Tag: Republican

Claman Jumps Into West Anchorage House Race

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Another Anchorage politician has filed to run for office in 2014. Former Anchorage Assemblyman, Matt Claman, confirms that he will be running for the District 19 seat in the Alaska House of Representatives in 2014. That's the seat that Lindsey Holmes now holds. Download Audio

US House Republicans Plan To Reject Payroll Tax Cut Extension

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Republicans in the U.S. House are rejecting a plan to extend the popular payroll tax cut Americans are now getting.

Congress Wrestles With Payroll Tax Holiday Funding

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Democrats and Republicans are wrestling over how to pay for continuing the payroll tax holiday that’s been in affect this year.

Palin Won’t Run for President

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says she will not run for president. Her announcement today left little doubt that the eventual Republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders.

Murkowski, Begich Joining in Formation of Ocean Caucus

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Members of the U.S. Senate have formed a bipartisan caucus focused on the oceans, and both of Alaska’s Senators are on board. Republican Lisa Murkowski is co-chairing it with Rhode Island Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse.

U.S. Senate Business

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Tuesday, August 23 at 10:00 am It’s August recess time for the U.S. Congress – when members get back in touch with their districts. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is looking for ways to advance her issues in a Senate controlled by Democrats, even as those Democrats find all sorts of bills in front of them that were passed by the Republican- controlled House.

Partial FAA Shutdown Will Continue Through Congressional Recess

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Congress wrapped up its summer work Tuesday without passing legislation to keep the Federal Aviation Administration open. Political bickering has partially shut it down – and may continue to until after Labor Day when Congress returns from its August recess.

Now History, Debt-Ceiling Fight Left Much Wreckage In Its Wake

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With the debt-ceiling legislation signed into law Tuesday afternoon, the nation no longer needs to worry about defaultmageddon, at least not until early 2013. That's when the U.S. Treasury once again runs out of room to borrow again. Even though there wasn't a default this time, the partisan fight left plenty of wreckage lying about.

In Light Of Budget Deal, Fitch Ratings Says U.S. Keeps Triple-A Rating

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The rating agency said the debt ceiling agreement is a step in the right direction for the country and said the chances of a default on its debt remain "extremely low."

Obama Signs Debt Deal Legislation into Law

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President Obama has signed into law a deal to raise the debt ceiling, fending off a national default, which he warned could roil the markets and leave the U.S. without enough money to pay its bills.

Debt Ceiling Proposal Would Cut Spending by Almost $1 Trillion Over 10 Years

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The votes still have to come but Sunday night President Obama announced an agreement between Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders. Just what the rank and file membership think will be revealed Monday morning.

Kohring Gets Public Defender In Case of Retrial

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A federal judge has appointed a public defender in case the government decides to retry former Wasilla-area Republican State Representative Vic Kohring.

Alaska News Nightly: June 13, 2011

Redistricting Leads to Big Election Year in 2012, Talkeetna Woman Found, Hospitalized After Search Called Off, Vote Delayed on Bycatch Reduction Alternatives, Port Moller Test Fishery to Receive Boost, and more...

Alaska News Nightly: June 8, 2011

Scientists Says Ketchikan Facing 'Massive' PSP Event, Critics Label Redistricting Plan ‘Flawed’, Special Session Cost Alaska At Least $960,018, Hastings Fire Expected to Increase, and more...

Critics Label Redistricting Plan ‘Flawed’

More than a few complaints are being heard about the draft final redistricting plan released this week by the Alaska Redistricting Board.

Miller and Murkowski Race Heats Up

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The primary campaign between Republican challenger Joe Miller and incumbent Lisa Murkowski for a place on the Republican ticket...