1990: - President George H. W. Bush posthumously awards Jesse Owens the Congressional Gold Medal.
1957: Athlete and coach, Harvey Glance was born in Phenix City.
1971: Basketball player, Wesley Person, was born in Brantley
Though The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that former governor Don Siegelman is to be released from prision on bond pending his appeal, it also today denied Richard Scrushy’s request for release (pdf).
After over 3 weeks of dealing with sunset bills, the Senate completed work today and is ready to take up unfinished business. There is much speculation that in the next couple of weeks we will see gambling, immigration, and other high profile bills brought to the Senate floor for debate. What comes up for [...]
I hear that Paul Sanford of Huntsville may qualify for the race as a Republican. He is the great-grandson of Big Bob Gibson of barbecue fame and apparently is known as “Chef Paul.”
Decatur Daily Editorial about the decision to hold an election for a Morgan County judgeship
Tuskegee News Editorial asks “Can’t we all just get along?”
The Daily Sentinel Former Jackson County Sheriff cleared after investigation
Everyday we are reminded of issues our state has not addressed. April is Autism Awareness Month and is the perfect time to look at this growing health care crisis that deserves state government’s attention.
There are many misconceptions in today’s society. One of those is that time heals all wounds. Not necessarily…..for families [...]
Birmingham News – Food banks having difficulty meeting needs as economy worsens.
Birmingham News – Senate committee passes sweeping immigration reform bill.
Birmingham News – House committee rejects proposal to increase natural gas severance taxes.
Birmingham News – The Birmingham News calls for Senate to give approval to measure that would ban smoking in workplaces and in public places.
Mobile Press-Register – Mobile mother leads protest at state house over proposed cuts to state’s early intervention programs.
Huntsville Times – Sen. Tom Butler (D-Madison) may seek congressional seat under GOP banner.
Tuscaloosa News – Senate committee rejects proposals that would allow students, faculty members to carry weapons on college campuses.
Tuscaloosa News – Summary of yesterday’s legislative action.
Tuscaloosa News – Tuscaloosa businessman sues state over ExxonMobil winnings, says funds should go to Alabama Trust Fund.
Tuscaloosa News – House Judiciary Committee to vote this morning on package of immigration bills.
Tuscaloosa News – Rep. Jay Love (R-Montgomery) kicks off campaign for 2nd Congressional District race.
Anniston Star – The Anniston Star questions whether our education system is providing Alabama workers with the skills and knowledge need in state’s changing economy.
Montgomery Advertiser – The Montgomery Advertiser comments on continuing slowdown by Senate.
News link – Congressional Quarterly sees race for 2nd congressional district as more competitive.
1814: In the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Andrew Jackson leads a force of Americans, Creeks, and Cherokees against Red Stick Creeks. Attacking the Red Stick stronghold of Tohopeka on the banks of the Tallapoosa River, Jackson’s men killed more than 900 people. The victory soon led to the end of the [...]
Republican Wayne Parker says he’s in the race for Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, according to Dana Beyerle in the Times-Daily. He also quotes Alabama’s Senate Minority Leader Jabo Waggoner (R – Vestavia) as saying, “[State Sen. Tom Butler] told me he will switch to the Republican Party and run for Congress.”
Similar to what the Cook Report has recently done, CQ Politics has changed its rating on the race in the 2nd Congressional District from Safe Republican to Leans Republican, “denoting a highly competitive contest.”
The change is “the result of seven-term Republican Rep. Terry Everett’s surprise decision to retire after eight terms [...]
Thinking about Alabama’s two congressional races this year (in the 2nd and 5th districts), and how dynamics nationally affect (and don’t affect) the candidates here…
CQPolitics this week reports on the widening disparity between the cash raised and available to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).
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