The Myth of Presidential Leadership
The theme of presidential leadership is a venerated one in America, the subject of many biographies and an enduring mythology about great figures rising to the occasion.
Democrats: We can call Rubio's bluff on immigration reform
Democrats say Sen. Marco Rubio is overplaying his hand on immigration reform and warn he could kill the bill if he tries to steer it to the right.
Wed May 15, 2013
Student Loan Debate Could Be Senate D j Vu | #WGDB
If history repeats itself, the opening salvo by Senate Democratic leaders in the debate over federal student loan rates hikes will go nowhere.
Bill Could Ease Way To Arctic Port
The Senate agreed by unanimous consent - meaning the chamber found it to be noncontroversial enough that it didn't require a vote - to allow private companies to partner with the federal government in deep port construction.
Tue May 14, 2013
Frying Pan News
Mark Zuckerberg's Fwd.us Fail No Surprise
Within about a month of the debut of Fwd.us , Mark Zuckerberg's new DC lobby outfit aimed at promoting immigration reform, the group is already falling apart .
EDITORIAL: Gunning for Democrats
Be careful what you wish for, the saying goes, because you might get it. Until recently, gun-fearing Senate Democrats were positively giddy about getting access to the deep pockets of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund.
Mon May 13, 2013
Sarah Palin Leads Senate Poll for Alaska GOP Primary
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has a small lead over two likely Republican Senate candidates in a hypothetical primary matchup, according to a GOP poll .
The Globe and Mail
Why Tesla CEO bolted Zuckerberg's political lobby: oil
Elon Musk, CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp, speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club April 5, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Sun May 12, 2013
Amnesty Group Splinters over Keystone, Drilling
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's political advocacy group, FWD.us, has lost two high-profile Silicon Valley backers.
Poll: Alaskans Want Sarah Palin to Run for U.S. Senate
A new Harper Polling poll shows a plurality of likely Alaskan Republican voters support their former Governor, Sarah Palin, as a U.S. Senate candidate in the 2014 GOP primary over Lt.
Sat May 11, 2013
Senators Cardin & Collins celebrate American Craft Beer Week with intro BREW Act
In a statement/letter just released earlier today from Senator Cardin's and Senator Collins' offices, American Craft Beer Week is recognized in an announcement of Senate Bill 917.
Fri May 10, 2013
IRS apologizes for extra scrutiny on conservative groups
The Internal Revenue Service improperly singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny of their applications for nonprofit status, a top agency official said Friday, May 10.
Exclusive: Elon Musk quits Zuckerberg's immigration advocacy group
CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX Elon Musk speaks during a session titled ''To Infinity and Beyond: Jeff Skoll talks with Elon And Kimbal Musk'' at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 29, 2013.
The Star Online
Exclusive - Elon Musk quits Zuckerberg's immigration advocacy group
Billionaire environmentalist Elon Musk has quit a Silicon Valley advocacy group formed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg after the group funded ads for senators touting their support for an oil pipeline and oil drilling in Alaska.
Obama administration outlines new policy for protecting, drilling in the Arctic
The Obama administration on Friday released a national strategy for the Arctic in advance of Secretary of State John Kerry's trip next week to Sweden to attend a conference of eight polar nations.
National Review Online
Palin World Keeps Distance from Senate Buzz
A group of tea-party activists - the Tea Party Leadership Fund - is trying to draft Sarah Palin to run for Senate in 2014, when incumbent Alaska Democrat Mark Begich is up for reelction.
Why Zuckerberg's political group is playing both sides
The tech executives behind FWD.us, Silicon Valley's latest foray into political advocacy, have earned the ire of their friends and neighbors by embracing bare-knuckle tactics in their push for immigration reform.
Thu May 09, 2013
The Huffington Post
Will Hotly Debated Mine Become Alaska's Keystone?
The Upper Talarik River's headwaters are near the proposed Pebble Mine site in the Iliamna Lake area of the Alaska Peninsula.
The Modesto Bee
Alaska's congressional delegation opposes closing of U.S. bases
Members of the Alaska delegation and others in Congress are vowing to resist a recommendation from the Pentagon to close military bases around the country.
Elections Morning Digest: Travel back in time with Ed Markey to 1993
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