Category: Primary

Alabama GOP censures candidate over ‘egregious’ comments
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Alabama GOP censures candidate over ‘egregious’ comments

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Republican Party warned voters away from one of its candidates for a utility-regulating agency Wednesday in a statement that cited his “egregious” comments on social media and radio. State GOP chair Terry Lathan said the party’s candidate committee had voted unanimously to censure Public Service...

Tuscaloosa man arrested on child sex abuse charge
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Tuscaloosa man arrested on child sex abuse charge

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A man has been accused of sexually abusing a child in Alabama. Tuscaloosa police tell news outlets in a statement that 67-year-old James Don Edwards was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child younger than 12 years old. Police spokeswoman Lt. Teena Richardson says officers had been told Tuesday...

Saving Sessions: Inside the GOP effort to protect the AG
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Saving Sessions: Inside the GOP effort to protect the AG

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ERIC TUCKER and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after President Donald Trump deemed Jeff Sessions “beleaguered” and threatened to fire him last July, members of the president’s inner circle made a desperate case to save the attorney general’s job. The White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and the president’s...

Source: Ex-FBI No. 2 official wrote memo on Comey firing
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Source: Ex-FBI No. 2 official wrote memo on Comey firing

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe drafted a memo on circumstances leading up to the firing of his onetime boss, James Comey, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press to discuss a secret document that...

Trump plans to go ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs on EU
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Trump plans to go ahead with steel, aluminum tariffs on EU

By KEN THOMAS, SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to impose tariffs on European steel and aluminum imports after failing to win concessions from the European Union, a move that could provoke retaliatory tariffs and inflame trans-Atlantic trade tensions. The tariffs are likely to go into...

Ivey announces new program allowing armed school administrators
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Ivey announces new program allowing armed school administrators

"Until we have a consensus built and a concrete plan for SROs in every school, which will require a majority of legislative support, we must provide a way now for schools which do not have a resource officer to protect their students and to respond to an active shooter," the governor said. 

Daily News Digest – May 30, 2018
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Daily News Digest – May 30, 2018

Good morning! This is your Daily News for Wednesday, May 30, 2018. 1. School Safety. Today, Gov. Kay Ivey will announce the results of her SAFE Council recommendations. SAFE stands for Securing Alabama’s Facilities of Education. What will they include? That’s anyone’s guess, but I’m told Ivey’s team has been working with the education community (superintendents,...

Skip Tucker: Go vote, or Staff Sgt. Tucker will get you
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Skip Tucker: Go vote, or Staff Sgt. Tucker will get you

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News contributor The vernal equinox slipped seamlessly by, mystically doing whatever equinoxes do, but this one brought more than buttercups. It opened the natural political season, for good or ill. Alabama voters, stomachs barely settled from a soul-scorching U.S. Senate race that felt more like a blow from a rifle...