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  • Parnell to request money for Stevens' records

    Gov. Sean Parnell plans to request $1 million in state funds to help preserve the records of the late Ted Stevens.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GOP must pre-empt left's dirt-digging

    The "Bridgegate" brouhaha surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may well be another example of the Democrats' "Stevens-ism" ("N.J. Democrats intensify Christie scandal inquiry," Web, Jan. 13). It may be recalled that Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, was investigated with great media attention and bulldoggedness until he lost his 2008 re-election bid, thereby providing the Democratic Senate with sufficient members to pass Obamacare. Stevens, now deceased, was later cleared owing to prosecutorial criminality of withholding exculpatory evidence (no punishments were doled out, of course).

  • Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay talks to reporters as he leaves a lunch meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Washington. A Texas appeals court tossed the criminal conviction of DeLay on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, saying there was insufficient evidence for a jury in 2010 to have found him guilty of illegally funneling money to Republican candidates. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    High-profile cases show a pattern of misuse of prosecutorial powers

    ANALYSIS: It's hard to imagine the U.S. as a place where citizens have to fear overzealous prosecution, but last week's reversals in the cases of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and five New Orleans police officers are part of a troubling pattern reminiscent of the Soviet criminal justice system — a system in which the state is always right, even when it is wrong.

  • ** FILE ** In this Aug. 4, 2008, file photo, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, speaks in Anchorage, Alaska, announcing that he is running for re-election. Stevens was believed to be aboard a plane that crashed amid southwest Alaska's remote mountains and lakes, authorities said Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

    Judge castigates botched prosecution in Ted Stevens case

    The suspensions of two Justice Department prosecutors for failing to turn over evidence in the government's botched corruptions case against Sen. Ted Stevens have been overturned by an administrative judge.

  • Inside Politics: Human rights problems assessed in China, Vietnam

    The State Department says human rights conditions have deteriorated in China and that Vietnam continues to severely restrict political rights and freedom of expression.

  • Special federal prosecutor Henry F. Schuelke III testifies on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington concerning the special counsel's report on the prosecution of the late Sen. Ted Stevens. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    Senator rips misconduct in Stevens case

    The Democratic chairman and the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said at hearing Wednesday that the prosecutorial misconduct uncovered by a special counsel in the Justice Department's prosecution of the late Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, "cannot be tolerated."

  • ** FILE ** Sen. Ted Stevens, Alaska Republican, leaves U.S. District Court in Washington on Thursday, July 31, 2008, after pleading not guilty to seven counts, including concealing more than $250,000 in gifts from an oil services company. (The Washington Times)

    Inquiry slams prosecution of Stevens corruption case by Justice Department

    Justice Department prosecutors bungled the investigation and prosecution of Sen. Ted Stevens, a probe that was permeated by the "systematic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence," in some instances intentionally, that would have independently corroborated his defense and testimony, a court-ordered report released Thursday says.

  • No charges likely for prosecutors in Stevens case

    The special prosecutor who investigated the botched case against Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska is not recommending criminal charges against any of the Justice Department attorneys who tried him despite finding widespread misconduct beyond what has yet been publicly revealed.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Crude Awakening'

    Alaska scares me. I have only been there once, about five years ago. I was doing a commercial for Alaskan seafood, which I adore. But the producers put me on a tiny raft in the ocean next to a glacier that began to "calve," or break off, and fall into the sea - already terrifyingly choppy - to make the commercial, and I felt close to death every second. The waves were frigid and enormous, and the raft bobbed and pitched dangerously. The calving glacier made it suicide.

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