October 27, 2008

History Begins With Statehood And Other Wonders Of The Far North

In a historic decision that leaves one of the Senate’s giants in political limbo, Stevens, 84, was convicted on seven counts of failing to report more than $250,000 in improper gifts and home renovations he received from 1999 to 2006. The verdict is a stunning blow to a political career that has lasted more than 40 years and covered Alaska’s entire history as a part of the United States.

—John Bresnahan and Martin Kady at Politico.com

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