| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Senate deals setback to gun bill in vote on background checks tells the story of how the filibuster wins again: The final vote was, 54 (yes) to 46 (no), after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) switched his vote to......
| Mar 9, 2013
| 5:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a surprising string of victories last fall, Democrats now face a challenging terrain as they look to hold onto their Senate majority in 2014 and prevent Republicans from gaining full control of Congress during President...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:39 PM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Max Baucus has been here before.
Back during the Clinton era, the Democrat faced a choice: support an assault weapons ban urged by a president from his own party and risk angering constituents who cherish their gun...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 3:28 PM
Joe Miller, the 2010 Republican Senate Candidate, made his first major political speech in 12 months in the state and said he’s contemplating a 2014 Senate run at the Alaska Libertarian Party convention held Saturday in a midtown hotel.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic appeal, wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Congress on Wednesday to enact tougher curbs on guns, saying, "too many children are dying" without them.
"The time is now. You must act. Be bold, be courageous,...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:35 AM
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich ended 2012 with nearly $1 million on hand.
A fundraising disclosure, provided by his campaign, shows the Alaska Democrat raised about $334,000 during the last quarter of the year, and ended the reporting period with about $950,...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:41 PM
Former Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller has thrown his hat into the ring against Democratic incumbent Senator Mark Begich.
Miller filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month.
In his statement of candidacy, Miller listed...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:25 AM
ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans aren't the only ones roiled by internal jostling and recruiting hiccups ahead of next year's midterm elections.
Two top-tier Democratic prospects recently bypassed running for Senate seats in Georgia and South Dakota,...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 9:32 PM
"Even victors are by victories undone."
— John Dryden
WASHINGTON — Democrats not allergic to arithmetic must know the cost of their "fiscal cliff" victory. When they flinched from allowing all of George W. Bush’s tax rates,...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 6:04 AM
Alaska's U.S. senators say they oppose an executive order that would give members of Congress a pay raise.
Senator Mark Begich said on his Facebook page that the American people don't get an automatic pay raise, and neither should members of Congress....
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The U.S. House passed a conference version Thursday of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013, containing a number of amendments affecting Alaska’s military forces made by the state’s congressional delegation.