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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

...knows, he rode a snowmachine in subzero temperatures in the Arctic, speaking into a camera about fighting the Obama administration to help secure offshore drilling permits.The two-pronged message puts the freshman senator in a unique position...
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration detailed on Wednesday the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress...
Alaska GOP candidates clash on immigration with the fish he caught in the state's rich waters.On immigration, all three candidates bashed the Obama administration for failing to secure the border. Treadwell said he supported letting some people here illegally stay once they...
US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

...Flight 17.The four-page memo is part of the Obama administration's push to hold Russia accountable for its activities...officials were working on a plan that would enable the Obama administration to give Ukraine specific locations of surface-to-air...
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Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

...predictable.In 2011, he shocked Republicans when he became the deciding vote in a 6th Circuit ruling that upheld the Obama administration's health care overhaul."This is the kind of thing where you could see the conservative with a libertarian...
Parnell picks apart issues

...I want a fighter for Alaska in those congressional seats, not somebody who will walk in lock-step with the Obama administration most of the time."? Contact reporter Matt Woolbright at 523-2243 or at matthew.woolbright@juneauempire...
More proof that production isn't a priority for Obama administration

...domestic production in 2009 - the first year of the Obama administration - to 23 percent in 2013. The drop is significant...administration on the Keystone project."The Obama administration won't be listening, however. And they won't...
Obama administration puts more resources at Skagway border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has a agreed to increase staffing at its Skagway border port of entry in response to a letter from U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, citing his concerns about long delays during peak tourist season.
EPA asks Alaska to cut carbon emissions 26 percent

...weighing in on its effects, according to a Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner spokesman.The Obama administration on Monday unveiled an initiative aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants by 30 percent...
Congress worries Iraq crisis could be repeated in Afghanistan

...could be wiped out by a resurgent Taliban.Senior Obama administration officials insist Afghanistan is not Iraq, with...conclusion welcomed by a war-weary nation. The Obama administration had proposed keeping a residual U.S. force in...
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