Category: Primary

Trump, Pelosi talk about getting along – until they don’t
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Trump, Pelosi talk about getting along – until they don’t

By CATHERINE LUCEY and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly facing life under divided government, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders talked bipartisanship but then bluntly previewed the fault lines to come. Trump threatened to go after House Democrats who try to investigate him, while Rep. Nancy Pelosi said her party would be “a...

With split Congress, prospect for economic deals looks dim
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With split Congress, prospect for economic deals looks dim

By JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump floated the idea Wednesday of partnering with the newly Democratic-led House on two ideas that could prove popular with voters: Increasing spending on America’s infrastructure and limiting drug prices. Yet the poisonous atmosphere in Washington, mandated federal spending limits and a potential duel over...

Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump
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Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican Party loyalist with authority to oversee the remainder of the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The move has potentially ominous implications for special...

Voters in 2 Alabama counties end sheriffs’ jail food bonus
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Voters in 2 Alabama counties end sheriffs’ jail food bonus

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Voters in two Alabama counties ended the longtime practice of letting sheriffs pocket whatever profits they can generate from feeding prisoners as cheaply as possible. Morgan County and Cullman County overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments to ban the practice in balloting Tuesday. The measures were strictly local and won’t affect other counties....

Thousands share photo of ex-inmate with #VOTED sticker
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Thousands share photo of ex-inmate with #VOTED sticker

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A photo showing a smiling former death row inmate with a #VOTED sticker on his forehead has captured the social media spotlight. Anthony Hinton spent 28 years on Alabama’s death row before his release in 2015. The group that helped free him, Equal Justice Initiative, tweeted the picture with the message, “For 30...

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Black candidates win sheriff, DA in largest Alabama county

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Black candidates have been elected for the first time to two top law enforcement positions in Alabama’s most populous county, with both advocating new approaches to the get-tough policies long popular in the conservative state. Democrat Mark Pettway was elected Tuesday as Jefferson County sheriff on a platform that included additional...

2018 Election Results: Alabama House
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2018 Election Results: Alabama House

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The Alabama House GOP saw significant success in Tuesday’s elections, growing its legislative majority from 72 to 77 seats, while Democrats saw their share decline from 33 to 28. House Speaker Mac McCutcheon said Republicans’ victory was a vote of confidence in the conservative direction of the Legislature. “With...

2018 Election Results: Alabama Senate
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2018 Election Results: Alabama Senate

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News Alabama Republicans added one seat to their Senate Majority Tuesday, bringing the total up to 27 to the Democrats’ eight. The increase comes from Republican Donnie Chesteen replacing Independent Sen. Harri Ann Smith, but the Senate GOP also held off serious challenges that threatened to cut into their control...

Marshall defeats Siegelman to win full term as Attorney General
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Marshall defeats Siegelman to win full term as Attorney General

From AP and staff reports MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Republican incumbent Steve Marshall has won a full term as Alabama’s attorney general, defeating Democrat Joseph Siegelman. With all but three precincts reporting, Marshall bested Siegelman 59 to 41 percent. Marshall is a former county prosecutor who was appointed as the state’s top law enforcement official after...