Inside Politics: Obama Now Wants NSA Shakeup
March 25th, 2014
10:07 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Inside Politics: Obama Now Wants NSA Shakeup

Take a quick trip Inside Politics and see the stories setting the stage in Washington today:

Obama to Propose NSA Shake-up

The big headline Tuesday morning is that President Barack Obama will call for the end of the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone metadata. The White House plan to reform the NSA’s ability to collect phone data and instead rely on phone companies to store it was first reported by The New York Times and confirmed by CNN.

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Filed under: Alaska • Condoleezza Rice • Michelle Obama • NSA • Sarah Palin • Uncategorized • Vice President Biden
Koch Brothers targeted in new Senate ad
March 10th, 2014
10:33 AM ET
1 month ago

Koch Brothers targeted in new Senate ad

(CNN) – Sen. Mark Begich is taking aim at the Koch brothers.

The first-term Alaska Democrat, who faces a challenging re-election this November, has been targeted in two TV commercials put up by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group backed by the deep pockets of the billionaire industrialist brothers, David and Charles Koch.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ads • Alaska • Mark Begich
January 9th, 2014
07:20 AM ET
3 months ago

Alaska closer to becoming 3rd state to legalize recreational marijuana

(CNN) - Marijuana prohibition laws are slowly going up in smoke.

An Alaska citizens' group is pushing to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make it the third state to do so after Colorado and Washington.

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Filed under: Alaska
Palin fires back in war of words with Begich
July 11th, 2013
09:35 AM ET
9 months ago

Palin fires back in war of words with Begich

Washington (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hit back Thursday against Sen. Mark Begich after the Democratic senator, also from Alaska, argued Palin had lost touch with the values of their state.

"Really, Mark? Really?" she wrote on her Facebook page.
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Filed under: 2014 • Alaska • Mark Begich • Sarah Palin
Is Sarah Palin teasing us again?
July 10th, 2013
06:16 PM ET
9 months ago

Is Sarah Palin teasing us again?

(CNN) - Sarah Palin is stirring the pot again, suggesting she might seek office again.

"I've considered it because people have requested me to consider it. But, I'm still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that - there again, there will be some new blood, new energy," she told radio host Sean Hannity on Monday.

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Filed under: Alaska • Sarah Palin
Begich: Alaskans don't like quitters
July 10th, 2013
05:28 PM ET
9 months ago

Begich: Alaskans don't like quitters

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Mark Begich, the Alaska Democrat who holds the seat Sarah Palin is considering seeking, argued Wednesday the high-profile Republican has lost touch with the values of her state.

Speaking to CNN the day after Palin said she had contemplated a run for Senate, Begich questioned whether the former governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee still has enough of a connection to Alaska and its residents.
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Filed under: Alaska • Mark Begich • Sarah Palin
Third Republican senator backs same-sex marriage
June 19th, 2013
11:03 AM ET
10 months ago

Third Republican senator backs same-sex marriage

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced her support Wednesday for same-sex marriage, becoming the third sitting GOP senator to back the right for gay and lesbian couples to marry.

She made her endorsement during an interview with a local television station in Alaska and in an opinion piece on her website, just days before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on two high-profile cases involving same-sex marriage.
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Filed under: Alaska • Lisa Murkowski • Same-sex marriage • Senate
Alaska governor pushes domestic energy options
June 1st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
11 months ago

Alaska governor pushes domestic energy options

(CNN) – During the GOP weekly address Saturday, Republican Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska called on the Obama administration to make more efforts to tap into domestic energy resources.

The governor said his state is prepared to pay millions in a partnership with the federal government to explore the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for precise estimates of its energy potential.
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Filed under: Alaska • Energy • Republicans
March 29th, 2013
04:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Don Young apologizes for racial slur

(CNN) - After heated backlash, U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska has apologized for using a derogatory word to describe immigrant workers.

"I apologize for the insensitive term I used during an interview in Ketchikan, Alaska," the Republican lawmaker wrote in a statement Friday afternoon. "There was no malice in my heart or intent to offend; it was a poor choice of words. That word, and the negative attitudes that come with it, should be left in the 20th century, and I'm sorry that this has shifted our focus away from comprehensive immigration reform."
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Filed under: Alaska • Don Young
March 29th, 2013
08:05 AM ET
1 year ago

Alaska Rep. Don Young walks back 'wetbacks'

(CNN) – Longtime Alaska Rep. Don Young, 79, attempted to clarify Thursday his use of the derogatory term "wetbacks" to describe immigrant workers in an interview earlier this week.

"I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in Central California," the Republican congressman said in a statement issued to a local television station in Anchorage. "I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect."
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Filed under: Alaska • Don Young
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