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  • US Senate Panel Advances Bill To Force Keystone Pipeline Approval

    06/19/2014 5:04:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | June 18, 2014 | Ros Krasny
    The U.S. Senate Energy Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that would force congressional approval of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project, but the measure seems unlikely to be taken up by the full Senate. The bill, the latest effort by lawmakers to breathe life into the long-delayed pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, will languish without a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring it to a vote. The measure, from Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Republican Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, would take a decision...
  • Brian Stelter: Sarah Palin Deserves Benefit Of Doubt Over Brawl Reports (CNN host)

    09/21/2014 12:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 21, 2014 | Andrew Desiderio
    On his show Reliable Sources this morning, CNN host Brian Stelter defended Sarah Palin against media coverage of her familys alleged brawl at a snowmobile party earlier this month. Doesnt Sarah Palin deserve the benefit of the doubt? Stelter asked. He began the segment by airing a clip from Morning Joe in which host Joe Scarborough seemed to take a jab at what Stelter called Scarboroughs own networks saturation of coverage over Gov. Chris Christies Bridgegate scandal or lack of. Stelter then took aim at the New York Daily Newss coverage of the story, saying the newspaper did not...
  • AMERICAN FIGHTERS INTERCEPTED RUSSIAN WARPLANES OVER ALASKA

    American fighters intercepted the Russian warplanes over Alaska United States officials have attributed the provocation in the sky with the visit of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko US fighters intercepted six Russian military aircraft in the area of ​​Alaska. About it on his Twitter said CNN journalist Jim Skuitto. "Russian planes stormed the US airspace larger group than usual: Two fighters, two bombers and two tanker" - wrote the correspondent. Skuitto reported that the Americans intercepted the Russians. According to him, officials of the United States associated with the arrival of a provocation President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko States. On...
  • Sarah Palin Chats with Jewish Travelers: USA and Israel, Together

    09/16/2014 6:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    JSpace News ^ | September 16, 2014 | Staff
    A pair of Jewish travelers stopped by Sarah Palin’s house recently, and the GOP pundit welcomed the men in for a chat. Palin was prepping for a film segment when two strangers, donning kipopt, knocked on her door and asked to come in to kibbitz. The on-hand camera people were able to video the exchange as the past Alaska governor spoke with the pair about Judaism and Israel. Palin remarked on the events in Israel over the summer, saying “it’s not right” and adding “USA and Israel, together. ” The video was uploaded to YouTube this week via the SarahPalinChannel.com...
  • The Palins, the Anchorage birthday brawl, and the anatomy of a media firestorm

    09/16/2014 9:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 09/16/2014 | Mark Whittington
    The story of the birthday bash brawl in Anchorage that took place on September 6 is the stuff that nightmares are made of if one is an important political figure. The story, as first reported by an Alaskan gossip blogger with a known animus to the Palin family, involved a drunken fight involving four members of the Palin family at a birthday party attended by snow mobile racers. The story soon spread around the world, with major media outlets picking it up. But as Real Cleat Politics suggested this Saturday, there are at least two sides to every story. The...
  • Sarah Palin 'Family Brawl': Track Palin 'Did Not Start Anchorage Fight'

    09/15/2014 4:08:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    International Business Times / Yahoo! News UK ^ | September 15, 2014 | Lewis Dean
    The son of former US vice president candidate Sarah Palin did not start a booze-fuelled 20-man melee at an Anchorage house party as previously reported, it has been claimed. Members of the Palin family allegedly became embroiled in a brawl at a friend's home on 6 September. Early reports claimed that after arriving at the party in a stretch Hummer limousine, the former Governor of Alaska's son Track confronted a former boyfriend of his 20-year-old sister, Willow. A fight then broke out involving about 20 people, leaving Track with broken ribs and father Todd with a bloodied nose. Amid the...
  • Polling avalanche: GOP leads in eight races for Democrat-held Senate seats

    09/08/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8 Sep 2014 | Guy Benson
    Jim Geragthy, acclaimed author and National Reviews chief campaign analyst, has been grousing about the lack of quality polling in key Senate races this year. His frustration is well-founded. So yesterday must have felt like Christmas in September for Jim and political junkies everywhere, as two pollsters released a deluge of surveys covering the most contested races in the country. In light of the results, Id expect that national Republicans are kicking off the week with an extra spring in their step, as well. We were leaked an advance copy of last weeks much-anticipated Politico/GWU Battleground poll, which was packed...
  • Palin Family Brawl Witness Gets Fired for Talking to Good Morning America

    09/12/2014 6:04:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 140 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 12, 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    The lurid, stereotypical tale of Sarah Palin and her family entering into an alcohol-fueled melee at a snowmobile party is starting to pick up in the mainstream media, with Good Morning America devoting an entire segment to the story this morning. In doing so, they talked to Eric Thompson, an eyewitness who attended the party at the invitation of his boss. But Thompson, who also gave his account to Alaskan political blogger Amanda Coyne, was fired today for talking to the media.
  • You Betcha! Sarah Palin's Whole Family Reportedly Involved in a 20-Person Brawl

    09/11/2014 11:28:42 AM PDT · by bigdaddy45 · 255 replies
    Sarah Palin may have channeled her inner lipstick-wearing pit bull this past weekend, when her entire family was reportedly involved in a brawl in Alaska. Details are scarce, but according to a local blog in the Palins' hometown of Wasilla, Sarah's son Track (who may have been under the influence of alcohol) got into a physical altercation with an ex-boyfriend of his sister Willow's at a snowmobile party.
  • Begich's Willie Horton-style ad stirs up Alaska Senate Race

    09/02/2014 2:35:24 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Septmber 2, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    The highly competitive Alaska Senate race turned vitriolic over the holiday weekend after Democratic incumbent Mark Begich's campaign released a brutal new TV ad that tied Republican challenger Dan Sullivan to circumstances surrounding a horrific Anchorage murder case. On Friday, the Begich campaign began airing the ad -- now pulled from the airwaves --which featured a retired Anchorage police officer recounting the circumstances of a 2013 crime. In that case, a man named Jerry Active stands accused of murdering an elderly couple and sexually assaulting their 2-year-old granddaughter and the girls 91-year-old great-grandmother. Active had been previously convicted of the...
  • Why the US and Canadian Arctic is one of the world's most dangerous places to be a woman

    09/01/2014 9:20:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    mail online ^ | Melanie Mcgrath For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Endemic rape, sex trafficking and appalling levels of domestic violence: Why the US and Canadian Arctic is one of the world's most dangerous places to be a woman On a freezing night last February, the body of 13-year-old Mackenzie Howard was found lying in the back porch of the church in the tiny, remote village of Kake, Alaska. She had been battered to death. In one of the worlds most hazardous natural environments, the real dangers for women living in the Arctic come not from polar bears or cracking ice but from the men they live among. Mackenzie...
  • Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7...

    08/30/2014 7:20:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 17:05 EST, 30 August 2014 | David Rose
    To put it another way, an area the size of Alaska, Americas biggest state, was open water two years ago, but is again now covered by ice. The most widely used measurements of Arctic ice extent are the daily satellite readings issued by the US National Snow and Ice Data Center, which is co-funded by Nasa. These reveal that while the long-term trend still shows a decline last Monday, August 25, the area of the Arctic Ocean with at least 15 per cent ice cover was 5.62 million square kilometres. This was the highest level recorded on that...
  • Boehner Disagrees With Sarah Palin on Impeaching Obama

    07/09/2014 7:52:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 121 replies
    USA Today | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Catalina Camia
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  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list wont run, and some have adamantly claimed that theyre not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Mystery of 9-foot Hot Dog on Edge of Alaska Wilderness Leaves Trekkers Perplexed

    08/28/2014 8:58:42 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 31 replies
    Alaska Dispatch | August 28, 2014 | Craig Medred
    What do you do with a huge hot dog that is washed up on a Cook Inlet beach in Alaska? Light it on fire! That's what trekkers Graham Kraft, Andy Fischer, Eben Sargent, and Luc Mehl attempted. The giant foam hot dog in a bun that Luc Mehl and friends stumbled across this spring on the edge of Alaska nowhere left him haunted.
  • Former Alaska AG Sullivan wins GOP Senate primary

    08/20/2014 3:28:50 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014
    Republican establishment favorite Dan Sullivan will take on vulnerable Alaska Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in the fall after winning his partys hotly contested Senate primary on Tuesday. Sullivan, his states former attorney general and natural resources commissioner, beat two Republican rivals for the nomination. He faced Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and Tea Party favorite and 2010 GOP primary winner Joe Miller. The Associated Press called the race with 80 percent of the precincts reporting. Sullivan had 40 percent of the vote, while Miller had garnered 32 percent and Treadwell placed third with 25 percent. Sullivan led Miller by over 7,000...
  • Underdogs seek late surge in 3-way GOP Senate race to take on vulnerable Alaska Dem

    08/19/2014 6:57:53 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 1014 | Kelly Vlahos
    A trio of Republican candidates in Alaska is battling to the finish for the shot to take on one of this years most vulnerable Senate Democrats but polls indicate the two underdogs in the race will need a late surge to topple the front-runner, former state attorney general Dan Sullivan. The three candidates are facing off in Tuesdays Senate GOP primary; the winner will face Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in the fall. Sullivan, who is also a Marine reservist and former commissioner in the Department of Natural Resources, is leading the small pack in the eleventh hour. Hes got...
  • Rick Perry And The Democrats Pattern Of Lawfare Against Rising Republicans

    08/17/2014 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 16, 2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John and Scott have commented on the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry. As they note, it fits a pattern of politically motivated indictments of prominent Texas Republicans. The Perry indictment also fits a pattern of harassment via the legal process of prominent Republican governors: Sarah Palin, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and now Perry. What do these four have in common? Why, they all are (or were) potentially viable candidates for the national office. Invocation of the legal process against Christie may well be warranted. (So too with Bob McDonnell, whom I didnt include in my list because, although once vaguely...
  • AK Beat: Killer whale sends sea lion flying

    08/16/2014 6:25:35 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 12 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | August 16, 2014
    Sea lion goes flying in video: Guests aboard an Anglers Adventures charter out of Ketchikan got to see more than just scenery Friday morning when their vessel, the F/V Sierra Dawn, attracted a sea lion being stalked by an orca.
  • Trampling on Coal Country Families

    08/16/2014 11:50:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    Between 1989 and 2010, Congress rejected nearly 700 cap-tax-and-trade and similar bills that their proponents claimed would control Earths perpetually fickle climate and weather. So even as real world crises erupt, President Obama is using executive fiats and regulations to impose his anti-hydrocarbon agenda, slash Americas fossil fuel use, bankrupt coal and utility companies, make electricity prices skyrocket, and fundamentally transform our economic, social, legal and constitutional system. Citing climate concerns, he has refused to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and blocked or delayed Alaskan, western state and offshore oil and gas leasing and drilling. Hes proud that...
  • Video: Hillary: When Im President Again

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNNs The Situation Room Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • Palin backs Tea Party favorite Joe Miller for Alaska GOP Senate nod

    08/15/2014 2:20:44 PM PDT · by Syncro · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2014 | Staff
    Palin backs Tea Party favorite Joe Miller for Alaska GOP Senate nod Published August 15, 2014 Sarah Palin is throwing her support behind Tea Party favorite Joe Miller in the looming Republican primary for the Alaska Senate race. The former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee announced her support Friday in a written statement, provided to Fox News. The statement said: "To restore liberty, to defend our Constitution, to build American exceptionalism, we must send fighters to the U.S. Senate who will stop Barack Obama's fundamental transformation of the nation we love. The status quo has got to go,...
  • AK Beat: Should we be worried about 'grolar' bears?

    08/15/2014 11:39:28 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 23 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | August 15, 2014
    Are hybrids -- such as polar/grizzly bear offspring -- a bad thing? Conventional wisdom suggests that when an endangered species -- such as a polar bear -- mates with a close relative -- such as a grizzly, or brown, bear -- the resulting hybrid speeds the endangered party to the affair along the path to extinction more quickly. In fact, creatures like the one described -- called pizzly or grolar bears -- already exist. But perhaps hybridization isnt as bad as biologists feared, a possibility the New York Times explores in a lengthy Sunday magazine piece titled Should You Fear...
  • Clashes over immigration shape Alaska GOP Senate primary debate

    08/11/2014 1:57:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | Nicholas Riccardi and Becky Bohrer
    Thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, three Republicans vying for their party's nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska clashed on immigration Sunday night in a televised debate ahead of the Aug. 19 primary. Both former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan and Lt. Gov Mead Treadwell refused to sign a pledge offered by tea party favorite Joe Miller to oppose all efforts at "amnesty" for people here illegally if elected to the U.S. Senate, with Treadwell chastising Miller for sending out a mailer on immigration featuring menacing Hispanic gang members. Miller, in turn, noted that several of Sullivan's backers, like...
  • Alaska Family Action debate proved we need Joe Miller in U.S. Senate

    08/10/2014 9:31:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/10/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    oe Miller has shown he is the only true conservative in the Alaska United States Senate Republican primary. His opponents are beholden to exactly the people who have brought us the mess we are in; and either one would only make things worse. He can be supported at Joeforliberty.com The primary is August 26, 2014. When the Alaska Family Action debate moderator asked the right questions, Joe Miller had the right answers and his opponents in the Republican U.S. Senate primary did not. Those are the simple facts. On Illegal aliens pouring into our country, Miller explained he is against...
  • Exclusive:Sarah Palin Gives Conservative Response To Elizabeth Warren'S Progressive Commandments

    08/07/2014 3:17:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 35 replies
    breitart ^ | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a "commonsense conservative" response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) progressive commandments on her SarahPalinChannel. Long before Warren and Republican Dave Brat, Palin was attacking the bipartisan permanent political class and their embrace of crony capitalism. That is why Palin has always appealed to Reagan Democrats and independents fed up with both parties. After Palin's landmark 2011 speech in Indianola, Iowa, Republicans who enabled the cronyism associated with George W. Bush and the GOP-controlled Senate were forced to slowly combat it. So it is only fitting that after Warren introduced her 11 progressive commandments at...
  • EDS FLY UNACCOMPANIED MINORS TO ALASKA

    08/01/2014 11:45:48 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | August 1 2014 | KRISTIN TATE
    HOUSTON, Texas--As unaccompanied minors continue to illegally cross the Texas-Mexico border, President Obama's Health and Human Services (HHS) has been quietly releasing them onto U.S. soil. A total of 30,340 unaccompanied minors have already been released from federal custody and placed into foster homes, according to HHS' Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR). While many migrants have been released in border states like Texas and California, others have been set free in Alaska. Federal data shows that as of July 7, five unaccompanied minors were released in Alaska.
  • Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh: Foolish For Boehner To Take Impeachment 'Off The Table'

    07/31/2014 4:45:23 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 69 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 30 Jul 2014 | by TONY LEE
    After conservative icon and talk radio host Rush Limbaugh blasted House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for declaring that impeaching Obama was off the table, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin praised Limbaugh for understanding the importance of not emboldening Obama to act even more lawlessly. "Rush is right," she wrote in a Wednesday Facebook post. "The GOP wants to take impeachment off the table? When will you learn liberals won't hate you less if you play nice in these tumultuous times? No matter how polite, complacent, and complicit you are, Obama will continue to harm our Republic and make you impotent....
  • CHRIST JESUS The Roar of Salvation

    07/28/2014 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-28-14 | Jedediah
    I shall rend the heavens soon in a new way for all the Earth is about to witness and taste of My glory as I (( ( Roar ) )) out salvation over the children of My creation and Now in this Valley of Decisions I shall rise up the mountains that choose Me and have chosen Me . So watch and see for The Latter Rain is about to flourish My Lilies of The Valley I AM about to dress in My Glory Isaiah 64:1-4 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains...
  • How One State Could Hold the Key to Legal Marijuana in America

    07/23/2014 10:57:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Mic ^ | July 23, 2014 | Matt Connolly
    Everything's in motion for what could be a stunning victory for marijuana legalization this November. Advocates in Oregon just got legalization of recreational marijuana on the ballot in the state, which means it could join Colorado and Washington as the only states to fully legalize (and tax) the drug. But beyond Oregon, an even more important battle is brewing farther northwest. Legalization is also on the ballot in Alaska. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)What makes Alaska special? There's a certain symbolic significance to passing marijuana legalization in a Republican-controlled red state. Colorado, Washington and Oregon all went for President Barack Obama in 2012, with...
  • Redux of "Beaver hops over whale"

    07/23/2014 7:33:25 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 3 replies
    KCAW ^ | Greta Mart
    A 48-second YouTube video catching the swift reactions of a Sitka float plane pilot went viral this past week. KCAW tracked down the pilot and the man who took the video to bring us the full story of how a routine flight in Southeast Alaska made waves on news programs and websites around the world.
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Joe Carr for Senate Against Lamar Alexander

    07/23/2014 2:55:50 PM PDT · by don-o · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed conservative Tennessee state representative Joe Carr in his primary bid to oust incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN). Carr has been hammering Alexander before the August 7th primary for voting for the Senate's Gang of Eight comprehensive amnesty bill even after he was warned by law enforcement officials that it would exacerbate the border crisis. Even Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) voted against the final bill. Palin thanked Alexander for his service and then promptly said it is time for new leaders who will have the guts to tell the Obama administration, "no mas."...
  • Former Gov. Sarah Palin weighs in on Alaska's current oil tax debate

    07/23/2014 7:07:00 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    Alaska Dispach News ^ | July 22, 2014 | Laurel Andrews
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said in a phone interview with Alaska Dispatch News on Tuesday that she plans to speak out against oil company-funded efforts to maintain the oil tax structure put in place in January. I dont want Alaskans to be deceived, she said.
  • (Bleep): Ted Cruz Rips HBO Over 'Misogynist' 'True Blood' Episode

    07/22/2014 4:47:22 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | John Nolte
    Using Facebook, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz responded to a Sunday night episode of HBO's "True Blood." The show revolved around a vampire bloodbath at a fictional Ted Cruz fundraising event held at the George W. Bush Presidential Library. The episode is laced with insults aimed at the GOP and coins the term "Republi-cunt." Cruz labeled the episode "misogynist and profanity-ridden" and then added that he was surprised "HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends...." Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO's True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of...
  • Glacier-like mass moves toward Alaska road

    07/19/2014 6:14:57 AM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 22 replies
    Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner ^ | 7/16/2014 | Not Identified
    The ice mass dubbed Frozen Debris Lobe A is about 142 feet from the highway, at mile marker 219. The highway serves as the supply road for oil companies working at Prudhoe Bay.
  • Beaver hops over whale

    07/15/2014 8:50:28 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 7 replies
    A Beaver (Harris Aircraft Services from Sitka) narrowly avoided a surfacing whale while landing at Angoon. on July 10 '14 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu2WEWRkoXk Pilot may not have seen the whale, but the exhale plume was certainly a tipoff. Hit pause/play to freeze the plume of mist and the whale's back.
  • This Candidate Has A History Of Taking On The Obama Administration [TPX Podcast]

    07/15/2014 7:08:26 PM PDT · by Syncro · 3 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | July 15, 2014 | Staff/Dan Sullivan
    This Candidate Has A History Of Taking On The Obama AdministrationHear what Dan Sullivan, the U.S. Senate candidate from Alaska, had to say In this week's "On the Campaign Trail" podcast, we are joined by Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan. Dan discusses his campaign for U.S. Senate in Alaska where he hopes to be the Republican nominee to unseat incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Begich. Dan has dedicated his life to serving Alaska and America. He has served on active duty and in the reserves in the U.S. Marine Corps for 20 years as an infantry officer....
  • Senate Democrats reelection pitch to Alaskans: Im a thorn in Obamas side

    07/14/2014 9:11:56 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2014 | David A. Farenthold
    BARROW, Alaska When Sen. Mark Begich talks about his role in American politics, he describes himself as a sharp object, sent to Washington to jab at President Obama. Ill be a thorn in his [posterior], Begich (D-Alaska) said in an interview. Theres times when Im a total thorn, you know, and he doesnt appreciate it. Begich, 52, is a first-term senator known for being pro-gun and pro-oil. But he is not actually that well known for anything. In the Senate, Begich is a junior figure, moving through the chambers power structure at the speed of a mastodon trapped in...
  • Op-Ed: The Arctic's Huge Store of Methane Gas: 'Ticking time-bomb?' (Methane Gas New Evil)

    07/13/2014 9:13:51 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 39 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | July 13, 2014 22:12 GMT | Karen Graham
    Some climate change proponents are saying the huge amounts of methane gas, stored under the Arctic ice is a potential "ticking time bomb." They claim that we must stop extracting fossil fuels that put more CO2 into our atmosphere or face disaster. Methane is only one of a number of gases called greenhouse gases (GHG) that can absorb and emit infrared radiation, or in other words, this means they can trap and absorb heat. The most abundant GHG is water vapor, followed by carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone and CFC's. By measuring atmospheric infrared radiation, climatologists are able to...
  • Unprepared for Impeachment

    07/12/2014 1:17:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Ricochet ^ | July 10, 2014 | Rick Wilson
    No matter how many ways I say this, Im going to get the usual RINO! reaction. Ill give you the caveat as plainly as I can: this is not an article for or against the impeachment of Barack Obama. Now, no matter how forcefully I say it, there is still a faction on the right who will take my failure to immediately call for Obamas impeachment as their chance to damn me as a RINO, a traitor, a fifth-columnist, a secret Obama supporter, a squish, and a sellout to the Evil Establishment. So before you lose your grip, reread the...
  • Sarah Palin getting another season for Sportsman Channel's 'Amazing America' series

    <p>The Sportsman Channel said Monday that Palin's series, "Amazing America," is being renewed for a second season that will start early next year.</p> <p>On the series, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate and Alaska ex-governor profiles outdoor enthusiasts and craftsmen. The show aired Thursday nights and finished its first season May 29....</p>
  • Palmer farm looks to learn lessons from milking musk oxen

    07/07/2014 2:48:35 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 12 replies
    Alaska Daily News ^ | SUZANNA CALDWELL
    It's rich and fatty and not the least bit offensive in flavor, at least according to taste tests by managers at the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer. Last week, cows started to wean their babies, and for the first time in two decades managers decided to try milking the musk oxen.
  • The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

    07/05/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT · by deport · 102 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Chris Matthews
    New research takes a look at decades of corruption convictions to find the crookedest states in the union. When we think of government corruption (as one tends to do), our biased minds often gravitate to thoughts of military juntas and third world governments. But, of course, corruption is everywhere, in one form or another. And its costing U.S. citizens big time. A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University estimates that corruption on the state level is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2% of...
  • Does Joe Miller Have Any Hope of Making Up Ground in Alaska Senate Race?

    07/05/2014 7:04:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/05/2014 | Rod Kackley
    Someone forgot to tell Joe Miller the partys over, the Alaska GOP Senate primary has already been decided. Miller hasnt noticed the lights are being turned out, the last of the balloons have fallen from the ceiling and the confetti is being swept up. Hes still partying like there is more than a month to go before Republicans decide Aug. 19 who will run against Sen. Mark Begich (D) in November. Maybe Miller is just having too much fun picking up endorsements from conservatives who also missed the this partys over email, and poking fun at Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell,...
  • Discovery casts doubt on Bering land bridge theory

    08/04/2003 12:50:12 PM PDT · by NukeMan · 55 replies · 4,044+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | July 30, 2003 | Allison Heinrichs
    <p>An archaeological site in Siberia, long thought to be the original jumping-off point for crossing the Bering land bridge into North America, is actually much younger than previously believed, shaking the theory that the first Americans migrated overland during the final cold snap of the last great ice age.</p>
  • PEOPLING OF THE AMERICAS: Late Date for Siberian Site Challenges Bering Pathway

    07/25/2003 6:40:03 PM PDT · by Lessismore · 33 replies · 4,547+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 2003-07-25 | Richard Stone
    As elusive as the Cheshire Cat, the first people to arrive in the Americas have tended to appear and vanish with each new twist in the archaeological record. The latest disappearing act may be taking place on page 501, where new evidence, some claim, casts another shadow over a once-cherished idea: that Asian big-game hunters crossed the Bering Land Bridge to give rise to the Clovis people, who were considered the first Americans. New dates show that a crucial Siberian site, thought to be a way station along the Bering road, wasn't occupied until after the Clovis had begun killing...
  • Musk ox invasion keeps Nome wildlife managers busy

    07/03/2014 11:39:53 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 3,578 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | comJuly 2, 2014 | SEAN DOOGAN
    Nome is used to rowdy residents, but some relatively new transplants are making a real nuisance of themselves -- although unlike the colorful characters of the early 20th century gold rush days, these visitors have four legs, not two. Musk oxen are wandering into the city on the Seward Peninsula, and despite loud noises, water hoses and even a blow-up bear coated in ursine urine, they don't want to leave.
  • Joe Miller Remains

    07/03/2014 8:43:02 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 3, 2014 | Scott Conroy
    In 2010, Fairbanks attorney and Tea Party firebrand Joe Miller pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent political history by defeating Alaskas incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary. Perhaps just as surprisingly, Murkowski was able to hold onto her seat less than three months later when she won a general election write-in campaign, taking advantage of Millers growing reputation as a loose cannon to defeat him and a Democratic challenger. Four years later, Miller is again a candidate in the GOP Senate primary (set for Aug. 19), this time vying for the right to take on...
  • The 15 Most Annoying Expressions in Politics

    06/28/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    RCP ^ | 06/28/2014 | Carl M. Cannon
    Irritating phrases and words are not confined to political circles, or solely to Washington, although here in the nation’s capital they burrow in and proliferate like obsolete, but entrenched, government programs. This is a call to arms to fight them—but only metaphorically.15: “WAR ON [FILL IN THE BLANK]” Syria’s civil war has produced 2.5 million refugees and a death toll of 160,000, a tragedy that has galvanized neither major political party into action. So next time a Democrat brays about the so-called Republican “war on women” or a Republican trumpets the Obama administration’s “war on coal,” tell them you’ve...
  • State: FDA study finds Alaska fish safe from Fukushima radiation

    06/27/2014 4:28:23 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 6-27-2014 | Alex DeMarban
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has found that Alaska seafood is safe from Fukushima radiation, but a citizens group plans to conduct a separate study of the water in lower Cook Inlet using a crowdsource funding site. The (FDA) results confirm information from federal, state and international agencies that seafood in the North Pacific and Alaska waters poses no radiation related health concerns to those who consume it, said a statement released by state health and environmental officials. The FDA review was based on a sampling plan developed by the departments of Environmental Conservation and Health and Social Services,...