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Presidential candidates duel on Iran; House GOP in turmoil

...failure.Along with the criticism of Obama, the crowd outside the Capitol booed lustily as speakers mentioned Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Conservatives long dissatisfied...
Nation and World
Pope, after historic talk to Congress, visits NYC

...the Holy See," bellowed the sergeant at arms.Behind the pope sat Democratic Vice President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker John Boehner, the first and second in line to the presidency, both Catholics.Francis, in deliberate and...
Nation and World
GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with Iran

...Iran comes just days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint meeting of Congress at Republican House Speaker John Boehner's invitation. In his address, Netanyahu bluntly warned the United States that a deal would pave...
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GOP victories chalked up to cash, party leadership

...I've seen in the 10 years I've been in the Legislature," said Rep. Pete Kott of Eagle River, the new Republican House speaker. "Everybody recognized that with Murkowski as governor we had a great opportunity and we went for it." But...
Phillips says road necessary for Juneau

...Skagway and Juneau as a means of securing the capital and legislative sessions in Southeast. Phillips, the former Republican House speaker from Homer, was in Juneau on Tuesday for her sixth fund-raiser since announcing Oct. 1 that she would run...
Palin announces replacement for Rep. Vic Kohring

...independence and diligence Alaska needs," Palin said. Keller must be confirmed by a simple majority of House Republicans. House Speaker John Harris, R-Valdez, called the appointment a good decision. As a legislative staffer Keller is thorough...
Capitol Notebook: It could be ugly; then again ...

...could be, starting Monday, four months of the most acrimonious public discourse in memory. Omens abound: Republican House Speaker Brian Porter says the budget proposal by Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles is "irresponsible" and "disingenuous...
Democratic leader slams Murkowski for oil-tax bill delay

The leading Alaska House Democrat on Thursday accused Gov. Frank Murkowski of caving to pressure from the state's largest oil companies a day after the Republican governor delayed introducing a bill to tax the companies' net profits.
Empire Editorial: Keep a smart, wary eye on Pebble mine

...delaying the project at least for a critical review is advisable. That is what several lawmakers - among them Republican House Speaker John Harris and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ethan Berkowitz - are asking with their proposed House Concurrent...
The political angle of the debt-ceiling debate

...It's just hard to see how we get there from here before the Treasury begins running out of money Aug. 2. Republican House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., have proposed competing...


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