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    Alaskans urge ban on Russian seafood

    by Lauren Maxwell on Aug 26, 18:57

    Alaska’s congressional delegation is urging President Obama to get tough over a Russian ban on Alaska seafood. Earlier this month, Russia banned the import of foods from the West in response to economic sanctions placed on Russia over it’s role in the Ukraine uprising. But while Russia isn’t buying, it’s still selling its own seafood in […]

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    House OKs bill to address border crisis

    by Erica Werner/AP on Aug 01, 18:28

    House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action […]

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    House Republicans forge ahead with lawsuit against Obama

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Jul 30, 15:17

    Amid several outstanding domestic and foreign policy crises Congress must tackle by the end of the week, House Republicans are finalizing their plans to sue President Obama. The House voted 225 to 201 Wednesday afternoon to authorize House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to go forward with the lawsuit. It alleges that the president has overreached on his executive […]

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    John Boehner announces plans to sue Obama

    by Rebecca Kaplan / CBS News on Jun 25, 11:45

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Wednesday that he’s pushing the House of Representatives to sue President Obama “in an effort to compel the president to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.” He did not say which specific laws the suit will say the president has not enforced, […]

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    Rand Paul: Blame Dick Cheney for Iraq violence, not Obama

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Jun 22, 16:30

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., offered some bipartisan backup to President Obama on the subject of Iraq Sunday, saying many critics who blame the president for theferocious Islamist insurgency there, like former Vice President Dick Cheney, should take a look in the mirror. “I don’t blame President Obama,” Paul told NBC News. “Has he really got the solution? Maybe […]

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    New law allows Georgia residents to carry guns in churches, schools, bars

    by CBS/AP on Apr 23, 18:15

    Under a law just signed by Georgia’s governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it’s okay. A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered to watch Wednesday’s bill signing by Gov. Nathan Deal with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston […]

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    Obama administration delays Keystone XL pipeline review

    by CBS/AP on Apr 18, 14:01

    The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections. The State Department didn’t say how much longer it will grant agencies to weigh in but cited a […]

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    Begich addresses military spending, unemployment benefits

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 09, 7:48

    From the nation’s capital, Alaska Sen. Mark Begich said he’s working to oppose certain defense spending cuts and extend unemployment benefits for out-of-work Alaskans. The senator said proposed reductions in commissary spending would raise prices for military shoppers. At Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, he said, the commissary serves tens of thousands of military retirees and active […]

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    Calif. bill would end SeaWorld killer whale shows

    by Associated Press on Apr 07, 22:37

    SeaWorld San Diego would have to end its killer whale shows and remove 10 orcas from their tanks under a bill inspired by a documentary blasting the marine park’s animal welfare practices. The California Assembly is holding its first hearing on AB2140 Tuesday morning. The bill’s backers say killer whales are too large and intelligent […]

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    King Cove road fight continues in Washington, D.C.

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 26, 22:25

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Lisa Murkowski squared off against Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at a budget hearing on Wednesday. Murkowski used her time during opening remarks to once again bring up the issue of King Cove’s need for a road to an all-weather airport at nearby Cold Bay. “This road is non-negotiable. The health and […]

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    Begich proposes gas project bill

    by Associated Press on Mar 07, 10:47

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has proposed legislation aimed at helping advance a liquefied natural gas project being pursued by the state of Alaska. The bill would amend a 2004 federal law that focused on an Alaska gas line project that would serve North America projects to include the project now under […]

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    Sarah Palin on Russian action in Ukraine: Told you so

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Mar 01, 13:26

    With Russian forces moving into Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and preparing for a possible deeper incursion into the former Soviet republic, former Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, took to Facebook Friday to boast that she saw it coming. “Yes, I could see this one from Alaska,” quipped Palin, who was her party’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, in a reference to […]

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    U.S. warns Russia amid military movements inside Ukraine

    by CBS/Wire Services on Feb 28, 16:24

    Last Updated Feb 28, 2014 4:50 PM EST WASHINGTON - Russian forces moved into the Crimea on Friday, Ukrainian officials said, escalating tensions and prompting President Obama to warn against a military intervention. “The United States will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine,” Obama said […]

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    Arizona governor vetoes controversial bill

    by CBS News on Feb 26, 17:50

    PHOENIX - In a decision watched across the nation, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday she has vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse to serve gays on religious grounds. Brewer said she had made her decision after consulting with her lawyers and both opponents and supporters of Senate Bill 1062. “My agenda is […]

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    Justice Dept applies same-sex rights to itself

    by Associated Press on Feb 08, 12:05

    WASHINGTON – In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department. The attorney general says same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges […]

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    22,000 waiting for HealthCare.gov errors to be fixed, report says

    by Stephanie Condon / CBS News on Feb 03, 7:34

    Roughly 22,000 Americans are waiting for the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) to fix errors in their health insurance coverage caused by HealthCare.gov glitches, but the computer program to process those 22,000 requests has yet to be built, the Washington Post reports. The appeals were filed by people who say that HealthCare.gov — the website […]

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    Chris Christie knew about bridge closings, ex-official says

    by CBS News on Jan 31, 15:11

    Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., knew about the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge as they were happening, the attorney for the former Port Authority official who oversaw the closings said Friday, adding that “evidence exists” to prove it, the New York Times first reported. The attorney for David Wildstein, who was appointed by Christie to […]

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    Senators react to president’s State of the Union speech

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 28, 20:03

    ANCHORAGE – President Obama painted an optimistic picture of the current state of our country Tuesday night. In his State of the Union speech, Obama touted shrinking unemployment rates, a lower deficit and the most oil produced here at home in 20 years. The president also laid out his plan for helping out Americans who […]

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    President Obama to call for a “year of action” in State of the Union

    by CBS News on Jan 28, 15:09

    Below are excerpts from President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, scheduled for 9 p.m. ET Tuesday evening: “In the coming months, let’s see where else we can make progress together.  Let’s make this a year of action.  That’s what most Americans want – for all of us in this chamber to focus on […]

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    Cantwell asks Obama to limit mining in Bristol Bay

    by Associated Press on Jan 23, 13:27

    SEATTLE (AP) – U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is asking President Barack Obama to take action to restrict or prohibit the development of large-scale mining in the Bristol Bay watershed. In a letter sent Thursday, Cantwell asked Obama to invoke a rarely used authority under the federal Clean Water Act to protect the region that is […]