| Feb 25, 2015
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON When Republican leaders seized control of the Senate, they quickly targeted must-pass appropriations bills not shutdown showdowns as their best tool for reining in the Obama White House.
Two months into the 114th Congress, they have run...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:51 AM
As Americans, we like to believe the rule of law in our country is respected and fairly applied, and that only those who commit crimes of fraud or violence are punished and imprisoned. But the reality is often different. It is surprisingly easy for...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Randy Sullivan understands the risks of landing his floatplane on a rolling liquid runway. On a cold late-autumn afternoon, he cruises at 3,600 feet, searching for just the right approach to Mirror Lake, a glassy speck amid hundreds of miles of forest....
| Oct 23, 2014
| 9:27 AM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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?"
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:15 AM
Alaska Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailed Republican challenger Dan Sullivan late Tuesday after a fierce campaign dominated by millions in spending by outside groups and Begich's determined efforts to distance himself from President Obama. But Begich...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Alaska independent Bill Walker maintained a slim lead in the governor's race over incumbent Republican Sean Parnell on Wednesday, while Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailed Republican challenger Dan Sullivan after a fierce campaign in which Begich sought...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:14 PM
HONOLULU — In primaries across the country — in Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi and other states — Republicans are locked in a heart-and-soul battle between purists and pragmatists clashing over what it means to represent the party, its...
| Mar 11, 2014
It has been said that nothing dies harder than a bad idea.
Nearly two decades ago, while I was serving as U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Alaska's Sens. Frank Murkowski and Ted Stevens wanted to build a 38-mile gravel road in their state, with 11...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The most vocal opponents of the Net neutrality rules the Federal Communications Commission put out for public comment on May 15 have been the critics who say the rules won't actually assure the Net's neutrality. But the draft has also drawn a searing...