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Amendment Limiting NSA Records Collection Fails In The House

Amendment Limiting NSA Records Collection Fails In The HouseAn amendment that would have limited a phone records collection program run by the National Security Agency failed in the House of Representatives, this afternoon.

State Presents New Plan For ANWR Development

State Presents New Plan For ANWR DevelopmentAfter getting a “no” from the Department of the Interior, Gov. Sean Parnell has doubled down on a plan to conduct seismic testing in a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Alaska kid visits the White House for Kids State Dinner

Alaska kid visits the White House for Kids State DinnerFifty four kids from every state and some U.S. territories dined at the White House Tuesday. They were chosen as winners to attend the second annual Kids State Dinner.

Reports: Obama Mulls Pulling All Troops From Afghanistan

Reports: Obama Mulls Pulling All Troops From AfghanistanPresident Obama is considering the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, leaving no small residual force in that nation.

Opinions vary on President’s plan to combat climate change

Opinions vary on President’s plan to combat climate changePresident Barack Obama is laying out his framework for combating climate change.

In Germany, Obama Urges World To Fight For ‘Peace With Justice’

In Germany, Obama Urges World To Fight For ‘Peace With Justice’Speaking at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin — the same spot where John F. Kennedy made his famous speech almost 50 years ago — President Obama on Wednesday called on the global community to fight for democracy and freedom everywhere.

In Interview, Obama Defends NSA Data Collection

In Interview, Obama Defends NSA Data CollectionIn a 45-minute interview with PBS' Charlie Rose, President Obama defended a government program that collects vast data about the electronic activity of Americans.

Senate begins immigration debate, Alaska’s senators in the middle

Senate begins immigration debate, Alaska’s senators in the middleMajority Leader Harry Reid said he wants the Senate to pass its bill by the Fourth of July recess. He promised an open amendment process, complete with votes on all sorts of tweaks to the bill.

Student Loan Rate Hike Pending, Congress Bickers Over Politics

Student Loan Rate Hike Pending, Congress Bickers Over PoliticsPoliticians have been sounding alarms that student loan rates will soon double. And you could be forgiven if you’re worried your rates will jump.

2 Years Added To Expected Life Of Medicare Trust Fund

"The trust fund that finances Medicare's hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2026, two years beyond what was projected in last year's report," the program's trustees reported Friday.