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11 Senate Democrats to Obama: Approve Keystone XL

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Matthew Daly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.

The five-year review of the Can…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Henry C. Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural home…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Fire fight: Lawmakers push EPA to ax stove rules

April 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Henry C. Jackson

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural home…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Fate of key ag deduction is murky

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — Area farmers and farm implement dealers continue to press for an extension of a popular federal tax break. But predicting how Congress will respond is difficult, officials say.

“It’s hard to know what’s going to be the outcom…continue reading on dglobe.com

Walz covers issues in visit to Worthington

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Tim Walz said things are starting to warm a little bit — and the U.S. Representative from Minnesota wasn’t only talking about the weather.

“The one thing I would say is it appears over the last several months, there is maybe …continue reading on dglobe.com

U.S. approves Ukraine aid

March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives easily passed bills Thursday to provide aid to Ukraine, back a $1 billion loan guarantee for the Kiev government and impose sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians over Russia’s ann…continue reading on dglobe.com

MILBANK: Midterms reality check

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon, the man in charge of House Republicans’ 2014 campaign, told a roomful of [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”606858″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image”,”height”…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Plan to unwind Fannie, Freddie pits taxpayers vs. shareholders

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dina Elboghdady

WASHINGTON — The newest Senate plan to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac omits at least one major detail: What happens to the private investors who scooped up the mortgage companies’ shares in hopes of getting a portion o…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Plan to unwind Fannie, Freddie pits taxpayers vs. shareholders

March 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dina Elboghdady

WASHINGTON — The newest Senate plan to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac omits at least one major detail: What happens to the private investors who scooped up the mortgage companies’ shares in hopes of getting a portion o…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lawmakers worried about more Mo. River flooding

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Federal lawmakers from states along the Upper Missouri River are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to disclose the steps it’s taking to prepare for potential spring floods.

Mountain snowpack levels in the Missouri River basin so far this sea…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com