Begich: Alaskans don't like quitters
July 10th, 2013
05:28 PM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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Murkowski 'evolving' on same-sex marriage
March 28th, 2013
02:24 PM ET
1 year ago

Murkowski 'evolving' on same-sex marriage

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said her views on same-sex marriage are "evolving" and she's considering her stance on the issue "very closely,' according to a local newspaper in her state.

Her comments come nearly two weeks after Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio became the only sitting Republican senator to endorse same-sex marriage. If Murkowski does in fact have a change of heart, she would become the second.
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Filed under: Alaska • Lisa Murkowski • Senate
Early voting opens in seven states, D.C.
October 20th, 2012
11:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Early voting opens in seven states, D.C.

(CNN) – Hours ahead of the presidential debate on Monday, millions of voters across the country will have the chance to cast their ballots when early voting opens in Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Alaska and the District of Columbia.

Nevada began early voting on Saturday, a day after Washington state, bringing the early voting total to 29 states and the District of Columbia.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Arkansas • Colorado • Nevada • Texas • Washington • Washington D.C.
Palin: Debating with the stars
October 17th, 2012
12:37 AM ET
2 years ago

Palin: Debating with the stars

(CNN) - Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin posted online Tuesday evening her review - of both the presidential debate and her daughter's performance on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

Spoiler alert: her post, which includes the results of Tuesday's episode, below the jump.
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Filed under: Alaska • Sarah Palin
Alaska Republican backs Hawaii Democrat for Senate
July 25th, 2012
07:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Alaska Republican backs Hawaii Democrat for Senate

(CNN) - Longtime Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska on Tuesday made a rarely-seen move by crossing party lines to endorse a Hawaii Democrat in her U.S. Senate bid.

Young, the sole representative from Alaska, taped a video with three-term Rep. Mazie Hirono to offer his support as Hirono competes in the Democratic primary.
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Filed under: Alaska • Congress • Hawaii
Senators pounce on Holder over report on Ted Stevens prosecution
March 8th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators pounce on Holder over report on Ted Stevens prosecution

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday ran into unexpected bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill over the Justice Department's failure to release its report on the alleged misconduct of the prosecutors who mishandled the prosecution of the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

Two Democrats and two Republicans jumped on Holder for not releasing the report by the Justice watchdog unit, the Office of Professional Responsibility.

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Filed under: Alaska • Eric Holder • Justice Department • Senate • Ted Stevens
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