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Keystone backers eye Obama's successor to make the call

...permission to build the Keystone XL pipeline looked beyond President Barack Obama on Tuesday in apparent hopes a future Republican president would greenlight the project. But the administration signaled it was in no mood to hand off the decision to the...
Nation and World
My Turn: Seward's statue, scars and all

...Seward as the voice of abolition in her husband's ear, William Seward became the conscience of the moderate Republican President." We can be proud that the "Father of Alaska" may well have been the Godfather of Abolition of Slavery, as...
FDA tests its power, while there's time

...Washington, noted in an interview with a Sacramento Bee editorial board member that the FDA commissioner under Republican President George W. Bush expressed doubts about the wisdom of imposing FDA regulations on tobacco. If Republicans win the...
Kentucky clerks to license marriages as boss is jailed

...can be removed only if the Legislature impeaches her, which is unlikely in a deeply conservative state.Former Republican President George W. Bush nominated David Bunning for a lifetime position as a federal judge in 2001 when he was just 35...
Nation and World
Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling

...about helping people to better understand their end-of-life choices and decisions.A 1992 law passed under Republican President George H.W. Bush requires hospitals and nursing homes to help patients who want to prepare living wills and...
Not For Web

...against Roberts when he was nominated by former Republican President George W. Bush.While House Republicans may still...any further. And even if Obama is succeeded by a Republican president, fully repealing the law could become less politically...
Not For Web
Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak

WASHINGTON - Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More...
My Turn: The nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are loose

...receiving them, it would have presented a critical situation requiring Congress to act. Going forward, if a Republican President and Congress are to change the ACA, those changes may well involve replacing, rewriting and improving the overall...
Obama withdraws Bristol Bay from offshore drilling

...upcoming plan for offshore leasing - or at least announced at the same time."According to the White House, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower was the first to use presidential authority to withdraw acreage from offshore drilling consideration...
My Turn: Parnell's honesty vs. Walker's cynicism

...political winds change. In my lifetime we have had six different Democratic presidents serving for 28 years and six Republican presidents who served for a total of 36 years. Just because Alaska is currently a "red" state doesn't mean it won't...


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