IPCC: Greenhouse gas emissions continue to accelerate

Thursday, April 17, 2014
SOURCE: ipcc.ch via YouTube.com

A report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change this month found that greenhouse gas emissions have accelerated between 2000 and 2010, rising to an unprecedented level. 

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Equal pay bill for women fails in the Senate

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A bill that would protect women from pay discrimination failed in the Senate yesterday with a vote of 53 to 44.

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Senate approves 5-month extension of federal emergency unemployment compensation

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) SOURCE: reed.senate.gov

The Senate yesterday voted to extend the federal emergency unemployment compensation for months.

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5-month unemployment benefit extension clears Senate procedural hurdle

Monday, April 7, 2014

A bill to extend federal emergency unemployment compensation for 5 months will be voted by the Senate this afternoon after clearing procedural hurdles last week. 

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Senators criticize DOJ for “stalled” pursuit of tax evaders

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Deputy Attorney General James Cole. SOURCE: Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Members of the Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations criticized the Justice Department for the lack of progress in obtaining names of U.S. tax evaders from Swiss banks in…

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Senate investigation details Credit Suisse’s role in “aiding and abetting” U.S. tax evasion

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
SOURCE: Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

A Senate investigation revealed how Credit Suisse – one of Switzerland’s largest banks – helped thousands of U.S. clients avoid paying taxes by hiding billions of dollars in…

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Spotlight: Federal Student Loans

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
SOURCE: StudentLoans.gov via Facebook

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Transcript: Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Q&A on strengthening the federal student loan program for borrowers – Part II

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Part II. Partial transcript of Sen. Lamar Alexander’s (R-Tennessee) Q&A on strengthening the federal student loan program for borrowers. The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing…

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Transcript: Sen. Tom Harkin’s Q&A on strengthening the federal student loan program for borrowers – Part II

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Part II. Partial transcript of Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-Iowa) Q&A on strengthening the federal student loan program for borrowers. The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing…

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Transcript: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Q&A on strengthening the federal student loan program for borrowers

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Partial transcript of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Massachusetts) Q&A on strengthening the federal student loan program for borrowers. The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee hearing was held…

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