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New Senate organization announced - 11/7/2012 12:48 pm

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Seven-day countdown - 5/25/2012 8:37 pm

Anchorage city clerk resigns (UPDATED) - 5/23/2012 10:51 am

Gara to seek re-election - 5/2/2012 2:04 pm

For one lawmaker: Good news - 4/27/2012 12:20 pm

Anticipation in the Capitol - 4/26/2012 11:38 am

Election Commission finds 1/2 of precincts ran out of ballots; recommends no investigation - 4/25/2012 5:08 pm

Debate countdown

From David Hulen in Anchorage --

Two days until the debate. Some morning headlines:

> Concerns About Palin’s Readiness as a Big Test Nears (New York Times)

> Biden's strategy: Go easy on Palin (Politico)

> In reintroduction, Palin to do more interviews and "tell her story" (Politco)

> Palin’s Moment (Mark Goldblat commentary in National Review on what she should say)

> After Sarah Palin VP debate, Joe Biden to step aside for Hillary Clinton? (L.A. Times Top of the Ticket blog on Internet rumor)

> Palin Gets Ready For Eagerly Awaited Debate With Biden (Washington Post)

> Palin's (Conservative) Problem? (Washington Post's The Fix blog)

> McCain Accuses Press of 'Gotcha Journalism' (Washington Post's The Trail blog on McCain-Palin response to the flap over Palin Pakistan remarks)

> McCain, Palin Answer Critics (CBS News, with video and transcript)

> Palin can learn, and grow, in office (Politco)

Closer to home:

> One-track mind: How Palin ignored the real issues that matter to Alaskans (Larry Persily writing on Alaska Dispatch)

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