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2 hrs ago | ABC News

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Judging by candidates' ads, the hottest issue in House and Senate midterm elections this year is easily care for America's veterans.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Representative Bill Cassidy

6 hrs ago | Fox News

Dems' last ditch hope: Force a shutdown to save the Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, addresses participants at the 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Illegal Immigration, Luis Gutierrez, US House of Representatives

9 hrs ago | KTOO-TV Juneau

Senate candidates stake ground in unconventional first debate

The prelude music to the first Senate debate of the season was a Bach cantata commonly played at weddings.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Anchorage, AK

9 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Elections Poll Explorer: Senate odds little worse, but governors looking better

We're back with another look at the Daily Kos Elections Poll Explorer. If you missed our debut on Monday, Daily Kos Elections, in collaboration with Drew Linzer, has developed a model that looks at the odds on whether or not the Democrats can maintain control of the Senate, and also whether they can gain gubernatorial seats.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Pryor, US House of Representatives, Representative Bruce Braley, Liberal Political News

11 hrs ago | Switched

Key Congressional Races May Hinge On Support From Native Americans, Alaska Natives

Though Native American and Alaska Native communities are often overlooked in electoral politics, their votes could decide the outcome of three close congressional contests this November.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Democrat, Agriculture, Science, US House of Representatives, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, John Lewis

15 hrs ago | Capital City Weekly

Fish Factor: Researchers dive into Chinook research projects

More than 100 researchers are working on more than three dozen projects to find clues as to why Alaska's Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Alaska, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska Government, Juneau, AK

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Libertarian candidate for US Senate withdraws

Alaska Libertarians say their party's U.S. Senate nominee, Thom Walker, has pulled out of the race, and they've selected a nominee to take his place as soon as state elections officials allow.

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

NorCalBlogs

LOL! Obama's Climate Plan Spooks U.S. Democrats

The administration is in talks at the United Nations about a deal that would seek to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by "naming and shaming" governments that fail to take significant action.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mark Udall, Senator Mark Udall, Mary Landrieu

Washington Post

Obama's immigration decision could roil 2014 election

Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety over the possibility that President Obama will allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the country, fearing that White House action on the issue could change the course of November's midterm elections.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Illegal Immigration, US Politics, Luis Gutierrez, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, US Senate

The Hill

A good name

Three incumbent Senate Democrats have one thing in common. They greatly benefit because they enjoy the distinct political asset of a "good name."

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

The Wall Street Journal

Firing Up the Base: Cory Booker Stumps from Coast to Coast

In a hard fought midterm election campaign that hinges heavily on galvanizing the party's political base, Democrats have found a potent weapon in one lowly freshman senator.

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Related Topix: Cory Booker, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeff Merkley, Mark Udall, US House of Representatives, Senator Mark Udall

Politico

The season's most bizarre political ads

A monkey, some hungry alligators, a bullet-ridden television set and the Ebola virus.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Real Clear Politics

How Dems Can Hold Senate Majority

The summer has been a difficult one for Democrats hoping to hold on to their majority in the U.S. Senate this fall.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Mary Landrieu

Anchorage Daily News

More important questions to ask of Begich, Sullivan than time in Alaska

We've all heard the question. It's the essential Alaska query that goes back at least to Gold Rush days and probably longer.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Alaska, Alaska Government, Anchorage, AK

Homer Tribune

Tea Party candidate favored in Homer

One surprise in the primary election results showed Joe Miller as the favored Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Homer, as well as all other District 31 precincts including Ninilchik, Kasilof and Anchor River.

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Related Topix: Homer, AK, US News, Tea Party, Ninilchik, AK, Kasilof, AK, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives

APRN

Begich Campaign Initiates Callouts in Alaska Native Languages

Well-funded U.S. Senate campaigns are reaching out to villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in what's expected to be a hard fought and extremely expensive race.

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

Switched

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats In Tough Races So Far

In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely sticking with the Democrats as they dole out funds from their political action committees.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Udall, Senator Mark Udall, Mark Pryor

Roll Call

Top 5 Races to Watch in the West

The West has been difficult territory for Republicans over the last decade or so, but small GOP gains in the region it could be a sign of larger gains elsewhere around the country.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Scott Peters, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Ami Bera, Representative Julia Brownley, Representative David Valadao

Examiner.com

The Disappearing Campaign Issue

Remember the conventional wisdom a few months ago about Obamacare and the 2014 elections: Republicans would hammer Democrats on the law and Democrats would run away from it? In Alaska, a red state, two conservative groups have paid seven figures for ads attacking Senator Mark Begich , an embattled Democratic incumbent, but the ads don't mention ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Pryor

News Max

Brookings' Hudak: Pot Legalization Voters Will Boost Democrats

Ballot issues over marijuana legalization may wind up being the Democrats' biggest hope of holding onto control of the Senate, a Brookings Institution researcher says.

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

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