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NCAA to Congress: Change Is Coming

Source: The Atlantic

On July 9, 2014, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a public hearing entitled, “Promoting the Well-Being and Academic Success of College Athletes.” The committee questioned NCAA President Mark Emmert about growing public controversy over the NCAA’s stewardship. News stories emphasized that Emmert promised numerous reforms under heavy “grilling” from the senators.  I was among five oth ...
Full article at: The Atlantic 4 days ago, 3:09pm CDT


Ayotte: US, Europe must put pressure on Putin

Source: MSNBC

Both President Obama and Ambassador Samantha Power sent a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, but what will it take to change Putin’s calculus? Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, joins Andrea Mitchel ...
Full article at: MSNBC Jul 18 2014, 11:44am CDT

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Downing of airliner seen as pivotal moment in Ukraine crisis

Source: Asia One

WASHINGTON - The downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine could be a turning point for the Ukraine crisis, if it convinces reluctant Europeans to get behind tougher "sectoral" sanctions long-sought by US President Barack Obama.Although it's unclear exactly who was behind the apparent ground-launched missile that destroyed the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, US allies who have tried to occupy the middle ground in the ...
Full article at: Asia One Jul 18 2014, 1:51am CDT

Udall Backs Contraception Coverage Bill Blocked By Senate GOP

Source: CBS Denver

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November’s elections. The vote was 56-43 to move ahead on the measure, short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed. Democrats sponsored ...
Full article at: CBS Denver Jul 16 2014, 2:55pm CDT

Obama Is Facing A Stifling Dilemma On Russian Sanctions

Source: The Business Insider

The Obama administration, frustrated with the lack of willingness from the European Union to implement new, harsh sanctions on Russia, reportedly is considering going it alone and implementing unilateral sanctions.  But as border tensions build up again between Russia and Ukraine, President Barack Obama may find himself forced to choose between two unseemly options: Wait for the EU to act in concert with the U.S., which is unlikely, or break from the co ...
Full article at: The Business Insider Jul 16 2014, 1:09pm CDT

GOP Offers Birth Control Bill That Literally Does Nothing

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In response to a proposal by Senate Democrats to require for-profit employers to cover birth control in their health plans, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that Senate Republicans plan to offer their own bill requiring employers to allow women to buy their own birth control. "We plan to introduce legislation this week that says no employer can block any employee from legal access to her FDA-approved contraceptives," McConnell told reporters ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jul 15 2014, 3:23pm CDT

Kelly Ayotte To Officiate Scott Brown's Daughter's Wedding

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) will be helping out former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) this weekend, but not in an explicitly political manner. As the NH Journal first reported Thursday, Ayotte will preside over the nuptials of Scott Brown's 23-year-old daughter, Arianna, and her 23-year-old fiancée, who once served as an intern in Brown’s Senate office. Brown is running for the Republican nomination i ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jul 11 2014, 2:12pm CDT

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Bedford’s Rohe family visits Sen. Ayotte in Washington, D.C.

Source: The Cabinet Press

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte recently welcomed the Rohe family of Bedford to Washington, DC. From left to right: Alex, Rae, Senator Ayotte, Leah and Amy last week at the Senator’s weekly “Coffee with Kelly” – which she holds on Capitol Hill for Granite Staters each Thursday the Senate is in session. ...
Full article at: The Cabinet Press Jul 11 2014, 12:07am CDT

Why Military Sexual Assault Survivors Have Trouble Getting The Benefits They Deserve

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

When a veteran submits a disability claim for post-traumatic stress disorder, a troubling factor can predict whether he or she will ever receive benefits: whether that claim is related to sexual assault. A recent Government Accountability Office report found that while the Department of Veterans Affairs is approving an increasing number of veterans' PTSD claims, applications for PTSD related t ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jun 23 2014, 12:46pm CDT

Republican Senators Say Benghazi Suspect Should Be Held In Guantanamo

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Moments after news broke that U.S. special forces had captured one of the suspected ringleaders in the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said they knew the perfect place to send him: Guantanamo Bay. McCain and Graham, two of the most vocal critics of the Obama administration's handling of Benghazi, both praised the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala on Tuesday. But they expressed reservations about ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jun 17 2014, 1:32pm CDT


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