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...President Barack Obama rallied former diplomatic and military chiefs from both parties to pressure reluctant Republican senators into ratifying a nuclear weapons deal with Russia. (The Senate ratified the treaty the following month.) General...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-11-18
Not For Web
EPA: Agency did not shirk responsibility in West mine spill

...inactive gold mine near Silverton, Colorado.Republican senators charged at a hearing Wednesday that EPA is treating...was," she said.McCarthy disputed comments by Republican Senators Dan Sullivan of Alaska and John Barrasso of Wyoming...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-16/epa-agency-did-not-shirk-responsibility
State
Murkowski: Take roadless rule to Supreme Court

...U.S. Supreme Court, Murkowski said in an Aug. 8 interview with the Ketchikan Daily News.Alaska's senior Republican senator said the July 29 decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals - that the Clinton-era rule still applies to the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-16/murkowski-take-roadless-rule-supreme-co
State | Local
No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

...negotiations that that will crack the Budget Control Act once again. I say 'hallelujah.'"Eight of the 20 Republican senators who opposed Wednesday's bill are up for re-election in states carried by Mitt Romney in 2012. Presidential...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-01/no-shutdown-bill-okd-keep-go
Nation and World
Democrats clinch critical votes for Iran nuclear deal

...Jewish Democrats, announcing his support for an accord that is strongly opposed by Israeli leaders as well as Republican senators.Blumenthal, Wyden and Peters were among just a handful of undeclared senators and were all considered possible...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-09/democrats-clinch-critical-vo
Nation and World
Nebraska abolishes the death penalty in landmark vote

...were swayed by the fact that the death penalty has repeatedly tried but failed to administer the punishment.Some Republican senators said they listened carefully to leaders in the Catholic church who opposed capital punishment. Others argued that...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/nebraska-abolishes-death-penalty-land
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Congress should support, not sabotage, talks with Iran

I've had it! As you may know, 47 Republican senators recently sent a warning letter to Iranian leaders threatening to blow up any diplomatic deal negotiated by President Obama, after...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-15/congress-should-support-not-sabotage-
Letters
GOP tries to undercut nuclear deal with Iran

...option, that many Republicans are advocating is not at all in the best interest of the United States."Not all Republican senators are united. One significant signature missing from Monday's letter was Bob Corker of Tennessee, the Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-10/gop-tries-undercut-nuclear-deal-iran
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Senators quiz chiefs, criticize IS fight

WASHINGTON - Facing blistering criticism from Republican senators, Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S. has only 60 trainees in a program to prepare and arm thousands...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-08/senators-quiz-chiefs-criticize-fight
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Sen. Sullivan seeks to undermine President Obama

...today. Yet Senator Sullivan, along with 46 other Republican senators, signed a letter addressed to the leaders of...China and Germany. The interference by the 47 Republican Senators was shocking to the foreign policy establishment...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-16/sen-sullivan-seeks-undermine-presiden
Letters

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