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Opponents dig deep to make claims concerning Twitter activity of Senate candidate's husband

If you've been to one of Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt's campaign events, you've likely seen her husband, former University...

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ALGOP chair Wahl blasts WH's Psaki: 'Keep your nose out of our business'

On Thursday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki took a shot at the Alabama Legislature shortly after the passage of the Alabama...

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State Rep. Stadthagen rejects claim transgender bathroom bill an election year 'stunt'

On the last day of the 2022 legislative session, State Rep. Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) successfully shepherded a bill through the...

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Gubernatorial hopeful Tim James questions Ivey U.S. Highway 43 widening project

In her 2021 State of the State address, Gov. Kay Ivey first announced a proposal to complete the four-laning of U.S. Highway 43 from...

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Psaki threatens Alabama lawmakers for ban on trans therapy for minors

During the White House press briefing on Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki offered a stern lecture to legislatures that have placed...

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Orange Beach Mayor Kennon rips Alabama education 'equity system' – 'Penalized for being wealthy'

Last month, city of Orange Beach officials followed an ongoing trend in Alabama of municipalities forming their own school system,...

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U.S. Rep. Rogers: Biden $773 billion military spending proposal does not keep pace with inflation

Last week, President Joe Biden unveiled his budget proposal, which included a $773 billion request for military spending. Although...

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Blanchard doubles down on claim Ivey ceded 2020 presidential election win to Biden

In one of her latest campaign ads, former U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia Lindy Blanchard, a Republican candidate for governor, accused...

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Mo Brooks campaign co-chair: Durant must believe domestic terrorists are within conservative ranks

The fallout from a speech Republican U.S. Senate frontrunner Mike Durant made in 2011 to the U.S. Army War College regarding the use...

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Durant campaign fires back at Brooks campaign's 'disgraceful' domestic terrorist charge

With a month and a half remaining until the Alabama U.S. Senate primary election, the campaigns are starting to take some shots at...

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State Sen. Chambliss argues against state gas tax holiday — 'Not good government'

A proposal to institute a temporary halt to the 2019 Rebuild Alabama Act component of the state's current fuel tax has been proposed...

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'It's King Biden as opposed to President Biden,' says AG Marshall on Biden immigration policy

Earlier this week, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced a lawsuit against President Joe Biden for an immigration policy...

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State Rep. Allen says bill prohibiting gender-altering drugs for minors will get House floor vote

With only four legislative days remaining in the 2022 regular legislative session, the Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection...

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GOP Senate candidate Mike Durant says 'disarm the population' remarks 'mischaracterized'

In 2011 during a speech to the U.S. Army War College, U.S Army veteran Mike Durant, currently a candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama,...

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U.S. Rep. Rogers predicts 'historic' 2022 election for GOP

Over the past few months, political prognosticators have gone from asking if the Republican caucus will regain control of Congress...

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Blanchard ad blasts Ivey as a 'tax-hiking, Fauci-loving, Never Trump liberal'

Over the past few days, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Lindy Blanchard has rolled out a new ad campaign hoping to elevate her campaign...

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Legislation could signal the end for 'speed traps' in Alabama

They are places that, for better or for worse, have a reputation for having aggressive enforcement of traffic laws. Most notably, the...

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U.S. Sen. Shelby 'unable' to support Ketanji Brown Jackson nomination to the Supreme Court

Earlier this week, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) met with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe...

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Tim James hits Gov. Ivey, Alabama Legislature for 'caving to the radical LGBTQ agenda'

Cultural wars are alive and well in Alabama in 2022. While the Alabama Legislature is considering Senate Bill 184 (SB184), a bill sponsored...

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State Rep. Baker: Numeracy Act 'emphatically states' Alabama be divorced from Common Core

Earlier this week, legislation with the aim of boosting K-5 math scores was passed by the Alabama House of Representatives and awaits...

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State Rep. Brown: Legislature must deal with legally questionable gaming before proceeding

According to State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollingers Island), there are currently 32 so-called gaming facilities operating within Alabama,...

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Alabama House recognizes Emma Weyant NCAA champ over transgender competitor

Earlier this week, the Alabama House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing the University of Virginia's Emma Weyant as...

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Shelnutt addresses delay of bill banning child gender-changing therapies

A measure prohibiting so-called transgender medical therapies for minors has stalled out in the Alabama House of Representatives with...

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U.S. Rep. Moore predicts Freedom Caucus to expand membership after midterms

Within the U.S. House of Representatives, the House Freedom Caucus is a group of lawmakers considered the most conservative bloc of...

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Gambling, lottery dead for 2022, say legislation sponsors

Alabama voters will likely not have an opportunity to vote on a lottery or any other type of gambling on the November 2022 ballot....

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Infrastructure or wallets: Push to pause 'Rebuild Alabama Act' gas tax hike in legislature

A group of Republican lawmakers is seeking to temporarily pause the increase in the per-gallon tax on fuel brought by the 2019 Rebuild...

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'They've got to be proud': Alabama House Majority Leader anticipates 'good cycle' for GOP

It will be difficult for House Republicans to improve upon their numbers from the 2018 cycle, given they have a commanding 74-28 supermajority....

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