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  • Irrational nuclear fears lead to potassium iodide shortages in U.S.

    There is great fear in the world today about Japanese nuclear reactors exploding in a Chernobyl-level disaster. Citizens in Japan are scrambling to get ahold of potassium iodide, which can protect against radiation poisoning of the thyroid gland.  Here'...
  • Sarah Palin's hair gets own TV show

    Sarah Palin's hair gets own TV show
    Is there no end to the media's fascination with Sarah Palin?  She's not running for president, resigned from her last elected office and, increasingly, is only famous for, well, being famous.  But that doesn't stop us from watching. Palin's already...
  • Thursday morning talkers: Pressure builds on Weiner to resign

    On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. Articles  • His constituents still like...
  • 'Dr. Strangegov'? Twitter users suggest alternative names for Palin's movie

    'Dr. Strangegov'? Twitter users suggest alternative names for Palin's movie
    Today's news that a pro-Sarah Palin documentary will debut in June has the political world buzzing about a potential presidential run for the former governor of Alaska. The $1 million film, titled "The Undefeated," paints Palin as an "inspirational...
  • Sarah Palin abandons bus tour -- halfway through

    Sarah Palin abandons bus tour -- halfway through
    Sarah Palin has a habit of doing these kind of things, doesn't she?  Less than a month after she embarked on her touted nationwide tour of historical sites across America, Palin never seems to have gotten much farther than the East Coast.  In fact,...
  • Sunday shows: Beck, Barbour, Duncan, Miller, Meek

     
    Also Shaun Donovan, Sen. Mary Landrieu and Mayor Mitch Landrieu....
  • Can Alaska curb its appetite for blue-state pork, including California's?

     
    It’s always been a political curiosity that red states – the ones that vote Republican and tend to complain more about taxes – generally get the biggest checks from the federal government, far more than what they contribute in taxes, while the...
  • Libertarian Party rules out Murkowski swap

     
    by Mike Memoli The possibility of a real three-way race for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat disappeared this morning as the state's Libertarian party has ruled out replacing their current nominee with Sen. Lisa Murkowski. "Let's put this to rest: it's......
  • Alaska Airlines flight leaving LAX strikes bird, returns to runway

     
    An Alaska Airlines flight that departed Los Angeles International Airport on Monday night returned to the airport after striking a bird, officials said. Flight 707 had just taken off when the aircraft struck the bird about 1-1/2 miles west of......
  • Social media wrap: Al Gore, Patty Murray and how best to reach voters online

     
    Sen. Patty Murray asks her Facebook followers the best way to reach out to them in an online political campaign. Al Gore would be proud....
  • U.S. banks post stronger profits

     
    The nation's banks last quarter recorded their strongest overall profits since 2007 as projected loan losses shrank for the first time in more than four years, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said in a report Tuesday. But banks in the......