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...spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure's defeat. Actress Audrey Totter, 95, died in Los Angeles...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
Local
Sullivan's win adds to GOP's Senate sweep

...the primary and setting his own agenda. He also attracted some star power to the state, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite, and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney rallying support.Sullivan pledged to fight federal overreach...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-13/sullivans-win-adds-gops-senate-sweep
State
Begich trailing in Senate race

...insurmountable.Both sides expressed confidence in the waning days of the campaign, with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a tea party favorite, and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney rallying support for Sullivan. Begich, meanwhile, deployed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/begich-trailing-senate-race
State
5 things to watch for on Election Day

...run up. The catchy slogan for House Republicans is "Drive for 245" - a pickup of 11 seats. That would top the 2010 tea party wave that led to 242 GOP representatives. If they can win more than 246 seats, they would top the party's post-World...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-04/5-things-watch-election-day
State
Begich, Sullivan face off

...have flooded the state by interests on either side.This weekend, Sullivan plans rallies with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a tea party favorite and "master of the government shutdown," according to Begich. Cruz helped lead last year's partial federal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-31/begich-sullivan-face
State
Off the Beaten Path: Political reflections during a hike of the Juneau Ridge

...didn't feel there's any political party that embodied my morals and ideals. Perhaps I needed to create my own. The Tea Party was a recent creation, after all. I considered the Existential Party. The word "existential" sounds cool and not...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/beaten-path-political-reflections-du
Outdoors
Third-party candidates in Senate races worry GOP

...Washington." Rob Maness is a Republican, but he's a tea party-backed alternative to the GOP establishment's favorite...conservatives who resent the way McConnell steamrolled tea party champion Matt Bevin in the Republican primary. Patterson...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/third-party-candidates-senate-races-wor
State
My Turn: Sullivan shouldn't ask for votes without offering answers

...to attend 13 Senate debates across Alaska including a variety of hosts such as local chambers of commerce, the Alaska Tea Party and the Libertarian Party. I continue to hope all candidates running will join me so Alaskans can hear firsthand from...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-17/my-turn-sullivan-shouldnt-ask-or-vote
Opinion
My Turn: Voting as a civic duty

...difficult for extremist or special interest groups to vote themselves into power or to influence mainstream candidates. (Tea Party comes to mind.)? The increase in voting participation often stimulates stronger participation and interest in other...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-25/my-turn-voting-civic-duty
Opinion
Tea party group cuts ad for Sullivan

JUNEAU - A national tea party group is endorsing Republican Dan...Alaska's U.S. Senate race.A new Tea Party Express radio ad features Joe Miller...campaign by GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski.Tea Party Express endorsed Miller in 2010 but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-22/tea-party-group-cuts-ad-sullivan
State

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