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13 states sue over rule giving feds authority on state water

...rule - a response to calls from the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress for the EPA to clarify which smaller waterways are protected...Mexico, Nevada, South Dakota and Wyoming.Republicans in Congress, and some Democrats including North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-29/13-states-sue-over-rule-giving-feds-
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Op-ed: Same-sex marriage is only the beginning

...set up insurance exchanges, in violation of the language of that law. Roberts took upon himself the right to interpret what Congress intended, rather than let the law speak for itself.Modern Republican presidents, beginning with Dwight Eisenhower, have...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-29/op-ed-same-sex-marriage-is-only-t
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Voices of Alaska: Delegation working on solutions for Alaska VA

...anticipated - eating up money that Alaska VA was relying on to run its innovative programs. And the Choice Program, funded by Congress at $10 billion was hardly being used anywhere. Rumors flew that the VA was pulling out of the Elmendorf Joint Venture Hospital...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-21/voices-of-alaska-delegation-worki
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What others say: Congress should grant trade-promotion authority

...authority.Under such authority, also known as "fast-track," the president would be able to submit trade agreements to Congress for an up-or-down vote - without filibusters or amendments by lawmakers reflexively opposed to seemingly any and every...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-10/what-others-say-congress-should-g
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Op-ed: Hillary, you're so yesterday

...things I plannedI always built to last on weak and shifting sand."Examples: Hillarycare, which was rejected by a Democratic Congress during her husband's first term, the absence of any significant legislation while she was a senator from New York, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-20/op-ed-hillary-youre-so-yesterday
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What others say: Not the time to reverse course on affordable health insurance

...that the A.C.A. subsidies would be available on exchanges in all the states. There is an easy solution for the problem. Congress could pass a one-sentence law clarifying that subsidies will be available on all the exchanges. That's what polls show...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-15/what-others-say-not-the-time-ti-r
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Op-ed: The end of the Clinton coalition

...to the political center. He played defense on cultural issues. He balanced the budget (at the insistence of a Republican Congress). He touted, at least after his first two years, small-scale government programs of symbolic significance. He was tough...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-10/op-ed-the-end-of-the-clinton-coal
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What others say: Congress must enact safeguards to protect privacy

Last fall, Congress was on the verge of doing away with the...modified it a bit, but he left it to Congress to make the fundamental change of ending bulk collection.We had hoped that Congress would take a fresh look at whether this...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-13/what-others-say-congress-must-ena
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Op-ed: The anti-NSA bumper sticker

...overseen by a special panel of judges, and it has briefed Congress about its program for years.In the context of all that is...It currently hangs on vague phrasing in the Patriot Act. Congress should make it unmistakable that it is authorizing exactly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-27/op-ed-the-anti-nsa-bumper-sticker
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Sport fishermen slow to respond with applications for $4.6 million in fisheries disaster aid

...roll into research for Cook Inlet projects, he said. The money was allocated toward sportfishermen in the Cook Inlet after Congress appropriated $20.8 million for federal fisheries disasters on the Yukon and Kuskokwim River king salmon runs and in the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-27/sport-fishermen-slow-to-respond-with
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