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Kelly has $1 million cash advantage in Arizona Senate race

Tue, Apr 16, 2019

Election 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly has more than $3 million in the bank for his U.S. Senate campaign, about the $1 million more than Republican incumbent Martha McSally.

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Tags: Arizona, US Senate, 2020 Candidates

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Senate Dems pare back health bill

Thu, Jun 18, 2009

Healthcare

Yahoo NewsBy David Espo And Erica Werner, Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON – Key Senate Democrats, bidding for bipartisan support on health care, pared back subsidies designed to make insurance more affordable on Thursday and floated a compromise that rules out direct government competition against private insurers.Despite the cost-cutting, the proposal

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Tags: US Senate, Max Baucus, Senate Finance Committee,

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The Only Sure Way to Fund Universal Health Care

Mon, May 25, 2009

Healthcare

TPMBy Robert ReichDuring the presidential campaign, I thought Obama made only one big policy mistake. He criticized John McCain for proposing to tax all employer-provided health benefits. McCain’s overall health plan was regressive – he would have turned the savings into tax credits for purchasing health care – but he

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Tags: Barack Obama, Universal healthcre, Max Baucus, US Senate Finance Committee

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GOP senator threatens filibuster over court pick

Sun, May 24, 2009

US Supreme Court

Yahoo News By Philip ElliottNo. 2 Republican on Sunday refused to rule out a filibuster if President Barack Obama seeks a Supreme Court justice who decides cases based on "emotions or feelings or preconceived ideas." Sen. Jon Kyl made clear he would use the procedural delay if Obama follows through

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Tags: Jon Kyle, Barack Obama, US Senate

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Baucus Forecasts ‘Near Universal Coverage’

Sat, May 23, 2009

Healthcare

CQ PoliticsBy John Reichard, CQ HealthBeat EditorSenate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus raised eyebrows briefly Thursday morning when he told reporters that “we’re not going to get 100 percent coverage” of Americans under health overhaul legislation. But in later remarks he amended that to predict “near universal coverage.”Asked to clarify

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Tags: US Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, Healthcare Reform legislation

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Among Democrats, a rift over siding with banks

Sun, May 3, 2009

Economy

Christian Science MonitorBy Gail Russell Chaddock Twelve Democratic senators joined a united GOP on Thursday to prevent bankruptcy judges from being allowed to rewrite mortgage terms for homeowners facing foreclosure.With Sen. Arlen Specter exiting the GOP this week, Senate Democrats appeared to be one Minnesota recount away from an unassailable

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Tags: US Senate, Arlen Specter, Democrats, Republicans, Banking Industry

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Senate immigration panel seeks comprehensive federal reform

Fri, May 1, 2009

Immigration

Arizona Republicby Erin KellyThe new chairman of the Senate immigration subcommittee vowed Thursday to take on comprehensive immigration reform in this session of Congress."I pledge that I will work and work and work and work to strike the right balance and achieve the critical reforms to our immigration system that

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Tags: US Senate, Charles Schumer, Judiciary Committee, Immigration and border security

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