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My Turn: Obama, Begich misrepresented health care

...problem is they denied that costs and premiums would increase. Instead Democrats, who passed the ACA without a single Republican vote, basically said the ACA had no costs. President Obama said: "I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our...
U.S. runs out of time to fix debt ceiling and prepare a budget

...government over the Affordable Care Act. That's probably not enough to gum up the works, especially if traditional Republicans vote with Democrats.So what does this all mean for Indian Country? The days and weeks ahead are going to be rough and...
Senate immigration bill passage lives up to nation's commitment

...comprehensive reform, the measure won't come to a vote even if it could pass with a combination of Democratic and Republican votes.Talk about a party shooting itself in the foot! This is both short-sighted and self-defeating. It caters...
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My turn: Murkowski, Miller would be members of the Republican gang

...representation in the United States Senate. Whether Miller is a closet moderate or a far-right tea partier, the Republicans vote as a bloc to stop anything the president wants. They vote no. Period. Journalists outside of Alaska write that...
Ulmer goes off road for support in the Bush

...with tribal governments, won his support despite her backing of ANWR. "It would be hard to imagine a significant Republican vote from Alaska Natives," Peter said. But there is division among Alaska Natives, and numerous executives from Native...
Distinguish between political party, people against other incumbent Republicans. Combining the city's two military bases puts the military's heavily Republican vote in one district, limiting its influence. Though the mayor's office is supposed to be nonpartisan, Mr. Wuerch...
Senior legislators easily win races

...With nearly 90 percent of Alaska's 446 precincts reporting, Stevens was sailing with nearly 89 percent of the Republican vote. His only Republican opponent was Mike Aubrey, a 50-year-old unemployed Sutton man who previously worked for...
McAdams says ballot spot makes him the one to beat Miller in Nov. 2 election this race, and turns out, is happening," he said. McAdams said that with Miller and Murkowski splitting the Republican vote, he could win in November. "Right now we're all bunched in thirds, and whoever gets the biggest third is going...
That old familiar SOTU contrasts between the two parties - a theme Obama intends to press in the months ahead even as he tries to woo Republican votes. He delivered a bracingly direct critique of Republicans' plans for deep cuts in federal spending. "Cutting the...
Outside editorial: Politics over safety

...favorable in January." That's when a new Congress will be sworn in with fewer Democrats. Obama will then need 14 Republican votes, instead of the nine needed now, to get the two-thirds majority required for the treaty's ratification. There...


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