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Mark Begich

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  • Slim chance to stop higher prescription co-pays

    When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation...
  • A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes

    A D.C. cure: Take the hard votes
    “What day is it?” “It's today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. As a proud member of the “don't just do something, sit there” school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and...
  • This Democratic 'reform' would make Obamacare more expensive. Bad idea.

    This Democratic 'reform' would make Obamacare more expensive. Bad idea.
    A caucus of seven nervous Democratic senators, led by Mark Begich of Alaska, has been pushing a plan to "reform" the Affordable Care Act by allowing insurers to offer an even skimpier insurance plan than the skimpiest permitted now.  The idea of their...
  • How Harry Reid doomed Democratic senators

    How Harry Reid doomed Democratic senators
    "What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. As a proud member of the "don't just do something, sit there" school of politics, I don't fret much about partisanship and gridlock. Partisanship and gridlock aren't bugs...
  • New polls: Kansas has GOP on defense in its bid to take Senate

    New polls: Kansas has GOP on defense in its bid to take Senate
    With less than a month until election day, new polls unveiled Sunday reinforced what's become the theme of the 2014 midterms: It's going to be close.  In Alaska and Arkansas, the latest polls continued to show Republican leads in Senate contests there....
  • 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...