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Illinois pension fix headed to legislative conference committee

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Seeking to break a weeks-long impasse in efforts to fix the state's woefully underfunded pension system, Illinois will turn to a rarely used legislative conference committee in hopes of reaching a compromise solution, Governor Pat Quinn's office said on Tuesday. Full story

Rep. Rangel: Take power to police sexual assault away from military commanders

  Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., joins Martin Bashir to explain why he supports a Democratic Senate effort to put the power of policing sexual assault in the hands of independent military prosecutors.

Ed Markey attempts youth appeal by touting legislation from the mid-90s

Democratic Senate candidate Ed Markey tries to get hip by talking about this strange thing called "the internet." Full story

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  Does Obama give Democratic Senate candidates an edge?

Chris Matthews talks to Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., and the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza about whether or not Obama’s edge in the current general election will help Democrats in tight Senate races this November.

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