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‘Double-dipping’ Alabama legislator sues for right to collect two state paychecks

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Should Alabama lawmakers be able to collect multiple taxpayer-funded state paychecks? That is the question that will soon be answered by...

Byrne: We must never stop improving care and programs for our veterans

Last Wednesday morning, I made my way through a packed auditorium at Perdido School in north Baldwin County to shake the hands of veterans...

Democratic Party leader says Alabamians vote against Democrats because they’re racist

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- During an interview with the Birmingham News over the weekend, Joe Reed, longtime vice chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party and...

GOP Senate Majority can roll back ObamaCare, block amnesty, reject radical judges (opinion)

On Tuesday, the GOP picked up seven seats in the U.S. Senate resulting in their first majority (52-46) since 2006. House Republicans expanded their majority...

Sims: GOP must deliver on ‘rare opportunity’ to make Alabama a model of conservative govt.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- During an appearance on WAPI's "Matt Murphy Show" on Thursday, Yellowhammer CEO Cliff Sims said that voters have given the Alabama...

Condoleezza Rice has a must-read take on race in America

Alabama native and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who tends to stay above the fray of politics, on Thursday vented on Fox News...

Alabamian’s cartoon perfectly sums up America’s feelings about Obama

Scott Stantis is widely viewed as one of the best — if not the best — editorial cartoonists in the country. At one point...

House GOP votes to back Hubbard for second term as Speaker

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama House Republicans on Thursday huddled for a meeting in Montgomery just two days after voters saw fit to expand their...

Condi to Obama: Don’t try executive amnesty, the American people want a course change

Alabama native and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday that President Obama should walk back his executive amnesty plan and realize...

Sessions: GOP majority will fight Obama’s amnesty plan, ‘surrendering is not an option’

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's elections may have delivered sweeping changes to the makeup of the U.S. Senate, but the same Jeff Sessions returned to work...

These are the Alabama groups, ideas and individuals who won the biggest on election day

Everyone's seen who won the races, but now that the dust has settled, here's a deeper look at Alabama's biggest winners this election cycle. School...

Study reveals how much weight your vote carries in Alabama

Congratulations everyone, you did it. It probably didn't seem possible, but you survived another election cycle. Enjoy the lack of political ads while you...

AEA spends roughly $20 million of teachers’ money on disastrous election strategy

If June 4, 2014, the day after Alabama's Primary Elections, was considered "rock bottom" for the Alabama Education Association (AEA), its embattled leader, Henry...

Congrats, Alabama, you are the biggest winner in the GOP takeover of the Senate (Here’s why)

Shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night it became clear that Republicans would take the majority in the U.S. Senate, topping off a massive...

ALGOP Chairman alleges ‘appalling, un-American’ ballot mishandling in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama Republican Party was notified late this afternoon that ballots at two polling locations in House Districts 77 and 78...

Data shows voting in Alabama tends to be quick, but how’s your experience been today?

People don't vote for many different reasons, but a consistent excuse is that voting just takes too much time. During the 2012 election, the...

Simple math is the storyline worth watching on Election Day in Alabama

There's very little drama at the top of the ticket this year in Alabama, but that doesn't mean there isn't a storyline worth watching. That...

9 quotes that will inspire you to go vote today

With a price tag of roughly $3.67 billion dollars, the 2014 elections are going down in history as the most expensive midterms in American...

‘Put on your best underwear!’ — One Alabama candidate’s bizarre challenge to voters

Alabama is something of a Petri dish for outlandish politicians, bizarre campaign moments and scratch-your-head political theater. Sometimes it seems like the Yellowhammer State...

Tucker Carlson: Sessions is the most popular person in Alabama ‘except maybe Nick Saban’

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) will cruise to re-election on Tuesday as the only U.S. Senator on the ballot in 2014 who did not...

Roby: GOP majority will govern, leave behind Harry Reid’s ‘radical agenda’

“To everything there is a season,” Ecclesiastes reads. The end of the campaign season is a relief to those who tire of hearing all...

Dr. Ben Carson takes aim at entrenched Alabama Democrat Roger Bedford

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. -- Famed neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson gained national notoriety for his speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, during which he criticized...

Alabama progressives warn blacks to vote or face silencing, targeting and ‘Klan’ events

The Alabama New South Coalition (ANSC), whose stated purpose is "to promote the general welfare of all people through independent focused organizations dedicated to...

Bentley is more likely to get re-elected than literally any other governor in America

36 states will hold gubernatorial elections on Tuesday, and according to the famed election prognosticators at FiveThirtyEight, Alabama's incumbent governor Robert Bentley is the...