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No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

...stop devastating sequester cuts from hitting our military and middle class, even the Republican leader agrees," said top Senate Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada. "Because a week or 10 days ago he said 'We are inevitably going to end up in negotiations...
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Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill

...Iran nuclear deal will likely survive in Congress despite unified GOP opposition and some Democratic defections, the top Senate Republican says. That would mean a major foreign policy win for President Barack Obama.Obama has "a great likelihood...
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Convicted staffer isn't making full salary

A top Senate staff member who took leave following an assault arrest and conviction but remained on the state payroll has not been paid in full...
Health law's troubles give GOP a much-needed boost

...policies may not qualify for the tax subsidies available under the new law.Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for the GOP's top Senate campaign group, acknowledged that Republicans took a hit last month when an angry public blamed them for the 16-day...
Here's where Senate's pivotal 2014 races are taking shape

...candidate Grimes proves to be. She'll have strong backing from the Democratic Party, which has made McConnell its top Senate target."Mitch McConnell is the reason for Washington's partisan political dysfunction," said Justin Barasky...
Schools facing a 'no' in money quest

...lawmakers - especially in the House of Representatives - that's where the state's efforts should lie, however, Top Senate leaders, including Senate President Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, met in a large group with the fly-in attendees, his...
Gov. Sean Parnell's oil tax reduction bill passes House; faces uncertain future in Senate

...reconsideration, which delays final passage for a day. The bill will then go to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future.Top Senate leaders have said they doubt the bill can make it through the Senate, but Thursday's House vote stepped up the pressure...
Military leaders welcome House GOP budget bill

...hopes of preventing a government shutdown when a six-month spending bill passed last September runs out March 27.Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said that bipartisan talks were under way on changes that the Senate would make...
Stevens says he remains confident despite probe

...candidates to run against him. Their top prospect, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, has flown to Washington to meet with top Senate Democrats, including the DSSC chairman, Sen. Charles Schumer of New York. "Well that's because they seem to think...
Palin, other state leaders at odds over stimulus funds

...R-Kodiak, said the Senate was seeking a "broader reach" for the stimulus that Palin was initially seeking, but that top Senate and House leaders would meet with her today to discuss the stimulus, among other topics. "We are working with the...


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