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Delay Iran SanctionsDec 5, 2013 - The Huffington Post
Last Sunday, Senator Bob Menendez suggested a fairly good idea for further economic sanctions on Iran. The White House doesn't want the Senate to pass any sanctions at all, and the hardliners in the Senate who aren't fans of the interim deal want to impose new sanctions immediately. If they passed immediate sanctions, the Senate would pull the rug out from under the diplomatic effort.
Pryor, Cotton condemn National Republican Senatorial Committee attack on Pryor's faithDec 5, 2013 - Arkansas Times
And neither political party is always right," Pryor says in the ad. "This is my compass. Guess it depends on which Mark Pryor that you ask.Â â€œThat is an incredibly bizarre and offensive email from the NRSCâ€™s press secretary. Pryorâ€™s basically saying the Bible teaches some humility and reserves wisdom and final judgment to God Almighty, not to his self-appointed representatives on earth, clerical or especially political.
At Least 11 Teens With Tumors In Small Town Hope Erin Brockovich Will HelpDec 5, 2013 - The Huffington Post
At least 11 teens in a small city near Los Angeles have developed brain tumors, and their parents suspect that the town may be to blame. He underwent months of chemotherapy, stem cell transplants and radiation treatments. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) about the need for a national reporting system.
Will Obamacare Fixes Satisfy Senate Democrats?Dec 5, 2013 - Roll Call - #WGDB
Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va., about enforcement of the individual mandate penalty that applies to individuals who opt against buying health insurance were not part-and-parcel of the issues with the website. Manchin has introduced legislation along with Illinois Republican Sen. Some states are working more smoothly than others, others are catching up, and the national exchange is catching up.”Boxer has successfully enrolled in D.C. Health Link.
Budget Deal Looks Likely, But Passage UncertainDec 5, 2013 - Roll Call - #WGDB
If anyone can get it done, she can, and I keep in touch with her. Those who would support such a deal — such as appropriators and moderates — would have been there for Rogers and leaders no matter what. The GOP force behind the shutdown was not the establishment, but rather tea-party-inspired members who feel beholden to their conservative base.
Portman touts ACP for energy needsDec 4, 2013 - The Portsmouth Daily Times (Portsmouth, Ohio)
...in April 2013 regarding the nomination of Moniz to be the Secretary of Energy, Portman highlighted the importance of the American Centrifuge Project (ACP) in Piketon, which he says is the cornerstone to fulfilling the national security requirements for a domestic source of enriched uranium. Moniz agreed with Portman that the United States must have the technology for a fully domestic source of enriched uranium to support our nuclear weapons program and the Navy nuclear reactors program, saying,...
Bow man sworned in as New Hampshire's Army civilian aideDec 4, 2013 - The New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester)
...civilian aide, Burdett provides feedback to Army leaders on public attitudes, issues and concerns and provides support to New Hampshire soldiers and their families. "I'm a conduit here," Burdett said. "It's New Hampshire that has a story to tell." He was commissioned in 1972 and designated a naval aviator in 1973. Burdett was deployed in the Persian Gulf from 1990 to 1991 and retired as a U.S. naval aviator in 1993. Since that time, Burdett has been chairman of...
New Iran Sanctions Would Show 'Bad Faith,' Carney SaysDec 4, 2013 - Roll Call - #WGDB
It’s sanctions that brought the Iranians to the table,” Schumer said in an interview with the New Republic, according to an edited transcript. “They are effective by all accounts. Part of sanctions is the actual economic bite that occurs.
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall expresses support for food stamp program during Las Cruces tourDec 4, 2013 - Las Cruces Sun-News
Mexico turn to food banks to help fill families' pantry Las Cruces -- Amid boxes of donated cereal and pallets of canned green chile, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall on Tuesday toured a Las Cruces food bank that sends out millions of pounds of food to hungry southern New Mexicans each year. The nonprofit Roadrunner Food Bank's Southern Branch is a collection point for donated items, mainly from food producers and grocery stores, which are then sent to other nonprofits to be given to people...
Norwich swears in first female mayorDec 4, 2013 - The Day
Hinchey will attend the ceremony. Answering what she said was a request from voters, Hinchey proposed changing the schedule for the second City Council meeting each month.
Malloy Calls For Action On Metro-NorthDec 4, 2013 - The Hartford Courant
We had a major energy outage in New York, and now we've had a major derailment in New York where four individuals lost their lives. However, given many recent events there is understandably a negative public perception of the railroad infrastructure and state of good repair, coupled with deep concerns for our safety. When major incidents occur, immediate communication with officials at every level of government is critical." U.S. Sen.
Kentucky faces a bloody midterm battle for Senate seatDec 4, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
It may be why three of the last four leaders have faced stiff reelection fights. A shrewd strategist with a history of running scalding campaigns, he may be more responsible than anyone else for the state's conversion from a Democratic stronghold to a place where two parties thrive. But arguably the most important tea party endorsement has eluded him.
Reps. Walden and Upton pushing for new Communications ActDec 4, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
Dec. 03--Two prominent lawmakers want to create a new playbook for the media and telecommunications industries. Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. The lawmakers said it was their goal to have a new Communications Act in 2015. Rep.
Smith gears up political comeback try, regrets 'dumb mistake' of 2004Dec 3, 2013 - The New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester)
Dec. 03--MANCHESTER -- On the first day of his attempt at a political comeback, Republican former U.S. Sen. Deep-pocketed special interests, including those led by Karl Rove, have been waiting for this. With Smith, they have a candidate who has won statewide here before. "They'll spend and say anything to defeat Jeanne.
Years later, medals awarded to Vietnam veteran and daughter of deceased WWII vetDec 3, 2013 - Akron Beacon Journal
Sherrod Brown's office worked with the families to research the veterans' service records and ensure the medals earned are awarded. "Mr. Caynor each served their country proudly and courageously," Brown said in a statement. "They answered the call to duty in order to help spread democracy and peace. That is why they earned these medals and deserve recognition for their honor and selflessness.
Recent Problems Raise Questions On Metro-North's ReliabilityDec 3, 2013 - The Hartford Courant
Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said. "There's a lot of questions. There needs to be a reckoning of whether investment in the tracks and equipment have been sufficient. M. Jodi Rell, the state has spent about $750 million on new railroad cars.