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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) during a hearing before the Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia of Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Nov. 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill.

Begich Ad: Drill, Baby, Drill

Sen. Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat seeking re-election, appears in a campaign ad to tout his efforts to secure oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean over bureaucratic resistance from agencies and people including “national Democrats and the White House.” “For...

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Chesapeake Bay at sunset in St. Michaels, Maryland.

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Chesapeake Bay at sunset in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Chesapeake Cleanup Hit from Alaska, Florida: Something’s Happening Here

The people who care most about Chesapeake Bay — its neighbors — are trying to clean it up. The scenic bay, once an oyster-rich resource and center of a thriving fishing industry and engine of employment for those who fished...

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon, left, and wrestler Triple H in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas.

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World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. Chairman Vince McMahon, left, and wrestler Triple H in the ring during the WWE Monday Night Raw in Las Vegas.

Billionaires Aid Republican Senate Bids

Billionaires Paul Singer, John Paulson and Charles Schwab are helping fund the Republican campaign to take over the Senate in November’s elections. They were among the donors to Friends for an American Majority, a so-called joint fundraising committee that collected...

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A Polar bear and her cubs along the Beaufort Sea Coastline of Alaska.

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A Polar bear and her cubs along the Beaufort Sea Coastline of Alaska.

Dead Polar Bears Beat Debt Ceiling — on the Congressional Agenda

The U.S. is scheduled to hit its statutory debt ceiling on Feb. 7 — this coming Friday — so it would stand to reason that Congress is going to spend the week focused on raising the debt limit, right? Well,...

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Randy Goodwin skins deer that have been donated to the Help Us Stop Hunger program in State Center, Iowa.

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Randy Goodwin skins deer that have been donated to the Help Us Stop Hunger program in State Center, Iowa.

Dead-Deer Deduction: Hunting for Incentives

Guns are already pricey, bullets keep getting more expensive and if you have to ask how much it would cost to mount the rack, you can’t afford it anyway. But if a bill before Congress becomes law, hunters who want...

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Dan Sullivan, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, speaks during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on rare earths legislation in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2011.

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Dan Sullivan, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, speaks during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on rare earths legislation in Washington, D.C., on June 3, 2011.

Another Super-PAC in Alaska’s Senate Race

Another super-political action committee has surfaced to help shape next year’s U.S. Senate election in Alaska. “Alaska’s Energy / America’s Values” will aid the Republican campaign of former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan, according to the super-PAC’s website. Sullivan, a...

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during the Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" event in Indianola, Iowa.

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Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during the Tea Party of America's "Restoring America" event in Indianola, Iowa.

Palin-Mobile on eBay: Wasilla Playing to History Buffs

The town of Wasilla, Alaska, has some surplus for sale: The old mayor’s SUV. From the days when Mayor Sarah Palin was driving the tan ’99 Ford Expedition XLT with 5.4 liters under the hood. Palin drove it new from...

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell launches his U.S. Senate campaign on Sept. 12, 2013.

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell launches his U.S. Senate campaign on Sept. 12, 2013.

Out-of-State Money: Out of Sight

How you can tell a national race: Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has raised just over $1 million from itemized individual donors so far for his re-election effort . Only $187,000, or about 15 percent of it, came from Alaska. More,...

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Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, right, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recite the Pledge of Allegiance at a rally supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, regarding the government shutdown on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, right, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) recite the Pledge of Allegiance at a rally supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, regarding the government shutdown on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Palin Rallying Faith & Freedom Forces

You have an assignment: Fire up the family-values crowd in the season before the mid-term elections in the state whose evangelical Christians drive Republican contests. Who you gonna call? “The Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition is pleased to announce that...

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