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Lisa Murkowski

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  • An appeal to women voters [Editorial]

    An appeal to women voters  [Editorial]
    It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
  • Donna L. Hansen, congressional staffer

    Donna L. Hansen, congressional staffer
    Donna L. Hansen, a former congressional staffer whose lifelong struggle with diabetes led her to become an advocate for diabetes and cardiac research, died Nov. 15 from heart and kidney failure at Carroll Hospice's Dove House. The Sykesville resident...
  • Labor lawyer, NLRB nominee Schiffer heads to full Senate

    WASHINGTON -- An Annapolis attorney nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Labor Relations Board cleared a committee vote Wednesday and is expected to win confirmation by the full Senate as early as next week. Nancy Jean Schiffer,...
  • Looking Out: Same-sex marriage gets spotlight, even without DOMA decision

    Looking Out: Same-sex marriage gets spotlight, even without DOMA decision
    In a week filled with gay news, let's start with what didn't happen this week: Supreme Court decisions regarding same-sex marriage. Not that the lack of the decision -- or for that matter, any hint as to what the decision will be -- stopped preemptive...
  • Female vs. male senators

    Female vs. male senators
    As the son of a woman, the husband of a woman and the father of daughters and granddaughters, I celebrate the record number of females who are now United States senators. However, I do see some differences in the way these and other women are treated,...
  • Bob Dole and the GOP's disability

    Bob Dole and the GOP's disability
    Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
  • Tim Tebow will now have time to celebrate International Dance Day

    Tim Tebow will now have time to celebrate International Dance Day
    Feliz Día Internacional de la Danza! Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for April 29, 2013. As the international Twitter scene lights up with colorful pictures of people dancing all over the world, the East Coast is more focused on the release...
  • Judicial filibuster: Not so 'extraordinary' after all

    Judicial filibuster: Not so 'extraordinary' after all
    Remember the "Gang of 14"? That was the bipartisan group of senators who six years ago agreed not to filibuster judicial nominees except under "extraordinary circumstances." Well, looks like some people have decided to redefine "extraordinary" to...
  • Republican senator says 2015 could be time for U.S. oil export bill

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top supporter in the U.S. Congress for reversing the 40-year ban on crude oil exports, Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, said next year could be the time for a bill on lifting the restriction. "I think it may be timely then,"...
  • Sen. Gillibrand's book aims to highlight broader challenges for women

    Sen. Gillibrand's book aims to highlight broader challenges for women
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) says she wrote her new book to encourage more women to raise their voices in the workplace and get involved in politics. But it has been the book's passages about sexist and otherwise inappropriate remarks...
  • Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby shows gay marriage support

    Monica Wehby, the Republican U.S. Senate nominee running in deeply blue Oregon, on Tuesday did something that's a rarity for a GOP candidate: She highlighted her support of same-sex marriage.  In a TV ad released by her campaign, Wehby receives the...
  • Scathing report on Alaska National Guard forces out commander

    The Alaska National Guard’s commander was forced to resign after a six-month federal investigation found that some members of the Guard had been ostracized and abused after reporting sex assaults and that Guard members lacked trust and confidence in...