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FEB 12, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Democrats Push $600 Million Emergency Heroin Bill

WASHINGTON -- With Congress gradually edging around to actually treating the opioid and heroin abuse crisis as a crisis, Senate Democrats tried to ratchet up the pressure on Republicans Thursday to put some money into confronting the problem. The move came just after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill called the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, which aims to ...

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FEB 12, 2016 - American Prospect

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Going After the Big Bucks

(Image: Shutterstock) The 2016 election has thrust populist candidates and big-spending outside groups to center stage. These trends further marginalize the traditional role of the national political parties. Thrown on defense by angry voters, self-financed candidates, and billionaire donors who thumb their noses at the political establishment, party leaders are struggling to reclaim power. A growing chorus of political analysts, ...

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FEB 05, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Here's The Real Reason Mitch McConnell Is Proposing Unlimited War Powers For Obama

WASHINGTON -- The guy who's been saying for months that he doesn't want to deal with declaring war on the self-described Islamic State surprised everyone a couple of weeks ago and unveiled a bill to give the president sweeping new authority to fight the group. Not only that, but the guy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), used a procedural rule ...

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FEB 04, 2016 - Huffington Post

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Senate Now Brawling Over Flint

WASHINGTON -- Democrats blocked a sweeping energy bill from moving forward Thursday after negotiations stalled over including aid to help with the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both Democrats of Michigan, started pushing the issue last week as the Senate began debate on the energy bill. Their provision would provide $600 million in ...

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FEB 03, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Trade ministers sign pact focused on Asia-Pacific region

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is applauding the signing of an ambitious free trade agreement among 12 countries that he says would support jobs in the United States. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has recommended that Congress wait to vote on the agreement until after the presidential election, though the White House has called for quicker action.

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