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'It’s time to pull together': Alaskans plan to attend Women’s March on Washington

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DC may force presidential candidates to release tax returns

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Rex Tillerson doesn't rule out idea of Muslim registry

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Congress gaveled into session

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WIIN Act brings funding to water infrastructure in Western Alaska

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    ‘It’s time to pull together’: Alaskans plan to attend Women’s March on Washington

    by Eric Ruble on Jan 16, 19:36

    The final preparations are underway for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Friday. However, a few hundred thousand people are expected to participate in a separate event happening the next day in the nation’s capital. The purpose of the Women’s March on Washington – according to its organizers – is to send a […]

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    DC may force presidential candidates to release tax returns

    by Ben Nuckols / AP on Jan 12, 13:15

    A District of Columbia lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would require presidential candidates to make their tax returns public in order to appear on the city’s ballot. David Meadows, a spokesman for Democratic D.C. Council member Anita Bonds, says Bonds is working on the bill. He says it’s currently being vetted by attorneys […]

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    Rex Tillerson doesn’t rule out idea of Muslim registry

    by CBS/AP on Jan 11, 15:35

    Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson did not rule out the idea of a U.S. registry for Muslims when he was asked about it his confirmation hearing Wednesday. Asked by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., if he would support a U.S. registry for Muslims, Tillerson told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, “I would need to have […]

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    Congress gaveled into session

    by KTVA / AP on Jan 03, 15:10

    Last updated at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3 The 115th Congress has been gaveled into session. Seven new members of the Senate joined those who won re-election in receiving the oath of office from Vice President Joe Biden. Biden is the president of the Senate until Donald Trump becomes president Jan. 20. Then Mike […]

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    WIIN Act brings funding to water infrastructure in Western Alaska

    by Tyler Stup / KNOM on Dec 27, 21:33

    Introduced in February of last year, the Water Resources Development Act — now called the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act — has officially been signed into law. After passing under the president’s pen on Dec. 16, the bill brings money to improve Alaska water and sewer conditions all over the state. Sen. […]

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    Obama vs Trump: Dispute erupts over who would have won

    by Associated Press on Dec 26, 15:30

    President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama are trading competing claims about who would have won if the 2016 presidential election had been a contest between the two men. Obama says in a podcast hosted by his former adviser David Axelrod that he’s confident he would have won a majority of Americans if he’d run […]

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    Sen. Dan Sullivan introduces legislation to increase penalty for killing police officers, judges

    by Liz Raines on Dec 23, 6:43

    This year has been a particularly violent year for law enforcement nationwide. According to the Officer Down Memorial page, the number of officers shot and killed in the line of duty has jumped 72 percent. It’s a crime Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan says should carry an enhanced sentence, including the death penalty. But some in […]

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    Murkowski, Sullivan support Russian election meddling investigation

    by Associated Press on Dec 22, 10:46

    Alaska’s Republican U.S. senators support investigating Russian meddling in this year’s presidential election. Sen. Lisa Murkowski told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner the Senate should investigate, citing a need for a thorough, transparent review. A spokesman for Sen. Dan Sullivan says Sullivan supports Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s position that an inquiry can occur through the […]

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    Pence didn’t call Michelle Obama ‘vulgar’

    by Associated Press on Dec 22, 8:40

    A widely shared story that claims Vice President-elect Mike Pence called Michelle Obama “the most vulgar first lady we’ve ever had” is untrue. The story was posted by a Newslo site in October and versions of it have received tens of thousands of reactions, comments and shares on Facebook. Like other Newslo stories, it contains […]

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    Judge in Alaska tosses lawsuit against electors

    by Associated Press on Dec 16, 15:12

    A federal judge in Alaska has thrown out a lawsuit brought by a Hillary Clinton supporter seeking to prevent the state’s three electoral college voters from casting votes for President-elect Donald Trump. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess said the electoral college is spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. He said in a written order […]

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    Alaska woman sues to block electors from voting for Trump

    by Mark Thiessen / Associated Press on Dec 15, 9:29

    A Hillary Clinton supporter from Anchorage is suing Alaska’s three members of the Electoral College, claiming their anticipated votes for President-elect Donald Trump next Monday will violate her constitutional rights. Janice Park’s lawsuit will be heard Thursday in federal court in Anchorage. It claims that since Clinton is winning the overall nationwide popular vote, her […]

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    Leahy wants commission to probe alleged Russian hacking

    by Associated Press on Dec 14, 20:27

    Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is joining two other senior Democrats in calling for an independent, nonpartisan commission to comprehensively investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. The commission would investigate alleged Russian hacking of U.S. political entities and election infrastructure, seek to identify those responsible, and recommend a response as well as actions […]

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    Feds tout health care law benefits amid calls for change

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Dec 13, 10:52

    Federal government figures released Tuesday indicate that an estimated 36,000 Alaskans gained health care coverage under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law between 2010 and 2015. The data was released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with just weeks left in Obama’s administration and with many Republicans in Congress interested in […]

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    Donald Trump’s Cabinet: $14 billion of wealth and counting

    by Aimee Picchi/CBS News on Dec 09, 14:19

    Donald Trump succeeded in the election partly because of his vow to “drain the swamp,” meaning he’d take money out of Washington, D.C. Yet his Cabinet appointees represent a historic level of wealth and a break from the populist rhetoric that appealed to millions of middle-class voters. With many positions yet to be filled, Mr. […]

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    Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

    by Associated Press on Dec 03, 17:29

    The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election. It had wanted to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated. The decision came Saturday, two days before a court hearing in the case. Lawyers for the Green Party-backed voters […]

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    Trump speaks with Taiwan’s president, risking China tensions

    by Associated Press on Dec 02, 16:45

    NEW YORK (AP) – Donald Trump has spoken with the president of Taiwan, a self-governing island the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. It is highly unusual, perhaps unprecedented, for a U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a Taiwanese leader. The U.S. cut formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan when it shifted diplomatic […]

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    Young doesn’t see GOP as rubber stamp of Trump’s ideas

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Dec 02, 11:14

    U.S. Rep. Don Young says there are similarities between the election of Donald Trump and the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, which he says came during a period of “malaise” when people lacked hope and wanted change. Young is the longest-serving Republican in the House and Trump’s administration will be the ninth he’s served alongside. […]

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    Jill Stein files for a presidential election recount in Wisconsin

    by CBS News on Nov 25, 14:51

    The Green Party’s Jill Stein has officially requested a recount in Wisconsin, where Donald Trump currently holds a lead of 27,257 votes over Hillary Clinton. The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced that it received Stein’s petition Friday. “The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States,” […]

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    Here’s a look at which Alaskans are in the running for a place in Trump’s administration

    by Liz Raines on Nov 23, 23:09

    While President-elect Donald Trump is putting together his new administration, his transition team is eyeing a few of Alaska’s familiar faces. Alaska multi-millionaire Bob Gillam said he’s in the running for a cabinet-level position. Gilliam is CEO of McKinley Capital and attended college with Trump. Former lawmaker Jerry Ward, who is heading up the Alaska branch […]

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    Obama encourages world leaders to take ‘wait-and-see approach’ with Trump before judging him

    by KTVA / AP on Nov 20, 17:34

    Today @POTUS concluded his final meetings at #APEC2016 during his final foreign trip. Here’s what he said: https://t.co/VSZIKcSCCv — WH National Security (@NSC44) November 20, 2016 President Barack Obama encouraged world leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru to give his successor the benefit of the doubt. Obama spoke with different world […]