Not Satisfied With His War On Immigrants, Trump Picks A Fight With Native Americans

THINK PROGRESS It was a show of respect to Native Americans when President Obama on Sunday restored the name of the nation’s tallest mountain, formerly called Mount McKinley, to Denali. So it makes a lot of sense that presidential candidate Donald Trump didn’t like it. On Tuesday, the Republican front-runner promised that he would reverse… More Not Satisfied With His War On Immigrants, Trump Picks A Fight With Native Americans

Lawmakers Sue To Take Away People’s Health Care, Send $450,000 Legal Bill To Taxpayers

This is a prime example of what’s wrong with politics today… THINK PROGRESS Low income people in Alaska are on the verge of getting health care. So, in a story that’s becomeso familiar that it’s practically a cliché, Republican elected officials filed a lawsuit on Monday trying to prevent this expanded access to health care… More Lawmakers Sue To Take Away People’s Health Care, Send $450,000 Legal Bill To Taxpayers

‘Racial Thursdays’ Alleged at Alaska Army Base, Report Says

NBC News The U.S. Army has reportedly opened an inquiry into an alleged practice among some soldiers in Alaska of holding “Racial Thursdays” — when racial slurs were allowed without consequences. The Army Times reported the allegations from two anonymous soldiers at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, in an article posted online Wednesday evening. U.S. Army Alaska… More ‘Racial Thursdays’ Alleged at Alaska Army Base, Report Says

Federal judge rules Alaska’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Outstanding… Alaska Dispatch News A federal judge ruled Sunday that Alaska’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, paving the way for gay couples to begin marrying in the state for the first time. “The court finds that Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage and refusal to recognize same sex marriages lawfully entered in other states is unconstitutional as… More Federal judge rules Alaska’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

Senators Lose Support After Opposing Gun Background Checks, Poll Shows

The Huffington Post Senators in several states who voted earlier this month against increasing background checks for gun buyers have since seen their approval ratings noticeably drop, according to new polls released Monday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) net approval rating dropped 16 points, as she shed much of her previous cross-party… More Senators Lose Support After Opposing Gun Background Checks, Poll Shows

10 things you need to know today: January 5, 2013

The Week An earthquake strikes Alaska, Congress finally passes a bill for Sandy aid, and more in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion 1. JOBS REPORT: STEADY GROWTH DESPITE FISCAL CLIFF The Labor Department reported on Friday morning that the economy added a solid 155,000 jobs in December, and that… More 10 things you need to know today: January 5, 2013

Chris Matthews CONFRONTS Lady Who Tells Him To Do His Homework, ‘Obama Is A Communist, Buddy’

This is as bad as Rachel Maddow interviewing some very uninformed folks in Alaska during the 2010 mid-term election cycle… These folks are so uninformed thanks to Fox News. H/t: Democratic Underground (My best video source.) Related articles Romney’s 47% Fiasco Fuels MSNBC Ratings Rout For Rachel Maddow (kaystreet.wordpress.com)

HBO Films: Game Change Trailer

This new HBO film follows John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate, to their ultimate defeat in the general election. “Game Change” premieres on March 10th. Related articles Full Trailer for HBO’s GAME CHANGE (collider.com) Julianne Moore: ‘Game Change’ Trailer! (justjared.buzznet.com) ‘Game Change’ Trailer: Sarah… More HBO Films: Game Change Trailer

Palin organizer: She will announce her campaign in September

Add one more to the over-crowded GOP roster of candidates for the Presidency… The Raw Story Peter Singleton, an activist who is helping organize former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s September tea party rally in Iowa, insisted that Palin will announce her candidacy for president by the end of September. “Labor Day will kick off the… More Palin organizer: She will announce her campaign in September