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Alaska Editorial: Political ads focus on trivia, not real issues

...Negative ads run by advocacy group Americans for Prosperity slammed Sen. Begich for missing 4.5 percent of the Senate's roll call votes, putting him in the lowest 20 percent of Senators by percentage of votes missed. The ad didn't mention that...
Empire Editorial: Don Young - Alaska's wayward delegate officer who told him to stop, then swore at the officer and barged forward, according to an account published by Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper.Earlier this year, Young was caught on video making faces on the House floor during a...
Top 5 races to watch in the West

...The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rating: Tossup/Tilts Democrat...The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rating: Pure Tossup.California's...The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rating: Leans Democratic.California's...
'Lifelong Republican' in Begich ad undeclared together as much as 80 percent of the time.Begich's campaign has said that figure represents all the Senate roll-call votes for both Begich and Murkowski that they participated in during 2014, through early July.
Opinion: Truth about earmarks

...earmarks is out thanks to Stan Collender, writing for Roll Call, a newspaper covering Capitol Hill. Collender also is...eliminating earmarks is flat wrong," Collender wrote in Roll Call. "All an earmark does is allocate part of the funds...
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...federal minimum wage. The Democrat from Republican-leaning Arkansas says he'll vote against the bill, but on the key roll call may oppose GOP efforts to filibuster it to death.Democratic Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska, another red state where President...
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My Turn: Memories of an old friend lost

...Sonny" back then. I never knew his real name until our kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Maas, called out his name in roll call on the first day of school at Harborview Elementary.He was my best friend from kindergarten to sixth-grade. We were...
Central Council delegates elect Tribal Court judges

...elections were not announced.Voting was conducted via electronic devices, which were distributed to delegates during a roll call of those present Friday afternoon.? Contact reporter Mark D. Miller at 523-2279 or at mark.d.miller@juneauempire...
Opening Day," Dobson said. "I am sure our team is going to have a good time this year and will probably do pretty good."A roll call of last season's teams that battled out of southeast towards Williamsport and the Little League World Series was read...
Rollin', rollin', rollin' at the convention

...from the Republicans. You know the roll-call votes they take at conventions...has figured out a way to make the roll call last for THREE NIGHTS. Yes. They're calling it a ``rolling roll call,'' and the way it works is, they...


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