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Democratic Senate Candidates Run From Obama While GOP Moves Toward His Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the 2014 campaign enters its final stages, the two parties are approaching President Barack Obama in unconventional ways. Some De...

Samantha Lachman

Here's How Vulnerable Senate Democrats Reacted To Obama's ISIS Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats running for the U.S. Senate ranged from apprehension to full-throated encouragement after President Barack Obam...

Mark Begich Pulls Controversial Ad About GOP Challenger Dan Sullivan

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The re-election campaign of Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) has pulled a controversial ad that criticizes his Republican opponent, former Al...

Want Marriage Equality? Don't Sit Out These Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 09.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Chris Cormier

As a gay man who has spent the last decade working to advance marriage equality, I cheer "yaaaas" with each new marriage victory. And yet, I know that our momentum will quickly be stunted if we sit out the November elections.

Samantha Lachman

How Native Americans And Alaska Natives Could Help Democrats Win These Key Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though Native American and Alaska Native communities are often overlooked in electoral politics, their votes could decide the outcome of...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

Embattled Sen. Mark Begich's Secret Weapon

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack...

Dan Sullivan Wins Republican Senate Primary in Alaska

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Dan Sullivan, the former Alaska Attorney General and commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, won the Alaska Republican primary for U.S. S...

Samantha Lachman

Last Competitive Republican Senate Primary To Produce Opponent For Vulnerable Dem Senator

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the midterm elections primary season winds down, the focus turns to Alaska, where voters on Tuesday will decide the last competitive ...

Sarah Palin Endorses Joe Miller For Alaska Senate

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Tea party favorite Joe Miller earned another high-profile endorsement on Friday in his bid to earn the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Mark Be...

GOP Senator Asks Dem Counterpart To Take Down Ad Portraying Bipartisan Cooperation

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics

The relationship between Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Mark Begich (D-Alaska) appears to be a bit chilly. A Murkowski attorney sent a "cease...

Paul Blumenthal

Corporations Have Found Yet Another (Secret) Way To Help Get Politicians Elected

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On June 14, 2012, someone created a corporation in Ohio called American Dream Fund LLC. Six months later, this corporation made a $250,0...

Miller Calls For Obama's Impeachment

The Huffington Post | David McCabe | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

Joe Miller, who is running in the Republican primary for the opportunity to challenge Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), has called for President Barack Oba...

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Last Friday, the U.S. EPA formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine projectThis action by EPA is a critical step toward protecting Bristol Bay's salmon from the inevitable devastation that a large-scale mine would cause.

Paul Blumenthal

A Personal Super PAC Is The Latest Weapon For This Year's Senate Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majorit...

Laura Bassett

Aftermath Of Birth Control Vote Turns Awkward

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A vote on a birth control coverage bill has caused a bit of awkwardness between Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R) and Mark Begich (D). ...

There's Always Time for Empathy, Governor Christie

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

A grieving parent makes a respectful effort to initiate such change, or at least to establish a healthy dialogue, and they are reproached by a prominent politician for their "grandstanding."

Seeking Justice -- Or at Least the Truth -- For 'Comfort Women'

Christine Ahn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Christine Ahn

On June 9, outside of Seoul, 91-year old Bae Chun-hui took her last gasp of air at the House of Sharing, a communal home established for former "comfort women" in South Korea to live out their remaining years in peace.

GOP Seizes Upon Veterans Affairs Scandal In New Attacks Against Democrats

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Republicans are seizing upon the growing scandal enveloping the Department of Veterans Affairs to attack President Barack Obama and vulnerable Democra...

Begich Ad Mocks GOP Opponent's Embarrassing Landmark Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) is apparently tickled that one of his would-be opponents took to the top of a landmark building that Begich ...

Club For Growth Enlists A Parrot To Mock Vulnerable Senate Democrats

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Club for Growth is targeting a pair of vulnerable Senate Democrats by highlighting their support of President Barack Obama's health care law. The r...

GOP Senate Candidate Picks Unfortunate Spot To Slam Mark Begich's 'Results'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

Dan Sullivan, a Republican challenger for an Alaska seat in the U.S. Senate, could have picked a better spot as a platform for mocking the results -- ...

Democrats Employ Their Fathers In Tough Senate Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Father's Day isn't for another month, but a number of the country's top Senate contests are already seeing a flood of television ads featuring the fat...

Misleading Ads In Senate Race Focus On 'Outright Lies,' Koch Brothers

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson, with Rachel Finkel | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. In the Alaska Senate race, the special interest battle is on: A radio ad from GOP frontrunn...

Democrat Says Challenge From The President On Obamacare Is 'Irrelevant'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) said pressure from the president over Obamacare is "irrelevant." President Barack Obama recently encouraged Democrats t...