How the Sequester affects Alaska

From the White House website, whitehouse.gov.

 

ALASKA IMPACTS

Click above to see the full list for Alaska.

 

Now that sequestration has taken  effect, some examples of the impacts on Alaska this year alone are:

We’ve got a special page of the projected cuts in Alaska. Just click the red link above or the purplish link at the bottom of this entry.

 

sequester_breakdown

 

How sequester will affect Alaska.

 

 

State of the Union Address Live Stream Link

H,

The trick to live streaming any big event is to get onto the site early. Otherwise, you spend the whole speech going from one network to another trying to find an open slot to listen in on.

Right now I’m listening in on C-Span to the pre-Address talk show.

Click here to get on.

Maggie

ps And yes, that is Alaska Congressman Don Young on C-SPAN 3. It’s something to do with manufacturing.

pps  Well don’tcha know that after warning you to get there early, I reloaded the page and lost  my place on the Live Stream. It took about a minute, but now I’m back on.  And I notice Don Young has been rotated out of the C-SPAN 3 spot. If you’re interested in what he said, just do a search on C-Span.

 

 

 

Flags to fly at half-staff on Tuesday for Arlen Specter

Presidential Proclamation — Death of Arlen Specter

DEATH OF ARLEN SPECTER

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File:Arlen Specter, official Senate photo portrait.jpg

Arlen Specter, official Senate photo portrait.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory of Arlen Specter, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA

Please note : The funeral for former Senator Specter is scheduled for Tuesday October 16, 2012.

From whitehouse.gov

References:

NPR Story on Arlen Specter: Senator who gave no quarter

Wikipedia Info on Specter’s life and career

 

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