Category: Primary

Roby, Sessions discuss blacklisting of border wall contractors
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Roby, Sessions discuss blacklisting of border wall contractors

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News Some American cities are an using an aggressive tactic to stop or slow construction of President Trump’s promised border wall: boycotting or blacklisting the construction companies who help build it. Already the cities of Austin, Texas and Berkeley, California have passed resolutions making it clear that any contractor who...

Big decisions loom as Trump, Merkel meet with little fanfare
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Big decisions loom as Trump, Merkel meet with little fanfare

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, there were fewer hugs. President Donald Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House on Friday for a visit of less than three hours. He greeted Merkel outside the West Wing with a handshake and a kiss on each cheek, a traditional welcome but...

Daily News Digest – April 27, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 27, 2018

 Good morning and Happy Friday! Here’s your Daily News for Friday, April 27. 1. Pompeo confirmed / North Korea. MIKE POMPEO was confirmed as Secretary of State, and just like that we are talking with North Korea. These recently released photos from Pompeo’s talks with NoKo leader Kim Jong Un are actually from a few months back, but they are still very interesting. No...

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Offshore revenue-sharing: $188M to 4 states, coast counties

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four Gulf of Mexico states and their coastal counties are getting nearly $188 million in revenue-sharing funds as the offshore leasing area s involved expand. The money must be used for coastal conservation, restoration and hurricane protection. An Interior Department news release Thursday says Louisiana is getting a total of about...

New South endorses Maddox in gubernatorial primary
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New South endorses Maddox in gubernatorial primary

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A political group related to the Alabama New South Coalition has endorsed Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. The Alabama New South Alliance announced endorsements this week ahead of the June 5 primary. The organization is backing Maddox over former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb and former...

Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears
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Lynching memorial and museum in Alabama draw crowds, tears

By BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tears and expressions of grief met the opening of the nation’s first memorial to the victims of lynching Thursday in Alabama. Hundreds lined up in the rain to get a first look at the memorial and museum in Montgomery. The National Memorial for Peace and...

‘The real Bill Cosby’: Comedian convicted of sexual assault
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‘The real Bill Cosby’: Comedian convicted of sexual assault

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — After decades of whispers, lawsuits, investigations and close calls — and a multitude of women who lost hope anyone would ever believe their word against that of America’s Dad — Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for the remainder...

Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel
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Senate committee OKs bill to safeguard special counsel

By CHAD DAY and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller now lies in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance it. McConnell, R-Ky., has said the bill is unnecessary and he won’t let it reach...

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...