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  • 10 things you might not know about bridges

    As Minneapolis recovers from the Interstate Highway 35W bridge disaster, we mourn the victims yet recognize the technological advances that have made such disasters so rare. Some facts that span modern history: 1. A remarkable photo of Korean refugees on...
  • Ted Stevens dies at 86; Alaska's U.S. senator for 40 years

    Ted Stevens dies at 86; Alaska's U.S. senator for 40 years
    Former Sen. Ted Stevens, 86, who died in a plane crash Monday, was a brusque political patron who dominated Alaska's transformation from wild frontier to modern state until he became entangled in corruption charges. Stevens was the longest-serving...
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Rev. Jesse Jackson, a Democrat, saying, "Barack (Obama) has been talking down to black people. I want to cut his ---- off." 2. Former Texas Sen. Phil......
  • Less driving, fewer $$$ for highways

     
    by Frank James Americans have been driving their cars and trucks a lot less, forcing down demand for oil and hence oil prices. That should be unequivocal good news, right? Wrong. The nation's highway infrastructure is paid for by the......
  • Sarah Palin: Fishing, labor, oil money

     
    by Mark Silva BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin hasn't raised a lot of money in her political career, it turns out, but both fishing and the Republican Party have been good to her. Sen. John McCain's running mate......
  • Video: Ted Stevens for Palin

     
    If Palin uprooted a corrupt Republican political machine in Alaska, why'd she get endorsed by Sen. Ted Stevens, who just got indicted? Via TPM.......
  • Palin pick makes Alaska blog a must-read

     
    by Frank James Now that Sen. John McCain has decided to turn his presidential campaign into a sequel of "Northern Exposure," the all-things-Alaska hit 1990s TV series, an essential guide is needed to Gov. Sarah Palin's Alaska and can......
  • Sarah Palin sought, got federal pork

     
    by Frank James Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin apparently likes a good earmark as much as most other politicians. The watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense found that when Palin was mayor of little old Wasilla, Alaska she hired a well-connected......
  • Cross country criticism for McCain, Obama

     
    by James Oliphant and Jill Zuckman TERRE HAUTE, Ind.--Barack Obama turned up the heat on John McCain and Sarah Palin at a rally here Saturday, accusing McCain of hijacking his campaign theme and being surrounded by lobbyists, and he charged......
  • Obama turns up heat on McCain, Palin

     
    by James Oliphant, and updated TERRE HAUTE, Ind.--Barack Obama turned up the heat on John McCain and Sarah Palin at a rally here Saturday afternoon, accusing McCain of being surrounded by lobbyists and engaging in "Karl Rove-style" politics and charging.....
  • Obama: Recapturing 'change' mantle

     
    by Mike Dorning FLINT, Mich.-- John McCain's unexpected selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate has confronted Barack Obama's campaign with a difficult challenge, as the Democrat seeks to undercut a new sense of excitement surrounding...