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  • Unionization would 'destroy' college sports, senators say

    Two Republican senators are warning that allowing college athletes to unionize would "destroy" college sports and "harm the entire U.S. system of higher education." Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Richard Burr of North Carolina have lashed out at a recent decision by a National Labor...

  • Marco Rubio's chief of staff moves to his PAC

    Sen. Marco Rubio announced staff changes Friday that could have implications for his 2016 plans. The Florida Republican has moved his chief of staff, Cesar Conda, over to his political action committee, Reclaim America, where he will serve as a senior adviser. Conda also will continue to...

  • Democrats shift from climate 'change' to 'adaptation' to woo Republicans

    What's in a name? If it's climate change, it's a lot. That's why environmental groups and congressional Democrats are increasingly talking about "climate adaptation." Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humans cause climate change largely by burning greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels. But...

  • Watch Harry Reid mentioning the Koch brothers 134 times on the Senate floor

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a Koch fixation. The Nevada Democrat, whose office may have violated Senate rules by using his official website to attack Charles and David Koch, has repeatedly taken to the Senate floor to criticize the billionaire brothers and link them to the Republican...

  • America Rising comes into the spotlight

    Last week, Rep. Bruce Braley was still doing damage control. More than a week after a video exploded across the Internet showing him at a private fundraiser, dismissing Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley as a “farmer from Iowa,” Braley, a lawyer by trade, rattled off his rural bona fides to...

  • 11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. The five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been "exhaustive in its time, breadth and...

  • Patrick Leahy: Patent reform bill to wait until later this month

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, the sponsor of a patent reform bill that was slated for a markup Thursday, said the legislation will have to wait until after the spring recess. On Wednesday, Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called the legislation a...

  • Snap: Top Senate Dem group pays women 82 cents per $1 for men

    The Senate Democratic arm threatening to hang the GOP's refusal to OK equal pay legislation around the neck of every Republican in the midterm elections suffers from an even worse gender “pay gap” than the much-advertised 77 cents for women for every $1 a man makes. According to an...

  • Harry Reid's official website attack on Koch brothers may have violated Senate rules

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have broken Senate ethics and Internet rules by using his official website to attack libertarian campaign donors Charles and David Koch, a possible violation of the chamber's prohibition on "partisan" material on members' publicly funded webpages. The...

  • US senators urge full enforcement on steel imports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators seeking to protect jobs is calling on President Barack Obama's administration to fully enforce trade laws in deciding whether imported steel reinforcing bar from Turkey and Mexico unfairly undercuts U.S. prices. In a letter sent Wednesday, the senators...

  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The classified letter came to light after the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 last week...

  • GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections. GOP lawmakers said the measure could hinder employers from...

  • Corporate welfare debate hits the Senate floor as Pat Toomey knocks the Export-Import Bank

    Toomey's speech comes on the occasion of a nomination for the Ex-Im Board and it follows yesterday's rally House Democrats held in support of the agency.

  • After voting 'no' on Paycheck Fairness Act, Angus King says bill would hurt businesses

    Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, released a statement explaining his opposition to the Paycheck Fairness Act, saying it could bring “substantial burdens on businesses.” King is an independent who caucuses and votes mostly with Democrats. Other than King, all Democrats voted for the bill and all...

  • Dianne Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency's treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it...



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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