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America voted—now what?

Yesterday, Americans voted for delegates to the entire U.S. House of Representatives and for 36 U.S. Senate seats, and Republicans gained control of the Senate. The ASBMB Policy Blotter reported on the potential effects of the elections on scientists.

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Have you voted yet?

Today is your last chance to vote in the midterm elections. You can find your polling place here. All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 36 seats in the U.S. Senate are up for election. In addition, 36 states are holding gubernatorial elections. Your vote matters!

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Shrinking the role of government is hurting science

Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., released his 2014 Wastebook, an annual report on government spending that Coburn deems wasteful, largely because, on the surface, the projects sound like silly ways to spend federal dollars. This year’s version—the last due to Coburn’s retirement at the adjournment of this Congress—follows a rather typical path