Political Musings June 26, 2014: Democrat Harkin prevented unemployment extension passing with jobs training bill

POLITICAL MUSINGS

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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All the talk is about Speaker of the House of Representative John Boehner, R-OH and the Republican majority in the House preventing the passing of the unemployment benefits extension bill, when a Democrat in the Senate, Tom Harkin of…READ MORE
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Political Headlines January 26, 2013: Senator Tom Harkin Set to Retire from Congress in 2014

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Senator Harkin Set to Retire from Congress

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-26-13

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On Saturday, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) released a statement saying he would not seek reelection for his U.S. Senate term expiring in 2014.

Harkin said, “I’m 73 years old right now.  At the end of this term I’ll be 75.  When the current Congress is over, I will have served in the United States House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for a total of 40 years.  After 40 years, I just feel it’s somebody else’s turn.”…READ MORE

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