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  • US Senate Panel Advances Bill To Force Keystone Pipeline Approval

    06/19/2014 5:04:43 AM PDT · by thackney · 16 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | June 18, 2014 | Ros Krasny
    The U.S. Senate Energy Committee advanced a bill on Wednesday that would force congressional approval of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline project, but the measure seems unlikely to be taken up by the full Senate. The bill, the latest effort by lawmakers to breathe life into the long-delayed pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, will languish without a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring it to a vote. The measure, from Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Republican Senators John Hoeven of North Dakota and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, would take a decision...
  • Report: Condensate could be first crack in oil export ban

    04/02/2014 11:31:58 AM PDT · by thackney · 31 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 2, 2014 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    A simple tweak by the Commerce Department would allow the U.S. to begin selling ultralight fossil fuels overseas, a significant first step in easing the 39-year-old ban on crude exports, a new report says. The analysis released by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, focuses on condensate, a natural gas liquid made up of light fuels such as propane and butane. The fuels generally flow as liquids at normal temperatures even if they’re gas underground. Though it is chemically different than crude, condensate is swept under the oil export ban — at least as long as the light hydrocarbon is coming out...
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. It’s the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...
  • Calls mount to end ban on oil exports as US production booms

    02/05/2014 5:24:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2014 | Dan Springer
    When the Arab oil embargo of 1973 shocked the U.S. into long gas lines and rationing, Congress approved what was a no-brainer at the time -- a ban on exporting crude oil produced at home. But today, with domestic oil production booming, some are questioning whether that ban should stay in place. The new concern is that the U.S. has more oil than its refineries can handle. “This ban threatens record-breaking U.S. oil production and American jobs by creating inefficiencies, gluts and distortions,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, recently testified at a congressional hearing. Murkowski has sent a letter to the...
  • 10 Republicans vote yes as transgender ENDA bill passes U.S. Senate

    11/08/2013 2:47:18 PM PST · by NYer · 105 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    John McCain voted yea WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2013 ( – This afternoon the Senate approved a bill that could force business owners who adhere to traditional values to hire homosexuals, bisexuals, and those who do not dress in accordance with their biological sex or face litigation. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) passed following a bipartisan 64-32 vote. Supporters say it would forbid “workplace discrimination” against homosexuals and transgender employees and job-seekers. But critics say, like the HHS mandate, its religious exemption is unduly narrow and would force employers – including Christian schools and nurseries – to violate their consciences....
  • Senate plots House GOP squeeze

    10/13/2013 1:24:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2013 | Alexander Bolton with Peter Schroeder and Erik Wasson
    The White House and the Senate are working to squeeze House Republicans into accepting a bipartisan compromise from the upper chamber to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. Any emerging deal, however, will leave ObamaCare largely intact, angering conservatives who have demanded defunding or delaying President Obama’s signature achievement. House Republicans are fuming over the prospect that Senate Democrats and Republicans are working on a plan to jam them with a last-minute deal they would have to accept or risk triggering a federal default. “They are trying to jam us with the Senate and we are not going...
  • Senate Candidate Mead Treadwell: I Will Stand And Work With Cruz And Lee

    09/28/2013 7:04:05 AM PDT · by Viennacon · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    At least one candidate for the U.S. Senate wants to make it known that he stands with Sen. Ted Cruz’s effort to defund Obamacare. “I fully support any attempt to defund and repeal Obamacare,” Lieutenant Gov. Mead Treadwell of Alaska told The Daily Caller Wednesday as Texas Republican Cruz was winding down his 22-hour quasi-filibuster. “I applaud Senator Ted Cruz and the principled members of the Senate as they fight for the American people to get rid of Obamacare. When I am elected in November 2014 I will stand and work with Senators like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.” Treadwell...
  • Obama and his 73 private armies of Gestapo Government

    09/15/2013 7:34:35 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 21 replies ^ | 09/15/2013 | Steven H Ahle
    The recent dispatch of EPA storm troopers into tiny little Chicken, Alaska, is just one further bit of proof of what happens when this or any administration places itself above the law and it should concern every single American. This past week, the EPA sent a heavily armed force to the gold mine in Chicken, Alaska, population 17, to conduct a raid. All told there are 73 armed groups within the federal government, including the Library of Congress. Gov Sean Parnell has ordered an investigation into the incident and both senators, Lisa Murkowski, (R) and Mark Begich, (D) have added...
  • VP Biden hosts dinner with GOP Senators on Syria

    09/08/2013 4:19:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/2013
    Fox confirms Vice President Joe Biden will have dinner Sunday night with a group of GOP Senators who could be swayed on Syria. The topic of conversation is expected to be what the President needs to say in his Tuesday address.
  • Congress spars with Puerto Rican governor opposed to statehood

    08/01/2013 11:23:35 AM PDT · by cll · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/01/2013 | Julian Pecquet
    Key lawmakers told Puerto Rico's governor on Thursday that it's time for the island to choose between statehood and independence. Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has been fighting to retain the island's status as a U.S. territory without voting rights, arguing that it provides the economically troubled island with an advantageous tax status. Leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over U.S. territories and insular possessions, said that's unacceptable. “After 115 years, it is clearly time for Puerto Rico to determine what political path it will take,” said committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). “The current status...
  • The Next Senator From Alaska May Have Just Deployed to Afghanistan

    07/24/2013 3:23:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 24, 2013 | Scott Bland
    There's a lingering sense in Alaska that the field of GOP Senate candidates isn't done growing yet. But we won't know for sure until after Labor Day at the very earliest, when the latest potential candidate returns from military deployment to Afghanistan. Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan, a Republican, will spend the next six weeks in Afghanistan on military duty, the Associated Press reported Monday night. Sullivan is in the Marine Reserves and deployed to Central Command twice in the last nine years, according to his office biography. Sullivan's most recent assignment means he will be out...
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: Conservatives Can't Even Bear To Talk About Gay Marriage Anymore

    06/20/2013 3:54:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 20, 2013 | Josh Barro
    Yesterday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) became the third Republican in the Senate to endorse gay marriage. Conservative media outlets haven't been attacking her for it. They haven't been praising her either. They've been ignoring her ... So what's going on? A substantial share of the staffers at these publications, especially the younger ones, are now supporters of gay marriage ... Those who oppose gay marriage are sick to death of talking about the issue. They know they are losing the fight over public opinion and that their complaints are not going to convince anybody ...
  • Lisa Murkowski Shares Thoughts on Marriage Equality with Alaskans (Another Republican Domino falls)

    06/19/2013 9:05:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Pursuit of Happiness – Without Government Interference Not too long ago, I had the honor of nominating an Alaskan family as “Angels in Adoption,” a celebration of the selflessness shown by foster care families and those who adopt children. They arrived in Washington, DC, a military family who had opened their doors to not one child but four siblings to make sure that these sisters and brother had the simplest gift you can give a child: a home together. We had lunch together, and they shared their stories with me. All the while, the children politely ate lunch and...
  • Senate gay-marriage pool update: Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says her views are “evolving”

    03/28/2013 8:08:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Does this count as a "yes" on Same Sex Marriage (SSM) for purposes of the pool? Susan Collins's dodge was transparently an attempt to avoid further irritating conservatives when she's staring at a Republican primary in Maine next year. Murkowski's not under quite the same time pressure as she's not up again until 2016. Could be that her reservations are legit. But maybe we're looking at this the wrong way: Because Collins comes from a blue state, she has to sound friendly-ish to gay marriage no matter what her true views might be or else she's potentially in trouble in...
  • Republican Senator 'Evolving' on Gay Marriage Issue

    03/28/2013 11:27:10 AM PDT · by OKRA2012 · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/28/13 | Shushannah Walshe
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is "evolving" on the issue of gay marriage, but she has stopped short of joining the other senator from Alaska, Mark Begich, D-Alaska, in endorsing it.
  • Murkowski regrets voting with GOP on birth control

    03/10/2012 9:15:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | March 10, 2012 | By LAURIE KELLMAN
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she saw it coming, even before the public scolding last weekend at Alaska's Iditarod dog sled race. Siding with Republican leaders on a contentious contraceptives vote was a mistake. A moderate in an era of paralyzing partisanship, Murkowski, 54, may be a natural heir to the centrist role played by retiring Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe at a time when their party is hurting for female leaders. Murkowski voted in favor of an amendment by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to overturn President Barack Obama's order that health insurance cover the cost of contraceptives even if providers object...
  • Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski Endorses Mitt Romney

    12/02/2011 7:59:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 2, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney announced Friday that he has earned the endorsement of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, considered by many conservatives to be a RINO. The following statement was released by the Romney camp: “I am proud to announce the support of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski,” said Mitt Romney. “I look forward to working with her to expand Alaska’s energy production, bring jobs back to the state, and help get our country on the right track again.”
  • Alaska: Poster state for crony capitalism

    10/31/2011 10:24:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 28, 2011 | Joe Miller
    Crony capitalism thrives in Alaska, center stage held by the Alaska Native Corporations (ANC). From the pending shakedown of taxpayers through a wholesale land grab (S.730 and H.R.1408) to recent arrests of four people in one of the "most brazen federal contracting scandals in our nation's history," there seems to be no end to the scams, a consequence of an ANC system run amok. It's not enough that over $29 billion of taxpayer money has been transferred to the ANCs under the 8(a) minority no-bid federal contracting scheme. The state's seemingly permanent political class has recently orchestrated sister bills in...
  • Alaska senator says U.S. sale of emergency oil may have violated Iran sanctions *updated*

    07/19/2011 5:32:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | Tuesday, July 19, 2011 | Jennifer Dlouhy
    The U.S. may have violated sanctions against Iran when it sold 30.6 million barrels of crude from its emergency stockpiles earlier this month, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said today. At the root of the alleged violation is the Department of Energy's decision to sell four million barrels of oil to the Dutch-Swiss energy trading company Vitol, in light of recent energy trade publication reports that suggest the company is resuming business with Iran. According to Murkowski, Argus just reported that Vitol signed a confidentiality agreement with the Iranian government, and last month, IHS Global Insight said the company had inked...
  • Lisa Murkowski first GOP Senator to openly defend Planned Parenthood

    03/15/2011 9:25:36 PM PDT · by pissant · 54 replies · 1+ views
    Faster Times ^ | 3/15/11 | Michelle Koufopoulis
    Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski was the first Senator in more than 50 years to win an election with a write-in campaign (she crushed Tea Party—and Sarah Palin— favorite and official GOP nominee Joe Miller with a lead of over 10,000 votes this past November), and has a healthy history of defying the general party line: she’s voted in support of the DREAM Act, the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a tax-cut compromise, and the START deal. Now she’s thrown her support behind Planned Parenthood: “I believe Planned Parenthood provides vital services to those in need and disagree with their...
  • Federal judge dismisses challenge to Murkowski's re-election

    12/28/2010 7:19:04 PM PST · by speciallybland · 19 replies · 17+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/28/2010
    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in election victory last month, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in for a second term next week. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell later announced that the director of the Alaska Division of Elections certified Murkowski as the winner, defeating fellow Republican Joe Miller by a vote of 101,091 to 90,839. Murkowski was defeated in the Republican primary in August by Miller, a Tea Party-backed candidate. Murkowski then waged the write-in campaign in the general election in November to defeat Miller, who filed a lawsuit challenging...
  • Miller won't try to block Murkowski Senate win

    12/27/2010 12:52:11 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 13+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Republican Joe Miller said he won't stand in the way of Sen. Lisa Murkowski being certified the winner of Alaska's U.S. Senate race, but he vowed to not end his legal fight over the state's handling of the vote count. Miller's announcement late Sunday paves the way for Murkowski, the incumbent and a write-in candidate, to be officially named winner of the race.
  • Congress Overturns Ban of Gays Serving Openly, Sends Bill to Obama's Desk

    12/18/2010 12:48:49 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 454 replies · 5+ views
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 18, 2010
  • Miller appeals ruling on write-in votes

    12/13/2010 2:44:57 PM PST · by Hawk720 · 28 replies
    Anchorage Daily NEws ^ | December 13, 2010 | BECKY BOHRER
    Republican Joe Miller is taking his challenge to Alaska's U.S. Senate race to the state Supreme Court. Miller filed his appeal Monday, three days after a lower court ruled against his lawsuit challenging how the state counted write-in ballots for his rival, Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Arguments are set for Friday. "We have consistently asserted that the law should be followed strictly," Miller said in a statement. "The fact that the Legislature stated that there should be 'no exceptions' to the ballot counting method is what, in our view, should govern this matter." Murkowski ran a write-in campaign, the likes of...
  • Dana Perino - Lisa Murkowski is a strong conservative?

    12/13/2010 1:44:12 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 36 replies · 1+ views
    I was beginning to like Dana Perino, but now I learn via Neil Cavuto program a few minutes ago that Perino thinks Murkowski is a strong conservative. Unbelievable! Just another pretty face acting strong but beneath it all, selling out for the almighty $$$$$$$$$$$$.
  • Judge rules against Miller in Alaska Senate race

    12/10/2010 4:24:28 PM PST · by speciallybland · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 12/10/2010 | The Associated Press
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge has ruled against Republican Joe Miller's lawsuit challenging how Alaska counted write-in votes for rival Lisa Murkowski in their U.S. Senate race. Judge William Carey's ruling Friday is virtually certain to be appealed to the state Supreme Court. The judge said his decision wouldn't take effect until Tuesday to give Miller time to appeal.
  • Ruling on Joe Miller's election lawsuit should be coming this afternoon

    12/10/2010 3:38:27 PM PST · by speciallybland · 9 replies
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | 12/10/2010 | Sean Cockerham
    State Superior Court Judge William Carey is expected to rule this afternoon on Joe Miller’s challenge of the Senate election. The ruling is sure to be appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court. The timing is key. Federal Judge Ralph Beistline has blocked certification of Lisa Murkowski as the winner in the Senate race until the state courts decide on Miller’s lawsuit. The new U.S. Senate is to be sworn in Jan.5 and the state says Alaska will be left with just one senator, Mark Begich, if the election isn’t certified by then. The state filed a flurry of motions in...
  • Rush Limbaugh: 'Imposter' Serving In The White House. (It's About Time)

    Radio host Rush Limbaugh is again calling into question the constitutional eligibility of Barack Obama to serve as president, declaring him to be a phony. "We have an impostor for all intents and purposes serving in the White House," Limbaugh said today. The comment from the top-rated host came during his analysis of the disclosure that Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, a purported representative of the Taliban negotiating with the Afghan government, actually turned out to be an impersonator. Limbaugh said: "The impostor got into the equivalent of the White House in Afghanistan. Did they not ask this guy for some...
  • Congress warming to climate regulation - tackle thorny topic of caps on greenhouse-gas emissions

    04/04/2006 3:18:34 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 12 replies · 452+ views
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 04/04/2006 | Ian Hoffman
    In February last year, the chairman of the Senate energy committee sat down at Los Alamos National Laboratory for a private briefing on climate change. Was global warming real, Sen. Pete Domenici wanted to know. He turned for answers to a federal lab that he had gazed on admiringly since he was a boy. In a barrage of computer slides, Los Alamos scientists showed the 72-year-old Republican senator a planet tipping into uncertainty. Greenhouse gases were increasing in the atmosphere and the trapped solar radiation was boosting temperatures worldwide, with cascading impacts on natural and human welfare. Natural causes alone...
  • CBS: Lisa Murkowski 'Not Beholden' to GOP 'Who Turned Their Backs on Her'

    11/18/2010 10:01:25 AM PST · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    Mediaresearchcenter ^ | 11-18-10 | Kyle Drennen
    On Thursday's CBS Early Show, correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski declaring victory in her write-in bid for reelection and portrayed her as a victim of the GOP: "[She's] in a very unique position, not beholden to the Republican leaders who turned their backs on her when she decided to run and not beholden to the tea party, which did everything it could to defeat her." In reality, it was Murkowski who turned her back on the Republican Party after losing the primary and continuing to run against GOP nominee Joe Miller. Cordes sympathetically declared: "This was...
  • Alaska GOP asks Miller to concede

    11/17/2010 7:16:45 PM PST · by speciallybland · 63 replies · 1+ views
    WLOS ^ | 11/17/2010
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska's Republican party is asking nominee Joe Miller to concede the U.S. Senate race to incumbent Lisa Murkowski. State GOP chair Randy Ruedrich says the party "stands ready to embrace" Murkowski as "Alaska's only Republican U.S. senator." He called on Miller to respect the will of the voters and to "end his campaign in a dignified manner."
  • Liberals, This Is Proof That Sarah Palin Has Executive Experience: I Present Her Record

    11/17/2010 1:06:43 PM PST · by Retired Intelligence Officer · 62 replies · 2+ views ^ | Nov 17, 2010
    Governor Sarah Palin’s Record That Gave Her A 90% Approval Rating: Energy Independence, Development, and Environmental Stewardship *Governor Palin’s cornerstone accomplishment is AGIA (Alaska Gasline Inducement Act). During the Palin administration, TransCanada and Exxon formed an alliance to build a natural gas pipeline from Alaska to the Lower 48. Under Governor Palin’s governance, the project was expanded and revised from what previous governors had proposed with an open policy process for the Alaskan people. More progress was made on this effort than in the previous 30 years. This is the largest private sector infrastructure project in North American history and...
  • Sarah Palin Is 'Engaged In The Internal Deliberations' About A Presidential Run

    11/17/2010 8:51:32 AM PST · by kingattax · 244 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | MARY BRUCE
    New York Times article details Palin's political machine. Sarah Palin has clarified for the first time in a newly published interview that she is seriously considering a presidential run. "I am," Palin told New York Times writer Robert Draper when asked if she was weighing a run in 2012. "I'm engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here." In a personal profile to be published in the upcoming New York Times Magazine, Palin said her decision would involve "evaluating whether she could bring unique qualities to...
  • A Vote For Scott McAdams is a Vote for Lisa Murkowski?

    11/17/2010 3:09:01 AM PST · by theanchoragedailyruse · 20 replies
    Red County ^ | November 17th, 2010 | Thomas Lamb
    Yesterday, once the write-in votes had been counted, it would seem to the causal reader that Murkowski has won. But did she? Here is part of an e-mail that was sent by Bill, an observer for the Miller campaign. the title of the pictures speak for themselves. in the Penny Mayo picture, it shows an X over Lisa's filled in oval, and this was counted for Lisa. I personally witnessed a case where Joe's oval was filled in, with an X over it, and Lisa filled in too. She called it for Lisa, the logic being, "the other ovals were...
  • Vile Huffington Post Puts Brisol & Willow Palins Private Facebook Comments Online

    11/16/2010 10:19:19 PM PST · by Retired Intelligence Officer · 104 replies · 1+ views
    This is breaking on Huffington Post. I looked at the comments and don't believe Palins kids said these things. The comments are private on facebook with Palins kids. Bristol supposedly commented on a comment from one of Willows classmate who posted on Facebook that Sarah Palins Alaska would fail. Willow then chimed in and called the guy a faggot and then went on a tirade back and forth as other people joined in the argument slandering Sarah and bringing up the Nailin Palin porn video and also calling Bristol fat. Again I personally believe all this Facebook page is fabricated...
  • Murkowski camp confidence increases as last ballots are counted

    11/16/2010 4:05:50 PM PST · by speciallybland · 44 replies
    The Alaska Dispatch ^ | 11/16/2010 | Joshua Saul
    As the number of ballots left to count dwindles toward zero, staffers for U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's historic write-in campaign are looking forward to the moment they can declare victory over Joe Miller. "By the end of the day today anyone with simple arithmetic skills can draw some conclusions," said Murkowski campaign manager Kevin Sweeney. "By the end of the day tomorrow the count will actually be done so the campaign can make a declaration." The Miller campaign continues to insist that the race is "far from over." In a Tuesday morning press release Miller spokesman Randy DeSoto compared the...
  • Sarah Palin, the Biggest Loser?

    11/16/2010 8:47:58 AM PST · by Al B. · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 16, 2010 | Stuart Schwartz
    Sarah Palin, the biggest loser. That seems to be the consensus of the grandees inhabiting Washington and New York and pockets of glitter beyond. There is a variety of interpretations of the midterm Republican wave emanating from the wine bars of upper Manhattan and the salons of Georgetown, but most include the notion that for Sarah Palin, this election was the political equivalent of the hit ABC show "The Biggest Loser." When push came to shove, she stood on...principle? Media and political elites may disagree on the many consequences of what the president called a "shellacking" by the voters, but...
  • AP: Federal court denies Joe Miller's request to immediately stop write-in ballot counts

    11/10/2010 3:20:18 PM PST · by library user · 143 replies
    AP | 11/10/2010 | Staff
    Just a headline right now. More to follow.
  • Murkowski on cusp of win; how will she legislate?

    11/08/2010 5:14:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 8, 2010 | Becky Bohrer (Associated Press)
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on the cusp of vindication after waging a high stakes - and long shot - write-in campaign to keep her job. Initial returns show write-in ballots holding a 13,439-vote edge over GOP nominee Joe Miller, and though it's not clear how many of those are for her or will be counted as valid, she's confident enough in her winning to tell supporters that they'd "made history." The write-in count starts Wednesday in Juneau.
  • Watch: Fed Contractor Caught Telling Employees to Vote for Murkowski

    11/08/2010 9:23:16 AM PST · by · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Alaska Senate hopeful Joe Miller appeared on Fox News to discuss the vote counting that is currently underway in his undecided race. During the segment, a video was shown of a federal contractor , at a federal installation, saying he’s not telling them to vote for Joe Miller’s opponent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, but advised them a vote for her would continue to bring federal money to the state for the projects in which this contractor was involved.

    11/04/2010 5:13:46 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 20 replies
    Alaska's Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out. THAT WOULD BE ILLEGAL! AS 15.15.360. Rules For Counting Ballots. (a) The election board shall count ballots according to the following rules: (9) Write-in votes are not invalidated by writing in the name of a candidate whose name is printed on the ballot unless the election board determines, on the basis of other evidence, that the ballot was so marked for the purpose of identifying the ballot. WE NEED EVERYONE TO CALL THE OMBUDSMAN OFFICE AND FILE...
  • Alaskan official: Write-in votes for Joe Miller won’t count

    11/03/2010 12:26:38 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 91 replies
    Hot Air / Politico ^ | 11-3-10 | Staff
    In another boon for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, write-in ballots cast for Republican candidate Joe Miller won’t count toward his total vote count. Alaska’s Lt. Gov. Craig Campbell, who oversees elections, told the Associated Press that write-in ballots for Miller will be tossed out.
  • Lisa Murkowski: I will caucus with GOP

    11/01/2010 6:20:22 PM PDT · by coaltrain · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/1/10 | SHIRA TOEPLITZ
    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski told POLITICO unequivocally that she plans to caucus with the Republican Party if she wins her write-in campaign Tuesday. “I have caucused with the Republicans in the past, I will be caucusing with the Republicans when I go back in January,” said Murkowski in a phone interview, responding to recent news reports speculating whether she’d buck the party, and comments Murkowski made over the weekend saying that if elected, she would represent Alaska before the Republican Party.
  • Republicans Counting on Write-In Lisa Murkowski Over Joe Miller in Alaska (BS ALERT!!!)

    10/31/2010 10:13:29 AM PDT · by Baladas · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2010 | Jonathan Karl
    ABC's Jonathan Karl reports: A high-level GOP source tells me that party leaders have essentially given up on Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller and are now banking on a victory by write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski as the best bet for Republicans to keep the Alaska Senate seat. Murkowski defied party leaders by running a write-in campaign after she lost the Republican primary last month. But with Miller's campaign faltering, the source tells me that Republican leaders are now worried that Democrat Scott McAdams has a shot of winning and that Murkowski may be the only way to stop him. It's...
  • Palin: 'Corrupt Bastards' At Alaska CBS Affiliate Tried To Create False Controversy About Joe Miller

    10/31/2010 7:51:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Calling them "corrupt bastards," Sarah Palin has asserted that reporters at a CBS affiliate in Alaska tried to gin up false controversies surrounding the Republican senatorial candidate, Joe Miller. Palin said she has tape of CBS reporters in Alaska at a Miller rally that Palin organized this past Thursday saying "let's find a child molester in the crowd as a supporter for Joe Miller" and blast that, and seeking to suggest there was some kind of chaos along the lines that occured recently at a Rand Paul rally. View video.
  • Sarah Palin Calls Lisa Murkowski a Thug for Intimidating Talk Show Host.

    10/31/2010 1:39:11 AM PDT · by · 30 replies ^ | 10/31/10 | David Shedlock
    "I support him in this fight because this D.C. Beltway thuggery, as exemplified by Lisa Murkowski’s latest threat, is ruining our country" That is Sarah Palin, from her Facebook page, boldly defending a talk show host who has often spoken against her in the past. What is going on? First, Senator Murkowski has tried to muddy up the Alaska US Senate race by getting the courts to force the disclosure of the names of "write-in" candidates to the voters when they get to the polls (What kind of silly notion requires that write-in candidates register in the first place!)...
  • (Audio) CBS Reporters Caught in Smear Attempt against Joe Miller Campaign

    Audio of CBS Reporters Discussing The Best Slander Against Joe Miller Child Molester, Violence and few other ideas
  • Confirmed: Hawaii Department of Health is Aiding and Abetting Obama

    10/30/2010 1:31:22 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 27 replies ^ | Saturday, October 30, 2010 | ObamaRelease YourRecords
    We already know that Barack Hussein Obama Soebarkah AKA Barry Soetoro is not constitutionally eligible to be president, no matter where he was born. I also think it is very critical the fraud at all levels is exposed and dealt with. This includes the Obama COLB that was first posted online by the Daily KOS and then by Obama's FightTheSmears website, which both still have the forged COLB posted. Many in the Media claim, including the obots, that the short-form COLB is the only document obtainable by the Hawaii Department of Health, but, as proven here, that is not true...
  • Dem McAdams' Flyer: 'I'm Twice The Man Joe Miller Is (Literally)'

    10/30/2010 11:42:47 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 16 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 10/30/2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    Scott McAdams, the Democratic nominee in the three-way Alaska Senate race, has a new flyer that humorously refers to his weight. "I'm Twice the Man Joe Miller is (literally)," the flyer says in its heading, and then adding: "And probably three or four Lisas."
  • Lisa, are you going to shut down my Facebook page for writing this?

    10/29/2010 10:40:36 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | 10/29/10 | Sarah Palin
    Yesterday, Lisa Murkowski’s hired guns threatened radio host Dan Fagan, and more importantly, the station that airs Fagan’s show, with legal action for allegedly illegal “electioneering.” The station, unlike Murkowski, who is flush with millions of dollars from vested corporate interests, does not have a budget for a legal defense. So it did what any small market station would do when threatened by Beltway lawyers charging $500 to $1000 an hour – they pulled Dan Fagan off the air. Does all this sound heavy handed? It is. It is an interference with Dan Fagan’s constitutional right to free speech. It...