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Alabama Political News
Discover the latest developments in Alabama politics.

Amtrak Alabama News
Amtrak in Mobile: Support lacking at roundtable of four Mobile City Council members

A plan to return Amtrak passenger service to Mobile lacked support at a roundtable of city council members Wednesday.

Tuberville Alabama News
Tuberville calls out Democrats, 'RINOs,' 'neocons' over reckless spending — 'They can't find where half this money goes'

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee added nearly $35 billion in last-minute emergency spending to its fiscal year 2025 spending bills, prompting harsh criticism from U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) for wasting taxpayer dollars by spending money the government doesn’t have.

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U.S. Rep. Palmer: Early debate was a 'setup' to oust Biden from Democrat ticket — 'They knew that this moment was going to come'

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) said he believes the debate was a setup to force Biden out and that it further exposed how he is not the one calling the shots behind the scenes.

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Chinese buy 19 ‘farms’ near U.S. military facilities: None in Alabama

Chinese are buying farmland near U.S. military installations, but none in Alabama.

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'Looked like a reanimated corpse': Biden flounders at first presidential debate; Trump's performance praised by Alabama lawmakers

The first of two presidential debates aired on CNN Thursday night, and even among Democratic commentators, the consensus appears to be that President Joe Biden failed to deliver.

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House Majority Ldr Stadthagen plans to try again next session for bill banning drag shows where children are present

After failing the last two years to pass a bill banning drag shows where minors are present, House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) said he plans to continue his efforts to protect Alabama's children by reintroducing the issue in 2025.

Debate Alabama News
Alabama Republicans watch first presidential debate at six locations Thursday

Six locations are set for Alabama folks to watch the presidential debate this Thursday.

Harrybutler Alabama News
Gadsden newsman, political leader, Harry ‘Shug’ Butler dies

Gadsden leader Harry 'Shug' Butler died Sunday. He was the father of State Rep. Mack Butler.

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‘Save Our U.S. House’ citizens project registering voters in Alabama's second congressional district

Citizens' group "Save Our U.S. House" is registering new voters and pushing turnout in contested Alabama congressional district AL2.

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The Tom Parker Collection: Foundational law volumes started in Alabama, back in Alabama after 259 years

Historic Blackstone volumes from the founding period now housed in Alabama Judicial Building.

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ALFA's Mitt Walker doubtful Congress will pass farm bill this year — ‘It is going to be a heavy, heavy lift to get a bill out of the House’

Farmers across the U.S. are anxiously awaiting for Congress to pass a new farm bill package, but Mitt Walker, director of governmental and agricultural programs at the Alabama Farmers Federation, said it’s unlikely to see any legislation this year.

DuBose Alabama News
'I think I was maybe too nice': State Rep. DuBose to refile 'What is a Woman' bill next session

Like many bills during the 2024 legislative sessions, State Rep. Susan DuBose’s (R-Hoover) “What is a Woman” Bill failed to get a floor vote due to gambling interests. She plans to refile it next session, and this time, she said she won’t be so nice.

Datcher v. woodson Alabama News
Democratic special primary for former State Rep. John Rogers' HD52 seat goes to runoff

The top two contenders, Frank Woodson and Kelvin Datcher, will go head-to-head for the seat on July 16.

Presidentialdebate Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: Presidential debate ‘Watch Party’ in Mobile June 27

Biden and Trump debate on Thursday, June 27, and a watch party is being hosted by the Mobile County GOP.

Aderholt Scott Alabama News
Aderholt backs Tim Scott in Trump veepstakes — 'Serious in his faith, Christian believer'

With 34 days remaining until the beginning of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, former President Donald Trump is beginning to narrow down his choices for a running mate for the November election.

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Former long-time ABC administrator State Rep. William Thigpen dies at 83

Former State Rep. William Thigpen died Saturday at age 83.

Tabitha Isner Alabama News
'Republican Party has become a party of victimhood': Alabama Democrat vice chair takes to 'Capitol Journal' to bash GOP, Trump, AG Marshall

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," in what was apparently a gesture to offer an opportunity to respond to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's appearance on the same program a week early, Alabama Democratic Party vice chairwoman Tabitha Isner took several jabs at her political adversaries on the other side of the aisle.

Trump v. Biden Alabama News
ALGOP poll: Trump maintains strong lead over Biden in Alabama following New York verdict

Poll of Alabama voters after the NY verdict against Trump show him maintaining his wide lead.

Katie Britt Alabama News
Britt slams Senate Democrats for 'fearmongering' over reproductive issues ahead of vote on contraception bill

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) blasted Senate leadership for pushing legislation to federally protect access to contraception.

Shomari Figures Alabama News
Figures hosts 'a special Macallan Bourbon and Ballots' fundraiser

The campaign for Democratic candidate for Alabama’s second congressional district Shomari Figures is hosting a unique event to raise funds for his election effort.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile). Photo: Erica Thomas. Alabama News
Jerry Carl predicts Alabama Legislature likely to redraw congressional lines again in 18 months after court proceedings

During an appearance on Mobile radio's FM Talk 106.5, the outgoing congressman said he foresees the U.S. Supreme Court giving the Alabama Legislature another shot at drawing congressional districts at some point in the next 18 months.

Barry Moore on ad, 2/7/2024 Alabama News
Barry Moore co-sponsors 'Let Trump Speak Act' to prohibit gag orders on defendants — 'It’s time to stand up for Americans and their First Amendment rights'

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) has co-sponsored a bill barring judges from issuing gag orders on defendants.

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Tuberville: 'Bidenomics has turned the Dollar Menu into the Five-Dollar Menu'

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) has a way of simplifying issues. On Tuesday, he explained in one sentence the impact of Bidenomics on the average American.

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong, alongside Donald Trump, 5/21/2024 Alabama News
'Election interference at the highest level': U.S. Rep. Strong joins Trump at New York City trial

U.S. Rep. Dale Strong (R-Monrovia) and a notable group of guests joined former President Donald Trump on Tuesday at his "hush money" trial in New York City.

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.

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