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Mo Brooks unveils 'Fire McConnell' push

Monday, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) unveiled the "Fire Mitch McConnell" effort, part of his campaign for U.S. Senate. Brooks...

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Fmr Gov. Siegelman: One gambling package 'gives preference' to Poarch Creeks, dog track owners

The closest Alabama came to enacting a lottery came more than two decades ago. Although it had made it to the ballot, the voters defeated...

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VIDEO: ‘I am a conservative. I hate the liberal.’ Durant acknowledges meeting with PAC head

Last month, Fox Business Digital's Kyle Morris reported More Perfect Union, which he described as a "national group tied to Big Tech...

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Ainsworth: U.S. Senate contest 'anybody's race'; Says he may 'get engaged' in GOP runoff

On this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth weighed in on the state of Alabama's...

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8 judges appointed by Ivey are Democrats, Blanchard charges

In July 2020, some Republicans took issue with Gov. Kay Ivey's appointments to judicial vacancies. At the time, Ivey appointed Jim...

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Mike Durant dismisses 'Never Trump' label, denies knowledge of Lincoln Project association, support

One of the lingering discussions of the 2022 U.S. Senate campaign in Alabama has been about upstart Mike Durant, who, according to...

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1819 News' Melick talks legislative priorities, Shelby on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5

Friday, 1819 News editor in chief Ray Melick joined Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" to discuss the Alabama Legislature's...

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt says 'There's a lot of kinship between Alabama and Ukraine'

After the collapse of the old Soviet Union, missionaries made their way into the old Soviet bloc countries seeking to revive the Christian...

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U.S. Rep. Palmer says Ukraine not a war Russia can win

On Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Congress virtually from his office in Kyiv, calling on the United States...

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Roll Call says Shelby 'blew away the rest of the field' on earmarks; Tops in U.S. Senate with $548M

It is his swan song, and outgoing U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) made the most of it. According to an analysis from CQ Roll...

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Bill regulates, does not ban wake surfing on Alabama waters, says State Sen. Gudger

According to State Sen. Garlan Gudger (R-Cullman), complaints about the effects of wake surfing top the list of issues the Alabama...

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State Rep. Collins says no Common Core in Numeracy Act

Some critics of the Numeracy Act, Senate Bill 171 (SB171), insist it offers an end-around to fund so-called Common Core standards in...

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U.S. Rep. Carl: Bipartisan agreement that United States needs to 'do more' for Ukraine

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile), who was in attendance for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's address to Congress on Wednesday,...

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Mo Brooks campaign blasts ForestPAC poll: 'Trying to put everyone in some kind of herd mentality'

On Monday, ForestPAC, the political arm of the Alabama Forestry Association, released a poll showing U.S. Army veteran Mike Durant...

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'Simple' lottery bill filed in House; Will get consideration this session, says State Rep. Isbell

During Tuesday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Rep. Gil Isbell (R-Gadsden) revealed the Alabama...

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State Senator recounts Romanian experience after communism, warns of threat under Biden

State Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) has unique insight into the Russian invasion of Ukraine. From 2005 to 2007, Whatley served in the...

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State Rep. South questions AHSAA religious discrimination; Says legislative fix possible

Last month, the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) declined to accommodate Oakwood Adventist Academy in Huntsville, whose...

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Blount County man allowed to keep 'LGBFJB' personalized license plate

  Oneonta native Nathan Kirk will be allowed to keep his personalized tag, which the state of Alabama had initially recalled for "objectionable...

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State Sen. Albritton urges House to consider gambling this year -- 'This needs to be done'

State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) is still charging ahead with the package of gambling bills he previewed last month. During an...

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Legislature could consider version of Florida Parental Rights in Education bill, says state senator

The legislature could soon consider a bill that would rein in discussions about sexuality at the earliest levels of public school in...

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State Sen. Marsh: Gaming bill a 'mandate of the people' – 'They want a chance to address this issue'

Once again, the state Senate is considering so-called comprehensive gaming legislation with the intent of creating a framework to regulate...

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State Sen. Orr: Numeracy Act 'has nothing to do with Common Core'

Questions are still swirling about the Numeracy Act, Senate Bill 171 (SB171), which is a $92 million proposal offered by Education...

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What kind of pistol does Gov. Kay Ivey carry concealed?

Thursday, Gov. Kay Ivey signed House Bill 272 (HB272), known as the constitutional carry bill, into law. The legislation, which was...

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U.S. Sen. Shelby celebrates $1.5 trillion omnibus passage with list of spending impacting Alabama

Late Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus bill that will fund the federal government through September. Among the...

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State Sen. Givhan: Higher threshold intended to slow gambling expansion, not protectionism

One of the questionable provisions in the gambling bills brought by State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) would require a two-thirds...

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State Sen. Barfoot: School choice issue is not going away

Last month, State Sen. Del Marsh (R-Anniston) introduced what he deemed to be the "mother of all school choice bills," formally known...

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Dean Odle says Ivey restricting churches during pandemic led him to gubernatorial run

One of the candidates who has made a splash in the 2022 contest for Alabama's GOP gubernatorial nod is Opelika pastor Dean Odle. Odle's...

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