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New day for House as Ryan becomes the 54th speaker

...Washington to oppose it.Ryan, 45, the Republicans' 2012 vice presidential nominee, was elected speaker in a rare, live roll-call vote on the House floor, with each lawmaker standing in turn to declare his choice. The mood mixed solemnity with levity...
Nation and World
Refugee surge raises concern about militants the only way they safely can. The Iraqis said the defectors were discovered when they failed to show up for morning roll call and have not been tracked beyond Turkey.A Syrian activist who works against both the regime and Islamic State also said...
Nation and World
Putting its money where its mouth is last year's cap, too! I'm proud to invest in Juneau's kids."The supplemental funding for FY2015 went to a roll call vote at the meeting and passed 7-2, with Mayor Merrill Sanford and Assembly member Jerry Nankervis dissenting. Sanford...
Infographic: Update: 29th Legislature Scoreboard

...advance.A simple resolution is given to one house only and doesn't require committee referral, three readings or a roll call vote. It usually deals with internal business of that house.No outstanding resolutions to report.
State | AK legislature
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...
On school 'lockdown': What does it mean?

...situation is stable, the principal or designee should call each class to determine its status, gather information, obtain roll calls and provide any additional instruction. Teachers are instructed not to initiate such calls, as the phone/intercom...
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...
State | AK legislature
'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.
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...
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 speech...


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