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NOV 13, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Senate Democrats Have No Idea Why Elizabeth Warren Got A New Leadership Role

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) got a promotion on Thursday. She now has a seat at the Senate Democratic leadership table and, in a role created just for her, she will serve as a liaison to progressive groups. Her colleagues have no idea why this is happening. "A liaison to liberals? I've never heard of such a thing," said ...

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NOV 13, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Obama Administration Explores Ways To Collect Student Loan Payments Without Middlemen

The U.S. Treasury Department soon will take some student borrowers' accounts away from private debt collectors and give them to federal workers, an ambitious new pilot project that may result in the government cutting out the student loan middlemen who have gotten rich targeting distressed borrowers. The federal employees will be charged with finding ways to help troubled borrowers make ...

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NOV 06, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Here's The Democratic Route Back To Senate Control In 2016

WASHINGTON -- When a congressional caucus shrinks, it tends to solidify the politics of the remaining members, as conservative Democrats and moderate Republicans are always the first to get swept away in a wave. As the Democratic caucus numbers in the Senate have gradually shrunk, from a high-water mark of 60 in 2009 to 46 this January, the rump has ...

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NOV 05, 2014 - Washington Times

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Pat Buchanan calls Joni Ernst 'attractive,' says senator-elect in Iowa could be a star

Former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan called Joni Ernst an "enormously attractive figure," just days after the Iowa senator-elect rebuked Sen. Tom Harkin for calling her "good-looking." "I think she's an enormously attractive figure," Mr. Buchanan said in an interview with Newsmax TV, Mediaite reported. "She's ...

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NOV 05, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Fusion Host On Joni Ernst: 'We All Want To See Her Go To Congress And Chop Their Balls Off'

Even before Republican Joni Ernst clinched a victory over Democrat Bruce Braley in a key Iowa Senate contest Tuesday, Fusion's Alicia Menendez had a colorful assessment of Ernst's potential impact on Congress. In viewing a viral clip of retiring Sen. Tom Harkin praising Ernst's looks, Menendez first noted that Ernst, who was offended by the politician's remarks, handled the comments ...

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