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This is the grave of Ted Stevens. Born in 1923 in Indianapolis, Stevens grew up pretty poor in a broken home. After his paternal grandfather died in 1934, he moved to California to live with his maternal grandmother. He went to high school in Manhattan Beach, where he became a pretty good surfer, a thing […]

Not so fast

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On November 18, 2008

Like everyone, I’m eagerly awaiting the final count in Alaska’s Senate election. The final 24,000 ballots will be counted today, with a few absentee ballots trickling in through Wednesday.

Begich Ahead by Three Votes

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On November 13, 2008

Hell’s bells… The latest tally reflects the counting of absentee ballots — about 40,000 of them — and will soon be incorporating about 35,000 more from around the state. Most o

Theories on Stevens

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On November 6, 2008

Josh Patashnik and Nate Silver have some thoughts on the apparent re-election of Stevens and Young here in the great state of Asshat. Silver notes that so far, it appears that turnout here was signifi

Depends on what the meaning of "convicted" is

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On October 31, 2008
Ted Stevens is a real piece of work: “I’ve not been convicted yet,” Stevens said Thursday in a meeting with the editorial board of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. “There’s not a black mark by my name yet, until the appeal is over and I am finally convicted, if that happens. If that happens, of course […]

A Friendly Homecoming for Ted

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On October 30, 2008

Morons, all of them: There was undisguised hostility toward the federal government and the FBI at the Stevens event, with people wearing T-shirts that said “F*#@ the feds, vote for Ted.” &

Stevens Convicted

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On October 27, 2008
Good times. The more immediately pressing question, of course, is whether the conviction will matter in Stevens’ bid for re-election. Ordinarily, I’d be inclined to repeat my usual pessimistic assertions to the effect that Stevens could be videotaped at a bull moose bukakke party and still be re-elected in November. But these days, I’m feeling […]

Good Grief

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On September 22, 2008

Daniel Inouye: “I want my partner to go back to Washington,” Inouye said during a recent campaign appearance for [Ted] Stevens in Alaska. “Our parties don’t understand . . . bu

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