Category: Primary

Farm Bill passes House, Alabama Delegation unanimous
Post

Farm Bill passes House, Alabama Delegation unanimous

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The U.S. House of Representatives voted to give final passage to the Farm Bill Wednesday, sending the more than $400 agriculture and nutrition legislation to President Trump’s desk. Trump has previously indicated he would sign the bill. The House voted 369-47 to pass the legislation after the Senate approved...

Skip Tucker: Why an Angel A-top the Christmas Tree?
Post

Skip Tucker: Why an Angel A-top the Christmas Tree?

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist It was Christmas Eve, Back in the Day; away back in the day. Traditions weren’t fully formed. It was so long ago that while not what might be described as svelte, Santa merely was plump, but it was obvious he was calorically challenged. Living at the Heart...

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules
Post

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday, making good on President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to weaken landmark Obama-era water rules long opposed by some developers, farmers and oil, gas, and mining executives. The scaling back...

Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote
Post

Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation’s federal sentencing laws. McConnell’s decision comes after more than three years of overtures...

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow asylum ban
Post

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow asylum ban

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow enforcement of a ban on asylum for any immigrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Two federal courts have temporarily blocked the policy President Donald Trump announced in November in response to caravans of migrants that were approaching...

With eyes on House majority, Dems cautious about impeachment
Post

With eyes on House majority, Dems cautious about impeachment

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats who will take the House majority in January are willing to say that President Donald Trump may have committed impeachable offenses. But that doesn’t mean they will try to impeach him — at least not yet. For several reasons, Democrats have been extremely cautious about...

Organizers seek expanded boycott following mall shooting
Post

Organizers seek expanded boycott following mall shooting

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Protesters demonstrating against the fatal police shooting of a black man at Alabama’s largest shopping mall are trying to expand an economic boycott over the killing. Activists went to the state capital of Montgomery on Tuesday asking supporters to quit spending money at businesses which have stores at the Birmingham-area Riverchase...

Sen. Doug Jones joining AP Newsmakers Wednesday
Post

Sen. Doug Jones joining AP Newsmakers Wednesday

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones will be joining the Associated Press for its latest Newsmakers online program. Jones will discuss lessons he believes Democrats can take away from his 2017 upset win over Roy Moore and the legislative agenda for the end of the year. Watch live via Facebook below.