Articles by Whitney Blake

  • Bright Light of the Week — Sept. 7, 2008

    Whitney Blake | September 07, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    Gov. Sarah Palin WHAT: The highly popular governor of Alaska wowed Republican National Convention delegates with her no-holds-barred vice-presidential acceptance speech that took direct aim... Read More…

  • Brightest Ideas of the Week — Sept. 7, 2008

    Whitney Blake | September 07, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    Let soldiers vote 1| Pentagon should make sure all military votes are counted The Details: Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and Wayne Allard of Colorado are sponsors of the Military Voting Protection... Read More…

  • Sound Bite — Sept. 5, 2008

    Whitney Blake | September 05, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    “For too many times, we’ve brought knives to gun fights ... I think she brings a big gun, like a moose gun.”---- Maryland GOP convention delegate Chuck Gast on Gov. Sarah Palin Read More…

  • Stupid Crimes — Sept. 5, 2008

    Whitney Blake | September 05, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    Thief is headed to the can A portable toilet isn’t the best place to hide from two men who think you tried to break into their construction truck. That’s what the Tampa Police Department... Read More…

  • Campaign schedules for the weekend

    Whitney Blake | September 05, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    As they blow out of St. Paul, John McCain and Sarah Palin will start a push across multiple swing states before they go their separate ways. Meanwhile, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will be stumping... Read More…

  • "Drill, baby, drill!"

    Whitney Blake | September 04, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    Quin Hillyer Former Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, also a former U.S. Senator from Michigan, was making the rounds at a convention where the single issue that most energized the delegates... Read More…

  • Sound Bite: Michelle Bachmann

    Whitney Blake | September 03, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    “I do admit that we have a lot of liberals here in Minnesota. But they’re happy liberals.” — Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., explaining the concept of “Minnesota Nice” to her fellow... Read More…

  • Major Player: Ron Paul

    Whitney Blake | September 03, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    Former presidential candidate Ron Paul didn’t win the Republican nomination, but he got his own convention, just across the river from where the GOP is staging the party for John McCain.... Read More…

  • On this day in crime history — Sept. 3

    Whitney Blake | September 03, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    On this day in 1997: Arizona Gov. Fife Symington was convicted of lying on financial statements to lenders during his career as a real estate developer. The verdict effectively forced the two-term... Read More…

  • '41' rallies crowd

    Whitney Blake | September 03, 2008 at 2:00 AM

    Republicans were having a hard time getting fired up in the opening portion of Tuesday’s program. But when Army veteran Leslie Smith rose to tell her story of recovering from a nearly fatal... Read More…

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