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Congress has ideas on gun violence, but no consensus
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Congress has ideas on gun violence, but no consensus

By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump. Republican leaders have...

Daily News Digest – February 23, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 23, 2018

Good morning and Happy Friday! Y’all said more West Wing gifs so that’s what you get, even if they are non sequitur. Here is your Daily News. 1. It doesn’t feel like winter  Today Republicans from all around the state will begin to gather in Montgomery for the ALGOP Winter Dinner/Meeting. The dinner is always fun, but this year the meeting promises to be...

Marsh introduces AG’s ethics overhaul
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Marsh introduces AG’s ethics overhaul

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A long-anticipated proposed update of the state’s ethics code from Attorney General Steve Marshall has been introduced in the Alabama Legislature. Senate President Del Marsh today filed SB383, sweeping legislation drafted by the Attorney General’s office and intended to clear up confusion and close potential loopholes in...

Daily News Digest – February 22, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 22, 2018

Good morning! This from Max Lucado was the best thing I read yesterday on the life and legacy of the great Billy Graham. Here is your Daily News Digest for Thursday, February 22.  1. Bright ballot challenge brings intrigue Erstwhile and hope-to-be-once-again Congressman Bobby Brightconfirmed to WSFA that the ALGOP State Executive Committee will have a hearing Saturday afternoon on the challenge...

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Judges seek more information on planned Alabama execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judges are seeking more information about an upcoming Alabama execution in which the state plans to connect the lethal injection line through the inmate’s leg. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked Wednesday for additional information as they weigh a request from Doyle Lee Hamm to block his execution....

Conservative legal community backs slate of candidates
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Conservative legal community backs slate of candidates

The Alabama Civil Justice Reform Committee (ACJRC) released its endorsements for the 2018 primaries yesterday. ACJRC is a coalition of conservative-minded trade associations and companies that advocates for judicial policies that aren’t prejudicial to businesses, such as tort reform. “The people of Alabama are indeed fortunate to have such an outstanding group of experienced leaders...

Daily News Digest – February 21, 2018
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Daily News Digest – February 21, 2018

Good morning! Here is your Daily News Digest for Wednesday, February 21.  1. In their own words: GOP candidates make their pitch Would you like to watch a lot of candidates for statewide office pitch their case in short videos all in one place? I got you.  The Butler County Republican Party hosted a candidate forum inviting those running for statewide office and Congress...

In their own words: candidates make their pitch in Butler County
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In their own words: candidates make their pitch in Butler County

As Butler County GOP Chairman Cleve Poole put it, Greenville was “the place to be” last night. The Butler County Republican Party hosted a candidate forum Tuesday night inviting those running for statewide office and Congress to address the local GOP faithful and visit with them one-on-one. Not all candidates could make it, but it...

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks
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Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

By CATHERINE LUCEY and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like the rapid-fire bump stocks involved in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. Seeking to show action days after a deadly school shooting in...