Sarah Palin e-mail message written as though from God
June 16th, 2011
09:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Sarah Palin e-mail message written as though from God

(CNN) – Among the 24,000 pages of e-mail from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin released on Friday, one message stands out for its signature line. It's signed by the "Creator" and "Your Heavenly Father." In other words, God.

Palin sent the e-mail to family and friends in April 2008 in anticipation of the birth of her and her husband Todd's fifth child, Trig. Palin knew her son would have Down syndrome, and the e-mail is a meditation on that knowledge and on how others should view him in light of the diagnosis.

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Palin e-mails: Tell Exxon to 'end this misery'
June 12th, 2011
08:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin e-mails: Tell Exxon to 'end this misery'

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

"Pls make sure we're getting state business announcements out to the public under my name as often as possible - let Sharon and Bill know the importance of this thanks. Also, when you hear my speeches on the road that reference AK and/or our energy issues it's appropriate to do pressers on that bc we'd cover any other natl candidate's statements on AK-centric comments and references. Thanks"

– Palin, September 6, 2008, after becoming Sen. John McCain's 2008 running mate

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Palin e-mails show routine work, running feuds
June 12th, 2011
08:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin e-mails show routine work, running feuds

Juneau, Alaska (CNN) – Thousands of pages of e-mail from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's administration range from the mundane details of governing to efforts to crack down on state news leaks and push back against critics.

Scattered among the 24,000 pages, released by state officials in Juneau on Friday, are glimpses of Palin periodically butting heads with top Alaskan political figures as she pushed to get landmark oil and gas legislation through the statehouse; demanding that Exxon finish paying damages for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill; even dealing with complaints about high school football rivalries by offering to bake brownies.

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E-mails show GOP circling Palin in late 2008
June 11th, 2011
12:46 PM ET
3 years ago

E-mails show GOP circling Palin in late 2008

Juneau, Alaska (CNN) - Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign and other Republicans began circling Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the weeks before McCain picked her as his 2008 running mate, according to e-mails from her old office.

Prominent Republicans had touted Palin as a possible running mate for a few months before. But the courtship appears to have accelerated in early August of 2008, just as the biggest controversy of her administration was gathering steam, according to some of the 24,000 pages of e-mails released by Alaska's state government Friday.

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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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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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Palin adviser: Read the emails
June 10th, 2011
01:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin adviser: Read the emails

(CNN) – An adviser for Sarah Palin encouraged "everyone" to read the emails the state of Alaska released Friday.

"The thousands upon thousands of emails released today show a very engaged Governor Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state," Sarah PAC Treasurer Tim Crawford said in a statement. "The emails detail a Governor hard at work. Everyone should read them."
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Alaska governor's office releases Palin e-mails
June 10th, 2011
01:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Alaska governor's office releases Palin e-mails

(CNN) – State officials released about 24,000 pages of e-mail from former Gov. Sarah Palin's administration to reporters Friday morning in response to requests dating back to her 2008 entry into the national spotlight.

The release follows Freedom of Information Act requests filed by CNN and five other news agencies that date to 2008, shortly after Palin was tapped to be Sen. John McCain's running mate.

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