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Crossroads books $20M in ads for 6 Senate races

...which must disclose its donors, plans a $3.1 million ad campaign in the race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa and $1.7 million in Montana, where appointed Democratic Sen. John Walsh is running to stay in the seat...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/crossroads-books-20m-ads-6-senate-races
State
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...on income equality, motivate their most loyal voters and cast Republican opponents as uncaring.Sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and backed by Obama, the minimum wage increase likely would get enough support from the Senate's 53 Democrats...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/local-politics-affects-senators-minimum
State | AK legislature
GOP can count ways to Senate majority

...contests in Michigan and Minnesota. Iowa seemed like a prime opportunity for Republicans after five-term Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin announced he would not seek another term.Democrats rallied around four-term Rep. Bruce Braley. But on the GOP side...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-30/gop-can-count-ways-senate-majority
State
Senate OKs gay rights bill

...Rights Act and 23 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act."Now we've finished the trilogy," said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, a chief sponsor of the disabilities law, at a Capitol Hill news conference.Two Republican senators who...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-08/senate-oks-gay-rights-bill
Fudging military service an inexcusable offense

...Prize-winning historian Joseph Ellis falsified his own history by claiming to have served in Vietnam. U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa claimed to have flown combat patrols in Vietnam. Actually, he transported damaged aircraft from Japan to the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060210/opi_647846111.shtml
Opinion
Outside column: Card check and gut check

...to keep it that way. They've managed for now to cow some cowable Democratic senators, which is why Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin, who is trying to steer EFCA through the Senate, is negotiating with a number of his colleagues. "It's a moving...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051509/opi_440190144.shtml
Abortion fight heating up again

...vetoed by this president. But just to give you an idea of how slim the pro-choice majority is in the Senate, when Tom Harkin called for a ``sense-of-the-Senate'' vote, 47 members said they were opposed to the entire Roe vs. Wade decision...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110299/Ope_goodman.html
Opinion
Congress passes FAA bill that speeds switch to GPS

...Machinists and Flight Attendants - complained the deal was reached without their input and urged its rejection.Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said he decided to vote against the bill because of the labor provisions even though the measure contains...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-07/congress-passes-faa-bill-speeds-switch-
State
Where's Our 'fierce advocate'?

...opportunity to get "undecideds" to take another look not only at gay marriage but at gay rights in general. As Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin remarked, many Americans may be asking themselves, "If the (Iowa) Supreme Court said this, maybe I have to think...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050409/opi_436249533.shtml
An apology, at last, but with an escape clause

...coalition of senators can do it, especially by a voice vote. Yet, after a year of work on the resolution, sponsors Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Sam Brownback, R-Kan., found reason to celebrate. The House passed a similar measure last July...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062209/opi_453369110.shtml

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