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U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Alabama redistricting case begin next week

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Merrill v. Milligan, a case that will decide whether the state of Alabama’s 2021 congressional redistricting plan violates the Voting Rights Act, on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer: Tie federal education funding to protecting parental rights

Friday, House Republicans rolled out their "Commitment to America" plan, part of the basis for voters giving the GOP control of Congress after this year's midterm elections.

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Tuberville blasts Biden admin over border crisis 'mess'— 'Unacceptable'

In a speech on the Senate floor this week, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) slammed President Joe Biden and his administration's handling of the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Jeff Sessions: Biden administration border policy 'an absolute evisceration of law'

According to former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Democrats must pay a political price in the November 8 midterm elections for the crisis at the border brought by the Biden administration's border policies.

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U.S. Rep. Carl on DOJ's Eagle Forum subpoena: 'We do not need to fear the government — The government works for us'

The fallout continues on a U.S. Department of Justice subpoena targeting Eagle Forum of Alabama in a lawsuit against the State of Alabama for its Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.

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Amicus brief filed in support of Eagle Forum's rights after federal government subpoenas group for 'Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act' docs

Several organizations and individuals from across the United States have filed an amicus brief supporting a motion to quash after the Department of Justice subpoenaed a conservative interest group in Alabama.

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Marshall, state AGs tell credit card companies to stop new gun buyer ‘list’

Credit card companies should cease implementation of a new merchant category code for purchases at gun stores that would create a “list of gun buyers,” according to a letter sent yesterday by 21 state attorneys general including Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall.

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Secretary of State Merrill predicts 'record' turnout for November 8 midterm elections

In 2018, more than 1.7 million registered voters participated in that year's midterm elections in Alabama. Secretary of State John Merrill anticipates that many voters will turn out for this year's midterm elections on November 8.

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Former House Democratic leader Craig Ford wins Gadsden mayoral race

The mayoral race in the city of Gadsden has ended in a victory for former Democratic leader in the Alabama House of Representatives, Craig Ford.

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Andrea Alvarez wins heated runoff race for Huntsville Education Board

A highly politicized and contentious runoff election for Huntsville Board of Education (BOE) ended Tuesday in a landslide victory for Andrea Alvarez over her opponent, Angela McClure.

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State's federal delegation demands answers from DoJ for Eagle Forum Alabama subpoena

Last month, the Biden Department of Justice, through the U.S. Attorney's office in Birmingham, sent a subpoena to Eagle Forum of Alabama asking to obtain its communications about its support for legislation banning hormone treatments and gender transition surgeries for minors. After the bill's passage in the Alabama state legislature, Biden's DOJ filed a lawsuit against the legislation, and a federal judge subsequently blocked it in May.

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Katie Britt gets SBA Pro-Life America endorsement

Even though Republican U.S. Senate nominee Katie Britt is an overwhelming favorite in her November 8 general election match-up against Democrat nominee Will Boyd, the campaign continues.

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State Sen. Orr says doing both tax cuts and tax rebates a possibility

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Budget Committee chairman, had previously floated the idea of one-time tax rebates.

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Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox decries Democrat cancel culture, difficulties distinguishing himself from national party

Despite getting high marks for his "courageous" response to a 2011 tornado outbreak that devastated his city, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox had to face some hard truths about Alabama politics in his 2018 run for governor.

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Jared Hudson touts God, Constitution in Jefferson County Sheriff bid

Jefferson County Republican candidate for sheriff Jared Hudson is on a mission. A mission to uphold the Constitution and protect the people. It seems like a tough mission, but missions are nothing new to this 37-year-old husband and father of three girls.

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AG Marshall on VA Hospital abortion threat: 'Not an issue' federal gov't preempts state law — Biden admin not going to 'bully' Alabama through a press release

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said abortion, as prohibited by the Human Life Act, was still a criminal violation regardless if it was performed at a hospital run by the federal government.

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State Sen. Marsh: 'Criminal' that GOP-led legislature hasn't made school choice a priority; Blames AEA influence of colleagues for inaction

In an interview that aired Wednesday on "Rightside Radio," Marsh was critical of his Republican colleagues, who he said were "under the influence" of the AEA.

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State Rep. Paschal says 'school choice' must be clearly defined before the legislature proceeds

State Rep. Kenneth Paschal (R-Pelham) says there are things the legislature consider before implementing a school choice system.

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Mo Brooks lashes out at Steve Bannon, Katie Britt over Ukraine aid

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks took to Twitter on Tuesday to speak out against Republican Senate nominee Katie Britt and former White House advisor Steve Bannon for what Brooks said were past attacks against him for voting to support Ukraine with federal dollars.

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State Rep. Simpson calls for mandatory minimum sentences for fentanyl traffickers

State Rep. Matt Simpson (R–Daphne) will introduce legislation in the 2023 Regular Session creating mandatory minimum sentences for trafficking fentanyl in Alabama.

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'They've really picked on the wrong people here': State Sen. Elliott criticizes DOJ for Eagle Forum subpoena

The Baldwin County lawmaker argued Eagle Forum should refuse to comply with the subpoena to say the federal government has lost its way.

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Recession fears complicate tax talks in Alabama: 'There’s scary times out there'

Will the United States, and thus Alabama have been in or be in a recession by this time next year?

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State Sen. Barfoot vows 'divisive concepts' legislation that could limit CRT will be back in 2023

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show" earlier this week, State Sen. Will Barfoot (R-Pike Road), who sponsored the legislation in the Alabama Senate, said the bill would return in 2023.

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U.S. Rep. Aderholt: DOJ's Eagle Forum of Alabama subpoena 'a blatant attempt to intimidate citizens'

Thursday, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) reacted to a Department of Justice subpoena seeking "all information related to the non-profit's legislative activities promoting the Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion And Protection Act (VCAP) since 2017."

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U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl predicts GOP will flip 30-35 seats in U.S. House, 2 in U.S. Senate after midterms

During a speech to the Eastern Shore Republican Women's Club on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) said Republican prospects for November were looking more bullish as Labor Day has now come and gone.

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Tuberville criticizes NCAA 'lack of leadership' on NIL: 'Created an environment where student-athletes can be exploited'

Congress must pass name, image, and likeness (NIL) legislation due to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) “lack of meaningful leadership and clarity” on the issue, according to Sen. Tommy Tuberville R-AL. 

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House Majority Ldr Ledbetter: School choice 'something we need to look at'

House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) hinted he was open to school choice in the upcoming legislative session.

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