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Eerie Echoes From The First State Of The Union

Eerie Echoes From The First State Of The Union

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

Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control Strategy

Public Pressure, Background Checks Central To Obama Gun Control Strategy

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

6 Reasons Ashley Judd Is The Target Of An Attack Ad

6 Reasons Ashley Judd Is The Target Of An Attack Ad

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

After Tough 2012, Gallup Enlists Polling Expert To Investigate

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

In Florida, An Email Trail On Redistricting Raises Questions

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

Why Steven Chu Was One Of Obama’s Most Intriguing Choices

Why Steven Chu Was One Of Obama’s Most Intriguing Choices

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

State of the Union Address to Congress

State of the Union Address to Congress

-  Tuesday at 5:00 pm  -  President Obama will deliver his State of the Union Address to Congress LIVE on 360 North in this PBS Newshour Special Report.

Hillary Clinton Leaving The Stage — At Least For Now — And On A High Note

Hillary Clinton Leaving The Stage — At Least For Now — And On A High Note

Hillary Clinton ends her tenure as secretary of state Friday a respected national figure with sky high approval ratings. “I don’t see myself getting back into politics,” she says. But that hasn’t slowed speculation about a 2016 presidential bid.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Alaska Statehood Pioneers – New Series Starts Wednesday

Alaska Statehood Pioneers – New Series Starts Wednesday

An new 360 North series begins Wednesday at 8:00 pm.  Alaska Statehood Pioneers: In Their Own Words is a ten-part original television series of oral history documentaries.  It was produced in collaboration with the Alaska Film Archives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which will house the final productions, along with the original interviews, as an educational resource.
In 2004 extensive interviews were conducted with the remaining living delegates of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, those who worked at the convention, and other notable Alaska figures. These interviews were conducted by historian Dr. Terrence Cole of the University of Alaska and public television producers in preparation of the Creating Alaska project and the upcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of statehood. Many of these stories have never before been told. The video interviews have never been broadcast.Most have only been seen by a few people.
In these interviews, these great pioneer Alaskans tell about their contributions and involvement in forming the constitution and the state. They also tell about themselves, their families, their lives in Alaska, and the early days of Alaska as a territory and the journey to statehood. About half of the participants have passed on in the subsequent years… Judge Tom Stewart, Dr. George Rogers, Jay Hammond and Maynard Londborg.
Funding for Alaska Statehood Pioneers: In Their Own Words was made possible by support from The Alaska Committee, The Alaska Humanities Forum and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The programs by episode:
1  The Constitutional Convention and Statehood
2  Vic Fischer
3  Tom Stewart
4  Jack Coghill
5  Maynard Londborg
6  George Rogers
7  Katie Hurley
8  George Sundborg
9   Jay Hammond part 1
10  Jay Hammond part 2

Conservative Media Caught in the Blame Game

Some Republicans Say Romney’s Loss is Partly the Fault of Conservative Media That Kept Overstating the Candidate’s Real Strength» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us