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3 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

Alaska senators weigh in on unaccompanied minors immigration crisis at US-Mexico border

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski got a firsthand look last week at the nation's ongoing immigration crisis, as part of what she described as an "eye-opening" trip to Texas she took to see how the federal government is dealing with the 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border since October.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, McAllen, TX

7 hrs ago | Anchorage Daily News

New Sullivan ad pushes back against criticism of Alaska bona fides

Dan Sullivan, the Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, released a new ad Sunday pushing back against attacks he's not Alaskan enough.

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

11 hrs ago | Manufacturing.net

EPA Proposal Could Block Alaska Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a planned massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

12 hrs ago | Daily Kos

AK-Sen: Mark Begich (D) Pushes Congress To Pass Equal Pay

My mom supported our family by herself after my father's disappearance. All six Begich kids, including me, learned the values of hard work from her and know that Alaska women deserve equal work for equal pay.

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

18 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Gull-egg harvest gets boost from Congress

Glaucous-winged gulls nest in Glacier Bay. Federal legislation allows Hoonah Tlingits to harvest their eggs.

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Related Topix: US News, Hoonah, AK, US National Parks, Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve, US Politics, Don Young, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Sun Jul 20, 2014

National Journal

Reps. Mark and Tom Udall

With President Obama's approval weak and Congress gridlocked, many red-state Democratic senators seeking reelection have struggled to come up with issues to run on.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Mary Landrieu, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, Alaska

Instapundit

Challengers Pounce on Begich's Assertion That He's a 'Thorn' in Obama's Butt

Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell would like to tell Sen. Mark Begich "you are no Ted Stevens," paraphrasing the line that the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen used to skewer Sen. Dan Quayle in the 1988 vice presidential debate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ted Stevens, Alaska, Republican, Alaska Government, Matt Mead, US Governors, 2012 Presidential Election

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Begich campaign, super PAC get boosts from California tribe

Alaska's junior senator, Mark Begich, addresses the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Fairbanks on Oct 25, 2013.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Don Young, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, us Travel, Travel, North America Travel, Washington D.C. Travel

Daily Political

White House Proposing Restrictions on Mine in Alaska

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday issued a new proposal through the Clean Water Act that limits mining activity in the Bristol Bay watershed in Alaska, which struck a huge blow to the project that would eventually have one of the largest mines that is open pit in the world.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Switched

A Personal Super PAC Is The Latest Weapon For This Year's Senate Candidate

This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majority of Senate races feature super PACs that focus on just one candidate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Ohio State University, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bill Posey, Republican, US House of Representatives

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Switched

Shenna Bellows To Walk 350 Miles Across Maine In Underdog Senate Bid

Shenna Bellows, the Democrat challenging Sen. Susan Collins , is going the distance to raise awareness of her Senate bid.

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Related Topix: Susan Collins, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall, Washington, DC

Washington Examiner

Mead Treadwell tied to company that took stimulus money

Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell has made opposition to the 2009 stimulus part of his campaign for a Republican Senate nomination.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Lisa Murkowski, Republican, Democrat

The Hill

Dems push birth control disclosure for new hires

Democratic senators on Thursday proposed a bill that would require employers to tell prospective and current workers whether or not they provide free birth control coverage.

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

The Washington Post

EPA to propose limits on Alaskaa s Pebble Mine project

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue a proposal Friday under the Clean Water Act that would limit mining activity in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, according to two individuals familiar with the decision.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US Politics, Alaska, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Alaska Government, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

The Hill

Overnight Healthcare: More O-Care exemptions

The Department of Health and Human Services has exempted health insurers in U.S. territories from a slew of requirements under ObamaCare.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Beverages, United Group, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

U.S. labor secretary expected in Anchorage for official visit, Begich fundraiser

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez this weekend is taking an official trip to Alaska, where he'll advocate for an increase of the national minimum wage and also headline a joint fundraiser for Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and the Alaska Democratic Party.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Anchorage, AK, Alaska, Law, Employment / Labor Law

PolitiFact

Mark Begich: Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich 'vote as...

Sen. Mark Begich says he and Sen. Lisa Murkowski are on the same team. But she doesn't see it that way.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, Alaska Government, Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Daily Kos

AK-Sen: Mark Begich (D) Pushes The FDA To Label GMO Food Like "Frankenfish"

We're approaching the height of fishing season in Alaska, and there's nothing quite like catching, cooking, and enjoying fresh Alaska salmon.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Life, Food, Seafood

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Free Republic

Democrats Far Outspending Republicans in 10 key Senate races, Figures ...

Democrats Far Outspending Republicans in 10 key Senate races, Figures Show Guardian analysis reveals surge of money into battleground states, with vulnerable Democrats raising cash at record rates Democratic donors are outspending Republicans by more than 50% in the closest-fought Senate races, according to a Guardian analysis of the latest ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Mary Landrieu, Republican, Mitch McConnell

Anchorage Daily News

Sullivan campaign for US Senate reports $1.2 million in 2nd-quarter fundraising

The campaign of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan on Tuesday said it raised over $1 million in the second quarter of this year, putting it close to on par with incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat.

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

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