A jury found Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens guilty Monday of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from an oil contractor. A Capitol Hill reporter details the court’s ruling and how it may impact Stevens’ political future. Continue reading
After less than a week of deliberation, the jurors in the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens returned a verdict Monday of guilty on all seven counts. Continue reading
Hours after angrily chiding federal prosecutors for an evidence-withholding mistake, a federal judge in Washington rejected a request on behalf of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens to dismiss corruption charges or declare a mistrial Thursday afternoon. Continue reading
Amid growing controversy surrounding the personal and professional life of Sarah Palin, Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for the GOP campaign, asserts her strengths as a running mate, her appeal on the ticket and her family’s right to privacy. Continue reading
The choice of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate has sparked a flurry of debate over balancing career and family and whether even raising such questions is gender bias. GOP Congress Heather Wilson and Mary Fallin give their insights on parenting and politics. Continue reading
As new coverage surfaces on the little-known vice presidential candidate, the NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff discusses her background, accomplishments and stance on critical issues with a delegate from Alaska.
Sen. John McCain’s unexpected choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin stirred a flurry of speculation over the evolving dynamics of the 2008 presidential race. Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks assess the move. Continue reading
GOP Sen. John McCain made an unexpected move Friday when he nominated Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. Judy Woodruff examines Palin’s background, her path to the governorship and her conservative track record. Continue reading