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Yesterday | Anchorage Daily News

Tax man shuts down ANC's Sandman plans

Plans to install sleeping pods at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport have been grounded, by of all things, Internal Revenue Service codes. The pods, which were planned for the airport's C concourse , would have contained two to three bunks each for weary and laid-over travelers to get some cheap rest before boarding their next flight.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Tax, Anchorage, AK, Fairbanks, AK

Sunday | Daily Kos

Election Modeling Round 1

This is my first diary, and since I am using the opportunity to publish my model-based election predictions , I think a brief introduction is in order. I work for a living as a biostatistician; that is, I analyze data from clinical trials to help determine the safety and efficacy of new drugs for a pharmaceutical company, with the goal of trying to get the drug through the FDA and on the market .

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Thu Sep 11, 2014

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, Lisa Murkowski

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, Lisa Murkowski

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Fairbanks 'parasites' welcomed wide-eyed airmen to a Cold War walk on the wild side

OPINION: Fairbanks' merchants of sin warmed to the Cold War, for there was profit in GI payday. Pictured: A photocopy of an advertisement for The Squadron Club, printed in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Tuesday May 19, 1956.

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Related Topix: Fairbanks, AK, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lake Minchumina, AK, Education, Home Schooling, US Military, US Air Force, Eielson Air Force Base

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Daily Kos

Stephen Wolf's US Senate Race Ratings 09/2014 with Interactive Map

Following my last edition from July, this diary is my second to last update on race ratings for the US Senate elections in 2014. With a handful of special elections taking place, there will now be 36 separate elections in 34 different states this year for the Class II senate seats with 21 held by Democrats and 15 held by Republicans.

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

The Washington Post

Campaign finance debate a partisan flashpoint as it moves to Senate floor

The debate about the pull that wealthy donors have in politics is set to take center stage on the Senate floor this week as Democrats push a constitutional amendment that would give lawmakers more leverage to restrict campaign financing and spending. The longshot measure -- dubbed by supporters the Democracy for All Amendment -- is an attempt to provide elected officials with a legal authority to curb the big money that has buoyed super PACs and politically active tax-exempt groups since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Arlen Specter, Thad Cochran

The Hill

Bipartisan case for a Constitutional amendment on campaign finance

Following recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions dismantling our nation's campaign finance laws, all Americans are certainly not equal on Election Day. With 5-4 split decisions, the court has given corporations the ability to spend unlimited money to persuade voters, and also declared limits on large donations to be the equivalent of infringement on speech.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, US Politics, Republican, Opinion

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Daily Kos

AK-Sen: Alaskan Independence Party Candidate & Convicted Felon Drops Out Of Race, Backs Sullivan

While the whole campaign ad debacle story between Senator Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan has been taking over the news, here's a story that I think deserves some attention: Vic Kohring, a former state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge in 2011, has withdrawn his candidacy for U.S. Senate in the interest of getting Republican Dan Sullivan elected. Kohring won the Alaskan Independence Party nomination in last month's primary.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mark Begich, Democrat, Alaska, Federal Prisons, Prison

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Washington Times

Bob McDonnell verdict a much-needed win for Justice Department ethics unit

The criminal conviction Thursday of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell provided a much-needed victory for the Justice Department 's Public Integrity Section, a once-elite unit that has seen a series of setbacks in high-profile corruption cases in recent years. The unit, created in 1976 to prosecute corrupt politicians who abused their offices for personal gain, has had trouble securing convictions ever since a botched prosecution of Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska in 2008.

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Reuters

Senator Begich pulls campaign commercial using grisly murder, rape

Alaska Democrat Mark Begich has canceled a re-election campaign attack commercial citing grisly murders and child rape after the victims' family complained, the latest standoff in a key race for Republicans' bid to recapture control of the U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, George Bush, W.

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Dingman: Joe Miller counts on Round 3 with Murkowski for Alaska Senate seat

You might think now Joe Miller will assume his role as obstructionist and find his way to punish the Republican Party "establishment."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Alaska, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Government, Recreational Vehicle, Alaskan

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Anchorage Daily News

Failed rocket launch a setback for US hypersonic weapon program, Kodiak Launch Complex

Damage is visible at the Kodiak Launch Complex after a rocket launch was aborted early Monday morning, August 25, 2014, at the site.

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

Anchorage Daily News

Alaska Railroad isn't telling a straight story on rights of way

OPINION: The Alaska Railroad tries to dictate terms well beyond its needs or authority on the land of its right of way.

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Related Topix: Transportation, Alaska Railroad, Railroads, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Sports

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Forbes.com

VC/DC: The Accident-Prone Intersection of Innovation and Policy

I am the author of several books on technology and innovation. My new book, "Big Bang Disruption," co-authored with Paul F. Nunes, is now available.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Law, Healthcare Law, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics

American Thinker

The Case for the Louisiana System

Fox News recently had a political story noting that in several close Senate races in red states, Libertarian candidates might keep the Republican nominee from winning seats held by Democrats today.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Denny Rehberg, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Al Franken

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Crooks and Liars

Earthquake Early Warning System Works, But Is Unfunded

Here's an example of how technology really can change things. As a native Californian, earthquakes are a reality.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, California, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Liberal Political News

USA Today

Alaska wants a fighter in the U.S. Senate

A pugilistic undertone runs through Alaska, where politicians do not merely represent the state, they are perpetually fighting for it.

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

Sat Aug 23, 2014

2008 Democratic Convention Watch

Alaska Tea

Earlier this week, with the results coming in early Wednesday morning for the majority of us living in the lower 48, Alaska held its primaries.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Mark Begich, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Lisa Murkowski, Matt Mead, US Governors

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Economist

Alaska's Senate primary: Chilly oil

IF BARACK OBAMA has to spend his final two years in office using his veto as often as his golf clubs, he will curse Alaska's primary voters.

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

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