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Begich Open To Using Reconciliation To Pass Health Care Bill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) said Friday that he was open to using reconciliation to pass health care reform, according to Alaska blogger Shannyn Moore....

Senator Mark Begich's Town Hall on Health Care: Tales from a Survivor

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

We know that people that go to health care town halls really aren't interested in what anyone has to say. But to see it so clearly and so close at a meeting in Anchorage this weekend was quite something.

Democratic Senators Summoned To White House

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News has learned that President Obama will be meeting with 16 Democratic senators (and one "Independent Democrat") this afternoon at the White Hou...

VIDEO: Senator Ted Kennedy's Address to Alaskans

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy spoke to the Alaska Democratic Party Convention in Sitka on April 7, 1968. This speech was discovered forty years later and was in near perfect condition.

Franken Adds Alaska, Hawaii To Parlor-Trick Map After Begich Begs

Minnesota Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Al Franken has acceded to a formal request from Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) that the Minnesota senator add Alaska and Hawaii when he draws f...

It's Not Sarah's Fault...Just Ask Her

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

When it comes to taking responsibility for her failures, Sarah Palin is completely unaccountable. Her finger is always pointed at the most convenient scapegoat.

Palin Blasts Begich As "Uninformed" For Questioning Stalled Pipeline

Miami Herald | Sean Cockerham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Sarah Palin's commissioners on Wednesday blasted Alaska Sen. Mark Begich as "uninformed" after he expressed frustration that a natural gas pipeli...

Jeff Muskus

Senate Dems On Pakistan: U.S. Here To Stay | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Look for the United States to be sending resources not only to Afghanistan, but Pakistan and the rest of the region for the foreseeable future, a grou...

Democrats From Oil-And-Gas-Producing States Fighting To Save Tax Breaks For US Energy Companies

The Hill | Walter Alarkon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats from oil- and gas-producing states are pushing back against the Obama administration's plans to end tax breaks for U.S. energy companies. D...

Palin: Burning Bridges to Everywhere

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Sarah Palin she wants her pick; Republican Tim Grussendorf to go before the full house for approval to the Alaska Senate! Here's Palin's letter to Senate President Gary Stevens.

Alaska Sen. Mark Begich Discusses 3,370-Mile Commute, Shares Airport Travel Tips

Politico | Daniel Libit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Begich generally travels with a couple of copies of business or current affairs magazines. On this latest trip, he had an issue of BusinessWeek in tow...

Palin Pallin' with Preacher

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Outrageous fuel prices, inflated food costs, low subsistence harvests and low or no incomes aligned to create the perfect storm of a devastating reality in Western Alaska.

Only In Alaska! Sen. Ted Stevens Debates Via Series Of Tubes

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Begich Slams Lieberman On ANWR

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's only January and already we have the first Democratic caucus blood feud. Alaska Democratic freshman Mark Begich is slamming Joe Lieberman on the...

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to our annual awards! For the past three years, this column has paid homage (translation: "ripped off their gimmick") to the McLaughlin Group...

Alaska's New Dem Senator: Don't Put Stevens In Jail

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mark Begich, Alaska's incoming senator, knocked off Ted Stevens largely because of the senator's corruption conviction. But now Begich has a message f...

Jason Linkins

Begich On "Maddow" Stresses Magnanimity, Change (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Victorious in his race to unseat Alaska's best known collector of illicit felony-booty Ted Stevens, Democratic Senator-elect Mark Begich made an appea...

Mark Begich On How He Beat Ted Stevens

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NPR News' Morning Edition spoke with Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich the night of his win over Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. Begich told host Renee Montagne...

We Win, They Lose. Now, Let's Get To Work

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Candidates endorsed or "A" rated by he NRA suffered losses in every region of the nation, up and down the ballot, losing not only the White House, but also at least six crucial races for the U.S. Senate.

Keith Olbermann Broke Up with Me

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shannyn Moore

Keith Olbermann has the temerity to ask if it's too late to sell Alaska back to the Russians -- repeatedly. America's liberal boy-wonder is breaking up with me.

Begich Widens Lead Over Ted Stevens To Over 1,000 Votes

The Fix | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat Mark Begich now leads Sen. Ted Stevens (R) by just over 1,000 votes with more than 90 percent of the total ballots now counted in the high-pr...

Jason Linkins

Mark Begich Discusses AK Race With Maddow: 'Cautiously Optimistic' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mark Begich came on The Rachel Maddow Show last night ("It's an honor to be here," he said, TOTALLY crushing!) to discuss the state of the Alaska vote...

Seth Colter Walls

Stevens Pollster: Race Is Over, Begich Will Win | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alaska-based GOP pollster David Dittman, who worked for Sen. Ted Stevens during this year's primary race, believes Democratic challenger Mark Begich i...

Stevens' Lead Down To 971 As Alaska Begins Ballot Tally

McClatchy Washington Bureau | Sean Cockerham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's just getting started, but early results from this afternoon's ballot counting in the contest for U.S. Senate show Mark Begich gaining ground agai...

Begich Takes Lead In Alaska Senate Race -- By 3 Votes!

Anchorage Daily News | Sean Cockerham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The elections division still has over 10,000 ballots left to count today and thousands more through next week, but the latest numbers show Mark Begich...