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Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama

...agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition.Democratic Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Chris Coons of Delaware on Tuesday became the 32nd and 33rd senators to announce support...
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Murkowski raises nearly $1.1 million in latest quarter

...runs, wonderful, but that's not our expectation," he said.Last year's U.S. Senate race between then-Democratic Sen. Mark Begich and Republican Dan Sullivan attracted a flood of outside money because it had the potential to impact...
Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...been working on legislation that could reduce some mandatory minimums. Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island are backing a bill that would steer lower-risk inmates into programs where...
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Sullivan: Russian moves highlight Arctic concerns and President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to the state.Sullivan was sworn in in January, after defeating Democratic Sen. Mark Begich during a hotly contested race last year.Sullivan plans to hold two listening sessions next Monday...
Lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires wildfire seasons have ballooned in activity and costs.Republican Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch of Idaho and Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon announced Wednesday that they are getting ready to pitch bipartisan legislation to Congress...
California vaccine bill clears major legislative hurdle

...Senate could take up amendments as early as next week.Brown has not said whether he would sign the bill authored by Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica."The Governor believes that vaccinations are profoundly...
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Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances

...very passionately that if they're not doing anything wrong that the government shouldn't be in their business," Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico said after backing Paul up on the floor. "It's not a left-right thing - it's...
California Legislature OKs school vaccine bill

...reaches his desk will be closely considered," governor's spokesman Evan Westrup has repeated in recent days.Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica introduced the measure after the outbreak of measles at...
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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

...the community."California joins Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states with such strict requirements.Democratic Sens. Richard Pan of Sacramento and Ben Allen of Santa Monica introduced the measure after the outbreak at the theme park...
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Obama's trade bill narrowly clears key hurdle

...literally, and long past the allotted time - from Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington after she and a minutes, Graham followed suit, as did Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Claire McCaskill...
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