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Amid her preparations, Ernst recorded the GOP counter to President Barack Obama's weekly message, replete with criticism of Obama's health care law "we need to start over" and calls for a balanced budget amendment. She also says that programs such as Medicare and Social Security "must be reformed so America not only keeps its promise to today's seniors but is also able to guarantee that a safety net is available for our children and grandchildren." Ernst introduced herself on air as a member of the Iowa Army National Guard.
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Every single agency in the Tri-Cities: Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, both Sheriff's Offices and State Patrol were on scene that night. But because of the different platforms, they couldn't communicate over their radios. "It's become such a concern of ours that we really feel like we're placing innocent citizens at risk because if we don't have all the information then we're not able to make decisions to get people out of harm's way," said Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane.
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Fluke's agenda calls for matching campaign contributions, subsidized early education, environmental protection and public transit. Fluke spoke to a panel of Democrats after Republicans blocked her from testifying. Amid the national attention, radio personality Rush Limbaugh compared her to a prostitute, but later apologized. Her road to the statehouse isn't a sure one.
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