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  • This Day in History: Russia Sells Alaska to the United States

    10/18/2018 9:19:02 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    History Channel ^ | Oct 18, 2018
    On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas, and was championed by William Henry Seward, the enthusiasticly expansionist secretary of state under President Andrew Johnson. Negotiations between Seward (1801-1872) and the Russian minister to the U.S., Eduard de Stoeckl, began in March 1867. However, the American public believed the land to be barren and worthless and dubbed the purchase “Seward’s Folly” and “Andrew Johnson’s Polar Bear Garden,”...
  • Lt. Gov. Mallott steps down amid 'inappropriate comments'

    10/16/2018 5:27:51 PM PDT · by hattend · 43 replies
    KTVA TV ^ | 16 Oct 2018 | Steve Quinn
    Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has stepped down after Gov. Bill Walker says he learned Mallott "made inappropriate comments that do not reflect the sterling level of behavior required in his role as Lieutenant Governor."
  • Murkowski: I’m Taking Everything Into Account On Kavanaugh — Including Trump’s Comments About Ford

    10/03/2018 1:53:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/03/2018 | Allahpundit
    Fumbling away a chance to cement a solidly conservative majority on the Court for years due to pique over one of President Troll’s stinkier mouth-tweets would be very 2018.She’s bluffing, though.I think. Murkowski on Trump mocking Ford last night: "I thought the President's comments yesterday mocking Dr. Ford were wholly inappropriate, and in my view unacceptable. I am taking everything into account.” via @jeremyherb— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) October 3, 2018 Interestingly, Jeff Flake took the opposite approach. He won’t consider Trump’s comments when weighing whether to confirm Kavanaugh, he told CNN. “You can’t blame other people for what the...
  • McConnell: ‘Nobody’s going to beat’ Murkowski

    10/10/2018 8:25:24 AM PDT · by Signalman · 54 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/10/2018 | Julie Pace, Lisa Mascaro and Laurie Kellman, AP
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that “nobody’s going to beat” Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. In an interview with The Associated Press, McConnell disputed President Donald Trump’s prediction that Alaskans “will never forgive” Murkowski and that she’ll “never recover” politically after bucking her party on Kavanaugh. Murkowski voted against advancing Kavanaugh’s nomination and “present” on the final vote. “She’s certainly going to recover,” McConnell said. He pointed out that Murkowski won re-election as a write-in vote in 2010. “She’s about as strong as you can possibly...
  • Pat Buchanan: Casualty lists from the Kavanaugh battle

    10/09/2018 9:38:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | October 9, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    AFTER A 50-YEAR siege, the great strategic fortress of liberalism has fallen. With the elevation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court seems secure for constitutionalism — perhaps for decades. The shrieks from the gallery of the Senate chamber as the vote came in last Saturday, and the sight of that bawling mob clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court as the new justice took his oath, confirm it. The Democratic Party has sustained a historic defeat. And the triumph is President Trump’s. To unite the party whose nomination he had won, Donald Trump pledged to select his high...
  • Alaska GOP to weigh potential action against Murkowski

    10/08/2018 3:53:31 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 68 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10-08-2018 | Becky Bohrer
    Alaska Republican party leaders plan to consider whether to reprimand U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for opposing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. The party has asked Murkowski to provide any information she might want its state central committee to consider.
  • Senate Dems to force vote this week to overrule Trump ObamaCare change

    10/08/2018 2:17:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/18 | PETER SULLIVAN
    Democrats are planning to force a vote in the Senate this week on overturning a Trump administration rule expanding non-ObamaCare insurance plans. The Democratic resolution, which will likely get a vote on Wednesday, would overturn a rule finalized in August that expanded the availability of short-term health insurance plans. Democrats decry the plans as “junk” insurance because they does not need to cover pre-existing conditions or follow other ObamaCare rules. Republicans argue the plans provide a cheaper option alongside ObamaCare plans. The resolution, which is supported by all 49 Senate Democrats, is unlikely to pass given that it would need...
  • Trump: I asked GOP senator to go to his daughter's wedding instead of attend Kavanaugh vote

    10/06/2018 1:47:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    President Trump revealed Saturday that he had asked Montana Sen. Steve Daines (R) to take time off to attend his daughter's wedding over the weekend, causing him to miss a confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court nominee. The president tweeted Saturday afternoon following Kavanaugh's successful confirmation in the Senate that he advised Daines to skip the vote once Republicans learned that they had the necessary number of votes to prevail. "I have asked Steve Daines, our great Republican Senator from Montana, to attend his daughter Annie’s wedding rather than coming to today’s vote," Trump wrote on Twitter shortly...
  • Susan Collins reveals she thought Kavanaugh 'perhaps needed to withdraw' after hearing Ford testify

    10/07/2018 11:49:04 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 October 2018 | Gregg Re
    Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins -- a key swing-vote whose dramatic floor speech on Friday assured Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court -- revealed on Sunday that she initially thought Kavanaugh "perhaps needed to withdraw" after she heard Christine Blasey Ford's "very compelling and painful" testimony. But then, Collins said, "When [Kavanaugh] came back with a forceful denial, the anger and anguish he showed, and then the lack of corroboration, led me back to the fundamental issues to our legal system." Both Ford and Kavanaugh testified at length in late September before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford alleged that...
  • Republicans don’t care what you think

    10/07/2018 10:35:25 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 86 replies
    Vox ^ | 10-6-2018 | Dylan Scott
    Republicans lost the argument, but they ultimately had the votes.Forty-nine Senate Republicans and one Democrat just confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the United State Supreme Court. No allegations, no protesters, no public opinion poll showing Brett Kavanaugh is the most unpopular person to be elevated to the nation’s highest court in recent history was going to stop them. To the senators who confirmed him, it did not matter that Christine Blasey Ford testified for four hours under oath and told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was “100 percent” certain Brett Kavanaugh was the boy who pulled her into a room...
  • Graham Challenges Schumer: ‘Name One Person on Trump's Supreme Court List You Think Is Acceptable’

    10/07/2018 9:45:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/06/2018 | Andrew Kugle
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) challenged Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Sunday to name one person from President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court justices that he finds acceptable. "This is a list that was compiled in November, but he actually put it out during the campaign," Graham told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, as he held up the list. "Twenty something people on this list, asking Chuck Schumer, name five, name three, name one that would be okay with you." Schumer and fellow Democrats tried to pressure Trump and Republicans to withdraw then Supreme...
  • 'Disgraceful': Trump rips Murkowski over refusal to support Kavanaugh

    10/07/2018 8:10:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    President Trump said Saturday that he was “absolutely shocked” by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s “disgraceful” refusal to support the confirmation of newly sworn-in Supreme CourtJustice Brett M. Kavanaugh. “I’ve done so much for Alaska, I was shocked to see her vote. Absolutely shocked,” Mr. Trump told Fox’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” “And frankly so were other Republicans.”
  • Brett Kavanaugh process: How Democrats played [major league baseball analogy]

    10/06/2018 11:52:43 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    7-Oct-2018 | Vanity
    The past few weeks have been 'brutal' on many people. So what was going on? To use the baseball analogy, the Democrats were a like a team so desparate that they threw a high tight 'fastball' at the head of each hitter on the Republican side -- for every batter and for every inning. Normally, that might be done once or maybe twice in a game to send a message to the other team. Especially a high and tight fastball to the hitter on the other side who did the most damage. It is meant to intimidate the other side....
  • Sarah Palin Hints at Senate Challenge to Murkowski After Alaska Senator’s Vote on Kavanaugh

    10/06/2018 4:20:01 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 40 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 6, 2018 | Zachary Stieber
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin suggested she’d challenge Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) after Murkowski voted “no” during a cloture vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and announced she’d also not vote for Kavanaugh in the final vote, which is slated for Oct. 6. Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault by three women, but none have been able to provide any evidence supporting their claims.Murkowski said after much deliberating that she will not be voting for Kavanaugh. “I believe that Judge Kavanaugh is a good man. He’s a good man. He’s clearly a learned judge, but in my conscience, because...
  • Donald Trump: Alaska ‘Will Never Forgive’ Lisa Murkowski for Opposing Brett Kavanaugh

    10/06/2018 3:31:57 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Oct, 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump warned Sen. Lisa Murkowski that she might face political retribution for her decision to oppose his nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. “I think she will never recover from this,” Trump said. “I think the people from Alaska will never forgive her for what she did.” The president commented about the process in an interview with the Washington Post that was published on Saturday. Murkowski voted against cloture for Kavanaugh’s confirmation on Friday. (On Saturday, Murkowski voted “no” on confirmation and later withdrew her vote to be marked “present” so that her Republican colleague in...
  • Boom – Signal Flare From Sarah Palin…

    10/05/2018 11:29:21 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 81 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 10/5/18 | sundance
    (snips) -- In response to Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski voting *not* to advance the supreme court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Sarah Palin sends the following tweet: Hey @Lisa Murkowski – I can see 2022 from my house. ___________ Do it, Sarah. Long term CTH readers will well remember how Tea Party candidate Joe Miller was backed by Sarah Palin when he stunningly defeated Lisa Murkowski during the republican primary in 2010. However, Murkowski would not accept the primary defeat and the entitlement-minded incumbent ran as a write-in candidate, and enlisted the assistance of democrats in Alaska to retain...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 10/6/2018

    10/06/2018 5:21:53 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/6/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    The Senate has been in session all night with senators speaking about the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The final vote will be today and it could be..... Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke faces a minimum of six year in prison after being convicted of second degree murder.... A new tone from the European Union about Brexit..... The latest on the disappearance of the Chinese official who heads Interpol is that Chinese authorities took him into custody..... We still don't know what happened to Saudi journalist and critic of hte Saudi Arabian government Jamal Khashoggi.......
  • Murkowski to vote "present" as a courtesy to Montana senator

    10/05/2018 6:27:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 79 replies
    Axios ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Marisa Fernandez
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will vote "present" as a courtesy to Montana Sen. Steve Daines as he plans to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding, which collides with the timing of the Senate floor vote for Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. The big picture: Her vote will not change the outcome of Kavanaugh's confirmation as Sen. Daines was expected to vote in favor of Trump's pick. Though Murkowski announced earlier that she opposes Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, she says she hopes her "present" vote "reminds us we can take very small steps to be gracious."
  • Kavanaugh has 51 votes for cloture -- Murkowski no, Manchin, Collins, Flake yes

    10/05/2018 7:53:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 271 replies
    Bloomberg | October 5, 2018 10:51 AM
    No link from Bloomberg allowed -- story here.
  • Dems Put the Screws to Murkowski (CAPTION!)

    10/05/2018 3:35:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/05/18 | El Rushbo
    RUSH: I want to reread to you Kimberley Strassel’s tweets about Lisa Murkowski. Lisa Murkowski… By the way, this is another one that CNN obviously is nervous about because earlier today Lisa Murkowski was a definite “no” on Kavanaugh, and in announcing her definite “no” she said, “He’s just not the right man for the Supreme Court right now.” “…just not the right man…” So Kimberly Strassel says now she’s changing… **SNIP** Another interesting thing. Hang on. Another new development. But hang on here just a second. Here’s a second tweet before it Kimberley Strassel: Lisa Murkowski, Republican, Alaska, today...