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2010-11-09 09:30:00

DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight's "Dan Rather Reports" takes an in-depth look at the most controversial Supreme Court case of the year, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. That's the case that granted corporations and unions more free-speech rights in order to try to influence elections on their own -- but not to donate more money to the candidates directly. Ever since President Obama scolded the Court for its decision during his State of the Union address in...

2010-05-25 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging's (AAHSA) President and CEO Larry Minnix applauds Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) for introducing the Improving Quality of Care in Nursing Homes Act. If passed, this legislation would call on the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) to review the current state of nursing home care in America as well as the federal and state oversight system and provide recommendations for improving the law....

2009-06-11 17:04:00

WASHINGTON, June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids applauds U.S. Senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold for voting today to approve historic legislation that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate tobacco products, including the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids. The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan bill 79 to 17. The House has approved similar legislation, and Congress is expected to quickly send...

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2009-03-15 21:25:00

U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., is urging federal officials to prevent insurance giant AIG from paying out a reported $165 million in bonuses and compensation. In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Feingold said AIG, which has received at least $170 billion in federal bailout funds, should not be able to pay bonuses. Feingold questioned the legality of the payouts. I write to ask why any bonuses would be legally required, given the company's abysmal performance, Feingold...

2009-01-12 12:47:00

January 11, 2009 WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an excerpt from an article in The New York Times, and is being released today by the Republican National Committee: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/RNCLOGO ) After the presidential election, the Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit that could drive a stake through the heart of the campaign finance system. It challenges the constitutionality of the McCain-Feingold law's ban on...

2008-10-02 15:00:01

By DIANA MARRERO Washington -- The Senate on Wednesday night approved a financial rescue plan that is, at its core, similar to the one the House rejected this week. But congressional leaders were hopeful that the Senate's tweaks - - along with the public's growing concern about congressional inaction amid a faltering economy -- would help sway enough House members to ensure the plan's success. The 74-25 Senate vote on the $700 billion bailout turns the world's attention back to the...

2008-09-03 15:00:22

By JOHN SCHMID In announcing new economic legislation, U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold on Tuesday became the latest public official to throw his weight behind the emerging water-technology industry of southeastern Wisconsin. "Milwaukee can be the Silicon Valley, or the hub, of water technology," Feingold said in an appearance at Procorp Enterprises LLC, a fast-growing metro company in the Milwaukee County Research Park. Procorp describes itself as an innovator of low-cost water treatment...

2008-08-03 18:00:13

Joe Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic candidate for U.S. vice president, said Sunday he's ready to boost John McCain at the Republican national convention. The Connecticut senator, who describes himself as an Independent/Democrat, said on NBC's Meet the Press that decision hasn't been made, but he is ready show up at the GOP political confab in St. Paul, Minn., if asked by the Arizona senator who is the party's likely nominee. If Sen. McCain feels that I can help his candidacy, which I think...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'