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Barry Moore meets a soldier
U.S. Rep. Moore pledges to fight abortions in VA Hospitals, on military bases in states with abortion bans

Last month during an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough left open the possibility of VA hospitals offering abortion services in states where the procedure is banned.

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Tabitha Isner seeking to be Chair of the Alabama Democratic Party

Tabitha Isner is asking the State Democratic Executive Committee to elect her as the new chair of the Alabama Democratic Party in their organizational meeting on Aug. 13.

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What is a Libertarian? Part II: Libertarians on the Issues

On Wednesday, 1819 News asked self-professed libertarians in Alabama what they thought a libertarian was and where libertarianism comes from. But where do libertarians stand on the issues?

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State Sen. Orr says Alabama, Auburn fight against the legislature on the horizon over school autonomy

According to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), chairman of the House Education Trust Fund Budget Committee, Auburn University and the University of Alabama could be working to oppose the legislature's authority over the two schools.

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Democratic Senate candidate feels confident in campaign; talks business, weapons ban, other issues

Will Boyd is running for U.S. against Republican Katie Britt and Libertarian John Sophocleus in the Nov. 8 general election.

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Alabama Secretary of State Merrill calls on legislature to follow wishes of parties on closed primary question

Next week, the Alabama Republican Party executive committee will likely consider a motion to recommend the Alabama Legislature institute a closed primary system to determine the political parties' nominees for future general election nominations,

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Tuberville says Saban has called him, Manchin 'several times' with NIL concerns

During an appearance on Paul Finebaum's nationally syndicated radio show, also simulcasted on the SEC Network, Sen. Tommy Tuberville responded to Finebaum's suggestion that he and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) were working on behalf of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban.

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Tuberville hammers transgender agenda in education – 'Total degradation of our country,' 'Good versus evil'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has made the defense of Title IX one of his priorities early in his tenure in the Senate.

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Aderholt says that Biden turned a recovery into a recession

“Joe Biden Inherited a Recovery and Created a Recession, When Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, he inherited a booming COVID recovery from the Trump Administration.  His economic prescriptions have now had a year to be absorbed by the economy and it's clearly bad medicine.  All of his policies on issues from energy, to dealing with supply chain issues, to inflation, have led to this economic mess.," said Rep. Aderholt.

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Alabama Congressman asks constituents if they favor banning semi-automatic weapons

"Do you think the federal government should ban semiautomatic weapons?” Rep. Jerry Carl is asking constituents in a new poll that he is conducting.

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'We cherish our liberties': Congressional candidate says gun rights could unite the people of the Seventh District

“There are Democrats in the Seventh District who want to defend their families,” said Nichols on her support of gun rights. “In the Seventh District we treasure our freedoms. We cherish our liberties.”

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Fmr State Sen. Pittman warns Medicaid expansion will force state into proration

There is a real possibility later in the year and into early 2023 that Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Legislature could move to expand Medicaid eligibility in Alabama, which would come at a considerable cost to state budgets.

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U.S. Rep. Rogers says 'biggest threat' from China is its presence in our supply chain

During a Fox News Channel appearance, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks), who serves as the ranking member on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, weighed in on an ambitious Communist China as a threat to the United States.

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BCA head reacts to populism; says employers have rights, business community needs to be heard

During an appearance on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" this week, Business Council of Alabama interim executive director Robin Stone was asked to react to a "populist" sentiment that is sometimes at odds with the business community.

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Alabama Congressman votes against 'Assault Weapons Ban,' calls it 'unconstitutional'

“This unconstitutional mandate won’t make Americans any safer and will instead result in the disarming of thousands of lawful gun owners who simply want to protect their families and exercise their constitutional rights,” said Rep. Barry Moore.

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AG Marshall blasts Biden administration for 'holding children hostage' to force gender ideology

Saturday, Attorney General Steve Marshall appeared on FNC's "Fox & Friends" to voice his protest over the Biden administration's use of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's school lunch program to advance its gender identity agenda.

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Sewell votes along with House Democrats to approve 'Assault Weapons Ban of 2022'

“Barely a month after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen, gun control advocates in Congress are spearheading an assault upon the freedoms and civil liberties of law-abiding Americans," said NRA-ILA Executive Director Jason Ouimet.

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Shelby heads into retirement as Citizens Against Government Waste's 'Prince of Pork'

Leading the way on earmarks was Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), the ranking member on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, who also has a long legacy of bringing home the bacon.

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Alabama Republican Summer dinner and meeting date announced

“Kristi Noem is one of America's favorite governors, Herschel Walker has energized people across the country with his common-sense conservative message, and Attorney General Fitch has a remarkable story for her role arguing before the Supreme Court in the case that overturned Roe v. Wade this year. These Republican figures are working hard to restore America, and we look forward to welcoming them to Sweet Home Alabama,” said ALGOP Chairman John Wahl.

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Congress approves NASA Authorization Act

“With strong support from the Biden-Harris Administration as well as this authorization, NASA will continue to advance scientific discoveries, enable sustainable aviation, address climate change, and much more,” NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said.

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State Sen. Livingston warns 'good possibility' gas tax holiday would not be reflected at the pump

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-Scottsboro) explained how Georgia was able to offer a break from fuel taxes. However, he also argued that if Alabama were to follow suit, those savings might not be realized by the consumer.

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Fmr Gov. Siegelman urges Alabama Democrats to focus on issues, not campaign on Donald Trump

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," former Gov. Don Siegelman weighed in on the Democratic Party's current challenges to be relevant in Alabama.

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Palmer and Moore opposed CHIPS and Science Act, Sewell voted in favor

“This $280 billion unpaid-for bill is a wasted opportunity to combat aggression by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and ignores the record levels of inflation American families are facing,” said Rep. Palmer.

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Libertarian Party nominee Jimmy Blake to step down from Jefferson County GOP post to focus on gubernatorial bid

Dr. James “Jimmy” Blake is the Libertarian Party of Alabama nominee for Governor of the State of Alabama. He was also elected by Republican voters on May 24 to serve on the Jefferson County Republican Executive Committee.

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Congressmen and Senator from Alabama criticize Biden economic policies after second quarter of GDP decline

"Biden, Pelosi, and Schumer have only worsened the economic crisis facing Americans with their out-of-control socialist spending and anti-American energy policies," said Rep. Mike Rogers.

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Brooks will start at first base in congressional baseball game tonight

"The Congressional Baseball Game is a great tradition that brings Republicans and Democrats together at the Washington Nationals stadium,” Rep. Brooks said.

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House General Fund budget chair rules out ARPA-based tax break; says relief could come from education budget

According to State Rep. Steve Clouse (R-Ozark), tax relief will not likely be a part of the ARPA appropriations but could come from other sources.

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