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7 Things: Alabama could see another new congressional map; Aderholt attempts to rein in spending; and more …

7. Twitter CEO Elon Musk sues Media Matters because they got advertisers to bail on Twitter. Media Matters’ issues don’t stop there, Texas’ Attorney General is coming after them too.

6. Thanksgiving dinner is slightly less expensive this year than the record-high costs this year and the media wants you to thank President Joe Biden for it. Gas prices are seeing disgraced journalists do the same thing.

5. Israeli President Isaac Herzog has accurately called out the protestors in the streets of American cities as pro-Hamas, going as far as to call them “accomplices.”

4. State Sen. Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) is on a roll, he has proposed two solid bills that the Alabama Legislature should seriously consider, amend if necessary, and adopt. One bill would have the national anthem played weekly in government schools, the other would limit the kind of flags flown on government property.

3. In other Elon Musk news, the X (Twitter) CEO has blasted U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) for a recent stock move by the Alabama senator where the Tesla’s stocks were shorted. The bet on Tesla stocks to drop was not made by Tuberville himself, as his staff told Newsweek months ago, but aldotcom’s William Thorton left out, “Senator Tuberville has long had financial advisors who actively manage his portfolio without his day-to-day involvement.”

2. Spending is a major issue for Republicans, a real attempt to reign in spending is underway by U.S. House Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville), who is also the new chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education. Aderholt told his colleagues, “In this bill, we are cutting almost 30% and will bring funding back to roughly 2018 Trump-era levels,” and added, “These cuts trim the fat and force these government agencies to run lean and mean. There will still be plenty of money for these departments and agencies to do their critical jobs, but do it more efficiently.”

1. A new court ruling on the Voting Rights Act could mean another new redistricting map for Alabama but former U.S. Attorney Jay Town says that it is unlikely that this change comes before the 2024 election. So, it could be possible to have another new map drawn for the 2026 election.

Listen here: Dale Jackson is a thought leader for Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays on WVNN and on Talk 99.5 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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