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Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville warns Republicans to act on border or 'it's going to cost us in the election coming up'

During an appearance on Fox Business Network's "Kudlow" on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) said Republican inaction on the U.S.-Mexico border could have political implications for his party in next year's election.

Vivek Ramaswamy Alabama News
Ramaswamy reiterates call to shut down FBI, ATF, CDC, Dept. of Ed. at pre-debate Ross Bridge event

On the eve of the fourth GOP presidential debate slated for the Moody Music Building on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy made his case for the highest office in the land to Alabama Republicans during a speech at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge on Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Jerry Carl on abortion: 'I don't want the federal government to change the law — It is the state's job'

While some Republicans are urging the party to reevaluate its stance on abortion for the sake of winning elections in the wake of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization U.S. Supreme Court decision, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) thinks the high court's ruling that leaves it up to the individual states is the proper approach.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore on abortion: 'Whether you're currying favor with the electorate or whatever – you better stand with the Creator of the universe, and you better be pro-life'

After the lackluster outcome for the GOP in the 2022 midterm elections, some Republicans have suggested the party soften its stance on abortion.

Matt Gaetz, Mike Rogers Alabama News
Florida's Gaetz touts U.S. Rep. Rogers as 'ally' in UAP-UFO transparency fight

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) has led a bipartisan group of lawmakers, which includes his Florida delegation colleagues U.S. Reps. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) and Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.), to seek transparency from the federal government about unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), also known as unidentified flying objects (UFOs).

Shane Stringer Alabama News
State Rep. Stringer: We have got to take a stand on libraries — My constituents are tired of elected officials not standing for what's right

Monday, during his regularly scheduled appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Rep. Shane Stringer (R-Citronelle) emphasized the importance of the Alabama Legislature taking a position and possible action in the public library controversy.

AL Senate Albritton Greg Facebook Alabama News
AL-2 GOP hopeful Albritton downplays living outside district — 'I know this district, I know the people'

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore), a candidate for the GOP nomination for Congressional District 2, will not be able to vote for himself in next year's Republican congressional primary.

Secretary of State Wes Allen Alabama News
Federal funds applied to help implement GIS mapping in all 67 counties to correct 2022 precinct, district snafus, says Sec of State Allen
Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore to decline Club for Growth support in 2024 AL-1 congressional bid despite rampant speculation to the contrary

It has been over a week since U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) made it official and announced he would compete against U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) for Alabama's first congressional district Republican nomination.

Screen shot from the June 3, 2018 broadcast of "The V" Alabama News
Flashback: That time APR's Bill Britt 'had to publish an article' outing PCI's Robbie McGhee dancing with a drag queen

During the June 3, 2018 broadcast of APR's "The V," the long-running TV show Britt co-hosts with his wife Susan, he discussed a since-recently deleted article outing McGhee with a drag queen, which at the time he apparently deemed newsworthy.

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong Alabama News
U.S. House passes Rep. Strong amendment supporting drug testing as a condition to receive federal housing benefits

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved an amendment offered by U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) to an appropriations bill backing drug testing for federal housing benefits.  

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones Alabama News
Smiths Station Mayor 'Bubba' Copeland alleged victims speak out; Lee County Sheriff: Grand jury will review investigation

Two women who claimed to be victims of deceased Smiths Station Mayor F.L. "Bubba" Copeland told parts of their story during the 6 p.m. broadcast of Columbus, Ga.'s WTVM Monday evening news.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville seeks to make Daylight Saving Time permanent

On Sunday, Daylight Savings Time ended for most Americans. While some will welcome that extra hour of sleep this week, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) seeks to halt making the biannual clock shift, "springing an hour forward" in March and "falling back" an hour in November.

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville on the Senate floor, 11/1/2023 Alabama News
Tuberville holds in fight against Biden military abortion policy after five GOP Senators break to side with Democrats

Despite opposition from five fellow Republican U.S. Senators, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was able to withstand an effort to remove his hold on military promotions over the Biden administration's refusal to reconsider the Pentagon's policy on military personnel abortions.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Katie Britt blames Biden for Iranian attacks on U.S. soldiers: 'This is what happens when you project weakness'

Britt, just back from a bipartisan trip to Israel, told host Neil Cavuto that Iranian attacks on U.S. assets in the region were a product of Biden's weakness.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore: Newly elected Speaker Johnson will be great for the country and the Republican Party

The Enterprise Republican gave Johnson high marks and explained the behind-the-scenes challenges were a product of "old guard" Republicans and those concerned about the direction of the country.

Mike Johnson receives Speaker's gavel from Hakeem Jeffries, 10/25/2023 Alabama News
Louisiana's Mike Johnson elected House Speaker with unanimous support from Alabama's GOP delegation

Johnson is a senior attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, which describes itself as “the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, the sanctity of life, parental rights, and God’s design for marriage and family.”

Mike Rogers Alabama News
'Categorically false': U.S. Rep. Rogers rejects claim he was willing to work with Jeffries, Dems to elect House Speaker; Says comments were 'misconstrued'

"I was proud to support conservative leader Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House. America spoke last November — Republicans are in the majority in the House and we should elect a Republican Speaker with Republican votes," Rogers said in a statement provided to 1819 News on Friday. "I am and have always been strongly opposed to any attempt to form a coalition government with Democratic support."

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns future administrations, legislatures could deny completion of West Alabama Corridor without federal funding, FHWA permitting

Despite the hold placed by State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), the ultimate price tag on the route, which would complete a four-lane corridor between Mobile and Tuscaloosa, remains an unknown.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan on BSC lawsuit: 'Ask Baldwin Bridge Company how that worked out when they sued John Cooper'

Birmingham-Southern College's lawsuit against the State of Alabama for being denied a $30 million loan from a program passed by the Alabama Legislature this year by State Treasurer Young Boozer has at least one skeptic.

Barry moore Alabama News
Barry Moore still undecided on political future — 'My priority right now is to get Jim Jordan as speaker'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Moore said he expected a decision in the coming weeks but was currently focused on U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-Ohio) bid for House Speaker.

Tommy Tuberville on Fox Business Network, 10/17/2023 Alabama News
'These are a bunch of animals — they don't care whether they die or not': Tuberville blasts Biden response to Hamas terror attack

Monday on Fox Business Network's "Kudlow," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) criticized President Joe Biden and his administration for policies in the lead-up and the aftermath of Hamas' attack on southern Israel earlier this month.

US House of Rep Rogers Mike Facebook Alabama News
Rogers backtracks on possible Hakeem Jeffries deal, backs Jim Jordan for Speaker

Monday, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced he was backing U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for House Speaker after a days-long ordeal that involved a possible Rogers' deal with U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) Alabama News
ALGOP executive committee member threatens Republican primary ballot access challenge against U.S. Rep. Rogers over House Speaker saga

According to a press release submitted to 1819 News on Sunday, "at least four members" of the Alabama Republican Party's executive committee are planning to file a ballot challenge against U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) for indicating a willingness to cooperate with U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) Alabama News
Rogers draws rebuke from conservatives after signaling willingness to cut deal with Dems to resolve U.S. House Speaker impasse

According to reports, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) is leading a charge to make an unprecedented move to work with his counterparts on the other side of the aisle to elect a new House Speaker.

Dept. of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm Alabama News
ADOC Commissioner Hamm blames inflation, construction market for new prison cost escalation

Hamm said the high rate of inflation, paired with increased demand in the construction market resulting from an influx of government money, was to blame for those increases.

Sewell Map Alabama News
Did the federal courts intentionally preserve Terri Sewell's incumbency?

Under the new court-imposed map, the seventh congressional district includes Sewell-strongholds Dallas and Perry Counties. This gives her a distinct advantage over any candidate, especially from Birmingham, attempting to run against Sewell in the 2024 Democrat primary.

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