Heard on the Hill: Overheard on the Hill

“Happy Seward’s Day Alaskans! Today we celebrate the purchase of #Alaska in 1867. Check out this replica check: #AK http://twitpic.com/4ec37l”

— Sen. Lisa Murkowski in a Monday afternoon tweet. The Alaska Republican attached a photo of a replica of the check that the U.S. gave to Russia in exchange for the territory that later became Alaska.

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