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20 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Agency Leading Ebola Response Has Had Budget Cut Nearly $600 Million Since 2010

WASHINGTON -- The lead agency tasked with responding to the threat of Ebola both within the United States and abroad has seen its budget drop dramatically during the past four years. In breaking the news on Tuesday that the first Ebola patient had been diagnosed in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assured Americans that it had ...

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SEP 28, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Poll Shows Bruce Braley Trailing Joni Ernst In Iowa Senate Race

A Des Moines Register poll released Saturday shows Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley trailing GOP rival Joni Ernst by six points in Iowa's Senate race. The survey found that Ernst, a state senator, leads Braley 44 percent to 38 percent. The poll also found Ernst with a four-to-one lead among rural voters, with many of those respondents finding Braley's ...

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SEP 25, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy for November's elections seeks to tie Republican challengers to policies advocated by billionaire donors, especially brothers Charles and David Koch. In Iowa, for example, where Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst is running for the ...

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SEP 24, 2014 - The Nation

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New Deal Liberalism Lives On

Editor’s Note: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina’s column here. In the age of trickle-down economics and unrelenting attacks on the social safety net, there have been few greater champions of progressive values than Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who hosted his final Steak Fry this year ...

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SEP 22, 2014 - Time

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Iowa Absentee Ballots Have Nearly Doubled Since 2010

Enthusiasm is building ahead of November's election to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin

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