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Legislative Mischief

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RadioIowa

Arizona Senator and probable 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain jokingly says he would "commit suicide" if Democrats take control of the US Senate in this November's election.

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ABC News

(Is this next if Arizona passes the iniative on the ballot about smoking?) Smoking will be banned in all public places in France starting next February. Smoking is a well-known French past time but the Prime Minister, Dominque de Villepin

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Smart Money

This year 404 members of the US House of Representatives are standing for reelection. For most it's a formality: On avergae, more than 90% of House incumbents win, according to a 2005 report by the Cato Institute.

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Raw Story

Despite denying today that he had any knowledge of the instant message conversations that resulted in Mark Foley’s resignation from Congress, House Speaker Dennis Hastert is being called on to resign by liberals and conservatives alike.

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AP

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is aligning himself with Democrats in hopes of enhancing his political legacy through an effort to improve minority health care. The bill authorizes $500 million to reduce disease rates among racial and ethnic minori

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Smirking Chimp

The Stupid Never Stops -- it just keeps on coming. Every morning you get up and read the papers and are presented with a whole new raft of stupid. Every day now we are overcome by waves of stupid.

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Center for Public Integrity

State legislators directly influence the lives of all Americans. The 7,400 lawmakers in state capitals across the country passed more than 42,000 laws in 2003 alone and spent more than $1 trillion in taxpayer money in fiscal 2002. But state repesen

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Tom Paine

Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted out a bill labeled “the Military Commission Act of 2006.” Media attention generally lauded the senators’ supposed new-found spine, standing up to the president’s suggested rules on military commiss

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Reuters

The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to strengthen security at American seaports, but refused to set a deadline for overseas scanning of U.S.-bound cargo for nuclear weapons. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a similar bill in May, and the two

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CQPolitics.com

Democrats in Minnesota’s strongly Democratic 5th Congressional District put history into motion by nominating state Rep. Keith Ellison in Tuesday’s primary — all but guaranteeing that he will become the first Muslim ever elected to Congress.

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News Target

A 5.1% cut in the Medicare fees of 700,000 doctors of geriatric medicine is on the books for Congress next year, but the AMA has reported these doctors may stop taking seniors as new patients or drop out of the program altogether if the cuts go throu

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The International News

The Senate rejected a move by Democrats to stop the Pentagon from using cluster bombs near civilian targets and to cut off sales unless purchasers abide by the same rules. A 70-30 vote defeated blocking use of the deadly munitions near populated area

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Congressional Quarterly

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, wary of giving Democrats an opportunity to revisit contentious issues relating to the Iraq War, is not gong to bring an intelligence authorization bill to the floor this month and may shelve the measure entirely

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LA Times

Republican controled Congress will focus on traditional strong suits of national defense and battling terrorism in a brief pre-election session that's a prelude to the battle for control of Capitol Hill. [all the things they were supposed to done

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Lincoln County News(ME)

It will probably go down as the biggest disaster in the history of Maine's state government. It will cost our overburdened taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, bascially for nothing in return. It has thoroughly disrupted Maine's medical *

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Reuters

Two Democratic senators have dropped their objections to President Bush's pick to head the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a congressional spokeswoman said after the agency approved wider access to a morning-after contraceptive.

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Arizona Republic electioneering

Arizonans may not only see Sen. John McCain launching his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination this fall but also their other senator battling for the No. 2 post in the U.S. Senate, as well. Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., is running for re-

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All across America today one or more of existing legislative bodies from the national congress to city councils decide by majority vote on whether individuals can work, how much they may be paid, what type of benefits they can receive, how much of th

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USA Today (see links to similar stories)

Family ties on Capitol Hill are so common that the late congressman Morris Udall had no fewer than three relatives in office to support the stem cell research they say might have cured him. "I appeal to my friend President Bush in the memory

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Portsmouth(NH) Herald

(Remember, it's for the children) Sen. Susan Collins (aka Empty Skirt), has introduced legislation to help crack down on illegal sales of tobacco to children by banning the shipment of cigarettes and other tobacco products thru the US mail.

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USA Today

Each of them is a strong believer in the importance of unpasteurized milk. Each of them is also breaking the law. Selling raw milk is illegal in 25 states and the District of Columbia. In New York, dairies providing raw must be state certified. Benne

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PC Magazine

Social networking sites such as Myspace.com could soon be banned from schools and libraries, pending the passage of a new law aimed to protect kids. The Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA) is intended to limit a pedophile's access to networking

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