If Bill Johnson and Gov. Bob Riley at the same social event wasn’t awkward before Wednesday it likely is now. Johnson, you may remember, abruptly resigned from the Governor’s cabinet in June to meet an ultimatum from the Governor to resign or announce he was not going to run for Governor.
Wednesday on [...]
I apologize for not being with you last week. I spent the majority of last week in tryouts competing for the Tennessee starting QB.
Week 3 review:
- USC’s yearly loss to an unranked team came a little early this year with their 16-13 loss to Washington. People will point to USC [...]
The Arab Tribune - Dentist slams RDS tax audit – When the Council agress with you and $4700 is spent to collect $4200 there maybe a problem
The South Alabamian – Hubert alleges irregularities in primary election – link maybe useful to subscribers but only link found
Moulton Advertiser – City to use surplus to pay raises – One of the few places with a budget surplus
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The state Republican Party launches its Campaign 2010 website. Still warm from the oven.
Chatter is picking up regarding the Supreme Court races… Here’s an update along with the basics for any latecomers…
We have three seats up in 2010, all held by Republicans. Patti Smith has announced that she is not running again. The other two are held by Mike Bolin and Tom Parker. You can see [...]
In yesterday’s Montgomery Advertiser, there was an editorial about the latest report on this subject. Alabama’s Infant Mortality rate is 9.5 per 1000 live births, while nationally, the rate is 6.7.
A copy of the report (pdf) can be found at the State Department of Public Health as well as a list by County of infant mortality rates (pdf).
To summarize: the child most likely not to see a birthday cake is black, had a low birth weight, does not have health coverage, has a sibling less than two, a teenage mother who smokes and was one of a multiple birth.
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From Eye on 2010 at CQ Politics:
The conservative Family Research Council’s political action committee plans to target 16 congressional races in 2010. The group’s president, Tony Perkins, said the PAC has a goal of raising $1 million to boost grassroots activity in targeted races.
Among the listed seats that are targeted by [...]
More about Democratic Rep. Steve Hurst’s potential party switch…
State GOP Communications Director Philip Bryan told the Parlor on this matter, “I know Chairman Hubbard is talking to certain Democrats about switching – some have approached him and he has approached others. But all discussions are confidential, so we are not disclosing the progress [...]