Friday, February 24, 2012

Senate 2012

  • WASHINGTON — Republicans have a clear shot at winning control of the Senate and that's attracting tens of millions of dollars from GOP-allied groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads.
  • (Washington Post)
  • HAVANA (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Thursday night in what one characterized as a wide-ranging discussion that included the fate of imprisoned American contractor Alan Gross.
  • (Reuters)
  • It was the start of a 12-year Senate career that featured the evolution of Santorum from an upstart newcomer to a member of the leadership, a transformation that required him at times to compromise his conservative ideology to fulfill political ambitions.
  • (Businessweek)
  • Senate control will hinge on tight races in Massachusetts a healthier economy and the divisive GOP presidential race. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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  • RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Virginias Senate changed an abortion bill obliging women seeking abortions to have internal ultrasounds and killed a bill giving full legal rights to a fetus.
  • (United Press International)
  • Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Maryland is poised to become the eighth state to legalize same-sex marriage after the measure narrowly cleared the Senate late Thursday by a vote of 25 to 22.
  • (Slate)
  • A U.S. Senate subcommittee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 1070 in April, and the committees chairman wants Gov. Jan Brewer to show up and defend herself and the states tough immigration law. Chairman Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
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  • the eighth state in the nation to approve same sex marriage after state Senators voted 25-22 Thursday to approve the governors Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012.
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  • Deeming it a measure to protect state land, the Tennessee Senate joined the House Thursday in approving a measure evicting Occupy Nashville, WPLN 90.3 FM reports. The bill makes it illegal to camp on state property that is not designated for camping.
  • (The Business Journal)
  • Missourians on the state's do-not-call list could see fewer automated calls under legislation passed Thursday in the state Senate.
  • (Jefferson City News Tribune Online)

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