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  • Six GOP Senators Offer to Trade Amnesties for Border Wall plus Cheap Labor

    01/10/2019 3:05:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10,2019 | Neil Munro
    Six GOP Senators briefed Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump’s top congressional aide about a plan to swap two amnesties in exchange for border-wall funding. The six GOP Senators included Graham, North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, Ohio’s Rob Portman, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, and Maine’s Susan Collins. The Senators’ draft offer to the Democrats, however, also includes incentives sought by GOP-aligned business groups, such as an expansion of the H-2B blue collar visa-worker program. Few Democrats support the H-2B visa program but its inclusion could encourage GOP legislators to ignore protests from the GOP’s pro-American base. Several GOP Senators...
  • Moose wanders into Alaska hospital for a 'morning snack'

    01/08/2019 10:53:42 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | By Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Doctors, staff and patients at a hospital in Alaska’s largest city got the surprise of a lifetime when a large moose wandered inside for a quick snack. Video footage captured Monday by a worker at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage shows the moose poking around some greenery near an entrance before it starts gazing in the camera’s direction. “Didn’t think we’d have a pet moose,” Stephanie Hupton, who works in billing at a physical therapy office inside the hospital and captured the footage, told the Associated Press. She told KTUU that she started recording after a patient mentioned to security...
  • Pastafarians, Satanic Temple followers set to speak before Alaskan officials in wake of court ruling

    01/02/2019 12:35:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 2, 2019 | Greg Norman
    An “interesting cast of characters” from “what some may consider fringe religions” – including the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and the Satanic Temple – are scheduled to speak before local government meetings in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula this year, an assemblyman says. The diverse lineup is the latest twist in a long-running dispute in the area over whom is allowed to say invocations before its assembly meetings. “It’s still somewhat a controversial issue and it’s going to be interesting to see how people react to what some may consider fringe religions — the Wiccan, atheist, Flying Spaghetti Monster, the...
  • Sarah Palin Goes Rogue On West Bank

    12/03/2009 7:51:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Baltimore Jewish Times ^ | December 4, 2009 | Michael Felson
    As Sarah Palin begins what at least appears to be a testing—if not a parting—of the waters in anticipation of a potential presidential run, she has waded into the murky stuff that is the Israel/Palestine quagmire. One of the stops on her “Going Rogue” book promotional tour last week was ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Noting that the Obama administration doesn’t want Israel to build any more settlements on what it considers Palestinian territory, interviewer Barbara Walters asked the former Alaska governor/Vice Presidential candidate for her view. Palin’s response. The politician responded, “I disagree with the Obama administration on that. I...
  • ALICE COOPER Says SARAH PALIN Is 'Totally A Breath Of Fresh Air'

    10/09/2008 12:00:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 81 replies · 3,635+ views
    roadrunnerrecords.com ^ | October 09, 2008 | roadrunnerrecords
    Although legendary rocker Alice Cooper has been often quoted in the media as a supporter of the Republican Party, Cooper set the record straight during a recent interview with Canada's Hour.ca. "I'll be honest, I go from Democrat to Republican," he said. "I vote for the person, not the party. [As for U.S. Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin], I think she's totally a breath of fresh air. When they say she has no experience, maybe that's what Washington needs. I still don't know who I'm going to vote for. But in a shooting war, I want a pit bull, not...
  • Over 6,100 aftershocks: Why are different quake magnitudes reported, and when do these stop...

    12/28/2018 6:40:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    ADN ^ | 12/27/18 | Madeline McGee
    An aftershock that shook Southcentral Alaska around 5:21 a.m. Thursday is the latest in a series of more than 6,100 since the Nov. 30 earthquake, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. It’s also the strongest one in weeks, with a reviewed magnitude of 4.9. With aftershocks expected to continue for several more months, the Anchorage Daily News asked Natalia Ruppert, a seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks, to shed some light on what’s really happening underneath the earth and what it means for Alaska residents. Why does an earthquake’s reported magnitude sometimes change? Thursday’s aftershock was originally reported...
  • Senate to vote on Trump-backed federal pot legalization, but passage unlikely

    12/18/2018 7:28:21 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 18, 2018
    The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on an amendment that would federally legalize marijuana by allowing states to regulate their own medical and recreational pot markets. But even one senator can block a vote on the amendment, which would address a longstanding conflict between federal and state law. Sen. Cory Gardner, D-Colo., is seeking to attach the measure to the First Step Act, a bundle of prison, prisoner re-entry, and sentencing reforms that senators voted 81-12 to advance Monday.
  • Judge in Flynn case orders Mueller to turn over interview docs after bombshell claim of FBI pressure

    12/12/2018 10:26:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | Last updated 6 minutes ago | Gregg Re
    One day after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's legal team made the bombshell allegations that the FBI had pushed him not to bring a lawyer to his fateful Jan. 24, 2017 interview with agents at the White House, the federal judge overseeing Flynn's criminal case late Wednesday ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to turn over all of its highly secret documents related to the questioning. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan -- who overturned the 2008 conviction of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens after government misconduct came to light -- is weighing how to sentence Flynn, who pleaded guilty to...
  • THIS IS HUGE! Judge Sentencing General Flynn Demands to See FBI 302 Documents on Flynn Ambush Interv

    12/12/2018 7:54:34 PM PST · by bitt · 122 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/12/2018 | Christina Laila
    Judge Sullivan, who is assigned to General Flynn’s case is demanding to see the FBI summary 302 report about the ambush Flynn interview according to a new court filing. Counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok showed up to the White House on January 24th, 2017 along with Special Agent Joe Pientka to interview General Flynn; the meeting was arranged by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Flynn was told not have his lawyer with him and soon after the FBI agents began to question him he realized he was being ambushed over his phone calls to Russian Ambassador Kislyak. The FBI agents...
  • Alaska Earthquake as it happened - Video from Twitter

    11/30/2018 1:40:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 11/30/2018 | Heather Hintze
    This is what happened on the 6th floor of the Nesbett Courthouse during the Anchorage #earthquake. Both attorneys jumped under their desks. Evacuated the building after the shaking stopped.
  • Everything I Need to Know About Sarah Palin, I Learned From Sir Ernest Shackleton

    Everything I Need to Know About Sarah Palin, I Learned From Sir Ernest Shackleton On July 3rd, 2009, Sarah Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska, and nailed the following sign to her door: “Men Wanted For Hazardous Journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success.” This, the most famous newspaper advertisement ever penned, placed its original author, Sir Ernest Shackleton, in the position of having to select the crew for an Antarctic expedition from among the 5,000 men the ad brought to his office. Comparing Sara...
  • Secretive Astra Space Suborbital Launch Fails

    12/08/2018 5:16:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    space,com ^ | 12/07/2018 | Jeff Foust
    A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the Federal Aviation Administration has revealed. In a speech Dec. 6 at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce space conference here discussing the agency's approach to commercial spaceflight safety, FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell mentioned a recent, but previously unreported, accident involving a launch taking place from Alaska one week ago. A launch license the FAA issued to Astra Space Inc. on Oct. 15, also available on the FAA website, authorized the company to perform a suborbital flight of its...
  • Earthquake-damaged Mat-Su school to remain closed the rest of the school year (AK)

    12/04/2018 8:28:35 AM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 12/03/18 | Zaz Hollander
    (Alaska) One school in Mat-Su was so badly damaged by Friday’s earthquake that it won’t reopen this school year, and the status of five others remains up in the air. The quake’s epicenter was in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the second-largest municipality in Alaska with more than 100,000 residents, about a third of whom work in Anchorage. The magnitude 7.0 quake shredded asphalt around the borough, but wreaked most havoc near the epicenter on Point MacKenzie, near the borough’s port. At least 117 people here reported mostly minor injuries such as bruises, cuts or anxiety, according to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center....
  • Inevitable: GOP Throwing In The Towel On Planned Parenthood

    12/03/2018 5:30:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    HotAir ^ | December 3,2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    “They had two years to defund Planned Parenthood, and they failed,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of the anti-abortion group Students for Life of America. “It’s a huge frustration. We worked so hard to elect supposedly these pro-life Republican officials, and we expected results.” As disappointing as this might be, it comes down to basic math, and Democrats had it on their side. The House has passed defunding language on a number of occasions, but the filibuster rules in the Senate require 60 votes for any appropriation bill. Not only couldn’t Republicans find nine Democrats to vote to strip Planned Parenthood...
  • 6.6 magnitude earthquake rocks buildings in Anchorage

    11/30/2018 9:58:12 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 38 replies
    WNDU.com ^ | November 30, 2018
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage and caused lamp posts and trees to sway, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake Friday morning was centered about 7 miles (12 kilometers) north of Alaska's largest city.
  • Republican wins Alaska House race by one vote after mystery ballot tossed

    12/02/2018 7:42:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2018 | Becky Bohrer,Lisa Baumann AP
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Republican Bart LeBon has won an Alaska state House race by one vote after a ballot recount, officials said. Before Friday’s recount, LeBon and Democrat Kathryn Dodge were tied with 2,661 votes apiece. Recount results showed LeBon with 2,663 votes while Dodge had 2,662 votes, after LeBon picked up two votes and Dodge picked up one, according to the Alaska Division of Elections. A much talked about mystery ballot found weeks ago on a table in a voting precinct ended up playing no role in the race outcome. The ballot was tossed Friday after officials said it...
  • The power of Alaska's earthquake: Dramatic aerial images show devastated roads cracked by the two...

    12/01/2018 10:02:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 1, 2018 | Associated Press and Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: The power of Alaska's earthquake: Dramatic aerial images show devastated roads cracked by the two earthquakes that rocked the state and sparked a tsunami warning Shocking aerial images of shown the devastating impact the earthquakes in Alaska had on the roads and landscape. The tremors that struck the state on early Friday morning decimated stretches of road, and made them impassible, Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 also rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city....
  • 7.0 Quake Damages Sarah Palin’s Home: ‘Family Is Intact’

    11/30/2018 5:31:00 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2018 | Michelle Moons
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s family survived Friday’s 7.0 earthquake, but their home did not, Palin said after the quake. Palin asked for prayers for Alaska following Friday’s massive 7.0 earthquake. “Our family is intact – house is not…” Palin tweeted. “I imagine that’s the case for many, many others. So thankful to be safe; praying for our state following the earthquake:....The quake was measured at a 6.6 magnitude early on but soon thereafter was updated to a 7.0 magnitude event..... Pictures and video of massive damage began streaming out showing trashed newsrooms and crumbled roads.
  • Our family is intact - house is not..

    11/30/2018 11:18:58 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 48 replies
    Sarah Palin ^ | Nov 30 , 2018 | Sarah Palin
    🙏🏼 for Alaska. Our family is intact - house is not... I imagine that’s the case for many, many others. So thankful to be safe; praying for our state following the earthquake.
  • Twitter: Sarah Palin: Pray for Alaska. Our family is intact - house is not...

    11/30/2018 1:53:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/30/2018 | Sarah Palin
    Sarah Palin ‏Verified account @SarahPalinUSA 🙏🏼 for Alaska. Our family is intact - house is not... I imagine that’s the case for many, many others. So thankful to be safe; praying for our state following the earthquake.