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U.S. congressional candidate Duckworth addresses delegates during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte

Illinois Democrat Duckworth to run for U.S. Senate in 2016

By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois Democrat, will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, saying in a video posted to her website on Monday that she would "fight my heart out" for constituents. Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who lost both legs after her helicopter was hit by […]

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With Menendez Out, Cardin Rises on Senate Foreign Relations Commitee

The corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez is creating changes on the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Full News here – First Draft

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Ted Cruz Takes a Jab at Rand Paul Over a Senate Vote

Senator Ted Cruz has said he will not run a negative campaign in his bid for the Republican nomination for the White House. Full News here – First Draft

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New York state’s senate passes $142 billion budget

New York state’s senate has passed a $ 142 billion budget, it said in a statement on Tuesday. State lawmakers agreed on a budget plan late Sunday that includes much-debated reforms to the education system and ethics standards for lawmakers, Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said in statement at the time. “This fifth consecutive […]

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Kennedy Institute Unveils Replica of U.S. Senate Chamber

A full-scale, nearly exact replica of the U.S. Senate chamber opened as the centerpiece of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Nevada Becomes Hot 2016 Senate Contest

Sen. Harry Reid’s announcement that he won’t seek re-election suddenly has brought about the first high-profile toss-up Senate race of the 2016 cycle. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Duckworth Will Run for U.S. Senate

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) will announce a 2016 Senate bid likely on Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. “She is aiming to win the Democratic nomination to run against Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. Full News here – Political Wire

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Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays

The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill whose authors say is intended to protect religious freedoms but critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people. The bill advancing in the Republican-led Arkansas legislature says “governments should not substantially burden the free exercise of religion without compelling justification.” Supporters say […]

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Reid retiring from Senate with legacy much deeper than master GOP agitator

A massive, new photograph of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is affixed to the wall of his press office on the third floor of the U.S. Capitol. Full News here – FOX News

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Long Night in Senate, but Real Budget Work Awaits

The Senate passed its budget plan, 52 to 46, early Friday morning. Negotiations with the House on a common budget are next. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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