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Obama's trade bill narrowly clears key hurdle

...Wednesday night placing telephone calls to lawmakers, and he spoke with Cantwell again shortly...present bottom-line offers if they know lawmakers can seek more concessions.But the real...major bills pending in the Senate as lawmakers look toward a weeklong Memorial Day recess...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/obamas-trade-bill-narrowly-clears-key
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Empire Editorial: Lawmakers must use the Permanent Fund earnings reserve to solve budget impasse

...Legislature's regular session wound down, lawmakers came up with a spending plan that makes...everyone equally unhappy. Unfortunately, lawmakers didn't agree on a way to pay for that...merely solves the most immediate one.Lawmakers will still face tough choices on further...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-19/empire-editorial-lawmakers-must-use-p
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Paul protests Patriot Act for hours

...concerned about privacy against more hawkish lawmakers fearful about losing tools to combat...memo circulated on Capitol Hill warning lawmakers that the NSA will have to begin winding...passes legislation to reauthorize it when lawmakers return to Washington the week of June...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/paul-protests-patriot-act-hours
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Senate adjourns special session called by Walker

...by Walker outside of Juneau without his permission or additional instruction from him.Walker said he did not agree with lawmakers going to Anchorage to continue their work, but would not fight them on it, either, saying his top priority was getting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-21/senate-adjourns-special-session-called-
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Obama: Climate change a security threat

...has drawn strong political opposition from the GOP-led Congress and faces a number of legal challenges. Many Republican lawmakers either have denied the science of climate change or have distanced themselves from it, saying they lack the expertise to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/obama-climate-change-security-threat
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House OKs funding for Capitol Hill

...freeze the salaries and office expenses of lawmakers on Capitol Hill. And when Capitol Hill...careful to protect rank-and-file lawmakers from criticism that they're raising...measure contains a provision that freezes lawmakers' salaries at $174,000, a level that...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/house-oks-funding-capitol-hill
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Impasse remains as few lawmakers return

JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers finished their annual legislative session...told reporters from Anchorage that lawmakers are playing a game of chicken on the...provide a cooling off period and to allow lawmakers to return to their districts to meet...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-13/impasse-remains-few-lawmakers-return
State
Impasse remains as lawmakers reconvene in Juneau

JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers finished their annual legislative session just over two weeks ago...floor sessions in part to provide a cooling off period and to allow lawmakers to return to their home districts to meet with constituents.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-12/impasse-remains-lawmakers-reconvene-jun
State
Iraq struggles with sectarian politics after Ramadi fall

...the government should be serious this time," warned Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Misari, lamenting what he called al-Abadi's...distrust of the Sunni tribal fighters runs deep. Shiite lawmaker Aliya Nusseif claimed that some weapons given to tribes in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/iraq-struggles-sectarian-politics-aft
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Empire Editorial: Unacceptable.

...years after that first Legislature, lawmakers met in rented halls across Juneau. Alaska's...mistake. Walker has given an inch, and lawmakers will now take 575 unnecessary miles...created by an inability to compromise.Lawmakers have held special sessions outside of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-20/empire-editorial-unacceptable
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