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Walker calls on Alaskans to pull together

...We have the ingenuity. We have the team. And we will work a way out and build an even stronger Alaska," Walker said to applause.The speech was delivered before a joint session of the Legislature and televised statewide.Walker, in a dark suit and...
Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

...his own party, Obama also renewed his call for fast-tracking free trade agreements with Asia and Europe, generating more applause from pro-trade Republicans than skeptical Democrats.Obama's address marked the first time in his presidency that he stood...
What others say: Will capital flight continue?

...examined Gov. Bill Walker's cabinet choices to see how well he was sticking to a campaign pledge. Walker received raucous applause during a Juneau debate when he pledged that he would live in Juneau and that his commissioners would do the same.So far...
Here's the Thing: The real housewives of Christmas break

...should be living in a plastic bubble, but I don't. Are you there God? It's me, Zyrtec. Everybody give me a round of applause, I'm the smart mom that gave her preschooler chewing gum before he sang in the choir. At least he had fresh minty breath...
What others say: Restoring history requires many small steps

...They took a steamship north to the Tlingit village of Tongass, chopped down a totem pole and erected it in Seattle to the applause of a large crowd.In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tourists and businessmen treated Alaska Native culture as another...
Murkowski readies for role as Energy Committee chair

...asking the crowd if they knew what it meant for the U.S. Senate."I'm the chair!" she exclaimed to wild cheers and applause.Murkowski, who has served in the Senate since 2002, is poised to take the chairmanship of the Energy and Natural Resources...
GOP govs starting to strut their stuff for 2016

...cluster of governors.In contrast, Hillary Rodham Clinton has spent recent weeks basking in the glows of grandmotherhood and applause at a few public events - without any major challenger for the Democratic nod, should she choose to pursue it.While the potential...
What others say: Gov. Walker takes office amid state revenue downturn

...doesn't have a resource problem," the governor said, "It has a distribution problem." That statement garnered the strongest applause of any at the inauguration. It's true: Alaska, rich in size and commodity abundance, has never had an issue with a lack...
Parnell, Walker trade barbs at debate

...truth.""The bottom line is, I acted immediately, and I want you to quit saying that I didn't," Parnell said, to applause from the crowd in Anchorage."Governor, you must understand, you're not the victim here," Walker responded.Debate...
The picayune president

What a waste of pomp and circumstance. The State of the Union had all the customary dignitaries, ritualistic applause, prime-time pre-emptions on broadcast TV - and even less interest than usual.The checklist of the Obama presidency is clear...


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