Alaska Election Update: Gov. Parnell Falls Behind and Don Young Wonders About “Ocean Assification”

By: Friday October 3, 2014 6:20 pm

So much money is being spent on radio and television political ads in Alaska, especially in the U.S. Senate race, that some TV programs are starting five minutes behind, so the stations can rake in as much dough as possible. Both Sen. Mark Begich, and his GOP opponent, former Alaska Attorney General and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan, are right around the $10,000,000.00 mark.* But PAC’s and SuperPAC’s are spending millions more on this important race. This spending level is entirely unprecedented in Alaska – for any race.


What is More Pathetic? Don Young “Wetback” Edition

By: Friday March 29, 2013 10:49 am

During a radio interview Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) referred to Hispanic farmworkers as “wetbacks.” Young quickly offered an apology that was not technically even an apology. Young claims that he used the term only because he didn’t know it was offensive.

Americans to Congress: You Work for Us

By: Wednesday November 23, 2011 8:05 am

Legislators are supposed to the “public servants.” They work for us; we pay their salaries. So why do so many of them think it’s the other way around. One citizen had a chance to explain that to Rep. Don Young (R. Alaska).

GOP Threatens to Remove Ron Paul from All Committee Assignments

By: Thursday April 1, 2010 4:55 pm

I would love to see the Republican Party try to remove the progenitor of the Tea Party movement from all his committees. They should really take a stand and do that, it’ll do wonders for the 2010 elections.

Sarah Palin – Bad News for McCain, Good News for Alaska’s GOP

By: Saturday August 30, 2008 5:00 pm

John McCain’s choice for Vice President, Alaska’s first-term Governor, Sarah Palin, was daring, audacious, novel, disturbing to some Democrats, and – most likely – very, very lame. As August unfolds into September and October, the national spotlight will now inspect Alaska politics more closely than ever. The upcoming corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens is already due to bring more scrutiny toward our politics, but the little-known “Branchflower Investigation” into Palin’s firing of her top cop, will now also become a national story.

TedFest! – Arraignment Edition – Awards in the Hands of Ted’s Staff

By: Wednesday July 30, 2008 6:00 pm

firedoglake had hoped to wrap up the TedFest! poetry contest here today because it is the first anniversary of the FBI raid on his Girdwood chalet. The raid was the first in the history of the United States upon the home state dwelling of a sitting member of the U.S. Senate.

But serendipity mucked up our plans. I don’t think “anybody could have predicted” that between the beginning of TedFest! and its wrap-up, Ted would be busted. To answer once and for all the question I’ve dealt with dozens of times since yesterday morning – no – I didn’t know in advance. And I’m not sure Ted did.

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