Alaska

Alaska slashes oil prices; hopes to spur production

Alaska slashes oil prices; hopes to spur production

Alaska lawmakers on Sunday gave final approval to a bill slashing state oil-production taxes in a change supporters said was needed to boost flagging output from aging fields but which critics say will severely damage the state’s finances. The new system approved by the Republican-dominated legislature does away with a methodology that increases tax rates […]

Palin before she quit: ‘I can’t take it anymore’

Palin before she quit: ‘I can’t take it anymore’

In the final months before she resigned as Alaska’s governor, Sarah Palin displayed growing frustration over deteriorating relationships with state lawmakers and outrage over ethics complaints that she felt frivolously targeted her and prompted her to write: “I can’t take it anymore.” The details are included in more than 17,000 records released Thursday by state […]

TLC pulls plug on Palin’s TV show

TLC pulls plug on Palin’s TV show

Sunday’s season finale of Sarah Palin‘s Alaska is said to be the show’s last episode, Entertainment Weekly reports. The former Alaska governor‘s TLC reality series — which premiered Nov. 14 — averaged 3.2 million viewers per week, with its first episode delivering the network’s best-ever launch ratings. Coming under fire for her wildlife exploits, including […]

Murkowski finally certified winner in Alaska

Murkowski finally certified winner in Alaska

The state of Alaska certified Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s victory over Tea Party favorite Joe Miller on Thursday, nearly three months after the incumbent won the race with an unconventional write-in campaign. The certification document was signed in the state capitol in Juneau by Governor Sean Parnell and Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell, a spokeswoman for […]

Palin’s popularity plumments

Palin’s popularity plumments

Sarah Palin’s once-vaunted popularity with Republicans has fallen 18 percent in recent weeks and he one-time tea party centerfold has become so unpopular in her home state that she couldn’t even deliver the annointed tea party candidate against a write-in candidate. Palin’s once-large crowds have dwindled, he book signings draw handfuls, not crowds and Republicans […]

Judge clears way for Murkowski win in Alaska

Judge clears way for Murkowski win in Alaska

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by conservative Tea Party favorite Joe Miller that challenged his loss in Alaska’s election for a Senate seat, clearing the way for state officials to certify Lisa Murkowski’s historic write-in victory. District Judge Ralph Beistline lifted an injunction he imposed last month that delayed certification. “The injunction […]

Joe Miller: Sore loser to the bitter end

Joe Miller: Sore loser to the bitter end

Senate hopeful Joe Miller has dropped his bid to stop write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski from being certified the winner of Alaska’s November 2 election but will challenge the results in federal court. Backed by the conservative Tea Party movement, Miller beat Murkowski in the Republican primary last summer but was edged out in the general […]

Once again, a court will decide an election

Once again, a court will decide an election

Legal wrangling over Alaska’s contested U.S. Senate race reached the state Supreme Court Friday, with justices hearing Republican Joe Miller‘s appeal of a lower court ruling that amounted to a victory for rival Lisa Murkowski. Miller is appealing a state judge’s decision to toss out his challenge to the handling of the election and counting […]

Palin in the butt…or on magazine covers anyway

Palin in the butt…or on magazine covers anyway

Anybody here want to take a guess on just who is the favorite cover girl for most magazines. No, not some half-clothed bimbo although the real choice might — in some people’s minds anyway — be called a half-brained one. The Huffington Post did a little count — without looking that hard — and come […]