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Craig Daily Press – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Finally a fix for No Child Left Behind

It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a parent, student, teacher, school administrator, or none of the above, you have likely heard of…

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Star Tribune: Minnesota knows how to clean up its energy

Dr. Amy Bonifas has seen the impacts of air pollution on children. As a Brooklyn Center physician, she does all she can to protect her patients from asthma and other respiratory diseases, but she says doctors can’t do it alone. They need help. On Monday, President Obama took a common-sense step in approving the first…

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Roll Call – Ratings Change: Kirk’s Race Now Tilts to Democrats

At least a handful of GOP senators are vulnerable this election cycle, but none more than Mark S. Kirk of Illinois. While Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire are headed for competitive re-election fights, Kirk looks to be facing the most…

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Post-Bulletin: Walz touts benefits of investing in solar energy

Standing before a row of solar panels glistening in the sun, 1st District DFL Rep. Tim Walz said Wednesday that it’s critical America keeps encouraging renewable energy along with traditional energy sources. To help make his case, Walz visited a solar project in Oronoco built last year by three local power cooperatives. The panels generate…

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Huffington Post: Russ Feingold Was Progressive Before It Was Cool

On a number of key issues — the Iraq war, surveillance, criminal justice and same-sex marriage, among others — Republicans and Democrats alike are rushing to calibrate their policy positions with public opinion that has become more progressive, and answer for controversial past votes. As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) showed last week, some…

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Norwalk Reflector: Bill Clinton endorses Strickland in Ohio

Former President Bill Clinton made his first endorsement of the 2016 cycle Tuesday, backing former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in his bid for Senate.

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Wilton Bulletin: Sen. Blumenthal – Technology can make the train crossings safer

More than 270 people are killed at railroad crossings each year, including six on Metro-North trains this year. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says there is technology to prevent more deaths. Earlier this year a Harlem line train crashed into an SUV in Valhalla, N.Y., killing five on the train and the SUV’s driver. In 2012,…

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GoLocalPDX – Senator Ron Wyden: Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect – An Oregon Perspective

Protecting our children from all of life’s ills, and especially from abuse and neglect, is perhaps our single most important responsibility as adults. There should be no controversy in that statement, no partisanship or disagreement. And yet, the sad truth remains that too many children in Oregon and across the country are dying from abuse…

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USA Today: ‘Net neutrality’ is no government takeover: Our view

The Internet has produced some of history’s most innovative, agile and disruptive companies. Goliaths such as Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix and Facebook — as well as myriad start-ups — have overhauled the economy and changed the way people lead their lives and conduct their business.

But the Internet has long been in danger of being co-opted by its least competitive and innovative part: its service providers.

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Michigan Chronicle: Make Gary Peters Next U.S. Senator

Congressman Gary Peters has earned the right to become the next U.S. Senator from Michigan, and voters should give him that opportunity to serve the nation and Michigan at the highest level of our legislative system.