| Apr 19, 2013
Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal seems imminent on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence.
Meanwhile, the Senate is ready for an opening...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:50 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of a bipartisan Senate effort to subject more firearms buyers to background checks remains uncertain as seven Republicans amenable to a gun control debate are still likely to resist such an expansion.
On an initial...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate gun control supporters struggled Tuesday to salvage their drive to expand background checks to more buyers, buoyed by a visit from wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords but facing enough potential opponents to derail...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Over the last 40 years, I've been involved in a lot of political battles for a lot of different causes: workers' rights, women's rights, gay rights, environmental protection, anti-war, anti-nuclear power, anti-urban sprawl, animal rights, gun control,...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Thursday not to forget the heartbreak of the Newtown elementary school massacre and "get squishy" on tightened gun laws, though some lawmakers in his own Democratic Party remain a tough...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 6:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, American opinion on gay marriage has been shifting. Now lawmakers are in a mad dash to catch up.
In less than two weeks, seven senators — all from moderate or Republican-leaning states — announced their...
| 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.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:24 AM
The next statewide election is over a year away. But some candidates are already lining up for the top races on the ballot, hoping to build name recognition and campaign accounts that could help boost their chances.
The first candidates have announced...
| 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,...