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7 Things: IG and bias, $750 million Facebook investment to Alabama, AG Sessions defends enforcing immigration policy, and more

1. Report that has multiple instances of bias, declares there was no bias -- just really terrible job performance --Somehow a report that included texts...

We love talking about Republicans who don’t like Trump, but what about Alabama Democrats?

In Republican primaries, we're seeing the argument about who loves Trump the most taking center-stage. With Congressman Mark Sanford in South Carolina it mattered,...

7 Things: NK is ‘no longer a Nuclear Threat’, let’s keep pretending there might be a Gubernatorial debate, Alabama loves Trump, and more …

1. President Trump declares North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat; anger at this is odd --- Trump has offered up some, probably premature, words,...

7 Things: Trump credits his rhetoric for summit, Alabama politicians applaud Trump, Montgomery Advertiser reporter tries to re-brand former Democrat in AL02 run-off, and...

1. As the media criticizes Trump for dealing with Kim Jong Un, Trump tells Sean Hannity his strong rhetoric led to the summit --- After spending...

Alabama congressmen seem optimistic about the U.S./North Korea summit

Depending on who you watched or listened to this morning, the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is...

In gay wedding cases, justices are failing duty to provide guidance to lower courts

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a decision by the Washington Supreme Court upholding a judgment against a florist who refused to...

7 Things: G7 meeting goes sideways, Alabama’s GOP softens on gambling, some Democrats downplay economic gains, and more …

1. Trump responds to Canadian leader's denouncement with anger, American media pouts, and American consumer will pay --- The G7 summit ends with Trump telling...

Fascinating ways blockchain will change your life, even if Bitcoin turns out to be a bubble

Bitcoin’s price gyrations over the past year have attracted widespread attention. Even if we do not become Bitcoin billionaires, the blockchain technology behind Bitcoin...

Beware, Alabama Republicans: Low Dem primary turnout doesn’t necessarily mean large-margin November wins

Now that the dust has settled and we’ve weeded out some of the pretenders from the contenders, things look pretty good for Alabama Republicans. Despite...

Era of anti-incumbency may be ending in Alabama

Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon pulled off a feat previously unseen in the speaker’s office: He protected every one of his incumbent members...

7 Things: Rep. Ed Henry arrested, Walt Maddox comes out swinging wildly, leaker arrested in D.C., and more

1. State Representative Ed Henry is arrested for Medicare fraud --- Henry was indicted and charged with 6 14 counts including planning to defraud Medicare and...

Alabamian Alice Johnson, freed by President Trump: ‘Thank you for this mercy’

“Good luck to Alice Johnson. Have a wonderful life!” President Trump tweeted Thursday morning, one day after commuting the sentence of the woman who...

7 Things: McCabe may take the 5th, Social Security is broke, Alabama Democrats are delusional, and more

1. Disgraced former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe wants immunity or he won't talk --- As members of Congress attempt to call the fired official...

Alabama Lt. Governor run-off will likely be close

After Tuesday night’s election, it is still unclear who will represent the Republican party for lieutenant governor in November’s general election. Candidates Twinkle Cavanaugh...

Alabama Attorney General runoff: A case of good polling, and what’s to come

The results are in. Attorney General Steve Marshall and former Attorney General Troy King will face each other again next month in a Republican primary...

7 Things: Tough run-offs, Ivey-Maddox, Trump plays the NFL again, and more …

1. Two remaining statewide races, lieutenant governor and attorney general, got ugly at the end and will remain that way for the next 6 six weeks ---...

5 takeaways from the Alabama primary elections

After more than a year of continuous campaigning, TV ads and more signs than ALDOT has time to take down, Alabama finally let its...

Roby still strong in Alabama’s second congressional district despite Trump backlash

In past elections, Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) had made short work of winning the Republican Party’s nod, even when she faced opposition on her...

Roy Moore’s career may be over, but Mooreism is not

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s career may have ended in December when he lost a special election for the Senate, but...

Alabama GOP primary: A last second look at the governor and attorney general races

The first half of election season nears its resolution today as voters choose their party's candidate for November. Here's what the polls tell us may...

7 Things: Primary election day is here, Manafort may be in big trouble, don’t bake the cake, and more

1. Primary election day is here in Alabama; biggest races to watch are for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General --- Sample ballots can be found...

Justice Thomas about cake baker case: America now in conflict between religious liberty and court’s decree on gay marriage

In his dissenting opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Clarence Thomas predicted that the court’s declaration that same-sex marriage is a right would ultimately...

Weird reasons negative political ads work – even when the message is weak and the source isn’t credible

Why do negative political ads work, even though we can't stand them and we know they're paid for by people whose interests are not...

Alabama politics ‘for dummies’: A primer on the executive department

It's common for even the most educated of voters to know little about the candidates on their ballots. It's perhaps even more common for voters...