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Men still comprise about three quarters of the guests on the five major Sunday talk shows, according to the 2014 Status of Women in the U.S. Media report released Wednesday by the Women's Media Center.
Of the five top Sunday shows, CNN's "State of the Union," anchored by Candy Crowley, and ABC's "This Week" tied for the highest percentage of total female guests at 28 percent, according to the "Sunday Morning Monitor" at the American University Women and Politics Institute.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said that Republicans have a decent chance of winning the Senate majority in 2014.
"We're faced with a grim reality that more money is being spent earlier in some of these hot races than we've ever seen," he said in an interview with the New York Times published Monday. "We're spending some, but we can't keep up with them."
Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema, who has been criticized for his homophobic and anti-Muslim remarks, believes the GOP is being held hostage to "big money" donors who are following the "Devil's way."
Multiple U.S. representatives and members of the Republican Party called on Agema to resign earlier this year. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus did not ask Agema to resign, but said that the Michigan Republican's remarks are "patently wrong, lack merit and are devoid of any meaningful value."
Schumer, who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, originally praised the deal on Thursday after he was assured by Comcast that the company would work to keep Time Warner jobs in New York state. But the LittleSis blog pointed out on Monday that his brother, Robert Schumer, worked on the deal as an attorney.
A valve failure on an icy pipe in Allegan County, Mich. caused liquid cow manure from a dairy farm to seep into local waterways and spread about five miles toward the town of Hopkins, Michigan Live reported.