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

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

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CBS News projects Bernie Sanders wins Wisconsin Democratic primary

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Ted Cruz wins Wisconsin Republican primary, CBS News projects

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

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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 […]

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    Trump feeling female voter backlash

    by CBS News on Mar 25, 18:41

    Campaigning in Wisconsin on Friday, Ted Cruz suggested for the first time that he might not support Donald Trump if he’s the Republican nominee. “I don’t make a habit out of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my family.” Trump’s use of photos to poke fun at Heidi Cruz’s appearance, and other derogatory comments about women, are also turning […]

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    Campaigning for Bernie: Jane Sanders explains why Alaska is important

    by Shannon Ballard on Mar 24, 21:54

    ANCHORAGE — If Bernie Sanders is elected president, his wife says he will not support drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In the full interview above, Jane Sanders told KTVA why a state with so few delegates is so important in this year’s presidential election. Sanders is in Alaska campaigning on behalf of her husband. She […]

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    Jane Sanders to campaign for husband in Alaska ahead of Democratic caucus

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 24, 5:30

    Alaska Democrats are set to host a special guest this week ahead of the state’s Democratic caucus this Saturday. As the two Democratic presidential hopefuls vie for Alaska’s 20 delegates, Jane Sanders, wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, has traveled to Alaska to meet with local leaders and residents ahead of the primary on Saturday. She […]

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    Clinton, Sanders campaigns gear up for Alaska caucus

    by Eric Ruble on Mar 22, 21:09

    Alaska is not typically a significant player during the presidential primaries. This year, however, the state’s 20 delegates could matter more than ever. “We have not seen this level of activity from presidential campaigns on the ground here in Alaska in recent memory,” said Jake Hamburg, the communications director for the Alaska Democratic Party. At […]

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    Obama in Cuba: “I have come to bury the last remnant of the Cold War”

    by CBS News on Mar 22, 12:03

    President Obama spoke directly to the Cuban people in a Tuesday morning address in Havana, saying he was there to “extend the hand of friendship to the Cuban people.” “I have come here to bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas,” Obama said, to applause. The speech came on Mr. Obama’s […]

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    Alaska GOP reallocates delegates with Rubio out

    by Associated Press on Mar 17, 14:35

    The Alaska Republican party has awarded 14 delegates each to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump after Marco Rubio suspended his campaign earlier this week. Cruz edged Trump earlier this month to win the Alaska GOP’s presidential preference poll. Rubio placed third. Delegates were allocated proportionately to how well the candidates did in the poll. Initially […]

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    Obama nominates Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

    by CBS News on Mar 16, 7:49

    By Reena Flores, Rebecca Shabad President Obama announced Wednesday morning that he is nominating U.S. Circuit Court Judge Merrick B. Garland for the Supreme Court seat once occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. “Today, I am nominating Chief Judge Merrick Brian Garland to join the Supreme Court,” Mr. Obama said from the White House […]