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Murkowski meets with Hagel ahead of hearing

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she had a productive meeting with President Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary.

Democrats reintroduce assault weapons ban

Congressional Democrats are reintroducing legislation to ban assault weapons but the measure faces long odds even after last month's mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Kerry faces confirmation hearing for Secretary of State

Kerry faces confirmation hearing for Secretary of StateToday, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a confirmation hearing for Sen. John Kerry for Secretary of State.

Congress returns to debt limit battle

Just one day after President Obama’s inauguration, Congress returned to the fight over whether to raise the nation’s borrowing limit.

State legislators introduce ‘Alaska Firearms Freedom Act’

The Alaska Firearms Freedom Act would make it a crime to enforce any federal prohibitions on things like assault rifles and high-capacity gun magazines.

Chief justice to swear in Obama for second term

Chief justice to swear in Obama for second termChief Justice John Roberts will swear in President Barack Obama for a second term later this month.

No deal in sight to avert federal spending cuts

There is no deal in sight, though leaders may try and push a pared back plan to avert the fiscal cliff.

Pro-Gun Democrats branch out, Begich stays put

Speaking in Newtown Sunday night, an unusually direct President Barack Obama made clear, Washington and the rest of the country will once-again engage in a heated debate over weapons.

Itta picked for Arctic Research Commission

A former mayor of the North Slope Borough has been picked to serve on the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.

Oil tax reform may play big role in national debt discussions

Tax reform could play a significant part of the debt package, and the oil and gas industry is making sure it keeps its tax breaks.