Third GOP Senator Announces Support for Gay Marriage With Moving Op-Ed

Yesterday, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski became the third sitting Republican senator to publicly support marriage equality, in an eloquent op-ed that details her lunch with a lesbian couple whom she nominated as "Angels in Adoption": » 6/19/13 1:40pm 6/19/13 1:40pm

John McCain Thinks It's Time for Republicans to Stop Acting Like…

On yesterday's Meet the Press, Arizona's John McCain, the crankiest Senator from the nuttiest state, told host David Gregory that Republicans might want to consider dropping this whole uterine crusade thing and focus on things that don't make people think conservatives hate women. You know you're doing something wrong… » 3/19/12 2:50pm 3/19/12 2:50pm

Republicans Oppose Violence Against Women Act Because Ladies Can't…

It would take quite a monumental asshole to oppose providing assistance to victims of domestic violence. But, here we are in 2012, enmeshed in serious discussions about whether a woman's boss should be able to decide what health care she's allowed to purchase through insurance and if a woman carrying a stillborn fetus… » 3/15/12 11:35am 3/15/12 11:35am

Murkowski Wins Alaska Senate Seat By .88%

Okay, now we can say Lisa Murkowski has officially won her Senate race. Only one other senator has ever been elected as a write-in candidate: Strom Thurmond. » 11/17/10 8:47am 11/17/10 8:47am

Lisa Murkowski Does Not Want A Palin Presidency

Another shot fired in the long-running Murkowski-Palin feud, but also... true. Murkowski told Katie Couric she wants a candidate who "goes to bed at night and wakes up in the morning thinking about how we're going to deal with" issues. » 11/16/10 4:07pm 11/16/10 4:07pm

Alaska Election Officials Have An "Oh Shit" Moment

[Juneau, November 10: Alaska Elections Division Director Gail Fenumiai and Assistant Attorney General Sarah Felix look over a write-in ballot, just one of the more than 92,500 they started poring through today. And somewhere, Murkowski waits. Image via AP.] » 11/10/10 5:03pm 11/10/10 5:03pm

Why Murkowski (Probably) Won

If Murkowski is declared the winner this week, it'll be because Alaskans like federal money more than they like the prospect of putting Tea Party rhetoric into practice. Oh, and Senate seniority. It's all rather sensible. Write-in counting starts Wednesday. » 11/08/10 11:46am 11/08/10 11:46am

Patty Murray Wins, Lisa Murkowski Acts Like She Did Too

Patty Murray has kept her Senate seat in Washington State. Sorry, Republicans. And Lisa Murkowski is thanking supporters for her win, although she won't actually know if she won until next week. Sorry, Tea Party and Sarah Palin. » 11/05/10 10:00am 11/05/10 10:00am

The Inexplicable Refusal Of Women To Vote For (Certain) Women

This is an mailer that Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski sent to appeal to women voters. But not everyone is buying it. Meanwhile, women voters are unimpressed by Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina. What's wrong with you chicks? » 10/26/10 3:01pm 10/26/10 3:01pm

How Abortion Might Be Alaska's Dealbreaker

The Anchorage Daily News says the three-way Alaska Senate race is being defined by the abortion debate. But we thought the culture wars are over! Never mind, social issues might might work in Democrats' favor, so let's run with it. » 10/25/10 10:02am 10/25/10 10:02am

Tea Partier Joe Miller Makes A Decent "Old Spice Guy" Ad

Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller mocks incumbent Lisa Murkowski, who lost in the primary, in what's possibly the least embarrassing Old Spice ad parody ever. Kudos to Joe for resisting the urge to ride a staffer dressed as a cow. » 10/15/10 9:23am 10/15/10 9:23am

Does Murkowski Have A Shot?

Lisa Murkowski's write-in candidacy in Alaska after a Tea Party upset has transformed her from "establishment incumbent to renegade underdog." She could win. Or she could just split the Democratic vote. Or the Republican. No one actually knows. » 9/28/10 11:30am 9/28/10 11:30am

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski Concedes To Tea Partier

Incumbent Lisa Murkowski ended her fight for the Republican nomination for Senate against Tea Party Candidate Joe Miller, following extensive Tea Party-funded advertising questioning her conservatism — including her relatively pro-choice positions — as well as Sarah Palin's Miller endorsement. » 9/01/10 9:19am 9/01/10 9:19am

Palin's Primary-Night Power

"You have to be rich or weird," suggested John Hockenberry on NPR this morning, referring to last night's primaries. In Alaska's surprisingly too-close-to-call Republican Senate primary, though, a Palin endorsement and anti-choice politics seemed to tip the scales. » 8/25/10 10:00am 8/25/10 10:00am

Caroline May Be The Only One Who Doesn't Want Hillary's Senate Seat