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JUL 29, 2015 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOST HILL - Some People Attractive: Report

John Boehner is really looking forward to when Congress returns from its August recess, he told reporters while thinking about what a bunch of idiots we all are. Mitch McConnell came out strongly in favor of women's health, which is apparently something that benefits from reduced federal spending. And The Hill newspaper published its annual list of the 50 most ...

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JUL 29, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Mitch McConnell Says 'Women's Health' Five Times In Attempt To Defund Planned Parenthood

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made a statement announcing he is fast-tracking legislation to defund Planned Parenthood, he used the term "women's health" no less than five times, seizing on language Democrats have used for years to attack their colleagues across the aisle.  The defunding legislation, McConnell said, "reaffirm[s] the Senate’s commitment to genuine compassion and to women’s ...

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JUL 29, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Maryland Democratic Senate Primary Erupts Over Citizens United

WASHINGTON -- Maryland's U.S. Senate Democratic primary between Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards, both strong proponents of campaign finance reform, is descending into a battle over who can be the biggest opponent of big money in politics. Van Hollen sparked the latest clash began on July 16, when he proposed to Edwards that they both pledge to keep independent ...

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JUL 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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House Votes To End All Major New Rules, Again

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JUL 24, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Mitch McConnell's Move Leaves Ted Cruz Out In The Hallway

WASHINGTON -- Senior lawmakers and staff from the House and Senate armed services committees are hammering away on the National Defense Authorization Act, the annual bill that keeps the military up and running. But there are fewer chairs at the negotiating table this time. And committee member and presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn’t in one of them. GOP ...

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