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7 Things: Biden has no idea what is happening at his White House; Tuberville doesn’t appear to be sold on Britt as VP; and more …

7. Forget about calling Alabama a “football school” or a “basketball school.” According to Alabama’s head basketball coach Nate Oats, Alabama is now a “championship school.” Obviously, Alabama is still a football school, but if Alabama is able to make it to, or win the NCAA championship, Alabama becomes even more dominant in college sports.

6. An alleged Israeli airstrike in Damascus, Syria, killed two senior members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in a building adjacent to the Iranian embassy, according to Iranian state media, this escalates Middle East tensions further. Among those killed were senior commander Mohammad Reza Zahedi and Brig. Gen. Mohammad Hadi Haj Rahimi, along with five other officers who have worked with Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terrorist groups.

5. Florida is the latest state to get an abortion measure on the ballot. This is really not what the GOP should be doing but the Florida Supreme Court issued two significant rulings regarding abortion laws in the state that could impact the 2024 general elections for president, the House, and the U.S. Senate. The court both upheld a 15-week ban which allows a six-week abortion ban signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to take effect, with exceptions for rape, incest, and the mother’s life but they also approved a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at creating a right to abortion in Florida before 24 weeks.

4. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) announced plans to introduce a bill providing new military aid to Ukraine, expected to be brought to the floor for a vote next week, but this may cost Speaker Johnson his job. While the Senate had previously passed a $95.3 billion foreign aid bill in February, allocating $60 billion to support Ukraine, Johnson’s bill would suggest using seized assets of sanctioned Russian oligarchs to fund Ukraine and potentially offering loans to the country, which would be more palatable.

3. Alabama lawmaker is suggesting that George and Martha Washington can not be discussed in Alabama school in latest embarrassing tirade against a reasonable law. Instead of being serious, State Rep. Neil Rafferty (D-Birmingham) expressed concerns about a bill that he calls, but is not called, the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” suggesting that it could hinder the teaching of historical facts by referencing how Martha Washington could be affected due to her heterosexual relationship with George Washington.

2. U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) doesn’t seem to think that any of the names being actively circulated, including his fellow Alabama Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery), is actually in the discussion for vice president on former President Donald Trump’s ticket, saying, “All I can tell you is, if you’re hearing any names, it ain’t going to be them. It’s all propaganda.” The article from Politico where the quote appears also includes insight from former White House counselor Kellyanne Conway emphasizing the importance of selecting a running mate who can help Trump win and govern effectively, particularly by appealing to minority voters, women, and political independents.

1. The Alabama Republican Party is joining the chorus now slamming President Joe Biden for his “disrespectful” Easter slight where he is sent multiple official messages about the “Transgender Day of Visibility” but Biden claims he has no idea what is going on, like he’s being investigated for keeping classified documents. ALGOP Chairman John Wahl condemned President Biden for prioritizing the Transgender Day of Visibility over Easter Sunday, “This weekend it became clear that the values of the Biden Administration are not in line with the values of Christianity. President Joe Biden declared that yesterday, Resurrection Day, would be celebrated as ‘Transgender Day of Visibility.’ Joe Biden didn’t forget that we are a nation under God, or that March 31 was Easter Sunday. Instead, he chose to prioritize Transgender Day of Visibility over Easter Sunday, laughing in the face of God and disrespecting the holiest of Christian holidays.”

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