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Six years after noted grifter and late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens showed his impeccable technology credentials by likening the Internet to a “series of tubes”, our erstwhile Presidential nominees struggle with the most basic pre-21st Century gadgets. Gadgets like cameras and audio tape. This is a disturbing trend for a gaggle of walking egos intent on becoming the most audio and video-taped person on the planet.Six years after noted grifter and late Alaska Senator Ted Stevens showed his... more
Published remembrances of my friend and sometime colleague Sen. Ted Stevens, who perished last week in a tragic plane crash in Alaska, haven't said much about his dedicated support of legislation that changed so much for women and girls in this nation.
There is much to tell.
Read the rest: http://www.womensenews.org/story/athleticssports/100817/ted-stevens-was-guardian-angel-women-in-sportsPublished remembrances of my friend and sometime colleague Sen. Ted Stevens, who... more
An amphibious plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens crashed into a remote mountainside during a fishing trip, killing the state's most beloved political figure and four others and stranding the survivors on a rocky, brush-covered slope overnight.
Three teenagers and their parents, including the former head of NASA, were on the plane when it plowed into the mountain Monday afternoon with so much force that it left a 300-foot gash on the slope, federal investigators said.
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9HH3UO80.htmDILLINGHAM, Alaska An amphibious plane carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens crashed... more
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Ted Stevens’ family has prayed for the victims of the plane crash. Chief of Staff of Mr. Ted Stevens read the family statement but could not confirm if Mr. Stevens was on board or not.
http://www.buzztab.com/latest-news/ted-stevens-may-have-been-killed-in-a-plane-crash/Ted Stevens’ family has prayed for the victims of the plane crash. Chief of... more
Aug 10 (Reuters) - Former Republican U.S. Senator Ted Stevens was among those killed when a small plane crashed in Alaska on Monday night, local television station KTUU said on its website on Tuesday, quoting a longtime family friend.
KTUU quoted Dave Dittman, a former aide to the senator, as saying he was among the dead. There were conflicting reports about how many people were aboard the plane. Federal safety officials said early information indicated nine people were aboard and up to five were killed, while another source close to the matter said only eight were aboard and five were dead.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8c/Ted_Stevens_109th_pictorial_photo.jpg/490px-Ted_Stevens_109th_pictorial_photo.jpgAug 10 (Reuters) - Former Republican U.S. Senator Ted Stevens was among those killed... more
Former Senator Ted Stevens and former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe were reportedly among five people killed in a plane crash in Alaska on Monday. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, was 86.Former Senator Ted Stevens and former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe were... more
CONFIRMED: Former Republican Senator Ted Stevens and EADS North America CEO Sean O’Keefe were aboard a plane that crashed in southern Alaska Monday night.
http://www.bittenandbound.com/2010/08/10/ted-stevens-and-sean-okeefe-in-alaskan-plane-crash/CONFIRMED: Former Republican Senator Ted Stevens and EADS North America CEO Sean... more
A plane crash in Alaska may have claimed the life of one of the state's former senators, as well as a former head of NASA.
Former Republican U.S. Senator Ted Stevens was aboard a plane that crashed in Alaska, a congressional source told Reuters on Tuesday.
The Associated Press also reports that former NASA Administrator, Sean O'Keefe, was on board.
Nine people are believed to have been aboard in total, five of whom died, and Alaska National Guard spokesman Maj. Guy Hayes said. It is unclear if O'Keefe is among the survivors. Stevens was confirmed dead by friends.
Hayes said The Air Force 11th Rescue Coordination Center, which is operated by the Alaska National Guardsmen, was called to the area about 20 miles north of Dillingham at about 7 p.m. Monday after a passing aircraft saw the downed plane. But severe weather has hampered search-and-rescue efforts.
Several people who were in the area are at the sight of the crash, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
"They're not out there alone right now. There's people that are providing support," Hayes said. "From what I'm told, there are survivors on this aircraft. I don't know how many could be fatalities at this point."
Medical personnel are also at the scene, the Air National Guard said in a statement.
Stevens served in Congress for 60 years and was its longest-serving Republican senator. He lost his bid for re-election in 2008.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/08/10/2010-08-10_former_sen_ted_stevens_feared_among_passengers_on_crashed_alaska_plane_report.htmlA plane crash in Alaska may have claimed the life of one of the state's former... more
Conservatives are trying to have fun again, and that's never a good thing. Michael Steele blogging about the mean streets of the Georgetown hood fell flat, although that walking, talking avatar was sort of neat in a paleo-Flash kind of way. Now, from that distinctly unfunny corner of the web comes a Facebook for the conservative set - Ricochet. I'll resist a Big Dick Cheney reference here - oops, too late.Conservatives are trying to have fun again, and that's never a good thing.... more
The Justice Department will move to dismiss the corruption conviction it obtained last fall against former Sen. Ted Stevens, according to a motion filed in federal court, because evidence was withheld from his defense lawyers by prosecutors.
NPR reported early Wednesday morning that Attorney General Eric Holder will order the case against the former Alaskan senator dropped rather than continue to try to defend the government's conviction in the face of mounting criticism from the judge in the case over prosecutorial misconduct.
NPR legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg reported that Holder was driven to his decision to ask for a dismissal of the corruption conviction against Stevens because he "was horrified by the failure of prosecutors to turn over all relevant materials to the defense."
From NPR, "A jury convicted Stevens last fall of seven counts of lying on his Senate disclosure form in order to conceal $250,000 in gifts from an oil industry executive and other friends... Since then, charges of prosecutorial misconduct have delayed his sentencing and prompted defense motions for a new trial."
Holder was also reportedly moved to drop the conviction on account of Stevens advanced age (he is 85), the fact that he is no longer a senator (he lost his re-election bid to an eighth full term in the Senate just days after his October conviction).The Justice Department will move to dismiss the corruption conviction it obtained last... more
In a stunning comeback, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Begich has snatched reelection away from incumbent Ted Stevens by a margin of 3724 votes after Stevens led the vote count immediately after election day. The state recently completed counting absentee, questioned, and early ballots which heavily favored Begich... Enough so to bring an end to the longest republican senate career in history. The 2008 General Election has produced another historic result.
After 40 years as one of Alaska's U.S. senators, Stevens found himself in the middle of a criminal corruption investigation and trial. Days before the Nov. 4th election a jury found Stevens guilty on all 7 counts, nevertheless, he emerged on election day winning by a slim margin. It wasn't until after the absentee and early voter ballots had been counted (ironically most of them cast before Stevens conviction) that Stevens lost the race to Begich who currently serves as Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city.
Early and Absentee voting also answers the question of why voter turnout was so low on Nov. 4th. In the midst of record-breaking turnout nationwide, fewer Alaskans showed up to vote on Nov 4th than did so for the 2004 election. Once the Early and Absentee ballots had been counted, Alaska-like many other states-broke all previous records for voter turnout. making this a truly historic election all around.In a stunning comeback, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Begich has snatched reelection away... more
The Democratic pursuit of 60 Senate seats received new life Tuesday night after Alaska Democrat Mark Begich was declared the winner against Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate.
Begich defeated the Senate giant by a 3,724-vote margin after absentee and early votes were counted, a stunning end to a 40-year Senate career marred by Stevens’ conviction on corruption charges a week before the election.
Begich’s victory gives Democrats their 58th Senate seat, with the party still awaiting a pending recount in the too-close-to-call Minnesota Senate race and the Georgia Senate runoff next month. If Democrats win those two seats, they will reach a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
Read the rerst at Link...The Democratic pursuit of 60 Senate seats received new life Tuesday night after Alaska... more
Sen. Ted Stevens' election defeat marks the end of an era in which he held a commanding place in Alaska politics while wielding power on some of the most influential committees in Congress.Sen. Ted Stevens' election defeat marks the end of an era in which he held a... more
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has lost his bid for a seventh term. The longest-serving Republican in the history of the Senate trailed Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich by 3,724 votes after Tuesday's count. That's an insurmountable lead with only about 2,500 overseas ballots left to be counted.
Georgia, Minnesota, Alaska and Leiberman makes 60.Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has lost his bid for a seventh term. The longest-serving... more
Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in Senate history, narrowly lost his re-election bid Tuesday, marking the downfall of a pillar of the U.S. Senate and Alaska icon who apparently couldn't survive his conviction on federal corruption charges. His defeat to Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich moves Senate Democrats closer to a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority.
Stevens' ouster on his 85th birthday marks an abrupt realignment in Alaska politics and will alter the power structure in the Senate, where he has served since the days of the Johnson administration while holding seats on some of the most influential committees in CongressSen. Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in Senate history, narrowly lost his... more
The Bush presidency is in its waning days - an administration marked by scandals ranging from the firing of US attorneys for political reasons, the Plame fiasco that resulted in the conviction of Scooter Libby, to the Abramoff lobbying disaster that took down former GSA chief of staff Safavian among others.
Now that senator Ted Stevens (R, Alaska) has been convicted of seven felonies and is embroiled in a close race headed for a recount, the question arises - who will the president pardon?
If Bush decides to roll out the pardons, possible candidates include Stevens, Scooter Libby (whose sentence he commuted but conviction and hefty fine left intact), Safavian, Claude Allen (of Target shoplifting fame), and others.
He might also preemptively pardon anyone involved in Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, and the DOJ scandal (Miers, Rove) who might be convicted in the future, as Ford did with Nixon.
Bush's actions will put a finishing touch on the legacy of his presidency, so it will be interesting to see if he goes out in an uproar of controversy like Clinton did, or chooses to maintain his relatively moderate line of pardons so far.The Bush presidency is in its waning days - an administration marked by scandals... more