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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NAPA, California (CNN) - Just beyond the cabernet and merlot halls at the Napa Expo, wine country chatter such as "I want something smooth and fruity" gave way to political debate Saturday.
The Tea Party Express, one of the nation’s largest tea party groups, launched its 29-city bus tour this weekend in California.
[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/07/21/art.schwarzenegger.may.29.jpg caption="California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger' California Supreme Court nominee would mean a female majority on that court."](CNN) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's newly-minted nominee for Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court upon confirmation will be the first Asian-American to head the state's judiciary and would give the court its first ever female majority.
The Republican governor announced his choice, appeals judge Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Wednesday.
"Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye has a distinguished history of public service and understands that the role of a justice is not to create law, but to independently and fairly interpret and administer the law," said Governor Schwarzenegger in a statement. "She is a living example of the American Dream and when she is confirmed by the voters in November, Judge Cantil-Sakauye will become California's first Filipina chief justice; adding to our High Court's already rich diversity."
Cantil-Sakauye, a 50 year-old mother of two young girls, has served as an associate justice for California's Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento since 2005. The district includes 23 counties in the Northern part of California.