Category: <span>Primary</span>

Senate District 10 Race Profile: Craig Ford, Andrew Jones
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Senate District 10 Race Profile: Craig Ford, Andrew Jones

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The race for Senate District 10 in Northeast Alabama has turned out to be one of the most closely-watched legislative contests this year. Current State Sen. Phil Williams, a Republican, is stepping down after two terms. Vying for the open seat are State Rep. Craig Ford, a former leading...

Trump: End ‘birthright citizenship’
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Trump: End ‘birthright citizenship’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is intensifying his hardline immigration rhetoric heading into the midterm elections, declaring that he wants to order the end of the constitutional right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born in the United States. Trump made the comments to “Axios on HBO” ahead of elections that...

Pepper Bryars: We must confront ‘explosive growth’ of anti-semitism
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Pepper Bryars: We must confront ‘explosive growth’ of anti-semitism

By J. PEPPER BRYARS, Alabama Policy Institute New research coming out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham detailing an “explosive growth” of Antisemitism online should be a wake-up call for everyone, particularly after last weekend’s shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Conservatives should be especially concerned, because even though these uninvited bigots are relatively few,...

J. Pepper Bryars: Helen Keller debate in Texas proves a national curriculum would be disastrous
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J. Pepper Bryars: Helen Keller debate in Texas proves a national curriculum would be disastrous

By J. PEPPER BRYARS, Alabama Policy Institute Every hometown has its hero and every cause its champion. They’re all worth remembering to someone, somewhere. But imagine if the federal government mandated that every child, everywhere, had to learn about all of them as part of a national curriculum. That’d be absurdly impractical. Some faceless and...

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Rabbi roils Jews at Pence event by citing Jesus in prayer for synagogue victims

By ZEKE MILLER and DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A rabbi invited to pray at a Michigan campaign stop with Vice President Mike Pence on Monday referenced “Jesus the Messiah” at the event. Rabbi Loren Jacobs of Messianic congregation Shema Yisrael offered prayers for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre. Messianic Jews follow...

With a withered state party, Alabama Democrats are on their own
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With a withered state party, Alabama Democrats are on their own

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The election of Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate last year has given hope to Democrats in deep-red Alabama, a state where they haven’t had hope in a long time. But the party’s candidates have been largely on their own in trying to get their message out....