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War, Murkowski topics in Senate debate

...afraid to report crimes against them.Sullivan said he hasn't received briefings from members of the Pentagon that a sitting senator would receive on that issue. Begich said, to applause, that he got his briefings from victims.Sullivan said domestic...
Debit surcharge a reaction to government controls on fees

...who took to the Senate floor to encourage customers to remove their money from banks that raise fees.That a sitting senator would encourage a bank run at any time, much less when the economy is in a precarious state, is remarkable in itself...
Murkowski concedes primary race

...establishment. Miller's win was a major victory for the tea party movement and marked the first time it had defeated a sitting senator in a primary. Tea partiers had knocked off Utah Sen. Bob Bennett at a state convention in May. Embolden tea partiers...
Murkowski makes U.S. history selection of Senate office space. Seniority is a prized commodity in the clubby atmosphere of the Senate. As a sitting senator starting today, Murkowski also begins collecting her $150,000 salary and can start hiring staff. Several longtime...
Murkowski should be removed from leadership for write-in campaign

...leader and ask him to strip her of her committee assignments and seniority, as is the usual course of action when a sitting senator runs as an "independent." Yes, it might mean a little less bacon from Murkowski for a while, but that pig's...
Cowdery pulls out of special session on tax had bribed during testimony in the trial of former Rep. Pete Kott, R-Eagle River. Cowdery was the only sitting senator Smith named. Cowdery's statement said his decision was made in the best interests of the legislative process and...
Treadwell: 'No interest' in primary against Parnell

...said he did not want to wait to begin preparing a Republican challenge to Begich's reelection."Challenging a sitting senator, even in a state like Alaska where a Republican is probably more likely to win, is a huge undertaking, and it's...
2010 was full of surprises

...primary but Murkowski prevailed as a write-in candidate in the general election in November. Murkowski is the only sitting senator to lose in a primary and win as a write-in in the general election. "It is a unique historical event," Carey...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...comes out." Should all 20 senators stand for re-election next year instead of the usual 10? That could force a sitting senator with aspirations for the governor's mansion to choose one race or the other. Which voters get added or subtracted...
Group stands behind ad Murkowski calls untrue

...It's such a veiled threat, saying, 'If you play this ad, we will hold you responsible.' Coming from a sitting senator, that was kind of creepy, I thought." McKeever, in an interview with The Associated Press, refused to say what...


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