Letter: Let Medicaid expansion come to a vote state budget savings we'd get from Medicaid expansion, unwisely increases Alaska's budget deficit. It's not only Democrats who don't want government to spend money suing itself. Alaskans of all political stripes, and our Gov. Bill Walker...
Appeal erodes trust in 'Unity Ticket'

...Sarah Palin and continued under Gov. Sean Parnell, both Republicans. When Walker, an independent, joined Mallott, a Democrat, Tlingit and clan leader, many hoped that their electoral win would settle the legal battle.Mallott has been a longtime...
Democrats plan 6 primary debates

...focusing on their first debate Thursday night in Cleveland, Democrats released plans for a far-less-crowded schedule.So far...scheduling but has not committed to attending, according to Democrats involved with the process. They spoke on condition of anonymity...
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For Clinton, Biden, a long, tangled friendship

...Clinton's candidacy that is stressed, leading some prominent Democrats to question whether Biden would make the stronger candidate...said former Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., who has known both Democrats for decades. "If Biden becomes a candidate, you could probably...
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Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill

...opposition. In the House, 146 of the 188 Democrats are necessary to sustain a veto, and...confident that ultimately a majority of Democrats in both the House and the Senate will...for every vote in Congress," former Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman...
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With humor and honesty, Carter talks about his cancer

...peanut farmer before running for office, becoming a state senator and Georgia governor. His "plainspoken" nature helped Democrats retake the White House in 1976 in the wake of President Richard Nixon's resignation.On Thursday, Carter said he remains...
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Clinton distances from Obama on climate change

...said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune.But Clinton's Republican opponents pushed back, working to portray the Democrat as hostile to U.S. energy development."Wrong," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush responded on Twitter. "Being more-anti...
Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

...R-Anchorage, said. "It's not even really about Medicaid expansion - it's about process."The Alaska Senate's Democrats wasted no time responding to that assertion. In a statement emailed three minutes after the Republican press conference ended...
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Labor board blocks effort to unionize college athletes

...appeal and will now be destroyed without being counted.While NLRB decisions sometimes split along party lines, the three Democrats and two Republicans on the board all agreed.Under U.S. law, an employee is regarded as someone who receives compensation...
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New step in Trump's feud with Fox

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's turbulent relationship with Fox News showed signs of improvement Monday even as Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton seized on the billionaire businessman's clash with the network to cast his Republican rivals as being...
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