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Senate panel advances bills on lands, Denali name
A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would provide $50 million to clean up abandoned federal wells on current or former National Petroleum Reserve lands.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
Obama has not given up on tougher gun control reform, insists Joe Biden
Joe Biden has insisted that the Obama administration has not given up on its push for tougher gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, and indicated that the White House will try to secure a second US Senate vote on universal background checks.
KATV Little Rock
Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama's health care law and now face re-election in GOP-leaning states are firming up their support for the overhaul even as Republican criticism intensifies.
NYC fundraiser for Begich canceled
A Big Apple fundraiser for Sen. Mark Begich - one of the targets of New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's gun control group - that was hosted by some of the city's finance titans was called off, officials confirmed.
Alaska Lt. Gov. Treadwell to run for Senate
Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell formally jumped into the 2014 race for U.S. Senate, hoping to take on Democratic incumbent Mark Begich.
Natural Gas Producers Pushing, Against Chemical Cos., to End Export Restrictions
Energy companies are pressing hard for the U.S. government to lift restrictions on exports of liquefied natural gas , with the American Petroleum Institute recently moving to expand its already robust lobbying force in Washington.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Outside the Beltway
Democratic Senator: I'm Really More Of A Republican
Sen. Mark Begich on Monday said he's closer to being a Rockefeller Republican than a Pelosi Democrat.
Senate Democrats running on, not from, Obamacare
The handful of Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2014 in tough states have decided to embrace Obamacare, taking the opportunity of its implementation coinciding with the midterm elections to remind constituents of its benefits and to make sure they understand and can use them.
Former CG cutter Storis up for auction
The federal government is putting a former Coast Guard cutter up for auction after efforts to send it to a museum in Juneau failed.
NRSC hits Senate Dems on IRS, ObamaCare
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is pushing vulnerable Senate Democrats to say whether they trust the Internal Revenue Service to handle the implementation of ObamaCare.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Ark. Sen. Pryor hit from right, left before 2014
The conservative Club for Growth tags Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor as President Barack Obama 's "closest ally" in the state while New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg 's gun-control advocacy group says Pryor "let us down."
The Washington Post
Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor finds himself under fire from left and right in re-election bid
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The conservative Club for Growth tags Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor as President Barack Obama's "closest ally" in the state while New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun-control advocacy group says Pryor "let us down."
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Anchorage Daily News
Paul Jenkins: It's called lite gov for the workload
Have you ever wondered why anybody in their right mind wants to be lieutenant governor? Mr. Hold My Coat.
The Miami Herald
Senate Dems' answer on health care: Go on offense
Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama's health care law and now face re-election in GOP-leaning states are reinforcing their support for the overhaul even as Republicans intensify their criticism.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Son of a gun, Bloomberg’s a superhero
Michael Bloomberg has to ask himself that question every day, people. He has a dual identity, like an action hero.
Poll: Voters less likely to support opponent of background checks
A new poll from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling finds that 71 percent of voters still support universal background checks, including 57 percent of Republicans.
Senators Boxer, Gillibrand, Collins Join Colleagues to Introduce...
U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer , Kirsten Gillibrand , Susan Collins , Mike Johanns , Senators Mark Begich , Richard Blumenthal , Chris Coons , Al Franken , Mazie Hirono , Barbara Mikulski , Mark Pryor , Brian Schatz , Jeanne Shaheen , and Representatives Dan Benishek , Tulsi Gabbard , Richard Hanna and Kyrsten Sinema were joined today by survivors of ... (more)
Congress's Rating Hits Low: Gallup
The public's scorn for a gridlocked U.S. Congress continues to grow, with a new Gallup poll showing confidence in the legislative body falling to 10 percent, the lowest level Gallup has ever found for any institution.
WNYC-AM New York
Senator: NSA Program Expanded Beyond Original Vision
Melissa Block talks to Democratic Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska. He's a co-sponsor of a bill which would require the government to reveal its collection of Verizon phone records and the PRISM Internet data-mining program.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
New York Post
Mayor & Chuck in Dem gunfight
Mayor Bloomberg yesterday fired back at Sen. Charles Schumer for knocking his campaign to oust even Democrats who vote against new gun-control laws.