More Trouble for Sen. Stevens

Aug 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.

Sen. Stevens’ Home Raided by FBI

Jul 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.

Top Court: ‘Bong Hits 4 Jesus’ Not School-Friendly

Jun 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.
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Maverick Candidate Mike Gravel

May 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.

Sen. Stevens’ Internet Ignorance Is Frightening

Jul 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?".