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U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville on the Senate floor, 11/1/2023 Alabama News
Tuberville holds in fight against Biden military abortion policy after five GOP Senators break to side with Democrats

Despite opposition from five fellow Republican U.S. Senators, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was able to withstand an effort to remove his hold on military promotions over the Biden administration's refusal to reconsider the Pentagon's policy on military personnel abortions.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Katie Britt blames Biden for Iranian attacks on U.S. soldiers: 'This is what happens when you project weakness'

Britt, just back from a bipartisan trip to Israel, told host Neil Cavuto that Iranian attacks on U.S. assets in the region were a product of Biden's weakness.

Barry Moore Alabama News
Barry Moore: Newly elected Speaker Johnson will be great for the country and the Republican Party

The Enterprise Republican gave Johnson high marks and explained the behind-the-scenes challenges were a product of "old guard" Republicans and those concerned about the direction of the country.

Mike Johnson receives Speaker's gavel from Hakeem Jeffries, 10/25/2023 Alabama News
Louisiana's Mike Johnson elected House Speaker with unanimous support from Alabama's GOP delegation

Johnson is a senior attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, which describes itself as “the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, the sanctity of life, parental rights, and God’s design for marriage and family.”

Mike Rogers Alabama News
'Categorically false': U.S. Rep. Rogers rejects claim he was willing to work with Jeffries, Dems to elect House Speaker; Says comments were 'misconstrued'

"I was proud to support conservative leader Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House. America spoke last November — Republicans are in the majority in the House and we should elect a Republican Speaker with Republican votes," Rogers said in a statement provided to 1819 News on Friday. "I am and have always been strongly opposed to any attempt to form a coalition government with Democratic support."

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
State Sen. Elliott warns future administrations, legislatures could deny completion of West Alabama Corridor without federal funding, FHWA permitting

Despite the hold placed by State Sen. Chris Elliott (R-Josephine), the ultimate price tag on the route, which would complete a four-lane corridor between Mobile and Tuscaloosa, remains an unknown.

Givhan Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan on BSC lawsuit: 'Ask Baldwin Bridge Company how that worked out when they sued John Cooper'

Birmingham-Southern College's lawsuit against the State of Alabama for being denied a $30 million loan from a program passed by the Alabama Legislature this year by State Treasurer Young Boozer has at least one skeptic.

Barry moore Alabama News
Barry Moore still undecided on political future — 'My priority right now is to get Jim Jordan as speaker'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Moore said he expected a decision in the coming weeks but was currently focused on U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's (R-Ohio) bid for House Speaker.

Tommy Tuberville on Fox Business Network, 10/17/2023 Alabama News
'These are a bunch of animals — they don't care whether they die or not': Tuberville blasts Biden response to Hamas terror attack

Monday on Fox Business Network's "Kudlow," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) criticized President Joe Biden and his administration for policies in the lead-up and the aftermath of Hamas' attack on southern Israel earlier this month.

US House of Rep Rogers Mike Facebook Alabama News
Rogers backtracks on possible Hakeem Jeffries deal, backs Jim Jordan for Speaker

Monday, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced he was backing U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) for House Speaker after a days-long ordeal that involved a possible Rogers' deal with U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) Alabama News
ALGOP executive committee member threatens Republican primary ballot access challenge against U.S. Rep. Rogers over House Speaker saga

According to a press release submitted to 1819 News on Sunday, "at least four members" of the Alabama Republican Party's executive committee are planning to file a ballot challenge against U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) for indicating a willingness to cooperate with U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) Alabama News
Rogers draws rebuke from conservatives after signaling willingness to cut deal with Dems to resolve U.S. House Speaker impasse

According to reports, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) is leading a charge to make an unprecedented move to work with his counterparts on the other side of the aisle to elect a new House Speaker.

Dept. of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm Alabama News
ADOC Commissioner Hamm blames inflation, construction market for new prison cost escalation

Hamm said the high rate of inflation, paired with increased demand in the construction market resulting from an influx of government money, was to blame for those increases.

Sewell Map Alabama News
Did the federal courts intentionally preserve Terri Sewell's incumbency?

Under the new court-imposed map, the seventh congressional district includes Sewell-strongholds Dallas and Perry Counties. This gives her a distinct advantage over any candidate, especially from Birmingham, attempting to run against Sewell in the 2024 Democrat primary.

Stadthagen with ALEC Award Alabama News
House Majority Ldr Stadthagen named one of ALEC's '50 under 50' legislators

House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) was recognized as one of the top "50 Under 50" legislators in the nation who best represent the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) principles and values last week.

Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
'Alabamians continue to stand tall' with Israel — House Speaker Ledbetter pledges support for 'nation's strongest and most loyal Middle Eastern ally'

Saturday, State House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) reiterated Alabama's support for Israel in the wake of a surprise terror attack launched by Hamas earlier in the day.

Israel Alabama News
Biden administration 'appeasement put blood in the water, and now it has blood on its hands': Lawmakers, Ivey sound off on unprecedented terror attack on Israel

Republicans, including some Alabama Republicans, blame the Biden administration's decision to release $6 billion in frozen Iran funds ahead of the Hamas attack on Israel.

U.S. Rep Barry Moore, alongside U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Chip Roy (R-Texas). Alabama News
Barry Moore pledges support for Donald Trump as Speaker on first ballot, Jim Jordan on subsequent ballots

Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) announced that, at least initially, he would be supporting former President Donald Trump as a candidate to fill the open House Speaker position recently vacated by U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Foley Public Library Alabama News
ALGOP chair Wahl: Legislature could move to strip public libraries of obscenity law exemptions

Alabama Republican Party chairman John Wahl said there were actions the Alabama Legislature could take to respond to public libraries opting to include what some deem objectionable sexual content in their children and young adult collections.

U.S. Capitol Alabama News
Alabama delegation split on stopgap bill averting federal government shutdown

Late Saturday, the U.S. Senate passed a stopgap funding bill that gives Congress until November 17 to resolve a spending impasse by an 88-9 vote, with both U.S. Sens. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) voting for it.

Kelly Ann Scott Alabama News
Editor who led charge on AL.com's left-wing shift leaving for Houston

Kelly Ann Scott, the editor who supervised the complete left-wing shift of AL.com, the website for the once-daily, now-defunct Birmingham News, Press-Register and Huntsville Times owned by Alabama Media Group (AMG), a subsidiary of New York billionaires Donald and Samuel Newhouse's Advance Publications, is resigning her post.

SCOTT BRIDGE COMPANY NEW BRIDGE 3 Alabama News
Work to resume on controversial ALDOT Baldwin County beach bridge

Work on a controversial bridge connecting Gulf Shores to mainland Baldwin County that was stopped earlier this year is reportedly set to resume soon.

Katie Britt Alabama News
'Someday she'll be running this place': Politico envisions Katie Britt as the 'post-Trump' leader of the GOP

She'll have several hurdles to overcome between now and then, but a Politico magazine piece penned by veteran journalist Jonathan Martin contemplates a world with U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) as the leader of the post-Donald Trump Republican Party.

Ron DeSantis Alabama News
DeSantis backs Tuberville on military holds — 'They are breaking, violating the law'

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, said he supported U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville's (R-Auburn) hold on military promotions during Saturday's Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Town Hall.

Nancy Pack Alabama News
APLS's Pack argues case for same-sex couples in library children's books, downplays role of American Library Association

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Public Library Service director Nancy Pack addressed some of the controversies confronting her organization and other libraries around Alabama.

West Alabama Corridor Alabama News
State Sen. Givhan: West Alabama Corridor 'about politics': 'What it's going to take for them to vote for the gas tax'

Speculation is rampant as to why Gov. Kay Ivey's Alabama Department of Transportation, under the leadership of director John Cooper, is willing to spend in excess of $1 billion of federally unmatched state gas tax revenue on the so-called West Alabama Corridor project.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson Alabama News
West Alabama Corridor proponent Mobile Mayor Stimpson says federal matching may come at later phase

Despite the Ivey administration's best efforts, the so-called West Alabama Corridor that would complete a four-lane route between Mobile and Tuscaloosa with a price tag approaching $1 billion remains a controversial use of public dollars.

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