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1 hr ago | MarketWatch

Rand Paul, - compassionate conservative'?

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul , a "compassionate conservative"? That's the moniker he earns in this National Journal article.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Rick Perry

5 hrs ago | News Max

Keystone XL Allies Revive Congressional Effort to Bypass Obama

The Obama administration's latest Keystone XL delay is having an unintended consequence: the revival of the effort in Congress to circumvent the White House by forcing approval of the project.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, Democrat

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Breitbart.com

Democrat Candidates Belittle Opponents' Military Records

A series of instances in which Democratic candidates have belittled their opponents' military service is prompting a push-back from veterans groups and Republicans who note that the attacks are coming from career politicians who never served in the armed forces.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor

The Hill

Markos Moulitsas: GOP victory isn't assured

Republicans are acting as if they've already won control of the next Senate, and the media appears happy to play along.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Opinion

OpenSecrets

Many Candidates -- Political Opposites Included -- Share Common Donors

Campaign finance is a small world. Through the first year of this election cycle, just 0.16% of American adults made campaign contributions of $200 or more, but that select group accounts for 63.9% of all contributions to federal candidates, PACs, and party committees.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Democrat, Cory Booker, US Senate, Mary Landrieu

Daily Kos

Landrieu on Obamacare: 'The benefits that people have received are worth fighting for'

Sen. Mary Landrieu is another Democrat running for re-election who is not running away from Obamacare.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Bobby Jindal, Healthcare Law, Law

Switched

Mark Begich Releases Pro-Arctic-Drilling Ad On Earth Day

As the world celebrates Earth Day, Sen. Mark Begich is out with a new ad touting his support for oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Republican, Robert Byrd, Daniel Inouye, Edward Kennedy

Daily Kos

Pot, Pebble and Pay: how Republicans helped Democrats hold Alaska Senate seat

Ballot initiatives regarding the minimum wage, salmon fisheries in Bristol Bay, and pot legalization were originally expected to take place during Alaska's August primaries.

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

Russia Taday

Vote to legalize marijuana pushed back in Alaska

Citizens in Alaska are going to have to wait a little longer than previously expected before they can vote on a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use, according to a new report by Reuters.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, Alaska

Roll Call

Senator Rides Snowmachine Across Arctic in Latest Ad

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich hops back on a snow machine in his latest TV ad, cruising across a frozen Arctic Ocean to highlight his efforts over the last five years to win approval for oil drilling.

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

Banner-Tribune

Franklin Banner-Tribune & Morgan City Daily-Review, St. Mary Parish, La

Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Morgan City, LA, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama

The Washington Post

Minimum wage and pot are now expected to be on Alaskaa s November ballot

A trio of initiatives, including ones to regulate marijuana like alcohol and hike the minimum wage, are expected to be pushed from August to November, a move that could encourage greater turnout on a day that already will play host to Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's high-profile reelection bid.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, Alaska Government, University of Alaska Anchorage

Daily Kos

Dem control of Senate hopes boosted: AK ballot initiatives moved from primary to general election

Last week I was talking with a friend and co-worker about the optimistic prospects of a Colorado style cannabis legalization initiative passing in August.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Republican, Marijuana, Liberal Political News

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Editorials

More evidence came out Friday that President Obama and his administration aren't big fans of oil and natural gas development.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Opinion

Anchorage Daily News

Voter initiatives on pot, wages and Pebble move to November ballot,...

The Legislature's failure to finish this year's session by Sunday means three ballot measures that had been set for the August primary ballot now are being moved to November.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

American Thinker

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's delusional ranting continues

Appearing on Meet the Press yesterday, DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed that Republicans are nominating "extremists," and that there were no politics involved in President Obama's decision to delay the Keystone Pipeline.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Meet the Press, Entertainment, Television, Mitt Romney, US Senate

Anchorage Daily News

Legislature misses deadlines, goes into overtime with education funding bill

The Legislature missed all its deadlines as it continued to work in fits and starts -- mostly fits -- through Sunday night and deep into Monday morning.

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

The Wall Street Journal

Can Democrats Use Obamacare to Persuade Voters?

Are there any voters left who haven't made up their minds about the Affordable Care Act? Not many, but Democrats are counting on a few at the margins to come their way.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Nick Rahall, Barack Obama

PolitiFact

Did the Koch brothers run an Alaskan oil refinery into the ground?

Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, is hitting back against billionaire conservatives David and Charles Koch.

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Related Topix: Alaska, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Anchorage, AK, Sean Parnell, US Governors

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Commentary Magazine

Dems May Regret Steyer's Keystone Payoff

After a lengthy study of the plans for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, the U.S. State Department issued an 11-volume report back in January confirming what most experts had already concluded long before then: the vital project would not damage the environment or increase the rate of carbon pollution.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Activism, Global Warming, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Mary Landrieu

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