Politics

As Congress moves toward a September vote on the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, Republican Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski continue to ask whether the Obama administration is giving up too much future negotiating power.  

 

Erica Martinson
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s push to lift the ban on exporting U.S. crude oil inched forward Tuesday with a critical Senate committee hearing on the issue.  But testimony from a union leader revealed there is fervent opposition to lifting the ban.Erica Martinson
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott abruptly removed Alaska’s longtime elections chief from office on Friday, saying through an aide that he appreciated her work but also wanted a change in the department.Lisa Demer
Some of the largest American companies are backing President Barack Obama’s push for an international climate agreement this year, the White House announced today.Erica Martinson
Gov. Bill Walker hopes he’ll get to see President Barack Obama in front of one of Alaska’s glaciers next month, he said in an interview Sunday.Erica Martinson
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has a new special assistant, Dean Williams, who trails the governor to each of his meetings, observing and ensuring that requests and promises are honored.Nathaniel Herz
The businessman and candidate for the Republican nomination for president praised the former governor on a Web talk show, saying he'd "love" to work with her in Washington.Justin Wm. Moyer | The Washington Post
With hidden camera videos of Planned Parenthood officials casually discussing donations of fetal tissue embroiling the organization, a rally in Anchorage Tuesday turned the focus to Alaska.Michelle Theriault Boots
Gov. Bill Walker said he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never seemed to be progressing toward that end.Becky Bohrer
A piece of language inserted into this year's 68-page operating budget would seek to limit travel for medical care funded by Medicaid, but health officials say it's similar to what they're already doing.Pat Forgey