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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Mitch McConnell's secret fury over Charlottesville response highlights GOP's Trump dilemmaWASHINGTON – There was a reason why it took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConn
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted an hour ago
WASHINGTON – There was a reason why it took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an entire night to respond to President Trump's chaotic news conference equating counter protesters with the Nazis they came to resist. He was livid. Two sources... Read more
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Top Gear Philippines
LTFRB: Grab, u-Hop can accommodate suspended Uber driversThe Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board(LTFRB) has released a
Top Gear Philippines / Posted 3 hours ago
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board(LTFRB) has released a resolution in relation to the ongoing Uber suspension. Now, Uber drivers will be allowed to move their services to either Grab or u-Hop during the one-month suspension... Read more
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Reuters
Wisconsin lawmakers debate billions in incentives for Foxconn plant(Reuters) - The Wisconsin State Assembly on Thursday will consider a $3 billion
Reuters / Posted 5 hours ago
(Reuters) - The Wisconsin State Assembly on Thursday will consider a $3 billion incentive package for a proposed liquid-crystal display factory by Taiwan's Foxconn, the first vote on the deal by a chamber of the state's Republican-controlled... Read more
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Pilipino Star
LTFRB allows Uber drivers to operate under Grab, U-HopMANILA, Philippines —The Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board on
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 hours ago
MANILA, Philippines —The Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board on Thursday issued a resolution allowing drivers of suspended ride-sharing company Uber Systems Inc. to operate under two other transport network companies. In Board... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Uber offers to pay P10-M fine instead of serving suspensionA man poses holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service U
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 hours ago
A man poses holding a smartphone showing the App for ride-sharing cab service Uber. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SORABJI Transport network company Uber on Thursday offered P10 million rather than have their services suspended. “We thank the Senate Committee... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Choices We Make with Benjamin CalderonProblem-solving Facing challenges that come our way is a life-long process tha
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 10 hours ago
Problem-solving Facing challenges that come our way is a life-long process that we should become so-called �experts� on as we experience more and more hurdles along our life's years. However, in our dynamic world the pace of change is influenced by... Read more
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Daily Mail
WHurges GOP to say Trump's Charlottesville comments were 'correct'Trump's Charlottesville comments were 'entirely correct' after prominent Republ
Daily Mail / Posted 14 hours ago
Trump's Charlottesville comments were 'entirely correct' after prominent Republicans including both Bush presidents round on him for remarks The White House issued a memo on Tuesday with 'talking points' that it expects Republicans to adhere... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Mitch McConnell's restrained anger in Charlottesville response shows GOP's Trump dilemmaWASHINGTON – There was a reason why it took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConn
Detroit Free Press / Posted 15 hours ago
WASHINGTON – There was a reason why it took Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an entire night to respond to President Trump's chaotic news conference equating counter protesters with the Nazis they came to resist. Two sources close to the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Former U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers of west Michigan dies at 83WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers, a nuclear physicist and former Calvi
Detroit Free Press / Posted 16 hours ago
WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers, a nuclear physicist and former Calvin College professor who served more than 17 years in Congress as a moderate Republican representing a west Michigan district, died in Grand Rapids on Tuesday. He was... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Uber willing to be fined than suspendedUber riders will have to wait another week to find out whether the ride-sharing
Inquirier.net / Posted 16 hours ago
Uber riders will have to wait another week to find out whether the ride-sharing company can resume operations sooner than the monthlong suspension imposed by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for violating its... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Of sanctions and fines on Uberservices operating in the country today, the former has gained better favor fro
Pilipino Star / Posted 22 hours ago
services operating in the country today, the former has gained better favor from potential customers for a number of reasons. Firstly, its app is more receptive to even the simplest smartphone owner, allowing Uber drivers in the vicinity to be... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Transport group leaders sue Uber for violating LTFRB ordersMANILA, Philippines — The leaders of different transport groups on Wednesday fi
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
MANILA, Philippines — The leaders of different transport groups on Wednesday filed a case against a ride-sharing company for its alleged violation of orders of the Land Transportation Franchise and Regulatory Board directing it to cease accepting new... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Child restraints: How kid car seats can save lives, even moneybegun his life. The two had never crossed paths before, yet somehow their lives
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
begun his life. The two had never crossed paths before, yet somehow their lives are linked together. In July 2017, the connection became clear: their survival from car accidents and its simple prevention unified their stories. Dinna Dayao, a... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Uber exec: We’ll do everything to get our drivers back on roadUber Regional General Manager Mike Brown. Photo by Julliane Love de Jesus/INQUI
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Uber Regional General Manager Mike Brown. Photo by Julliane Love de Jesus/INQUIRER.net The management of Uber vowed on Wednesday to exhaust all legal means available for their drivers to ply the roads again after the Land Transportation Franchising... Read more
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Sun Star
No deal reached between LTFRB, UberNO DEAL was reached between Uber Systems Inc. (Uber) and the Land Transportatio
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
NO DEAL was reached between Uber Systems Inc. (Uber) and the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Wednesday after a three-hour closed door meeting between the parties and four senators. The senators present during the meeting... Read more
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Rappler
Uber asks LTFRB to change suspension to fineSUSPENSION. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and Uber f
Rappler / Posted yesterday
SUSPENSION. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and Uber fail to reach an agreement on August 16, 2017, amid a Senate-led meeting on the company's suspension. Photo from LTFRB MANILA, Philippines – Despite a Senate-led meeting... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Uber says sorry to LTFRBTransport network company (TNC) Uber has apologized to the Land Transportation
Manila Standard Today / Posted yesterday
Transport network company (TNC) Uber has apologized to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). Just before the meeting called by Senate Committee on Public Services Chairperson Grace Poe in the Senate on Wednesday, Uber... Read more
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Rappler
Uber apologizes to LTFRB for 'misunderstanding'APOLOGY. Uber regional executive Michael Brown apologizes to Land Transportatio
Rappler / Posted yesterday
APOLOGY. Uber regional executive Michael Brown apologizes to Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III on August 16, 2017, on the sidelines of a meeting at the Senate. MANILA, Philippines – A top official of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Experts say child restraint devices should be a requirement for TNCsThe Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) should require
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) should require transport network companies (TNCs) to equip their vehicles with child restraint devices amid the growing issue of road safety in the country, a researcher from the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
LTFRB, Uber meet in closed-door sessionMANILA, Philippines — Representatives of the Land Transportation Franchising an
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
MANILA, Philippines — Representatives of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and Uber met on Wednesday morning upon the invitation of Sen. Grace Poe following the suspension of the ride-sharing company. Poe, chair of the Senate... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Poe meets LTFRB & Uber reps over suspension orderSenator Grace Poe is holding an urgent meeting with officials of the Land Trans
Manila Standard Today / Posted yesterday
Senator Grace Poe is holding an urgent meeting with officials of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and app-based ride-sharing transport company Uber. The closed-door meeting is happening on Wednesday in one of the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Poe holds closed-door meeting with LTFRB, Uber execsSenator Grace Poe PHOTO FROM OFFICE OF SEN. GRACE POE Senator Grace Poe is mee
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Senator Grace Poe PHOTO FROM OFFICE OF SEN. GRACE POE Senator Grace Poe is meeting with representatives of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Uber Wednesday in a bid to iron out the suspension of the ride hailing... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Poe says Uber also at fault, but insists LTFRB suspension order too severeWhile criticizing the suspension order against Uber Philippines, Senator Grace
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
While criticizing the suspension order against Uber Philippines, Senator Grace Poe also lashed at the ride-sharing firm for defying the Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) directive not to accept new applications. “Hindi naman... Read more
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Roll Call
Elaine Chao: ‘I Stand By My Man. Both of Them.’Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao weighed in Tuesday on President Donald Tru
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao weighed in Tuesday on President Donald Trump’s feud with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell using unexpected choice words: “I stand by my man. Both of them,” she said. The comment came shortly after a press... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Negron gives Florida Senate committees a makeoverFlorida Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. (John Kennedy, The Palm Beach Po
The Palm Beach Post / Posted yesterday
Florida Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart. (John Kennedy, The Palm Beach Post) With legislative committees poised to start meeting again in less than a month in preparation for the 2018 session, Florida Senate President Joe Negron on Tuesday... Read more
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The Hill
Waymo taps Senate Commerce staffer for government affairs teamWaymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google parent Alphabet, has hired
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google parent Alphabet, has hired the top policy staffer for the Senate Commerce Committee to lead its government affairs division. Quinalty will direct the company’s dealings with Congress, the... Read more
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CircleID
SpaceX Satellite Internet Project Status UpdateI've been following the efforts of SpaceX and OneWeb to become global Internet
CircleID / Posted yesterday
I've been following the efforts of SpaceX and OneWeb to become global Internet service providers using constellations of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites for some time. Launch times are getting close, so I'm posting a status update on SpaceX's... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Uber resumes service… for a few hoursMANILA, Philippines - Ride-sharing company Uber resumed operations yesterday no
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
MANILA, Philippines - Ride-sharing company Uber resumed operations yesterday noon after asking the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to reconsider its month-long suspension order. However, at 6:06 p.m., Uber received a... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Uber defies suspension, Palace defends LTFRBRIDE-HAILING giant Uber on Tuesday defied a government order to shut down, bran
Manila Standard Today / Posted yesterday
RIDE-HAILING giant Uber on Tuesday defied a government order to shut down, branding the suspension a “blatant violation” of its rights but risking its drivers being arrested. Authorities announced on Monday that they would suspend Uber for one month... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Davis 'happy to work with whomever in D.C.' on Obamacare reformCHAMPAIGN — He wasn't part of the bipartisan negotiations to try to stabilize t
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
CHAMPAIGN — He wasn't part of the bipartisan negotiations to try to stabilize the Affordable Care Act, but U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said he supports the work of the Problem Solvers caucus toward fixing Obamacare. The Taylorville Republican is a member... Read more
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Rappler
An Uber driver's fear: That's my only source of incomeAFFECTED UBER DRIVER. Ronan Barrientos is one of the 60,000 Uber drivers who wi
Rappler / Posted 2 days ago
AFFECTED UBER DRIVER. Ronan Barrientos is one of the 60,000 Uber drivers who will be affected by the LTFRB suspension. Photo by Raisa Serafica MANILA, Philippines – When the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announced the... Read more
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Raw Story
A timeline: Mike Pence’s role in the White House’s Russia scandalThe Trump White House has produced what appear to be at least three cover-ups.
Raw Story / Posted 2 days ago
The Trump White House has produced what appear to be at least three cover-ups. They relate to: 1) former-national security adviser Mike Flynn’s questionable activities relating to Turkey; 2) Flynn’s role in the Trump/Russia controversy; and 3) the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Senators ‘aghast’ over ‘reckless’ LTFRB sanction on UberSENATORS decried on Tuesday the order by the Land Transportation Franchising an
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
SENATORS decried on Tuesday the order by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to suspend the operation of ride-sharing company Uber for 30 days, saying the decision will only worsen the problem. “I am aghast that this... Read more
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The Space Review
Why the US must lead againA recent meeting of the UN’s Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. In
The Space Review / Posted 2 days ago
A recent meeting of the UN’s Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. In this and other international forums, the US has not presented a clear vision of its views on international space security. (credit: United Nations Office for Outer Space... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Palace backs LTFRB decision on UberMANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Tuesday expressed support for the decision
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Tuesday expressed support for the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to suspend the operations of ride-sharing company Uber Systems Inc. for a month. Presidential... Read more
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Sun Star
Uber files motion for reconsideration, resumes ride-hailing serviceUBER System Inc. (Uber) on Tuesday resumed its ride-hailing service immediately
Sun Star / Posted 2 days ago
UBER System Inc. (Uber) on Tuesday resumed its ride-hailing service immediately after it filed a motion for reconsideration to appeal the month-long suspension imposed by the Land Transportation and Franchise Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on August... Read more
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Rappler
Malacañang stands by LTFRB decision to suspend Ubernetwork companies. Uber app photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – M
Rappler / Posted 2 days ago
network companies. Uber app photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang said it supports the decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to impose a one-month suspension on transport network... Read more
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Top Gear Philippines
Uber files motion for reconsideration, resumes operationsJust in: Uber is resuming its operations after the company filed a motion for r
Top Gear Philippines / Posted 2 days ago
Just in: Uber is resuming its operations after the company filed a motion for reconsideration with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). "In response to overwhelming rider and driver demand, we have filed a motion for... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Poe slams LTFRB's suspension of Uber's operationSenate Committee on Public Services Chairperson Grace Poe calls the one-month s
Manila Standard Today / Posted 2 days ago
Senate Committee on Public Services Chairperson Grace Poe calls the one-month suspension of Uber operations imposed by the Land Transportation, Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) cruel and absurd. She has summoned LTFRB officials to an urgent... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Uber suspension is 'cruel, absurd,' says Grace PoeMANILA, Philippines — The decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and R
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — The decision of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to suspend operations of Uber for a month exacerbates the problem of having a lack of reliable transportation options, Sen. Grace Poe said on Monday. "The... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Poe blasts one-month suspension of Uber as ‘cruel, absurd’Senator Grace Poe decried on Monday, August 14, 2017, the LTFRB’s one-month sus
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Senator Grace Poe decried on Monday, August 14, 2017, the LTFRB’s one-month suspension of Uber as ‘cruel and absurd.’ INQUIRER FILE Senator Grace Poe has branded as “cruel and absurd” the one-month suspension imposed by the Land Transportation... Read more
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Rappler
Public to 'suffer' from 'cruel' suspension of Uber – senatorsSUSPENSION. Senators say the public is the victim in the government's decision
Rappler / Posted 2 days ago
SUSPENSION. Senators say the public is the victim in the government's decision to suspend transport network company Uber for one month. MANILA, Philippines – The public is the victim in the government’s decision to suspend transport network company... Read more
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The Manila Times
Bautista’s resignation will not end his predicament and the nation’s travailFirst word I THINK this is the reason why Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista burs
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
First word I THINK this is the reason why Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista burst into tears when he finally talked about his alleged hidden wealth and his wife’s charges on television. His resignation from his constitutional office, which many are... Read more
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Minda News
House committee eyes P6.58B for initial phase of Mindanao railwayDAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 August) – The committee on appropriations in the House
Minda News / Posted 3 days ago
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 August) – The committee on appropriations in the House of Representatives has earmarked an initial amount of P6.58 billion to start the construction of the 1,500-kilometer Mindanao Railway Project (MRP), the Department of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
5 Major Issues Buhari Will Tackle After ResumingAs President Muhammadu Buhari is being expected back from medical vacation in t
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
As President Muhammadu Buhari is being expected back from medical vacation in the United Kingdom, there are some major issues he will deal with upon resumption of his duties. Here, we highlights five of them. Talks about the possibility of President... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Property tax legislation clears major hurdle(Texas Tribune) - A bill that would require voter approval of property tax incr
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 3 days ago
(Texas Tribune) - A bill that would require voter approval of property tax increases in larger Texas cities and counties won initial approval from the House on Saturday, signaling that Gov. Greg Abbott may get his top priority accomplished in the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
New pay plan benefits state workers at top and at bottomthe state government pay plan work in a wide range of categories: some agency a
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
the state government pay plan work in a wide range of categories: some agency administrators, registered nurses, information-technology employees and various entry-level workers. The revamped pay plan covers more than 25,000 full-time state... Read more
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Pakistan News Tribune
US spent $76 billions in last 16 years on Afghan security forcesWASHINGTON: The United States has spent more than $76 billions in the last 16 y
Pakistan News Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON: The United States has spent more than $76 billions in the last 16 years on arming the Afghan security forces, says a new report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report, however, noted that despite spending so much... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
John Chiang helped steer millions in tax breaks to his developer donorsCalifornia Treasurer John Chiang has helped award tens of millions in tax credi
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 4 days ago
California Treasurer John Chiang has helped award tens of millions in tax credits and bonds over the last decade to a handful of affordable housing developers who contributed to his political campaigns. A review of their projects by The Sacramento... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Westerman's seat on panel aiding coffersCongressman Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., received more campaign donations from tran
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
Congressman Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., received more campaign donations from transportation associations and related businesses in the first half of this year than for the same time period over the past three years combined. The rise in contributions... Read more
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