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Alabama survey shows widespread support for school choice, disdain for AEA

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A statewide survey recently released publicly by the Alabama Federation for Children, in conjunction with the Black Alliance for Educational Options,...

Republicans hatch plan that could make Alabama a player in Presidential elections

Political leaders in Alabama and other Southern states have grown frustrated with their states' lack of influence in the presidential primaries and have hatched...

Republican lawmakers squirm as Bentley keeps floating tax hike

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- "We're going to be raising revenue," Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said late last week. "Our goal is to raise revenue. We...

How prepared is Alabama for an infectious disease outbreak?

A new report released by Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) places Alabama about middle of the pack...

Alabama’s unemployment rate drops to 6.0%, lowest rate in over six years

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Robert Bentley on Friday announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate is 6.0%, down from October’s rate of...

Conservative leaders petition governor to stop pursuing BentleyCare Medicaid expansion

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Two dozen grassroots conservative leaders from across Alabama came together on Thursday to write a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley urging...

5 reasons why Sessions relinquishing Budget chairmanship is a blessing in disguise

Conservatives around the country were justifiably disappointed on Wednesday when Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) announced that he was stepping aside and allowing Sen. Mike...

API: Alabamians should not be fooled by ‘backdoor approach to Medicaid expansion’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Katherine Robertson, vice president of the staunchly conservative Alabama Policy Institute, warned Alabamians on Wednesday that they should not be "fooled"...

Sessions exits race for Budget Committee Chairmanship, concedes to Enzi

Washington – U.S. Senators Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo) have come to an agreement regarding the Budget Committee in the 114th Congress....

Bentley concedes eliminating deductions is a tax hike, discusses asking Obama for Medicaid waiver

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- During an appearance on the Matt Murphy Show on Monday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley conceded that his recently proposed idea to...

Roby: What ‘defunding amnesty’ really means and how we get there

Remember the “Defund ObamaCare” strategy of Fall 2013? There were two basic reasons it didn’t work: 1. Democrats held the Majority in the Senate; 2. The...

Police report: Officer saw Alabama senator push fiancé down, couple denies it

AUBURN, Ala. -- The police officer who arrested Sen. Tom Whatley (R-Auburn) for domestic violence last week says he saw the senator shove his...

Roby: CRomnibus ‘does not fund amnesty, as some have claimed’

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL2) on Monday said that the so-called "CRomnibus," the $1.1 trillion government funding bill passed by the House...

Rogers vows to ‘keep pressure on Putin’ as Chairman of key Armed Services subcommittee

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL3) announced on Monday that during the next session of Congress he will once again Chair the House...

Norquist: There’s no ‘wiggle room’ in Bentley’s pledge not to raise taxes

For the second time in as many weeks, the country's most well known anti-tax crusader is urging Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to stick to...

Chicago cop suspended for playing ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ at ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snviTYMXn7I (Video above: Chicago police play "Sweet Home Alabama" while escorting a "Black Lives Matter" protest) CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Chicago police officer who was captured...

Sessions: Who’s Looking Out For American Workers?

Sen. Jeff Sessions originally delivered these remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. The U.S. Department of Commerce informs us...

Alabama Rep: Abolish state income tax, move to consumption tax — ‘It’s the only tax illegals pay’

ENTERPRISE, Ala. -- Alabama State Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) on Sunday added his opinions to the growing debate over what the state should do...

Sessions and Shelby blast ‘CRomnibus,’ vote no citing its funding of ‘executive amnesty’

RELATED: Everything you need to know about the Alabama House delegation’s ‘cromnibus’ votes WASHINGTON -- The $1.1 trillion "CRomnibus" passed the U.S. Senate Saturday night,...

GOP lawmaker says if Bentley wants to be ‘courageous,’ he should lead massive budget reform

Gov. Robert Bentley issued a bold challenge to Alabama legislators on Thursday: "Don't cower away from the difficult things we've got to face." Bentley, discussing...

Everything you need to know about the Alabama delegation’s ‘cromnibus’ votes

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leadership, with the help of a chunk of Democrats, pushed through a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Thursday that will...

Sessions flanked by law enforcement officers: ‘We will not yield’ on illegal immigration

http://youtu.be/BQCdjdhAt-M (Video Above: Sen. Jeff Sessions speaks at a press conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014) WASHINGTON -- Flanked by leaders from the U.S....

Here’s how Jeff Sessions is giving Republicans a blueprint to win back the White House

Here are two statements, both made on the floor of the United States Senate. One of them was delivered by the U.S. Senate's most...

UPDATED: Alabama senator arrested on domestic violence charges

OPELIKA, Ala. -- The Lee County Sheriff's office has confirmed to WSFA that Republican state senator Tom Whatley has been arrested and charged with...