Archive of: Alaska Politics, Featured Articles, National Politics, Popular Politics, Popular Politics



November Issue 3 2012

Railbelt legislators take control of House, Senate leadership

Conservative Republicans from Alaska’s “railbelt” region — Southcentral and Interior Alaska — will have an iron grip on top leadership positions in the state House and Senate when the Legislature convenes its 2013 session in January.

November Issue 2 2012

French, Thomas cling to narrow leads as count continues

The ballot counting continued in some legislative races Nov. 13, one week after results from most House and Senate districts put Republicans in charge of both houses.

November Issue 2 2012

Obama pressing business and labor on fiscal cliff

In a challenge to Republicans, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to extend expiring tax cuts immediately for all but the nation's highest income earners as a way to eliminate half of the so-called "fiscal cliff" that threatens to send the economy back into recession.

November Issue 2 2012

Feinstein: Petraeus to testify on Benghazi attacks

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

November Issue 2 2012

Scandal widens; US general's emails 'flirtatious'

The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for thousands of alleged "inappropriate communications" with another woman involved in the case. Some of the material was "flirtatious," an official said.

November Issue 2 2012

Begich eyeing changes to gas pipeline bill

Sen. Mark Begich plans to propose changes to a 2004 law that provides incentives for an Alaska natural gas pipeline project.

November Issue 2 2012

Olson joins GOP-led majority in Senate

Another Democrat has joined the Senate's Republican-led majority. Sen. Donny Olson of Nome will remain a member of the powerful Senate Finance Committee.

November Issue 2 2012

Interior voters dismantle Senate majority

Fairbanks voters saw to it that the Senate Bipartisan Working Group would not survive the 2012 election.

GOP takes majority in Senate, ensuring shakeup in 2013 November Issue 2 2012

GOP takes majority in Senate, ensuring shakeup in 2013

Republicans gained in the state Senate Nov. 6 but whether the margin is enough to ensure solid Republican control, and not a coalition-type organization of its leaders, remains unclear.

GOP holds House, tallies not yet settled in some races November Issue 2 2012

GOP holds House, tallies not yet settled in some races

A mix of old and new faces will be headed to Juneau in January — but in some House races, candidates are waiting for absentee ballots to be counted before they pack their bags.