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(Video) We asked Alabamians about politics & sports… You probably know how it went

Yellowhammer News correspondent Cort Gatliff went to Railroad Park in Birmingham to test Alabamians' knowledge on politics and sports in a brand new feature...

Alabamian in the middle of one of DC’s hottest behind-the-scenes power struggles

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is one of the most recognizable faces in American politics. But even before being tapped to be Mitt Romney's vice...

Sessions: Senators should block any AG nominee who doesn’t oppose Obama’s amnesty plan

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) told Breitbart News late last week that the United States senate should oppose any nominee to replace outgoing U.S. Attorney...

Sims slams media for calling Oklahoma beheading by radical Islamist ‘workplace violence’

Yellowhammer News CEO Cliff Sims took to social media on Friday to express frustration with the mainstream media's coverage of the beheading of an...

Sessions: Obama displacing US servicemembers by recruiting illegal immigrants for military

With an unprecedented illegal immigration crisis raging, the President announces not enforcement actions to reduce illegality, but yet one more in an endless series...

Byrne: Obama must lay out ISIL strategy, ask Congress to authorize military force

Last Wednesday night, students from throughout the First Congressional District gathered in a Mobile auditorium to learn details about attending one of the five...

Shelby: Obama’s executive amnesty plan unconstitutional, ‘must not be tolerated’

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on Thursday added his considerable inside-the-beltway influence to the anti-amnesty movement by publicly declaring President Obama's executive amnesty plan "both...

AEA goes all in for Griffith, donates $300k to Democratic gubernatorial candidate

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) has donated $300,000 to Parker Griffith, the Alabama Democratic Party's nominee for governor, according to the Griffith campaign. Yellowhammer spoke...

8 notable quotes from Ala. Deputy AG’s request for investigation into misconduct accusations

According to numerous reports Monday, deputy state attorney general Henry "Sonny" Reagan has asked for an independent investigation to be launched into accusations that...

Analysis: If the State of Alabama just changed fonts, it could save millions

If Alabama's state government agencies and institutions changed the font they use to type documents, they could potentially save millions of taxpayer dollars per...

More belt-tightening is needed in Alabama’s budgets (opinion)

(This is Part 2 of the Alabama Policy Institute’s 3-part “Budget Basics” series: exploring Alabama’s budget system, the current fiscal climate and related challenges,...

Ala. Dem congressional candidate: Sadaam gassing Iraqis was good for MidEast stability

(Above: audio from Jesse T. Smith radio interview) Jesse T. Smith, The Democratic nominee for Congress in Alabama's 3rd Congressional District hasn't been able to...

Budget Basics: the facts about Alabama’s budget system

Many taxpayers are familiar with the federal budgeting system, thanks to incessant coverage of budget standoffs, government shutdowns, and increasing national debt. Yet many...

Here’s how Alabama’s senators became major players in the GOP’s efforts to retake the senate

All eyes are on the 35 U.S. Senate seats up for grabs this year. Republicans need to pick up 6 seats to regain the...

If alleged wife beating judge Mark Fuller thought Ala. Republicans would stick with him, he was wrong

U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller, who was appointed to the federal bench in Alabama's Middle District in 2002, was arrested in the early morning...

Alabama Republicans: Preserve welfare for needs, not weed

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, the U.S. House and Senate both passed a bill that granted the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) the...

Shelby: Obama blocking US energy independence with environmental agenda

The Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on Thursday to pass for the second time a package of energy-related...

Brooks doubts Obama’s willingness to ‘do what it takes’ to defeat ISIS

(Above: Lou Dobbs interviews Rep. Mo Brooks) In an appearance on Lou Dobbs' Fox Business Network program Tuesday evening, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL5) was...

Roby: ‘Domestic abuse can’t be tolerated,’ calls out Alabama federal judge

WASHINGTON -- The plague of domestic violence incidents in American society has captured national attention in recent weeks after the story -- and subsequent...

Byrne: EPA’s senseless regulations are hurting Alabama farmers and foresters

Imagine this: a thunderstorm rolls through Southwest Alabama and causes a small puddle to develop on an Escambia County farm. Under a rule proposed...

Sessions: Zuckerberg, billionaires push for open borders while living in ‘fenced-off estates’

(Above: Sessions speaks on the Senate floor Sept. 12, 2014.) WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) took to the Senate floor Thursday to criticize the...

Handshakes & middle fingers: Alabama & Kentucky House Speakers engage in war of words

During the 2010 election cycle, Alabama Republicans campaigned on a list of promises called the "Handshake With Alabama." The campaign was wildly successful, propelling...

Bentley takes concerns with anti-coal EPA regulations directly to Obama

(Above: Gov. Bentley discusses a revealing conversation he had with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy) President Obama's executive amnesty plan and the growing threat of the...

Brooks: Help American workers by removing as many illegals as possible from labor pool

WASHINGTON -- Flanked by senators Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) and a host of other conservative lawmakers, Alabama congressman Mo Brooks urged...