November 3, 2008 - Alaska's Personnel Board releases a report concluding that Palin did not violate ethics law when she tried to get ex-brother-in-law Mike Wooten fired from the state police.
November 4, 2008 - The McCain-Palin ticket is defeated in the presidential election by the Obama-Biden ticket.
January 27, 2009 - Launches a political action committee to raise money.
July 3, 2009 - Announces that she will be stepping down as governor of Alaska.
July 26, 2009 - Officially steps down as governor of Alaska. Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell becomes Governor.
November 2009 - Palin's memoir "Going Rogue: An American Life" is released.
January 2010 - Joins Fox News as a contributor.
February 6, 2010 - Delivers the keynote address at the first national Tea Party convention.
March 25, 2010 - Discovery Communications announces Sarah Palin will appear in an eight-part documentary series called, "Sarah Palin's Alaska" on the TLC network.
November 2010 - Palin's second book, "America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag," is released.
June 10, 2011 - The state of Alaska releases roughly 24,000 pages of emails from Palin's governorship, that had been requested in 2008 under the Freedom of Information Act.
October 5, 2011 - Announces she is will not run for president.
January 25, 2013 - Fox News confirms that Palin is no longer an analyst there.
June 13, 2013 - The Fox News Channel announces that Palin will rejoin the network as a contributor.