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7 Things: Democrat aborts Republican candidate in swing district special election; Alabama unionization fight heats up; and more …

7. Third-party candidate for President, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has selected life-long liberal donor and activist attorney Nicole Shanahan as his vice presidential nominee for the 2024 election. Team Biden and the DNC are gearing up to minimize Kennedy and other 3rd party challengers they feel will peel off his support and help former President Donald Trump win.

6. President Joe Biden has vowed a massive federal response and members of Congress will seek federal funding for a replacement after a major bridge collapse in Baltimore. President Joe Biden also used the moment to promote more infrastructure expenditures and lie about taking a train over this very bridge numerous times even though trains have never made the trip he described prompting scrutiny and criticism where normal people will wonder if he is lying again or if he is showing more signs of obvious cognitive decline.

5. Birmingham-Southern to officially close after 168 years, recent financial mismanagement, and a failure to secure loans through the legislature or local governmental support as all signs point to an inability to  carry on in a fiscally sound way. The consequences of this mismanagement will be felt by the staffers, students, and alumni, as well as the surrounding community.

4. Former President Donald Trump was handed a gag order in the hush-money case involving stripper and porn star Stormy Daniels that is being brought by New York District Attorney Alvin Bragg, in another clearly politically-motivated case that shows the peril Trump faces moving forward. The New York judge’s order restricts Trump’s public statements about the legal proceedings and the people involved, despite how it limits Trump’s ability to campaign how he wishes.

2. A candidate for Alabama State House District 27 special election, Billy Ray Todd, was reportedly attacked after a self-described “super liberal” charged at Todd which sent both to the ground and Todd with a larges scratch. Todd says he was explaining his desire to get wokeness out of schools and the woman insisted there are more than two when the argument got heated and they ended up on the ground before being separated.

1. The fight over unionization in Alabama is about to get really heated and ugly with workers who are organizing at Mercedes-Benz in Alabama allege retaliation from the company, according to reports, including retaliatory discipline/termination for union activity and mandatory meetings to watch anti-union videos. The United Auto Workers leader Shawn Fain went hard at Alabama’s leadership with direct criticism of the company, Governor Kay Ivey and the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) saying, The company, the Governor, and the Business Council are trying to make you afraid to stand up, because you are so close to realizing a life many thought wasn’t possible. Mercedes is using fear, uncertainty, and division because they are afraid. Mercedes is afraid of you having a voice in your work life. Mercedes is afraid of sharing any control over your work lives.”

1. Democrat Marilyn Lands has successfully defeated Republican Madison City Councilman Teddy Powell by a pretty substantial margin in a race where the winning candidate motivated her base with abortion talk and the endorsement of former Republican State House Representative in the District Mike Ball (R-Madison). The national media is very, very, very, very, very, exited about this.


Dale Jackson is a thought leader for Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays on WVNN, Talk 99.5 and News Radio 1440 from 10-11 a.m., and on Talk Radio 103.9 FM/730AM WUMP from 3-4 p.m.

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