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Marshall sues Biden administration over threat to withhold school lunch money if state does not advance LGBTQ+ agenda

According to the new guidance, schools would risk forfeiting lunch money for their neediest students if they engage in “sex discrimination,” such as having sex-separated bathrooms or sports teams for boys and girls.

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U.S. Reps. Rogers, Brooks, Aderholt press DefSec Austin on Communist China's efforts to infiltrate U.S. colleges

U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Saks), Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), along with Republican Study Committee chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.), sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin earlier this week inquiring why federal funds were going to schools with alleged connections to the Communist Chinese government.

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Britt rips Biden White House for effort to redefine recession; blames policies for 'kitchen table crisis'

In comments given to 1819 News, Alabama Republican U.S. Senate nominee Katie Britt criticized the Biden administration for its response to a possible recession and blamed it for the inflationary woes plaguing the U.S. economy.

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Biden's low approval numbers on economy may impact midterm elections

Biden Administration officials want to redefine recession ahead of GDP report. The President's low economic approval numbers could impact the midterm elections.

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State Sen. Sessions eyes eliminating business personal property tax

If State Sen. David Sessions (R-Grand Bay) has his way, he would completely eliminate the business personal property tax.

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Barry Moore votes against the Right to Contraception Act, calls it unnecessary

“Struggling families in Alabama and all over America are increasingly frustrated and furious at being ignored by tone-deaf Democrats who continue to desperately pump out do-nothing legislation to keep the radicals in their party at bay," said Rep. Barry Moore.

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Meet Britt challenger for Senate: John Sophocleus, Libertarian candidate

John Sophocleus is the Libertarian Party nominee for U.S. Senate. "We aren't going to get out of this if we keep electing Bidens and Trumps.

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U.S. Rep. Carl: Biden visit with Saudi prince 'embarrassing'

The freshman congressman called it "embarrassing" and referenced accusations from Biden and his allies that the Saudi prince was responsible for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Brandaun Dean is running for Alabama Democratic Party chair

Brandaun Dean has announced that he is running for chair of the Alabama Democratic Party.

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Tuberville and colleagues voice opposition to Biden Administration’s new Title IX proposal

Sen. Tuberville joined 20 of his colleagues in a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona strongly criticizing the department’s proposed rule to change how Title IX is implemented.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer says goal of showing 'Hand of Hope' photo was to demonstrate personhood inside the womb

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Thursday, Palmer said he aimed to get an answer to the question about personhood and had attempted to use the famous photograph to make the case that the being in the womb was indeed a person.

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Alabama Congressmembers respond to votes on government spending bill

“I’m so proud to have helped secure millions of dollars in funding for local projects in our district! The funding for these projects responds directly to the needs of our communities, which is why I fought so hard for its inclusion.," said Rep. Sewell.

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Tuberville formally endorses Katie Britt U.S. Senate bid in fundraising pitch

Earlier this week, Tuberville made his support official now that Britt has been declared the party's choice for the November ballot.

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Griffith floats ADP chair candidacy, says Alabama Democrats 'really are stuck on the Edmund Pettus Bridge'

During an appearance on Wednesday's broadcast of Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," former U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith, the Democratic Party's 2012 gubernatorial nominee, expressed his interest in a run for the position.

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State Rep. Brown: Lottery, sports and casino gaming can be separate votes

During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5 on Tuesday, Brown said a renewed effort in the new quadrennium was possible.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer has dust-up with Democrat chairwoman over photo of unborn infant grasping hand of physician during an in-utero surgery

Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) had a run-in with U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), the chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, during a hearing responding to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision that overturned the abortion-legalizing decision Roe v. Wade.

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Alabama Democratic Party removes Sebrina Martin from ballot over abuse allegations

"Martin’s conduct bears directly on her fitness for the office she seeks. Candidates for judicial office should conduct themselves “in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary,”" the Alabama Democratic Party wrote announcing that they have removed Sebrina Martin from their Nov. 8 general election ballot for a Montgomery judgeship.

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Barry Moore demands Biden rescind abortion executive order

“The recent Executive Order from the Biden Administration defending the right to terminate the lives of unborn children up until the moment of birth is further proof of how extreme and beyond the mainstream Biden and Washington Democrats have moved on abortion," said Rep. Moore.

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Tuberville and other Senators ask Pentagon to justify claim that Court’s abortion decision will hurt military readiness

Tuberville and other Republicans Senators request that Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin justify claim by a DoD political appointee that the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade will impact military readiness.

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ALGOP chair Wahl blames negative campaigning, lack of media coverage for low voter turnout

"That was probably the most disappointing thing this cycle, was just the voter turnout, the voter turnout numbers," Wahl said.

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Congressmen respond to votes on National Defense Authorization Act

“Our military’s role is to protect our Constitutional rights and the American way of life from our enemies at home and abroad, and any bill that undermines those foundational pillars not only harms our national defense but dilutes what makes our nation so worthy of defending. No amount of money authorized to spend on bases or weapons programs could compensate for such dangerous policy missteps that destabilize our nation," Rep. Moore said explaining his decision to oppose the House version of the NDAA.

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Medical Cannabis Commission director John McMillan says 'best case' late 2023 for product availability

Although the legislature voted to make so-called medical cannabis available in May 2021, Alabamians will still have to wait a bit until cannabis products are available for legal use.

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Katie Britt outpaces Democrat opponent Will Boyd in Q2 fundraising by 79-to-1 margin

A repeat of the 2017 U.S. Senate special election upset is looking less and less likely for Democrats as November approaches.

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Sewell challenger says Democrats couldn’t prevent inflation even when they controlled the House, the Senate, and the Presidency

“Terri Sewell and the Democrats couldn’t prevent inflation or high gas prices, even though they control the House, Senate, AND the Presidency. Why should we think they have the answers now?” said Republican challenger Beatrice Nichols.

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House passes legislation creating federal protection for abortion rights

"These bills are meant to trample on the Dobbs decision, which affirmed that there is no constitutional right to abortion and sent the power to determine abortion laws back to the states. Democrats’ unconstitutional and barbaric legislation demonstrates how radical the pro-abortion movement has become and would end thousands of innocent lives if signed into law.," Rep. Barry Moore wrote.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin grades city's handling of World Games 'an A-plus'

Friday, during an appearance on Birmingham's News Radio 105.5 WERC, Mayor Randall Woodfin told "Alabama Morning News" host JT Nysewander that his city deserved an "A-plus" grade.

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Why did State Sen. Elliott send Congressman Rogers a box of nails?

Earlier this week, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) voiced his frustration with the Alabama Legislature's use of American Rescue Plan Act (APRA) funds allocated to the state in the name of COVID-19 pandemic relief.

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