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Standing Between Sarah Palin and Congress: Santa Claus

Bernie Sanders supporter from North Pole, Alaska, wants to 'legislate for greater good'

(Newser) - If Sarah Palin wants a seat in Congress , she'll first have to get past Santa Claus. That's the legal name of a city council member in—where else?—North Pole, Alaska, who's one of almost 50 people battling Palin for the state's only congressional seat. As...

Palin May Have a Problem in Alaska—Fellow Alaskans

She is running for Congress, but two national stories suggest locals aren't thrilled

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is running for Alaska's lone congressional seat , but she might have a problem if two stories with very similar themes are any indication. "Alaskans are tired of Sarah Palin," declares a headline in Politico , while another in the Washington Post reads, "Many Alaskans are...

Sarah Palin Picks Up a Big Endorsement

Trump backs her run for Congress in Alaska, though she faces a tough race

(Newser) - More than 50 people have signed up to run for a vacant congressional seat in Alaska, but only one now has the endorsement of Donald Trump: That would be Sarah Palin, who announced on Friday that she hopes to fill the seat of the late Don Young . On Sunday, the...

Sarah Palin Is Reentering Politics, in a Big Way

Ex-Alaska governor is vying for seat in US House of Representatives left open by late Don Young

(Newser) - There were April Fools' jokes aplenty on Friday, but news from Sarah Palin doesn't appear to have been one of them. The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate announced she's running for her state's only seat in the US House of Representatives, a seat left open...

Sarah Palin Trying to Resurrect Defamation Suit Against NYT

Judge says she wants a new trial, and his removal from the case

(Newser) - A Manhattan judge said Wednesday that lawyers for Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are seeking a new trial on her defamation claims against the New York Times, along with his removal from the case. US District Judge Jed S. Rakoff made the disclosure during a brief telephone conference with lawyers,...

Judge Is Throwing Out Palin's NYT Libel Suit
Jury Rules Against Palin
in NYT Libel Lawsuit
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Jury Rules Against Palin in NYT Libel Lawsuit

Federal judge had already decided to dismiss case

(Newser) - Update: The jury ruled against Sarah Palin in her libel lawsuit against the New York Times Tuesday—unaware that the judge had already decided to dismiss the case because Palin's attorneys had failed to show there had been "actual malice" from the Times. US District Judge Jed Rakoff...

Did Sarah Palin Slip Up in Testimony Against Times?

One part of her testimony prompted a legal sidebar

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is in a Manhattan courtroom this week testifying in her libel suit against the New York Times, and one line in particular from Thursday caught the attention of observers who think she hurt her case. (Granted, these are observers from the mainstream media, which the former Alaska governor...

Now on the Witness Stand, Sarah Palin

Former editor admits 'terrible mistake' in 'NYT' libel case

(Newser) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took the witness stand on Wednesday in her defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, giving the jury a folksy overview of her family life in Alaska and ascent in Republican politics. Palin testified for only about 20 minutes at the end of the day...

Report: Masked Singer Judges Exit After Giuliani Unmasked

'Deadline': Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke temporarily walked off the stage of Fox show in protest

(Newser) - In the third season of The Masked Singer, a Fox crooning competition in which famous contenders' identities are concealed by costumes and face coverings, host Nick Cannon exclaimed, "This might be the most shocked I've ever been on this show!" when Sarah Palin was shown to be...

After Testing Positive, Palin Causes a Stir at Restaurants

New York City suggests people who came in contact with her take a coronavirus test

(Newser) - Restaurants like repeat customers, but they might have mixed feelings about those who have COVID-19. Sarah Palin has tested positive for the illness, which was enough to postpone the trial in her defamation lawsuit against the New York Times but not enough to keep her from dining out while she'...

Sarah Palin's Suit Against NYT : 'It's Going to Be Ugly'
Palin Tests Positive for
COVID, NYT Trial Delayed
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Palin Tests Positive for COVID, NYT Trial Delayed

Defamation trial that will put newspaper under microscope over 2017 editorial now set for Feb. 3

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated to include details on the trial delay. The defamation trial regarding Sarah Palin's lawsuit against the New York Times was set to kick off Monday, but plans changed after the former Alaska governor tested positive for COVID, per Law360 . In a series of...

Palin: I'll Run For Senate If God Wants Me To

The former VP candidate and governor was speaking at a Christian conference

(Newser) - Lisa Murkowski, one of two Republican senators in Alaska, is facing some primary challengers after coming out in favor of impeaching the previous president. Murkowski has been in office since succeeding her father in 2002 and would be up for re-election next year. Kelly Tshibaka announced her campaign months ago,...

Sarah Palin: I Got COVID. Be Careful

Former Alaska governor urges people to wear masks

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is urging everyone to continue to wear masks and take other precautions to guard against COVID-19 after she and some of her family members contracted the coronavirus. After one of her daughters woke up having lost her sense of taste and smell, a COVID test came back positive,...

New Narrative Emerges on Right About Protests

They're blaming antifa for the violence

(Newser) - In the wake of Wednesday's violence in Washington, a new narrative has emerged on the right about what happened. It boils down to this: Don't blame us, blame the far-left activists of antifa. The accusation is that members of the latter group infiltrated pro-Trump protests and turned them...

Sarah Palin Has a Few Tips for Kamala Harris

Like, 'trust no one new'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin, the second woman ever to be chosen to share a major party presidential ticket (Geraldine Ferraro was the first, in 1984), has some advice for Kamala Harris, the third woman to be in those particular shoes. The very first item on Palin's six-item list of tips for...

Yes, That's Sarah Palin Rapping 'Baby Got Back'

'This is something that our country needs right now'

(Newser) - She might not be a great rapper, but Sarah Palin knows how to make a scene. The former Alaska governor was revealed Wednesday on Fox's The Masked Singer as the person in a pink bear costume who performed Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back." And "you...

Palin: I Found Out About Divorce Plans in an Email

From her husband's lawyer

(Newser) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she learned her husband was seeking a divorce in an email from his attorney. The revelation came in an interview released Tuesday with Family Talk Christian ministry founder James Dobson, who said the interview had been conducted previously. Palin says she received an email...

It's Looking Like Divorce for the Palins

Todd Palin's filing blames 'incompatibility of temperament'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's husband, commonly referred to as "Alaska's first dude" when she was governor, appears to be seeking a divorce from his wife of 31 years. Paperwork apparently from Todd Palin cited "incompatibility of temperament" in seeking to end his marriage to the 2008 Republican vice...

Court Revives Palin's Tossed Lawsuit Against Times

Defamation case involves editorial after mass shooting

(Newser) - A defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against the New York Times was restored by a federal appeals court Tuesday, giving the onetime Republican vice presidential nominee an opportunity to prove her claims that the newspaper falsely accused her of inciting a mass shooting that severely wounded a congresswoman. The 2nd...

Palin Calls McCain Funeral Snub 'a Gut Punch'

McCain family didn't invite former running mate

(Newser) - There's yet more fallout from the snubs and slights arising from John McCain's funeral last August. In February, Meghan McCain, the senator's daughter, said she wished Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had not attended the funeral, per the Hill . Last month, President Trump complained that he didn'...

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