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  • Grassley moves to set up committee vote on Kavanaugh nomination

    09/10/2018 3:59:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is moving to set up a Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, likely next week. Grassley's office on Monday sent out an agenda for a business meeting the committee will have on Thursday. Kavanaugh's nomination is included as one of roughly two dozen judicial nominations that could get a vote. The move means Kavanaugh's nomination could get a vote as soon as this week. But Democrats are expected to delay the vote until next week, meaning Kavanaugh's nomination will likely be taken up by the committee on Sept. 20. Under committee rules, any...
  • Kavanaugh views Trump as an ‘oligarch,’ Feinstein says

    09/10/2018 1:34:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 10, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Sunday put pressure on two female Republican senators to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying the nominee views the president as an “oligarch” who cannot be charged or investigated for crimes. “The president believes he is above the law. And this nominee believes this president cannot be investigated, cannot be tried,” Feinstein said at the Year of the Woman luncheon at a Santa Barbara hotel held by the Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County, the Los Angeles Times reported. The senator stressed that the confirmation of Kavanaugh depends on two Republican votes –...
  • Republican Lisa Murkowski Still Unsure if She Will Support Brett Kavanaugh Because of Abortion

    09/08/2018 5:37:00 PM PDT · by OddLane · 67 replies ^ | September 6, 2018 | MICAIAH BILGER
    Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski still has not announced her decision about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Murkowski, one of just two pro-abortion Republicans in the Senate, is being lobbied heavily by the abortion industry to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation. With Republicans holding just a narrow 51-49 majority in the Senate, every vote counts. This week, Murkowski told the Anchorage Daily News that she is watching the confirmation hearings and reviewing Kavanaugh’s writings, speeches and opinions. “I’ve been very clear in terms of what my vetting process was going to be,” she said Wednesday. “So far I haven’t heard anything that...
  • In Kavanaugh confirmation fight, just a handful of senators hold the key

    09/02/2018 10:04:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2018 | Chad Pergram
    The Senate’s final verdict on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh – whose high-stakes, high-wire confirmation hearing begins Tuesday – will hinge on the views of just a handful of lawmakers. As it stands, Republicans hold a razor-thin, 50-49 majority with one vacancy. Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey will soon appoint a successor to the late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., but even then the GOP majority can suffer few defections. These are the senators to watch: Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska These senators can be mavericks in their own right. Further, they fret about how health care issues...
  • Confusion In Super Close Alaska Primary After 17 Voter Registrations Trace Back To A Single...

    09/01/2018 6:39:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/1/18 | Evie Fordham
    A potential investigation hangs over an Alaska State House Republican primary after the race came down to a few votes, but irregularities like 17 voter registrations that trace back to a single mobile home address caught the attention of the Alaska Division of Elections.Incumbent Gabrielle LeDoux leads challenger Aaron Weaver by 113 votes after Tuesday’s election, but at least 26 absentee ballots for LeDoux are classified as “suspect” by the state Division of Elections, reported KTVA.The state Republican Party Chairman Tuckerman Babcock is calling for an investigation. LeDoux fell out of favor with her party in 2016 after she abandoned...
  • Framing Ted Stevens In 2008 Was The Deep State’s Trial Run For Framing Trump

    08/30/2018 9:29:28 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/30/2018 | Adam Mill
    If one wonders how Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation employees like Bruce Ohr and Peter Strzok felt such impunity while actively meddling with the 2016 presidential election, one need look no further than the legacy of DoJ’s meddling in the Alaska Senate election of 2008. ---snip-- Not only did Stevens lose the election in 2008, his loss paved the way for a filibuster-proof majority for the Democrats in April of 2009. That means the misconduct paid off handsomely for Democratic partisans at no cost to the perpetrators. This DoJ election meddling helped a Democrat even though the...
  • MSNBC Finds McCain’s ‘Biggest Political Mistake’: Sarah Palin

    08/27/2018 7:23:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 27, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Amid glowing tributes to the life and career of Arizona Senator John McCain on Monday, MSNBC took time to use the Republican lawmaker’s passing to trash his 2008 vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin, labeling McCain’s selection of the then-Alaska governor as his “biggest political mistake.” “McCain made some controversial decisions, some much-criticized decisions. One of those decisions was who he chose to run with in 2008, Sarah Palin,” proclaimed anchor Katy Tur early in the 2:00 p.m. ET hour. She then recited a column from Washington Post Associate Editor David Ignatius making that case: The anti-Washington rage embodied by...
  • Alaska’s Oil Renaissance

    08/23/2018 12:25:41 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 20 replies ^ | 08-23-2018 | Haley
    The impending oil renaissance in Alaska’s North Slope is going to be even more massive than previously projected. The oil lurking under the surface of the historically oil rich region is enough to turn the state’s economy around and reinstate it as a major player in the oil industry, according to new research from IHS Markit, a London-based global information and analytics provider. The study shows that the North Slope’s crude output could increase by as much as a whopping 40 percent in the next eight years, more than regaining its place as one of the major powerhouses of the...
  • Trump & GOP have another good primary election night in Alaska & Wyoming.

    08/21/2018 11:27:02 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 24 replies
    Trump & the GOP chalk up another great Mid-Term primary election in Alaska & Wyoming. No Democrat "Blue Wave" in either state. Next Tuesday Florida holds its Mid-Term Primary election and, if Rick Scott & Ron DeSantis win the Senator & Governor spots, Florida will turn "Trump Red", big time, and the Democrat "Blue Wave" will be reduced to a trickle. We shall all see next week. Go Trump, Go, Scott, Go, DeSantis, Go, MAGA!!!
  • Charges pending for man who waded into river full of bears for selfie

    08/20/2018 9:38:35 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 63 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 8/`17/18 | Staff
    Youtube video: Ignorant human being putting his life and bears lives in danger Brooks Falls Alaska 2018 08 09Brook Falls in Katmai Park, AK. There is a viewing platform safely elevated for tourists to watch the bears feeding on salmon which is the point of view from which the video of the idiot was taken. The man was part of a group of three people who NPS said entered a closed area of Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska earlier this month.'s popular Bear Cam captured the man as he waded into water knee-deep while five bears fed...
  • Alaska's North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

    08/13/2018 4:37:33 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 8/12/2018 | not listed
    KAVIK RIVER CAMP, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. At 6:58 a.m. Sunday, the magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles (67 kilometers) east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles (551 kilometers) northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake had a depth of about 6 miles (9.9 kilometers.) State seismologist Mike West told the Anchorage Daily News that the earthquake was the biggest recorded in the North Slope by a substantial amount. "This is...
  • Cretaceous Alaska Was ‘Superhighway’ for Migrating Dinosaurs, Paleontologists Say

    08/08/2018 12:28:30 PM PDT · by ETL · 37 replies ^ | Aug 8, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    Paleontologists have discovered the first North American co-occurrence of hadrosaur and therizinosaur tracks, providing more evidence that Alaska was the ‘superhighway’ for dinosaurs between Asia and western North America 65-70 million years ago (Late Cretaceous epoch). In 2012-2014, Dr. Anthony Fiorillo from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and colleagues discovered distinct footprints in Denali National Park, central Alaska Range, that they determined to be made by therizinosaurs, unusual predatory dinosaurs thought to have become herbivores. What surprised the team most was the co-occurrence of dozens of hadrosaurs, also known as duck-bill dinosaurs. “Hadrosaurs are very common and found...
  • NRA lobbying arm launches seven-figure pro-Kavanaugh ad buy

    08/07/2018 2:56:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2018 | David Sherfinski
    The National Rifle Association’s legislative-lobbying arm announced Tuesday a seven-figure national and region ad campaign to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. The national cable and regional broadcast ads will start airing Tuesday and will run through Aug. 27. The regional ads are to air in Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, North Dakota and West Virginia. “The NRA strongly supports Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court because he will protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA). “It’s...
  • John McCain passes the torch at the International Republican Institute

    08/04/2018 8:31:52 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    For the first time in 25 years, the International Republican Institute will have a new leader. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is battling brain cancer, has decided to step down from his role as chairman of the board of the organization, which for decades he has helped to fight for democracy, freedom, civil society, the rule of law and human rights around the world. McCain’s handoff to IRI’s next chairman, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), is not a signal that McCain’s health is declining. In fact, several McCain associates say his condition hasn’t changed in recent months and he remains actively...
  • Plans for massive oil pipeline opposed by environmentalists

    08/18/2011 2:30:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/1/8/11 | Dana Hull
    A controversial proposal to build a massive underground pipeline to carry 700,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in Texas has become the environmental issue of the summer, pitting developers and labor unions desperate for construction jobs against environmentalists and Native American tribes who fear the pipeline will spell environmental disaster. TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL project would consist of more than 1,700 miles of 36-inch-diameter pipe, about 327 miles of which would be in Canada while the rest would snake southward through the central United States. Because the pipeline would...
  • House GOP Members Urge Delay on ANWR

    08/12/2005 6:19:45 AM PDT · by PolishProud · 80 replies · 1,220+ views
    House GOP Members Urge Delay on ANWR Thursday, August 11, 2005 WASHINGTON — Two dozen House Republicans, including three committee chairmen, have asked Speaker Dennis Hastert not to use a congressional budget procedure to clear the way for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. They said in a letter to Hastert, R-Ill., that the budget process "is an inappropriate venue to be debating this important environmental issue" and warned that it would further complicate already difficult budget issues. "We believe the debate on opening this unique land to oil and gas exploration should be done outside...
  • Hoffa's Comments on Kerry Leave Some Perplexed (We're going to drill like never before-Kerry)

    02/25/2004 3:20:22 PM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 147+ views ^ | 2/25/04 | Robert B. Bluey
    ( - Teamsters union chief Jimmy Hoffa has confused both environmentalists and free-market advocates after saying that Democratic front-runner John Kerry, if elected president, would "drill like never before" across the United States. Hoffa made the comments during a Feb. 17 segment on Hardball with Chris Matthews. Matthews had asked Hoffa why the union chose to endorse the Massachusetts senator even though Kerry opposed drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). "Well, we talked about that," Hoffa responded. "He says, look, I am against ANWR, but I am going to put that pipeline in and we're...
  • GOP, Teamsters Plug Away for ANWR

    03/15/2002 5:21:22 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 506+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 3/15/02 | Jason Pierce
    Having settled one blockbuster item in the energy bill - fuel efficiency standards -- members of the U.S. Senate now turn to the question of whether to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska), the ranking Republican on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Thursday the importance of ANWR drilling is not just about reducing American dependence on foreign oil. It is about the safety of Americans, he said. Murkowski pointed out that Iraq is "a country we are basically at war with," yet Saddam Hussein's regime continues to export billions of...
  • Senate Votes Against Drilling in Arctic Refuge (McCain archives, 2003)

    02/10/2008 12:05:04 PM PST · by pissant · 31 replies · 323+ views
    ENS ^ | March 19, 2003 | staff
    WASHINGTON, DC, March 19, 2003 (ENS) - The U.S. Senate rejected a provision to allow oil drilling within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) Wednesday, despite an intense lobbying effort by the Bush administration and the Republican leadership to approve the measure. Conservationists, who have expended considerable effort lobbying against drilling in ANWR, applauded the vote. They consider ANWR the crown jewel of the National Wildlife Refuge System and contend that oil drilling would cause lasting damage to the refuge's wildlife and fragile ecology. The vote is "a victory for wildlife and all Americans," said Brooks Yeager, WWF's vice president...
  • Texas to become world’s number 3 oil producer, passing Iran

    07/20/2018 7:22:38 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 07/19/2018 | JOHN SEXTON
    Plunging drilling costs have sparked an explosion of production out of the Permian Basin of West Texas. In fact, Texas is pumping so much oil that it will surpass OPEC members Iran and Iraq next year, HSBC predicted in a recent report. If it were a country, Texas would be the world’s No. 3 oil producer, behind only Russia and Saudi Arabia, the investment bank said. “It’s remarkable. The Permian is nothing less than a blessing for the global economy,” said Bob McNally, president of Rapidan Energy Group, a consulting firm… “The industry cracked the code on fracking,” said McNally....