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Mark Begich Concedes To Dan Sullivan In Alaska Senate Race

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Mark Begich on Monday conceded defeat to his Republican challenger in a closely watched race that was part of midter...

These Democrats Want to Let Insurers Sell Crappy Coverage Again

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As we head into the final stretch before next week's midterm elections, Americans continue to have wide-ranging views of Obamacare, but even many who have an unfavorable view of it say they would rather see Congress improve it than get rid of it.

Candidate Who Says He Spent Weeks Studying Obamacare Doesn't Seem To Understand It

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan, the Republican challenging Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska), frequently talks about how he "actually read" the...

Embattled Sen. Mark Begich's Secret Weapon

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Democratic Senator Releases Pro-Arctic-Drilling Ad On Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

As the world celebrates Earth Day, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) is out with a new ad touting his support for oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. In th...

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...

Koch-Backed Group Pulls Ads In Alaska

Alaska Dispatch | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative national group backed by the wealthy Koch brothers, last week suddenly yanked more than $100,000 worth of p...

Murkowski Won't Endorse In GOP Senate Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is staying out of the Republican Senate primary in the state, but she told reporters in Anchorage Monday she plans to b...

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...

Eliot Nelson

Alaska Is At A Crossroads. Can Mark Begich Keep It From Falling Apart?

HuffingtonPost.com | Eliot Nelson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- On a balmy day last August, Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) stood at a makeshift kitchen in the Alaska Native Medical Center and glee...

The Empty Seats at the Newtown Holiday Tables

Mary Buffett | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

One would think that the slaughter of innocents, especially on the cusp of the holidays, would offer Americans the courage to move forward. However, we ended up with cowardice from a select set of Democratic senators.

Koch Brothers Use Actress To Portray Disgruntled Voter In Mark Begich Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, released an attack ad on Wednesday criticizing Se...

Sarah Palin Considers Senate Run

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is considering going back on the ballot. In an interview on "The Sean Hannity Show" Tuesday, the 2008 vice pres...

Amanda Terkel

Mark Begich: Bloomberg Had Nothing To Do With Fundraiser Cancellation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) shrugged off the influence of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) and his gun control group on Friday...

Democratic Senators Join GOP Attempt To Filibuster Gun Bill

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) voted to block gun legislation from coming to the floor for debate on Thursday, one of only two Democrats to do so...

Alaska Democrat Now Supports Gay Marriage, Too

Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) has said little publicly about his views on marriage equality. Until now. On Monday night, the senator released a state...

Sen. Begich: 'Coast Guard Should Open Fire' On Illegal Fishing Vessel

AP | By BECKY BOHRER | Posted 12.04.2011 | Green

JUNEAU, Alaska -- U.S. Sen. Mark Begich on Tuesday called on the Coast Guard to sink a stateless, rat-infested vessel accused of illegal fishing. In ...

The New Indian Fighters: Lt. Col. McCaskill and Major WaPo

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Some non-Native executives hired by unsophisticated local people have bilked ANCs.

The LIEonization of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

The wrongs of the Bush DOJ do not make Ted Stevens innocent nor do they exonerate him. The attempts to make him a martyr by local right wing apologists are pathetic.

Obama Supporters Engage In 50 State Post-Election Advocacy

Ruby Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruby Reid

Post-election legislative advocacy and activism by volunteers organized during an election campaign is unprecedented, especially on a national scale.

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.