Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere

...four states where the practice is legal, the law's supporters say. They are now focusing on New Jersey, where the state Senate is slated to debate a similar bill this fall, and Massachusetts, where a legislative hearing on the issue is set for this...
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California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

...pope in July, and met with other world leaders on the issue.Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Los Angeles Democrat, embraced...goals when he introduced SB350. The measure sailed through the Senate but met resistance from moderate Democrats when the Assembly...
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Approaching debate, Clinton, Sanders showing differences

...doesn't have that experience. He helped oversee policies for veterans returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq as chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.Sanders says foreign policy is a matter of judgment, not experience, and many of the concerns...
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Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

...stressed the importance of continuing counterterrorism missions in Afghanistan, even into 2017.In his opening remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Campbell offered details about the airstrike on a medical clinic that Doctors Without Borders ran...
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Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

...address revenues, Gov. Bill Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told state lawmakers on Monday.But a member of the Senate Finance Committee said with elections next year, legislators may be hesitant to "go that extra distance" to cut the budget...
Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

WASHINGTON - The Senate Banking Committee endorsed a bill Thursday...Heitkamp said she is optimistic that some Senate Democrats will support efforts to lift...R-Alaska, before a vote in the full Senate."Putting an end to (the export ban...
McGuire says she'll leave Senate after 2016

...McGuire, R-Anchorage, won't seek another term in the Alaska Senate, reported the Alaska Public Radio Network. She made the announcement...of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission and she is chairwoman of the Senate Rules Committee.
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Senate Dems block vote to disapprove of Iran deal

WASHINGTON - For the second time, Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a vote to...unlikely to advance, Republicans staged the Senate vote to make political points against Democrats and in future Senate races. They point to polls showing Americans...
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No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

...disagreements within the GOP - after the Senate approved it by a 78-20 tally earlier...shutdown two years ago that Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky...also helped power the measure through the Senate, all of the opposition coming from conservative...
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Boehner slams 'false prophets' among GOP

...congressional Republicans falls more heavily on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - who...have leadership in both the House and the Senate that will produce results," Fiorina...For nearly a year, McConnell, now the Senate's Republican majority leader, has insisted...
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