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Rick Bubba Alabama News
Rick & Bubba's Bussey: Why does the power company need lobbyists?

During a wide-ranging conversation with "1819 News The Podcast" host and 1819 Media president Bryan Dawson, Rick Burgess and Bill "Bubba" Bussey, co-hosts of the "Rick & Bubba Show' weighed in the current political environment in Alabama.

Jimmy Blake - campaign photo Alabama News
Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Blake calls State Sen. Orr tax rebate proposal 'absurd and an insult'
Wahl Alabama News
Libertarians, defeated GOP candidates question revised GOP bylaws

It sounds like the start of a joke: What do a Democrat, Libertarian, independent, write-in candidate, and other non-Republicans have in common? The answer: They cannot run as a Republican for six years.

Roy Moore Alabama News
Roy Moore lauds $8.2M verdict, rips press for not getting the truth out

Last week, a federal court jury awarded former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice Roy Moore $8.2 million in damages after determining a super PAC defamed him in a television ad during his unsuccessful 2017 U.S. Senate bid.

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Joe Reed back at the helm — 'We are the backbone of the Democratic Party'

Last week, with the State Democratic Executive Committee electing Randy Kelley as the new chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, long-time party boss Joe Reed showed that he was back in charge.

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Bentley rips lawmakers for Medicaid expansion opposition, dismisses proration threat

Former Gov. Robert Bentley was a one-time Medicaid expansion opponent. However, since leaving office in 2017, Bentley has changed his stance.

Merrill66 Alabama News
John Merrill: Closed primary system will reduce voter turnout

According to Secretary of State John Merrill, if the Alabama Legislature follows the recommendations of the Alabama Republican Party executive committee to institute a closed primary system, it could hurt voter participation.

GOPKKK Alabama News
Defiant Lawrence County GOP chairman will not resign school board post in wake of KKK GOP elephant 'mistake'

Lawrence County School Board member Shanon Terry, also the chairman of the Lawrence County GOP, released a statement Thursday morning pushing back against calls for his resignation for what he had called a "mistake."

Marx Douglass Alabama News
KCarl Smith: We need Douglass-ism to defeat Marxism

We are living in unprecedented times. The tyrannical Biden administration and Marxist-liberal Democrats are doing everything possible to tear down America. Never in our lifetime have we witnessed the unrestrained use of power and authority by our government — carried out at the expense of individual liberty.

AL Senate Orr Arthur Alabama News
Orr proposes 'significant' rebates for those who paid state income taxes – 'We conservatives need to send money back'

Earlier this week, State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), the Senate Education Trust Fund chairman, floated the possibility of lawmakers offering a tax rebate in the upcoming year, given the current budgetary surplus of state government.

Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers joins Leader McCarthy, GOP leadership in criticizing Biden administration on one-year anniversary of Afghan exit

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) joined House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and U.S. Reps. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), Mike Turner (R-Ohio), and James Comer (R-Ky.) in commemorating the occasion in an op-ed posted on Fox News.

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Stephanie Holden Smith: See how Alabama school board members responded to API's school board survey

Recently, API began a project to gather information from school board members from across the state in an effort to inform parents and the general public about how elected and appointed school board members felt about issues such as Critical Race Theory, Social Emotional Learning, school choice and education related equity.

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Joey Clark: Where did Gov. Kay Ivey go?

There are few things a reclusive introvert and political malcontent (such as I am) loathes more than attending a large political fundraiser dinner party. Alas, there I was at the center of the Alabama GOP’s Summer Dinner, feeling like a distraught stranger in a strange land. 

Matrix Alabama News
Lagniappe's Rob Holbert: Matrix-Canopy lawsuit exposing 'underbelly' of Alabama politics

Last week, a report from Mobile-based newspaper Lagniappe revealed a new twist in the ongoing legal saga between political consulting groups Matrix LLC and Canopy Partners based on legal filings last week.

Reynolds Alabama News
Public Intoxication charge dropped against Mobile City Councilman Ben Reynolds

Monday, Baldwin County District Judge Michelle Thomason signed off on Baldwin County District Attorney Bob Wilters decision to dismiss a public intoxication charge against Mobile City Councilman Ben Reynolds. 

ALGOP Alabama News
ALGOP looks to have strong fall coming out of Summer Executive Committee meeting

The Alabama Republican Party intends to spend twice in this cycle what it spent electing Republicans in the last cycle.

Inflation on calculator Alabama News
Justin Bogie: The truth behind inflation and the impending recession

The questions now facing the nation as well as Alabama’s state government are how did America get into this situation, and how to fix it. There are two basic answers: monetary policy and fiscal policy. They work in tandem. Both created the problem, and both are needed to correct it.

Republican GOP Alabama News
Alabama Republican Party passes resolution honoring the Supreme Court for recent decisions

The Alabama Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution honoring the conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court for several recent landmark decisions.

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Phil Williams: Lead, follow, or get out of the way

It’s a phrase you’ve probably heard before. The phrase has been attributed over time to Thomas Paine, General George Patton and even Lee Iacocca, but whoever it was that said it I would hazard the guess that it was someone with a strong personality, a sense of mission and the need to get something very important done. 

Daniels Alabama News
House Minority Leader Daniels: 'Look for the Democratic Party to be back in charge in about 20 years' with closed primaries

During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Daniels said he was opposed to a closed primary system.

Elliott Chambliss Alabama News
Medicaid expansion unlikely, say Chambliss, Elliott – 'Absolutely not happening on my watch'

Two members of the Alabama Senate are very bearish on the prospects of any effort gaining legislative approval.

Lady liberty Photo by Miltiadis Fragkidis Alabama News
What is a libertarian? Part III: Liberty looking forward

Last week, 1819 News spoke to libertarians in Alabama about what a libertarian is, the history of the libertarian movement and where libertarians stand on the issues. But where is the libertarian movement headed?

Mountain Brook Mayor and City Council Alabama News
Mountain Brook City Council elections next week amid school system controversies

Mountain Brook has elections for 3 of its 5 City Council seats on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

ALGOP Alabama News
ALGOP backs Trump on Mar-a-Lago raid - 'Unprecedented overreach'

Wahl: "This use of force was uncalled for and incredibly disrespectful of a former president. Our membership stands with President Trump as he faces this injustice."

Randy Kelley Alabama News
Joe Reed-endorsed Randy Kelley elected Alabama Democratic Party chairman

On Saturday, Huntsville Pastor Randy Kelley was elected chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party.

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ALGOP executive committee overwhelmingly approves closed primary resolution

MONTGOMERY – By an overwhelming 81%-to-19% margin, the Alabama Republican Party executive committee voted to approve a resolution calling for party registration and closed primary elections.

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch AP Photo by Rogelio V Solis Alabama News
Mississippi AG Fitch credits Alabama pro-life officials with assist on Dobbs ruling

Fitch thanked several high-profile Alabama officials for their help on the case, including Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall.

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