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For Clinton, Biden, a long, tangled friendship

...on their other opponents.Obama had just bested Clinton, Biden and half a dozen others in the Iowa caucuses. Democratic lawmakers were eager to accompany the newest political superstar to the State of the Union address.Not Biden. Days before...
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Sen. Schumer squeezed on Obama's Iran nuclear deal

...going to be instrumental in helping to determine where this lands," said Rep. Steve Israel, a fellow Jewish Democratic lawmaker from New York who's been an outspoken skeptic on the deal. As the White House lobbies senators to support the...
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Iran accord: 'New chapter' or a 'historic mistake'? important step toward "putting the lid on Iran's nuclear program."Clinton's support could give some Democratic lawmakers more confidence in standing with Obama as he tries to hold off congressional efforts to disrupt the deal. Congress...
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House GOP: Use disaster fund for wildfires

...necessary to improving the health of a forest. Some Democratic lawmakers and environmental groups have been critical of...the provision will be a "poison pill" for many Democratic lawmakers.Bonnie cited the bonding requirement as one of...
Gubernatorial candidates wage end push

...a reduced state oil-industry tax system that replaced Palin's signature system established with the help of Democratic lawmakers.Parnell, who is seeking a second full term in office, has been dogged by increasing criticism over the Alaska...
Medicaid system expansion could be months away

...state is looking to rein in spending amid plunging oil prices and projected multibillion-dollar budget deficits.Democratic lawmakers earlier this year supported legislation that would have the state accept coverage for those up to 138 percent of...
Extended session produces 116 bills

...various ways ... We did a great job this session."Of those totals, 11 bills and three resolutions boasted a Democratic lawmaker as the primary sponsor. Taking away the Democrats who caucus with the Republican majority, that figure drops...
Bill would reject pay raise for governor, others

JUNEAU - House Democratic lawmakers announced plans Friday to introduce legislation that would reject proposed pay raises for Alaska's governor and other top state...
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Empire Editorial: If Alaska is to live within its means, top brass should too

...starving on his salary, which is about $30,000 less annually, its doubtful department heads are either. House Democratic lawmakers said last week they would introduce legislation that would reject the pay raises, but according to Rep. Les Gara...
Health law's troubles give GOP a much-needed boost

...Best of all, Dayspring said, the most vulnerable Democratic lawmakers have echoed Obama's now-disproven promises...hurt hundreds of thousands of women," yet these Democratic lawmakers stand by the law.Landrieu was among the first...


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