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Daily News Digest – February 19, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 19, 2018

Good morning and Happy President’s Day! Who is your favorite president in history? Favorite living president? Fiercest military commander-turned POTUS? Tell me in this fun online poll. Here is your Daily News Digest for Monday, February 19.  1. Big day in Mobile It’s going to be a busy day for politics and media in Mobile. Gov. Kay Ivey continues her campaign rollout there...

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Fundraising report: Senate Majority

Of the 25 Republicans in the Alabama State Senate, nine are not running for reelection. These “open seats” create interesting opportunities for ambitious newcomers because running for an open seat is much a more manageable feat than challenging an incumbent. Here’s a brief rundown of the current cash on hand numbers for the nine open...

Daily News Digest – February 16, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 16, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! This is your Daily News Digest for February 16.  1. Talking about guns The school shooting in Florida has a lot of folks talking about guns again. These are the names and faces of those who were murdered by a psychopath Wednesday. “Do something” is the oft-repeated mantra to Congress and the president. But, do what, exactly? It’s...

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Trump to tackle mental health, school safety – but not guns

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the nation united and grieving with “one heavy heart,” President Donald Trump is promising to tackle school safety and “the difficult issue of mental health” in response to the deadly shooting in Florida. He made no mention of the scourge of gun violence. Not always a natural...

Watchdog’s report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses
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Watchdog’s report faults VA chief over Europe trip expenses

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and his staff made “false representations” to justify his wife accompanying him at taxpayer expense on an 11-day European trip that mixed business and sightseeing, according to an internal investigation. The report released Wednesday said Shulkin should reimburse...

Daily News Digest – February 14, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 14, 2018

Good morning and Happy Valentines Day! Don’t forget to do something nice for your sweetheart. I’ll just be over here eating my peanut butter sandwich. Here is your Daily News Digest for Wednesday, February 14.  1. Bright ballot challenge begins That didn’t take long. Houston County Commissioner Brandon Shoupe is challenging Bobby Bright’s access to the Republican ballot. Read Jeremy...

Aderholt meets with Trump on trade
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Aderholt meets with Trump on trade

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt was a part of a high level trade policy meeting between lawmakers and President Trump at the White House Tuesday. The meeting centered around how United States policies might evolve on trade, particularly as it relates to NAFTA and other trade deals that might get renegotiated soon. Aderholt has repeatedly placed a “buy American” rider...

Daily News Digest – February 13, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 13, 2018

Good morning! Please stop posting what you would look like as the other gender on Facebook. Some things you can’t unsee. Here is your Daily News Digest for Tuesday, February 13.  1. Slade Slid “What is going on??” Texts, emails and tweets to this effect poured in late last night when news broke that State Sen. Slade Blackwell is no longer running...

BREAKING: Blackwell exits governor’s race
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BREAKING: Blackwell exits governor’s race

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Less than 72 hours after becoming a surprise, late entrant into the Alabama 2018 governor’s race, State Sen. Slade Blackwell has withdrawn his candidacy. Numerous sources indicated Monday afternoon that Blackwell’s withdrawal was imminent, and by Monday evening Alabama Republican Party spokeswoman Katie Lansford confirmed the...

AL Farmers Federation announces endorsements
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AL Farmers Federation announces endorsements

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – FarmPAC, the political arm of the powerful Alabama Farmers Federation, has announced its endorsements for the 2018 primary elections. Gov. Kay Ivey, Lt. Gov. candidate Will Ainsworth, and Agriculture Commissioner candidate Rick Pate are some of the recipients of the coveted endorsements for statewide office. The Federation’s endorsement of U.S. Rep. Martha...