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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...

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Reactions to Barbara Bush’s passing

Posts, reactions, and tributes to the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush. TODAY Show tribute Presidential historian Michael Beschloss  Former President Bill Clinton Former President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama We’ll always be grateful to Mrs. Bush for the generosity she showed to us throughout our time in the White House,...

Daily News Digest – April 17, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 17, 2018

 Good morning! Don’t forget to file your taxes. If taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society, as Oliver Wendell Holmes said, then can we get a refund for Facebook & Twitter? Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, April 17. 1. 50 days out: Congressional fundraising.  With 50 days to go until Alabama’s primary elections on...

50 days out: Congressional fundraising report
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50 days out: Congressional fundraising report

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News With 50 days to go until the Alabama primary elections on June 5, candidates for Congress are reporting their quarterly fundraising numbers. Below are charts showing how much candidates in competitive races raised and spent in the first quarter of 2018 and how much they have on hand. First,...

Ivey, Cavanaugh, Marshall snag Retail Association endorsements
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Ivey, Cavanaugh, Marshall snag Retail Association endorsements

The Alabama Retail Association released its election endorsements Monday, favoring incumbents, frontrunners, and those who have supported the retail business agenda for the state’s top jobs. Gov. Kay Ivey and Attorney General Steve Marshall received endorsements for their runs to win terms in their own right, and  Public Service Commission President Twinkle Cavanagh received an...

Daily News Digest – April 16, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 16, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, April 16. 1. Names narrowed down in State Superintendent search.  Alabama should have a new state superintendent of schools by Friday. Four finalists have been named: Jefferson County Superintendent Craig Pouncey, Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Superintendents’ Association of Alabama Executive Director Eric Mackey and former Texas Education Commissioner...

‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor R. Lee Ermey dies at 74
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‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” has died. Ermey’s longtime manager Bill Rogin says he died Sunday morning from pneumonia-related complications. He was 74. The Kanas...

Stacy column: Ryan’s retirement not a good sign for GOP
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Stacy column: Ryan’s retirement not a good sign for GOP

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News The seismic news that House Speaker Paul Ryan will not seek reelection rocked Washington this past week. Ryan was first elected in 1998 at 28 years old and built a name for himself as a whiz-kid budget hawk in the mold of Jack Kemp. His “Path to Prosperity” budget proposals to...

Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health
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Spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush in failing health

By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Former first lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health” and won’t seek additional medical treatment, a Bush family spokesman said Sunday. “Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92, has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and...