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Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski wants to use America’s oil as a weapon

Republican U.S. Senator from Alaska Lisa Murkowski has suggested that the United States use its home grown oil and gas as a diplomatic tool, and that the increased production of American oil and gas needs to be used as strategic assets globally. In……

Sen. Heller’s support for ENDA kills GOP hopes for filibustering LGBT rights bill

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) on Monday almost certainly put an end to his party’s plans to filibuster a bill to prevent discrimination against LGBT people. Democratic leaders in the Senate confirmed last week that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was expected to come up for a vote on Monday. It…

War on Women: Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Brain So Good

Yertle the Turtle opened his mouth today and some stupid fell out: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) shrugged off the idea that Republicans are waging a war on women, calling it a “manufactured issue.” “Talk about a manufactured issue,” McConnell said in an interview with local Louisville, Ky., radio…

Women U.S. senators press Clinton on Myanmar rapes

Twelve women US senators accused Myanmar’s regime on Wednesday of using rape as a “weapon of war” and urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to pressure the government to halt the practice. “Given the Burmese regime’s unabated use of rape as a weapon of war, we urge you to call…

Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski: Palin lacks ‘intellectual curiosity’ to be president

When a member of your own party criticizes you, it’s certainly not the end of the world. But when a member of your state’s own Washington delegation is about to put a verbal knife in your back, you may want to turn around. In an interview with CBS’ News Katie…

Fate of Alaska race hinges on write-in count

Fate of Alaska Senate race now hinges on how write-in ballots are read Election workers will begin scrutinizing tens of thousands of ballots in the Alaska Senate race on Wednesday in a scene reminiscent of the 2000 Florida recount. There will be no hanging chads this time around — just…

Alaska spelling bee: Fate of Senate race could depend on whether voters can spell

Election workers will begin scrutinizing tens of thousands of ballots in the Alaska Senate race on Wednesday in a scene reminiscent of the 2000 Florida recount. There will be no hanging chads this time around — just lots of scribbled names. The vote count could help determine whether Sen. Lisa…

Democrat Murray keeps Senate seat from Washington state

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Democratic Senator Patty Murray narrowly held her seat from Washington state, cushioning her party’s majority in elections where Republicans made huge gains, results showed. Murray’s Republican opponent Dino Rossi conceded after the latest official tally showed Murray with a lead of some 46,000 votes, or 51.26 percent,…

Write-in ballots lead in Alaska Senate race

Write-in ballots lead in Alaska Senate race as Lisa Murkowski battles Joe Miller The Alaska Senate race was headed for another nailbiter in the rematch between write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski and tea party favorite Joe Miller as supporters from both sides prepared Wednesday for a potentially prolonged ballot count.…

Anti-choicers move the ball down the field

This election day, the great under-reported story is how much the same old culture war issues pushed out the right wing vote. There’s been a lot of useful attention paid to an issue people don’t like to talk about, which is how much racism still motivates the right, that the…

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