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DEI scoreboard at Auburn's Jordan-Hare Stadium, 11/18/2023 Alabama News
'I've been assured and reassured': State Rep. Oliver says divisive concepts legislation will pass in 'first week or two' of legislative session

What seems like a layup for a supermajority Republican-led Alabama Legislature has eluded the body for the last few years.

Fmr State Sen. Dick Brewbaker Alabama News
'No, absolutely not': Brewbaker says no to Club for Growth, House Freedom Caucus in AL-2 GOP primary contest

If Brewbaker is to emerge as the GOP nominee for November's general election contest, he says he will do so without Club for Growth or the House Freedom Caucus.

Barry Moore in Robertsdale, Ala., 1/6/2024 Alabama News
Barry Moore rails against 'uniparty' Republicans, funding for Ukraine at Baldwin County campaign stop

On Saturday, Moore spoke at the monthly meeting of the Baldwin County Republican Think Tank group gathered at Mama Lou's restaurant in Robertsdale.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer warns Alabama could lose a congressional seat because of illegal immigration from Biden lax border policy

Although many conservatives are applauding Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) for the way he is dispersing illegal immigrants around the country to sanctuary states and cities, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) says it will not be without consequences.

Tuberville511 Alabama News
Tuberville calls on GOP Senate holdouts to back Trump, chides Nikki Haley as a 'neocon'

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) called on those 31 Republican lawmakers to get behind the former commander-in-chief.

State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) Alabama News
Senate Pro-Tem Reed hints at school choice, elections and ... more economic development legislation in 2024 session

In an interview that aired on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) offered a preview of what to expect in the early stages of this year's legislative session.

casino table games Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott bearish on prospects of free-market approach to gambling in 2024 — Says special interests 'will kill any measure'

Last week, State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) predicted his chamber would have the opportunity to vote on a so-called comprehensive gambling bill, including a "free-market approach" to casino gambling if successful.

Chip Brown Alabama News
State Rep. Brown predicts vote on legislation with 'free-market approach' on casino gambling in 2024

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 last week, State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) said while an effort to bring legislation to a vote in 2024 was underway, he supported a "free-market approach" that would open the casino licensing up for bidders.

Gary Palmer Alabama News
Palmer on Hunter Biden saga: 'I honestly believe they think the American people are too dumb to understand what's going on here'

Friday, during an appearance on NewsNation, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), a member of the House Oversight Committee, offered his thoughts on a House Republican-led effort to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

Ballot Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns gambling constitutional amendment on 2024 general election ballot would be a 'mistake' for GOP

If there is a session of the Alabama Legislature ahead on the calendar, there is a high probability that speculation about gambling making it through the two chambers and on an election ballot is underway.

Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: 'What we have in Alabama with regard to the medical field is an oligarchy'

On Friday's broadcast of Huntsville radio WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) reacted to the Alabama Department of Public Health's (ADPH) self-imposed "accountability measures," and if those would be sufficient for the power-wielding agency to avoid action from the Alabama Legislature.

Brock Covin Alabama News
Listen: Senate District 9 Republican hopeful releases 'Brock Colvin the hard-nosed conservative' radio spot

Annoying? Perhaps. Memorable? Definitely.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore on Ukraine: 'America Last' approach sending money to other countries 'does not make any sense'

Add U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) to the growing list of Capitol Hill Republicans who oppose increasing the level of funding for Ukraine.

Carl628 Alabama News
Jerry Carl: 'I am in no mood to send more money to Ukraine'

Although he was a supporter early on, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said he is no longer willing to support bankrolling Ukraine's war effort against the Russians.

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.

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