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U.S. Rep. Palmer: Tie federal education funding to protecting parental rights

Friday, House Republicans rolled out their "Commitment to America" plan, part of the basis for voters giving the GOP control of Congress after this year's midterm elections.

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Jeff Sessions: Biden administration border policy 'an absolute evisceration of law'

According to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Democrats must pay a political price in the November 8 midterm elections for the crisis at the border brought by the Biden administration's border policies.

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U.S. Rep. Carl on DOJ's Eagle Forum subpoena: 'We do not need to fear the government — The government works for us'

The fallout continues on a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena targeting Eagle Forum of Alabama in a lawsuit against the State of Alabama for its Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.

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Secretary of State Merrill predicts 'record' turnout for November 8 midterm elections

In 2018, more than 1.7 million registered voters participated in that year's midterm elections in Alabama. Secretary of State John Merrill anticipates that many voters will turn out for this year's midterm elections on November 8.

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State's federal delegation demands answers from DoJ for Eagle Forum Alabama subpoena

Last month, the Biden Department of Justice, through the U.S. Attorney's office in Birmingham, sent a subpoena to Eagle Forum of Alabama asking to obtain its communications about its support for legislation banning hormone treatments and gender transition surgeries for minors. After the bill's passage in the Alabama state legislature, Biden's DOJ filed a lawsuit against the legislation, and a federal judge subsequently blocked it in May.

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Katie Britt gets SBA Pro-Life America endorsement

Even though Republican U.S. Senate nominee Katie Britt is an overwhelming favorite in her November 8 general election match-up against Democrat nominee Will Boyd, the campaign continues.

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State Sen. Orr says doing both tax cuts and tax rebates a possibility

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Budget Committee chairman, had previously floated the idea of one-time tax rebates.

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Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox decries Democrat cancel culture, difficulties distinguishing himself from national party

Despite getting high marks for his "courageous" response to a 2011 tornado outbreak that devastated his city, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox had to face some hard truths about Alabama politics in his 2018 run for governor.

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Fired Spanish Fort retirement community employees allege COVID vaccine mandate violated religious rights in lawsuit

Jennifer Sigley, Sloan Hamil, Katherine Lott Howerin and Tina Wolfe are plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in federal court against the operators of a Spanish Fort retirement community who claim the company's COVID-19 vaccine policy violated religious protections.

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Alabama unemployment rate remains 2.6%; Labor participation stagnant at 57.6% – 'Two available jobs for every unemployed person'

The Ivey administration revealed Alabama's August unemployment rate remained at 2.6%, down from 3.3% a year ago, with an unemployment count of 58,958, down from 59,359 in July and 74,505 a year ago.

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AG Marshall on VA Hospital abortion threat: 'Not an issue' federal gov't preempts state law — Biden admin not going to 'bully' Alabama through a press release

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said abortion, as prohibited by the Human Life Act, was still a criminal violation regardless if it was performed at a hospital run by the federal government.

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State Sen. Marsh: 'Criminal' that GOP-led legislature hasn't made school choice a priority; Blames AEA influence of colleagues for inaction

In an interview that aired Wednesday on "Rightside Radio," Marsh was critical of his Republican colleagues, who he said were "under the influence" of the AEA.

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State Rep. Paschal says 'school choice' must be clearly defined before the legislature proceeds

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) says there are things the legislature consider before implementing a school choice system.

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'They've really picked on the wrong people here': State Sen. Elliott criticizes DOJ for Eagle Forum subpoena

The Baldwin County lawmaker argued Eagle Forum should refuse to comply with the subpoena to say the federal government has lost its way.

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State Sen. Barfoot vows 'divisive concepts' legislation that could limit CRT will be back in 2023

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" earlier this week, State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road), who sponsored the legislation in the Alabama Senate, said the bill would return in 2023.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt: DOJ's Eagle Forum of Alabama subpoena 'a blatant attempt to intimidate citizens'

Thursday, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) reacted to a Department of Justice subpoena seeking "all information related to the non-profit's legislative activities promoting the Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion And Protection Act (VCAP) since 2017."

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U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl predicts GOP will flip 30-35 seats in U.S. House, 2 in U.S. Senate after midterms

During a speech to the Eastern Shore Republican Women's Club on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said Republican prospects for November were looking more bullish as Labor Day has now come and gone.

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'Harassment,' 'Unprecedented' — DOJ subpoenas Eagle Forum of Alabama, Demands 'all information' on promotion of Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion And Protection Act

Wednesday, Eagle Forum of Alabama revealed the Department of Justice issued an August 9 subpoena "demanding all information related to the non-profit’s legislative activities promoting the Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion And Protection Act (VCAP) since 2017."

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House Majority Ldr Ledbetter: School choice 'something we need to look at'

House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) hinted he was open to school choice in the upcoming legislative session.

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State Sen. Elliott: Greenetrack tax liability, closure could open door for straight lottery bill

Earlier this week, Eutaw's Greenetrack closed as it is grappling with a tax bill that is coming in higher than its monthly revenue.

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Matrix-Canopy Partners legal dispute ends in an apparent truce

At the rate it was going, the ongoing legal saga between political consulting groups Matrix LLC and Canopy Partners was destined to result in the mutually assured destruction of all involved.

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State Sen. Jabo Waggoner on Birmingham Water Works scandal: If we don't see some improvement, legislative action 'definitely a possibility'

For the better part of the last decade, State Sen. Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) has had multiple run-ins with the Birmingham Water Works.

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Orange Beach Mayor Kennon rips Mobile TV's WPMI, AL.com cartoonist J.D. Crowe for 'false' Bad Ass Coffee controversy

If you believe the reporting, you might think Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon was seeking to deny Hawaii-based Bad Ass Coffee the opportunity to open a franchise in his hometown.

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Report: Judge in 2021 Limestone County Sheriff corruption verdict had inactive law license

The 2021 criminal conviction of former Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely is threatened because the state judge presiding over the case may have had an inactive law license.

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State Rep. Stringer says state on track for constitutional carry implementation — 'I think we're going to be good with it'

The constitutional carry law passed by the legislature earlier this year, which ends the permit requirement for firearms in Alabama, will go into effect in the new year.

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U.S. Rep. Carl blasts FBI for Mar-a-Lago raid — 'I think the president, I think his wife, I think this country deserves an apology'

During a Saturday appearance on Newsmax TV, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) criticized the FBI for its handling of a raid on former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla. earlier this month.

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State Health Officer Scott Harris: Alabama had more deaths than births for two consecutive years

Could Alabama suffer from a demographic crunch in the coming years?

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