AK-Sen: HuffPost, “A Secret Recording Of Mining Executives Is Shaking Up The Alaska Senate Race”

First, from The Washington Post: Mining executive Tom Collier, who boasted in secretly taped conversations that he had leveraged his ties to Republican officials to advance a controversial project in Alaska, resigned Wednesday. Collier, CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership, offered his resignation a day after the group Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released recordings of…

Mining disasters and Trump's pick for Sec. of Transportation

In 2001, Bush 43 selected his Secretary of Labor, a Taiwanese-American woman with a long history of involvement in conservative causes. Elaine Chao resigned her position in the Heritage Foundation to accept the cabinet role. She would be the only cabinet member to serve all 8 years of the Bush administration, and the longest-serving Secretary…