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How do voters view Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton?

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Treasury Secretary Lew plans Anchorage visit before Japan

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Cruz wants to keep delegates won in Alaska

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Alaska Republican Party reacts to Trump's presumed nomination

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Rolling Stones ask Trump to stop playing their music at campaign events

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    How do voters view Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton?

    by CBS News on May 19, 17:49

    The two front-runners for their party’s nomination are well-known to voters, and opinions of each continue to be much more negative than positive. When compared to past major party presidential candidates at a similar point in the election cycle, Trump and Clinton’s unfavorable ratings continue to be the highest in CBS News/New York Times polls […]

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    Treasury Secretary Lew plans Anchorage visit before Japan

    by Associated Press on May 12, 12:03

      ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will stop in Anchorage ahead of a trip to Japan next week. The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced Thursday in a release that Lew will take part in meetings with business and community leaders in Alaska’s largest city on May 18. He’ll then continue to […]

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    Cruz wants to keep delegates won in Alaska

    by Associated Press on May 10, 10:16

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Ted Cruz has suspended his presidential campaign, but he wants to keep the delegates he won in the Alaska presidential preference poll. In a letter to the state GOP, dated Sunday, Cruz says he encourages delegates who supported him to participate in shaping the party platform at the national convention. Cruz […]

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    Alaska Republican Party reacts to Trump’s presumed nomination

    by Alexis Fernandez on May 04, 20:50

    With Ohio Gov. John Kasich and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz out of the presidential race, the path to the Republican presidential nomination is clear for Donald Trump. But in Alaska, Republican voters are still divided on who should be the nominee. This past weekend, the Alaska Republican Party met in Fairbanks to address the candidates. […]

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    Rolling Stones ask Trump to stop playing their music at campaign events

    by Associated Press on May 04, 10:41

    The Rolling Stones have asked presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs at his campaign events. In a statement Wednesday, the rock band said they have not given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and “have requested that they cease all use immediately.” A Trump campaign spokeswoman didn’t […]

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    AP Sources: Kasich ends White House bid; clears Trump’s path

    by Associated Press on May 04, 8:39

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Kasich plans to end his bid for the White House, making Donald Trump the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Three campaign officials who spoke to The Associated Press said the Ohio governor plans to announce his decision in a statement from his home state later Wednesday. The officials spoke anonymously because […]

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    Cruz ends bid for Republican nomination

    by Associated Press on May 03, 16:46

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern): 8:20 p.m. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is ending his presidential campaign, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination. Cruz’s campaign said he plans to drop out of […]

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    Murkowski is money leader in Senate race; Stock raises $270K

    by Associated Press on Apr 23, 13:07

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski brought in more than $700,000 toward her re-election bid during the first quarter of the year, ending the period with nearly $3.4 million available. Margaret Stock, who plans to run as an unaffiliated candidate, reported raising $270,000 but her report only covered a portion of the quarter, between Feb. 12 and […]

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    Former Alaska Public Media CEO to run against Don Young in November election

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 07, 10:00

    Longtime U.S. Rep. Don Young has a new challenger for his seat as the only congressman for Alaska in the upcoming November election — Steve Lindbeck. The former CEO and general manager of Alaska Public Media announced his Democratic candidacy in a press release Thursday morning. “Alaska is facing a major economic challenge and the […]

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    CBS News projects Bernie Sanders wins Wisconsin Democratic primary

    by CBS News on Apr 05, 17:58

    CBS News projects Bernie Sanders is the winner in Wisconsin. Now that polls are closed in Wisconsin, here’s a deeper dive into tonight’s exit polling data: As has been the pattern in previous Democratic primaries and caucuses, Sanders ran very strongly among younger voters while Clinton did better among those over 45. Sanders’ lead among those […]

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    Ted Cruz wins Wisconsin Republican primary, CBS News projects

    by CBS News on Apr 05, 17:53

    Ted Cruz is the winner of the Wisconsin Republican primary, CBS News projects. According to the CBS News Wisconsin Republican primary exit poll: Cruz is running well across many groups of Wisconsin primary voters. He is beating Trump among men and women by about 10 percent, and he is ahead of Trump in all age […]

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    Rubio gets back his 5 delegates and puts Cruz in the lead for Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 28, 15:35

    On Monday, former presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s campaign requested to keep the five delegates he won during the Alaska Republican Party’s Presidential Preference Poll in March, despite suspending his campaign. The Alaska Republican Party said Monday the request had been granted, meaning Ted Cruz still has the highest number of delegates for Alaska. “We treated […]

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    Man shot by police after drawing weapon at US Capitol

    by Associated Press on Mar 28, 11:18

    Update: Mon., Mar. 28 at 1:19 p.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police officers say a man was shot by police after drawing a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint. He was taken to the hospital. A female bystander also sustained minor injuries. Chief of Police Matthew R. Verderosa tells reporters that the suspect was known […]

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    The Latest: Bernie Sanders wins Alaska caucuses

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 15:24

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential caucuses in Alaska. It’s his first victory over front-runner Hillary Clinton in the three states holding party caucuses on Saturday. Sanders hopes the weekend contests will help him launch a spring comeback against front-runner Clinton. Washington and Hawaii are the other two states holding […]

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    The Latest: Bernie Sanders wins Washington caucuses

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 14:41

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Bernie Sanders has won Washington’s Democratic presidential caucuses after tens of thousands of people met at schools, libraries and community centers across the state. There are 118 delegates at stake in Washington, with 101 to ultimately be awarded proportionally based on the results of Saturday’s caucuses. The remaining 17 are technically unpledged […]

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    The Latest: Long lines at some Alaska caucus sites

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 11:59

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on the Alaska Democratic party caucuses for president (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Alaska Democrats are gathering to voice support for their choice to be the party’s presidential nominee. Large crowds and long lines were reported at some caucus sites Saturday morning. The caucus in Juneau got started about […]

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    Sanders seeks caucus trifecta win to close delegate gap

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 11:22

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Bernie Sanders is pushing for a trifecta of wins in Democratic presidential caucuses in Hawaii, Alaska and Washington state. He’s hoping to stage a spring comeback against the commanding front-runner, Hillary Clinton. The Vermont senator has spent much of the week on the West Coast, trying to build his enduring support among […]

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    Final Results: Landslide victory for Sanders, with nearly 81 percent of the vote

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 26, 10:36

    Last updated at 2:27 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 Here are the final results from the Alaska Democratic Party: Bernie Sanders officially won the Alaska Democratic caucuses with 80.71 percent of the vote and 440 state convention delegates.  Hillary Clinton lost with 19.29 percent of the vote and 99 delegates.  is trailing with 20 percent of the vote and 83 […]

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    Dozens wait for Sanders wife, but schedule changes

    by Associated Press on Mar 26, 9:45

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – It’s a rocky start to the Democratic caucus in Anchorage. Dozens of people showed up to have coffee with Jane Sanders, the wife of presidential candidate and Vermont Bernie Sanders, at the Bear Tooth Theater. However, she didn’t show up. A campaign spokesman says there was a last minute schedule change. Those […]

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    Alaska Democrats prepare for presidential caucus

    by Bonney Bowman on Mar 25, 19:04

    Alaska Republicans had their presidential primary earlier this month. Now it’s the Democrat’s turn. The party will hold caucuses across the state Saturday. With 20 delegates up for grabs, party leaders said they’re expecting turnout to be somewhere between 70 and 125 percent of the 2008 caucus. That means they’re expecting up to 10,000 voters […]