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Congress Leaves Farmers Hanging Right Before The Election
Negotiators wanted to keep the pressure on by not doing a short-term extension. But it's rural lawmakers who are feeling the pressure most.
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Republicans Really Don’t Think It’s Their Job To Keep Trump In Check
"That’s not my problem. I’ve got my own things I’m trying to concentrate on, OK?"
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For Steve Bannon, Money Isn’t Everything
Every establishment dollar spent supporting a candidate is a dollar that is going to be used against them.
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We Asked GOP Senators What Congress Can Do To Prevent Mass Shootings
Their answers are telling.
GOP Senator Sorry For Joking About Mammograms, But Still Won't Cover Them
Sen. Pat Roberts acknowledged mammograms "are essential to women's health."
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A GOP Senator Told A Democrat To Lighten Up During A Confirmation Hearing. It Didn't Go Well.
Other members of his committee were not having it.
The Congressional Blacklist
Executive Director of Writeindependent.org
2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.
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GMO Food Labeling Bill Passes In The Senate
By Chris Prentice, Reuters
The bill would require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients.
What Senate Backers Aren't Saying About the GMO "Compromise" Bill
Executive Director, Food & Water Watch/Food & Water Action Fund
Last week, Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) announced what they bill as a "compromise" deal that would label GMO foods across the nation. But the advocacy groups that have fought so long and hard for clear GMO labeling aren't cheering.
As Labeling Vote Looms, Inconvenient Truths Are Ignored
I am a veteran journalist and research director for U.S. Right...
The U.S. Senate looks poised to vote this week on the contentious national debate over GMO labeling, but as the potentially landmark vote looms, facts that should be at the heart of the discussion are being lost.
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Senate GOP Tries To Like Ted Cruz The Way You Have To Hug Your Sweaty Cousin
Because what's the better option?
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Senate Stalls Confirmation Of First Openly Gay Army Secretary
Eric Fanning will take another job at the Pentagon while he waits.
Attention Medicare Recipients and Advocates: Get Face to Face with a new Paperwork Mess
Steve Landers MD, MPH
CEO VNA Health Group, Physician, Advocate
The Menendez/Roberts fix offers a ray of hope. But, more members of Congress must sign on to make this happen. If you are concerned about home health quality and access for yourself or your loved ones please urge your Senators and Representatives to take action.
School Nutrition Group Flip-Flops on Protecting Children's Health
Senior Writer, Union of Concerned Scientists
Given how well the school nutrition program is doing, SNA should be declaring victory. Instead, the organization ramped up its lobbying budget to convince Congress to fix something that ain't broke, and unfortunately it has found some sympathetic ears.
When Pat Roberts' Phone Goes Off During A Hearing, He Says 'Let It Go'
It's nice to know the theme song has such a large audience aside from 7-year-olds. Watch the incident above. Sen. Pat Roberts
Top Senate Democratic PAC Spent A Lot Of Money Trying To Elect Greg Orman
Wednesday's FEC filing confirms Republicans' suspicions that Orman’s candidacy was being financially supported by Democratic
Kansas: Picking Ourselves Back Up
Jeffrey Ann Goudie
I am a Democrat. My small "d" democratic bent encourages me to try to see the best in people, even politicians from the opposing party. But I have rarely witnessed the kind of bare-knuckled politicking that occurred during these mid-term elections.
Why Democrats Lost Big in the 2014 Midterm Elections
Timothy J. Barnett
Elections are moving targets. Nonetheless, absent dramatic irregularities in the election context, polls focused on high visibility races are usually robust predictive tools. Obviously, this was not the case in this year's midterm elections.
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