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Schumer, Coburn to sit together during State of the Union

Two senators who normally find themselves on opposite sides of the aisle are casting partisanship aside for one night. Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) announced Sunday that they would buck the tradition of sitting only with their own party during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union…

Murkowski emerges as winner in Alaska Senate race

Murkowski wins Alaska Senate race to make history as victorious write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday became the first Senate candidate in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign, emerging victorious over her tea party rival following a painstaking, week-long count of hand-written votes. The victory completes…

Fate of Alaska race hinges on write-in count

Fate of Alaska Senate race now hinges on how write-in ballots are read Election workers will begin scrutinizing tens of thousands of ballots in the Alaska Senate race on Wednesday in a scene reminiscent of the 2000 Florida recount. There will be no hanging chads this time around — just…

Alaska spelling bee: Fate of Senate race could depend on whether voters can spell

Election workers will begin scrutinizing tens of thousands of ballots in the Alaska Senate race on Wednesday in a scene reminiscent of the 2000 Florida recount. There will be no hanging chads this time around — just lots of scribbled names. The vote count could help determine whether Sen. Lisa…

Write-in ballots lead in Alaska Senate race

Write-in ballots lead in Alaska Senate race as Lisa Murkowski battles Joe Miller The Alaska Senate race was headed for another nailbiter in the rematch between write-in candidate Sen. Lisa Murkowski and tea party favorite Joe Miller as supporters from both sides prepared Wednesday for a potentially prolonged ballot count.…

Murkowski to stations: Don’t air tea party ad ‘littered with lies’

Murkowski camp warns stations not to air Tea Party Express ads, says littered with ‘lies’ U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s campaign is warning Alaska broadcasters not to air ads by a national tea party group that the campaign says are “littered with lies and intentional mischaracterizations” about her and her write-in…

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