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  • Alaska Republicans Blast Biden for Reversing Trump-era Plan to Expand Drilling in State(election antics)

    01/12/2022 6:41:40 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 1/12/2022 0800 hrs et | Leah Barkoukis
    Despite soaring energy prices, the Biden administration on Monday said it would scrap a Trump-era policy that would have opened millions of acres in Alaska to new oil development. The Trump administration had given the green light to expanded leasing and development in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, “one of the most promising onshore oil prospects in the country,” The Washington Post reported at the time. The plan would’ve opened about 82 percent of the reserve to fossil fuel extraction. Former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said it was part of President Trump’s commitment to “expand access to our Nation’s...
  • North Korea missile launch puts Fort Greely on high alert

    01/05/2022 8:29:21 AM PST · by mac_truck · 36 replies
    Must Read Alaska ^ | Jan 5 2022 | suzanne Downing
    North Korea fired what is believed to be a missile into the waters of the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday morning, according to the Japanese government. In response, Fort Greely, Alaska personnel were ordered to find shelter immediately during what was still Tuesday afternoon in Alaska. It’s unknown what kind of projectile it was, but the Japanese Defense Ministry said it was probably a missile. Other MRAK sources said it was a hypersonic missile launched from a submarine. The last missile Pyongyang launched was in October. In 2017, an intercontinental ballistic missile was launched in North Korea that had a range...
  • Alaska Gov. Dunleavy accepts Trump endorsement conditioned upon him not endorsing Sen. Murkowski in 2022

    12/31/2021 2:59:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 45 replies ^ | 12/31/21 | Shawna Mizelle
    Alaska GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Thursday accepted former President Donald Trump's endorsement, which Trump had vowed to rescind if Dunleavy endorses Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. "Please tell the President thank you for the endorsement. With regard to the other issue, please tell the President he has nothing to worry about," Dunleavy said in a statement referring to Murkowski and put out by Trump. Trump made Murkowski a top target in next year's midterm elections after the senator voted to convict him in his impeachment trial earlier this year. "This is why Mike Dunleavy of Alaska has been,...
  • Former Republican Governor [Christine Todd Whitman (R-NJ)] Rips Trump, Says ‘It’s a Scary Time for Our Democracy’

    12/30/2021 5:03:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 105 replies ^ | 12/29/21 | Kipp Jones
    Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R-NJ) said Wednesday that former President Donald Trump’s conditional endorsement in the Alaska gubernatorial race is a sign that the Republican Party is headed in a scary direction. Trump a day before endorsed Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R), but only on one condition: He must refuse to support Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in her reelection bid in 2022. Murkowski of course voted earlier this year to convict the former president on a charge of incitement of insurrection following the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. “Alaska needs Mike Dunleavy as Governor now more than ever,” Trump said...
  • Trump roils Alaska GOP as price of endorsement climbs

    12/30/2021 5:49:56 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 12/29/21 | David M. Drucker
    Former President Donald Trump’s conditional endorsement of Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is pitting top Republicans against each other and complicating GOP efforts in key 2022 contests. Late Wednesday, Trump backed Dunleavy’s reelection, declaring the governor a “strong and consistent conservative.” But the former president said his “complete and total endorsement” is “null and void” if Dunleavy endorses Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The move threatens to make adversaries of Alaska’s senior elected Republicans and force party organizations to work at cross purposes, developments that risk splintering the party in a red state and frustrating its drive to recapture the Senate. "The Alaska...
  • A Quid Pro Quo We Can Get Behind: Trump Endorses GOP Gov, Provided He Disowns Senate's Biggest RINO

    12/29/2021 12:57:32 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 12/29/21 | C. Douglas Golden
    Remember back in the halcyon days of 2019 when the Democrats impeached then-President Donald Trump over the dubious claim he offered the president of Ukraine a quid pro quo in which military funding would be exchanged for an investigation of Hunter Biden’s time with Burisma? If that whole kerfuffle feels like it took place two decades ago, it’s probably because a) it was a (pardon the pun) trumped-up excuse for an impeachment and b) Joe Biden seems to have mentally aged two decades in just two years. Oh, and that pandemic thing, too. That might have had something to do...
  • Trump warns Alaska GOP governor he'll revoke endorsement if he backs Murkowski

    12/28/2021 11:26:20 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 December 2021 | MAX GREENWOOD
    Former President Trump on Tuesday endorsed Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s (R) reelection bid, but only on the condition that Dunleavy doesn’t back Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) in 2022. “Alaska needs Mike Dunleavy as Governor now more than ever,” Trump said in a statement. “He has my Complete and Total Endorsement but, this endorsement is subject to his non-endorsement of Senator Lisa Murkowski who has been very bad for Alaska.” “In other words, if Mike endorses her, which is his prerogative, my endorsement of him is null and void, and of no further force or effect!” Trump added. ...
  • Trump Says He Endorses Alaska Governor – But Only If Gov. Refuses to Support Lisa Murkowski’s Reelection Bid

    12/28/2021 2:56:00 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 12/28/21 | Michael Luciano
    In one of his more blatant attempts to impose his will on a Republican politician, Donald Trump endorsed Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R) for reelection in 2022 on the condition that he will not support Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) reelection bid next year. Dunleavy is facing a primary challenge from state Rep. Christopher Kurka.
  • Sarah Palin says she'll get coronavirus vaccine 'over my dead body'

    12/25/2021 8:10:21 PM PST · by RandFan · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 22 | By Jenna Romaine
    Sarah Palin used strong language while addressing the crowd at the conservative AmericaFest 2021 in Phoenix on Sunday as she announced she would never get vaccinated against the coronavirus. “It’ll be over my dead body that I’ll have to get a shot,” Palin said. “I will not do that. I won’t do it, and they better not touch my kids either.” The former Republican Alaskan governor and vice-presidential candidate contracted the coronavirus in March. Palin went on to state she believes there are more people against the vaccine mandates than those who support them. “I think if enough of us...
  • Trump-backed Tshibaka endorsed by pro-female candidates conservative group over incumbent Murkowski

    12/22/2021 1:49:50 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 12/22/21 | Paul Steinhauser
    A leading outside group that's dedicated to electing conservative women is endorsing the female Republican primary challenger to longtime GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Maggie's List on Wednesday backed former Alaska commissioner of administration Kelly Tshibaka. The move was one of three endorsements made by the influential federal political action committee that was shared first with Fox News. The endorsement of Tshibaka was the first time Maggie’s List since its founding in 2010 has backed a challenger to a female Republican member of the Senate or House of Representatives.
  • Federal Judge Blocks Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors in 10 States

    12/20/2021 9:31:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/20/2021 | Mimi Nguyen Ly
    A federal judge in Missouri has issued a temporary hold on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors in 10 U.S. states while litigation plays out.“We just beat the Biden Administration in court again,” Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced on Twitter late Monday. “This afternoon, we obtained a preliminary injunction against the vaccine mandate on federal contractors, halting enforcement of that mandate in Missouri and the other states in our coalition.”The preliminary injunction, issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce, applies to Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Schmitt...
  • Colorado’s first wolf kill in decades

    12/21/2021 4:05:08 PM PST · by george76 · 88 replies
    Fence Post ^ | 12/20/2021
    A confirmed wolf kill was discovered near Walden, Colo., the home of one of Colorado’s wolf packs. An approximately 500 pound purebred replacement heifer was found dead after being attacked and eaten by this pack of wolves. This is the first confirmed wolf kill of livestock in Colorado in over 70 years. In early 2021, Colorado Parks and Wildlife confirmed the existence of this pack in north central Colorado; however, individual wolves have been sited in the area previous to the pack confirmation. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are working closely with the livestock producer to learn as much from...
  • Yes, then no: Murkowski explains her debt ceiling votes

    12/20/2021 1:10:28 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 12/20/21 | Liz Ruskin
    As a moderate, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski sometimes votes with the Republican fold, sometimes against. And sometimes she does both on the same issue, as she did this month on raising the debt limit. Last week, Murkowski broke with most of her party when she voted to make it easier for the Senate to pass an increase in the national debt limit. “Because it was the right thing to do,” Murkowski told reporters. Without an increase, the government would run out of money to pay military and civilian salaries, debt payments and other spending Congress has already agreed to. Murkowski...
  • Is Mitch McConnell in trouble? (CNN worries)

    12/14/2021 6:43:15 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 29 replies ^ | 12/14/21 | Chris Cillizza
    Alaska Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka made a provocative announcement. "Mitch McConnell has repeatedly bailed out Joe Biden, giving him gifts of Senate votes, which are the only things keeping the Biden administration on life support," Tshibaka said about the Senate's highest-ranking Republican, adding: "When I defeat [Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa] Murkowski and become Alaska's next U.S. Senator, I will not support Mitch McConnell as leader. It's time for new, America First leadership in the Senate." Which is, in and of itself, is not terribly surprising. After all, McConnell is supporting Murkowski in her reelection bid, which gives Tshibaka plenty of...
  • Trump: 'Get Rid of Mitch'

    12/13/2021 8:24:09 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 12, 2021 | Jeremy Frankel
    Former President Donald Trump on Sunday called for an end to Republican Mitch McConnell's term as Senate Minority Leader because "the Old Crow" is "giving the Democrats victory on everything." In a statement made through his Save America PAC, Trump accused McConnell of "hurting the Republican Senators and the Republican Party," saying that he didn't "have the guts" to play the debt ceiling card, which would have "given the Republicans a complete victory on virtually everything. The Dems were ready to fold!" Last week, McConnell negotiated a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to allow the Democrats to...
  • Lisa Murkowski’s primary challenger unloads on McConnell

    12/13/2021 1:39:13 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 12/13/21
    GOP primary challenger Kelly Tshibaka said Monday that she would not support Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to lead Senate Republicans if she wins her election in 2022. Tshibaka, who is challenging Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski with the backing of former President Donald Trump, said in a statement that McConnell was responsible for repeatedly helping President Joe Biden. “Mitch McConnell has repeatedly bailed out Joe Biden, giving him gifts of Senate votes, which are the only things keeping the Biden administration on life support,” Tshibaka said, attaching a video to her recent appearance on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast. “As an...

    12/02/2021 12:14:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | December 1, 2021 | Aidan Johnston
    In response to the recent tragedy in Oakland County, Michigan, what did the anti-gunners do? Following their standard course of action, they are politicizing the deaths of four high school teens in an attempt to undermine your constitutionally-protected rights. In fact, bowing to the will of their far-Left overlords, anti-gun senators are bringing H.R. 8 to the Senate floor—which is a bill to institute Universal Background Registration Checks (UBCs). And to make matters worse, they are trying to do this by unanimous consent—without an actual vote. Please, contact your Senators and make sure they know you’re opposed to H.R. 8...
  • The 10 biggest tests of Trump’s stranglehold on the GOP in 2022

    11/30/2021 6:23:00 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 11/29/21 | Aaron Blake
    Since the 2016 election, there has been no question about Donald Trump’s stranglehold on the Republican Party. But generally speaking, we’ve learned about that through attrition — party members who run afoul of him voluntarily heading for the exits, rather than trying their luck with GOP primary voters. 1. GA - Brian Kemp 2. GA - Secretary of State Raffensperger vs Jodi Hice 3. WY - Liz Cheney vs Harriet Hageman 4. ID - Governor Little vs Lt. Governor McGeachin 5. AK - Lisa Murkowski vs Kelly Tshibaka 6. MI - Rep. Peter Meijer vs John Gibbs 7. WV -...
  • Biden’s Government Vaccine Mandate Just Took a Major Blow [Medicare and Medicaid workers]

    11/29/2021 12:38:29 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 29, 2021 | Katie Pavlich
    Judge Matthew Schelp of the Eastern District of Missouri issued an injunction halting President Joe Biden's Wuhan coronavirus vaccine mandate for Medicare and Medicaid workers in ten states Monday, citing a lack of approval from Congress. "The mandate requires nearly every employee, volunteer, and third-party contractor working at fifteen catogires of healthcare facilities to be vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 (“COVID”) and to have received at least a first dose of the vaccine prior to December 6, 2021," court documents show. "Congress did not grant CMS authority to mandate the vaccine. Plaintiffs are likely to succeed in their argument that Congress has...
  • Trump’s Senate picks are stumbling, says Politico

    11/28/2021 7:06:45 PM PST · by lasereye · 52 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | November 28, 2021 | Paul Meringoff
    Some of them, anyway. Donald Trump has endorsed candidates in 15 Senate contests to date, according to Politico. Many of them are incumbent Senators. They are expected to cruise to renomination by the GOP. But, says Politico, some of the others are struggling. Politico cites Mo Brooks in Alabama, Kelly Tshibaka in Alaska, Ted Budd in North Carolina, and Sean Parnell in Pennsylvania (Parnell recently withdrew from the race due to allegations of spousal abuse). Trump hasn’t endorsed Blake Masters, but did appear at a Mar-a-Logo fundraiser for the Arizona Republican. Masters is also struggling, according to Politico. I don’t...