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Daily News Digest – April 23, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 23, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, April 23. 1. Surprise selection: Mackey will become State Superintendent.   Dr. Eric Mackey was selected to become Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. The State Board of Education voted 5-4 for Mackey over perceived favorite Jefferson County Superintendent and former Dept. of Education No 2 Craig Pouncey. This was a surprise...

Exclusive: Trump allies pressure Jones on Pompeo vote
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Exclusive: Trump allies pressure Jones on Pompeo vote

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Alabama) has not said how he’ll vote on the confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary State, but now he’s getting some help in making that decision thanks to a new effort to sway him. 45Committee, a non-profit political action group that supports and promotes President...

Column: Alabama has a new State Superintendent of Schools
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Column: Alabama has a new State Superintendent of Schools

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Board of Education has voted to hire Dr. Eric Mackey as Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. The Board chose Mackey by a 5-4 vote over previously-perceived favorite Dr. Craig Pouncey, who is Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools. Other finalists for the job included Hoover City Schools...

Mackey chosen as State Superintendent of Education
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Mackey chosen as State Superintendent of Education

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Dr. Eric Mackey was selected Friday as Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. Mackey currently works as Executive Director of the School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA), an organization advocating on behalf of local school leaders to the Legislature and Congress. The Alabama State School Board chose...

Daily News Digest – April 20, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 20, 2018

 Good morning! Ace Atkins and Anthony Ray Hinton are featured at the Alabama Book Festival if you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend. Here’s your Daily News for Friday, April 20. 💣 Comey memos, Giuliani’s back, and Cohen cooperates: lots happening in Trump world.   Comey soaks in the limelight  Former FBI Director James Comey’s book publicity tour continues....

Shelby treats Senate colleagues to Alabama fare
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Shelby treats Senate colleagues to Alabama fare

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Fried shrimp, fried chicken, fried oysters, mac & cheese, cornbread, coleslaw, and peach cobbler (the kind cooked with biscuits) with vanilla ice cream. Now, that’s an Alabama feast. It is also the menu Senator Richard Shelby served up for his turn at hosting the Senate Republican Caucus’ Thursday lunch. The...

In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’
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In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin...

Daily News Digest – April 19, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 19, 2018

Good morning! Don’t miss the Velcro Pygmies on the front page of the Times-Daily. This is your Daily News for Thursday, April 19. 1. GOP Candidates Debate.  GOP candidates for governor had another debate last night. AL.com and Birmingham station ABC 33/40 hosted. Roy S. Johnson moderated with Cameron Smith, John Archibald and Lauren Walsh asking the questions. I...

What’s going on at BCA?
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What’s going on at BCA?

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News When you publish a news platform with a focus on political insider talk, one of the worst things that can happen is getting scooped on a big political intrigue story. So I got pretty concerned yesterday when I read Bill Britt’s story in the AL Political Reporterthat the board...

Daily News Digest – April 18, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 18, 2018

 Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, April 18. 1. Rest in Peace, Barbara Bush.  As you have heard by now, former First Lady Barbara Bushpassed away last night. A lot is being written and said about this remarkable woman, and rightfully so. Here are a few of my favorites. AP’s 1,800 word long read on...