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
Analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week in politics, including the indictment of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, Sen. John McCain’s campaign ads and Sen. Hillary Clinton’s future role in the Democratic Party. Continue reading
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving GOP member of the Senate, was indicted Tuesday on charges of making false statements about gifts he received. Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig discusses the investigation that led to Stevens’ seven-count indictment. Continue reading
Almost twenty years since the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Supreme Court decided Wednesday to reduce victims’ compensation in Alaska. Two journalists who have covered the story discuss the decision and how the impact of the accident still lingers in the region. Continue reading
The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in Exxon’s appeal of a civil suit that awarded $2.5 billion in punitive damages to victims of the 1989 Exxon Valdez shipwreck and oil spill in Alaska. The National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle recaps the case. Continue reading