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Senate wrangling threatens transport shutdowns

Posted by Reuters On September - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senator’s objection to federal spending on bike paths and scenic projects threatened on Wednesday to hold up action… read more
  

Ex-Sen. Malcolm Wallop dead at 78 (Politico)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On September - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Politico – The Republican from Wyoming served in the Senate from 1977 to 1995. read more
  

The 2012 Landscape Is Trouble for Dems

Posted by Josh Kraushaar, National Journal On September - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Josh Kraushaar, National JournalQuestions? Call us at 800-207-8001 By Josh Kraushaar "Against the Grain" is a weekly column for National Journal… read more
  

Warren Announces Run For Brown’s Senate Seat

Posted by NPR Topics: Politics On September - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren officially began her Senate campaign in Massachusetts Wednesday. If Warren wins the Democratic nomination, she will challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown next year. Warren faces a crowded field of Democrats vying for the nomination. National Democrats have made a priority of unseating Brown, who now occupies the seat held for decades by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. read more
  

Defense spending shouldn’t be exempt from cuts

Posted by BA Team On September - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

In today’s environment of austerity, no program or area of expenditure is exempt from scrutiny – and rightly so. read more
  

The Nation – The Nation — Elizabeth Warren is running for the United States Senate for the right reason and with the right message. read more
  

Elizabeth Warren: I’m Running!

Posted by Elizabeth Warren On September - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Our hard-working families deserve someone who believes in them, someone who is going to stand up and fight for their interests. That’s why I’m running for the United States Senate. read more
  

Showdown over disaster aid looms in Congress

Posted by Reuters On September - 13 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress headed toward a showdown on disaster aid on Tuesday as the Democratic-controlled Senate advanced a measure that is… read more
  

Elizabeth Warren enters Mass. Senate race (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On September - 13 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

AP – Consumer advocate and Democrat Elizabeth Warren will enter the Massachusetts Senate primary for a shot at challenging incumbent Republican Scott Brown for his seat. read more
  

Elizabeth Warren Enters Massachusetts Senate Race

Posted by NPR Topics: Politics On September - 13 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

The consumer advocate will challenge incumbent Republican Scott Brown for his U.S. Senate seat. The Democrat is expected to make a formal announcement Wednesday. Democrats were seeking a major candidate to challenge Brown for the seat once held by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. read more
  

Sessions demands jobs-bill funding details from White House (Daily Caller)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On September - 13 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Daily Caller – Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, demanded Tuesday that the White House provide information that Press Secretary Jay Carney promised last week, about how it plans to pay for Presiden… read more
  

The Super Committee’s Job Just Got Even Harder

Posted by AP On September - 13 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

WASHINGTON — Its task complicated by the cost and politics of President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan, a special House-Senate deficit-cutting panel holds its… read more
  

PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer for nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says voters should decide whether he’s qualified to be a New Jersey state senator…. read more
  

Did you get your Money’s Worth from Congress last week?

Posted by BA Team On September - 12 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Taxpayers spent roughly $107.8 million on Congress last week. read more
  

Robert Kuttner: Future Imperfect

Posted by Robert Kuttner On September - 11 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Suppose President Obama’s jobs speech marks a turning point. He gets energized by being a little more partisan. He finds that putting Republicans on the defensive is good politics. His poll numbers improve. He wins some of his proposed jobs bill, and fights hard for the rest of it. read more
  

Daily Caller – Congressional investigators digging into Operation Fast and Furious have, for the first time, asked a senior White House official for documents and communications regarding the gun-walking scandal. In a Friday letter to President Obam… read more
  

Michigan Senate candidate to primary foe: Explain Hoffa connections (Daily Caller)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On September - 9 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Daily Caller – Recently-announced Michigan Republican Senate candidate Gary Glenn is questioning ties between the primary frontrunner, former GOP Congressman Pete Hoekstra, and Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. read more
  

B.A. Spending Daily

Posted by BA Team On September - 9 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

A roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories. read more
  

Senate passes patent bill (Reuters)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On September - 8 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Reuters – A bill to overhaul the U.S. patent system, making it more efficient and reducing litigation, won final congressional approval on Thursday, clearing the way for President Barack Obama to sign it into law. read more
  

Daily Caller – Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter’s plans to host a football-watching party have been ruined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. read more
  

China’s Rise Isn’t America’s Demise

Posted by Vice President Joe Biden, NY Times On September - 8 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Vice President Joe Biden, NY TimesI FIRST visited China in 1979, a few months after our countries normalized relations. China was just beginning to remake its economy, and I was in the first Senate delegation to witness this evolution. Traveling throu… read more
  

Brent Budowsky: Elizabeth Warren’s Moment

Posted by Brent Budowsky On September - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

In Washington, Warren has the best enemies in town: those who profit from the rip-offs that Warren opposes. An armada of dirty money and dirty tactics will be arrayed against her. read more
  

EVENT: SPENDING & DEFENDING – Janne Nolan

Posted by BA Team On September - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Janne Nolan is the Director of Nuclear Security Programs at the American Security Project. Previously, she was professor of international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. She has held numerous senior positions in the private sector, including…. read more
  

Can Tammy Baldwin become America’s first openly gay senator? (The Week)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On September - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

The Week – The first out-of-the-closet lesbian elected to Congress is now running for one of Wisconsin’s Senate seats read more
  
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