Sarah Palin is running for Congress. Many Alaskans are skeptical of her.
The former vice presidential nominee's run for an open congressional seat is complicated by a feeling among some voters and activists that she has prioritized her profile on the national stage over her presence in Alaska.washingtonpost.com
Sarah Palin says she'd serve in late GOP Rep. Don Young's House seat "in a heartbeat"
Sarah Palin said Monday she's weighing a possible run for Alaska congressman Don Young's vacant U.S. House seat following his death last week.What she's saying: The former Alaska governor told Newsmax it "would be an honor" to replace the long-serving Republican House member.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free "If I were asked to serve in the House and take his place, I would be humbled and honored and I would in a heartbeat, I wounews.yahoo.com
Judge defends move to toss Palin's libel case against NYT
The judge presiding over Sarah Palin's defamation case against The New York Times said he was unfamiliar with push notifications and didn't realize news of his decision to toss out the lawsuit would reach jurors deliberating simultaneously. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said in a written decision released Tuesday that he was “frank to confess” that he was unfamiliar with the term “push notifications” and did not “fully appreciate the potential for jurors to be involuntarily informed” about his plans. The libel lawsuit by Palin, a one-time Republican vice-presidential candidate, centered on the newspaper's 2017 editorial falsely linking her campaign rhetoric to a mass shooting, which Palin asserted damaged her reputation and career.news.yahoo.com
Jurors in Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against The New York Times say they got notifications on their phones that the case had been dismissed before reaching a verdict
The jurors, who ultimately ruled against Palin, insisted to the court that the notifications from news organizations didn't affect their decision.news.yahoo.com
Sarah Palin loses defamation lawsuit against The New York Times
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin answers questions from the media as she arrives at a federal court in Manhattan on February 15, 2022 in New York. A federal jury in New York on Tuesday found that The New York Times had not defamed Sarah Palin with a 2017 editorial that linked a political action committee of the one-time Republican vice presidential nominee with the shooting of a member of Congress. The jury verdict came a day after the judge in the case said he would dismiss her lawsuit against the Times. But Judge Jed Rakoff, in making that decision Monday, had said he would let the jury continue deliberations in the case and reach a verdict. Palin is expected to appeal Rakoff's dismissal.cnbc.com
Judge dismisses Palin's libel lawsuit against New York Times
A judge said Monday he’ll dismiss a libel lawsuit that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin filed against The New York Times, claiming the newspaper damaged her reputation with an editorial falsely linking her campaign rhetoric to a mass shooting. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff made the ruling with a jury still deliberating at a New York City trial where the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate testified last week. The judge said Palin had failed to show that The Times had acted out of malice, something required in libel lawsuits involving public figures.news.yahoo.com
Sarah Palin’s Anti-New York Times Crusade Crashes and Burns
Spencer Platt/GettyA federal judge on Monday said that he will toss a lawsuit alleging the New York Times and its former top editor defamed Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a 2017 editorial.Even as jurors continue to deliberate the case—which observers feared might be a significant blow against press freedom—U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff announced that he would dismiss the lawsuit filed against the paper and its former editorial page editor James Bennet, who resigned in June 2020 amid internalnews.yahoo.com
Sarah Palin Lives Out Right-Wing News Media Fantasy in Court
Spencer Platt/GettyAfter myriad delays and a bout of COVID-19, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin testified on Thursday in her defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, a rare case offering a right-wing blowhard a chance to land a significant blow against press freedom.But by day’s end, the prospect of a major punitive damages award had evaporated. Meanwhile, the proceedings took a surreal turn when an-ex NHL player linked to Palin—the two have been holding hands in recent days—waxed poetic outnews.yahoo.com
McCain when he picked Palin: "F--- it!"
At the moment the late Sen. John McCain green-lit Sarah Palin as his presidential running mate in 2008, he told top advisers: "F--- it. Let’s do it."The intrigue: McCain balled up a fist and shook it as if rolling dice, N.Y. Times political reporter Jeremy W. Peters reveals in his forthcoming book, "Insurgency: How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted."Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The conversation in August 2008 — which tonews.yahoo.com
Sarah Palin: Liberals Like AOC Want to ‘Pound, Pound, Pound’ Sex Into People’s Heads
Fox NewsA photograph of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her boyfriend that circulated online led the congresswoman to quip about the “sexual frustrations” of her Republican colleagues.So naturally Fox News on Monday turned to Sarah Palin for her insight into the matter.“It amazes me though, [Ocasio-Cortez] and other liberals—socialists, even—their ability to deflect from what the issues truly are,” the former Alaska governor said, “and [to] hear her obsession [with]—or at least suggestinews.yahoo.com
Bill Maher Is America’s Most Important Conservative Voice
Randy Holmes/GettyAt some point over the last several years, Bill Maher became the most powerful voice critiquing the excesses of the progressive left and defending liberal democracy.This evolution was shocking to me. Maher had established a hard-earned reputation for being a smug, profane, Godless liberal who (a decade ago) called Sarah Palin the c-word and made a derogatory joke about her son. Next, he made a $1 million donation to a super PAC supporting Barack Obama’s re-election. But times hnews.yahoo.com
Sarah Palin hints at Alaska Senate run against Republican Lisa Murkowski
Former Alaska governor: ‘If God wants me to do it I will’Trump defends ‘just say election was corrupt’ demand Sarah Palin stumps for Georgia’s senate runoff election in Canton on 12 December 2020. Photograph: Robin Rayne/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock The former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin has hinted at a run for US Senate. “If God wants me to do it I will,” Palin recently told Ché Ahn, leader of the New Apostolic Reformation movement, according to Right Wingnews.yahoo.com
Sarah Palin tests positive for COVID-19 and urges people to wear masks in public
Anchorage, Alaska — Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says she tested positive for COVID-19 and is urging people to take steps to guard against the coronavirus, such as wearing masks in public. September 2017 file photo shows Sarah Palin speaking at a rally in Montgomery, Alabama. Brynn Anderson / APIt wasn't clear when Palin, 57, tested positive. She told the magazine other members of her family also tested positive. "I strongly encourage everyone to use common sense to avoid spreading this and every other virus out there," Palin said, in urging vigilance but not fear.cbsnews.com
Palin confirms COVID-19 diagnosis, urges steps like masks
FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala. Palin says she tested positive for COVID-19 and is urging people to take steps to guard against the coronavirus, including wearing masks in public. Sarah Palin says she tested positive for COVID-19 and is urging people to take steps to guard against the coronavirus, such as wearing masks in public. “And history will show we Masked Singer visitors were masked before being masked was cool,” she said in her statement, referring to the TV show on which she once appeared. It was not clear when Palin, 57, tested positive. She told the magazine that other members of her family tested positive as well.
The Latest: 6 more COVID cases found in local China outbreak
Ad___JOHNSTON, Iowa — Facing an uptick in new coronavirus cases and a hesitancy among a significant portion of the population to get the vaccine Iowa Gov. State health data shows 555 new positive cases in the past 24 hours and no additional deaths reported. Illinois Department of Public Health officials on Tuesday reported 2,404 coronavirus cases, including 17 more deaths. State health officials say 43% of people have received at least one dose of a vaccine and about 65% are fully vaccinated. ___ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 39,302, a record high for a second straight day.
Alaska GOP censures Murkowski, looks for ’22 challenger
FILE - In this Feb 23, 2021, file photo, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. “The party does not want Lisa Murkowski to be a Republican candidate,” said Tuckerman Babcock, immediate past chairman of the state party. However, when speaking to reporters last month in Juneau, Murkowski addressed a possible censure by the state party. A message left with Glenn Clary, current Alaska Republican Party chairman, was not returned. AdThe new primary voting system left the state party wondering how they move forward, Babcock said.
Biden played 'sheriff' on '09 aid, now salesman on COVID law
President Joe Biden speaks about the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, March 12, 2021, in Washington. Biden signed the bill into law Thursday and then extolled it in a prime-time address to the nation that night. He predicted that Biden would be equally relentless in selling the relief package this time. “This is so important that it is literally something you say during the last rally of your reelection campaign.”Biden is expected to appoint someone to oversee implementation of the COVID-19 relief plan. AdBiden’s White House has embraced the strategy of under-promising and then over-delivering, allowing it to frequently beat target dates and goals on, for instance, vaccine distribution.
GOP White House hopefuls wait to see what Trump does next
WASHINGTON – When a party loses the White House, a new crop of presidential hopefuls typically begin moving quickly to lay the groundwork for a run in the next campaign. President Donald Trump's increasingly overt flirtations with running again in 2024 are freezing the potentially vast field of Republican candidates. GOP White House hopefuls are essentially left to watch what Trump does next instead of courting fundraisers, building networks and visiting early-voting states — the usual campaign planning steps — for fear of angering Trump and risking turning off his large and loyal base. That followed comments during a White House Christmas party this past week when Trump said, "We’re trying to do another four years. His supporters argue that if Trump did run, Hogan would enjoy a near-open lane unlike the one crowded with Trump defenders.
Trump intensifies focus on Harris in final weeks of campaign
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at Carpenters Local Union 1912 in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, to kick off a small business bus tour. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)If you need help with the Public File, call (954) 364-2526.
Trump intensifies focus on Harris in final weeks of campaign
During the past week, Trump told Sean Hannity of Fox News that Harris would assume the presidency within “three months” of Biden's inauguration. During a conversation with Rush Limbaugh, he warned that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would “replace” Biden with Harris. Trump's focus on Harris is building as he tries to regain an advantage against Biden, who is leading most national and battleground state polls three weeks before the election. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Trump ally, is pushing the president to make Harris a campaign centerpiece. “This is a desire not to run against Joe Biden, to run against anybody but Joe Biden,” he said.
Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., reacts as she speaks at a town hall event at the Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen Harris as his running mate. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has chosen Harris as his running mate. In choosing Harris, Biden embraced a former rival from the Democratic primary who is familiar with the unique rigor of a national campaign. A woman has never served as president or vice president in the United States. Harris launched her presidential campaign in early 2019 with the slogan Kamala Harris For the People, a reference to her courtroom work. Some Biden confidants said Harris debate attack did irritate the former vice president, who had a friendly relationship with her.
Documents appear to show Sarah Palin's husband wants divorce
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Court documents appear to show that the husband of former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is seeking a divorce. Todd Palin's middle name is Mitchell and Sarah Palin's middle name is Louise. The documents say the couple married Aug. 29, 1988 - the same as the Palins. The documents say the couple has a minor child identified as T.P.V.P. The Palins' youngest child, Trig Paxson Van Palin, was born that day.