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GOP's Defense: She Shot the Sheriff, But She Did Not Shoot the Deputy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As frightening as a Palin Vice Presidency (and possible Presidency) would be, this story is really about John McCain.

Troopergate Report: Palin "Unlawfully Abused Her Authority"

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, th...

Friday Talking Points [51] -- Some Positivity

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While we're all waiting for someone to leak the Palin Troopergate Report (which is reminiscent of waiting for "Fitzmas" during the whole Scooter Libby...

Troopergate Report: Full Text

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A bipartisan committee of Alaska legislators voted 12-0 on Friday to release a report stating that Gov. Sarah Palin violated state ethics law "by tryi...

Are Husbands the Achilles Heel for Female Candidates?

Mike Hogan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Hogan

What are we to think about a candidate who can't or won't effectively control her spouse? Put another way: Is it sexist to fear that behind many successful women there's a worryingly meddlesome man?

The Legacy Continues

Harvey Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Edwards

A McCain-Palin ticket will continue the policies of Bush and will put our country in harm's way which will be detrimental to our life, liberty and the pursuit of hope for a safe future.

McCain Camp Clears Palin Of Wrongdoing In Troopergate Before State Report Is Even Issued

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Trying to head off a potentially embarrassing state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, campaign off...

Fired "Troopergate" Official Confident Before Release of Alaska Legislative Report

Tony Hopfinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Hopfinger

Former Alaska public safety commissioner Walt Monegan, the man vice presidential nominee Sara Palin fired in what has become the "troopergate" scanda...

"Bridge to Nowhere"'s Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Jacob Alperin-Sheriff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Alperin-Sheriff

Despite Governor Sarah Palin's repeated insistence that she said "Thanks but no thanks to the Bridge to Nowhere," the project is still ongoing in Alas...

Todd Palin Will Answer Troopergate Questions

Anchorage Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Todd Palin will answer a series of questions from a legislative investigator by mid-week -- but only in writing, and with the answers funneled through...

AP: Palin Staff Secrecy Could Kill Troopergate

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she's an open book regarding an abuse-of-power investigation. Appare...

7 Palin aides to testify in abuse-of-power probe

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Seven aides to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have reversed course and agreed to testify in an investigation into whether the Repub...

Todd Palin plans interview in Troopergate probe

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gov. Sarah Palin's husband is planning to speak to an investigator looking into abuse-of-power allegations against the gover...

GOP lawmakers file appeal to halt Troopergate case

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Six Alaska lawmakers filed an emergency appeal Friday asking the state's Supreme Court to halt an investigation into abuse-o...

The Line That Could Sink McCain-Palin

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

In response to a question as to whether Dick Cheney's view of the Vice Presidency was right, not only did Sarah Palin say it was, but hinted that she'd like even more power, as VP.

Judge Refuses To Block Troopergate Probe

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska judge on Thursday refused to block a state investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power when she f...

Seth Colter Walls

Before Troopergate, Palin Said Tough Investigations "Healthy For Democracy"

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the state investigation into Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's alleged role in firing a state trooper has effectively been stalled until after the election...

Judge To Hear Arguments In 'Troopergate' Case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A judge in Alaska is set to hear arguments this week on whether he should halt an abuse-of-power investigation of Gov. Sarah...

The Top Scandals of the Week

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ProPublica

Every week, ProPublica takes stock of how the week unfolded for the stories we're tracking in Scandal Watch. Here's what we're watching this week.

Sarah Palin -- Two More Days on the Down Slope

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

By Stephen C. Rose SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 11:09 AM EASTERN Today's Palin links carry nothing reflecting yesterday's affair allegation. I have seen no...

Subpoenaed Palin Aides Could Be Found In Contempt

Anchorage Daily News | SEAN COCKERHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With state officials again defying legislative subpoenas in the investigation of whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power, the war between state lawm...

Does Palin Have The Spine to Face Down McCain?

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen C. Rose

Palin is taking it on the chin, in my odd judgment. Here's a uniformly negative collection of links, but hardly unrepresentative. What else can be ...

Obama's Big Lead: This National Poll is Different

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

This national poll is striking because it suggests a sharp and unusual turn in the national mood -- a kind that never occurred during the last presidential election.

Palin's Preferred Inquiry Requires Utmost Secrecy

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of the two Alaska investigations into abuse-of-power allegations against Sarah Palin, the governor has chosen to cooperate with just one: the one that...

McCain Camp Lawyer Illegally Advising In Alaska; Palin Attorney General In Hiding

Donald Craig Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donald Craig Mitchell

Does McCain know he has sent a criminal to serve on the Palin legal team in Alaska? And does he care whether Talis Colberg, Sarah Palin's attorney general, intends to prosecute him. And if he doesn't, why not?