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Bridge to Nowhere

Dear Barack: When They Lie, Call Them Liars

Steve Almond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Almond

Next time someone asks what you think of Sarah Palin, please don't just call her a "skilled politician" with a "compelling biography." Call her a liar, too. Here's how that would work.

Sam Stein

Palin In '06: I Won't Let "Spinmeisters" Turn Bridge To Nowhere Into "Something Negative" | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the campaign trail Saturday, Gov. Sarah Palin defended her record on earmarks and spending claiming - per ABC's Jake Tapper - that she "championed ...

Sam Stein

Palin Also Supported The "Road To Nowhere" (And May Still) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While a debate rages over how honest Sarah Palin has been in stating her opposition to the infamous Bridge To Nowhere, another massive, widely-critici...

"I Just Think I'm Gonna Barf."

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Oh, I just think I'm gonna barf...."-- Marge Gunderson (Francis McDormand), from Fargo I open today with that Fargo quote for many reasons. The fi...

The Palin Doctrine

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

A close examination of her record as governor reveals that Sarah Palin is nothing if not consistent. Policies that would be described as pork, waste, ...

And She Homeschools? 10 Reasons Sarah Palin Terrifies (and Fascinates) Me

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

I'm worried that I'm obsessing too much about Sarah Palin. She terrifies me! She fascinates me! She could be running our country! Here are ten reasons...

Framing Sarah Palin

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats should stay away from the baby stories. They must resist the urge to comment at all on it. Let the media do the muckraking.

The Real Sarah Palin Scandal

Robert Silvers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Silvers

The real scandal for John McCain's V.P.-to-be is that Palin has exhibited a voracious appetite for the very congressional earmarks and pork barrel spending that John McCain has made a signature issue of trying to stamp out.

Jason Linkins

Media All Over The Map On 'Bridge To Nowhere' Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: A round of thanks is due Homer, Alaska's Charlie Stock, who notes that the original image I provided totally Swift-Boated the wrong bridge! I...

Palin Repeatedly Professed Desire To Renew Federal Funding For 'Bridge To Nowhere'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During the unveiling of his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) tried to cast her as a "reformer" and "fiscal conservat...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

In the wake of Sen. Ted Stevens' indictment, his GOP colleagues quickly began distancing themselves from the stink by dumping campaign contributions Stevens had doled out through his PAC. Among those playing "Take Back the Money" were Mitch McConnell, Elizabeth Dole, and John McCain. We've seen this game before, when politicians scrambled to rid themselves of donations from Enron and Jack Abramoff. Indeed, Dole has now won the Tainted Money Triple Crown, having divested herself of money from all three. The beauty of this D.C. dance is that it is always accompanied by insistent claims that political contributions have absolutely no impact. But no one ever explains why, if the money doesn't buy influence, there is such a rush to return it. Perhaps the answer can be found on Stevens' Bridge to Nowhere.

The Bridge to Nowhe-- Leavenworth?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Ted Stevens' indictment reminds me of Al Capone's eventual conviction for tax evasion. Stevens has presided over a massive raid on the federal treasury for years.

Obama Should Go North To Alaska

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Alaska is going to be very close this year. This stems from Republican office-holders apparently trying to take the "first in political corruption" award away from Louisiana.

Alaska Lawmakers To Publicize Every Earmark

McClatchy Newspapers | Erika Bolstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Citing a new era of "sunlight and transparency," Alaska's congressional delegation will begin disclosing every request from the state for specially ea...

"Bridge To Nowhere" Senator Now Wants $84M Experimental Ferry For Island With 40 People

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ted Stevens, who championed $452 million in federal funding for Alaska's notorious "bridges to nowhere," has directed the Navy to build an experi...