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7 Things: Fertility clinics remain closed in Alabama; Democrats come to Selma; and more …

7. Congrats are in order for former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley who notched her first GOP primary win in Washington, D.C., a Democratic stronghold, even after former President Donald Trump’s team warned lobbyists that they better vote for him. This, of course, means absolutely nothing but the real news this weekend is that Haley has sad she is no longer beholden to her deal to support former President Donald Trump.

6. Former President Donald Trump praised Alabama U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) ahead of her State of the Union rebuttal, calling her as a “very wonderful young senator” and affirming his support for protecting in vitro fertilization (IVF). Trump’s further endorsement of Britt shows her value as a surrogate and a potential vice presidential pick for the Trump campaign.

5. Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth has not been shy about his criticism of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and continues stating it is overdue for new leadership and in need of a dose of common sense. Ainsworth’s concerns regarding ALDOT’s management and spending practices, priorities, and the behavior of the agencies head reflect broader dissatisfaction with the agency’s performance and he is calling for efficiency and accountability within ALDOT.

4. Democrats are truly learning nothing after allowing millions of illegals from all over the world to swarm our country, consuming our resources and committing crimes against our citizens and watching immigration shoot up in people’s concerns causing polls to plummet because of it. Now, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, who has overseen this disaster, is now blaming a Democrat-favorite, sanctuary city policies for the crimes committed by the suspected killers of Laken Riley, saying the policies hinder law enforcement cooperation between local law and federal agencies when the issue is the open border.

3. Voting rights are allegedly under attack, even though the people claiming this can not point to a single instance of voter suppression. That did not stop Attorney General Merrick Garland from arguing suppression is everywhere during remarks at the  57th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Alabama. Garland says there are ongoing threats to voting rights, particularly in light of recent legislative changes across several states, and reaffirmed the Department of Justice’s commitment to upholding voting rights laws, even though ballot security measures are repeatedly upheld as constitutional.

2. Vice President Kamala Harris took part in the yearly Democrat pilgrimage to Selma to demand Americans take on all the modern policies of the Democratic Party, lest they be called racist. In her “comments” this weekend, she said the fight for equality and justice is far from over but she used the moment to call for a cease fire that Hamas won’t agree to, lie about voting rights being under attack, pretend “book bans” are everywhere, and even claimed the the freedoms to “learn,” “control one’s body,” and the “freedom to be” is under attack.

1. There are no clear signs about when fertility clinics in Alabama will reopen as lawmakers continue to work for a carve-out for them to operate, against the media and their Democrats’ wishes. Even without a law being finalized, House Majority Leader Scott Stadthagen (R-Hartselle) and other Republicans have made it clear they support fertility clinics in Alabama resuming treatments but some groups are now calling for the Alabama Supreme Court to rehear a recent ruling regarding embryos, which seems unlikely.

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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 6 to 7 p.m.

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