Obama announces steps to speed oil drilling in weekly address
May 14th, 2011
09:10 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama announces steps to speed oil drilling in weekly address

Washington (CNN) – With gas topping $4 a gallon, President Barack Obama on Saturday announced new plans to speed up domestic drilling for oil.

In his weekly address to the nation, the president outlined his plans for what he calls "safe and responsible" oil production.

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Filed under: Alaska • Energy • gas prices • President Obama
Alaska GOP lawmaker seeks to curb collective bargaining rights
March 22nd, 2011
08:14 AM ET
3 years ago

Alaska GOP lawmaker seeks to curb collective bargaining rights

(CNN) – The growing push to restrict the collective bargaining rights of government employees has reached the far-flung state of Alaska.

There, a Republican state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would strip many public employees of the right to collectively bargain for hours, benefits and working conditions. State employees could still collectively bargain for wages under the legislation.
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Filed under: Alaska
Joe Miller hits the road
March 17th, 2011
10:15 AM ET
3 years ago

Joe Miller hits the road

(CNN) - Former Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller may be coming to a stage near you.

The Republican has signed with 21st Century Speakers, an agency to arrange paid speaking engagements, according to their website. The group represents other political figures including former president George H.W. Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.
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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller
Deep pockets for Alaska's Joe Miller
February 2nd, 2011
05:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Deep pockets for Alaska's Joe Miller

(CNN)- Joe Miller has some cash burning a hole in his pocket–$825,000 dollars, that is.

According to paperwork filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission, his campaign war chest is fairly well-stocked one month after the Alaska Supreme Court declared Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski the winner of Alaska's U.S. Senate race.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alaska • Joe Miller
Joe Miller to CNN: "I'm not going to talk about sour grapes"
December 31st, 2010
09:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Joe Miller to CNN: "I'm not going to talk about sour grapes"


(CNN)–Joe Miller is giving up, but he isn’t standing down.

He also needs Senator Lisa Murkowski’s phone number. Miller won Alaska’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, lost the general election to a write-in campaign waged by incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, then unsuccessfully challenged the results in court. Today in Anchorage, he told supporters the time has come, " to accept the practical realities of our current legal circumstances. We shall abide by the court's decisions even if we do not agree with them."
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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • TV-John King U.S.A.
Miller ends Alaska Senate challenge
December 31st, 2010
01:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Miller ends Alaska Senate challenge

(CNN)– Joe Miller chose the waning hours of 2010 to write the final chapter in the story of his lengthy 2010 Senate campaign, announcing that he would not continue with a legal challenge to Sen. Lisa Murkowski's November election victory.

"The time has come to accept the practical realities of our current legal circumstances. We shall abide by the court's decisions, even if we do not agree with them," Miller told supporters and reporters at an Anchorage news conference Friday.

In an interview on CNN's "John King USA" Miller explained why he had taken his fight this far. "Ultimately, what this was about was creating transparency in the Alaskan election system...making sure that the votes were counted appropriately, that ballot security was maintained, things that I think all Alaskans really now appreciate."

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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • Senate
Alaska governor certifies Sen. Murkowski's re-election
December 30th, 2010
04:12 PM ET
4 years ago

Alaska governor certifies Sen. Murkowski's re-election

(CNN)–Alaska's governor on Thursday certified Sen. Lisa Murkowski's re-election in November as a write-in candidate, clearing the way for Murkowski to be sworn in on time for the new congressional session that starts next week.

Gov. Sean Parnell signed the paperwork certifying Murkowski as the election winner, a spokeswoman to the governor told CNN.

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Filed under: Alaska • Lisa Murkowski • Senate
Conclusion to Alaska U.S. Senate race near
December 28th, 2010
08:27 PM ET
4 years ago

Conclusion to Alaska U.S. Senate race near

(CNN)– 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.

Murkowski was defeated in the Republican primary in August by Tea Party-backed candidate Joe Miller. She then waged the write-in campaign in the general election in November to defeat Miller, who filed a lawsuit challenging the result.

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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski • Senate
Miller won't contest Murkowski certification; pursues federal suit
December 27th, 2010
07:40 AM ET
4 years ago

Miller won't contest Murkowski certification; pursues federal suit

(CNN) - Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller said late Sunday he is dropping his opposition to incumbent Lisa Murkowski being certified as winner in the Alaska Senate race, but will continue with a federal lawsuit.

"After careful consideration and seeking the counsel of people whose opinion I respect and trust, I have decided that the federal case must go forward. The integrity of the election is vital and ultimately the rule of law must be our standard," Miller said in a statement. "Nevertheless, I have also decided to withdraw our opposition to the certification of the election, ensuring that Alaska will have its full delegation seated when the 112th Congress convenes next month."

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Filed under: Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
Alaska Supreme Court rules against Miller
December 22nd, 2010
05:35 PM ET
4 years ago

Alaska Supreme Court rules against Miller

(CNN) – The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled against Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller in his appeal, denying his claim that state law was not followed on counting write-in votes and setting up the very likely scenario that write-in candidate, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, will be certified the winner of the Alaska Senate race.

In the ruling, the Alaska Supreme court affirmed the decision of the superior court, saying, “There are no remaining issues raised by Miller that prevent this election from being certified.”
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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska
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