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  • Club for Growth Now Working With GOP Establishment (who's surprised??)

    03/26/2014 12:20:30 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Drew Mackenzie
    The conservative group Club for Growth has changed gears and is supporting establishment GOP candidates in primaries. Launched a decade before the tea party made life difficult for moderate Republicans, the club quickly rose to the political forefront while supporting challengers to incumbent Republicans who it felt were not conservative enough, according to the National Journal. In 2012, the fiscally conservative organization backed tea party candidate Richard Mourdocks challenge to Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar and vilified veteran Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch for his voting record. The group also targeted 10 moderate House Republicans. But the political action committee has suddenly...
  • Courts: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should be split into multiple courts

    02/10/2016 3:06:24 AM PST · by Steve Schulin · 11 replies
    Compleat Advocate ^ | Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
    One in five Americans do not get equal justice under the law ... because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is simply too large, its scope is too wide, and it has long passed its ability to provide equal justice and to contribute as a functional court system... [T]here are 65 million people living within the boundaries of the Ninth Circuit. That represents 20 percent of the total population of the United States -- one in five Americans. That is almost two times as many people as there are in the next biggest circuit in the U.S....
  • Sarah Palin Continues To Make Herself Look Silly And Irrelevant

    02/03/2016 4:26:07 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 90 replies
    redstate ^ | 2/3/16 | streiff
    Being the thoroughly rented person that she is, Sarah Palin has taken Donald Trump’s ridiculous accusations about Ted Cruz benefiting from a rumor that Ben Carson had dropped out of the race and is running with it. Via Palin’s Facebook: Dirty Politics: Witnessing Firsthand It’s Always Heartbreaking, Never Surprising Thank heavens Donald Trump opened so many eyes to the lies, corruption and total lack of accountability that come so naturally to the permanent political class. [ed note: I had to pause here and throw up in my trash can] And Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted...
  • BP to cut Alaska workforce by 13%

    02/03/2016 5:41:33 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Alaska Journal of Commerce ^ | 01/13/2016 | Elwood Brehmer
    BP is cutting 4,000 jobs worldwide and some of those reductions will be in Alaska. An intra-company email obtained by the Journal sent to BP Alaska employees Jan. 12 states that the company plans to reduce its total in state workforce by 13 percent. All employees should know their status by early spring and the majority of layoffs will be conducted by mid-year, according to the email. BP directly employs about 2,100 people and has another 6,000 contract workers in Alaska, based on the company's 2015 Alaska Hire report. The 13 percent reduction will come from the company's direct employees,...
  • Steve King Tweets Under Fire by Ben Carson’s Campaign

    02/02/2016 2:11:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    whotv.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Staff Writer
    Rep. Steve King is taking heat for what he posted on Twitter during the caucuses Monday night about Ben Carson. King, the Cruz campaigns national co-chair, retweeted CNNs Chris Moody about Carson’s break from the campaign trail before New Hampshire’s primary. Carson looks like he is out. Iowans need to know before they vote. Most will go to Cruz, I hope, King tweeted. In another tweet, the congressman said Carson’s next steps were equivalent of suspending.
  • Sarah Palin: Steve King Suffers ‘Potomac Fever’ Suggesting Donald Trump Pays for Support

    02/01/2016 1:10:03 PM PST · by Bratch · 110 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 1, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who endorsed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, told supporters at his campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Monday that “You find out who your friends are” in politics. Palin went on to criticize Rep. Steve King (R-IA), who endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), for alleging that she was paid to support Trump. “Steve King – friend of mine – I thought,” Palin began. “Here I see that just a bit ago he is accusing me on MSNBC – first, MSNBC really? – of selling my support to Mr. Trump. This is why when you read...
  • Man Arrested for Throwing Tomatoes at Sarah Palin, Police Say

    12/07/2009 4:51:17 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 58 replies · 2,659+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | December 7, 2009 | FOXNews.com
    A man was arrested for allegedly throwing two tomatoes at Sarah Palin from the second floor balcony during a book signing event at the Mall of America in Minnesota, MyFoxTwinCities.com. reported. Neither tomato came close hitting the former 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, but did hit a police officer in the face, the station reported. The unidentified man may face charges for assaulting a police officer, according to the station. Die-hard supporters treated the event like another Black Friday, lining up outside in freezing weather before the mall doors opened at 5 a.m. Emily Calhoon, a high school junior from...
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Wasn’t Hard’ To Choose Between Donald Trump And Ted Cruz

    02/01/2016 8:15:26 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 247 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 1,2016 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin joined the Today show to talk about her endorsement of Donald Trump as Iowans go to caucus tonight for the Republican presidential primary. is was probably a tough call for you, between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% and Donald Trump, began Savannah Guthrie during the interview. t wasn’t tough,” Palin interrupted. Really, Guthrie replied. No, it wasn’t tough, she repeated. Palin explained that she was happy to endorse Ted Cruz in his Senate race, because he was a fighter for the American people but that she wanted him to stay in Washington D.C. want to keep...
  • Sarah Palin interview derails when she's asked about her son's arrest

    02/01/2016 8:36:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/01/2016 | Colin Campbell
    Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska bristled during a Monday interview on NBC's "Today" show when she was pressed about her provocative comments about her son's arrest and post-traumatic stress disorder. "You guys brought me here to talk about Iowa politics and the caucus tonight — not to talk about my kids," Palin said. "And that was a promise. But as things go in the world of media, you guys don't always keep your promises, evidently." Track Palin, a veteran who is Palin's oldest child, was charged last month in a domestic-violence case "in which his girlfriend said he punched...
  • Sarah Palin exposes Matt Lauer on Good Morning America

    02/01/2016 6:46:09 AM PST · by Rustybucket · 152 replies
    So proud of Sarah Palin this morning on Good Morning America, where the media (Mat Lauer) tried to corner her on her son, the issue of PTSD and his behaviour. She rightly called him out on TV saying that she was told this was about the Iowa caucus and her support for Donald Trump. Lauer tried several times to steer her towards his aganda, and she called him out, and admonished him that this was not what she was promised by the producers would be the topic of conversation. Rather she commented on the military being allowed to do what...
  • Magnitude-7.1 earthquake strikes Alaska

    01/25/2016 1:57:26 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2016 | Associated Press
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A magnitude-7.1 earthquake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska early Sunday morning, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. But there were no reports of injuries. Alaska's state seismologist, Michael West, called it the strongest earthquake in the state's south-central region in decades. Alaska often has larger or more powerful earthquakes, such as a 7.9 last year in the remote Aleutian Islands.
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Trump-Cruz 2016 (great article by Jeffrey Lord! Read in full!)

    01/22/2016 5:38:15 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 1/22/16 | Jeffrey Lord
    It's time to unite. Trump-Cruz in 2016. Yet here is the headline from the New York Times. Donald Trump or Ted Cruz? Republicans Argue Over Who Is Greater Threat The story reads in part: snip Say again? "The Republicans who dominate the right-leaning magazines, journals and political groups can live with Mr. Cruz..." Speaking for myself - I can more than "live with" Ted Cruz. In fact, if Donald Trump wins this nomination, I believe Ted Cruz should be to Trump as George H.W. Bush was to Reagan or Lyndon Johnson was to John F. Kennedy - the runner-up whose...
  • SHOCK: Trump’s official voting record released by NYC, shows he has been Repub since 1980

    01/23/2016 12:13:51 AM PST · by Marie · 225 replies
    Prently ^ | January 23, 2016 | Voltova Dmitri
    (photo at the link) Donald Trump’s official voting record has been released, showing that he was a registered Republican since at least 1980, throwing water on the theory that he was at one time a Democrat. This is causing major panic in the Cruz campaign that insisted that Trump recently switched his affiliation. Voting records for Trump’s adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, were not immediately available. Trump is leading by wide margins in New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida, and nearly every other state where pollsters take the Republican electorate’s temperature. In Iowa, he is running neck-and-neck with Republican Sen....
  • Trump-Cruz 2016? If Cruz Isn't Qualified to Be Prez Then How Can He Be VP?

    01/23/2016 12:06:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 161 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 22, 2016 | Aaron Goldstein
    Jeff [rey Lord] is calling for a Trump-Cruz ticket. Maybe Jeff didn't get the memo, but Trump has been arguing that Cruz isn't qualified to be President because of his Canadian birth. In which case, if Cruz isn't eligible to be President then how can he be eligible to be VP?
  • Poll: Donald Trump gained 15 points on Ted Cruz in Iowa in two weeks

    01/24/2016 11:47:08 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 81 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/24/2016 | Philip Bump
    Earlier this month, Fox News released a poll showing Ted Cruz leading Donald Trump by four points. The two had a sizable lead over everyone else in the state, and the poll was confirming what others were showing: Cruz had an advantage. On Sunday, Fox released another Iowa poll, with substantially different results. Now, Trump is up by 11 points, a 15-point swing in the two weeks between surveys. This poll, too, mirrors the recent trend: Trump has regained the advantage.
  • ADN poll: Alaskans like Trump, Sanders for president

    01/24/2016 10:56:16 AM PST · by BigEdLB · 21 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News | 1/24/16 | Erica Martinson
    An Alaska Dispatch News poll found registered voters in the state have their eyes on two candidates that would have been considered unlikely front-runners just a year ago: real estate billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the self-proclaimed democratic socialist.
  • TWO ENTERTAINERS SING PRAISES OF TRUMP (Pat Boone and Robert Davi)

    01/24/2016 9:56:34 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 1/24/2016
    Two big time entertainment figures - one from the West Coast and the other from New York - say they like Donald Trump for president. Pat Boone, the legendary white buck singer-actor who sold more pop hits in the 1950s and 1960s than anyone but Elvis Presley, told Fox News he favors Trump and thinks the endorsement of Sarah Palin is "an electric development" in the campaign. Boone says he likes Trump because of his vast business experience and proven executive experience. "I think most of us these days don't want a professional politician," said Boone. He reminded the audience...
  • 'SNL': Tina Fey Returns to Mock Sarah Palin for Donald Trump Endorsement

    01/24/2016 9:41:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 109 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    Tina Fey gave her fans what they were hoping for all week.Fey returned to Saturday Night Live to once again play former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the heels of the political commentator's endorsement of Donald Trump.Fey appeared as Palin in the cold open alongside the GOP presidential candidate, played by fellowSNLveteranDarrell Hammond.
  • Magnitude 7.1 earthquake felt throughout Southcentral Alaska

    01/24/2016 4:21:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 30 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | January 24, 2016 | Alaska Dispatch News
    Magnitude 7.1 earthquake felt throughout Southcentral Alaska Alaska Dispatch News January 24, 2016 Email -A+A Southcentral Alaska was rocked by a strong and prolonged magnitude-7.1 earthquake early Sunday morning. The quake struck 86 miles west-southwest of Anchor Point at 1:30 a.m. Alaska time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS initially measured the quake at magnitude 6.4, but upgraded it to 7.1 shortly after. The Alaska Earthquake Center said it hit about 65 miles west of the Kenai Peninsula town of Homer and about 160 miles southwest of Anchorage. According to the National Weather Service, the quake was not...
  • After Palin Endorses Trump he Rises 6 Points, Cruz Falls 6 Points in Reuters Poll

    01/22/2016 9:46:40 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 213 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 1/22/2016 | John S. Roberts
    If you haven't yet heard, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin recently endorsed Donald J. Trump for president. It was shocking to many, since Palin was seen as a Tea Party type of candidate throughout her career. Meaning, why didn't she endorse the staunchest conservative in the race, which is clearly Ted Cruz? Check out how the Reuters poll has shifted since Palin gave Trump the thumbs up. Cruz down 6, Trump up 6. That's a huge swing in just a few days time. The biggest question however, is how in the world is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush still...
  • Flashback - Palin's Big Oil infatuation [End of snow forever in DC]

    01/22/2016 1:20:38 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    RFK jr.com ^ | September 24, 2008 | RFK Jr
    I was water-skiing with my children in a light drizzle off Hyannis, Mass., last month when a sudden, fierce storm plunged us into a melee of towering waves, raking rain, painful hail and midday darkness broken by blinding flashes of lightning. As I hurried to get my children out of the water and back to the dock, I shouted over the roaring wind, "This is some kind of tornado." The fog consolidated and a waterspout hundreds of feet high rose from the white ocean and darted across its surface, landing for a moment on a moored outboard to spin it...
  • In Defense of Sarah Palin’s Endorsement of Donald Trump

    01/21/2016 9:13:42 PM PST · by upsdriver · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2016 | David French
    So I must confess that it is a bit much to see the avalanche of conservative mockery and heckling directed at her for her endorsement of Donald Trump. I am not saying she is beyond criticism or that one should support Trump because of her endorsement (I haven not made up my own mind yet, and I swing almost daily between Cruz and Rubio), but perhaps we should consider that the combination of her personal relationship with Trump, her personal experience suffering from years of the most vicious and personal attacks directed at any current or former politician in the...
  • Trump: Karl Rove's "Hatred" Of Me Is "Like A Boiler Waiting To Explode"

    01/20/2016 8:01:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    RCP ^ | 1/20/16 | RCP
    Donald Trump ripped Karl Rove at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma this afternoon that featured former Gov. Sarah Palin. TRUMP: Karl Rove, this guy he predicted -- he thinks Romney won the election. Remember? Romney won. He won. I'm telling you. They had to take him off the air in a basket.
  • Ted Cruz leads in Alaska straw poll

    01/20/2016 9:06:49 PM PST · by Isara · 37 replies
    Alaska GOP ^ | January 19, 2016 | Suzanne Downing
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz opened up a large margin of support from those who participated in last week's Must Read Alaska straw poll. We closed the online survey before the debate on Thursday. Here are the results:Readers of Must Read Alaska, the Alaska Republican Party's weekly emailed newsletter, trend Republican and many are politically active. Ted Cruz won 34 percent, Donald Trump won 27 percent and Marco Rubio won 17 percent. No other candidate won enough support in this particular survey to be awarded delegates to the Republican National Convention. When the Presidential Preference Poll is held on March 1,...
  • Coloradans get a little relief on local taxes

    01/20/2016 5:17:48 PM PST · by george76 · 1 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Mark Harden
    Coloradans on average paid 8.9 percent of their incomes in state and local taxes in fiscal year 2012, down a bit from the 9 percent rate in the previous year... The Colorado rate was well below the national local-tax burden of 9.8 percent.. Colorado ranked 35th among the states for collective state and local tax burden, with No. 1 -- New York, at 12.7 percent -- having the highest state and local tax burden and No. 50 -- Alaska, at 6.5 percent -- the lowest. ... Taxes covered by the report include state and local income tax, property tax and...
  • McAllister: Why Did Sarah Palin Endorse Donald Trump?

    01/20/2016 8:11:20 AM PST · by Isara · 61 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 20th, 2016 | D.C. McAllister
    Last night, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump’s “very special guest,” endorsed him at Iowa State University. Of course, a lot of people are shocked that she would endorse him over Ted Cruz. She’s the Tea Party darling after all, standing for conservative values from supporting gun rights to defunding Obamacare. Cruz communications director Rick Tyler said earlier Tuesday that the campaign would be very disappointed if Palin supported Trump because she:...has been a champion of the conservative cause and if she was going to endorse Donald Trump, sadly she would be endorsing someone who's held progressive views all their life on...
  • Trump NOW BASHES Cruz for what Sarah Palin wanted in 2011 – to END ethanol subsidies!!

    01/19/2016 4:10:19 PM PST · by TBBT · 71 replies
    The Right Scoop | 1/19/16 | soopermexican
    link to articleTrump was shocked that Cruz came out against ethanol subsidies because that's the only way you can win Iowa: But he's very happy to announce an endorsement from Sarah Palin, who called to end ALL energy subsidies in 2011: Asked Tuesday whether she supports the federal subsidy of ethanol, an always critical issue in the presidential nominating cycle, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin went one step further and called for the elimination of all energy subsidies. "I think that all of our energy subsidies need to be relooked at today and eliminated," Palin told RCP during a quick...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump, Rallying Conservatives

    01/19/2016 4:08:37 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 19, 2016 | ALAN RAPPEPORT
    AMES, Iowa - Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, endorsed Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, providing Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state's caucuses. "Are you ready to make America great again?" Ms. Palin said with Mr. Trump by her side at a rally at Iowa State University. "Are you ready to stump for Trump? I'm here to support the next president of the United States - Donald Trump." Her support is the highest-profile backing...
  • The Guardian: You betcha: Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump – live updates

    01/19/2016 3:31:34 PM PST · by citizen · 116 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 19 January | Scott Bixby and Tom McCarthy
    UPDATES - The Guardian's Ben Jacobs, on the scene in Ames, Iowa, reports that Aissa Wayne, daughter of country film star John Wayne, made a huge (yuge?) misstep while warming up the crowd before the expected appearance of Donald Trump and half-term governor Sarah Palin: Aissa Wayne committed a major #gaffe while opening for Trump and Palin. The rally is taking place in Ames on the campus of Iowa State University, whose sports teams ares the Cyclones. At the end of her remarks, she told the crowd "go Hawkeyes!" The Hawkeyes is the name of the sports team of Iowa...
  • Overwhelming – List of Ted Cruz Supporters

    01/19/2016 9:09:15 PM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 234 replies
    Education News ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | Donna Garner
    It saddens me greatly to say that Sarah Palin is wrong. She needs to be standing by Ted Cruz’s side and supporting his proven record of long-time support for pro-life/pro-marriage/pro-family issues. Instead, she has chosen to support Donald Trump whose “record” and lifestyle are anything but conservative. Yesterday, Steve Deace said it best with supportive documentation to substantiate his choice of a title — “Donald Trump, a Typical New York City Liberal Then and Now” – Conservative Review — https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/01/deace-donald-trump-a-typical-new-york-city-liberal-then-and-now Today I decided to go back through my Ted Cruz files and make a list of those people who have...
  • Sarah Palin: 'No more pussyfooting around' if Trump elected

    01/19/2016 7:26:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 19th, 2016 | By JILL COLVIN
    AMES, Iowa- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump received the endorsement Tuesday of conservative firebrand Sarah Palin, giving the billionaire businessman a potential boost less than two weeks before Iowa's kick-off caucuses. "Media heads are spinning," the former vice presidential candidate said after taking the stage at a Trump rally at Iowa State University. "This is going to be so much fun." Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 GOP vice presidential pick, said that, with Trump as president, America would no longer apologize. "No more pussy-footing around," Palin said. The endorsement comes as Trump is locked in a dead...
  • Cruz and Beck Join Forces at Waterloo to Campaign

    01/19/2016 7:50:52 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 179 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | January 19
    Glenn Beck lit into former Alaska governor Sarah Palin after her endorsement today of GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. The radio host then announced that he would be joining Sen. Ted Cruz this weekend for a campaign rally in Waterloo ... Beck and Cruz had previously worked together for a border relief effort in 2014 to bring soccer balls, teddy bears, and other humanitarian aid to illegal immigrant children.
  • Sarah Palin's Son Track: Arrested For Drunken Domestic Violence ... With A Gun

    01/19/2016 3:17:06 PM PST · by CedarDave · 238 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 19, 2016 | TMZ STAFF
    Sarah Palin's 26-year-old son Track was thrown in jail after cops say he drunkenly assaulted a woman while packin' heat. According to the Wasilla P.D., officers responded to a home Monday night after getting a 911 domestic violence call. It's unclear exactly what went down, but cops say Palin was drunk and had a firearm. They say he also interfered with the victim's ability to report the crime. Track was booked for assault, interfering with a domestic violence report and misconduct involving weapons. Story developing ...
  • Ted Cruz: "Will Always Be A Big Fan" Of Sarah Palin, Regardless Of 2016

    01/19/2016 2:22:15 PM PST · by Biggirl · 282 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 19, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared to walk back his campaign spokesman’s earlier comments about Gov. Sarah Palin’s expected endorsement of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump in Ames, Iowa on Tuesday evening.
  • Trump calls for higher ethanol mandate

    01/19/2016 12:47:48 PM PST · by Nervous Tick · 359 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/2016 | Timothy Kama
    Donald Trump said Tuesday that federal regulators should increase the amount of ethanol blended into the nation’s gasoline supply. Speaking at an event hosted by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Trump, a real estate mogul and the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ought to follow the ethanol volumes Congress set in 2007. “The EPA should ensure that biofuel ... blend levels match the statutory level set by Congress under the [renewable fuel standard],” Trump said. The mandate is popular in Iowa, which hosts the nation's first caucuses.
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump, Rallying Conservatives

    01/19/2016 1:35:17 PM PST · by C19fan · 185 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 19, 2016 | Maggie Haberman
    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee who became a Tea Party sensation and a favorite of grass-roots conservatives, will endorse Donald J. Trump in Iowa on Tuesday, officials with his campaign confirmed. The endorsement provides Mr. Trump with a potentially significant boost just 13 days before the state’s caucuses. “I’m proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for president,” Ms. Palin said in a statement provided by his campaign.
  • Donald Trump Special Announcement Rally in Ames, IA at ISU (1-19-16)

    01/19/2016 1:29:07 PM PST · by jennychase · 50 replies
    RightSide ^ | 1-19-2016 | RightSide
    http://rsbn.tv/watch-live-donald-trump-holds-rally-in-ames-ia-at-isu/ ALERT : Sarah Palin endorse Trump 2 hrs from now.
  • Palin eyeing energy secretary in potential Trump administration

    01/19/2016 6:06:08 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/18/2016 | Eugene Scott
    Sarah Palin knows the position she wants in a Donald Trump administration: Energy secretary. "I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind's use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations," she told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on State of the Union.
  • Private Jet en route from Anchorage to Des Moines tonight [vanity]

    01/18/2016 5:48:41 PM PST · by springwater13 · 460 replies
    Palin is arriving to endorse Trump. You heard it here first.
  • Donald J. Trump: Major Announcement, special guest Tuesday January 19th Ames, Iowa

    01/17/2016 10:08:09 AM PST · by springwater13 · 200 replies
    Join me on Tuesday, January 19th at the Iowa State University Hansen Agricultural Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa! I will have a major announcement and a very special guest in attendance. You will not want to miss this rally!
  • Desperate Liar – Glenn Beck Sends Followers Fake Trump Tweet –

    01/16/2016 4:42:23 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 268 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | January 16, 2016 | by sundance
    It is no secret that Glenn Beck is a staunch advocate for Ted Cruz. The relationship between Beck and Cruz is one of mutual financial benefit. However, today Beck shifted his advocacy to another level of scheme with an outright, and already debunked, lie sent out to his twitter followers:
  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...
  • Commentary: A chilling regulatory Climate

    01/06/2016 5:49:09 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 5, 2016 | David Holt
    Late last year a second major oil company was forced to abandon plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean off the coast of Alaska - and irresponsible, high-fiving anti-development activists, most of whom live thousands of miles away and will not be affected, could not be more thrilled. But for those who live close by, the ones who will be most affected, the news is devastating. Statoil recently announced that it's giving up 16 of its company-operated leases in the Chukchi Sea and abandoning its stake in 50 Chukchi leases operated by ConocoPhillips. The Norwegian company added that it would...
  • Time.com Writer Cites Temperature at North Pole, Alaska As From THE North Pole (DOH!)

    12/31/2015 6:50:10 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/30/2015 | Tom Blumer
    The temperature in the Fairbanks, Alaska suburb of North Pole earlier today was apparently in the low-40s Fahrenheit. It was then that Alexandra Sifferlin at Time.com reported the Alaska town's temperature as if it came from the North Pole. The only current evidence of Sifferlin's original grievous error at Time.com is a deliberately vague correction at the bottom of her post telling readers that "This article originally misidentified a temperature reading as belonging to the North Pole." Fortunately, ever-alert blogger Patterico excerpted the post as originally written (the link to North Pole, Alaska's conditions at Weather.com is in the original):
  • Tina Fey admits she was a Mean Girl (Orly?)

    12/19/2015 6:50:13 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 20 replies
    MSN Online ^ | December 18, 2015 | Andrea Towers
    If you were friends with Tina Fey in high school, you might have been part of a pack that resembled the Plastics from Mean Girls. In an interview with Net-A-Porter.Com's The EDIT, the Sisters actress revealed that she was more Regina George than Cady Heron when she was growing up. "I was, I admit it openly," Fey said. "That was a disease that had to be conquered. It's another coping mechanism -- it's a bad coping mechanism -- but when you feel less than (in high school, everyone feels less than everyone else for different reasons), in your mind it's...
  • Sarah Palin: My political crush on Marion Marechal-LePen

    12/15/2015 2:10:12 AM PST · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/14/2015 | BBC
    Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has said she has a 'political crush' on Marion Marechal-Le Pen of France's National Front. Ms. Palin, writing for the conservative news website Breitbart, described the Frenchwoman as a 'clear voice of courage and common sense in a country and continent in need of both'. The young far-right candidate reminded her of Joan of Arc, she said. The FN failed to win control of any of France's regions in Sunday's elections....... Ms. Palin.......highlighted the acheivements of both Ms. Marechal-Le Pen and her aunt, FN leader Marine Le Pen. She praised the younger French politician...
  • Company plans gravel island to extract Arctic offshore oil

    12/14/2015 7:02:06 AM PST · by thackney · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | ny plans gravel island to extract Arctic offshore oil Posted on December 14, 2015 | Associated Press
    Arctic offshore drilling by Royal Dutch Shell PLC drew protests on two continents this year, but a more modest proposal for extracting petroleum where polar bears roam has moved forward with much less attention. While Shell proposed exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea about 80 miles off Alaska’s northwest coast, a Texas oil company wants to build a gravel island as a platform for five or more extraction wells that could tap oil 6 miles from shore in the Beaufort Sea. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is deciding how to assess the environmental effect of a production plan...
  • Alaska Governor pushes lots of new taxes, including state income tax

    12/13/2015 12:48:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 13, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Things aren’t going very well in Juneau these days and unlike the more nuanced arguments taking place in other states, Alaska is dealing with a problem which can be summed up in one word: money. The state spent a long time riding high on sustained, high oil prices which greatly impact their budget, but the sunset of the oil boom has led to a long term collapse in those revenues and Alaska needs to come up with some more cash. Their part time legislature will be returning to session next month and they will be facing a wide ranging proposal...
  • What Alaska’s Christmas Tree Tells Us about Government Overreach and Hypocrisy

    12/06/2015 6:34:21 PM PST · by Twotone · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 | Cathy Giessel
    As an Alaskan, I am flattered that this year's Capitol Christmas tree comes from our own Chugach National Forest. Selected by the U.S. Forest Service for its perfect, conical shape and evenly dispersed branches, the 74-foot Lutz spruce is a statuesque symbol, for sure. But it symbolizes much more than holiday cheer.