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  • GOPer: Cruz and Trump supporters are 'not thinking anymore'

    04/01/2016 5:17:26 PM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 1, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Rep. Don Young is disappointed that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential primaries, a phenomenon that alarms the Alaska Republican. "He's probably the most qualified to be president," Young told a local radio host this week. "He just unfortunately doesn't have the charisma to get people ginned up because they're not thinking anymore and that concerns me the most. But he's the one that should have gotten the nomination." . . Young allowed that he didn't support Kasich early in the race, either. "I was a Jeb Bush supporter," he said. "I served...
  • GOP candidate says Obamacare 'here to stay'

    10/14/2014 2:53:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies ^ | october 14, 2014 | betsy woodruff
    A Republican running in a hotly contested race for an open congressional seat now says that Obamacare is here to stay. David Young, who is running for Iowa's third congressional seat, said at a healthcare forum Monday that the Affordable Care Act “is going to be here to stay,” according to the Des Moines Register. “The president is not going to allow his keystone legislation to go by the wayside. So we're going to have to work to make it better,” he said. That is a marked change from Young’s previous statements on the law. At a training event for activists in August,...
  • Congressman Yucks It Up On House Floor Amid Naming Of Post Office For Fallen Soldier

    06/21/2014 11:25:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 115 replies ^ | june 18, 2014 | betsy rothstein
    On Tuesday, The Daily Caller‘s Mirror blog reported that Alaskan Republican Rep. Don Young was clowning around on the House floor during the naming of a post office. He stuck his fingers in his ears and made funny faces, much like Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble on The Flintstones. Post office namings, as you might imagine, are not terribly exciting legislative moments in Washington. But this one actually meant something. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) sponsored the bill to honor a fallen solder.
  • Top Alaska Republican praises Begich (moderate republican protects [fellow] democrat!)

    01/16/2014 8:57:21 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 1/15/14 | Cameron Joseph
    Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) is drawing praise from across the aisle from one of Alaska's top Republicans. Rep. Don Young (R), the state's lone congressman, praised the work Begich has done as senator. "Mark's done a great job of, very frankly, representing people. He's not always on my page, that's for sure, but he's done a good job," Young told The Hill on Wednesday. Young, the longest-serving House Republican, said he expected Begich to face a tough race, however, due to some of his votes for Democratic priorities. "His big challenge is some of the votes he made are not...
  • With Friends Like These, Who Needs La Raza?

    04/03/2013 12:58:18 PM PDT · by IChing · 6 replies ^ | 4/3/13 | Donald Joy
    It turns out, Speaker of the House John Boehner and Barack Obama have much more in common than nicotine addiction and a high melanin quotient (more on Boehner’s suntan in just a minute). Boehner recently shocked and angered millions of us, who are already routinely nauseated by Obama’s endless lies and usurpation, when he answered an interviewer’s question by saying emphatically that he “trusts Obama absolutely.” The interviewer pressed him about that word, asking, “Absolutely?” Without missing a beat, Boehner replied “Absolutely.” Boehner went on to say that he and Obama have a “very good relationship” which is “one of...
  • Alaska Rep. Don Young rebuked over slur

    03/29/2013 9:41:19 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 35 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 29, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli
    WASHINGTON - One of the House of Representatives’ longest-serving Republicans now says he meant “no disrespect” when he used the term “wetbacks” to describe migrant workers his family once employed. His comment, which drew a strong rebuke from the House speaker, flies in the face of his party’s effort to improve outreach to minority groups.
  • BREAKING! Rep. Young wants ATF explanation about AK records checks

    04/26/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 25 April, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Alaska Congressman Don Young today demanded to know why agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have been asking gun shop owners in the 49th State for copies of their gun sales records. As this column reported, ATF agents had contacted gun shops in Anchorage for the bound books which contain information on gun buyers. Federal law prohibits federal agents from doing that, and they know it. Gun rights activists across the Northwest are furious. The situation has caused an uproar in the firearms community, and Young – a member of the National Rifle Association Board of...
  • Our View: Rep. Young cleared, legally

    12/21/2011 4:31:45 PM PST · by skeptoid · 8 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | December 20th, 2011
    Young abided by letter of law; spirit of law takes a beating The House Ethics Committee has ruled that Alaska Rep. Don Young didn't violate the law in accepting 12 checks totaling $60,000 for his legal defense fund from 12 businesses owned by one family. As the committee pointed out, the companies are technically 12 separate entities in Louisiana, but they represent exactly one political interest.
  • C-SPAN Battle: Historian Shouts Down Congressman At Hearing

    11/22/2011 7:00:57 PM PST · by edpc · 21 replies
    CSPAN via Yahoo - The Ticket ^ | 22 Nov 2011 | Chris Moody
    Televised congressional hearings often serve as a platform for members of Congress to berate, bloviate and showboat for the cameras, but at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday, historian Douglas Brinkley wouldn't stand for it. The topic at hand was drilling in the the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The trouble began when Alaska Republican Rep. Don Young misstated Brinkley's name after referring to the hearing as "an exercise in futility." In a certain breach of protocol, Brinkley cut him off.
  • Congressman Wants to Repeal All Federal Regulations From the Past 20 Years

    09/29/2011 11:51:50 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies ^ | September 29, 2011 | unattributed
    Alaska’s sole congressman says he wants to eliminate every federal regulation issued since 1991 – a proposal that could touch everything from food and drug safety to banking to health care to oil drilling. Republican Rep. Don Young told the Anchorage Downtown Rotary Club on Tuesday that he drew the line at 20 years ago “because it crossed party lines and also we were prosperous at that time,” The Anchorage Daily News reported. “And no new regulations until they can justify them.” Young’s spokesman, Luke Miller, told Young is still developing the legislation. “The main thing is if an...
  • Wife of Alaska congressman dies in Virginia

    08/02/2009 3:03:54 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 3 replies · 860+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Aug 02, 2009 | N/A
    Lu Young, the wife of U.S. Rep. Don Young, has died. She was 67. A spokeswoman for the Alaska Republican says Lu Young died early Sunday at the couple's home in Great Falls, Va.
  • Climate Change Bill Reply from my Congressman

    07/01/2009 4:01:01 PM PDT · by ASOC · 5 replies · 656+ views
    Don Young, Congress | 7/1/09 | Don Young
    Dear (that's me), Thank you for contacting me regarding climate change policy. I appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with me. Alaska is the focal point in the global warming debate. However, calling what is taking place a debate is a bit of a stretch because, all too often alarmists, such as Al Gore, declare the debate over without it ever having taken place. I do not challenge that climate change is occurring, but the central question awaiting an answer is to what extent man-made emissions are responsible for this change. Contrary to popular opinion, that question...
  • Ted Stevens should run against Palin, Alaska Republican (Don Young) says

    04/04/2009 6:51:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 1,480+ views
    CNN ^ | April 3, 2009 | Peter Hamby
    Now that the corruption case against former Sen. Ted Stevens has been dropped, Alaska Rep. Don Young wants Stevens to run for governor — a move that would set up a Republican primary between the veteran lawmaker and Sarah Palin, if she decides to seek a second term in 2010. "Personally I'd like to see him run for governor, and that's my personal feeling," Young told the Alaska Public Radio Network on Thursday. "So, we'll see what happens down the line. He probably won't, but I think that would be a great way to cap off a great career as...
  • Alaska: Parnell Weighing Rematch With Young

    04/02/2009 6:19:29 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 470+ views
    Roll Call ^ | April 2, 2009 | Shira Toeplitz
    Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell (R) is considering a primary rematch against Rep. Don Young next year. According to sources close to the lieutenant governor, Parnell is leaving the door open to another bid for Alaska’s at-large seat after he came close to defeating the 19-term lawmaker last year.
  • Rep. Young says Stevens should run for AK Governor

    04/02/2009 4:05:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 1,247+ views ^ | April 2, 2009
    On Alaska Public Radio, Rep. Don Young (R-AK) says that he'd like to see former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) challenge Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).
  • Undecided House Races (McClintock, Harris, Stivers, Young, Fleming)

    11/07/2008 10:17:10 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 5 replies · 1,049+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 8, 2008 | Kevin Vance
    MD-1: Democrat Frank Kratovil leads Republican Andy Harris by 2,003 votes in this district that includes all of Maryland's Eastern Shore and parts of three counties west of the bay. Harris's campaign thinks there are about 10,000 outstanding provisional and absentee ballots. In order to win, the remaining ballots need to go 3-2 for Harris. Earlier today, the Associated Press and CNN called the race for Kratovil. Harris hasn't conceded, and Kratovil cautioned against premature celebration. CA-4: Tom McClintock netted another 118 votes over Democrat Charlie Brown in their nail-biting race to represent California's Fourth District, stretching from the Sacramento...
  • Alaska's Don Young wins 19th House term

    11/05/2008 1:53:15 AM PST · by Impy · 23 replies · 1,488+ views
    UPI ^ | 11-05-08 | "Staff"
    JUNEAU, Alaska, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Veteran Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, edged Democratic state Rep. Ethan Berkowitz to keep the seat in Congress he has held since 1973. Young, 75, fought off Berkowitz in an election season that featured Gov. Sarah Palin's run for the vice-presidency and the conviction of another longtime Alaska politician, Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, on corruption charges.
  • No recount in GOP race for Alaska's House seat

    09/18/2008 1:30:50 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 10 replies · 120+ views
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell has conceded the tight Republican House primary race to incumbent U.S. Rep. Don Young. Parnell said Thursday he would not ask for a recount in the race he lost by 304 votes. Parnell conceded in a statement e-mailed to reporters and confirmed by campaign spokeswoman Cathy Giessel.
  • Down The Ballot: Young Finally Wins

    09/18/2008 9:09:50 AM PDT · by steve-b · 5 replies · 121+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/18/08 | Domenico Montanaro
    "Rep. Don Young, a 35-year veteran of the U.S. House and currently under federal investigation, narrowly won the Republican primary battle Wednesday to keep his seat, Alaska's only one in the House of Representatives," the AP says. "In a close race only decided with the final counting of about 350 outstanding absentee and questioned ballots, Young beat Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell by 304 votes. Young finished with 48,195 votes; Parnell had 47,891 votes....
  • Young keeps lead in Alaska's Republican U.S. representative race

    09/06/2008 1:40:14 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 333+ views
    KTUU Channel 2 News ^ | September 6, 2008
    U.S. Representative Don Young of Alaska still has a slim lead in a tight primary race against state Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell. Young was 172 votes ahead of Parnell this evening (Friday) with most of the absentee and questioned ballots counted. That's up slightly from 151 votes after the primary election a week and a half ago. Ballots from five House districts still remain to be counted tonight and the last overseas ballots won't be counted until Wednesday. But campaign spokesman Mike Anderson said Young was cautiously optimistic. Young, the subject of a federal investigation for his ties to oil...