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What others say: Immigration reform to wait for next president president in 2017. Last week, new Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan put the kibosh on any action, even though...those preposterously complex bills that, as then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of Obamacare in 2010, "We have to...
Op-ed: We blew it

...politician has to wonder, like Jeb Bush, whether all the hassle is worth it. John Boehner, after nearly five years as House speaker, decided that the time had come to leave his Republican House Boehnheads behind and stop and smell the rose. (That's...

...Hastert lawyer says ex-speaker plans to plead guilty in hush-money case, averting trialCHICAGO (AP) - Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert intends to plead guilty in a hush-money case linked to allegations of sexual misconduct, a defense...
October session on TransCanada buyout coming

...after Gov. Bill Walker met with a small group of legislators Monday to discuss issues key to the Alaska LNG Project.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said in an interview that the governor wants a 30-day special session to begin on or...
What others say: Alaskans embrace government 'overreach' on Denali

...McKinley's home state of Ohio was predictable outrage with Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich and House Speaker John Boehner assailing the act as yet another example of executive "overreach" by Obama.Taking out the subject...
Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...poverty level; for single individuals that is $20,314 per year and for married couples it's $27,490 annually. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said he understands the governor's frustration, but that Walker exceeded his authority...
Op-ed: Marco Rubio's immigration problem

...declared his own handiwork a mistake.It's a hell of a mulligan, and there is, understandably, lingering distrust. House Speaker Paul Ryan is a Kempian true believer in a latitudinarian immigration policy. If you couple him with a President Rubio...
Legislative discussion turns to state's gas plan, next steps

...project, questions have been raised about who is making decisions for the state and who is accountable for what.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said he thinks a number of legislators are probably comfortable with a buyout of TransCanada...
What others say: Boehner's deal might save party

Outgoing U.S. House Speaker John Boehner may save his party - in spite of itself. And for that - once the dust settles - he will be viewed by history as a...
Legislative session's focus narrowed to TransCanada buyout

...things as whether this would advance a pipeline and how the state will pay for its share of the financial obligation.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said the Legislature needs to make sure the decision made is sound for business, "because...


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