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My Turn: Maximum benefit to people or favored corporations?

...assume that Republicans who voted for MAPA were either active conspirators or sleepwalkers. To their credit, two Republican leaders, Sen. Gary Stevens and Sen. Bert Stedman, voted with the minority in opposition to MAPA.Like chief executives...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/my-turn-maximum-benefit-people-or-fav
Opinion
Today in history

...1994, Britain's Labor Party elected Tony Blair its new leader, succeeding the late John Smith. Former Senate Republican leader Hugh Scott died in Falls Church, Virginia, at age 93.In 1999, Navy divers found and recovered the bodies of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21
Local
Legislature calls it a day without finishing

Republican leaders from the House and Senate were unable to work out their differences on the omnibus education bill Sunday and early Monday morning...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-21/legislature-calls-it-day-without-finish
State | AK legislature
Senate Democrats placate dispirited core with change

...Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who faces a Republican challenger in his re-election bid next year.The Senate Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said the solution to the rules change is an election."It's at the ballot...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-22/senate-democrats-placate-dispir
State
House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

...hours before the vote. To make their case, the Republican leaders emphasized that the bill targets able-bodied adults...in cuts annually.After the farm bill defeat, Republican leaders split the legislation in two and passed a bill in...

http://juneauempire.com/mary-clare-jalonick/2013-09-20/house-votes-cut-4b-year-f
Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters

...the same way Democrats have done now. A bipartisan truce halted that effort, but it didn't last long.Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky now says Obama and other Democrats will regret destroying a time-honored protection...

http://juneauempire.com/charles-babington/2013-11-29/analysis-dems-reach-breakin
Why you should care about latest govt budget fight

...their House and Senate majorities in that election.A leading poll during that showdown found 47 percent blamed Republican leaders in Congress for the shutdown, 25 percent blamed Clinton and 21 percent said both sides were equally to blame...

http://juneauempire.com/calvin-woodward/2013-09-26/why-you-should-care-about-lat
Here's where Senate's pivotal 2014 races are taking shape

...the Republican nomination.Nor was Kentucky a particularly hot spot, despite Democrats'eagerness to deny Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell another term. Today, though, the state is a political caldron, after Kentucky Secretary of State...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-08-16/heres-where-senates-pivotal-2014-races-are-ta
Election focus shifts to November, Senate control

...in the coalition, Democrats outnumber Republicans 10-6. Breaking up the group has become a priority of some Republican leaders, who prefer instead to have a pure Republican majority or a GOP-led caucus such as the House."Well, I think...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-29/election-focus-shifts-november-senate-c
State
Is the GOP self-destructing?

...negotiate bipartisan deals, praised the idea as "a good start." Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Senate Republican leader, denounced it as a trick to boost government spending. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a leader of the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-08-06/gop-self-destructing
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