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Dems welcome the gun debate to the campaign

...backlash from supporters of gun rights - one that could complicate Obama's agenda in Congress and create trouble for Democratic lawmaker running in conservative or rural districts.But Democrats increasingly argue that fears of such a backlash are...
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Fierce response call to end federal unions

...often numbered in the tens of thousands, Walker forced the changes through the state Legislature - even after Democratic lawmakers fled the state in an unsuccessful effort to stave off his plans.Democrats responded by forcing Walker into the...
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Presidential candidates duel on Iran; House GOP in turmoil, said GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.The White House and Democratic lawmakers were dismissive of the conservative moves. "Sounds like a plan hatched up at Tortilla Coast on a Tuesday night...
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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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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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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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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...
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...
Begich won't take public position on referendum

...a giveaway to the oil industry.Voting "yes" on the referendum signifies support for the repeal.Many state Democratic lawmakers support the repeal. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott also supports repeal. But it's not an...
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...


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