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AP News Guide: What to expect at today's Iowa caucuses

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Hillary Clinton is open to idea of nominating Obama to Supreme Court

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Trump receives key endorsement from Sarah Palin

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Is Sarah Palin going to endorse Donald Trump?

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Obama mocks 'conspiracy' at town hall meeting on gun control

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    AP News Guide: What to expect at today’s Iowa caucuses

    by Thomas Beaumont and Calvin Woodward / AP on Feb 01, 6:50

    Among Republicans, we have the showman, the ideologue and the next-generation man. Among Democrats: the avowed socialist who wants a democratic “revolution” and the avowed progressive/realist who says she wants to make actual “progress.” These five, and many more in the mix, submit themselves to Monday to the judgment of voters in Iowa, the farm […]

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    Hillary Clinton is open to idea of nominating Obama to Supreme Court

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Jan 27, 14:21

    Last Updated Jan 27, 2016 1:40 PM EST Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said she was open to appointing President Obama as a Supreme Court justice. At a campaign event in Decorah, Iowa, a voter asked the Democratic presidential contender if she would consider making such a move. “Wow, what a great idea. Nobody has ever […]

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    Trump receives key endorsement from Sarah Palin

    by Associated Press on Jan 19, 14:38

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received a key endorsement from conservative heavyweight Sarah Palin, Tuesday. The former Alaska governor, and former running mate of Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential race, endorsed the billionaire businessman, Trump’s campaign said in a statement, noting that he is “honored” by the endorsement. The endorsement comes less than […]

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    Is Sarah Palin going to endorse Donald Trump?

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Jan 19, 13:26

    Sarah Palin’s daughter on Monday weighed in on rumors that her mother is close to endorsing Donald Trump for president. In a blog post titled “Is THIS Why People Don’t Like Cruz?” Bristol Palin writes that she hopes her mom endorses Trump now that aides to Sen. Ted Cruz’s, R-Texas, have been criticizing her mom. “After hearing […]

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    Obama mocks ‘conspiracy’ at town hall meeting on gun control

    by Kathleen Hennessey and Kevin Freking / AP on Jan 08, 6:36

    President Barack Obama mocked conspiracy theorists and tore into the National Rifle Association for pushing “imaginary fiction,” as he described his plans to tighten gun control rules as modest first steps toward tackling gun violence in America. In a prime-time, televised town hall meeting Thursday, Obama fielded tough questions from high-profile gun control opponents and […]

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    Obama thrusts gun control debate into forefront of 2016 race

    by CNN / AP on Jan 05, 9:08

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With his emotional plea for America to embrace some gun control, President Barack Obama on Thursday thrust the contentious issue to the forefront of the 2016 presidential campaign just weeks from the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. Speaking in the East Room at the White House Tuesday, Obama defended his executive actions to […]

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    Gun sales up as Obama works to implement gun control measures

    by Shannon Ballard on Jan 04, 18:36

    President Barack Obama says he will implement new gun control measures in the near future. In anticipation of the changes, gun sales are up across much of the country. Chimo Guns is one of the oldest gun shops in the Mat-Su Valley. For 40 years, folks like manager Craig Pell have sold fire arms and […]

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    Obama starts 2016 with a fight over gun control

    by Associated Press on Jan 04, 6:30

    President Barack Obama is slated to finalize a set of new executive actions tightening the nation’s gun laws. At a meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Obama is expected to sign off on a package of proposals aimed at curbing gun violence and cracking down on unregulated gun sales. The package includes a proposal to […]

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    Senate advances measure for possible deep-water port in western Alaska

    by Associated Press on Dec 18, 16:13

    The U.S. Senate has passed legislation aimed at assisting the development of a deep-water port on Alaska’s west coast for Arctic-bound vessels. The Point Spencer Land Conveyance Act conveys 2,500 acres of federal land. The state under the measure would receive about 110 acres of federal lands including shoreline and a right of way for […]

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    Murkowski gets ‘Frankenfish’ labeling provision into legislative package

    by Associated Press on Dec 17, 12:00

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has gotten language into a major spending and tax package that would not allow the sale of genetically modified salmon until federal labeling guidelines are published. The language would block the sale of such fish during the current spending year until guidelines are finalized. Since this is a one-year bill, Murkowski […]

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    Trump’s Muslim proposal makes for electric TV moments

    by David Bauder / AP on Dec 10, 7:04

    Among Chris Cuomo, Joe Scarborough and George Stephanopoulos, it was tough to tell which television host became more exasperated talking to Donald Trump about his proposal to block Muslims from entering the United States. Trump made himself as available to the news media as he always does, despite espousing a plan more polarizing than any […]

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    Senate votes down gun curbs in wake of CA attacks

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 13:55

    A polarized Senate has voted down a Democratic effort to bar gun purchases by people the government suspects of being terrorists, a day after the country’s latest mass shooting. Senators voted 54-45 to reject the proposal by California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Minutes earlier, the Senate killed a rival plan by Republican Sen. John Cornyn […]

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    Ryan: House refugee bill won’t have religious test

    by Associated Press on Nov 18, 10:06

    House Speaker Paul Ryan says a Republican bill the chamber plans to vote on this week won’t limit Syrian and Iraqi refugees admitted to this country based on their religions. The Wisconsin Republican’s description of the legislation contrasted with remarks by some GOP presidential candidates. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz […]

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    Republicans in Congress move to block Syrian refugee plan

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Nov 17, 11:46

    Congressional Republicans are moving to halt the Obama administration’s plan to take in more Syrian refugees following the Paris terrorist attacks. Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, told reporters Tuesday morning that the Syrian refugee situation “requires a pause.” He said he has assembled a task force to develop legislation that addresses the administration’s plan to take in […]

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    Most Alaska superdelegates undecided on candidate pick

    by Associated Press on Nov 13, 8:21

    Three of the Alaska delegates free to support whomever they want as the Democrats’ nominee for president say they haven’t made up their mind. The fourth has a preferred candidate, but isn’t sharing yet. Nationally, most superdelegates reached by The Associated Press who gave a preference said they plan to support former Secretary of State […]

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    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski files for re-election

    by Eric Ruble on Nov 06, 17:02

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski is running for reelection in 2016 to seek a third full term as Alaska’s senior senator. She made the official announcement at the Williwaw restaurant in downtown Anchorage Friday. “We’ve got a year in front of us, and I don’t take anything for granted,” Murkowski said. During the last election, Murkowski lost […]

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    House elects Paul Ryan as the next speaker

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Oct 29, 7:46

    The House on Thursday morning elected Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, as the next speaker of the House. Ryan, 45, who was nominated by Republicans a day earlier, received 236 votes on the floor. The nine-term congressman needed 218 votes to win the election. A handful of Republicans voted for Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Florida, who also ran […]

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    Alaska’s legislators speak out about Obama’s NDAA veto

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 22, 20:47

    Alaska’s congressional delegation is speaking out about the president’s decision to veto the National Defense Authorization Act. President Barack Obama vetoed the $612 billion defense policy bill Thursday. Both the House and Senate passed it with bipartisan support. The president says he vetoed the bill because it does not address sequestration-era caps on spending, blocks military […]

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    Joe Biden opts out of presidential race

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Oct 21, 9:58

    Last Updated Oct 21, 2015 12:33 PM EDT Vice President Joe Biden has decided to forgo a 2016 presidential bid, he announced Wednesday. “I believe we’re out of time — the time necessary to mount a winning campaign,” the vice president said from the White House Rose Garden with his wife Jill Biden and President […]

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    Kevin McCarthy is running to succeed Boehner as speaker

    by CBS News on Sep 28, 21:47

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, announced Monday that he is officially running to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, when Boehner retires next month. “We have made real progress towards shrinking an overgrown federal government and reforming our broken entitlement system. But our work is far from done. We can’t ignore the differences that […]