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  • Six GOP Senators Offer to Trade Amnesties for Border Wall plus Cheap Labor

    01/10/2019 3:05:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 10,2019 | Neil Munro
    Six GOP Senators briefed Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump’s top congressional aide about a plan to swap two amnesties in exchange for border-wall funding. The six GOP Senators included Graham, North Carolina’s Thom Tillis, Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, Ohio’s Rob Portman, Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, and Maine’s Susan Collins. The Senators’ draft offer to the Democrats, however, also includes incentives sought by GOP-aligned business groups, such as an expansion of the H-2B blue collar visa-worker program. Few Democrats support the H-2B visa program but its inclusion could encourage GOP legislators to ignore protests from the GOP’s pro-American base. Several GOP Senators...
  • Trump Administration Postpones ANWR Meetings As Lisa Murkowski Calls For Shutdown To End

    01/10/2019 11:38:59 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/10/2019 | Michael Bastasch
    BLM’s announcement comes after Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the lawmakers behind legislation to open ANWR, broke with President Donald Trump and GOP leadership and called for an end to the government shutdown. Murkowski said Tuesday that federal agencies can be reopened that “don’t have anything to do with border security.” Murkowski’s remarks came ahead of Trump’s televised address calling for Congress to fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
  • Sarah Palin Goes Rogue On West Bank

    12/03/2009 7:51:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 1,469+ views
    The Baltimore Jewish Times ^ | December 4, 2009 | Michael Felson
    As Sarah Palin begins what at least appears to be a testing—if not a parting—of the waters in anticipation of a potential presidential run, she has waded into the murky stuff that is the Israel/Palestine quagmire. One of the stops on her “Going Rogue” book promotional tour last week was ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Noting that the Obama administration doesn’t want Israel to build any more settlements on what it considers Palestinian territory, interviewer Barbara Walters asked the former Alaska governor/Vice Presidential candidate for her view. Palin’s response. The politician responded, “I disagree with the Obama administration on that. I...
  • ALICE COOPER Says SARAH PALIN Is 'Totally A Breath Of Fresh Air'

    10/09/2008 12:00:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 81 replies · 3,635+ views
    roadrunnerrecords.com ^ | October 09, 2008 | roadrunnerrecords
    Although legendary rocker Alice Cooper has been often quoted in the media as a supporter of the Republican Party, Cooper set the record straight during a recent interview with Canada's Hour.ca. "I'll be honest, I go from Democrat to Republican," he said. "I vote for the person, not the party. [As for U.S. Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin], I think she's totally a breath of fresh air. When they say she has no experience, maybe that's what Washington needs. I still don't know who I'm going to vote for. But in a shooting war, I want a pit bull, not...
  • Over 6,100 aftershocks: Why are different quake magnitudes reported, and when do these stop...

    12/28/2018 6:40:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    ADN ^ | 12/27/18 | Madeline McGee
    An aftershock that shook Southcentral Alaska around 5:21 a.m. Thursday is the latest in a series of more than 6,100 since the Nov. 30 earthquake, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. It’s also the strongest one in weeks, with a reviewed magnitude of 4.9. With aftershocks expected to continue for several more months, the Anchorage Daily News asked Natalia Ruppert, a seismologist with the Alaska Earthquake Center in Fairbanks, to shed some light on what’s really happening underneath the earth and what it means for Alaska residents. Why does an earthquake’s reported magnitude sometimes change? Thursday’s aftershock was originally reported...
  • Senate to vote on Trump-backed federal pot legalization, but passage unlikely

    12/18/2018 7:28:21 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 18, 2018
    The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on an amendment that would federally legalize marijuana by allowing states to regulate their own medical and recreational pot markets. But even one senator can block a vote on the amendment, which would address a longstanding conflict between federal and state law. Sen. Cory Gardner, D-Colo., is seeking to attach the measure to the First Step Act, a bundle of prison, prisoner re-entry, and sentencing reforms that senators voted 81-12 to advance Monday.
  • Judge in Flynn case orders Mueller to turn over interview docs after bombshell claim of FBI pressure

    12/12/2018 10:26:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | Last updated 6 minutes ago | Gregg Re
    One day after former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's legal team made the bombshell allegations that the FBI had pushed him not to bring a lawyer to his fateful Jan. 24, 2017 interview with agents at the White House, the federal judge overseeing Flynn's criminal case late Wednesday ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to turn over all of its highly secret documents related to the questioning. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan -- who overturned the 2008 conviction of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens after government misconduct came to light -- is weighing how to sentence Flynn, who pleaded guilty to...
  • THIS IS HUGE! Judge Sentencing General Flynn Demands to See FBI 302 Documents on Flynn Ambush Interv

    12/12/2018 7:54:34 PM PST · by bitt · 122 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/12/2018 | Christina Laila
    Judge Sullivan, who is assigned to General Flynn’s case is demanding to see the FBI summary 302 report about the ambush Flynn interview according to a new court filing. Counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok showed up to the White House on January 24th, 2017 along with Special Agent Joe Pientka to interview General Flynn; the meeting was arranged by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Flynn was told not have his lawyer with him and soon after the FBI agents began to question him he realized he was being ambushed over his phone calls to Russian Ambassador Kislyak. The FBI agents...
  • Secretive Astra Space Suborbital Launch Fails

    12/08/2018 5:16:56 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    space,com ^ | 12/07/2018 | Jeff Foust
    A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the Federal Aviation Administration has revealed. In a speech Dec. 6 at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce space conference here discussing the agency's approach to commercial spaceflight safety, FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell mentioned a recent, but previously unreported, accident involving a launch taking place from Alaska one week ago. A launch license the FAA issued to Astra Space Inc. on Oct. 15, also available on the FAA website, authorized the company to perform a suborbital flight of its...
  • Earthquake-damaged Mat-Su school to remain closed the rest of the school year (AK)

    12/04/2018 8:28:35 AM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 12/03/18 | Zaz Hollander
    (Alaska) One school in Mat-Su was so badly damaged by Friday’s earthquake that it won’t reopen this school year, and the status of five others remains up in the air. The quake’s epicenter was in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the second-largest municipality in Alaska with more than 100,000 residents, about a third of whom work in Anchorage. The magnitude 7.0 quake shredded asphalt around the borough, but wreaked most havoc near the epicenter on Point MacKenzie, near the borough’s port. At least 117 people here reported mostly minor injuries such as bruises, cuts or anxiety, according to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center....
  • Inevitable: GOP Throwing In The Towel On Planned Parenthood

    12/03/2018 5:30:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    HotAir ^ | December 3,2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    “They had two years to defund Planned Parenthood, and they failed,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of the anti-abortion group Students for Life of America. “It’s a huge frustration. We worked so hard to elect supposedly these pro-life Republican officials, and we expected results.” As disappointing as this might be, it comes down to basic math, and Democrats had it on their side. The House has passed defunding language on a number of occasions, but the filibuster rules in the Senate require 60 votes for any appropriation bill. Not only couldn’t Republicans find nine Democrats to vote to strip Planned Parenthood...
  • In the Blink of an Eye, a Hunt for Oil Threatens Pristine Alaska

    12/03/2018 1:40:01 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 107 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | Henry Fountain and Steve Eder
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — It is the last great stretch of nothingness in the United States, a vast landscape of mosses, sedges and shrubs that is home to migrating caribou and the winter dens of polar bears. Aside from a Native village at its northern tip, civilization has not dented its 19 million acres, an area the size of South Carolina. There are no roads and no visitors beyond the occasional hunter and backpacker. But the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a federally protected place of austere beauty that during a recent flyover was painted white by heavy snowfall — is...
  • Republican wins Alaska House race by one vote after mystery ballot tossed

    12/02/2018 7:42:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2018 | Becky Bohrer,Lisa Baumann AP
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Republican Bart LeBon has won an Alaska state House race by one vote after a ballot recount, officials said. Before Friday’s recount, LeBon and Democrat Kathryn Dodge were tied with 2,661 votes apiece. Recount results showed LeBon with 2,663 votes while Dodge had 2,662 votes, after LeBon picked up two votes and Dodge picked up one, according to the Alaska Division of Elections. A much talked about mystery ballot found weeks ago on a table in a voting precinct ended up playing no role in the race outcome. The ballot was tossed Friday after officials said it...
  • Twitter: Sarah Palin: Pray for Alaska. Our family is intact - house is not...

    11/30/2018 1:53:07 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/30/2018 | Sarah Palin
    Sarah Palin ‏Verified account @SarahPalinUSA 🙏🏼 for Alaska. Our family is intact - house is not... I imagine that’s the case for many, many others. So thankful to be safe; praying for our state following the earthquake.
  • 'It was anarchy. Everything that's not tied down is broke': State of emergency declared....

    11/30/2018 1:48:17 PM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/30/2018 | By Marlene Lenthang
    A 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage, Alaska on Friday morning at 8.29am The center of the earthquake took place about seven miles from Anchorage, the largest city in the state A tsunami warning was initially placed for coastal areas including Alaska's Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula but it was later cancelled At least eight aftershocks rippled through the city, the largest one measuring 5.8 magnitude in Anchorage Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, which is more large quakes than the other 49 states combined White House said President Trump, who is in Argentina for the G20 Summit, has been...
  • Alaska Earthquake as it happened - Video from Twitter

    11/30/2018 1:40:10 PM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 11/30/2018 | Heather Hintze
    This is what happened on the 6th floor of the Nesbett Courthouse during the Anchorage #earthquake. Both attorneys jumped under their desks. Evacuated the building after the shaking stopped.
  • Large earthquake, aftershocks, strike Southcentral Alaska, damage reported around region

    11/30/2018 1:11:54 PM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 11/30/2018 | Staff
    A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck Alaska near Anchorage early Friday morning, damaging roads and buildings, knocking out power and sending people fleeing from buildings and to safety beneath door jambs. The epicenter was just north of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. It violently shook the most populous region of the state as people were settling in to work and school. There were no immediate reports of major injuries but it appeared parts of the region had suffered serious structural damage. The city of Anchorage declared a civil disaster declaration to access...
  • Travel advisory: Temporarily suspended operations in Anchorage

    11/30/2018 12:23:06 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    Alaska Airlines blog ^ | Nov 30 , 2018 | Alaska Airlines
    11:45 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2018 We understand there’s considerable damage being reported at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, due to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit this morning. There are no reports of any injuries to employees or guests at the airport. As a precaution, Alaska Airlines is suspending operations at the airport until at least 12:30 p.m. Pacific (11:30 a.m. Alaska) to allow for a thorough safety assessment of the facility and infrastructure. We are pausing arrivals and departures in and out of Anchorage during this time.
  • Our family is intact - house is not..

    11/30/2018 11:18:58 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 48 replies
    Sarah Palin ^ | Nov 30 , 2018 | Sarah Palin
    🙏🏼 for Alaska. Our family is intact - house is not... I imagine that’s the case for many, many others. So thankful to be safe; praying for our state following the earthquake.
  • Huge Earthquake Rocks Buildings in Anchorage

    11/30/2018 10:07:52 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 198 replies
    CBS ^ | November 30, 2018 | staff
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage, prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake was centered about 7 miles north of Alaska's largest city. Officials issue tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska after earthquake. There was a tsunami alert for Cook Inlet, the National Weather Service in Anchorage said on Twitter.