Category: Primary

Byrne plays key role in reforming Congress’ harassment policies
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Byrne plays key role in reforming Congress’ harassment policies

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Congress has reached a landmark agreement on a bill to overhaul the process for handling sexual misconduct allegations within its halls. Alabama Congressman Bradley Byrne played a key role in updating the decades-old Congressional Accountability Act, which governs how lawmakers and aides report sexual misconduct claims. The law has been...

When it comes to natural gas, US ‘open for business’
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When it comes to natural gas, US ‘open for business’

By JIE JENNY ZOU of The Center for Public Integrity, The Center for Public Integrity WASHINGTON (AP) — Last November, diplomats from Brazil to Japan joined oil and gas executives at the headquarters of Washington’s largest lobbying group to christen a new partnership. Inside the marble walls of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a crowd of...

AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump’s tariffs
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AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump’s tariffs

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Doug Jones said Alabama’s soybean farmers and automobile manufacturers are “scared to death” over President Donald Trump’s tariff wars, but he cautioned Democrats from spending too much time attacking the president as the party tries to win back heartland voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election....

Birmingham breaking ground on new 55,000-seat stadium
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Birmingham breaking ground on new 55,000-seat stadium

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Work is ramping up on a new outdoor stadium in Birmingham. A groundbreaking is set for Thursday afternoon for a new, 55,000-seat multi-use stadium that will be located new the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Crews already are moving utilities and doing other site preparation work. But construction on the $174 million structure...

Postal workers accused of stealing mail, trafficking weed
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Postal workers accused of stealing mail, trafficking weed

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Four U.S. Postal Service workers in Alabama are accused of stealing packages in connection with a marijuana distribution scheme. News outlets report U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore said this week that a grand jury indicted the four Mobile workers on federal charges in November. Thirty-three-year-old Unterria J. Rogers, 26-year-old Devon Donald,...

Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying
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Senate to vote on aid to Yemen in wake of Khashoggi slaying

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are expected to vote Thursday on a resolution that would call on the U.S. to pull assistance from the Saudi-led war in Yemen, a measure that would rebuke Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senate may also consider a separate resolution condemning...

Farm Bill passes House, Alabama Delegation unanimous
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Farm Bill passes House, Alabama Delegation unanimous

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The U.S. House of Representatives voted to give final passage to the Farm Bill Wednesday, sending the more than $400 agriculture and nutrition legislation to President Trump’s desk. Trump has previously indicated he would sign the bill. The House voted 369-47 to pass the legislation after the Senate approved...

Skip Tucker: Why an Angel A-top the Christmas Tree?
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Skip Tucker: Why an Angel A-top the Christmas Tree?

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist It was Christmas Eve, Back in the Day; away back in the day. Traditions weren’t fully formed. It was so long ago that while not what might be described as svelte, Santa merley was plump, but it was obvious he was calorically challenged. Living at the Heart...