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1 HOUR AGO - Forbes

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An Open Letter To Democratic Candidates For The Senate

With just about ten days to go until the election of 2014, here is a riddle for you: If you are a Democratic candidate, why would you wait until now to deny you are a Democrat? Why would you seek to distance yourself from a President who almost everyone knows [...]

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Manchin, Whitehouse form unlikely energy alliance

Whitehouse, a Rhode Island Democrat who has urged action on climate change in dozens of Senate floor speeches, flew out to tour coal and energy resources in Manchin's home state Wednesday. Manchin, likely the Senate's most conservative Democrat, is pushing back against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the proposal. Coal advocates fear it could further cripple Appalachia's already-dwindling fossil ...

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Senate panel to continue Hayden ethics inquiry

Legislators are asking Minneapolis school board officials to submit affidavits detailing whether Hayden and fellow Minneapolis DFL Sen. Bobby Joe Champion threatened to withhold state funding if the district did not award a $375,000 contract to Community Standards Initiative, a group aimed at curbing the achievement gap. The bipartisan panel's two Democrats voted to allow Senate Minority Leader David Hann ...

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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DFLers press GOP for more evidence in ethics probe

A state Senate ethics committee deliberated for more than two hours Wednesday without coming to a consensus on how to proceed on a GOP ethics complaint against DFL Sen. Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis. The inquiry stems from Star Tribune report that Hayden threatened to withhold state education money if Minneapolis school officials did not award a $375,000 contract to Community ...

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2 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis are debating which candidate has the best plan to create jobs and improve the lives of Illinois residents. Durbin says he wants to build a stronger middle class by providing tax incentives to companies that create good-paying jobs and ensuring families have access to affordable health ...

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