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How an 'Independent Caucus' Could Form in the Senate and End Gridlock

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Republicans win control of the Senate, there will be the gridlock -- only much worse. It will be so bad that the American people will look back on this current Congress as "productive". Suppose, however, that independents actually control the balance of power. If they act together, they can break the gridlock.

VAWA Not a Victory for Alaskan Native Women

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

Native American and Alaska Native women are 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other American women. American women are better protected from coast to coast -- but all the way up north? Left out in the cold.

Senate: Two Different Worlds

Edward Flattau | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Recent back-to-back speeches given by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) illustrate the sharp contrast in that chamber between environmental activists and their opposition.

McConnell: 'War On Women' Is A 'Manufactured Issue'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) dismissed on Monday the idea that the GOP is waging a so-called war on women, calling it a "manufacture...

Lisa Murkowski: 'It Makes No Sense To Make This Attack On Women'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) spoke out forcefully in favor of reproductive rights on Wednesday in Homer, Alaska, as many in her party have sought to...

Murkowski Staffers Caught Up In Wildfire Betting Controversy

Anchorage Daily News | Sean Cockerham | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Severe criticism from the wildland firefighters association and the parents of a fallen firefighter have committee staffers for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murko...

Lisa Murkowski Makes Big Announcement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) for president on Friday. Both Romney and Murkowski have largely kept...

Lisa Murkowski Presses Feds On Abandoned Sex Crimes Case

Anchorage Daily News | SEAN COCKERHAM | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is asking for an investigation into why the federal Justice Department abandoned the teen sex crimes case against former Ve...

Lisa Murkowski: GOP Should Work On Economy, Not Health Care Repeal

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) recently expressed skepticism over the current Republican infatuation with repealing President Barack Obama's signature...

The Oil Industry Is Back for More

Regan Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regan Nelson

It is staggering how quickly the oil industry has abandoned its earnest self-reflection and returned to expanding offshore drilling, even before new safety reforms are fully implemented.

Lisa Murkowski: Jim DeMint Hurt Republicans

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) may be experiencing some lasting resentment toward Republican colleagues, as a hard-fought battle in the Frontier State...

Tea Party Pays the Fiddler in Alaska

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Weller

Instead of disguising their intentions by dressing as Mohawk Indians and carrying small hatchets as the original Tea Party did on Dec. 16, 1773, this ...

Alaska Votes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


WATCH: Lisa Murkowski Summons Deceased Ted Stevens In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is up with a latest political ad that highlights an endorsement from the late Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator ...

Lisa Murkowski Warns Alaska Stations Not To Air Tea Party Express 'Lies' (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's campaign is warning Alaska broadcasters not to air ads by a national tea party group that the campaig...

Mark Blumenthal

Alaska Polls: Murkowski Has Support But Will Voters Write Her In? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday was another busy one for statewide polling, including four new surveys in battleground states from the CNN/Time polling partnership, though ...

Lisa Murkowski Painted As 'Princess,' Crybaby In Conservative Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A conservative PAC is raising money to run an ad on Alaska airwaves that paints Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski as an entitled 'princess' and crybaby f...

Murkowski Answers Questions On Whether She Would Switch Parties

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the incumbent recently defeated in a contentious GOP primary by Tea Party favorite Joe Miller, talked recently about t...

Tea Party & Palin Caught by Surprise in Alaska

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Weller

For Murkowski, "the gloves are off." Conventional wisdom has it that write-in campaigns are quixotic, but Murkowski made clear she was one woman who wasn't going to quit on Alaska.

Mark Blumenthal

How Will Pollsters Follow Murkowski's Write-In Campaign? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The most consequential polling development over the the weekend involves the announcement by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski that she will re-enter Alaska...

John Cornyn Warns Lisa Murkowski She Could Lose Leadership Role If She Stays In Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee has issued a clear warning to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), telling her t...

Weekly Mulch: Fighting the Joe Millers of the WorldWeekly Mulch: Fighting the Joe Millers of the World

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Mulch: Fighting the Joe Millers of the Worldby Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Joe Miller, Sarah Palin's choice candidate for one of Ala...

Why didn't anyone tell me that Sen. Murkowski was a climate champion?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Tuesday's Republican primary in Alaska may still be undecided, (currently incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski trails her tea-party challenger Joe Miller ...

Tea Party's GOP Hostile Takeover Continues

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Yesterday's results really only showed one thing with any clarity -- Sarah Palin is definitely going to run for president.

In Alaska's Republican Primary, a Tight Race Gets Tighter

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Tea Party Express leaders say they are "ecstatic" about the lead Fairbanks candidate Joe Miller has established over incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in ...