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White House says Trump focused on minimizing shutdown harm
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White House says Trump focused on minimizing shutdown harm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is focused on minimizing the harm Democrats are causing through the government shutdown. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that managing the shutdown is the “biggest part of the process” for Trump. She says the president is taking the “absolute opposite approach” from President Barack...

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Daily News Digest – January 19, 2018

Good morning! This is your Alabama Daily News digest for Friday, January 19, 2018.  Click to Subscribe for Free 1. Shutdown fever – catch it! [ takes deep breath ] The House acted to avert a government shutdown late Thursday by passing a Continuing Resolution extending current government funding for four weeks. Importantly for Alabama, the bill also contained a six-year,...

Jones bucks Schumer, votes to end filibuster
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Jones bucks Schumer, votes to end filibuster

In a bitter partisan showdown over government funding, U.S. Senator Doug Jones (R-Ala.) bucked his party leadership, voting with most Republicans and a handful of red-state Democrats to end a filibuster blocking a bill to keep the government open and fund children’s health care. The vote represented a first big test for Jones, whose bipartisan...

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‘Swampers’ release new instrumental recording

SHEFFIELD, Ala. (AP) — One of Alabama’s most famous musical groups is out with a new recording. The fabled Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section known as the Swampers has released a new, all-instrumental collection of its work. The CD was produced by Malaco Records of Jackson, Mississippi. The Swampers gained fame decades ago playing back-up for...

No deal reached, as moderates search for shutdown solution
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No deal reached, as moderates search for shutdown solution

By KEVIN FREKING, ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the federal government before hundreds of thousands of federal workers were forced to stay home...

GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown’s 1st day
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GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown’s 1st day

By ZEKE MILLER, ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate. The...

Lawmakers, governor clash on lieutenant governor proposal
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Lawmakers, governor clash on lieutenant governor proposal

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is clashing with some lawmakers over a proposal to significantly alter the duties of lieutenant governor, the office she once held. Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, has proposed legislation that would strip the lieutenant governor of any legislative duties so the person no longer...

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey: Shutdown “no immediate impact”
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey: Shutdown “no immediate impact”

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey says the inability of Congress to fund the federal government, will not have an impact on state services. Ivey joined Alabama’s Congressional Republicans to criticize Senate Democrats for the government shutdown, which took effect after the Senate rejected a continuing resolution to keep the federal government operating last...

Ivey appoints Mendheim to Supreme Court
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Ivey appoints Mendheim to Supreme Court

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed Houston County Circuit Judge Brad Mendheim, Jr. to the Alabama Supreme Court. Ivey announced Friday that Mendheim will fill the seat held by Justice Glenn Murdock, who announced his resignation this year. Ivey’s office says Mendheim has served as a circuit judge since 2008 in...