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State Rep. Mack Butler Alabama News
State Rep. Butler: 'We're all pretending' transgender behavior is normal — 'Up until Obama, it was always a mental defect, and he kind of popularized it'

During a Thursday appearance on Birmingham radio Truth 101.1 WXJC's "Priority Talk," State Rep. Mack Butler (R-Rainbow City) discussed his legislation to expand the prohibition of the discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity in K-5 classrooms to K-12 classrooms.

Nick Saban on Capitol Hill, 3/12/2024 Alabama News
Saban expresses skepticism about college athletics unionization

Thursday, during an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Special Report," former University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban, fresh off of his Capitol Hill appearance, was asked about the Dartmouth basketball players' decision to join the Service Employees International Union Local 560 earlier this month.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Katie Britt: 'The liberal media isn't interested in the truth'

Although the fallout has subsided, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) is still taking some shots from not only the national media but also the media at home in Alabama for her impassioned State of the Union response last week.

I-65 near Jemison, Ala. Alabama News
State Rep. Smith: I-65 gridlock is impacting rural Chilton County

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Smith offered his assessment of I-65 traffic problems plaguing parts of his district and expressed his hope for attention from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

Saturday Night Live, cold open 3/9/2024 Alabama News
Watch: SNL's entirely predictable cold open mocking Katie Britt

Even though President Joe Biden delivered an hour-and-seven-minute campaign speech for his State of the Union address on Thursday night, the writers at NBC's "Saturday Night Live" chose to focus on mocking U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) for her State of the Union response for the show's cold open this week.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr predicts gambling legislation's demise — 'I think ultimately the Senate will kill it'

During his weekly appearance on Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Orr (R-Decatur), who voted against the gambling measure, predicted the effort would eventually die.

Katie Britt on 'Hannity," 3/8/2024 Alabama News
Katie Britt on SOTU response criticism: 'When you get into the arena, you get arrows'

Fresh off delivering the Republican response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union (SOTU) address on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) appeared on Fox News Channel's "Hannity."

Tuberville on Newsmax, 3/8/2024 Alabama News
Tuberville defends Britt SOTU response: 'I thought Katie was a very good choice — She did a very good job'

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) took to the airwaves to defend his Alabama colleague U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery), who offered the Republican response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address on Thursday.

barry moore Alabama News
Barry Moore tops Jerry Carl in AL-1 slugfest

Tuesday's outcome in the first congressional district Republican primary could be used in textbooks to demonstrate the tribalism of Alabama politics.

Kamala Harris Alabama News
Kamala Harris calls for Gaza cease fire in Selma 'Bloody Sunday' speech

Vice President Kamala Harris brought the Biden administration road show to Selma for the 59th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" march on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Alabama state house Alabama News
State Sen. Orr says expect CHOOSE Act vote 'late next week'

Friday, during an interview with Huntsville radio WVNN's Dale Jackson, Senate Education Trust Fund Committee chairman State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) said he expected a Senate vote on the education savings account bill, the CHOOSE Act, late next week.

AEA HQ Alabama News
AEA urges members to demand funding cap in school choice bill

While the state's teachers' union, the Alabama Education Association, publicly claims a "neutral" position on the CHOOSE Act, passed in the House earlier this week, the group is still working behind the scenes to change the legislation.

State Sen. Larry Stutts on 'Capitol Journal,' 2/29/2024 Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts on IVF ruling: 'I think the Supreme Court rightly decided the issue'

During Thursday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) discussed the State Senate's efforts to correct a potential vulnerability to Alabama's laws and constitution that threatens the practice of in-vitro fertilization after an Alabama Supreme Court ruling last month.

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland Alabama News
Texas Bishop fired by Pope on IVF ruling: 'The decision by the Alabama court was correct'

Strickland called the Alabama high court's decision "correct" but also criticized the practice of IVF.

CRM Alabama News
Eagle Forum of Alabama urges IVF clinics to reopen — 'No excuse for any Alabama IVF clinics not to fulfill their commitments to their patients'

In response to the Alabama Supreme Court's ruling in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryos were protected under the Wrongful Death of a Minor Act, IVF clinics around the state have suspended their IVF programs, leading many, including former President Donald Trump, to call for a fix.

Ledbetter224 Alabama News
Ledbetter says 'intentionally,' 'misleading' narrative on gambling bill brought by organized crime, out-of-state sources

During an appearance on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) accused some of the opponents of the House of Representatives recently passed comprehensive gambling legislation of putting out a misleading narrative.

Donald Trump 2 Alabama News
Trump weighs in on Alabama IVF controversy — 'I am calling on the Alabama Legislature to act quickly'

On Friday, former President Donald Trump reacted to the Alabama Supreme Court's ruling that has led to clinics in Alabama suspending in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs after the Court found IVF embryos were protected under the Wrongful Death of a Minor Act.

Chris Elliott Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott says 'there simply aren't the votes' to pass House gambling bill — 'I would say that ship has sailed'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Elliott described the possibility of the Senate taking up the House legislation as is as "that ship has sailed."

Hollis Towns Alabama News
New AL(dot)com editor in chief instituted 'straight white male' hiring ban at former employer, lawsuit alleges

On Thursday, Alabama Media Group announced it was naming Hollis R. Towns to fill the vice president of content and editor in chief vacancy left by Kelly Ann Scott, who departed for the Houston Chronicle in October.

Chris Blackshear Alabama News
LISTEN: Huntsville radio's Dale Jackson, gaming bill sponsor State Rep. Blackshear spar over gambling — 'Do you want a casino in Phenix City?'

During the mid-20th century, Phenix City was a notorious haven for prostitution, gambling and organized crime. The beginning of the end came when then-Phenix City resident Albert Patterson was elected to likely become attorney general by running on cleaning up his hometown.

Alabama Senate Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott: I do not think the House gambling bill has the votes to move forward as it is now

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine) said the so-called comprehensive gambling bill that passed the State House of Representatives could not pass in the State Senate as currently written.

Kay Ivey on Capitol Journal, 2/16/2024 Alabama News
Ivey dismisses gambling opponent concerns: 'They don't have to gamble'

On Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey weighed in on the first two weeks of the legislative session, which included the House of Representatives' passage of a comprehensive package she endorsed.

State Rep, Chris Blackshear on APTV's Capitol Journal, 2/15/2024 Alabama News
State Rep. Blackshear: 'Our caucus is still together'

Thursday's 67-31 vote for House Bill 152, the enabling legislation accompanying a constitutional amendment on gambling, marked the end of a contentious week for members of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Larry Stutts Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts: Ivey school choice CHOOSE Act 'a very good bill'

Tuesday, on the syndicated radio program "Right Side Radio," State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) signaled his support for Gov. Kay Ivey's school choice legislation, titled the CHOOSE Act.

House of Representatives chamber in the Alabama State House Alabama News
Jefferson County GOP passes resolution urging lawmakers to oppose gambling legislation

While the debate over a comprehensive gambling bill is underway in Montgomery, the Republican Party in Alabama's most populous county is making its opposition to the gambling effort known.

IMG 0377 Alabama News
Slideshow — Comic Cowboys hit the streets of Mobile for Fat Tuesday on 140th anniversary

This year's Mardi Gras festivities marked the 140th anniversary for the Comic Cowboys, the mystic society operating under the slogan "without malice." 

Andrew Sorrell Alabama News
State Auditor Sorrell backs Trump for president — 'Better odds' of beating Biden than Nikki Haley

Last year, State Auditor Andrew Sorrell was among the first to endorse Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) for president.

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