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Tom Harkin

Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin is the junior United States Senator from Iowa and a member of the Democratic Party. Harkin is currently the most senior junior senator. First elected to the Senate in 1984, Harkin was a candidate for his party's presidential nomination in 1992, and is currently chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin pushes battle against campus sexual assault
2014-06-27
Tom Harkin of Iowa promised to include military institutions under the scope of the Clery Act and Title IX — laws that, respectively, require the disclosure of campus crimes and prohibit sex discrimination at educational institutions. Because schools ...
(Omaha World-Herald)
  1. Senate panel consider ways to deal with campus sexual assault
  2. Congress explores proposals to combat sex assault at colleges

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Survivors testify at Senate hearing on campus sex assault
2014-06-26
Tom Harkin, was set to look at ways to better deal with sexual assault complaints at colleges and to deal with complaints that schools are failing to create a healthy culture and learning environment. When Harkin and other senators directed questions ...
(MSNBC)
  1. Senate panel consider ways to deal with campus sexual assault
  2. Congress explores proposals to combat sex assault at colleges
  3. In Heated Senate Exchange, US Role in Campus Assault Comes to the Fore

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Harkin Opens Door To Bankruptcy Option for Student Loans
2014-06-25
Tom Harkin (D., Iowa), chairman of the Senate panel on education. Federal law currently prohibits, except in rare cases, private or federal student loans from being discharged in bankruptcy. Backers of the current law, including the banking industry ...
(Wall Street Journal (blog))
  1. Senate Proposal Would Restore Bankruptcy Protection For Private Student Loans
  2. Increasing access to the ladder of opportunity
  3. Top Democrat Unveils Full Proposal to Rewrite Higher Ed Act

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Sen. Tom Harkin offers names to fill 2 federal judgeships
2014-06-24
IOWA CITY (AP) — Two federal judges from Iowa have announced plans to retire next year, and outgoing U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin is calling for the White House to appoint their replacements “as quickly as possible,” the Democrat's office said Monday.
(Omaha World-Herald)
  1. 2 federal judges in Iowa plan to retire next year, creating openings that ...

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Tom Harkin inducted into Iowa Democratic Party's 'Hall of Fame' (AUDIO)
2014-06-21
About 500 Democrats gathered in Des Moines tonight to honor retiring U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. Iowa Democratic Party chairman Scott Brennan, a former member of Harkin's senate staff, called it a “bittersweet” event. “We don't have the hall reserved long ...
(Radio Iowa)
  1. After 40 years, Iowa Democratic Party makes Harkin a Hall of Famer
  2. 2016 watch: Martin O'Malley pays homage to party hero in Iowa
  3. After 40 years, Iowa Dems make Harkin a Hall of Famer

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Tight race and unusual gender gap in Iowa Senate battle
2014-06-18
A Quinnipiac University survey of Iowa voters released Wednesday indicates Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley with a slight 44%-40% edge over GOP state Sen. Joni Ernst in the battle to succeed longtime Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin, who is retiring at the end ...
(CNN (blog))
  1. Iowa Senate race looks like a squeaker (squealer?)
  2. Braley lead in Iowa Senate race narrows

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HAYWORTH: Harkin says Cantor loss not due to immigration
2014-06-12
Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said Thursday the surprising loss by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary election earlier this week wasn't due to tea party clout. Cantor was ousted by a fellow Republican who positioned himself to the right, and many ...
(Sioux City Journal (blog))
  1. House GOP's Eric Cantor takes a hard fall and now gets to be a political punch ...

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Harkin: Iowa Democrats not ready for Hillary's "coronation" in 2016 caucuses
2014-06-05
Clinton, who hasn't announced whether she will run for president, was mentioned as a first choice for the nomination by many Democrats attending Harkin's annual steak fry last September in Indianola. But Harkin said Thursday in his weekly telephone ...
(DesMoinesRegister.com)
  1. Iowa voters set to decide key primary contests
  2. DECISION 2014: Iowans Head to the Polls

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2016 watch: Democrat Martin O'Malley is Iowa-bound
2014-05-28
Tom Harkin's 35th annual steak fry fundraiser in fall 2012. O'Malley was chairman of the Democratic Governors Association at the time. He tried to stifle questions about his presidential ambitions, saying he'd come because Harkin is a friend, but also ...
(DesMoinesRegister.com)
  1. Hillary Rival Heads to Iowa
  2. O'Malley heading back to Iowa next month as he continues to weigh 2016 ...

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