Category: Primary

Matthew Stokes: Dear, Doug Jones
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Matthew Stokes: Dear, Doug Jones

By MATTHEW STOKES, Alabama Daily News Columnist I did not vote for Doug Jones for Senate in 2017, but I helped him win by voting for a third party candidate.   Roy Moore was a deeply flawed candidate even before the accusations of aggressively pursuing romantic relationships with teenage girls.  For many conservatives like me,...

New Member Profile: Rep. Jamie Kiel
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New Member Profile: Rep. Jamie Kiel

Even as a new member of the Legislature, Kiel was able to gain influential committee assignments, including the House Insurance Committee, the State Government Committee, and the Ways and Means Education Committee. Kiel told Alabama Daily News that since he has three children in Alabama schools and his wife and parents are educators, education issues are one of his top priorities.

‘Stalled.’ Border negotiations hit snag as shutdown deadline approaches
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‘Stalled.’ Border negotiations hit snag as shutdown deadline approaches

From Wire and Staff reports WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House refused to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again, negotiators clashed over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, creating a new hurdle for a border security compromise Congress can accept. With a Friday deadline...

Weekend Digest- February 10, 2019
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Weekend Digest- February 10, 2019

Here is your Daily News for February 10, 2019. 1. AL Prison Suicide Crisis Gov. Kay Ivey is expected to announce a proposal soon to replace state prisons, possibly leasing facilities built by private firms. But the Southern Poverty Law Center, locked in a court battle with the state over prison mental health deficiencies, is not...

Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag
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Shutdown deadline looms as wall negotiations hit a snag

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ALAN FRAM,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiations over a border security hit a snag, the White House on Sunday would not rule out another federal government shutdown even as it signaled a willingness to obtain funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall by other means. Acting White House chief...

Gun-seizure laws grow in popularity since Parkland shooting
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Gun-seizure laws grow in popularity since Parkland shooting

By RYAN J. FOLEY,  Associated Press In the year since the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, more and more states have passed laws making it easier to take guns away from people who may be suicidal or bent on violence against others, and courts are issuing an unprecedented number of seizure orders...

Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals
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Trump’s Year 3 aims for dramatic sequels to rival originals

By CATHERINE LUCEY and JONATHAN LEMIRE,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump prepares to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for a second time, he’s out to replicate the suspenseful buildup, make-or-break stakes and far-flung rendezvous of their first encounter. The reality star American president will soon learn if the sequel, on...