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The Land of the Free
Sarah Palin's Unheeded Example for the GOP
A Tea Party based 'Draft Sarah' movement has sprung up in recent months, leading to speculation that the former governor may challenge first-term Democratic incumbent Mark Begich for the US Senate in 2014.
Fri May 24, 2013
Senators jump onboard toxic chemical bill
"Senate support is growing for the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, which creates an effective approach for screening all chemicals for safety and acting on those found to be dangerous," Sen.
The Huffington Post
Vulnerable Dem Targeted By Bloomberg Group
Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group in favor of gun control and backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced a new ad campaign Thursday against Sen.
Senate Votes Down GMO Food Labeling Amendment By Large Margin
"An overwhelming majority of Americans favor GMO labeling but virtually all of the major biotech and food corporations in the country oppose it," Sanders said.
League of Amer. Bicyclists Mag.
Foxx Sails Through Nomination Hearing
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is one step closer to becoming the new Secretary of Transportation, and after yesterday's hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee, his appointment seems assured.
Thu May 23, 2013
Which Democrats Just Voted Against GMO Labeling?
In the ongoing farm bill amendment process, progressive champion Senator Bernie Sanders introduced an amendment that would guarantee states the right to pass and implement GMO labeling laws.
Silicon Alley Insider
Here's Why Gun Control Could Be A Defining Issue For Senators In The 2014 Election
Senators' votes on a recently failed amendment to expand background checks on gun purchase s could have reverberations in the 2014 election, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll suggests .
Anchorage Daily News
Rep. Don Young, on Africa hunting trip, misses hearing on Alaska oil development
When a key House of Representatives panel took up a bill this week that would require annual lease sales and streamline permitting in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, home state Rep.
Senator Warren Receiving Support for Bank On Students Act
Since introducing the Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling on July 1st, Senator Warren has received an outpouring of support from students and their families, colleges and universities, and independent groups.
Pritzker faces few tough questions at Senate hearing
Chicago businesswoman and current Commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker faced few tough questions at her Senate hearing Thursday.
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Sarah Palin for the Senate? Tea Party says: Run, Sarah, Run
The Tea Party wants former Alaska governor Sarah Palin to join their favorites in the Senate, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul .
Wed May 22, 2013
NRSC ramps up attacks on Dems over IRS scandal
The National Republican Senatorial Committee ramped up efforts Wednesday to tie Democratic lawmakers to the evolving IRS controversy, believing the issue will be an electoral winner for Republicans in 2014 and beyond.
Sanders, Boxer, Begich, DeFazio File Bills on Fed Conflicts of Interest
May 22 - Sen. Bernie Sanders today introduced legislation that would ban bankers from sitting on the boards of directors for 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks that regulate the financial industry.
Tue May 21, 2013
Anchorage Daily News
FAA's concerns hold up use of wildfire drones
As wildfire season begins in Western landscapes that were covered in smoky haze for weeks at a time last summer, the federal government's firefighters are exploring the use of small remote-controlled drones with infrared cameras that could map a fire's size and speed, and identify hot spots, a particular danger.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Miami Herald
Alaska attempts public relations pitch on drilling ANWR
The state of Alaska is trying to drum up publicity for its offer to pay some of the cost of exploratory drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but the pitch appears to stand no real chance.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Myth of Presidential Leadership
The theme of presidential leadership is a venerated one in America, the subject of many biographies and an enduring mythology about great figures rising to the occasion.
Democrats: We can call Rubio's bluff on immigration reform
Democrats say Sen. Marco Rubio is overplaying his hand on immigration reform and warn he could kill the bill if he tries to steer it to the right.
Wed May 15, 2013
Student Loan Debate Could Be Senate D j Vu | #WGDB
If history repeats itself, the opening salvo by Senate Democratic leaders in the debate over federal student loan rates hikes will go nowhere.
Bill Could Ease Way To Arctic Port
The Senate agreed by unanimous consent - meaning the chamber found it to be noncontroversial enough that it didn't require a vote - to allow private companies to partner with the federal government in deep port construction.