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  • China Threatens The U.S., Says Will "Not Tolerate Violations Of Its Territorial Waters"

    10/09/2015 9:33:37 AM PDT · by amorphous · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9 Oct 2015 | Tyler Durden
    While the geopolitical posturing between the US and China over the South China Seas is nothing new, the latest and most dramatic installment started just one month ago, when as part of its celebration to commemorate the successful victory over Japan in World War II, China sailed five warships to the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, just as Obama was quite literally taking selfies of himself a few hundred miles away. ... China's response was quick, clear and unequivocal: "We will never allow any country to violate China's territorial waters and airspace in the Spratly Islands, in the...
  • Don Young shoves Peter King out of the way

    10/09/2015 3:36:24 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct 8, 2015
    The scene after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (RINO-CA) announced he was dropping out of the Speaker’s race… Out of the way!
  • Sorry, boss: Alaska Airlines CEO says his own luggage was temporarily lost after recent flight

    10/05/2015 10:28:02 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 2 replies
    Alasja Dispatch News ^ | October 5, 2015 | Alaska Dispatch News|
    Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden is one of the airline’s biggest boosters -- but he says his high-flying carrier let him down when he traveled to an industry summit. According to the Los Angeles Times, Tilden took an Alaska Airlines flight to Washington, D.C., last week. He arrived that day, but his bag didn’t -- and had to be delivered the next day. “The media is here and I'm hoping that you don't write this down and print it,” Tilden said. The airline offers $25 or 2,500 frequent-flier miles to passengers who don’t receive their bags within 20 minutes of...
  • Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

    10/03/2015 1:14:20 PM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 3, 2015 | MARK THIESSEN
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage. The cub, estimated to be about a year and a half old, and an older bear thought to be its mother had been at the camp site for days stealing food, authorities said. On Friday morning, the cub was seen outside a tent. David Tandler, 49, told officers he was worried it would harm children inside the tent, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth...
  • Alaska fears fallout of Shell's Arctic drilling decision

    09/29/2015 5:27:57 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 28, 2015 | DAN JOLING, Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Royal Dutch Shell's dry hole in the Chukchi Sea may be disappointing to shareholders, but it's potentially devastating to Alaska. The company's decision to end oil exploration in offshore Alaska for the foreseeable future means the state must find another source to fill the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline and solve its economic woes, Gov. Bill Walker said.
  • Shell says it will cease Alaska offshore Arctic drilling

    09/27/2015 11:59:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 28, 2015 2:15 AM EDT | Dan Joling
    Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work. The announcement was a huge blow to Shell, which was counting on offshore drilling in Alaska to help it drive future revenue. Environmentalists, however, had tried repeatedly to block the project, and welcome the news.Shell found indications of the oil and gas in the well in the Chukchi Sea about 80 miles off Alaska’s northwest coast, the company said Monday in a release from The Hague, Netherlands. However, the petroleum was not...
  • Trump Storms Washington to Stop Iran Nuke Deal

    09/08/2015 2:36:15 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies ^ | 09/08/2015 | GARTH KANT
    Donald Trump is coming to Washington with a message for Congress and the American people: Stop the nuclear deal with Iran. And he will be joined by a star-studded galaxy of conservative leaders. Appearing with the leading Republican presidential contender will be fellow candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, former Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, political commentator Glenn Beck, radio talk-show host Mark Levin and many others in what promises to be a huge rally to try stop the Iran deal at the Capitol on Wednesday.
  • Jeb Bush Gives Obama ‘Credit’ On Iran; James Baker’s Influence At Work (April 2015)

    07/18/2015 9:05:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/8/15 | Joel B Pollak
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) may be “closest to Obama in his view on foreign policy,” as Dr. Charles Krauthammer put it on Tuesday, but he is facing stiff competition from Jeb Bush in that category. The former Florida governor praised Obama’s initial negotiating efforts with Iran on Tuesday, telling an audience in Denver that “we need to give him credit” for “bringing other people along and making it tougher.” The puzzling statement suggests the influence of James A. Baker III on the Bush campaign. Baker, a former Secretary of State, was the co-chair of the Iraq Study Group in 2006,...
  • Jeb Bush: I won't tear up Iran deal on Day One

    07/18/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/17/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush on Friday gave sharp criticism of the nuclear deal with Iran, but said he wouldn't immediately kill the agreement on his first day in office if he becomes the next president. The former Florida governor told an audience at a campaign event in Carson City, Nevada, that he'd take a more pragmatic approach by consulting with his Cabinet and allies before scratching the nuclear agreement altogether. "One thing I won't do is just say as a candidate: 'I'm just going to tear up the agreement on the first day.' That sounds great, but maybe you ought to check...
  • Jeb Bush's waffling on transvestite soldiers and Iran tells us about his character

    07/18/2015 5:52:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/18/15 | Newsmachete
    Jeb Bush talks frequently about a big tent. But it wasn't until yesterday that I realized that his reference to a "big tent" was actually about a man wearing a dress. Bush reportedly said he was “fine” with transgender persons openly wearing the uniform as long as the Pentagon determines that doing so would not undermine U.S. troop morale. “If you can accommodate people who are transgendered and deal with making sure the military’s comfortable with this and making sure that the overriding principle ought to be how do we create the highest morale for the greatest fighting force the...
  • Jeb Bush: I wouldn't roll back Obama's Iran deal on Day One

    07/18/2015 5:16:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | July 17, 2015 | Eli Stokols
    Jeb Bush took a tough but nuanced foreign policy stance during an appearance here Friday morning, calling for reversing the ban on concealed weapons at military installations and calling out his Republican rivals for hollow promises to repeal the Iran nuclear agreement on their first day in office. Bush, looking to position himself as an electable conservative in a sprawling primary field thrown into turmoil by the unexpected rise of Donald Trump, reiterated his opposition to the Iran agreement, which will ease economic sanctions on the country in exchange for a decade of limitations to its nuclear program. But he...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Ambitious LNG Project Could Revive Alaska's Fortunes

    09/23/2015 5:36:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | SEP 22, 2015 | Brigham A. McCown
    Alaska was long at the vanguard of America’s energy industry. At one time the State of Alaska accounted for as much as one-quarter of the entire country’s domestic oil production. Alaska’s vast fields also served as a source of pride – and the backbone of the state’s economy. As production surged, it was common to hear industry men revel in the United States’ diminishing reliance on foreign supplies as they worked rigs up and down regional reserves. Yet, as energy development in the lower 48 has burgeoned over the past decade, those refrains have waned – as has production. Fed...
  • The Beginning of the End for Trump: His Sarah Palin Moment

    09/22/2015 10:39:11 AM PDT · by upchuck · 124 replies
    Heff Po ^ | 9/22/15 | Arianna Huffington
    ... moment in the political life of every big-personality, more-sizzle-than-steak candidate when they step across the line of legitimacy, or illegitimacy (depending on your perspective), even for media addicted to the high ratings these candidate-entertainers provide. That moment for Sarah Palin was her Katie Couric interview in 2008 -- the hockey-mom-has-no-clothes revealing from which she, and the McCain campaign, never recovered. In Donald Trump's candidacy -- which The Huffington Post is appropriately covering in our Entertainment section -- the equivalent moment might have just happened. It was not the moment in the second Republican debate when Carly Fiorina carved him...
  • $2,072: 2015 Alaska PFD amount announced

    09/21/2015 12:12:47 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 33 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | September 21, 2015 | Chris Klint
    The vast majority of Alaskans will be $2,072 richer when they receive their Permanent Fund dividend checks from the state next month, an amount unveiled at an event hosted by Gov. Bill Walker Monday.
  • Rand Paul Casts His Lot With Glenn Beck Claims Tea Party Was "Rallying Against Donald" In 2010

    09/16/2015 1:27:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | September 16, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    SIMI VALLEY, California — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is aiming his guns at GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump ahead of the second presidential debate. While shooting a rifle, shotgun and pistol at Taran Tactical Innovations here, down the street from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Paul told reporters he’s gunning for Trump. Paul fired at targets including a big stack of paper file boxes labeled the “IRS Tax Code” and at a bulletproof vest.
  • Obama Ignores Chinese Provocation In Alaska Waters

    09/16/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, at the dawn of what would be called the “American Century,” sent the Great White Fleet on a 14-month-long world cruise, Consisting of four naval squadron including four battleships each accompanied by their escorts, it was a signal that America had arrived as a world power and was going to be a player. By sending five warships into Alaskan territorial waters while President Obama visited the 49th state to eat bear-killed salmon, rename Mt. McKinley, and warn of non-existent climate change,, China has made a similar statement that it intends this to be the Chinese...
  • Exclusive: The Real Reason for Sarah Palin’s Falling Out with Glenn Beck

    09/15/2015 10:02:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/15/2015 | Tony Lee
    Glenn Beck lied. Again. After apologizing for calling Sarah Palin a “clown” on Thursday, Beck, who has acknowledged that Americans actually view him as a “clown” and a “monkey,” claimed in a blog post that he and the Palins have not had a relationship since the assassination attempt on Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) in 2011. Beck wrote that he suspected people were telling the Palins lies about him to drive a wedge between them. But Breitbart News has exclusively learned from a source close to the Palins that the rift started when Beck, in order to gain publicity for himself,...
  • Glenn Beck vows to smuggle Syrian Christians into U.S.

    09/15/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    WND ^ | September 15, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    'I have former CIA people going over, and they're vetting everybody right now' Published: 13 hours ago Radio host Glenn Beck says he will find a way to smuggle Christian Syrians into the U.S., even if his efforts land him in prison. “Stop asking for permission! Stop thinking we need permission. … I asked if my audience could raise $10 million before Christmas to bring the Christians in from Syria. We will vet them ourselves. I have former CIA people that are going over, and they’re vetting everybody right now. We can save more people by Christmas than Oscar Schindler...
  • Glenn Beck: I apologize for calling Sarah Palin a clown but stand by everything else I said

    09/11/2015 12:24:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2015 | AllahPundit
    An obligatory follow-up to last night’s post. Sounds like my theory was largely correct: It’s not just his personal falling-out with Palin, which he elaborates on in his new Facebook post, or her embrace of the progressive Trump that’s bothering him, it’s the whole damned discombobulating phenomenon of Trumpmania among the tea party and its sympathizers.Especially its sympathizers in conservative talk radio. I do not understand her position and love of Trump. He is clearly a progressive, not a small government constitutionalist…But he is also a bully, sexist, cruel, an ego manic and narcissist in ways that makes Barack...
  • Glenn Beck: "Sarah Palin Has Become A Clown," I'm Embarrassed I Ever Supported Her

    09/10/2015 11:53:58 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 173 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | September 10, 2015
    On the Thursday broadcast of his nationally-syndicated radio program, Glenn Beck trashed Sarah Palin for her joint appearance with Donald Trump at yesterday's anti-Iran deal protest on Capitol Hill. "Yeah, I'm going to say it," Beck prepared his audience. "I don't care what Sarah Palin says any more. Sarah Palin has become a clown. I'm embarrassed that I was once for Sarah Palin. Honestly, I'm embarrassed. "Why do I say that about Sarah Palin? How can you say that about Sarah Palin? Because I don't know who she is any more, I don't know what she stands for. I saw...
  • In historic first, US icebreaker reaches North Pole: What will it do there?

    09/10/2015 11:03:13 AM PDT · by thackney · 60 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 | Kevin Truong
    Our nation's youngest icebreaker – US Coast Guard Cutter Healy – is all grown up, becoming the first US surface ship Saturday to make the trip to the North Pole unaccompanied. Submarines normally follow ships underneath the ice. Admittedly, "all grown up" might be the wrong phrase, Healy is a 420-foot, 16,000-ton, 30,000-horsepower ship, that’s capable of breaking more than 10 feet of ice. The vessel made the journey from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in less than a month, powering through the frigid water and enormous blocks of ice one week ahead of schedule. In addition to helping the Coast Guard’s...
  • Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz Headline Mass Rally Against Iran Nuclear Deal In Washington

    09/09/2015 11:40:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/09/2015 | By Michael Kaplan
    Thousands of opponents of the Iran nuclear deal turned out Wednesday for a rally in Washington, D.C., in a show of opposition to an agreement that has ignited a contentious, national debate over security and now has enough support among lawmakers to pass. Headlining the event were high-profile conservative figures, including real-estate tycoon and GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz."I’ve been doing deals for a long time, I’ve been making lots of wonderful deals, great deals, that’s what I do," Trump said. "Never, ever, ever in my life have I...
  • Live stream of Trump / Cruz / Palin Stop Iran Capitol Rally - 38 speakers scheduled starting at 1pm

    09/09/2015 5:27:42 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 390 replies
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | Today at 1pm EDT
    Rally organizer Jenny Beth Martin said yesterday over 70 people requested to speak at today's rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol. 38 speakers are currently listed including: Presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jim Gilmore Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck Several Congressmen and national security experts. Live stream available at link below the list of speakers.
  • Obama calls for more icebreakers despite lack of funds [global warming alert!]

    09/08/2015 5:32:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/8/15 | Rowan Scarborough
    President Obama’s urgent call to construct a new fleet of heavy Coast Guard icebreakers to monitor the contested Arctic is belied by his recent budgets that slashed funding for even one new ship. Mr. Obama, in a game of polar ice chess with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his 40-plus icebreakers, made the gap one of his themes as he toured Alaska last week. Officials say the U.S. needs to keep pace in the face of an increasingly serious challenge by Russia, which is making new territorial claims on the Arctic. But even by the White House’s own internal projections,...
  • "Running Wild With The President" - Video of Obozo gnawing on a raw half-eaten carcass

    09/08/2015 1:11:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 9, 2015
    The Wee Wee bringing dignity to the high office he holds ... and proving once and for all that he is not a wimp! To see him in action: Click Here!
  • The Only State Where Everyone Gets Free Money

    09/07/2015 7:10:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Motherboard ^ | September 4, 2015 // 08:20 AM EST 09/05/2015 | Written by Brian Merchant
    Every year, the state of Alaska hands each of its citizens hundreds to thousands of dollars, no strings attached. The only requirement for receiving the cash is that a person has a) held residence in Alaska for more than one year and is b) alive.To citizens in the state, the Permanent Fund Dividend is a deeply beloved if sometimes controversial policy. To those outside it, it’s often regarded as a curiosity. The annual payout makes headlines when it happens—Alaska’s giving people free money!—and has, typically, been forgotten just as quickly. Recent years, however, have seen a groundswell of attention...
  • Sarah Palin to Speak in DC at Anti-Iran Deal Rally

    09/06/2015 2:20:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2015 | Kevin Scholla
    Mrs. Palin goes to Washington. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will head to the nation’s capitol this week and she’s also expressing interest of possibly spending some more time in D.C. in the future. While speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday, Palin took part in a rare interview from a mainstream outlet that was filled with substance rather than bias and gotcha questions.During the segment, Palin announced that she will appear at a rally in Washington this week protesting the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz will...
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a ‘Tough’ POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 11:46:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt.Trump’s foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donald’s loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got “gotcha” questions.Palin said, “I’d rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.”She added that the public doesn’t “give a flying flip” which specific leaders are overseeing specific regions anyway. Palin suggested a good metric to judge candidates by might be...
  • Palin eyeing energy secretary in Trump WH - I'd get rid of the Energy Department, Palin says

    09/06/2015 9:59:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    CNN via ^ | 09/06/2015 | Eugene Scott CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Sarah Palin knows the position she wants in a Donald Trump administration: Energy secretary. "I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind's use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations," she told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union." But Palin, the GOP's 2008 vice presidential nominee, might be the first potential cabinet member to openly speak about dissolving their office.
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a ‘Tough’ POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 8:41:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/6/15 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt. Trump’s foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donald’s loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got “gotcha” questions. Palin said, “I’d rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.” She added that the public doesn’t “give a flying flip” which specific leaders are overseeing specific regions anyway. Palin suggested a good metric to judge candidates by...
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a ‘Tough’ POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 6:42:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 153 replies ^ | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt. Trump’s foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donald’s loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got “gotcha” questions. Palin said, “I’d rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.”
  • Palin eyeing energy secretary in potential Trump administration

    09/06/2015 6:30:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Eugene Scott
    Sarah Palin knows the position she wants in a Donald Trump administration: Energy secretary. "I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind's use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations," she told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union." But Palin, the GOP's 2008 vice presidential nominee, might be the first potential cabinet member to openly speak about dissolving their office.
  • To Get Back at Obama, There’s a Petition to Name an Ohio Mountain After Sarah Palin

    09/05/2015 6:24:10 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 61 replies
    media-ite ^ | September 5th, 2015 | Josh Feldman
    To get back at President Obama for renaming a mountain that used to be named after a U.S. president from Ohio, there’s a petition to rename a mountain in Ohio after Sarah Palin. No, seriously. Earlier this week the president decided to rename Mount McKinley to Denali because 1) that was its original name, 2) the state of Alaska has recognized it as such for a while, and 3) President William McKinley had absolutely nothing to do with it. That didn’t stop Republicans from criticizing the move, and now there is a petition on the White House website to get...
  • New Labor Day Polls Show Trump Leading in GOP Favorability & Defeating Every Democrat Challenger

    09/05/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 47 replies
    Two Labor Day Polls Portend ‘Splodey Heads For The Anti-Trump Advocates…. Earlier today Gallup released a poll showing that Trump is the most heavily favored candidate (63% Approval Rating) amid Republicans. A devastating defeat for the establishment GOP (GOPe) who are seeking to push their preferred candidate Jeb Bush. Such substantive favorable opinion of candidate Trump puts the RNC/GOPe in a difficult position as they plot to begin their collective assault against the unpalatable frontrunner. But tonight the news for the Vichy Republican crowd is infinite degrees worse. As they plot the best course of Trump’s annihilation – national polls...
  • What the President Didn’t See From Alaska

    09/04/2015 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | September 4, 2015 | Denali
    As tourist season winds down in Alaska, so does the sightseeing trip of America’s busiest tourist. The President heads back to the beltway bubble after three days in the wondrous Last Frontier. While here, he enjoyed spectacular autumn weather which he commemorated with many selfies on a stick. He danced, he held a fish, he hiked a glacier (thankfully not the Mendenhal Glacier, for that chunk of ice is, literally, the size of Rhode Island. Instead, he enjoyed one of the other 100,000 Alaskan glaciers). And, he renamed a mountain…our mountain…the tallest peak on the North America continent. Unlike most...
  • Obama Pushes Solar Power--In Arctic Town That Sees Little Sun in Winter

    09/03/2015 2:30:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 3, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Aerial photo of Kotzebue, Alaska, which is located 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle. (City of Kotzebue) ( – President Obama promoted solar energy to residents of Kotzebue, an Alaskan town located 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle that gets less than six hours of sunlight for 34 days in early December through early January. “I know you guys have started putting up solar panels and wind turbines around Kotzebue. And because energy costs are pretty severe up here, for remote Alaskan communities, one of the biggest problems is high energy costs,” the president said in a...
  • Salmon spawns on Obama in Alaska

    09/03/2015 7:39:38 AM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | September 3, 2015 | Deena Zaru
    During his historic trip to Alaska, President Barack Obama spent some time fishing at Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham and in a comical moment, a salmon spawned on his shoes. Wearing a pair of orange gloves, Obama examined some of the fish that he caught. The second one he picked up began squirting at his shoes. "Uh-oh, what's happening there?" he asked.
  • Chinese Navy Ships Make First Appearance in Bering Sea

    09/02/2015 4:06:14 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    gCaptain ^ | September 2, 2015 | Phil Stewart
    Five Chinese Navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, in an apparent first for China’s military that came as U.S. President Barack Obama toured the U.S. state. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said it was the first time the United States had observed Chinese Navy ships in the Bering Sea.
  • Five Chinese Navy Ships Are Operating in Bering Sea Off Alaska Coast

    09/02/2015 1:29:09 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 67 replies
    wsj ^ | Sept. 2, 2015 | JEREMY PAGE
    Five Chinese navy ships are currently operating in the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska, the first time the U.S. military has seen such activity in the area, Pentagon officials said Wednesday. The officials said they have been aware in recent days that three Chinese combat ships, a replenishment vessel and an amphibious ship were in the vicinity after observing them moving toward the Aleutian Islands, which are split between U.S....
  • Paring His Bucket List, Obama Relishes Hiking at an Alaskan Glacier (all by himself)

    09/02/2015 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama hiked alone up a gravel path toward Exit Glacier, gazing at a mass of flowing ice as it melted into the plain below. “How’s this?” he marveled as he surveyed the terrain on a cloudless day. “Beats being in the office.” Mr. Obama is in legacy-building mode here in Alaska, where he has come to talk about the rapidly unfolding effects of climate change and the urgent need to address it. He saw the consequences of global warming during his trek to the glacier, which has receded more than a mile over the past 200 years because of...
  • Obama takes selfie with Bear Grylls (films reality show while his party completes surrender to Iran)

    09/02/2015 9:49:09 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 02, 2015, 11:13 am | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama stopped for a selfie with wilderness adventurer and television star Bear Grylls during his trip to Alaska on Tuesday. A photo posted to the White House Instagram account showed the pair smiling inside Kenai Fjords National Park with an alpine glacier and gray mountainside in the background. "Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park," read the caption, attributed to Obama. Obama is wrapping up his three-day trip highlighting climate change. He met Grylls for an upcoming episode of his wilderness survival skills show "Running Wild." Meanwhile, a White House petition calling for Obama to...
  • Obama trashes another law

    09/02/2015 8:11:24 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 50 replies
    morning journal ^ | September 2, 2015
    What would William McKinley, who served as president from 1897 until he was assassinated in 1901, think of a chief executive who refused to obey the law of the land? Modern-day Americans can only speculate about that. But they have first-hand knowledge of President Barack Obama's predilection for insisting the law is what he says it is, not what Congress has written in the statute books. Obama did it again this week, declaring that henceforth, the highest point in North America will be known as Mount Denali. For decades, the official name had been Mount McKinley. Regardless of how you...
  • What's Really Melting: Obama's Alaskan Lies

    09/02/2015 7:49:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | September 2, 2015 | Steve Milloy
    President Obama’s hike up the rapidly melting Exit Glacier today has run into some unfortunate buzzkill: reality.
  • Obama: Climate Deniers Who Ignore Science Are on ‘Their Own Shrinking Island’

    09/01/2015 2:27:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 108 replies
    Brietbart ^ | September 1, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday night at the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage, AK, President Barack Obama attempted to isolate those who question whether climate change is man-made saying they are “on their own shrinking island.” Obama said, “We know human activity is changing the climate that is beyond dispute. Everything else is politics.” [Snip] "The time to plead ignorance is surely past.”
  • Donald Trump: I'll Change Denali Back to Mount McKinley

    09/01/2015 12:05:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 100 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 1, 2015 | Benjamin Bell and Ali Weinberg
    Donald Trump, apparently assuming he will secure the White House, tweeted on Monday evening that he would reverse the decision announced by President Obama to change the name of Alaska's Mount McKinley back to the traditional name Denali, saying it is an affront to the Buckeye State.
  • (Flashback): Alaskan Glaciers Grow for First Time in 250 years

    09/01/2015 7:21:29 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 24 replies ^ | October 16, 2008 | Michael Asher
    A bitterly cold Alaskan summer has had surprising results. For the first time in the area's recorded history, area glaciers have begun to expand, rather than shrink. Summer temperatures, which were some 3 degrees below average, allowed record levels of winter snow to remain much longer, leading to the increase in glacial mass. "In mid-June, I was surprised to see snow still at sea level in Prince William Sound", said glaciologist Bruce Molnia. "In general, the weather this summer was the worst I have seen in at least 20 years". "On the Juneau Icefield, there was still 20 feet of...
  • In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

    08/31/2015 11:35:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2015 2:22 AM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska. In a bid to further his environmental legacy, Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Anchorage and called on other nations to take swift action as negotiations for a global climate treaty near a close. His speech to an Arctic climate summit set the tone for a three-day tour of Alaska that will put the state’s liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display....
  • Obama Renames Mount McKinley "Denali"

    08/31/2015 1:57:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 74 replies ^ | August 31, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Sunday, President Obama’s administration announced that he would, by executive order, change the name of Mount McKinley to Mount Denali. He did not explain the decision, which frustrated Ohio legislators upset at the slap at President William McKinley’s legacy; he is expected to speak on the topic today in Anchorage.
  • Ohio lawmakers slam Obama plans to rename Mt. McKinley 'Denali' during Alaska trip

    08/31/2015 12:25:31 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 64 replies
    FOX News Network ^ | August 31, 2015 |
    Ohio lawmakers reacted angrily Sunday to the White House's announcement that President Obama would formally rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley — North America's highest peak — "Denali" during his trip to The Last Frontier this week. "Mount McKinley ... has held the name of our nation's 25th President for over 100 years," Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, said in a statement. "This landmark is a testament to his countless years of service to our country." Gibbs also described Obama's action as "constitutional overreach," saying that an act of Congress was required to rename the mountain, because a law formally naming it after...