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Shomari Figures on MSNBC, 5/18/2024 Alabama News
Figures criticizes legislature for union clawback bill, calls Trump a 'throwback' to Alabama's past in MSNBC appearance

Shomari Figures, the Democrat nominee for Alabama's second congressional district race, appeared on MSNBC on Saturday with Al Sharpton to tout his candidacy and to react to President Joe Biden's appearance in nearby Atlanta to deliver the Morehouse College's commencement address.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
'Absolute Persecution': AL-2 GOP hopeful Dobson blasts 'lawfare,' says opponent Shomari Figures 'complicit in Biden's weaponized DOJ'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Caroleene Dobson, the Republican nominee for Alabama's open second congressional district seat, blasted the weaponization and applauded Marshall and Tuberville for supporting Trump.

steve marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall: No 'greater perversion of the criminal justice system' than Trump hush money trial — 'Clearly a politically motivated prosecution'

On Tuesday, AG Steve Marshall went on Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria" and described the trial as "political theater" with the intention to "damage" Trump and get President Joe Biden re-elected.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr: Gambling push 'sucked all the oxygen out' of passing other legislation

During Friday's broadcast of Huntsville WVNN's "The Dale Jackson Show," State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) lamented that the ongoing battle to pass a gaming package made things "not very productive" in either chamber to pass other legislation.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
Dobson hits Baldwin County, seeks grassroots support outside of AL-2 — ‘It’s going to be a hard battle’

GOP congressional district two nominee Caroleene Dobson addressed the Eastern Shore Republican Women’s Club Thursday for a rare Baldwin County appearance.

Bruce Pearl Alabama News
Pearl presses Biden to demand Hamas to surrender, release hostages — 'Many have died because our President has stopped Israel from finishing Hamas!'

Auburn head basketball coach Bruce Pearl called on President Joe Biden to tell Hamas to surrender and release hostages, a number of which are American, on Thursday.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville calls on FDIC head to resign after scathing report finds sexual misconduct, discrimination

After an independent report cited widespread abuse in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is calling on the chairman to resign.

Biden Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville: Biden 'trying to play both sides' in Israeli-Hamas war

During a Monday interview on Fox Business Network's "The Evening Edit," U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) accused President Joe Biden of "riding the fence" when it comes to Israel's ongoing war with Hamas.

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, 5/4/2024 Alabama News
ALGOP elects RNC delegates; Tuberville named chairman by acclamation

The Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) executive committee met on Saturday to elect its slate of delegates for this year's Republican National Convention in Milwaukee.

Alabama flag budget Alabama News
House approves $3.4 billion general fund budget and supplemental, increasing Medicaid, prison funding

On Thursday the Alabama House of Representatives passed the $3.4 billion General Fund Budget for the 2025 fiscal year and the supplemental appropriation for the current year.

Tommy tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville on Biden admin Title IX changes: 'You can't erase women, and you can't erase Title IX'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) is pushing back against President Joe Biden's efforts to undo Title IX by redefining what a woman is and allowing biological males to compete in athletics as females.

Slot machine Alabama News
See how your representative voted: House concurs with substitute gambling legislation

The Alabama House of Representatives voted to concur with the conference committee substitute bills, legalizing an education paper lottery and electronic games of chance at specified locations while excluding the originally planned casino and sports betting provisions.

Dr. Scott Harris Alabama News
Legislature passes bill giving the Governor authority to appoint State Health Officer from list of nominees

The Alabama Legislature passed legislation on Tuesday that would change how the State Health Officer is appointed and alter the makeup of Alabama's State Committee of Public Health.

Britt in red Alabama News
Britt demands White House 'take concrete, meaningful action to restore order on college campuses' amid Pro-Hamas protests

As pro-Palestine protests rage on at college campuses across the United States, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) urged President Joe Biden and his administration to do something to end the discrimination against Jewish college students.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville introducing ‘Repealing Big Brother Overreach Act’ against federal rule that could jail millions in small businesses

Tuberville has introduced the "Repealing Big Brother Overreach Act" to overturn a new federal rule that could bring criminal penalties to millions of business folks.

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Public hearing held on bill requiring activation of porn filters on smartphones for minors

The Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee held a public hearing without voting on a bill that would require smartphones activated in Alabama automatically have a content filter turned on for minor users. 

Scott Harris Alabama News
House committee advances Senate bill giving the Governor authority to appoint State Health Officer from list of nominees

The House Health Committee advanced legislation on Wednesday that would change how the State Health Officer is appointed and the makeup of Alabama's State Committee of Public Health.

Governor Kay Ivey Alabama News
Morning Consult says Ivey has nation’s highest job approval among state GOP voters

A poll conducted by Morning Consult found that Gov. Kay Ivey has the nation’s highest job approval rating among her state’s Republican voters, at 86%. The group polled the approval ratings of all Republican governors within their own state’s GOP voters.

House Floor Alabama News
Feud erupts between the House and Senate — Both bodies refuse votes on the other's bills

In an apparent feud between the House of Representatives and the Senate, the House purposefully delayed voting on several Senate bills Tuesday evening, carrying them over to the call of the chair.

Miller stricklend Alabama News
Former HD27 candidate Bill Stricklend endorses Alan Miller in runoff

The primary runoff election for House District 27 is a week away, and candidate Alan Miller just picked up a key last-minute endorsement.

Second congressional district Alabama News
What happened? Analysis of AL-2 run-off election — Dobson, Figures now the nominees to fight for the seat in November

The second congressional district run-off elections were held on Tuesday, Republican Caroleene Dobson won the nomination for her party over Dick Brewbaker. Shomari Figures won the Democratic nomination after securing his victory over current Alabama House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville). 

Construction worker Alabama News
House passes bill package aimed at bolstering workforce development

The Alabama House of Representatives passed a bill package on Wednesday that aims to bolster the state’s workforce development and increase workforce opportunities for more Alabamians.

Tommy Tuberville Alabama News
'A direct result of Joe Biden's weak foreign policy': Tuberville blames White House for 'funding' Iran's attack on Israel

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) blamed President Joe Biden and his "weak foreign policy" for Iran's attack on Israel over the weekend.

House Floor Alabama News
House easily passes education budget, appropriations totaling nearly $11 billion

The Alabama House of Representatives breezed through its nearly $11 billion Education Trust Fund (ETF) budgets and supplemental appropriations bills on Wednesday with hardly any debate.

caroleene dobson Alabama News
First-timer Caroleene Dobson wins GOP congressional nomination in AL-2; Faces Democrat Shomari Figures Nov. 5

Newcomer Caroleene Dobson won the GOP nomination for Congress and faces Democrat winner Shomari Figures.

State Rep. Juandalynn Givan Alabama News
State Rep. Juandalynn Givan files distressed college loan program repeal after Birmingham-Southern closure

Lawmakers are slated to deliberate this week on legislation to repeal the 2023 law creating a loan program for universities in financial straits after the law’s designed recipient, Birmingham Southern College (BSC), closed its doors for good.

Former Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., speaks to reporters following Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing Alabama News
Doug Jones: No 'nefarious' GOP plot to keep Biden off Alabama ballot

On Thursday, Jones took to his Twitter account to emphasize there is no Republican plot to keep Biden off the Alabama ballot. 

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