Staff / TruthdigAug 3, 2007
AP is reporting that Sen. Ted Stevens may have broken the law by not declaring a gift from a longtime aide. Earlier this week, the FBI and IRS raided Stevens' Alaska home as part of an investigation into the Republican senator's relationship with a local contractor who admitted to bribing Alaskan lawmakers. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 31, 2007
The FBI has raided the home of Sen. Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. Senate's history, who famously described the Internet as "a series of tubes." Agents were apparently searching for documents related to a contracting company that may have profited from relationships with prominent lawmakers. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
By Claire WassermanJun 26, 2007
In his "free-speech experiment" five years ago, senior Joseph Frederick displayed a large banner outside his high school in Juneau, Alaska, with the message, "Bong Hits 4 Jesus." As a result, he was suspended. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against him. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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Staff / TruthdigMay 4, 2007
Presidential candidate Mike Gravel's performance in the first Democratic debate took him from off the radar to Truthdigger of the week. Naturally, we just had to pick his brain. The former senator from Alaska, who helped end the draft, tells Truthdig why he's running, why there are so few mavericks in politics these days and why war makes him angry. Dig deeper ( 14 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 18, 2006
Remember that $223-million bridge to Gravina, Alaska (pop. 50)? It's in the current federal highway bill. Just a friendly reminder of the priorities of Alaska GOP Rep. Donald Young. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 4, 2006
As chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Sen Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) is in charge of bills that control the future of the Internet (like Net Neutrality) So you'll understand why we at Truthdig start crying when we read about the 85-year-old's feeble grasp of this world-changing technology A few Stevens quotes:
"An internet was sent by my staff at 10 o?clock"
"What happens to your own personal internet?". Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )