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Spin CycleIt's easy to be a reformer who denounces the Alaska Republican establishment after they've been indicted. But here's Gov. Sarah Palin with Sen. Ted Stevens, king of the Alaska earmarks, on July 2, before he got indicted. At 4:30: "I......
Tags: Sarah Palin, Alaska
The Swampby Mark Silva Newsbreak: Sarah Palin answered questions today. On this "suspended'' day of John McCain's presidential campaign, running mate Sarah Palin took a 20-minute tour of the "Tribute WTC 9/11" museum in New York, took in a firefighters memorial,.....
The Swampby Frank James Even people who haven't gone to law school know the old adage "If the constable blunders, the guilty goes free." Ditto for the presumed innocent who are on trial. Despite this, many a cop and prosecutor just......
The Swampby Frank James One of the biggest question marks right now about what will happen on Election Day is whether Democrats will gain a filibuster-proof Senate by reaching 60 votes. The filibuster, of course, is the way that the Senate......
Tags: Election Day, Jim Bunning, Joe Lieberman, Ron Wyden, Politics
The Swampby Frank James Everywhere you turn here in the nation's capital, there seems a growing consensus that congessional Democrats could gain more than 20 House seats and maybe, just maybe enough in the Senate to get to the magic 60......
Tags: Mark Foley, Bernard Sanders, Politics, Parliament, Government
The SwampSen. Ted Stevens leaves federal court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, after guilty verdicts were returned by the jury at his trial. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) by Frank James Sen. Ted Stevens, the Alaska Republican, needed an acquittal in......
Tags: Election Day, Personal Service, Trials, Politics, Parliament
The Swampby Frank James and updated, and again at 4:40 pm Sen. John McCain and Sen. Ted Stevens are said not to be very friendly. During better days McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, got under Stevens' skin for being a constant......
Tags: Sarah Palin, Politics, Parliament, John McCain, Economic Policy
Spin CycleAlaska Sen. Ted Stevens' conviction today may bring the Democrats one step closer to 60. Normally, a vacancy would be filled by the governor, but Stevens is up for reelection next month, so the conviction will significantly boost the prospects......
Tags: Local Elections, Alaska
Spin CycleIn speeches yesterday in Ohio that marked the start of the closing stretch, Obama returned to his lofty call for revival and change, while McCain "touted his experience" and the "tried-and-tested tactic of portraying his Democratic rival as a......
The Swampby Jill Zuckman FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.--Even as Sen. John McCain aggressively presses toward next week's finish line, nervous Republicans say they are worried that he could face a rout at the hands of Barack Obama, losing a cascade of classic red......
The SwampSen. Ted Stevens, right, answers a question during a congressional debate in Anchorage, Alaska Thursday Oct. 30, 2008 as Democrat candidate Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich listens. (AP Photo/Al Grillo) by Frank James The freshly minted convict Sen. Ted...
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