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My Turn: It's not what leaders do, but what we do

...In brief, there is much evidence that shared work of governing is alive and well in these "trying to be" United States of America.Here in Juneau, we just celebrated our nation's 239th birthday. It is a special day in Alaska's capital...
In race, Christie promises blunt campaign

...every once in a while or not," Christie declared. He added: "I am now ready to fight for the people of the United States of America."He went on to a town hall meeting in Sandown, New Hampshire, receiving enthusiastic applause from the standing-room...
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US won't threaten to prosecute hostages' families for ransom

WASHINGTON - Softening longstanding policy, the Obama administration will tell families of Americans held by terror groups that they can communicate with captors and even pay ransom without fear of prosecution.
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Federal agency blames giant hack on 'neglected' security system

WASHINGTON - The agency that allowed hackers linked to China to steal private information about nearly every federal employee - and detailed personal histories of millions with security clearances - failed for years to take basic steps to secure its computer networks, officials acknowledged to Congress on Tuesday.
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Same-sex marriage mixes with tribal sovereignty

Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has announced its adoption of a new statute explicitly authorizing its tribal court to conduct marriage ceremonies - with equal treatment for same-sex couples.
Obama welcomes, praises Ukraine's new leader

...Washington without that commitment, Poroshenko said, "I am satisfied with the level of our cooperation with the United States of America in the defense and security sector. I cannot say more, but I am satisfied."
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Begich advocates the Alaskan way in Sitka

...Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski often do."We vote more often together than any other state delegation in the United States of America," Begich said to applause from the chamber audience. "We are trying to find solutions. That's the Alaskan...
Stage is set for final battles

Editor's note: This is the third and final part in a series looking at the War of 1812, the first foreign attack on U.S. soil.
Constitution Day: The people, the press, and the public's right to know

...instead of ruling them.The first words of the Constitution underscored this principal: "We, the people, of the United States of America..."To protect the people's power, our founding fathers carefully divided the government into three branches...
The newest Americans

Maria Rosales and Alex Orihuela Silva were good citizens long before they became citizens. Rosales and Orihuela Silva, along with nine others, swore the oath of citizenship Wednesday morning in front of family and longtime friends.


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