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Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear Program

Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear ProgramA long-term deal like that, Obama said in an interview with Reuters, would be the best way to assure that Iran does not attain a nuclear weapon.

U.S. Appoints First-Ever Special Envoy For LGBT Rights

U.S. Appoints First-Ever Special Envoy For LGBT RightsSecretary of State John Kerry said Randy Berry's job will be to "reaffirm the universal human rights of all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."

Obama Wants Rules That Force Brokers To Put Clients’ Interests First

Obama Wants Rules That Force Brokers To Put Clients’ Interests FirstPresident Obama wants to change the way brokers and investment advisers offer financial advice, saying the current system leads to high fees that erode returns on investments.

Court Blocks White House ‘No-Release’ Detention Policy

Court Blocks White House ‘No-Release’ Detention PolicyA federal judge has ruled to temporarily block an Obama administration order to detain mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S., what is known as the "no-release" policy.

Alaska lawmakers frustrated after meeting with Interior Secretary Jewell

A team of nine legislators took a break from session work in Juneau to travel to Kotzebue this week to confront Sally Jewell.

Sen. Murkowski says protecting lands is top priority

Sen. Murkowski says protecting lands is top priorityThere’s little Alaska’s legislative or executive branches can do to influence President Barack Obama’s approach to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Alaska delegation seeks new limits on natl. monuments

Alaska delegation seeks new limits on natl. monumentsSenators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan are co-sponsoring a bill that would require lawmakers to sign off before a president can set up a national monument.

Ukraine Likely To Top Obama-Merkel Talks Agenda

Ukraine Likely To Top Obama-Merkel Talks AgendaPresident Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are expected to discuss Ukraine amid an apparent disagreement between the two allies on how best to help the former Soviet republic, which has been in a prolonged battle against pro-Russia separatists.

Obama’s Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013

Obama’s Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013When President Obama meets with House Democrats tonight during their retreat in Philadelphia, officials say he'll lay out the details of his budget proposal, which will include reversal of large cuts to federal spending instituted in 2013.

Murkowski swings at Obama’s Arctic wilderness plan but misses

Murkowski swings at Obama’s Arctic wilderness plan but missesSen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday failed to land her first counterpunch at the Obama administration’s new Arctic conservation policies.
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