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Obamacare survives second fight

...way through the courts, but they appear to pose lesser threats to the law, which passed Congress without a single Republican vote in 2010 and has now withstood two stern challenges at the Supreme Court.At the court, Chief Justice John Roberts...
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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...
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...
Southeastern voters could swing results the August primary, polling 51 percent of the Republican votes to Murkowski's 19 percent. It was a different story in Juneau, however. Palin received 12 percent of Republican votes here, with Murkowski receiving twice as many votes...


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