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Hillary Clinton: 'America is once again at a moment of reckoning'

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Alaska Democratic chair: Higher standard for women leaders like Hillary Clinton

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Some Alaska Sanders delegates to support Clinton in November

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Former DNC leader Wasserman Schultz won't gavel convention open

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Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine to be vice president

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  • U.S. Politics

    Hillary Clinton: ‘America is once again at a moment of reckoning’

    by CBS News on Jul 28, 21:31

    Last Updated Jul 28, 2016 9:19 PM EDT PHILADELPHIA – With her speech formally accepting the Democratic nomination Thursday night, Hillary Clinton capped off a week of oratory defending the strength of the American spirit and outlining the general election argument against Republican nominee Donald Trump. “America is once again at a moment of reckoning,” Clinton […]

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    Alaska Democratic chair: Higher standard for women leaders like Hillary Clinton

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Jul 28, 11:08

    The chairwoman of the Alaska Democratic party says the party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, and all woman leaders are held to a higher standard than men. Casey Steinau says the perception is that Clinton has to come across as “warm,” but no one is saying Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump isn’t warm enough. Steinau says […]

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    Some Alaska Sanders delegates to support Clinton in November

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 12:45

    Last updated at 12:59 p.m. on Monday, July 25 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on Alaska delegates at the Democratic national convention: A spokesman for the Alaska Democratic party says the party did not have any plants among Bernie Sanders’ supporters ahead of an event earlier this year with Democratic National Committee chair Debbie […]

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    Former DNC leader Wasserman Schultz won’t gavel convention open

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 10:41

    Outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman says she won’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon. She abruptly cancelled that plan just a few hours before she was to gavel open the nominating convention. In a brief phone conversation with the Sun Sentinel newspaper of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Wasserman Schultz said: […]

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    Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine to be vice president

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 16:28

    Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she’s picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party’s nominee for vice president. In the message, Clinton says: “I’m thrilled to tell you this first: I’ve chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate.” Top Clinton aides had […]

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    Donald Trump offers dark vision of America in GOP convention speech

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 21:13

    On the final night of a convention filled with mishaps — of the plagiarism, non-endorsement varieties — Donald Trump painted a bleak picture of America, even as he officially accepted the Republican party’s nomination for the presidency. His name was stamped in bold font across the convention hall jumbotron as he walked on stage. “I humbly and gratefully accept your […]

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    Spokesman: Sullivan to speak at GOP national convention

    by Associated Press on Jul 16, 11:53

    A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan says the Alaska Republican will be speaking at the GOP’s national convention next week in Ohio. Sullivan spokesman Mike Anderson says Sullivan is scheduled to speak Tuesday evening. He says Sullivan will speak about the importance of keeping the Senate in Republican control and having a Republican once […]

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    Effort to name portion of federal legislation after murdered Alaskan moves forward

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 15, 21:48

    Part of a new federal law could soon be named after Breanna Moore, an Alaskan murdered by her boyfriend Joshua Almeda in 2014. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan want a provision of the Every Student Succeeds Law — or Senate Bill 1177 — to be titled Bree’s Law. This section of the law is […]

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    Alaska’s Republican delegates prepare for national convention

    by Liz Raines on Jul 15, 19:46

    The Republican National Convention starts Monday in Cleveland, Ohio, and Alaska’s 28 delegates are preparing for what could be a contentious convention. “We’re not allowed to bring whistles, noise makers, horns or drums. I mean, I was getting ready to bring my maracas,” said Marco Rubio delegate Erick Cordero as he reviewed the list of […]

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    Donald Trump tweets Mike Pence will be his VP

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Jul 15, 19:42

    I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016 Donald Trump announced on Twitter Friday that he has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his vice presidential candidate. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s […]

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    Donald Trump to name former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP pick

    by CBS News on Jul 14, 9:35

    Donald Trump has selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate–he is expected to formally call Pence Thursday afternoon, reports CBS News’ Major Garrett, citing a GOP official close to the process. The addition of Pence to the ticket may help assuage concerns among conservatives worried that Trump is too moderate on social […]

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    Murkowski won’t attend GOP convention with primary looming

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Jul 12, 16:54

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be traveling in Alaska next week as part of her re-election campaign and won’t be attending the national Republican convention. Rachel Kallander, a spokeswoman for Murkowski’s re-election campaign, says the convention is about a month before Murkowski’s primary and that Murkowski has a packed travel schedule during the Senate break. […]

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    Sanders endorses Clinton in New Hampshire

    by CBS News on Jul 12, 8:01

    At long last, Bernie Sanders gave Hillary Clinton his endorsement at a campaign event Tuesday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president,” Sanders told a roaring crowd.”I have come here today not to […]

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    Republicans to consider softening party’s official language on LGBT

    by Jacqueline Alemany / CBS News on Jul 09, 10:37

    With the Republican National Convention less than two weeks away, moderate Republicans are drafting an amendment that would soften the GOP’s official position on gays and lesbians, CBS News has learned. The party’s official stance on LGBT issues will be debated during next week’s meeting of the RNC’s platform committee, a 112-member group of Republican […]

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    Is Dan Sullivan really in the running to be Trump’s VP?

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 06, 15:54

    ANCHORAGE – Alaska’s junior U.S. Senator may be in the running to join presidential candidate Donald Trump as his vice president, People magazine reports. KTVA reached out to Sullivan’s office for comment. Mike Anderson, Sullivan’s communications director, responded, simply saying, “Senator Sullivan is focused on representing the great state of Alaska.” Anderson also stated that […]

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    Challenger says he can’t match, but can overcome Young’s $600K campaign war chest

    by Liz Raines on Jul 05, 21:00

    The end of June marked the close of a campaign quarter, and one candidate running against Rep. Don Young says he will be competitive against the 43-year incumbent. Steve Lindbeck, the former CEO of Alaska Public Media, has never held political office before, but has come out of retirement, compelled to change the landscape in […]

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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 […]