- Thursdays at 8:30 pm - From the vault of the Alaska Film Archives at the University of Alaska’s Rasmuson Library, we get to learn about ourselves and our state from historical television program from earlier days.
When President Obama used his State of the Union address to affirm “we have kept Congress fully informed of our efforts” to target terrorism suspects overseas, national security experts wondered exactly who on Capitol Hill got the scoop about secretive U.S. drone strikes.
- 11:00 am - Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe will address the legislature. Watch live Gavel Alaska coverage of the State of the Judiciary Address on 360 North.
Presidents use references to great events as a way of acknowledging that what unites Americans is not ethnicity or even language but ideas and a shared past. President Obama cited historical moments in his inaugural; look for similar touchstones at the State of the Union address.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
What were the issues George Washington raised in the State of the Union address 223 years ago? Some of the same ones you’re likely to hear from President Obama on Tuesday night.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Gun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama’s own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Some observers are wondering why American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-inspired superPAC, would bother to run a political attack ad against Hollywood star Ashley Judd, an outspoken supporter of President Obama who has said she’s mulling a 2014 run against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
One of the polling industry’s oldest brand names is calling in an outsider to do a comprehensive review after its election polls last year consistently favored Republican candidate Mitt Romney.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
A lawsuit over congressional district lines in Florida produces emails showing coordination between lawmakers and Republican Party officials, which is prohibited by the state Constitution.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Of all the individuals in President Obama’s first-term Cabinet, Energy Secretary Steven Chu was arguably the least likely to be found in official Washington. And now that the Nobel Prize-winning physicist is leaving government, there are a few reasons that understanding his legacy might take some time.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us