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House Majority Leader Ledbetter vows 'immediate action' if SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade

An opportunity for the Alabama Legislature to regulate abortion may soon be on the way. According to a report from Politico, a leaked...

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State Sen. Elliott says legislation on the way to rein in AHSAA

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) has once again drawn the ire of a state government official for the lack of transparency...

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt presses AG Garland on 'partial-birth abortion' investigation in D.C.

There is some skepticism about the Biden Department of Justice's enforcement of federal law, especially regarding laws the Biden administration...

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Mo Brooks receives Alabama Republican Assembly endorsement

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) received the Alabama Republican Assembly (ARA) endorsement. By a...

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U.S. Senate candidates trade barbs over Durant refusal to denounce Lincoln Project in tracker video

In heated high-profile election campaigns, one of the realities is the ever-present threat of ambush video tactics for the candidates. ...

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Amtrak projects a $373.40 loss per passenger on resumption of Mobile-New Orleans service by 2027

Before 2005, Amtrak offered passenger rail service from Los Angeles to Orlando on its Sunset Limited line. One of the stops along the...

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State Rep. Sorrell predicts legislature passes 'strong school choice' bill in 2023

Education remains a struggle for state government, which has been entirely under Republican control since 2011. In 2019, Republicans...

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Watchdog group names U.S. Sen. Shelby April's 'Porker of the Month'

One of the big "winners" in the $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 omnibus bill signed by President Joe Biden back in March was Alabama's own...

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State Rep. McMillan passes away at age 80

  Alabama lost a true statesman on Thursday. State Rep. Steve McMillan (R-Foley) passed away at 80 after a long and storied career...

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Supreme Court hopeful Greg Cook says state resources still needed to combat ballot harvesting

For decades, allegations of absentee ballot fraud have plagued some of Alabama's elections, particularly in the state's rural communities....

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Katie Britt says she is 'really excited' about Elon Musk buying Twitter

For better or for worse, Big Tech plays a pivotal role in steering the country's political discussion. It can be a place where mainstream...

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Fmr Gov. Bentley says Obamacare opposition no longer justification to resist Medicaid expansion

Former Gov. Robert Bentley says now is the time to expand Medicaid eligibility in Alabama, since the state's general fund budget is...

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Mo Brooks, Barry Moore top state congressional delegation ACU ratings; 6 of 9 score 90% or higher

Except for the state's lone Democratic congresswoman U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham), Alabama continues to have very conservative...

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Mo Brooks downplays McCarthy-Cheney discussion about Trump January 6 resignation

Congressman Mo Brooks does not believe a surreptitiously taped conversation between House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)...

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Democrat U.S. Senate hopeful Brandaun Dean pledges to seek reparations for descendants of slaves

While the lion's share of the attention is on the Republican side of the ticket in the race for Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat up...

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Ainsworth blames Biden 'failures' for Alabama National Guard deployed to U.S.-Mexico border

Last week, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Alabama was joining the American Governors’ Border Strike Force, a group including 26 states that...

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State Rep. Allen disputes claim Alabama voting machines can be accessed via internet, Bluetooth

Last year, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell made the extraordinary claim that 100,000 votes in Alabama were "flipped" during the 2020 election....

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Katie Britt denies BLM support; says nothing on her social media 'to indicate otherwise'

On Friday, 1819 News reported several social media posts belonging to Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt and her husband Wesley...

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U.S. Rep. Palmer 'disgusted' with Biden administration over slow-walked 'critical arms' for Ukraine

Recently, some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are saying the United States should consider putting U.S. military boots on the ground in...

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Katie, Wesley Britt scrubbed social media posts heading into 2022 campaign

Should deleted social media posts by a candidate mean anything with the May 24 U.S. Senate Republican primary looming? That is a question...

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'Big Bang Theory' creator snaps at Kay Ivey on Twitter after endorsement

On Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey received an endorsement for her re-election campaign from Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), a Washington,...

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Mo Brooks, Tim James on top in Eagle Forum straw poll

Earlier this week, Eagle Forum of Alabama hosted its River Region (Montgomery) candidate fair and attendees had an opportunity to participate...

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Katie Britt says Mike Durant debate refusal shows he 'clearly has something to hide'

As things currently stand, U.S. Army veteran Mike Durant, who according to recent polls is the frontrunner for the GOP nomination for...

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Dean Odle says use Tenth Amendment, nullification to expand Alabama oil and gas production

With the price of oil hovering around $100 a barrel, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Dean Odle has a proposal to get Alabama more...

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Kay Ivey fires back at Maxine Waters; Says 'nothing racist' in telling truth about Biden

Gov. Kay Ivey followed up on comments from U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) attacking her "No way, Jose" campaign ad during an appearance...

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Mo Brooks elaborates on claim coveted House committee assignments start at $1 million

On the Republican side of the aisle in the U.S. House of Representatives, members are rewarded with the most coveted committee assignments...

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U.S. Rep. Waters decries Kay Ivey 'No way, Jose' campaign ad, calls it racist

Governor Kay Ivey's latest campaign ad criticizing the Biden administration's immigration policy has caught the attention of the media...

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