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GOP Rep Says He 'Should Have Never' Grabbed Staffer's Arm In Capitol Hill Run-In

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) issued an apology Thursday after footage and reports of him aggressively grabbing a staffer's arm began to circulate the web...

Andrew Perez

Oil Spills In Wildlife Refuge After Republicans Dismiss Need For New Regulation | Andrew Perez | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after Republican lawmakers dismissed the need for new rules on drilling in national wildlife refuges, federal agencies are cle...

Andrew Perez

Rep. Don Young Says Oil Drilling Regulations Are A 'Hare-Brained Idea' | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) wants to know who's really behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to consider new regulations on...

The Pugilistic Double Standard of the Pro-Gun Movement

Josh Horwitz | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

The opinion of the pro-gun movement seems to be that the guy with the gun is always right, no matter what the facts of the case are; that gun possession makes you a super-citizen with enhanced rights to take life, avoid prosecution, and use lethal force in response to non-lethal force.

Begich Jumps Ship: Pebble Is 'Wrong Mine, Wrong Place, Too Big'

Tim Sohn | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Tim Sohn

Last week, the EPA released the final draft of its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, concluding that a large-scale mine in Bristol Bay would represent an unacceptable risk to the region's salmon-based ecosystem. It seems to have goaded Sen. Mark Begich into coming out against the mine.

Veteran Alaska Republican Praises Mark Begich

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich, a vulnerable Democrat facing reelection in 2014, received praise from an unexpected source on Wednesday. Rep. Don Young, t...

GOP Rep. Passes Big Milestone

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska -- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's sole representative in the U.S. House now has another distinction: the longest-serving Republican i...

GOP Works To Sway Skeptical Republicans

AP | BY MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican House leaders are working to line up votes for nearly $4 billion in annual food stamp cuts, but some GOP moderates are q...

Obama Climate Plans To Get Airing In Congress

Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

By DINA CAPPIELLO AND JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's plans to curb the gases blamed for global warming...

Top Five Reasons why Immigration Reform Is Likely to Pass This Year

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

There are more than enough votes on the floor of the House to pass immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship if it is given an up or down vote. The only question now is whether the House Leadership decides that it is in their political interest to call the bill.

Definitive Guide To Eyebrow-Raising GOP Immigration Remarks Unveiled

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

As Congress continues to debate if and when immigration reform can be reached, a California-based progressive group has compiled some of the Republica...

Not Everyone In The GOP Wants To Cut Social Security

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

While the House GOP and conservative Democrats have been calling for Social Security spending to be reined in, a subset of Republicans has acknowledge...

Noxious Notions From the Heritage Foundation

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Conservatives are being forced to take sides: They can either stand with promoters of inflammatory tracts -- like the Heritage Foundation and their hack Jason Richwine -- or they can stand with Americans in both parties who are working to fix our broken immigration system.

Republicans from California, Alaska Co-Sponsor Protections for Marijuana Farmers

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska's Rep. Don Young has signed on to a bill in Congress that would protect marijuana users from federal prosecution in states...

Racial Slur Controversy Unlikely To Derail GOP Rep

RealClearPolitics | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

In his four decades as Alaska’s lone representative in the U.S. House, Republican Don Young has shown a penchant for creating controversy that is pe...

Rubio on Deck

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Senator Marco Rubio, Cuban-American from Florida, is now officially "on deck." He is idly swinging a practice bat back and forth, in anticipation of his first real major-league performance. This moment, it should be noted, has taken a long time to get here.

11 Racist Remarks Made By Politicians

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

After drawing national attention for using the term "wetback" to describe workers employed by his father, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) came under fire fr...

Immigration Reform Evolution

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Immigration is just one of many issues for Latinos, who now number about 50 million in the U.S. The economy, jobs, education, family and health care are all important. But Republicans candidates' message, for instance on social issues, is not in sync with a majority of Latinos.

The Latest GOP Attempt at Hispanic Outreach

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.31.2013 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Every time I write about the GOP's image problem with Latino voters, some conservative sends me an angry missive insisting that it's all the liberal media spreading lies. And then a GOP leader will say something like this: "My father had a ranch. We used to have 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes."

Friday Talking Points -- Don Young Shows GOP How Not To Reach Out To Minorities

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While it certainly was (quoting the Flintstones theme) a "gay old time" in Washington this week, I have already spent the whole week on the subject, so I'm really only going to mention it in passing.

Latinos Aren't Happy With Young

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.29.2013 | Latino Voices

Latinos across the political spectrum slammed Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young on Friday for using the derogatory term “wetback” to refer to Hispa...

John Boehner Issues Stern Words Against Fellow Republican's Racial Slur

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Multiple Republicans strongly condemned Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) on Friday for his use of the slur "wetbacks" to refer to Latino farm workers, with H...

GOP Congressman 'Meant No Disrespect' With 'Wetbacks' Slur

Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alaskan Rep. Don Young, one of the most senior Republicans in the House, has apologized for using the racial slur "wetbacks" in ref...

GOP Rep Uses Racial Slur In Radio Interview

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) turned heads on Thursday, using a racial slur to describe Latinos. Addressing the United States' jobs situation in a radi...

Congressman Don Young's '50-60 Wetbacks'

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

In an interview with Ketchikan's KRBD, Alaska's one and only Congressman, Republican Don Young, was able to include a racial slur in comments regarding the economy and employment.