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Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances

...very passionately that if they're not doing anything wrong that the government shouldn't be in their business," Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico said after backing Paul up on the floor. "It's not a left-right thing - it's...
Obama's trade bill narrowly clears key hurdle

...literally, and long past the allotted time - from Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington after she and a minutes, Graham followed suit, as did Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Claire McCaskill...
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California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...proposals to boost renewable electricity, reduce gasoline-powered cars and make buildings more energy efficient.Democratic Sen. Fran Pavley said she will incorporate Brown's midterm target in her climate change bill, which directs the state...
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Obama AG nominee up for confirmation

...started raising alarms about the abortion language. They contended Republicans had sneaked it into the bill, although Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office has acknowledged that an aide was aware of it.The pot of money at issue was quite small...
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On Congress' snow day, an Arctic hearing

...hearing was only for those accustomed to wintry weather, one lawmaker who slogged through town to attend was Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono, who wore her attendance as a badge of courage."I think those of us who are here should get a gold...
Legislators file first round of bills

...legislative session begins Jan. 20 in Juneau.Six house bills have been filed by Juneau's representatives. Juneau's Democratic Sen. Dennis Egan said he will file his first bills in time for the Jan. 16 release.Rep. Cathy Munoz filed all four...
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Begich bids emotional farewell to US Senate

JUNEAU - Democratic Sen. Mark Begich bid an emotional farewell to the U.S. Senate on Thursday, saying he was proud of the work he had done and urging...
Sullivan's lead extends as final votes are tallied

JUNEAU - Republican Dan Sullivan extended his lead over Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in Alaska's U.S. Senate race Tuesday.Sullivan widened his lead by several hundred votes as election workers...
Alaska counts ballots to decide Senate race

...outstanding ballots that will decide the U.S. Senate race.Republican challenger Dan Sullivan led first-term Democratic Sen. Mark Begich by about 8,100 votes on election night last week. About 50,000 absentee, questioned and early-voted...
Begich trailing in Senate race

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Democratic Sen. Mark Begich wasn't conceding anything Wednesday in his race against Republican challenger Dan Sullivan.Sullivan held a 3...


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