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Bill Would Allow Killing Of Bears And Wolves Again On Alaska Wildlife Refuges

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers on Thursday advanced a measure to repeal an Obama-era rule that largely banned the hunting of bears, wolves and other p...

Alaska's Don Young Co-Sponsors Medical Marijuana Bill

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The bill would reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I to Schedule II drug; end federal prosecution of medical marijuana in states where it is legal; allow banks to provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses that are operating legally under state law; and allow Veterans Administration physicians to recommend medical marijuana, among other provisions.

GOP Lawmaker Suggests Wolves Could Help Get Rid Of Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) suggested Thursday that the solution to homelessness is wolves. Young made the comment during a House Natural Resources C...

Don Young Re-Elected To The U.S. House

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Don Young (R) was re-elected to Congress as Alaska's at-large representative, the Associated Press is projecting. Young was first elected to ...

Alaska's Don Young Pushes Back on Ethics Violations Issue in Congressional Race Debate

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Rep. Don Young criticized Democrat Forrest Dunbar on Thursday for bringing up U.S. House ethics violations in a televised debate for U.S. Congress, arguing that he was found not guilty because he received a letter of reproval, not a sanction.

Kate Sheppard

Alaska's GOP Congressman Says He'd 'Probably' Vote For ENDA | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

Alaska's Republican congressman, Don Young, suggested in a debate Thursday night that he may be open to voting for workplace protections for gays and ...

Empathy Deficit Disorder

Robert Reich | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

Almost two-thirds of working Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and they're worried sick about whether their kids will ever make it. They need leaders who understand their plight instead of denying it.

GOP Rep. Apologizes For Shocking Suicide Comments: 'It's Very Personal To Me'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) personally apologized for some eyebrow-raising remarks he made about suicide while speaking at a high school in Wasilla, Ala...

Sam Levine

Student Who Stood Up To GOP Congressman Says He Was Shocked By Homophobic Remark | Sam Levine | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Alaska high school student said he and his classmates were stunned by Rep. Don Young's (R-Alaska) insensitive comments during a schoo...

Don Young Delivers Striking Remarks On Suicide, Gay Marriage At High School

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) engaged in what will surely be a memorable question-and-answer session with students and faculty at a Wasilla, Alaska high s...

GOP Congressman Reportedly Exploded At Challenger Before Debate

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

A debate between contenders for Alaska's U.S. House seat got particularly heated on Wednesday night, and now one side is offering a clue as to why. ...

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...

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.