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...In 1994, Britain's Labor Party elected Tony Blair its new leader, succeeding the late John Smith. Former Senate Republican leader Hugh Scott died in Falls Church, Virginia, at age 93.In 1999, Navy divers found and recovered the bodies...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21
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Senate Democrats placate dispirited core with change

...Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who faces a Republican challenger in his re-election bid next year.The Senate Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said the solution to the rules change is an election."It's at the...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-22/senate-democrats-placate-dispir
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Here's where Senate's pivotal 2014 races are taking shape

...the Republican nomination.Nor was Kentucky a particularly hot spot, despite Democrats'eagerness to deny Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell another term. Today, though, the state is a political caldron, after Kentucky Secretary of...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-08-16/heres-where-senates-pivotal-2014-races-are-ta
Analysis: Dems reach breaking point on filibusters

...much the same way Democrats have done now. A bipartisan truce halted that effort, but it didn't last long.Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky now says Obama and other Democrats will regret destroying a time-honored protection...

http://juneauempire.com/charles-babington/2013-11-29/analysis-dems-reach-breakin
Is the GOP self-destructing?

...to negotiate bipartisan deals, praised the idea as "a good start." Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Senate Republican leader, denounced it as a trick to boost government spending. Meanwhile, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a leader of...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-08-06/gop-self-destructing
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Legislative deadlock breaks although important issues remain unresolved

...Minority Leader Ethan Berkowitz, D-Anchorage. Senate Republican leaders kept the capital budget bill from going to the...compensation bills would go to a vote Tuesday. Senate Republican leaders have called the retirement bill their priority...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051805/sta_20050518022.shtml
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Republicans ponder exit strategies

Senate Republican leaders say they might adjourn the special legislative session even without Democratic agreement on a budget-balancing draw from reserve...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051902/sta_legexit.shtml
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Governor cuts prisoner transportation program funds

...retribution against Hawker, who voted against a bill to change the state's retirement systems. Murkowski and Senate Republican leaders had pushed hard for Senate Bill 141, which faltered in the House, forced a special session and eventually...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070305/sta_20050703015.shtml
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This Day in History

...Texas. In 1963, the National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, Ohio. In 1969, Senate Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen died in Washington. D.C. In 1977, the Panama Canal treaties, calling for the United...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090704/sta_thisday.shtml
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Murkowski claims win

...issue - earmarks that allow lawmakers to steer federal spending to pet projects. Former GOP defenders including Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell now want to ban earmarking, but Murkowski say a ban won't do much to reduce federal spending...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111810/sta_737971939.shtml
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