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Democrat John Walsh drops out of Senate race over plagiarism

Helena - Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) announced on Thursday that he is ending his re-election campaign due to fallout from a college plagiarism scandal.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Pacquiao tops voters awareness rating in 2016 elections survey

Fighting Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao has beaten all aspiring senatorial candidates in the 2016 national elections in a survey conducted by Pulse Asia among 1,200 respondents nationwide.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Has last California oyster cannery taken its last breath?

Washington, D. C. - California's last oyster cannery may just about be on its last breath Monday after the US Supreme Court refused to hear the operation's final challenge to an order to shut down.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Video: Dr. Oz called into Senate review

Dr. Oz has for some time been making claims about how miraculous his products are. Now senators are calling him in for a review of how much his products do and how much is just marketing.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 7 comments

Op-Ed: The privacy & anti-bullying bills that ruin privacy and bully us

Two conspicuously named bills that are currently being reviewed in the Senate and House of Commons are quite troublesome — Canadians need to take note.
In the Media by George Arthur - 2 comments

Senator pushes further on antibiotic resistance threat Special

Washington - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has expanded on his plan to combat antimicrobial resistance and call for greater federal attention to the increase in antibiotic-resistant infections.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Boehner: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

After more than 55 failed attempts by the House, Speaker John Boehner finally conceded that Obamacare is here to stay. Boehner’s admission comes only three weeks after he vowed the House would continue to try to repeal the law.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Florida's special election could be a predictor of the midterms

Florida's 13th congressional district held a special election last week, and its results may offer a tea-leaf reading on the upcoming midterm elections.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

CIA accused of hacking Senate computers

Washington - Dianne Feinstein and other senators have accused the Central Intelligence Agency of searching computers used by the congressional staff. CIA Director John Brennan denies the allegations.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Why Manny Pacquiao needs senate seat in 2016

Fighting Congressman Manny Pacquiao has not officially announced his intention to seek a senate seat in the 2016 national elections but presidential aspirant and incumbent Vice-President Jejomar Binay has already included him in his senatorial slate.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Senate rejects broad and sweeping Veterans Affairs bill

“I don’t know how anyone who voted ‘no’ today can look a veteran in the eye and justify that vote,” Daniel M. Dellinger, national commander of the American Legion said on Thursday after the Senate rejected a sweeping Veterans Affairs bill.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Senate candidate feeling heat for posting grisly photos online

Topeka - Dr. Milton Wolf, a U.S. Republican Senate candidate from Kansas, is feeling heat for posting photos of grisly X-Ray images of gunshot fatalities and injuries to his Facebook page.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Interview with Andrew Pontbriand, candidate for Mass Senate Special

Worcester - Andrew Pontbriand announced his candidacy for the Massachusetts Senate earlier this month. He will be running in the Worcester-Norfolk district as a Libertarian candidate.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 8 comments

Obama's coverage of science in 'state of the union'

In his State of the Union speech this week, President Barack Obama mentioned the importance of basic scientific research. However, his presentation did not mention any significant breakthroughs on the horizon.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Justin Trudeau reforms Senate by removing Liberals from caucus

Ottawa - In a surprise move on Wednesday morning, the Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has added more independent senators to the upper chamber when he removed 35 senators from the Liberal caucus.
In the Media by Richard Mccallum - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Obama's minimum wage attempt offers nothing for middle class

Ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, it might be helpful understand the scope of the mathematics that are being tossed around on the minimum wage question.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 27 comments

Op-Ed: Gay rights advance in Senate

Washington - The nation appears hurtling toward a world where fundamentalists will be out the outliers. On Monday night, the Senate began consideration of a bill to grant workplace rights to persons of all sexual persuasions.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 4 comments

McCain: Glitches in roll-out of Obamacare enrollment a 'fiasco'

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) characterized the rollout of the Obamacare enrollment process as a "fiasco."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Senator Cruz on debt deal: 'Senate Republicans declined to unify'

In comments made on Saturday to the Texas Medical Association, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) framed the Republican compromise on the government shutdown as a result of GOP infighting.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Budget talks break down amid GOP infighting

With President Obama watching from the White House, the struggle to end the shutdown of the government has turned into a battle between Republicans in the House and Senate.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Reid: Boehner 'can't take yes for an answer' on shutdown

With the federal government shutdown now in its eighth day, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed his frustration with the House GOP request for negotiations.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Senator Paul: It's a 'silly argument' to say a law cannot change

Appearing on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) defended the Republican position, telling viewers that President Obama and his Democratic allies have refused to compromise on Obamacare.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 18 comments

With nation split, Obama claims GOP senators too 'controversial'

With a recent Rasmussen poll showing a split in which Party to blame for the federal government shutdown, President Obama labeled first-term GOP senators too "controversial."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Obama issues video statement to US military amid shutdown

Amid the first federal government shutdown in 17 years, President Obama released a video to reassure the nation's military that it will have the resources needed to function.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Op-Ed: House holds government funding hostage again

Washington - In a nearly party-line vote, the US House of Representatives voted to send a bill to the US Senate to fund the government for another six weeks, knowing that neither the Senate nor President Obama would accept the "poison pills" contained in the bill.
In the Media by William M. Schmalfeldt - 1 comment

Polls: More than 60% of Americans want spending cuts

As Democratic and Republican congressional legislators head toward a possible government shutdown over their federal budget and debt ceiling differences, more than 60 percent of Americans want spending cuts.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Senator Graham on the Affordable Care Act: 'This bill sucks'

With the federal budget debate heating up among congressional legislators, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appeared on Fox News to defend the GOP effort to defund Obamacare and said the bill "sucks."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 9 comments

Obama: Republicans 'trying to mess with me' with budget bill

After House Republicans passed a bill that continued to fund the government while defunding Obamacare, President Obama characterized the GOP as a body that is "trying to mess with me."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 23 comments

Biden: House GOP a 'Neanderthal crowd' on women's violence issue

Slamming Republican congressional legislators in the House on their deliberations over the Violence Against Women Act, Vice President Joe Biden labeled them the "Neanderthal crowd."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Obama on a Syrian military strike: 'The world set a red line'

Speaking to reporters in Sweden, President Obama detailed his case for a military strike against the Assad regime in Syria and said the red line drawn was the world's.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment
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