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By Asking Whether Moscow 'Tipped Election,' NYT Plays into Russia's Hands
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:10:35 GMT
Reporting on the Mueller indictment, the New York Times headlined its article, in typical Gray Lady fashion, "Moscow's Hand Swirled in U.S., but Whether It Tipped Election Is Unclear." Presumably, an election victory due to the machinations of a foreign "hand" can hardly produce a legitimate winner, so the Times was being prudent; it isn't committing itself on the question of the legitimacy of Trump's election, although it does, in the very first sentence, describe the question as "one of the great unresolved questions in American political history.
GOP, Dem governors push national health care compromise
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 19:03:43 GMT
By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bipartisan group of governors working to strike compromise on hot-button policy issues will take on the health care question at an event Friday. Republican Gov. John Kasich, of Ohio, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, of Colorado, and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, are among governors scheduled to headline a briefing at the National Press Club in Washington to discuss their latest ideas for improving the nation's health care system.
'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars' 3 recap: 15 minutes of shade
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:58:37 GMT
This was that one. What was the point exactly, of so many Andy Warhol-inspired challenges this week? Pose as a pop-up portrait! Turn yourself into a can of soup! Be a disco diva! The challenges felt uninspired.
Pinnacle Associates Ltd. Acquires New Stake in Alaska Air Group, Inc.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:53:01 GMT
Pinnacle Associates Ltd. acquired a new position in Alaska Air Group, Inc. during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm acquired 133,438 shares of the transportation company's stock, valued at approximately $9,809,000.
Governors push for bipartisan middle ground on health care
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:37:11 GMT
Congress should restore contested Obamacare payments but let the states and private sector innovate to drive down costs, a trio of governors said Friday, stepping into the policy void left by a Congress deadlocked over fixing Obamacare. Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, said the federal government should fund the "cost-sharing" payments that President Trump canceled last year, urge people to sign up for insurance instead of slashing outreach and help states set up "reinsurance" programs that subsidize extra-pricey consumers, so others don't pay more.
Offshore drilling public meeting draws supporters, critics and criticism
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:35:58 GMT
Alaskans enter comments on the Trump administration's offshore drilling draft proposal at a meeting held in Anchorage on Feb. 21, 2018 Alaskans gathered in Anchorage this week to weigh in on the Trump administration's proposal to open almost all Alaska's federal waters to oil and gas development. The Wednesday night meeting was the only opportunity for Alaskans to comment on the draft proposal in person.
Ninilchik student in custody after making gun threat
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:35:25 GMT
A 12-year-old male student from the Ninilchik School is in custody after making threats about bringing a gun to school. According to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch posted Thursday, Troopers received a call from a concerned parent Tuesday about the student.