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  • GOP asks Supreme Court to take on another ObamaCare case

    12/04/2014 9:45:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2014 | sarah Ferris
    Members of the GOP are asking the Supreme Court to take up another case against ObamaCare, this time challenging a controversial medical board that the party has called “a death panel.” Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and several other Republicans will file an amicus brief Thursday urging the court to reconsider a case against a piece of the healthcare law called the Independent Payment Advisory Board. “Because the law frees [the board] of any checks and balances, waiting could be dangerous. The Supreme Court should hold that the time to answer these constitutional questions is now, not...
  • Sarah Palin says Michelle Obama will be Dem nominee in 2024

    09/25/2023 12:42:26 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/2023 | MIRANDA NAZZARO
    Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said Monday she thinks former first lady Michelle Obama will be the Democrats’ 2024 nominee, adding that President Biden is “out.” Responding to a series of 2024 election conspiracy theories in which Biden could be removed from office, the former Alaska governor wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: “Don’t be surprised. But I still say it’ll be Michelle O’ #2024Election. Biden’s out.” Obama has repeatedly said on the record she does not want to run for president, which has done little to quell such suggestions. The Hill reached out to her spokesperson...
  • Shock and Heartbreak as Joe the Plumber Dies at 49

    08/27/2023 6:56:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies ^ | August 27, 2023 | Richard Moorhead
    A plumber who famously confronted then-candidate Barack Obama on his tax plan during the 2008 presidential election has passed away. Joseph Wurzelbacher, or “Joe the Plumber,” died on Sunday morning, according to Ohio locals who knew him. Derek Hunter @derekahunter "Horrible news. My good friend Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, passed away this morning at the age of 49 from pancreatic cancer. He was a good man and an exceptional friend. Please consider helping his widow and young children here" Wurzelbacher had been living with pancreatic cancer before his death at the age of 49.
  • McCabe: Palin Encouraging ‘Political Violence’ over Trump Arrest

    08/25/2023 3:59:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/2023 | Pam Key
    CNN analyst and former FBI chief Andrew McCabe said Friday on “Inside Politics” that former Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) comments on civil war over the arrest of former President Donald Trump were encouraging “political violence.” Anchor Dana Bash asked, “As somebody who was in the FBI and law enforcement for a very long time, how does that strike you?”
  • Sarah Palin: Civil War Is ‘Going to Happen’ — ‘We’re Not Going to Keep Putting Up with This’

    08/25/2023 9:13:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 133 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/2023 | Pam Key
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) said Thursday on Newsmax TV’s “The Balance” that a civil war was “going to happen” over former President Donald Trump’s indictments. Eric Bolling asked, “We’ve talked about the two tiered justice system but when you see it happening, when you see the former president being fingerprinted, having to show up turn himself in. You see the mug shots of the other seven or eight who turned themselves in already. Do you have concern for the country as I do?” Palin said, “Yeah absolutely. I mean, I think those who are conducting this travesty and creating...
  • PALIN on 2024 race: DeSantis should ‘stay governor’

    02/15/2023 9:39:35 PM PST · by RandFan · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/23 1:20 PM ET | BY JULIA SHAPERO
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said on Tuesday that she thinks Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) should “stay governor” for the time being, as he continues to attract speculation about a potential 2024 presidential bid. “DeSantis doesn’t need to [run],” Palin said in an interview with Newsmax. “I envision him as our president someday but not right now. “He should stay governor for a bit longer,” she added. “He’s young, you know. He has decades ahead of him where he can be our president.” Although DeSantis has yet to announce a 2024 presidential bid, he is widely viewed as...
  • Sarah Palin's Future Uncertain After Losing House Race

    Since Election Day, Sarah has tweeted her displeasure with ranked-choice voting, which Alaska used both this summer in the special election and on Election Day. Last week, she signed a petition by an anti-ranked choice voting political action committee called Alaskans for Honest Government.
  • Democrat Mary Peltola defeats Sarah Palin in race for Alaska's at-large House seat

    11/23/2022 5:17:57 PM PST · by Coronal · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 23, 2022 | Scott Wong
    Democrat Mary Peltola has won the race for Alaska’s at-large congressional seat, NBC News projected Wednesday, defeating former governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. While the election was held earlier this month, the race was not called for weeks because of Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting system where voters rank the candidates in order of preference. After the first round of voting, Peltola led Palin by more than 20 percentage points, with Republican Nick Begich, a scion of one of Alaska’s most well-known political families, in third. But because Peltola failed to win more than 50 percent, the voting...
  • Thanks to Insane Ranked-Choice Voting, Sarah Palin Has Election Taken from Her Again

    11/09/2022 8:30:01 AM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 9, 2022 | Joe Hoft
    Thanks to the GOP voting in ranked-choice voting, Sarah Palin has election taken from her again. Sarah Palin deserves a special medal of honor for her attempts to make America a great country. The former governor of Alaska offered to help the helpless John McCain in his run for President and she was hammered by the media like no politician up to that point in history. After helping McCain increase his popularity with the public, McCain threw her under the bus when he lost. This past year, Palin ran for office again, this time for US Rep from Alaska. She...
  • Republican Lisa Murkowski Pledges to Vote for Alaska House Democrat over Sarah Palin

    10/23/2022 10:57:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 10/22/2022 | Wendell Husabo
    Twenty-one-year incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has said she will vote for Democrat House candidate Rep. Mary Peltola (D-AK) over Republican challenger former Gov. Sarah Palin. “Yeah, I am,” Murkowski responded Friday when asked by the Anchorage Daily News if she would vote for the Democrat. Alaska uses the ranked choice voting system, which ultimately affords Democrat voters the opportunity to vote for Murkowski on the second and third ballots. Murkowski’s decision to vote for a Democrat is likely intended to attract more votes down-ballot to ultimately defeat Trump-endorsed Senate Republican candidate Kelly Tshibaka, who is leading in the polls...
  • Sarah Palin: ‘My First Agenda Item Will Be Making Sure We Open Up ANWR’ to End ‘Fake Energy Crisis’

    10/06/2022 9:15:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/06/2022 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK), a candidate running to represent Alaska’s At-Large Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, said in an interview on Breitbart News editor Adrienne Ross’s eponymous podcast published on Tuesday that if elected, her policy priority will be to “open up” the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a measure against a “fake energy crisis” that President “Biden made.” Palin called for increasing energy and natural resource development in ANWR while highlighting the synthetic nature of rising energy costs driven by government policies marketed by the Biden administration as “environmental” measures.
  • Alaska’s Ranked-Choice Voting Scheme Was A Plot To Save Murkowski, But It Also Doomed Palin

    09/09/2022 4:20:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Federalist. ^ | SEPTEMBER 09, 2022 | Tristan Justice
    In order to avoid a Republican primary, Murkowski operatives orchestrated a takeover of state election laws. Election officials called Alaska’s special election House race for Democrat Mary Peltola over 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin last week. Peltola’s victory, despite nearly 60 percent of votes cast for a Republican on all first-choice ballots, will mark the first time since 1973 that a Democrat will represent the state in the lower chamber. Whether the August contest was Palin’s race or Republican Nick Begich’s race to lose is an open question. Whether the Republicans’ loss was a consequence of Alaska’s new...
  • Sarah Palin's pleas to fellow Republican fall on deaf ears

    09/06/2022 2:12:56 PM PDT · by ToxicMasculinity · 59 replies
    WND ^ | 9/6/22
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who is running for the state’s at-large congressional district in November, has pleaded with her Republican challenger to drop his bid to avoid splitting the state’s GOP votes. Nick Begich III, a businessman and member of the politically prominent Begich family, was a GOP candidate alongside Palin in the Aug. 16 special election to fill the House seat, which became vacant after longtime Republican Rep. Don Young died in office in March. State law required that a special election for the seat be held within five months of an intra-term vacancy, even as the 2022...
  • Why the left shouldn't be crowing so loudly about that Sarah Palin defeat: Leftists may not be cheering in November

    09/01/2022 7:25:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/01/2022 | Monica Showalter
    Well, the left has got one. On Twitter and beyond, you've never heard such crowing.According to Politico:Democrat Mary Peltola has defeated Republican Sarah Palin in the special election for Alaska's vacant House seat, a big upset over the former governor in the state's first election under ranked-choice voting.Peltola, a former state legislator who will become Alaska's first indigenous member of Congress, defeated a special election field that included Palin and another Republican, Nick Begich III. The Democrat finished first in the initial tally and then won enough second-choice votes from Begich's supporters to see off Palin, who had former President...
  • Sarah Palin loses special election for Alaska House seat

    08/31/2022 5:23:31 PM PDT · by CrazyCatChick · 170 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/31/22 | Eric Bradner
    Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election to fill Alaska's House seat for the remainder of 2022, according to unofficial results released by the Alaska Division of Elections, thwarting former Gov. Sarah Palin's bid at a political comeback -- at least for a few months. Peltola emerged as the victor Wednesday when Alaska's Division of Elections tabulated ranked-choice ballots in the state's first use of the system.
  • Democratic candidate Peltola leads U.S. House race early, but Palin may win in final count

    08/18/2022 4:59:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    Petersburg Pilot ^ | August 18, 2022 | James Brooks
    Democratic candidate Mary Peltola left election day leading Alaska's special election for U.S. House, but the state's new ranked choice voting system may leave Republican candidate and former governor Sarah Palin the ultimate winner. As of Wednesday afternoon, with 395 of 402 precincts reporting, Peltola had earned 38.03% of first-choice vote in a race that will determine who fills Alaska's lone U.S. House seat until January, completing the term left unfinished by the death of Congressman Don Young earlier this year. Trailing Peltola, with 31.93% of first-choice votes, was Palin. Republican candidate Nick Begich III was in third with 28.56%...
  • Alaska-November: Murkowski wins and Sarah Won't?

    08/18/2022 7:05:51 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 47 replies
    Wyoming & Alaska Primaries Wyoming GOP At-Large Votes Percent (99%) Hageman 113,025 66.3 Cheney Inc 49,316 28.9 Alaska Open Senate Votes Percent (82%) Murkowski Inc 68,800 44.2 Tshibaka 61,994 39.8 Chesbro 9,620 6.2 Kelley 3,450 2.2 Alaska At-Large Special Votes Percent (81%) Peltola 58,689 38.0 Palin 49,262 31.9 Begich 44,065 28.6 Alaska Open At-Large Votes Percent (82%) Peltola 54,941 35.2 Palin 48,651 31.1 Begich 41,895 26.8 Sweeney 5,773 3.7 Source: NEP/Edison via Reuters
  • Palin advances in race for Alaska House seat

    08/17/2022 2:43:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/17/22 | Caroline Vakil
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) was projected to advance from her primary in the race for Alaska’s at-large congressional district. The Associated Press called the race at 1:42 a.m. ET. Republican Nick Begich and Democrat Mary Peltola were also projected to advance. Palin was among a large group of primary candidates vying for Alaska’s lone House seat, and she only needed to be among one of the top four vote-getters in the state’s new open primary system in order to advance to the general election. Palin was a part of the 2008 Republican presidential ticket, running as the vice...
  • Alaska Primary Results

    08/16/2022 10:51:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 67 replies
    2022 Alaska Primary Election Results
  • Primaries August 16 thread

    08/16/2022 1:23:49 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 114 replies
    A place to comment on the primaries