implicating Bandar... Read more
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NBC News
Virginia Supreme Court Strikes Down Order Allowing Felons to VoteAfrican-Americans. His move was an end-run around the Republican-controlled le
Virginia Supreme Court Strikes Down Order Allowing Felons to Vote
NBC News / Posted 2 days ago
African-Americans. His move was an end-run around the Republican-controlled legislature, and the leaders of the state house and senate immediately sued. The court said the Virginia governor — unlike the president under the federal... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rauner signs plans aimed at curbing local government costsconsolidation," state Sen. Tom Cullerton, a Villa Park Democrat, said of his pl
Rauner signs plans aimed at curbing local government costs
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
consolidation," state Sen. Tom Cullerton, a Villa Park Democrat, said of his plan. "We know the government needs to evolve with the needs of the people." Cullerton and McSweeney carried each others' legislation through the Illinois House and Sen... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Why Republicans should vote for Hillary Clintoncould all be in reach for a Democratic president willing to work closely with R
Why Republicans should vote for Hillary Clinton
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
could all be in reach for a Democratic president willing to work closely with Republican leadership (hopefully) in the House and Senate. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said this week, "It's a binary choice." Gov. Chris... Read more
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Reuters
RNC success shows a little preparation makes Trump a powerful candidatebelongs to Trump, but it still represents the establishment he fought against.
RNC success shows a little preparation makes Trump a powerful candidate
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
belongs to Trump, but it still represents the establishment he fought against. It serves many other masters, including House and Senate Republicans desperate to maintain control of Congress. Trump must put together his own organization to... Read more
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NJ.com
5 ways Trump's RNC 2016 was at odds with all other U.S political conventionsup 24 hours from its normal position. The convention will go down in history a
5 ways Trump's RNC 2016 was at odds with all other U.S political conventions
NJ.com / Posted 2 days ago
up 24 hours from its normal position. The convention will go down in history as the first time the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate shared the podium with Willie Robertson, star of "Duck Dynasty," and Scott Baio, best known for his roles in... Read more
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Pacific Coast Business Times
Showdown looms as controversial Chumash land trust bill advancesFarr said. The Chumash have been negotiating with the county over the Camp 4 l
Showdown looms as controversial Chumash land trust bill advances
Pacific Coast Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
Farr said. The Chumash have been negotiating with the county over the Camp 4 land since 2011. If the bill passes the House and Senate and is signed into law, the land would be removed from county tax rolls and oversight. The tribe plans to... Read more
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The Hill
Trump is right about one thingAfter months of being trashed by Trump, including attacks and threats during a
Trump is right about one thing
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
After months of being trashed by Trump, including attacks and threats during a closed-door meeting with House and Senate Republicans on Thursday (“Trump to Capitol for frank talk with anxious GOP,” July 6), it’s not surprising that the GOP’s doyens... Read more
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USA Today
Trump wasted his chance for a convention bouncehave made a few inroads. Instead, he took the party on a dark and uncertain pat
Trump wasted his chance for a convention bounce
USA Today / Posted 2 days ago
have made a few inroads. Instead, he took the party on a dark and uncertain path. John J. Pitney Jr., a former aide to House and Senate Republicans, is the Roy P. Crocker Professor of American Politics at Claremont McKenna College. Follow him... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Analysis: The Long and Winding Road to the Texas Ethics Commission - Analysis: The Long and Winding Road to the Texas Ethics Commission by Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune July 22 2016 The Texas Ethics Commission is a dog that doesn’t bite. It’s desi...Senate. Not done with the rules yet: Those lists are split by party. In practi
Analysis: The Long and Winding Road to the Texas Ethics Commission - Analysis: The Long and Winding Road to the Texas Ethics Commission by Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune July 22 2016 The Texas Ethics Commission is a dog that doesn’t bite. It’s desi...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
Senate. Not done with the rules yet: Those lists are split by party. In practice, that means the political caucuses in the House and Senate have the first cull when it comes to who serves on the state commission that regulates the political... Read more
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Acton Commentary
What You Should Know About the Republican Party Platform (Part I)safeguard religious institutions against government control.” Endorses the Firs
What You Should Know About the Republican Party Platform (Part I)
Acton Commentary / Posted 2 days ago
safeguard religious institutions against government control.” Endorses the First Amendment Defense Act, legislation in the House and Senate which will bar government discrimination against individuals and businesses for acting on the belief that... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Panel: Farmers can use soybeanTerry Walker, director of the board, told lawmakers Thursday. Walker answered
Panel: Farmers can use soybean
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
Terry Walker, director of the board, told lawmakers Thursday. Walker answered questions Thursday before a meeting of the House and Senate committees on agriculture, forestry and economic development. Arkansas farmers have been planting new... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Sheriffs asking to again have full law enforcement authoritydeputy training isn't recognized for municipal police because it goes through a
Sheriffs asking to again have full law enforcement authority
Warren Times Observer / Posted 2 days ago
deputy training isn't recognized for municipal police because it goes through a different agency. "To the members of the House and Senate of this great Commonwealth that have the ability," Hoke wrote, "and I would say have a duty to assure our... Read more
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Air Force Times
Pentagon announces multibillion dollar Tricare contractsinto health management organization style health care and preferred provider ar
Pentagon announces multibillion dollar Tricare contracts
Air Force Times / Posted 2 days ago
into health management organization style health care and preferred provider arrangements. Representatives from both the House and Senate are set to deliberate the outcome of future legislation on the military health system this fall. Patricia... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
House, Senate agree on pay equity bill sought by BakerBOSTON, Mass. (State House) – One down, five to go. The Massachusetts House an
House, Senate agree on pay equity bill sought by Baker
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
BOSTON, Mass. (State House) – One down, five to go. The Massachusetts House and Senate on Thursday reached an agreement on legislation to ensure that men and women are paid the same for comparable work, a bill identified by Gov. Charlie Baker as one... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Baker backs hotel tax expansion, cites “level playing field”bill, is under consideration by a six-member conference committee meeting in pr
Baker backs hotel tax expansion, cites “level playing field”
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
bill, is under consideration by a six-member conference committee meeting in private to negotiate differences between House and Senate versions (H 4483/S 2435) of the jobs bill. It is unclear whether the room tax provision will be included in... Read more
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Philly.com
Make Pennsylvania red again?change. Republicans argue the state's trending red: 13 of 18 congressmen, 53 o
Make Pennsylvania red again?
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
change. Republicans argue the state's trending red: 13 of 18 congressmen, 53 of 67 courthouses, control of the state House and Senate. And the state's economy is more sluggish - according to data from the census, the Bureau of Labor... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Anti-abortion forces regroup in wake of court decisionAntonin Scalia last winter, "it is so obvious, so simple to make the case" abou
Anti-abortion forces regroup in wake of court decision
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 3 days ago
Antonin Scalia last winter, "it is so obvious, so simple to make the case" about the importance of who controls the White House and Senate when it comes to Supreme Court appointments, said Dannenfelser. "We say the court's always important," said... Read more
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Roll Call
Big Business Re-Evaluates Relationship With GOPfor the books. There’s a lot of nervousness from the business community.” Thou
Big Business Re-Evaluates Relationship With GOP
Roll Call / Posted 3 days ago
for the books. There’s a lot of nervousness from the business community.” Though business PAC has endorsed a slate of 13 House and Senate Republicans, Gerlach said he expects the nonpartisan group will back Democrats, too. “I’m not sure parties... Read more
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The Atlantic
Is Ted Cruz a Patriot or a Turncoat?lose in November, it’s unlikely that Cruz would rise to become a party savior,
Is Ted Cruz a Patriot or a Turncoat?
The Atlantic / Posted 3 days ago
lose in November, it’s unlikely that Cruz would rise to become a party savior, Parker argues. “People in Washington—in the House and Senate—dislike Ted Cruz for a reason. Everything he does is for Ted. He is like a running Ted Talk … about... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Vermont economy not growing as fast as predictedan unusual long and slow recovery," economist Tom Kavet said. Those crunching
Vermont economy not growing as fast as predicted
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 3 days ago
an unusual long and slow recovery," economist Tom Kavet said. Those crunching the numbers are economists, the governor and House and Senate budget and tax leaders. They met in Montpelier looking at the past and trying to predict the economic... Read more
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ajc.com
Everything to know about next week's DNC 2016that’s not a long list of people. All four Democratic members of Congress are d
Everything to know about next week's DNC 2016
ajc.com / Posted 3 days ago
that’s not a long list of people. All four Democratic members of Congress are delegates as are the leaders of the state House and Senate caucuses and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, arguably the unofficial leader of the state party. Top local Dems to... Read more
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