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  • Violence against women emerges as key campaign issue in Alaska

    Violence against women emerges as key campaign issue in Alaska
    The woman was terrified her boyfriend would find her. He had beaten her up, torn her phone from the wall. He was after her. He had a gun. So she pounded on her apartment manager's door. The 17-year-old who answered let her in and dialed 911. "I...
  • 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...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Proposed Obamacare fix would only make things worse

    For the most part, the political debate over President Barack Obama's health-care overhaul has become a duel between vague slogans: Republicans say they want to "replace" the Affordable Care Act but generally don't say with what. Democrats say they want...
  • Republicans hold lead in tight race for Senate control

    Republicans hold lead in tight race for Senate control
    Republicans hold a narrow, but steady, lead in the contest for control of the Senate, according to polls released Sunday. Enough races remain extremely close that Democrats could still keep control of the chamber, but only if all the breaks go their...
  • 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....