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Kitchens Alabama News
Kitchens claims Senate District 9 seat in Tuesday’s special election

State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) emerged victorious on Tuesday in the three-way special election for Senate District 9.

Tuberville Alabama News
'On the brink' of World War III: Tuberville issues dire warning as Iran ramps up nuclear program

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is warning of another world war after learning Iran ramped up its nuclear program at the same time U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was secretly hospitalized.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan doubtful stand-alone lottery, casino gambling bill will pass in 2024

Though some are pointing to 2024 as the year some type of gambling or lottery bill is passed, State Sen. Sam Givhan (R-Huntsville) has his doubts.

Rivas Alabama News
Honduran native, founder of Personal Touch, Inc. achieves American Dream in Alabama — 'God has been good'

With high inflation, rampant illegal immigration and heightened political tensions, the American Dream may seem like a thing of the past for many struggling to get by. But Honduran native JR Rivas is living proof that the U.S. is still the land of opportunity and success can still be achieved in the Yellowhammer State.

Alabama Farm Credit HQ in Cullman Alabama News
Alabama Farm Credit withdraws suit against former borrower after judge denies injunction request — Says filing 'a thinly-veiled effort to intimidate me and others from telling the truth'

A U.S. District judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by Alabama Farm Credit against former borrower Dustin Kittle as the latest fight in the ongoing legal battle between the two came to a head over the New Year’s holiday weekend.

aderholt Alabama News
Aderholt to join House Speaker Johnson on trip to southern border — 'The crisis has grown by the day'

U.S. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) is starting off the new year with a trip to the U.S. Southern border.

Kitchens Flyer Alabama News
AEA campaign mailers hit mailboxes as teachers' union backs Wes Kitchens in Senate District 9

With just a few weeks left to campaign, the Alabama Education Association has chosen State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) as its preferred candidate for Senate District 9.

Afc kittle Alabama News
Alabama Farm Credit hits former borrower with lawsuit over 'online smear campaign'

After months of controversy, Alabama Farm Credit is hitting back against former borrower Dustin Kittle for statements he made about the lender accusing it of corruption and extortion.

School Choice Alabama News
Where do SD9 candidates line up on school choice, AEA contributions?

Governor Kay Ivey has committed to making education savings accounts a priority during the 2024 regular legislative session, but whoever wins the special election for Senate District 9 could play a significant role in shaping any potential school choice bill.

Marshall County Courthouse in Guntersville Alabama News
Marshall County facing 'marathon election year' in 2024 with up to 8 potential elections

With a race for Alabama Senate District 9 and the White House in 2024, Marshall County Probate Judge Andrea Lecroy is preparing for a “marathon election year” that could include up to eight elections.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville: Biden’s poor leadership projects weakness abroad — ‘We’re not the big dog anymore’

When it comes to dealing with the war in Ukraine, attacks on Israel or protecting America’s interests at home and abroad, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said thanks to President Joe Biden's lack of leadership, "we play from a weak position.”

Gregg Phillips Alabama News
'2000 Mules' producer Gregg Phillips warns of 'millions' of ineligible voters on rolls for 2024 — 'We already know that we’re walking into a trainwreck'

Since helping produce the hit documentary “2000 Mules” about exposing cracks and corruption in the mail-in ballot system during the 2020 election, True the Vote’s Gregg Phillips has been the target of political prosecution and lawfare, which landed him in jail for refusing to give up his sources in his investigations.

D9s Alabama News
Senate District 9 candidates oppose gambling expansion — 'No matter what chamber I’m in, I don’t plan on changing my vote'

Gambling will likely be a big issue again in the State Legislature next session, but it looks like Senate District 9 will be a “no” vote on any related bills no matter who wins the seat.

Devil's Playground Alabama News
Podcaster investigating mysterious compound in Hayden woods discovers doctor who practiced there three years after losing his license

Through talking with locals and researching information gleaned from those documents and records requests, Webb learned the building was likely used as some type of group home at one point run by four people.

J.D. Crowe trump britt cartoon Alabama News
AL(dot)com's Crowe takes sexist jab at Katie Britt — 'Who knew Britt had a thing for treasonous wanna-be dictators?'

After a months-long hiatus, Al(dot)com’s political cartoonist J.D. Crowe has returned to his duties with a sexist cartoon aimed at criticizing U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) for endorsing Donald Trump in the 2024 GOP presidential primary.

Alabama Farm Credit HQ in Cullman Alabama News
Alabama Farm Credit denies wrongdoing as more former borrowers come forward with complaints — 'It was total hell with them'

Months after Geraldine native Dustin Kittle publicly accused Alabama Farm Credit (AFC) of extortion and mishandling borrower’s loans, the rural lender issued a statement to its customers denying all allegations of wrongdoing.

legends drag show Alabama News
'Holly Jolly Drag Show' in Albertville draws little protest; Organizer celebrates 'phenomenal' event: 'We stood toe to toe with the Catholics, the Baptists'

Despite calls for protests and online threats, the Holly Jolly Drag Show in Albertville occurred without incident Friday night as over 200 people turned out for the event.

Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall signs on to effort putting New York Times, CNN, Reuters, AP 'on notice' about providing material aid to terrorist groups

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall recently signed a letter with more than a dozen other state attorneys general that put certain media outlets "on notice" about potentially providing material support to terrorist groups when it comes to who they contract with to report on the October 7 Hamas attacks on Israel.

Sorrell Alabama News
State Auditor Sorrell joins '1819 News: The Podcast' 100th episode to discuss political journey — 'I didn’t feel like I owed Montgomery anything'

State Auditor Andrew Sorrell is known by many as the most conservative politician in Alabama, and he got that distinction by boldly standing for his beliefs and constituents against opposition even from those in his own party.

Stacy George Alabama News
Stacy George counting on name ID to win Senate District 9 — 'There’s no doubt in my mind that I’m going to win this race'

Stacy Lee George may not have the money his opponents do in the race for Alabama Senate District 9, but he’s counting on name his high name ID to win him the seat without a runoff.

Strong Alabama News
Strong presses New York official calling for more immigrants: 'How many do you want and where do you want them?'

Strong had a short but heated exchange with New York Immigration Coalition director Murad Awadeh during a House Homeland subcommittee hearing Tuesday where he pressed him on his immigration stance.

Legends Alabama News
Albertville drag show draws national attention; Prayer vigils planned after property owners force protest cancellation — 'Let God do what He’s going to do'

A drag show planned in Albertville this Friday has drawn national attention as local efforts to stop the event have proven unsuccessful.

Colvin kitchens Alabama News
Colvin raises $80,000 in first month campaigning for Senate District 9; Kitchens claims '2-to-1' lead in cash on hand

Of the $80,000, 96% came from personal and local business donors, giving him a “substantial lead” over fellow House colleague and race opponent Wes Kitchens (R-Arab), Colvin's campaign said.

Archives & History Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott promotes effort to change Archives & History board after controversial LGBTQ+ event — 'They think they know best, and that’s not the foundation of our republic'

After failing to pass legislation last special session that would have clawed back the $5 million in supplemental funding from the Alabama Department of History and Archives (ADAH) over its controversial LGTHQ history luncheon, State. Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) plans to take a different approach in 2024 to hold the department accountable to the taxpayers.

Heard Alabama News
Auburn's TPUSA president Jaden Heard details spiritual journey from leftist Trump-hater to conservative Christian

During a recent episode of “1819 News: The Podcast,” Jaden Heard detailed his journey from a BLM-supporting, Donald Trump-hating leftist to a conservative Christian commentator.

Tuberville at Capitol Alabama News
Tuberville urges Biden to ban travel from China to prevent spread of ‘mystery illness’

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) signed a letter demanding President Joe Biden ban travel from China until more is learned about a mysterious respiratory disease infecting the country.

AL Education Association AEA Lon Worley Alabama News
WSJ op-ed slams Alabama for lagging behind on school choice: 'The Alabama GOP may as well be the party of teachers unions'

A recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal called out Alabama for being among several Republican-led southern states to lag behind on school choice while its lawmakers receive big money from teachers unions.

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