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New AL.com podcast launches with focus on Alabama’s “Machine”
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New AL.com podcast launches with focus on Alabama’s “Machine”

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – AL.com’s Reckon brand is branching out into the podcast medium. It’s new show, “Greek Gods” debuts Monday taking on a old and interesting subject: the secretive University of Alabama campus political organization called “The Machine.” The Machine is known to influence campus elections for the Student...

Alabama officials, politicos respond to death of Sen. John McCain
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Alabama officials, politicos respond to death of Sen. John McCain

Following the news of Sen. John McCain’s death Saturday, reactions poured in from Alabama officials and politicos who admired the Arizona Republican. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby U.S. Sen. Doug Jones U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt U.S. Rep. Martha Roby U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer House Speaker Mac McCutcheon “As...

Daily News Digest – August 24, 2018
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Daily News Digest – August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018. 1. Trump-Sessions feud returns.  This was predictable, I suppose. President Donald Trump is escalating his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions over Sessions not taking control of the cases that are causing the president problems right how. He got pretty personal when he asked a Fox News host of Sessions, “what kind of man...

New IRS rule on deductions hits some high-tax states hard
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New IRS rule on deductions hits some high-tax states hard

By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New rules unveiled by the IRS undermine some states’ attempts to help residents keep a version of a popular federal income tax deduction. Last year’s Republican tax overhaul put a $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local income taxes, which could affect some high-earners in...

Daily News Digest- August 22, 2018
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Daily News Digest- August 22, 2018

Good morning! Buckle up because there’s lots of news to get through. Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, August 22, 2018. 1. For Trump, a Bad Day in Black Rock.   What Happened Two of President Trump’s top associates – former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and personal lawyer Michael Cohen – are now guilty of federal crimes....

How will new Trump coal power rule affect Alabama Power?
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How will new Trump coal power rule affect Alabama Power?

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News The Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that the Trump-era Affordable Clean Energy plan would replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan was big news in Washington and beyond this week. Many leaders and corporate officials in coal-friendly states like Alabama applauded the newly proposed rule as a needed move away from...

No. 1 Bama tops AP Top 25; Auburn 9th
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No. 1 Bama tops AP Top 25; Auburn 9th

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes....