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Mark Begich

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

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.22.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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...

Dem Senator In Tough Reelection Fight Airs Ad Hitting GOP Rivals On Abortion, Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A Democrat in a tough reelection fight in Alaska isn't shying away from discussing reproductive rights issues. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) release...

Paul Blumenthal

Alaska Super PAC Fixated On Local Cred Is Actually Funded Almost Entirely By D.C. Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In advertisements to support Sen. Mark Begich (D), Alaska-based super PAC Put Alaska First has questioned the home-state credentials of ...

Group Backing Dem Senator Touts Obamacare Success Story

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act remains deeply unpopular across the conservative terrain of Alaska, but a super PAC supporting Democratic Sen. Mark Begich's r...

Senate Democrats Urge Obama To Approve Keystone XL

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the...

Jason Linkins

Mystery Super PAC Theatre 2014: The Further Adventures Of Campaign B-Roll Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

As Paul Blumenthal reported last week, the hot new thing in the shady interplay between political campaigns and the super PACs that support them is th...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Find A Way To Give Those Friendly Super PACs A Helping Hand

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest trend in Senate campaigns is the posting of b-roll footage on the Internet, available to download. The goal isn't to draw the...

Candidates, Outside Groups Getting 'Increasingly Bold'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell grins ear-to-ear while shaking hands with a Vietnam veteran. In casual T-shirt and sweater, Sen. Mark Begich ...

Social Security Push Lands Endorsements For Begich, Merkley

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The push to expand Social Security -- and the push back against attempts to cut it -- landed endorsements by a key progressive group Thu...

Koch Brothers Targeted By Democratic Senate Candidate In New TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) is out with the first TV ad of his reelection campaign, taking aim at the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch...

Dems Slam Republicans For Being 'Addicted To Koch'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee liked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's recent quip that Republican Senate candidates are "addicted to ...

Koch Brothers-Backed Group Distorts Mark Begich Stance

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The conservative Americans for Prosperity claims Democratic Sen. Mark Begich “is on recor...

EPA Makes the Right Move for Bristol Bay, Starts 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first regulatory step toward securing a healthy future for Bristol Bay. Photograph © 2014 ...

The Democrats' Koch Problem

Doug Thornell | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Doug Thornell

With less than seven months until the midterm elections, the biggest challenge Democrats face isn't the Affordable Care Act or the President's popularity, it's the millions of dollars being spent by the Koch brothers' financed groups, most notably Americans for Prosperity.