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  • Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drilling

    Obama protects Alaska's Bristol Bay from oil and gas drilling
    In a boon to commercial fishermen, conservationists and Native Alaskans, President Obama on Tuesday withdrew the waters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay from oil and gas development, vowing to protect the world’s biggest sockeye salmon fishery....
  • Unity ticket defeats Alaska GOP Gov. Sean Parnell in drawn-out race

    A novel unity ticket featuring independent Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott has defeated Republican Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska in an election so excruciatingly close that its outcome was not known until 10 days after the polls closed. As of...
  • Republican Dan Sullivan wins Alaska Senate race, ousting Mark Begich

    One week after the midterm election, former Alaska Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan won the state's costly, hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, giving Republicans an eight-seat gain nationally with one race still to be decided. Sullivan was about 8,000 votes...
  • Republican claims victory in Senate race in Alaska

    Republican claims victory in Senate race in Alaska
    Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory Wednesday in a tight race for the U.S. Senate in Alaska, a week after elections gave Republicans control of the Senate and strengthened their grip on the House of Representatives. Sullivan, a 49-year-old former...
  • Democrats lost the big-money game in midterm election

    Facing a tough midterm election, Democrats put aside some of their remaining scruples about the new age of unlimited campaign spending and courted unions and hedge-fund billionaires for big checks to try to salvage a Senate majority. They spent a lot of...
  • Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

    The U.S. Senate just got a lot more conservative. But its Democratic caucus just got a lot more liberal. How’s that again? The little-examined flip side to this week’s Republican victories is that they swept out many of the last...
  • Alaska races for governor, senator to hinge on absentee ballots

    Alaska races for governor, senator to hinge on absentee ballots
    Alaska independent Bill Walker maintained a slim lead in the governor's race over incumbent Republican Sean Parnell on Wednesday, while Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailed Republican challenger Dan Sullivan after a fierce campaign in which Begich sought...
  • Alaska: Senate, governor's races too close to call

    Alaska Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailed Republican challenger Dan Sullivan late Tuesday after a fierce campaign dominated by millions in spending by outside groups and Begich's determined efforts to distance himself from President Obama. But Begich...
  • We may not know tonight which party officially controls the Senate

    Political junkies planning to stay up late on election night to see if Republicans take control of the Senate might want to rethink their plans -- it's quite possible we won't know for days or maybe weeks. If Republicans have a really big night, the...
  • Sen. Michael Bennet: Many roles, but No. 1 is getting Mark Udall reelected

    Sen. Michael Bennet: Many roles, but No. 1 is getting Mark Udall reelected
    Whether on stage in crammed hotel ballrooms or crisscrossing tree-lined college campuses, a consistent presence on the campaign trail for U.S. Sen. Mark Udall has been his colleague Sen. Michael Bennet -- the man also in charge of Democrats' chances of...
  • An hourly guide to midterm election race viewing

    One usually surefire way to gauge the political climate on election night is to follow the clock of poll closings across the nation, east to west. But this is no normal midterm. Several races are expected to be razor-close to the very end, and some...