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U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Carl cosponsors bill to cut off Planned Parenthood from federal funding — 'The Biden Administration has continually forced their radical pro-choice policies on Americans for far too long'

The legislation, called the Protect Funding for Women’s Health Care Act, would also prohibit funding any of Planned Parenthood’s affiliates, subsidiaries, successors or clinics.

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Alabama House colleagues Wes Kitchens, Brock Colvin set to vie for Sen. Scofield's District 9 seat — 'It’s going to be a good little friendly battle'

Not only are the two candidates fairly new to the Alabama Legislature compared to outgoing Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville), but they both also currently represent and live in Marshall County and consider each other a friend.

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Rogers receives Trump's 'total endorsement' for re-election: 'Mike is rebuilding our great military, fighting woke ideology, and defending our country'

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) received some high praise from former President Donald Trump on Wednesday along with his “total endorsement” for re-election.

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Ivey sets special election dates for Senate District 9 — 'Send another strong voice to Montgomery'

The special election dates for Alabama Senate District 9 have officially been set.

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State Rep. Brock Colvin launches bid for Senate District 9

Alabama’s Senate District 9 has another contender after State Rep. Brock Colvin (R-Albertville) officially announced his candidacy Wednesday.

Tuberville Alabama News
'If we don’t do something, you don’t get anything': Tuberville calls for halting aid to Israel, Ukraine until Biden deals with southern border crisis

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has firmly opposed the continued funding of Ukraine and pairing Ukraine aid with support for Israel.

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Wes Kitchens announces run for District 9 following Scofield's resignation — 'I’m going to do what’s right for Alabama'

Shortly after State Sen. Clay Scofield announced his resignation Monday, State Rep. Wes Kitchens (R-Arab) officially launched his campaign for the soon-to-be-vacant District 9 seat.

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Britt calls for the 'eradication' of Hamas — ‘Anything less is unacceptable’

After seeing firsthand the devastating aftermath of the terrorist attack on Israel by Hamas, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is calling for a united front in support of Israel and the "eradication" of the terrorist group.

Kids to Love Alabama News
Kids to Love helps guide Alabama foster kids 'from infancy to independence'

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Alabama is expecting an influx of foster children, which is why Kids to Love is working to make sure the state isn’t just pro-life but pro-lifetime.

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Two UAH professors sign letter backing Gaza, Palestine: 'We call on all of our colleagues to stand in solidarity with Palestinians and against settler colonialism, imperialism, and genocide'

Two sociology professors at the University of Alabama Huntsville have signed onto an open letter supporting Gaza and Palestinians while condemning Israel for fighting back after it was attacked by the terrorist group Hamas.

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Brinyark defeats Cox in House District 16 runoff

The two Republican candidates were just 15 votes apart in the primary election, but Brinyark ended up with almost 200 more votes than Cox Tuesday with 1,706 ballots cast for him — or 52.75% — compared to Cox’s 1,528, according to Decision Desk.

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District 55 voters reject transgender candidate Sylvia Swayne — Hendrix wins runoff for open House seat

Travis Hendrix has defeated Sylvia Swayne in the special election runoff for the House District 55.

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Scofield decries 'rumors' of eyeing BCA lobbyist opening despite numerous opportunities to address speculation

Multiple calls by 1819 News to Scofield for confirmation and further questioning have gone unanswered, and several messages, unreturned.

Jim Jordan Alabama News
House prepares for third round of voting in speaker race — U.S. Rep. Strong: 'Members of Congress are putting personal grudges before the American people'

A third round of voting for House Speaker is scheduled for Friday morning with U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) hoping to pick up more votes after falling even further behind on the second ballot with 22 Republicans voting against him.

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Jordan falls further behind in speaker race on second ballot — Aderholt: 'I’m strong on my support for him unless he decides otherwise that he cannot get the votes'

Jordan fell short of the minimum 217 needed to claim the House Speaker spot by 22 Republican votes, which is two less than he had yesterday on the first ballot.

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Alabama congressional delegation votes along party lines for House Speaker; Jordan fails on first ballot

Backed by Alabama’s Republican delegation, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) failed to garner enough votes to win Speaker of the House of Representatives during the first round of voting Tuesday.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer: House speaker race worsening division in America — 'What we’re doing is dangerous'

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) said he was concerned what the politically divided House was doing with the speaker vote was “dangerous” given the recent attacks on Israel and the general state of division in the U.S.

Dale Strong Alabama News
'The right man to lead': Strong backs Jim Jordan for House Speaker

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Huntsville) has officially endorsed U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) to be the new Speaker of the House, giving Jordan the backing of the entire Alabama congressional delegation, minus U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham).

Wes allen Alabama News
Secretary of State Wes Allen details new voter roll tracking system AVID: 'I believe in Election Day, not Election Month'

One of the the first orders of business for Secretary of State Wes Allen when he took office last November was to get the state out of the controversial voter roll tracking system ERIC. He’s since been working to implement a better “Alabama-based” solution, one voters can be confident is free of corruption and outside control.

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle Alabama News
Tommy Battle launches campaign seeking fifth term as Huntsville mayor

Tommy Battle held a luncheon event Wednesday to mark the occasion by touting his past successes and goals for the future.

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Britt calls for Biden to reverse course on $6 billion 'ransom payment' to Iran

U.S. Sen. Katie Britt and multiple other lawmakers are calling on President Joe Biden to reverse course on freeing up $6 billion for Iran.

Tuberville Alabama News
Fmr CIA director Hayden should be prosecuted for 'calling for a politically motivated assassination,' Tuberville says — 'He was committing a serious crime'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) issued an official response Tuesday afternoon to former CIA director Michael Hayden’s threatening comment saying Tuberville should be “removed” from the human race.

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Gen. Flynn calls for arrest of former CIA director Hayden for posting threat against Tuberville; Hayden doubles down

General Michael Flynn is calling for the arrest of former CIA director Michael Hayden after Hayden made an apparent threat against U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn).

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Former CIA director Michael Hayden: Tuberville should be 'removed' from the human race

Former CIA director Michael Hayden appeared to call for the death of U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) on social media Monday.

Bruce Pearl Alabama News
‘There are Americans being held hostage in Gaza!’ — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl says Israel has 'every right' to 'destroy their sworn enemy'

Pearl argued that given the brutality of the attack, Israel has the right to do what it takes to defend itself and ensure it doesn’t happen again.

Ainsworth107 Alabama News
'We’ll never have lockdowns again in Alabama': Ainsworth slams state health officer over COVID response

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth said he understood the panic people felt when the pandemic hit, but knowing what he knows now, lockdowns and mandatory masking will never again come to Alabama.

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Ainsworth: Schools need to focus less on testing, more on job training to increase workforce

When it comes to economic growth and attracting more business to Alabama, Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth said government incentives do help, but increasing the labor force should be the primary focus.

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