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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), right, speaks at a press conference highlighting how veterans are being impacted by the government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), right, speaks at a press conference highlighting how veterans are being impacted by the government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Hospitals, Chamber Fuel Alaska Ad War

Two more groups are intervening in the Alaska U.S. Senate race on state television airwaves already clogged four months before the primary and six months before the general election. The American Hospital Association, the largest trade association for hospitals, is...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, at the U.S. Capitol.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, at the U.S. Capitol.

Senate Democratic PAC Attacks Republican for Vote PAC-Backed Democrats Cast

The Senate Majority PAC is up in New Hampshire with a new 30-second commercial calling out Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown for his ties to the oil and gas industry. It’s pretty standard fare, except this: The ad, funded by...

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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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