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  • 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 · 31 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

    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:— 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. –-( 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 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
  • Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink

    09/26/2020 9:59:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/20 01:02 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Supreme Court fight pushes Senate toward brink BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 09/26/20 01:02 PM EDT The burgeoning fight to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat is pouring fuel onto already simmering tensions in the Senate and threatening to fundamentally reshape the institution. Senators in both parties acknowledge the level of dysfunction in a chamber where the bulk of their time is spent processing nominations amid failures to break stalemates on pressing national issues such as coronavirus relief and police reform. “I’m praying to God that the better angels start flying with my colleagues. That’s all I can tell...
  • Palin hints at Senate run in Alaska if Lisa Murkowski opposes Trump's Supreme Court nominee

    09/26/2020 11:20:33 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | September 26, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hinted at a possible run for Lisa Murkowski's Senate seat if the senator doesn’t support President Trump’s replacement for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. "We sure hope that you have it within you to do the right thing this time,” Palin said to Murkowski in a series of Instagram videos posted this week. “So, you should walk back. We'll forgive you. If you can't do that, remember my house? I can see a lot of things from my house. ... Lisa, I can see 2022 from my house." "Lisa Murkowski, this is...
  • Lisa Murkowski Reverses Position on Filling SCOTUS Vacancy, Won't Rule Out Vote to Confirm

    09/23/2020 9:18:43 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 123 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/23/2020 | Matt Margolis
    Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) made a stunning reversal of her position on filling the vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. According to a report from Alaska Public Media, Murkowski now can’t rule out voting to confirm a nominee before the election. “I know everybody wants to ask the question, ‘will you confirm the nominee?’” she said. “We don’t have a nominee yet. You and I don’t know who that is. And so I can’t confirm whether or not I can confirm a nominee when I don’t know who the nominee is.”
  • Senator Murkowski Backtracks on RBG Vacancy, Killing Democratic Hopes Of Blocking Trump's SCOTUS Nominee

    09/23/2020 7:52:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/23/2020 | Matt Vespa
    Total victory is upon us, folks. And some Republicans have managed to get on a path towards redemption with conservatives. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said he wouldn’t block the nominee. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is a ‘no,’ but as we’ve said before—Maine is an oddball state. She gets a pass. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), a runner up in the biggest pain in the a** contest among the GOP, did initially say that she’s opposed to filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bade Ginsburg, but is now changing her tune. The last justice passed away last Friday making the...
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski Reiterates Opposition To Confirmation Vote Before The Election

    09/20/2020 10:49:26 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 60 replies
    NPR ^ | Christianna Silva | Christianna Silva
    Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said on Sunday that she will not support nominating a successor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the 2020 presidential election. The announcement makes her the second Senate Republican to publicly take that position. "For weeks, I have stated that I would not support taking up a potential Supreme Court vacancy this close to the election," Murkowski said in a statement. "Sadly, what was then a hypothetical is now our reality, but my position has not changed. I did not support taking up a nomination eight months before the 2016...