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  • 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

    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....
  • 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...
  • Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races

    Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races
    It's autumn in an even-numbered year, time for the hard-fought playoffs in our national sport. I am speaking, of course, about congressional elections. If you live in one of the 11 states with a close race for the U.S. Senate, you already know this....
  • Dana Milbank: You can be 100 percent sure not all data is correct

    Dana Milbank: You can be 100 percent sure not all data is correct
    WASHINGTON — In the old days, life had many hardships. Among these: the need to wait until Election Day to determine who had won. But now Big Data has saved us from this struggle. Even close races can be predicted with mathematical precision. We...
  • Obama Coming To Greenwich Fundraiser Tuesday

    Obama Coming To Greenwich Fundraiser Tuesday
    With only one month left before crucial elections, President Barack Obama will be coming to Greenwich on Tuesday for a big-ticket fundraiser at a 20-acre estate in one of the town's most upscale neighborhoods. Ticket prices can go as high as $32,400 per...
  • Midterm madness: The politics of snowmobiles and chickens

    With the U.S. battling militants in the Middle East and muddling through a less-than-spectacular economic recovery at home, let us pause for a moment to consider the issues of snowmobiling, errant chickens and a disputed 12-year-old paint job. Voters in...
  • As election nears, control of Senate looks surprisingly uncertain

    Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide. Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
  • Scathing report on Alaska National Guard forces out commander

    The Alaska National Guard’s commander was forced to resign after a six-month federal investigation found that some members of the Guard had been ostracized and abused after reporting sex assaults and that Guard members lacked trust and confidence in...
  • Obama won't act on immigration before election, White House says

    Obama won't act on immigration before election, White House says
    Amid pressure from Democrats worried about political backlash, President Obama will delay his promised executive actions to overhaul the immigration system until later this year, the White House said Saturday. The decision is a clear reversal from...