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    Alaska tops wildcard races across the West

    The road to a Republican majority in the Senate could hinge on what happens in Alaska, where Sen. Mark Begich is fighting for his political life and, like other vulnerable Democrats, is trying to distance himself from President Obama and some of Mr. Obama's unpopular policies.

  • Democrat Andrew Romanoff has raised more than his Republican rival, three-term incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman, in Colorado. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Role reversal: Col. Democrat hit as immigration hard-liner

    Ordinarily it's the Republican candidate who gets hammered for being insufficiently supportive of illegal immigrants, but that's not how the dynamic is playing out in a pivotal House race here.

  • Rep. Ralph Hall, Texas Republican, is one of the last World War II vets serving in Congress. He spoke at a Memorial Day tribute to veterans and veterans in Congress held by the Washington Times at the Capitol Hill Club in the District on Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Washington Times event honors Capitol Hill's veterans

    Lawmakers who served in the military before running for Congress said Wednesday that veterans bring a unique perspective to Capitol Hill, helping make sure Washington never forgets the trials of military life and the needs of the troops.

  • Tom Sullivan, second from right, who's son Alex was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre massacre, attends a rally against gun violence in front of Republican Congressman Mike Coffman's office, in Aurora, Colo., Wednesday April 23, 2014. Sullivan and other parents of Aurora theater shooting victims urged Coffman to support universal background checks in Congress. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    Parents of Aurora victims slam Rep. Mike Coffman

    The parents of two people killed in the Aurora theater shooting Wednesday criticized Republican Rep. Mike Coffman for not supporting a federal law to mandate background checks for all people who buy guns.

  • House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican, said he will not include legalization in the main bill he introduces, which means it will be up to someone else to offer an amendment in the committee or on the floor. The panel will begin debating the defense policy bill at the end of this month and hold a full committee vote May 7. (Associated Press)

    American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

    The American Legion says it is opposed to trying to tie immigration into the annual defense policy debate, calling it an unacceptable "amnesty" and dealing a serious blow to Republicans desperate to pass some sort of legalization of illegal immigrants ahead of November's elections.

  • In Colorado, redistricting isn't everything

    Unlike much of the rest of the country, Colorado Democrats have come out on top in recent redistricting battles in this hotly competitive state. But it has been of limited help - a reminder that candidates here can counter some of the effects of redistricting.

  • Rep. Coffman urges action on pot banking bill

    Rep. Mike Coffman is urging action on legislation that would allow legalized marijuana businesses to use commercial banks.

  • **FILE** The seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington is seen here on June 21, 2013. (Associated Press)

    VA hospital's release of delirious veteran latest in string of failures

    Doctors at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Puerto Rico released a patient who was suffering from delirium and barely able to function, ignoring evaluations by staff nurses, an investigation found — the latest in a string of high-profile incidents at the department's medical facilities.

  • **FILE** Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens during a news conference at the Pentagon on June 26, 2013. (Associated Press)

    For civilian workers at Pentagon, it pays to work for military

    At the Pentagon, some civilians are more essential than others. Civilians in the public affairs office that supports Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have returned from furlough during the 2-week-old partial government shutdown. But those in Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's public affairs office remain on unpaid leave, even though they perform the same duties in the same agency.

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    EDITORIAL: The march to citizenship

    For one side of the immigration debate, the goal is to hand out as many citizenship cards as possible. This "path to citizenship" is more a path toward dependency, in which illegal aliens take advantage of various welfare benefits and presumably show their gratitude by voting for the Democratic politicians who keep the goodies flowing.

  • Rep. Mike Coffman, Colorado Republican (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

    Democrats seek to tie Akin to House candidates

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  • Rep. Mike Coffman

    EDITORIAL: Furlough the feds

    An 18-month recession came to an official end in June 2009, according to a study released last week by the National Bureau of Economic Research. For good reason, few in the public believe it's over. With the economy stuck in neutral and unemployment locked at 9.6 percent, most see no choice but to keep cutting back because the future looks no brighter.

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