November 30, 2010 Few in the GOP, save maybe Lisa Murkowski and Barbara Bush, have publicly said anything negative about Sarah Palin. Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host and former Republican congressman, showed no reticence in a Politico post.
November 18, 2010 Suspicious bag doesn't get on German plane; Wikileaks founder questioned again about rape charges; Murkowski wins Alaska Senate race; START meeting
November 17, 2010 Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, defeated for renomination in the August Republican primary, has won another term via a write-in — defeating the Tea Party and Sarah Palin in the process.
November 16, 2010 Sen. Murkowski has opened a 1,700 point lead over Joe Miller via her write-in votes. Her lead is only expected to grow as the more than 8,000 remaining write-in votes are counted.
November 13, 2010 Alaska's Murkowski-Miller Senate race suggested most Alaskans have good handwriting. The ability of Sen. Murkowski's supporters to clearly write her name meant more than 90 percent of her ballots went unchallenged. She appeared to be the winner.
November 12, 2010 Even as Joe Miller's supporters challenge ballots, Murkowski racks up most of the write in votes.
November 11, 2010 It's going to take about five days to count the 90,000 ballots. But after the first day and with 20% of them tabulated, the senator was getting the vast majority of the votes.
November 10, 2010 Miller has filed a federal suit to exclude ballots on which Murkowski's name is misspelled. But he's fighting an uphill battle since federal courts tend to defer to state officials in the running of elections.
November 2, 2010 A volunteer for Sen. Lisa Murkowski sure looks awfully familiar. The AP says it's not Sarah Palin but a woman named Jan Cox.
October 29, 2010 Pro-Joe Miller voters registered to have their names placed on the official write-in list, hoping the ensuing chaos would hurt Sen. Lisa Murkowski who is running a write-in candidacy because Miller's win in the GOP primary knocked her off the ballot.
October 28, 2010 The decision reversed a lower court which banned lists of the names of write-in candidates from being distributed at polling places. The high court said such lists can be distributed but must not contain the candidates' party affiliation.
October 27, 2010 An Alaska judge's ruling was bad news for Lisa Murkowski's write-in candidacy. The judge said state officials hadn't provided similar help in the past and thus couldn't this time either.
October 19, 2010 Sen. Lisa Murkowski is getting help in her write-in bid from the missteps of rival Joe Miller. In just the last few days, Miller's security handcuffed a reporter at a public event and the Republican Senate nominee had to admit to a 2008 work problem.
September 27, 2010 A new survey from Politico and George Washington University signals discontent with the president over changes in health care laws and his efforts to get the economy moving.