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Shelby slams Biden budget proposal -- 'Puts us on the wrong foot to start the fiscal year'

On Monday, President Joe Biden released his $5.8 trillion budget proposal for 2023. In a statement, Biden called it "one of the largest...

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Historian Wayne Flynt: Demographics shift will make Alabama swing state like Georgia in 10 years

Wayne Flynt, Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Auburn University and an authority on Alabama history, predicts the...

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State Sen. Barfoot: ' I don't know that I'd bet on' gaming passing in 2022

With only seven legislative days remaining in the 2022 regular session, gambling legislation remains a possibility, albeit only with...

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U.S. Senate hopeful Durant says 'I don't think Joe Biden won the election'

Friday, on the heels of former President Donald Trump rescinding his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) in the U.S....

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Former Gov. Bentley says gambling legislation 'boils down to ... who is going to get their money'

Former Gov. Robert Bentley acknowledges a harsh reality about the future of gambling in Alabama, which he says, "boils down to money."...

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Katie Britt 'hopes to earn' Donald Trump's support in U.S. Senate race

With former President Donald Trump's announcement earlier this week that he was un-endorsing U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and...

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Mobile Co. Sheriff Cochran continues protest against Constitutional carry despite passage into law

Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran took to social media on Thursday evening to decry the permitless "Constitutional carry" legislation...

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ALGOP committee to pick Republican candidate to fill late David Wheeler's District 47 spot on ballot

Earlier this month, State Rep. David Wheeler (R-Vestavia Hills) unexpectedly passed away at 72, just as he was wrapping up his first...

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Mo Brooks tells NBC News Trump asked him to 'rescind' the 2020 election

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) was featured in the unlikeliest place on Wednesday night -- a segment on left-of-center MSNBC's...

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'What is Huntsville?' This Alabama city was featured on 'Jeopardy'

On Wednesday's episode of the long-running game show "Jeopardy," Huntsville got a mention during the category "Big City." The answer:...

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U.S. Senate hopeful Durant felt 'pretty good' about Trump meeting

The fallout from former President Donald Trump's un-endorsement of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) is having a ripple effect that...

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U.S. Senate hopeful Durant slammed Bill Clinton, praised Ross Perot in 2004 memoir

On Saturday at a campaign event in Madison, U.S. Senate hopeful Mike Durant took a question that challenged his claim to running as...

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State Rep. Simpson: Rejection of appointed school board missed opportunity for accountability

One of the oft-cited talking points about the state of Alabama's public education system is that it is ranked 52nd out of 50 states...

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State Sen. McClendon: House, Senate gambling bills 'probably going to be subject to a slow death'

Outgoing State Sen. Jim McClendon (R-Springville) is bearish on the possibility of any gambling bills being passed this year.  On the...

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Mo Brooks unveils 'Fire McConnell' push

Monday, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) unveiled the "Fire Mitch McConnell" effort, part of his campaign for U.S. Senate. Brooks...

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Fmr Gov. Siegelman: One gambling package 'gives preference' to Poarch Creeks, dog track owners

The closest Alabama came to enacting a lottery came more than two decades ago. Although it had made it to the ballot, the voters defeated...

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VIDEO: ‘I am a conservative. I hate the liberal.’ Durant acknowledges meeting with PAC head

Last month, Fox Business Digital's Kyle Morris reported More Perfect Union, which he described as a "national group tied to Big Tech...

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Ainsworth: U.S. Senate contest 'anybody's race'; Says he may 'get engaged' in GOP runoff

On this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth weighed in on the state of Alabama's...

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8 judges appointed by Ivey are Democrats, Blanchard charges

In July 2020, some Republicans took issue with Gov. Kay Ivey's appointments to judicial vacancies. At the time, Ivey appointed Jim...

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1819 News' Melick talks legislative priorities, Shelby on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5

Friday, 1819 News editor in chief Ray Melick joined Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" to discuss the Alabama Legislature's...

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Mike Durant dismisses 'Never Trump' label, denies knowledge of Lincoln Project association, support

One of the lingering discussions of the 2022 U.S. Senate campaign in Alabama has been about upstart Mike Durant, who, according to...

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt says 'There's a lot of kinship between Alabama and Ukraine'

After the collapse of the old Soviet Union, missionaries made their way into the old Soviet bloc countries seeking to revive the Christian...

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Roll Call says Shelby 'blew away the rest of the field' on earmarks; Tops in U.S. Senate with $548M

It is his swan song, and outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) made the most of it. According to an analysis from CQ Roll...

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U.S. Rep. Palmer says Ukraine not a war Russia can win

On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Congress virtually from his office in Kyiv, calling on the United States...

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Bill regulates, does not ban wake surfing on Alabama waters, says State Sen. Gudger

According to State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman), complaints about the effects of wake surfing top the list of issues the Alabama...

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State Rep. Collins says no Common Core in Numeracy Act

Some critics of the Numeracy Act, Senate Bill 171 (SB171), insist it offers an end-around to fund so-called Common Core standards in...

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U.S. Rep. Carl: Bipartisan agreement that United States needs to 'do more' for Ukraine

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile), who was in attendance for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's address to Congress on Wednesday,...

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