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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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Why you should care about latest govt budget fight

...Clinton. The president came out of it with the same approval rating as before the crisis, 47 percent, and Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich emerged with the same disapproval rating as before, 57 percent.There's no guarantee, of course...
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...
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...
Outside Editorial: Congress members must abide by insider trading laws

...gleaned in backroom sessions on Capitol Hill.A recent "60 Minutes" segment highlighted the trading activity of Republican House Speaker John Boehner, of Ohio, Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, and Rep. Spencer Bachus...
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...
Fund-raiser raises eyebrows

...realized that it was a fund-raiser for the House GOP. He said he was looking at the event as a tribute to former Republican House Speaker Ramona Barnes, and not as a fund-raiser. "I'm not sponsoring or co-hosting or in any other way participating...
Closed-door caucus lights media fire

...legislative majorities conduct caucuses throughout the United States. But that's not true. In Minnesota, Republican House Speaker Steve Sviggum held open caucus meetings in the 1999-2000 session. In fact, in one such gathering that I attended...
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...
Country Joe and the minimum wage blues

...A sampler: Republican Rep. Scott Ogan of Palmer: "Clearly the chicken was tricked by the government." Republican House Speaker Brian Porter of Anchorage: "Well, that's a real good question, and we're going to caucus around 4, and...


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