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Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers emerges as top McCarthy ally in Speaker of the U.S. House battle

While the race for who will control the gavel in the U.S. House of Representatives continues to play itself out, Republican nominee U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who is at the moment short of the 218 votes required to clinch the Speaker race, has a top Alabama Republican backing his effort.

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30 years later: Gene Stallings and the 1992 Alabama National Championship team remembered
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11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Florida high school transgender bathroom ban

The ruling is pertinent for Alabama because Gov. Kay Ivey signed a similar bill into law last year.  House Bill 322 (HB322) requires public K-12 schools to designate the use of rooms where students may be in various stages of undress based on biological sex.

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Report: Nine people shot, one fatality near 'MoonPie Over Mobile' NYE event

Early Sunday, multiple reports surfaced that Mobile Police have confirmed nine people were shot near the annual "Moon Pie over Mobile" event in downtown Mobile shortly before midnight.

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U.S. House GOP to pursue aggressive legislative agenda in 2023

With just days until the new Congress is sworn in, which should give Republicans control of the U.S. House chamber, plans for the new GOP majority are starting to take shape.

Autauga Alabama News
Ivey names interim Autauga County sheriff to fill void left by late Sheriff Joe Sedinger

Friday, Governor Kay Ivey named David Hill to serve as Autauga County Sheriff for the remainder of the term ending on January 16, 2023.

Oliver Alabama News
State Rep. Oliver responds to critics on claim CRT part of effort to 'sexualize' — 'Don't think for a second that sexualization and racialization is not part of their agenda'

"Ultimately, the reason that the left wants to push CRT amongst little kids is simply they want to sexualize them."

Carl1229 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Carl demands accountability for Biden's use of strategic petroleum reserve

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) appeared on Fox Business Network on Thursday to question President Joe Biden's use of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve shortly before the 2022 midterm elections, which he said suggested political motivations were at play.

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No, House Majority Leader Stadthagen is not using taxpayer dollars to renovate his State House office

According to a report initially from 256 Today's "Off the Record" writer A.B. Alloway and reiterated by Yellowhammer News' Dale Jackson, it appeared that taxpayers would be "stuck with the repair bill." As it turns out, that's not true.

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Deep freeze threatens Selma water supply — 'THIS IS AN EMERGENCY! We must stop as many leaks as possible or we will run out of water'

Selma Mayor James Perkins declared a local state of emergency late Sunday, warning of the possibility the city could run out of water.

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Did Richard Shelby earmark $10 million for his own University of Alabama 'institute'?

Somewhat unnoticed among the estimated $666.4 million in earmarks, as calculated by CQ Roll Call, secured by outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) was a line item for $10 million for the University of Alabama.

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Jerry Carl secures $3.5M for Mobile Bay Causeway improvement, but still a 'no' vote on omnibus

Long before the I-10 Mobile Bayway opened in 1978, what is known as the Causeway served as the major thoroughfare across the Mobile Bay between Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Tuberville511 Alabama News
Tuberville says $1.7 trillion spending package a 'monstrosity,' Rips $47 billion for Ukraine

Members of Congress now have had more than 24 hours to review the language of a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package with a December 23 deadline fast approaching.

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Media meltdown: Alabama's left-leaning press decry Twitter under Elon Musk

Last week, Twitter's Elon Musk suspended several members of the mainstream media for violating Twitter’s policy not to share location information, also known as "doxxing,".

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Richard Shelby, Kevin McCarthy clash over spending bill

Two GOP heavyweights find themselves at odds as a December 23 deadline looms over a spending package with potentially more than $650 million in earmarks connected to Alabama.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Rep. Barry Moore: Biden administration 'the best business partner the Mexican drug cartel has right now'

Friday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) appeared on NewsNation's "Dan Abrams Live" to defend Republican calls for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas' impeachment.

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Larry Kudlow: Richard Shelby is blowing up his long-time conservative record in his final weeks

Friday, Fox Business Network's Larry Kudlow criticized outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) for the earmarks topping $650 million in his final omnibus before leaving Capitol Hill.

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Alabama delegation split on omnibus as $656M in Shelby earmarks hang in the balance

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby's (R-Tuscaloosa) last hurrah may not work out as he had planned.

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Alabama workforce participation rate continues to struggle as unemployment remains stagnant

On Friday, the Ivey administration's Department of Labor released workforce statistics for November, showing little to no change from October.

Farmer Alabama News
Rep. Gary Palmer recognizes Alabama auto racing legend 'Red' Farmer on U.S. House floor

This week, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) honored a long-time Alabama auto racing legend on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Tuberville predicts Ukraine-Russia conflict 'going to get ugly'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) warns the Ukraine situation will get worse before it gets better.

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Palmer blames 'extreme' candidates, D.C. consultants for GOP's underwhelming midterms

Last week's defeat of Georgia Republican nominee Herschel Walker to incumbent U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) was emblematic of how the GOP fared in the 2022 midterm election cycle.

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Education budget chair State Sen. Orr says tax rebate, cut both under consideration

Lawmakers are grappling with what to do with a $2.7 billion education budget surplus with the 2023 legislative session around the corner.

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Tuberville warns crypto exchanges could move to other countries if overregulated

The collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange under Samuel Bankman-Fried is sure to draw a response from Congress.

Wind Creek Casino Alabama News
Poarch Creeks still pushing for a 'comprehensive gaming bill'

A new legislature will be seated in 2023, and the leadership of the Poarch Band of Creeks Indians say they are hopeful for another shot at a comprehensive bill.

Ainsworth1210 Alabama News
Will Ainsworth: School choice, teacher pay, student nutrition areas to consider in 2023 for improving public education

In recent weeks, as the 2022 election cycle has wrapped and state government officials look toward 2023, improving public education in Alabama has been named by Gov. Kay Ivey and House Speaker-designate Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) as a top priority.

Terri Sewell Alabama News
Report: Terri Sewell among possible candidates to chair DCCC

Last month's loss for U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) opened one of the top leadership posts among Democrats.

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