Category: Aggregated

Daily News Digest – April 26, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 26, 2018

 Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Thursday, April 26. 1. Pompeo to pass w/ Jones vote; Jackson bows out. Once somewhat in doubt, the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State is poised to pass TODAY. He is currently CIA Director and was formerly a congressman from Kansas. Alabama’s Sen. Doug Jones will vote YES. After...

Daily News Digest – April 25, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 25, 2018

 Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, April 25, which we all know is the “perfect date.” 1. Dem debate gets testy.  Hoo, boy. This one might be interesting after all. Democratic candidates for governor debated last night. It was kind of a spectacle that included lesser-known candidates like Doug “New Blue” Smith and Chris Countryman, plus some heckling...

Daily News Digest – April 24, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 24, 2018

 Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, April 24. 1. What’s next for Pompeo?  Last night, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the nomination of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. It was a narrow vote and only happened because GOP Sen. Rand Paul dropped his opposition and Democratic Sen. Chris Coonsvoted “present.” Committee Chairman Bob Corker...

Daily News Digest – April 23, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 23, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, April 23. 1. Surprise selection: Mackey will become State Superintendent.   Dr. Eric Mackey was selected to become Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. The State Board of Education voted 5-4 for Mackey over perceived favorite Jefferson County Superintendent and former Dept. of Education No 2 Craig Pouncey. This was a surprise...

Daily News Digest – April 20, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 20, 2018

 Good morning! Ace Atkins and Anthony Ray Hinton are featured at the Alabama Book Festival if you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend. Here’s your Daily News for Friday, April 20. 💣 Comey memos, Giuliani’s back, and Cohen cooperates: lots happening in Trump world.   Comey soaks in the limelight  Former FBI Director James Comey’s book publicity tour continues....

Daily News Digest – April 19, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 19, 2018

Good morning! Don’t miss the Velcro Pygmies on the front page of the Times-Daily. This is your Daily News for Thursday, April 19. 1. GOP Candidates Debate.  GOP candidates for governor had another debate last night. AL.com and Birmingham station ABC 33/40 hosted. Roy S. Johnson moderated with Cameron Smith, John Archibald and Lauren Walsh asking the questions. I...

Daily News Digest – April 18, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 18, 2018

 Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Wednesday, April 18. 1. Rest in Peace, Barbara Bush.  As you have heard by now, former First Lady Barbara Bushpassed away last night. A lot is being written and said about this remarkable woman, and rightfully so. Here are a few of my favorites. AP’s 1,800 word long read on...

Daily News Digest – April 17, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 17, 2018

 Good morning! Don’t forget to file your taxes. If taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society, as Oliver Wendell Holmes said, then can we get a refund for Facebook & Twitter? Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, April 17. 1. 50 days out: Congressional fundraising.  With 50 days to go until Alabama’s primary elections on...

Daily News Digest – April 16, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 16, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, April 16. 1. Names narrowed down in State Superintendent search.  Alabama should have a new state superintendent of schools by Friday. Four finalists have been named: Jefferson County Superintendent Craig Pouncey, Hoover City Schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Superintendents’ Association of Alabama Executive Director Eric Mackey and former Texas Education Commissioner...

Daily News Digest – April 13, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 13, 2018

Good morning and good luck to you on this Friday the 13th! Spooky.  Education first, then politics in your Daily News. 1. Who wants to be the next state superintendent?  Happening today The State School Board is in the last stages of choosing Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Schools. The board will continue its work session today and...