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Congress Aims to Save $44M By Cutting Medicare Penis Pumps

NATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 3
The Republicans in Congress have officially had enough of funding penis pumps for men who can't get erections. The devices are covered by Medicare to the tune of $44 million per year -- money better spent on the disabled.

With Sponsorship of Bill Nelson, ENDA is Three Votes From Passage

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 29
With the co-sponsorship of Sen. Bill Nelson, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is now just three votes away from passing the Senate.

Democrat Booker Wins US Senate Election in NJ

POLITICS | By Geoff Mulvihill and Katie Zezima | Oct 17
Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, giving the rising Democratic star a bigger political stage after a race against conservative Steve Lonegan, a former small-town mayor.

Pastor Plans Bid for U.S. Senate

The Rev. Mark Harris said Thursday he’ll run for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate next year, adding a favorite of the party’s social conservatives to the list of potential challengers to Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan.

Cory Booker Cruises in NJ Democratic Senate Primary

POLITICS | By Angela Delli Santi and Geoff Mulvihill | Aug 14
Cory Booker brushed off three experienced opponents in a victory in New Jersey’s special Democratic U.S. Senate primary, setting up a campaign of deep contrasts with Steve Lonegan, who won the Republican nomination.

Facing Sequestration, Senate Appropriates Funding for HIV

HIV/AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 18
With sequestration budget cuts hampering HIV research and programs, especially for young MSM of color, the U.S. Senate has worked to pass legislation sustaining federal funding.

In Mass., Markey Readies to Make Jump to US Senate

POLITICS | By Steve LeBlanc | Jun 26
Democrat Edward Markey, who’s served 37 years in the U.S. House, is preparing to make the leap to the Senate after winning Massachusetts’ special election to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s resignation to become secretary of state.

Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials

PERSONAL TECH | By Andrew Taylor | Oct 1
The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt.

Fiorina declares stimulus program a failure

Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is maintaining the federal government’s $862 billion stimulus package did little for job-creation.

Senate readies for key vote on Wall Street rules

CORPORATE | By Jim Kuhnhenn | May 19
An exhausted, occasionally cranky Senate is turning into the home stretch on a weekslong effort to pass a massive financial regulation bill.

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