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US: Alaska (News/Activism)

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  • Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski calls on President Trump to resign, questions her future as a Republican

    01/08/2021 3:45:28 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 133 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 1-8-2021 | James Brooks
    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that Donald Trump should resign the presidency immediately and that if the Republican Party cannot separate itself from Trump, she isn’t certain she has a future with the party. “I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” Murkowski, R-Alaska, said during an interview from her small Capitol office, steps away from the Senate chambers that were invaded by pro-Trump rioters on Wednesday......"
  • Murkowski calls on Trump to resign: 'I want him out'

    01/08/2021 1:59:47 PM PST · by RandFan · 108 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/21 04:46 PM EST | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) said Friday that she believes President Trump should resign immediately, becoming the first Senate Republican to call for him to step down in the wake of riots at the Capitol. “I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” Murkowski told the Anchorage Daily News. Murkowski's comments come two days after rioters breached the Capitol as Vice President Pence and lawmakers were counting the Electoral College vote.
  • Murkowski, Romney, Durbin, Etc Release Statement

    01/04/2021 2:37:37 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 67 replies
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski ^ | January 4, 2020
  • Sarah Palin: Julian Assange Deserves a Pardon

    12/19/2020 4:00:33 PM PST · by RandFan · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 19 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin added her voice to the growing chorus of conservative figures favoring a pardon of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “I made a mistake some years ago, not supporting Julian Assange — thinking that he was a bad guy… I’ve learned a lot since then,” said Palin in a short video posted online. WikiLeaks and Palin were once at odds, the former publishing leaked emails from the latter during the 2008 presidential campaign when Palin was the Republican candidate for vice president. But Palin appears to have moved on from that incident, offering an unequivocal call for...
  • Health Care Worker Had Serious Allergic Reaction After Pfizer's Covid Vaccine

    12/17/2020 9:14:33 AM PST · by mykroar · 25 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 12/16/2020 | Noah Weiland
    A health worker in Alaska had a serious allergic reaction after getting Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday and was hospitalized, according to three people familiar with official reports of the person’s health. The person was still in the hospital on Wednesday morning, under observation.Government officials were scrambling on Wednesday to learn more about the case. The worker had no history of drug allergies but it was unclear whether he or she suffered from other types of allergies, according to one person familiar with the case.
  • Army Corps rejects permit for controversial gold mine project opposed by Don Trump Jr.

    11/25/2020 11:10:59 AM PST · by BuckeyeGW · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/25/20 | Abby Smith
    The Trump administration has rejected a permit for the controversial Pebble Mine in Alaska, likely dealing the project’s final blow even before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
  • Can fraudulent ballots be identified? Actually, Alaska Has Done It!

    11/18/2020 6:40:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2020 | John Blu
    Although the poorly documented, sudden appearance, of thousands of "Biden" ballots may appear to be fraud, it's not proof. And in any event, they're mixed in with the full ballot pool, and can't be disentangled. Or can they? Let's consider the dumping scenario. Due to the limited time frame required to falsify ballots, it's likely that only a limited number of people participated. So what does this mean? It means that : (1) the same sets of fingerprints should appear on multiple ballots (likely in the same place(s) on the ballot), and (2) these identifiers won't match known voting ballot...
  • Sarah Palin Blasts Obama Book Tying Her to 'Anti-Intellectuals,' Says GOP Dislikes Trump, 'Never Liked Me'

    11/14/2020 4:59:48 PM PST · by blueplum · 33 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 14 Nov 2020 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Palin responded to comments in Obama's A Promised Land during a Friday evening interview with Newsmax. Both she and host Greg Kelly ridiculed Obama as "aloof and snobby as he's ever been" after he tied her to what he described as xenophobic and paranoid thinking that now dominates the Republican Party... ...Palin said Obama's depiction of her in his new book overlooks that she and the Tea Party movement at the time promoted diversity within the GOP, particularly the "Mama Grizzlies" embrace of conservative women. "It's the antithesis of what the left is acting out today. They're choosing people based...
  • Alaska win puts Republicans a seat away from keeping Senate majority

    11/11/2020 11:07:14 AM PST · by deport · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 11, 2020 | 1:17pm | Mark Moore
    Dan Sullivan won re-election in Alaska on Wednesday — putting the Republicans within one seat of maintaining their majority in the U.S. Senate. The Republican incumbent defeated independent challenger Al Gross who was running with the backing of Democrats, meaning control of the Senate will come down to two runoff elections in Georgia between GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff. Democrats have 48 seats in the Senate
  • DAN SULLIVAN (R) RETAINS HIS ALASKA SENATE SEAT

    11/11/2020 7:16:51 AM PST · by Texan4Life · 17 replies
    VOX ^ | Nov. 11, 2020 | Ian Millhiser
    Sen. Dan Sullivan, a reliable if somewhat low-profile conservative, has won a second term in the US Senate. Sullivan spent the Trump presidency as a loyal Republican, voting in line with President Trump’s position 91.5 percent of the time, according to FiveThirtyEight.
  • BREAKING: Decision Desk Projects Winners of Alaska Races (Why did it take over a week?)

    11/11/2020 7:14:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/11/2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    Decision Desk projected President Trump and Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan as winners of their respective races in Alaska Thursday morning. Alaska carries three electoral votes.    With 72.42 - 83.33 percent of the votes in, President Trump was ahead 56.95 percent to Joe Biden's 39.11 percent.  Decision Desk HQ Projects Trump (R) Has Won The State Of AK And Its 3 Electoral Votes Race Called At 11-11 8:22 AM EST All Results: https://t.co/8VxbhWIELL— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 11, 2020 Sullivan, meanwhile, was ahead of opponent Al Gross 57.52 percent to 37.51 percent. Decision Desk HQ Projects @DanSullivan_AK (R) Has...
  • Alaska awaits count of more than 100,000 absentee ballots

    11/06/2020 5:22:08 PM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    KTVF 11 ^ | 06 Nov 2020 | Alex Bengel
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - With early and in-person vote counting now reporting at 100% complete, Alaska will have to wait until next Tuesday, November 10th, to learn the results of absentee voting. According to data from the Alaska Division of Elections (DOE), this year has seen record numbers of absentee ballots cast...
  • When Will We Know 2020 Election Results from Georgia, Nevada and PA

    11/05/2020 4:40:37 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 78 replies
    NYT ^ | Nov 5, 2020 | Maggie Astor
    As of 5 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, six states that will decide the next president remained uncalled, as did a handful of Senate races that will determine who controls the chamber. Here’s where things stand on Day 3, when you can expect final results, and how to follow along as this extraordinary election unfolds. What are we waiting for? In the presidential race, as of 5 p.m. Eastern, we did not yet know who won Alaska (3 electoral votes), Arizona (11), Georgia (16), Nevada (6), North Carolina (15) or Pennsylvania (20).
  • Amy Coney Barrett confirmed by 53-46 (Harris not voting)

    10/26/2020 5:19:04 PM PDT · by topher · 129 replies
    Republicans Collins, Murkowski, and Romney vote Yea. All Republicans vote yes. Kamala Harris not present and not voting. All Democrats vote No.
  • House already won? Pelosi thinks so, and reaches for more

    10/26/2020 11:13:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    AP ^ | October 26, 2020 | By LISA MASCARO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she’d have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November — of 2019. Now, days before the Nov. 3 election, she seems to have done it, and she’s expanding her reach. With control of the House hardly contested, Pelosi is working to fortify Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and win extra House seats in case Congress is called on to resolve any Electoral College dispute with President Donald Trump. Pelosi said she feels so confident Democrats will keep the House this election, she’s already preparing to win the next one in 2022....
  • Bear Attacks & 20 Instances of .22 Rimfire Used for Survival

    10/21/2020 4:51:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 71 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 19 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Bella Twin Word Record Grizzly Skull killed with .22 long from a Cooey Ace 1 single shot rifle. Screenshot from North Shore Homestead video, cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten. U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)-When researching incidents of firearms used to defend against bears, the surprising deadly potential of the common .22 rimfire cartridge becomes apparent. The most famous incident involving the .22 rimfire cartridge and bears is the 1953 world record grizzly bear. It was collected by Bella Twin of Slave Lake in Alberta Canada. From my article at ammoland.com: On 10 May, 1953, Bella Twin was hunting small game with her...
  • Magnitude 7.5 - 67 miles SE of Sand Point (Alaska Magnitude 7.5 - 67 miles SE of Sand Point (Alaska)

    10/19/2020 3:42:55 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 32 replies
    Alaska Earthquake Center ^ | 10/19/2020 | Alaska Earthquake Center
    This event was felt widely in Sand point, Chignik, Unalaska, Manokotak, South Naknek, and the Kenai Peninsula.
  • Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz resigns (Democrat Sex Scandal)

    10/13/2020 7:10:48 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 35 replies
    KTUU TV Channel 2 ^ | October 13, 2020 | Elizabeth Roman and Matt Leseman
    Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced his resignation at Tuesday night’s assembly meeting. Berkowitz, while not in attendance, announced his resignation through a written statement read by his chief of staff. “It is with profound sadness and humility that I resign as the mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage,” Jason Bockenstedt said on behalf of the mayor, to applause and cheers from those in attendance.
  • Sen. Collins confirms she will vote against Judge Coney-Barrett

    10/13/2020 10:19:03 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 239 replies
    WGME ^ | Monday, October 12th 2020
    PITTSFIELD (WGME) -- Senator Susan Collins says she will vote against Judge Amy Coney-Barrett being elected to the Supreme Court. Sen. Collins releases statement on Supreme Court Vacancy "It's not a comment on her,” Collins said. “It is a comment on the process of rushing through a nomination in such a short time before a presidential election." Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski also said she will be a no vote for the same reason. To block the confirmation, two more senators would have to vote against Coney-Barrett, but Republicans have said they have the votes.
  • Lisa Murkowski Waffles — Says She will Now Meet with Trump SCOTUS Nominee Amy Coney Barrett (VIDEO)

    09/26/2020 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    GP ^ | September 26,2020 | Jim Hoft
    And Senator Lisa Murkowski then jumped in to announce she would not vote for a SCOTUS nominee until after Election Day. Murkowski represents red state Alaska but is a very weak Republican and a huge disappointment to conservatives and Trump voters. But after Judge Amy Coney Barrett was nominated by President Trump on Saturday Senator Murkowski released a statement saying she is willing to meet with Amy Coney Barrett https://youtu.be/pWyB0aMQIOA