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  • Alaska incumbent Sen. Mark Begich avoids even saying 'Obama'

    Alaska incumbent Sen. Mark Begich avoids even saying 'Obama'
    The simple question is at the top of many minds this grumpy election season, even among the 1,000 or so high school students gathered for a televised debate: "How will you work to reach across partisan lines to accomplish real goals?" Incumbent Sen....
  • Alaska Senate race becomes most expensive campaign in state's history

    Alaska Senate race becomes most expensive campaign in state's history
    The local official introducing the candidate eventually got around to the point — Sen. Mark Begich, standing up for Alaskans, get out the vote — but first he lit into the Koch brothers and what he described as money's power to warp politics....
  • We may not know tonight which party officially controls the Senate

    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...
  • Alaska: Senate, governor's races too close to call

    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...
  • 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...
  • Another result of Tuesday's election: fewer 'Blue Dog' Democrats

    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...
  • Republican Dan Sullivan wins Alaska Senate race, ousting Mark Begich

    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...
  • Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.

     Aviation last major source of toxic lead in U.S.
    Leaded gasoline is such a well-known scourge that automobile fuel made with the brain-damaging additive is still sold in only six countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Myanmar, North Korea and Yemen. Shifting to unleaded fuel in the U.S. — the...
  • Not every Democrat is running from Obama

    Not every Democrat  is running from Obama
    WASHINGTON — David Perdue took the cheap and easy route. The Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, like Republican candidates in most other competitive races, calculated that the surest road to victory was to tie his opponent, in this case...
  • Sarah Palin's sun starts to set in Alaska

    Sarah Palin's sun starts to set in Alaska
    Alaska is known for having the economy of a petro-state, a far-flung citizenry, a large native population and unreliable polling. Oh, and Sarah Palin. A supernova, she exploded and dissolved as a vice presidential candidate, and she was a...