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Daily News Digest – January 26, 2018

Good morning!  What is going on with Taco Bells around here? I’m on the road to Washington, D.C. and using every last bit of my iPhone hotspot connection to bring you your Alabama Daily News digest for Friday, January 26, 2018. 1. Trump ready to deal on immigration President Donald Trump is ready to offer a path to...

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Daily News Digest – January 25, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Thursday, January 25, 2018. 1. Criminal crack down Attorney General Steve Marshall and local district attorneys have announced the indictments of 11 individuals on multiple drug-trafficking charges. The arrests came after a major joint investigation by state, federal and local law enforcement.  Watch WSFA’s story from Selma to learn more. Marshall also announced he...

Leaked Trump memo may spur Alabama infrastructure effort
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Leaked Trump memo may spur Alabama infrastructure effort

A draft plan for the Trump Administration’s “Infrastructure Incentives Initiative” has leaked, offering the first glimpse into a highly-anticipated effort to fund road and bridge improvements across the country. For Alabama, the draft plan raises major questions as to how the state will compete for grants without a revenue mechanism to match federal funds. The...

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Daily News Digest – January 24, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  1. Leaked Trump memo may spur Alabama infrastructure investment There are unintentional leaks and then there are intentional leaks. It looks like the White House has intentionally leaked a document showing its plans for a major infrastructure initiative – and there are BIG...

Congressman saw aide as ‘soul mate,’ but denies misconduct
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Congressman saw aide as ‘soul mate,’ but denies misconduct

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania who settled a former aide’s sexual harassment complaint with taxpayer money said Tuesday that he developed a deep affection for her and reacted badly when she began dating another man, but never harassed her or pursued a romantic relationship. Rep. Pat Meehan said Tuesday that he...

Winners & Losers: Shutdown Edition
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Winners & Losers: Shutdown Edition

It turns out the drama of the first government shutdown since 2013 was short-lived. For those not hopelessly addicted to political Twitter – which is to say most Americans – nothing much seem to really happen at all. Still, there is political fallout from the budget fight, and that means winners and losers. Here’s my...

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Daily News Digest – January 19, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Friday, January 19, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Shutdown fever – catch it! [ takes deep breath ] The House acted to avert a government shutdown late Thursday by passing a Continuing Resolution extending current government funding for four weeks. Importantly for Alabama, the bill also contained a six-year,...

Jones bucks Schumer, votes to end filibuster
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Jones bucks Schumer, votes to end filibuster

In a bitter partisan showdown over government funding, U.S. Senator Doug Jones (R-Ala.) bucked his party leadership, voting with most Republicans and a handful of red-state Democrats to end a filibuster blocking a bill to keep the government open and fund children’s health care. The vote represented a first big test for Jones, whose bipartisan...

What will Doug Jones do?
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What will Doug Jones do?

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones made federal funding for the Children’s Heath Insurance Program, or CHIP, a centerpiece of his successful special election campaign. Even before the allegations of sexual abuse surfaced against opponent Roy Moore, Jones used CHIP to run circles around Moore, who awkwardly stumbled when asked about his position on the issue. Now, it...

Breaking: House passes funding bill; All eyes on the Senate, Doug Jones
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Breaking: House passes funding bill; All eyes on the Senate, Doug Jones

Late Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation keeping the federal government open and funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The continuing resolution would extend government funding at current levels for four weeks, essentially buying time for House, Senate and White House negotiators to reach a full appropriations deal that could include immigration reforms....