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Pope, after historic talk to Congress, visits NYC

NEW YORK - Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech before Congress on Thursday. Over an intense 40 hours that started with an evening prayer service at St.
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For Clinton, Biden, a long, tangled friendship

...others in the Iowa caucuses. Democratic lawmakers were eager to accompany the newest political superstar to the State of the Union address.Not Biden. Days before the speech, he sent word, Clinton's former aides recall: Could he escort her...
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Biden reassures Iraqi PM of support

WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq's government on Monday of U.S.
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My Turn: Will GOP destroy Obama's gains?

Reflecting on President Obama's State of the Union address, it is remarkable how far we've come in the last six years. Unemployment has been cut roughly in half, deficits are...
My Turn: No more

Like many Alaskans, I remember the excitement in the air when Alaska became the 49th state of the Union in 1959. We had achieved our long-held dream of self-governance.
Lambda Legal representative provides 'State of the Union'

It was a message of hope that Lambda Legal deputy development director Judi O'Kelley brought to Juneau, but also a missive to keep fighting.
Press should defend Citizens United, 1st Amendment

The following editorial first appeared in the Alaska Journal of Commerce:In reading some of the coverage here in Alaska, it seems that some have a hard time figuring out how Republican Senate candidate Dan Sullivan can support the Citizens United decision while proposing he and Sen. Mark Begich make an agreement that worked to curb some Outside spending the only time it has been tried.
Candidates weigh in on minimum wage hike

...Treadwell - agreed to participate. The first subject is on increasing the minimum wage.President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address last year, called for raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9 an hour. The White...
November shaping up to be a wild month in Big 12

The Big 12 is shaping up for a wild November with five teams fighting for a shot at the league's automatic BCS berth. Midway through the conference season, the maneuvering isn't just going on at the top of the standings.
Empire Editorial: They call it 'minimum' wage for a reason

...check the repercussions could be more far-reaching than expected.What President Barack Obama proposed in his State of the Union address last year, raising minimum wage to more than $10 an hour over the next few years, is a one-size-fits-all...


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