Category: Primary

Ivey reports large campaign contributions
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Ivey reports large campaign contributions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has reported a string of large campaign contributions as she looks to reclaim fundraising dominance in the gubernatorial race. Campaign finance reports show the incumbent Republican has received $95,000 in large contributions over the last three weeks. Ivey received $25,000 each from the Alabama Builders Political Action...

Veterans affairs secretary vows not to privatize agency
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Veterans affairs secretary vows not to privatize agency

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The new secretary of veterans affairs pledged to the American Legion on Wednesday that he won’t privatize his agency’s health care services even as it increases options for veterans to seek care in the private sector. Robert Wilkie, who was sworn in last month, also pledged better...

Green sues Medical Examiners in $10 million wrongful termination action
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Green sues Medical Examiners in $10 million wrongful termination action

By WILL WHATLEY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The former head of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners (ABME) has filed suit against his former employer along with the Medical Association of Alabama (MASA) for $10 million in damages. Norris Green, who served as executive director of the Board of Medical Examiners from January...

Skip Tucker: The Snake and I
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Skip Tucker: The Snake and I

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Kenny Stabler is the only national celebrity I have known, and I wasn’t a bosom buddy. But I knew him enough to know that Scott Fitzgerald was right when he said the very rich are different. And not just moneywise. The extremely skilled are different, too, and Stabler was...

The Latest: McConnell has ‘total confidence’ in Sessions
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The Latest: McConnell has ‘total confidence’ in Sessions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The Senate Majority Leader says he has “total confidence” in Attorney General Jeff Sessions and suggests President Donald Trump should not try to replace him. Republican leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday that Sessions “ought to stay exactly where he...

Google denies Trump charge it rigs “Trump News” searches
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Google denies Trump charge it rigs “Trump News” searches

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and BARBARA ORTUTAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him “so that almost all stories & news is BAD” — and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is “taking a look”...

Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol
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Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

By MELISSA DANIELS, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Family, friends and constituents will gather Wednesday at Arizona’s Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the state he has represented since the 1980s. A private ceremony will be held Wednesday morning at the Arizona...

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Graham: Relationship between Trump, Sessions ‘beyond repair’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is “dysfunctional” and “beyond repair,” a Republican senator said Tuesday. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told NBC’s “Today” that the Justice Department needs a leader who can work with the president and that Sessions was not the only person for...

Complaint filed with DNC over Worley election
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Complaint filed with DNC over Worley election

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Jefferson County Democrat said Tuesday that he has filed a complaint with national party officials arguing rules and diversity requirements were broken when the Alabama Democratic Party elected leaders. Ralph Young said he filed the complaint with the Democratic National Committee, challenging the election of state chairwoman Nancy Worley. “I...

Poll: Few Democrats favor liberal cry to abolish ICE
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Poll: Few Democrats favor liberal cry to abolish ICE

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and HANNAH FINGERHUT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The rallying cry from some liberals to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement isn’t a likely winner this election year, as a new poll finds only a quarter of Democrats support eliminating the agency that carried out the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from...