Alaska Republican backs Hawaii Democrat for Senate
July 25th, 2012
07:11 AM ET
2 years ago

Alaska Republican backs Hawaii Democrat for Senate

(CNN) - Longtime Republican Rep. Don Young of Alaska on Tuesday made a rarely-seen move by crossing party lines to endorse a Hawaii Democrat in her U.S. Senate bid.

Young, the sole representative from Alaska, taped a video with three-term Rep. Mazie Hirono to offer his support as Hirono competes in the Democratic primary.
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Filed under: Alaska • Congress • Hawaii
Senators pounce on Holder over report on Ted Stevens prosecution
March 8th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Senators pounce on Holder over report on Ted Stevens prosecution

Washington (CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday ran into unexpected bipartisan opposition on Capitol Hill over the Justice Department's failure to release its report on the alleged misconduct of the prosecutors who mishandled the prosecution of the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.

Two Democrats and two Republicans jumped on Holder for not releasing the report by the Justice watchdog unit, the Office of Professional Responsibility.

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Filed under: Alaska • Eric Holder • Justice Department • Senate • Ted Stevens
BREAKING: Romney wins Alaska caucuses, CNN projects
March 7th, 2012
03:08 AM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Romney wins Alaska caucuses, CNN projects

(CNN) - Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican caucuses in Alaska, CNN projects.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Mitt Romney
March 6th, 2012
09:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin on open convention: Anything is possible

(CNN) – In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin did not shoot down the idea of accepting a proposal to run for president should the Republican presidential race lead to an open convention in August.

"Anything is possible. I don't close any doors that perhaps would be open out there, so, no, I wouldn't close that door," Palin said after casting her vote in Alaska's Republican caucuses. "My plan is to be at that convention."
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Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Republicans • Sarah Palin
Anchorage snow damages GOP caucus site
March 5th, 2012
09:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Anchorage snow damages GOP caucus site

Anchorage, Alaska (CNN) - For Anchorage residents, the battle with record-breaking snowfall has spilled into the political arena with damage to a key Super Tuesday Republican caucus site.

The roof collapsed Friday under the weight of heavy snow at Abbott Loop Community Church, where five districts and an estimated 2,500 voters were expected to caucus.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Republicans
Palin threatens lawsuit over book
September 27th, 2011
12:16 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin threatens lawsuit over book

(CNN) - One week after the release of a controversial book on Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor threatened to sue the book's author for including what her lawyer called a "series of lies and rumors presented as fact."

The book, "The Rogue," by Joe McGinniss, has received widespread attention since McGinniss moved in next door to Palin to begin writing in 2010.

Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House and publisher of the book, stood by the title and McGinniss.
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Filed under: Alaska • Joe McGinniss • Sarah Palin • Todd Palin
Sex, drugs, and politics: New Palin book sparks controversy
September 16th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Sex, drugs, and politics: New Palin book sparks controversy

(CNN) – A new one-volume guide to virtually every rumor, controversy, assertion and accusation about Sarah Palin - scurrilous or otherwise - is about to hit the stands, and it's already generating a storm of controversy.

"The Rogue: Searching for The Real Sarah Palin" by Joe McGinniss is a merciless review of Palin's personal life and meteoric rise from the mayor of a small Alaskan town to the center of America's political universe.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Sarah Palin
Joe Miller agrees to pay legal fees
July 21st, 2011
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Joe Miller agrees to pay legal fees

(CNN) - Joe Miller, who lost a 2010 senate bid against Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, announced he won't be appealing a court order requiring that he pay state legal fees incurred in his fight to overturn the election results.

"Given the amount at issue, it simply does not make good financial sense to move forward with the appeal," Miller said in a statement Thursday. "Pyrrhic victories are not my goal. Accordingly, this court fight ends today."
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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • Senate
Excerpts of Palin's e-mails: 'Pray for mama's strength'
June 10th, 2011
08:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Excerpts of Palin's e-mails: 'Pray for mama's strength'

JUNEAU, Alaska (CNN) - Some highlights from the 24,000 pages of e-mails from Sarah Palin's governorship, released Friday by Alaska state officials:

"Hi again – another head's up: If all goes according to (Track's!) plans, he'll be enlisting in the US Army, active duty, tomorrow. He doesn't want any publicity on this, tho it sounds like a Seattle media person already called bc [because] it may be that there aren't many, or any, US Govs who have a son recently enlisting. I warned him that the media may make a little deal out of it, but we don't desire such a thing bc Track is enlisting for his own right reasons and he's just anxious to go serve (without any publicity). And I'm proud of him for doing so. Thanks! And pray for mama's strength through this! :)"
- Palin announcing her son's decision to join the military to top staff, September 10, 2007

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Filed under: Alaska • Palin e-mails • Sarah Palin
E-mails: Palin moved to tie oil scandal to ousted rival
June 10th, 2011
03:55 PM ET
3 years ago

E-mails: Palin moved to tie oil scandal to ousted rival

Juneau, Alaska (CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin moved quickly to link a key figure in a corruption scandal that rocked the state's political establishment to her defeated predecessor, newly released documents show.

"FYI - I've asked Frank Bailey to help me track down soem [sic] evidence of past administration's dealing with Bill Allen," Palin wrote on May 8, 2007, a day after Allen pleaded guilty to bribery, extortion and conspiracy.

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Filed under: Alaska • Palin e-mails • Sarah Palin
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