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2 hrs ago | The Daily Caller

GAO: EPA Rules To Retire More Coal Plants Than We Thought

The number of coal-fired power plants slated to be shut down in the coming years is higher than the federal government anticipated, according to the Government Accountability Office . GAO found that power companies have already or plan to retire 13 percent of the country's coal-fired power capacity through 2025 due to federal environmental rules - above the GAO's 2012 prediction that only between 2 and 12 percent of the country's coal capacity would retire through 2025.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Conservative Political News

3 hrs ago | Public Power

September 16, 2014 - GAO analysis sees greater percentage of coal...

Power companies now plan to retire a greater percentage of coal-fueled generating capacity and retrofit less capacity with environmental controls than estimates the Government Accountability Office reported in July 2012, according to a GAO analysis of public data that was detailed in a report released on Sept. 15 and completed in response to a request from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy

7 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Here's who will run the Senate next year ... if Republicans win

Politico took a look at who they project will be the committee chairman in the Senate next year if Republicans win back control of the upper chamber, and the results-as you can see in the above graphic-are exactly what you'd expect. The only woman in the group also doubles as the closest to being a moderate: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who lost the GOP primary in 2010.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, 2012 Presidential Election

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska empowers women to make Alaska history

OPINION: Alaska is not just a man's land. Republican women are proud to contribute to the leadership of this state, and we'll keep going for years to come.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

The Hill

Momentum builds to allow US oil exports

For the first time in decades there are calls within the House Republican conference to lift the ban on crude oil exports, signaling what could become a sweeping shift in U.S. policy. In the last month, the Texas congressional delegation - in particular Rep. Joe Barton , who heads the House task force studying oil exports - has ramped up pressure to lift the moratorium, which dates back to the 1970s.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Joe Barton, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Flores, Fred Upton, John Shimkus, US Senate

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Knock by knock, groups try to 'move the needle' in Alaska's US Senate race

Holli Erickson talks to Pat Deis as she goes door to door in south Anchorage urging potential Mark Begich for US Senate voters to vote in the upcoming general election. Erickson works for Salmon PAC, a political action committee touting Begich's stand on salmon issues including GMO salmon and the proposed Pebble Mine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Alaska, Alaska Government, Anchorage, AK

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Roll Call

Moniz's Congressional Straddle

Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz is embraced by members on both sides of the aisle while straddling the contentious divide over energy and environment issues, CQ Roll Call's Geof Koss reports in the forthcoming copy of CQ Weekly . Moniz has worked overtime to repair ties with Capitol Hill since breezing through his Senate confirmation in May 2013, Koss reports.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Gallup.com

Amid Crucial Senate Race, Alaskans' Independence Grows

Amid a tight race for a U.S. Senate seat from Alaska, a growing proportion of Alaskans, now 59%, identify as political independents. At the same time, there are recent lows in the percentage of Alaskans identifying as Republicans and the percentage identifying as Democrats .

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens

Thu Sep 11, 2014

National Journal

Russia's Militarization of the North Pole Has U.S. Lawmakers on Edge

Moscow is beefing up its military presence in the Arctic region at a faster rate than any other polar nation. This picture, dated March 1995, shows Russian submarine Kursk at its base in Vidyayevo.

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Related Topix: Prison, Russia, World News, Asia, Canada, North America, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Don Young, US Senate

Anchorage Daily News

Main issue in Senate race shouldn't be who's more Alaskan

I was born and raised in Alaska, and it's been my home for over 60 years. I find the constant barrage of political ads claiming one candidate or another isn't really "Alaskan" silly.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, Republican, Ted Stevens

IOMA

Rockefeller, Wyden Say Crude-by-Rail Safety Legislation May Be Necessary

The climate.bna.com blog expands on Bloomberg BNA's expertise in covering climate change and clean energy issues by offering a fresh take on legal, regulatory, and policy developments in the U.S. and around the world. We also invite you to visit climate.bna.com , BBNA's free online energy and climate digest.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Ron Wyden, Democrat, Republican

SFGate

Alaska's senators cool on Obama Mideast plan

Alaska's two U.S. senators reacted warily to President Barack Obama 's plan for a new military front in the Middle East, with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich saying he opposes calls by Obama to arm rebels in Syria. Begich said the U.S. needs greater assurances it would not be arming extremists who eventually would use the weapons against this country.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

Spoiler for the rest of the 2014 election: Some members of Congress live in D.C.

There are no direct flights from Washington National airport to Anchorage, Alaska. The shortest trip, per an admittedly cursory search on Kayak, takes 9 hours and 49 minutes, routing through Chicago.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, US Politics, Senator Mark Begich, us Travel, North America Travel, Chicago Travel, Travel, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Washington, DC

APRN

Russia Builds Military Bases in Arctic

Independent English-language newspaper Moscow Times reported this week that ships have unloaded pre-fabricated buildings to create military installations on Russia's Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt. Both are about 300 miles from Alaska's Point Hope.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Point Hope, AK, Vladimir Putin

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Conservative coalition hopes to swing unlikely voters toward legalizing marijuana

Proponents of an initiative that would legalize marijuana in Alaska are hoping to reach out to a voting bloc considered unlikely to support the effort: conservatives. On Wednesday, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska announced the formation of the Coalition of Conservatives in Support of Ballot Measure 2. The group consists of Eddie Burke, conservative talk radio show host and Anchorage Tea Party founding member; Bruce Schulte, Alaska Republican Party district chair and state central committee member; and Dani Bickford, who describes herself as a longtime Republican and Anchorage mother.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, Drugs, Marijuana, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska

The Hill

Begich listed DC address for FEC reimbursements

Sen. Mark Begich listed the address of his Washington, D.C., home, rather than his Anchorage home on Federal Election Commission filings - a choice that could muddle attacks Begich has made on whether his opponent has close enough ties to Alaska. Begich listed his Capitol Hill address for reimbursements on a number of publicly available FEC forms over the past year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Anchorage, AK, George Bush

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Switched

Monica Wehby Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality

Dr. Monica Wehby, the Republican pediatric neurosurgeon challenging Sen. Jeff Merkley , made history Tuesday as the first GOP Senate candidate to run a statewide ad expressing her support for marriage equality. As Politico first reported , Wehby's ad stars Ben West, who served as a plaintiff in the lawsuit that struck down the state's constitutional ban against same-sex marriage earlier this year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Jeff Merkley, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Rob Portman, Senator Mark Kirk, Republican, Oregon, OH, Susan Collins

Mon Sep 08, 2014

APRN

Support Alliance Endorses Sullivan for Senate

"It's the first time in about 20 years that the organization has endorsed a political candidate," she said. "We typically don't do that.

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

APRN

U.S. House Passes Bill to Allow Sale of Feathery Art

The U.S. House today passed a bill to allow Alaska Natives to sell handicrafts that include the feathers of migratory birds. Alaska Congressman Don Young said on the House floor the Migratory Bird Act already allows Alaska Natives to harvest migratory birds.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Juneau, AK

Anchorage Daily News

New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

The fact that other topics sometimes overshadow the agency's core mission of promoting safe flying is a testament to how effective the FAA is and should not be forgotten, he said. "I'm pleased that we can focus on issues of efficiency, on issues of getting somewhere late, where we don't have to worry about if we're going to get there," he said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Federal Aviation Administration, Alaska, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK

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