Category: Primary

Judge Refuses to Move Officer’s Murder Trial
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Judge Refuses to Move Officer’s Murder Trial

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge has denied a request for a new judge, prosecution team and trial location in the case of a white police officer facing murder charges for shooting an unarmed black man. Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin on Tuesday denied the motions from attorneys for Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith....

White House: Trump’s Tweet About Russia Probe Was an Opinion
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White House: Trump’s Tweet About Russia Probe Was an Opinion

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump bluntly declared his attorney general should terminate “right now” the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent attack on the special counsel investigation that could imperil his presidency. Trump also assailed the trial,...

Judge Blocks Release of Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns
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Judge Blocks Release of Blueprints for 3D-Printed Guns

By MARTHA BELLISLE and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday stopped the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns as President Donald Trump questioned whether his administration should have agreed to allow the plans to be posted online. The company behind the plans, Austin, Texas-based Defense...

Ethics Commission clears Tuggle as Speaker’s Office Chief
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Ethics Commission clears Tuggle as Speaker’s Office Chief

The Alabama Ethics Commission on Wednesday cleared outgoing State Rep. Mark Tuggle to serve as chief of staff for House Speaker Mac McCutcheon provided he does not engage in lobbying to "personally benefit himself, his family, or any business with which he is associated" for two years.

Daily News Digest – August 1, 2018
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Daily News Digest – August 1, 2018

Good morning! Welcome to August. We are officially one month away from college football season. Here’s your Daily News. 1. How serious is shutdown talk? What’s happening We’re talking about a government shutdown again. Why? Because one of President Trump’s key campaign promises – a border wall with Mexico – hasn’t been fully funded and...

Skip Tucker: The Hood and I
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Skip Tucker: The Hood and I

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist During the racially turbulent mid-seventies, on a comfortable summer morning, the editor of the Mountain Eagle in Jasper learned the Ku Klux Klan had obtained a permit to parade through the city streets. He was elated and repulsed. Repulsed because he shared the predominate opinion that the...

Perry O. Hooper: Trump right about the Trade Issue
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Perry O. Hooper: Trump right about the Trade Issue

By PERRY O. HOOPER I am a strong advocate for free enterprise and for free trade. However. we have a real problem with China and their trade policies and tactics. Imports of Chinese goods alone equal two-thirds of the global U.S. trade deficit today. The very first trade issue President Trump raised when he began...

State publishes guidance for Trump tax cuts impact on Alabama
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State publishes guidance for Trump tax cuts impact on Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Revenue this week issued preliminary guidance on the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump in December, the tax reform plan included changes that affect individual taxpayers and businesses beginning this year. The Revenue Department’s guidance...

Will he or won’t he? Trump sows confusion on shutdown plans
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Will he or won’t he? Trump sows confusion on shutdown plans

By CATHERINE LUCEY and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Will he or won’t he? President Donald Trump is sowing confusion about whether he’s committed to keeping the government open through the fall elections or would willingly shut it down to secure more money for his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump on Tuesday...