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7 Things: No one dare call it terrorism, Alabama Waffle House video destroys racism narrative, Birmingham mayor offers jobs for guns and more …

1. Van driver kills 10 in Toronto, the anti-thoughts and prayers crowd offers thoughts and prayers --- Witnesses said the driver was moving fast and appeared to be acting deliberately...

7 Things: DC & NYC keep attacking Trump as if nothing’s changed, Confederate monument fights to intensify, Lt. Governor race is about Governor’s office, and...

1. After a great week for President Trump, the DNC files lawsuits and the mainstream media pretends nothing changed --- After Trump legislative affairs director Marc Short...

Poly Sci 101: Gov. Ivey’s monument ad is a prime case of political framing

“Special interests” and “politically correct nonsense” are responsible for efforts to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces, Gov. Kay Ivey says in a recent...

How many people does the IRS actually audit? Lessons from Tax Day

Income taxes were just due, and I hope that filing this year wasn’t too painful. Despite the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) fearsome reputation, our...

7 Things: ALGOP debate goes on without governor, State Rep. Jack Williams enters not guilty plea, President calls out Stormy Daniel’s “con”, and more...

1. AL.com's most liberal brand "Reckon" hosted a GOP debate with an empty podium for Governor Kay Ivey --- The misunderstood ethics bill, votes for...

7 Things: It’s still about the economy and the voters want the GOP leading it, Ivey nods to base with stance on Confederate monuments,...

1. The economy continues to be strong and most Americans want the GOP running it, generic ballot tightens --- In a change from three months...

7 Things: Trump’s lawyer’s day in court brings surprises, Birmingham seeks to override state law, Pulitzer Prize-winning liberal news in Alabama and beyond, and...

1. No one wins in court clash over the raid on President Trump's lawyer's office, home, and safe deposit box --- Trump and Michael Cohen...

Facebook is breaking a promise, and now conservatives are paying the price

When Facebook makes promises, news outlets make bets, and dozens of outlets did just that when Facebook signaled an increase in traffic for video...

7 Things: Comey’s media circus begins, Trump and Syria, Roy Moore still looms over GOP politics in Alabama, and more …

1. Former FBI Director James Comey's ABC interview doesn't disappoint, everyone agrees they win --- One of Comey's most quotable lines was about whether the...

Last-minute tax filers take heart: Alabamians started working for themselves 11 days ago

Tuesday is the final day to pay your 2017 taxes, but if you live in Alabama, at least you have stopped working for the...

Sen. Doug Jones has proved himself — so far — to be a moderate Democrat

A recent Morning Consult poll showing Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones’s approval rating at 47 percent – four points under Shelby’s 51 percent –...

7 Things: Ivey passes on debate but tosses out 1st pitch, Comey’s tell-all gets “Fire and Fury” treatment, Sen. Doug Jones is more popular...

1. 3 GOP candidates debate while the Governor threw out the first pitch at a minor league baseball game in the same city --- Governor Kay...

Two Republicans express distress about the party’s fiscal direction

On Wednesday, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) responded to the Congressional Budget Office’s recent budget outlook with, what could become, regret for his role in...

CBO predicts economic growth, along with spending and deficit growth

On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office published its analysis of the budget and economic outlook for 2018-2028, giving both Republicans and Democrats some more...

7 Things: FBI targets President Trump’s attorney, The U.S. comes out swinging on Syria, Nick Saban was in no mood for drama over today’s...

1. FBI agents have raided the office of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney --- Michael Cohen’s office was raided Monday afternoon. Agents seized...

5 must-know facts about the ‘Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act’

Last month the U.S. Senate passed the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), legislation intended to limit online sex trafficking. (A similar bill—the Allow...

7 Things: The world responds to Syria, Gov. Ivey may be wise to skip a debate, AG Sessions enacts “zero tolerance” at the border,...

1. Syria has once again gassed its own people; President Donald Trump and the United Nations plan to act --- Dozens are reportedly dead and...

Taylor’s Top Eight: End-of-session edition

It’s been just over a week since the 2018 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature came to an end. After marinating on this year’s...

7 Things: Calls for special session on ethics begin, Gov. Ivey officially bails on debates, Trump knows nothing about porn star payment, and more

1. Fixes to Alabama's ethics laws would require a special session; a Democrat candidate for Governor wants to see one --- As part of the conclusion of...

7 Things: Trump is not a target of the Special Counsel, Bentley/Mason get off again, Rep. Jack Williams says he’s innocent, and more

1. President Donald Trump is not a target of the investigation, media declares this shows he is in big trouble now ---  Trump's lawyers have told the...

Four takeaways from report that Trump is a ‘subject,’ not a ‘target’ of Mueller probe

Both haters and defenders of President Donald Trump seized on this week’s bombshell Washington Post report that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team told the...

Hell or no Hell? Quote or misquote? Pope Francis allegedly breaks from church teaching again in fifth conversation with Italian journalist

Last week, Pope Francis reportedly told Eugenio Scalfari, the founder of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, that Hell does not exist. “There is no hell,...

7 Things: Alabama political arrests, Gov. Ivey probably won’t do a debate, Florence mural shows Trump and dead kids, Putin gets a White House...

1. An Alabama lawmaker, ex-GOP chief, and business executive have been arrested --- In what appears to be a never-ending stream of criminal charges against...

Congressman Bradley Byrne believes Democrats’ goal is the repeal of the 2nd Amendment and ties them to Sen. Doug Jones

Last week's non-David Hogg related gun news consisted of different entities declaring a need to repeal the 2nd Amendment, followed by savvy Democrats and...