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March 10, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Author Joe McGinninss, political chronicler, novelist, and sometime muckraker has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 71 and had prostate cancer. Best known in recent years for moving next door to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Wasilla in order to work on a book about her -- much to her annoyance -- McGinniss also wrote about the Kennedys, Richard Nixon and true crime, often stirring controversy. McGinniss was a 26-year-old newspaper columnist in Philadelphia when he wrote his scathing look at the campaign of Richard Nixon, "The Selling of the President: 1968.
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OPINION
November 20, 2012
Re “ Hey GOP, take the Palin cure ,” Opinion, Nov. 18 Charlotte Allen's kidding, right? I hope so, because if not, her opinion piece is more proof that the GOP fails to understand how out of touch it is with the emerging electoral mainstream, which Sarah Palin does not represent. Second, the GOP fails to understand that it needs to look to the future to solve its problems, not to the past - not even the recent past. Roel Hinojosa Los Angeles   I couldn't tell whether Allen was going for high satire or was sincere in her jaw-dropping recommendation to the GOP that it nominate Palin in 2016.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
Sarah Palin has smartly forsaken a career in politics for a career in political entertainment. Unburdened by the rules that keep serious politicians tethered to serious messages, her task was to toss red meat to a ravenously appreciative conservative crowd Saturday at the closing session of the American Conservative Union's annual CPAC conference. By my count, her speech got more standing ovations than the one delivered Friday by CPAC favorite Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who won the CPAC presidential straw poll.
NEWS
June 10, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian
In 2008, Alaska adopted a ban on text messaging while driving. On July 2, 2008, while engaged in a back-and-forth with staffers, her aide, Kris Perry emailed Palin: "U textin and drivin? Didn't you just pass a law... ;)" RELATED: Read the Palin emails Palin replied: "Um, no ;) I pulled over. " (In the language of emoticons, the semi-colon-and-parenthesis symbol is a wink.) RELATED: Palin emails: Governor's team scrambled to respond to 'Troopergate' affair Palin emails: Governor stood with Ted Stevens Palin emails: Former Miss Congeniality sought to defend pageant snub Palin emails: Palin took note of rival's pipeline criticism Palin emails: Selection as vice presidential nominee sparked jubilant exchanges
NEWS
April 15, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Sarah Palin is traveling to Wisconsin this weekend to provide some in-person support for embattled Gov. Scott Walker's push against state labor unions. The former Alaska governor is scheduled to speak Saturday at a tea-party rally at the state Capitol in Madison, according to organizers of the event. For Palin, the decision comes at time when her political future--or lack of same--is being fiercely debated. Recent polls, including one this week conducted by CNN, show her tumbling down the ranks of potential GOP 2012 contenders.
NEWS
April 28, 2011 | By James Oliphant
After Birth Certificate Day, we could all use a little palate cleanser. So, take a look at this recently released photo of actor Julianne Moore in full Sarah Palin regalia. Moore as Palin is part of the cast of HBO's "Game Change," an upcoming film based on the book by political reporters John Heilemann and Mark Halperin about the 2008 presidential race. Veteran actor Ed Harris has been cast as John McCain. Woody Harrelson, Ron Livingston (from "Office Space"), and Sarah Paulson have also been cast in the film, with the role of Bristol Palin going to Melissa Farman.
NEWS
February 8, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times
First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" anti-obesity campaign, celebrating its first birthday this week, might seem like a post-partisan cause everyone can get behind. After all, about a third of children are either overweight or obese -- and those conditions come with a host of medical risk factors and social stigma. But as it turns out, everything has a political angle. At a White House luncheon Tuesday , Obama was asked about remarks by Sarah Palin, who said back in December that the first lady did not want people eating dessert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
The death of any iconic global figure is often the occasion for colorful anecdotes, but the one that has been repeated Monday in the wake of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death - that she snubbed former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in 2011 - just doesn't pass the smell test with me. In 2011, as part of Palin's bid to be taken seriously as a political leader and potential presidential candidate after her difficult national coming...
NEWS
August 19, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Sarah Palin is out with a slickly produced video that captures her impromptu visit to the Iowa State Fair last week in the most positive light possible. And the release is certain to fire up yet another round of will-she-or-won't-she speculation about a presidential bid. Unlike "The Undefeated," the hagiographical film released this summer that was produced outside Palin's circle, the new spot, dubbed "Iowa Passion" is a product of Palin's political action committee, making it perhaps the biggest tease yet about a possible run. ( Watch video below .)
NATIONAL
March 7, 2014 | By David Horsey
It is rather curious, given the American conservative movement's long and dramatic history of anti-Communism and anti-Russian saber-rattling, that many leading voices on the right are speaking about Russian President Vladimir Putin with varying degrees of admiration.  For some, it is just a matter of comparing Putin's toughness with President Obama's alleged weakness. Without suggesting any love for Putin, Republicans in Congress have asserted that Russia's incursion into Ukraine would not have happened had Obama not been such a wimp in his dealings with Moscow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
Why has Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine and Crimea? What does this mean for American interests and my 401(k)? Does President Obama have any good options? Is the Cold War coming back? And who is Putin wearing? Like many Americans, these questions filled my head Monday after my Oscars hangover lifted. I turned on the television to see what the pundits had to offer. Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and failed 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, was on Fox News, explaining the world to Sean Hannity . Putin's aggression, it soon became clear, came about not because he wants to maintain Russia's Black Sea naval base in Crimea and not because his is set on maintaining Ukraine's multifaceted dependence on Russia . It came about because he is a manly man and President Obama is not. Oliver North told Hannity that Obama can't draw red lines because he uses “a pink crayon.” And while you think I was joking about what Putin is wearing, I merely took my cue from Palin, who blamed Putin's aggression on bad fashion choices by the president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
  Sarah Palin, you have got to be joking. Showing pure contempt for the ideals that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. embraced, and on the day we have chosen as a nation to celebrate his life, the former Alaska governor chose to make a spectacle of herself on Facebook. This is the entirety of her post : “Happy MLK, Jr. Day! “'I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.' - Martin Luther King, Jr. “Mr.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Martin Miller
Sarah Palin brought some of that polar vortex feeling to the winter TV press tour in Pasadena on Friday morning. The former vice presidential candidate blew into town carrying a simple message from the frozen hinterlands: Watch her new show, "Amazing America," which will begin airing on the small cable network Sportsman Channel in the spring. She had other messages, of course, conveyed during a sit-down breakfast with reporters who later rose from their chairs to swarm the former Alaska governor as she made her way out of the small ballroom at the Langham Hotel.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
John Oliver would like nothing more than to watch Sarah Palin "spoon little flakes of cornflakes into a bowl. " Told that the doyenne of far-right Republican politics would be hosting a media breakfast at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena as part of the Television Critics Assn. media tour, Oliver said he was seriously considering staying the night. "Sarah Palin at a breakfast bar, I think my life could just be over at that point," he said. "There is a significant voice in my head that says, 'Check in and go to breakfast.' I'm sure she does a heavy breakfast with loads of moose-based bagels.
NATIONAL
December 23, 2013 | By David Horsey
I'm a big fan of Christmas, but I'm not inclined to join Sarah Palin's pro-Christmas crusade. Her new book, "Good Tidings, Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas," lays out the case that Christmas is under attack by stringing together a litany of slights against the holiday -- real, imagined and exaggerated -- that do not add up to much more than her usual chip-on-the-shoulder complaint against anyone outside her narrow definition of "real Americans....
NEWS
April 20, 2011 | By James Oliphant
Sarah Palin frequently complains that the media treats her unfairly. But this time, she's sticking up for -- you guessed it -- Donald Trump. Appearing Tuesday evening on Sean Hannity's program on Fox News, Palin said the press is "hammering" him on the Obama birth-certificate issue. "He's merely answering reporters' questions about his view on the birth certificate and then reporters turn that around and saying that's all he's got," the former Alaska governor said.  "Donald Trump is running on the issue, bottom line, that President Obama is so far over his head.
NEWS
June 10, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian, Washington Bureau
On Sept. 11, 2008, when Sarah Palin was being deluged with inquiries by national reporters curious about the then-vice presidential candidate’s record as Alaska governor, Palin was preparing for an unspecified interview. One of her staffers, Michael Nizich, wanted to make sure she was ready to answer questions about her per-diem payments from the state in case it came up.  Questions had come in an email from a Washington Post reporter, who wanted to know about the per-diem payments she received from the state while staying in her Wasilla residence between Dec. 4, 2006 and June 30, 2008.
OPINION
December 10, 2013
Re "Ka-chingle all the way," Opinion, Dec. 6 While their defense of things Yuletide is no doubt heartfelt, Jonathan Zimmerman reminds us how intellectually impoverished Sara Palin and the Christmas warriors actually are. The vibrant religious culture Americans enjoy today is - perhaps ironically - a function of our historic secularism. The tolerance, pluralism and free expression we all enjoy are assured only by the freedom of conscience and disestablishment of state from church at our founding that Palin laments.
OPINION
December 5, 2013 | By Jonathan Zimmerman
There's a nip in the air. Couples bundle against the cold. It must be time for the "war on Christmas. " Like the changing of the weather, the war on Christmas arrives each year a few weeks before Dec. 25. Conservatives take to the airwaves to denounce schools, parks and businesses that have replaced Christmas rituals and decorations with generic "holiday" ones. And this year's battle features a familiar face: former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. In a new book, "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas," Palin rages at "angry atheists" who are allegedly threatening it. YEAR IN REVIEW: Ted Rall's five best cartoons of 2013 "Amidst the fragility of this politically correct era it is imperative that we stand up for our beliefs," Palin writes, in a press release for the book.
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