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Democrats stage sit-in on House floor over gun control

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Four gun control measures fail in the Senate

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Former Anchorage mayor Dan Sullivan drops out of US Senate race

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Obama excoriates Donald Trump over Orlando shooting comments

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Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president

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    Democrats stage sit-in on House floor over gun control

    by CBS News on Jun 22, 11:15

    Last Updated Jun 22, 2016 4:21 PM EDT Just days after four gun control measures failed to pass in the U.S. Senate, House Democrats are staging their own historic protest on the floor of the lower chamber over firearm safety legislation. A group of roughly 60 legislators sat down cross-legged in the middle of the House floor […]

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    Four gun control measures fail in the Senate

    by Emily Schultheis / CBS News on Jun 20, 17:29

    After Democrats staged a nearly 15-hour filibuster urging the Senate to act on gun control last week, the Senate failed to advance four gun measures Monday night. The first, an amendment to increase resources for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was voted down 53-47. In the Senate, 60 votes were required to […]

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    Former Anchorage mayor Dan Sullivan drops out of US Senate race

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 16, 14:45

    It looks like there won’t be two Dan Sullivan’s in the U.S. Senate after all. Former Anchorage mayor Dan Sullivan announced his decision to drop out of the U.S. Senate race in a statement Thursday afternoon distributed by the Alaska Republican Party. “I was asked just one day before the filing deadline, by conservative leaders […]

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    Obama excoriates Donald Trump over Orlando shooting comments

    by CBS News on Jun 14, 10:58

    A visibly angry President Obama lashed out at presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump over his proposal to ban Muslims entry into the U.S., and he ridiculed him and other Republicans over their insistence that the president use the phrase “radical Islam” to describe ISIS and homegrown terrorists like the perpetrators of the San Bernardino and […]

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    Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 09, 10:40

    President Obama has remained silent throughout much of the current presidential race, but Thursday he officially announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton. The announcement was made across Clinton’s official social media accounts. In a video posted to the Clinton campaign’s YouTube account, Obama congratulated her on becoming the “presumptive Democratic nominee” and offered his word […]

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    CBS News estimates Clinton has enough delegates for Democratic nomination

    by CBS/AP on Jun 07, 6:21

    Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, capturing commitments Monday from the number of delegates needed to become the Democrats’ presumptive nominee. CBS News’ Major Garrett has confirmed that Clinton has secured enough superdelegates to clinch the nomination. Confirmed: @CBSPolitics declares @HillaryClinton […]

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    Obama on why he won’t speak Donald Trump’s name

    by CBS News on Jun 01, 16:16

    President Obama has offered up several scathing criticism of Donald Trump and his presidential platform over the last few weeks, labeling Trump’s policies “crazy” and rooted in “ignorance.” But even in those moments — like in his ferocious attack on the billionaire’s economic proposals Wednesday — it’s rare that the president ever utters Trump’s name out loud, […]

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    Trump agrees to debate Sanders; Fox News is ‘interested’

    by Associated Press on May 26, 16:10

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump is welcoming Bernie Sanders’ proposal that they meet in a debate but is setting a high price for participating. His condition: The hosting TV network would have to put up millions of dollars for charity. Representatives for Fox News and ABC News say the networks are “interested” in hosting such […]

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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 […]