Category: Primary

Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports
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Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports

By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will go ahead with imposing 25 percent tariffs on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports. Customs officials will begin collecting the border tax Aug. 23, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said. The list is heavy on industrial...

Daily News Digest – August 7, 2018
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Daily News Digest – August 7, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Tuesday, August 7, 2018. 1. Trump slaps Iran w/ sanctions. What happened President Trump has put strict economic sanctions against Iran back into effect. The sanctions – which target financial transactions, commercial planes and automobiles, and gold – had been eased under the nuclear deal reached by President Obama. Trump did...

WHAT TO WATCH: Primaries test GOP, Democratic identities
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WHAT TO WATCH: Primaries test GOP, Democratic identities

By BILL BARROW, Associated Press Democrats hope to grab a House seat that Republicans have held for decades. A tweet from President Donald Trump could tip a GOP gubernatorial primary in Kansas. Democrats continue to decide how far to the left the party should move. And critical Senate races are coming into focus. What to watch...

A new interstate for Alabama? Proposed I-14 would link 5 states
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A new interstate for Alabama? Proposed I-14 would link 5 states

By ASSOCIATED PRESS Supporters of a proposed new interstate that would connect communities in five southern states say it would reduce poverty and improve the lives of residents along the route. The proposed Interstate 14 would run from west Texas across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. A map showing a route for the concept being...

Gates admits crimes with _ and embezzlement from _ Manafort
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Gates admits crimes with _ and embezzlement from _ Manafort

By CHAD DAY and MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman — and told jurors that he and Manafort committed crimes together. Rick Gates, described by witnesses...

Democratic candidate says Russians tried hacking website
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Democratic candidate says Russians tried hacking website

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tabitha Isner, the Democratic candidate in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District, said Monday that Russian hackers appeared to have made more than a thousand attempts to break into her campaign website last month. Isner said there were 1,400 attempts to break into the website over two days in July. The attempts were...

Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future
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Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The birthplace of NASA’s rockets lies in the land of cotton, hundreds of miles from Cape Canaveral’s launch pads. From the first U.S. satellites and astronauts, to the Apollo moon shots, to the space shuttles and now NASA’s still-in-development Space Launch System, rocket history inundates Huntsville,...

Stacy Column: Shelby and Jones take different approaches to Supreme Court nomination
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Stacy Column: Shelby and Jones take different approaches to Supreme Court nomination

The battle over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court is heating up in Washington. President Donald Trump selected Kavanaugh in May in what most believed to be a “slam dunk” pick given the judge’s non-controversial record and Republicans’ control of the Senate. Since then, Senate Democrats have been working to derail the nomination or...