| 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......
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:18 AM
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has joined with several other Democrats in proposing a constitutional amendment requiring balanced federal budgets.
Begich's office in a release says the proposal would require that Congress balance the budget each year unless...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 4:38 AM
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich raised nearly $1 million toward his re-election effort during the second quarter of the year.
Begich reported having $2 million on hand at the end of June.
The summary of Begich's latest financial disclosure to the Federal...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell brought in about $170,000 during the latest reporting period as he gets his campaign for U.S. Senate in Alaska off the ground.
The reporting period covered the second quarter but Treadwell's fundraising numbers were limited to...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:57 AM
A lot of money is expected to flow in the 2014 race to represent Alaska in the U.S. Senate. Three people -- Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, as well as Republican challengers Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller -- have announced their candidacy,...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 4:07 PM
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The next big national elections may not be for another year, but Hollywood types aren't sitting on their wallets until then - Jeffrey Katzenberg, J.J. Abrams, Alan Horn, Tom Rothman and James L. Brooks are among those already...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:04 PM
U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's campaign is labeling as false a claim made by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The committee, in a release Friday, said Begich was "set to travel around Alaska raising money with liberal Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand."...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords visited Anchorage on Tuesday along with her husband, Mark Kelly, as part of a multi-state tour to promote ongoing efforts to reform the nation's gun laws.
Two years ago at a political event in Tucson, Ariz., Giffords, a...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:36 AM
The Supreme Court issued a pair of decisions this week with major consequences for efforts to legalize or bar same-sex marriage. One ruling opened the way for California to become the 13th state to allow gay marriage; the other struck down part of the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:46 PM
The Supreme Court decided Wednesday to strike down a provision in the Defense of Marriage Act that previously denied federal benefits to married gay couples -- but with Alaska law prohibiting same-sex marriages, what does the ruling mean for couples here?...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown draws near, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows...