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By Brandon Jones On Sunday, May 14th, 2017
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Socialist ‘Employee ownership’ Work ACT pushed by Bernie Sanders, Patrick Leahy, Kirsten Gillibrand, Maggie Hassan

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), introduced two pieces of legislation Thursday to help workers around the country form More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Bernie Sanders announces the ‘Raise the Wage Act’ to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour

On Wednesday, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour to a crowd of hundreds of low-wage More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, February 4th, 2017
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Judge Neil Gorsuch: ‘This is a home run pick by President Trump’ and other comments

The Tuesday evening nomination by President Donald Trump of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to replace the late Antonin Scalia drew differing comments from the left and the right. Here are some statements More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 5th, 2015
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Congress congratulates itself for passing ‘less illegal’ NSA spying ‘reform’

The National Security Agency lost some of its authority to collect the phone records from millions of Americans as a new reform measure Congress passed on Tuesday. President Obama signed the bill into law on Tuesday More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
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Senate Republicans, including NSA opponent Rand Paul, kill surveillance limiting bill

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a measure to overhaul the NSA monitoring program, the collection of records and phone calls. Democrats and a few Republicans failed to rally enough support to reach 60 votes More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Patrick Leahy chairs ‘mandatory minimum’ hearings, Rand Paul is lead witness

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Wednesday chaired a hearing titled “Reevaluating the Effectiveness of Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentences.” Leahy is the coauthor of the bipartisan Justice More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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White House condemns arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader, cuts off aid to Egypt on the same day

Critics are making connections to the recent White House statement condemning the arrest of a Muslim Brotherhood “spiritual leader” and ending financial funding to Egypt on the same day. Muslim Brotherhood More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 12th, 2013
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AG Eric Holder announces no more mandatory sentences for low-level, nonviolent drug offenders

Attorney General Eric H. Holder announced Monday that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations will no longer be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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Sen Pat Leahy retreats on attempt to sneak gay marriage in immigration reform bill

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy withdrew two amendments to immigration reform that would have provided protections and legitimacy to same-sex couples Tuesday night. At the end of the committee’s More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Rand Paul lays out questions that should be answered prior to comprehensive immigration reform

In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) urges Leader Reid to incorporate various national security concerns into the comprehensive immigration reform debate in the wake More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
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Sen. Patrick Leahy’s Embassy Security bill passes Senate

The US Senate approved a bill that would allow the State Department to transfer $1.1 billion to improve security at U.S. embassies overseas in the aftermath of the deadly assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 17th, 2012
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Harry Reid says Senate should openly discuss gun control

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has been a major blockade for gun-control legislation in the past, said Monday that it’s time the country renews the debate in the wake of the Connecticut elementary More...


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