Tag Archives: Alabama

Trump Endorses Mo Brooks’ Challenger For US Senate

Newsweek reports: Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Katie Britt’s GOP Senate primary race against Alabama U.S. Representative Mo Brooks almost three months after rescinding his endorsement of Brooks. Brooks has denounced Britt’s candidacy, citing support from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as evidence that she does not fit the “MAGA” agenda, while recently begging for Trump to endorse him …

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Mo Brooks Barely Makes Runoff In AL Senate Primary

The Associated Press reports: Alabama’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate is going to a June runoff between Katie Britt and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who overcame losing former President Donald Trump’s endorsement to remain a contender for the GOP nomination. The candidates are seeking the Senate seat now held by U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring. Britt is Shelby’s …

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Prison Guard In Inmate Escape Dies In Hospital [Video]

CNN reports: Former Alabama corrections officer Vicky White has died from injuries after she and escaped inmate Casey White were arrested in Indiana earlier Monday, Sheriff Dave Wedding of Vanderburgh County told CNN. She was hospitalized earlier with self-inflicted gunshot wounds after being taken into custody following a car chase in Evansville, Indiana, US Marshals previously told CNN. Her wounds …

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Fugitive Inmate And Prison Guard Nabbed In Indiana

The Birmingham News reports: Casey White is in custody and Vicky White is in a hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered during a police chase in Indiana, according to U.S. Marshal Marty Keely. During the chase, a vehicle overturned, Keely said. Vicky White’s condition was not available. No law enforcement officers fired their weapons, Keely said. “We got a …

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AL Jail Official Sought In Escape Of Murder Suspect

The Birmingham News reports: A felony arrest warrant has been issued for the Lauderdale County assistant director of corrections that has been missing with an inmate charged with capital murder, Sheriff Rick Singleton said at a Monday morning press conference. The charges related to Vicky White involve assisting the inmate, Casey Cole White [no relation], escape from the jail, Singleton …

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Alabama Signs Deal To Build Prison With COVID Funds

NPR reports: Alabama officials have signed a contract to build a new state prison — part of a $1.3 billion construction plan partly using pandemic relief funds — but have not released many of the details. A spokeswoman for Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey confirmed the state signed a contract with Caddell Construction Co., effective April 15 for construction of a …

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DOJ Files Challenge To Alabama’s Anti-Trans Law

From the Justice Department: The Justice Department today filed a complaint challenging a recently enacted Alabama law, Senate Bill (S.B.) 184, that denies necessary medical care to children based solely on who they are, and that threatens criminal prosecution and jail time to doctors, parents, and anyone else who provides or “causes” that care. The United States’ complaint alleges that …

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Alabama Students At LGBTQ-Friendly School Called Slurs After Ad By GOP Gov Candidate Shows Their Faces

Birmingham’s CBS News affiliate reports: The principal of Magic City Acceptance Academy is fighting back against what he calls a “disgusting” television advertisement by Tim James, a Republican candidate for Alabama governor. Michael Wilson, the founding principal of Magic City Acceptance Academy, said he was shocked when he saw the ad, which uses images from a school fundraiser showing the …

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Alabama Gov: “Liberals Stole The Election From Trump”

“The fake news, Big Tech and blue state liberals stole the election from President Trump. But here in Alabama, we are making sure that never happens. We have not, and will not, send absentee ballots to everyone and their brother. “We banned corrupt curbside voting, and our results will always be audited. I’m Kay Ivey. The left is probably offended. …

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Alabama Gov Signs “Don’t Say Gay” And Anti-Trans Bills

The Birmingham News reports: Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed a pair of controversial anti-LGBT bills into law, a day after the state Legislature passed the legislation along party lines on the last day of the legislative session. Ivey signed SB184, which criminalizes gender-affirming surgeries for trans youth. The governor also signed HB322, dubbed by opponents as the ‘Don’t Say …

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Alabama Senate Approves “Don’t Say Gay” Law After Rep Sneaks In Amendment To Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

The Birmingham Herald reports: The Alabama Senate passed its own version of Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law Thursday after a surprise amendment to a transgender bathroom bill. At the start of debate Thursday, an amendment was offered that would stop K-5 elementary teachers from “instruction” on sexuality and gender. The Senate cut off debate on the amendment after several minutes …

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GOP Alabama Bill Requires Women To Present Negative Pregnancy Test Before Buying Medical Weed [VIDEO]

The Birmingham News reports: An Alabama bill that would require all women between the ages of 13 and 50 to show a negative pregnancy test before being able to buy medical marijuana is “clearly unconstitutional,” advocates say. The bill, introduced by practicing OB/GYN and state Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia, would require “all women of childbearing age” to either test negative …

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Alabama Senate Frontrunner: Biden Didn’t Win In 2020

The right wing 1819 News reports: Friday, on the heels of former President Donald Trump rescinding his endorsement of U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) in the U.S. Senate Republican primary, frontrunner Mike Durant appeared on Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal” to discuss his candidacy and where he is on the day’s issues. Among those included in the wide-ranging interview were …

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At SCOTUS Confirmation Hearing, Alabama AG Refuses Multiple Times To Acknowledge Biden As Fairly Elected

Montgomery’s ABC News affiliate reports: Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall testified today before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee nomination hearing of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. During his testimony, AG Marshall said he had particular concern about the “left’s efforts to downplay violent crime while also claiming that the justice system is …

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Alabama Cop Fired For Allegedly Drunken Maskholery

The Birmingham News reports: A north Alabama sheriff’s deputy is no longer with his agency and another was disciplined after they allegedly caused a “rowdy” scene at the Birmingham airport when they allegedly cursed at officers and refused to wear masks and were drunk on their flight. Authorities were called to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport around 5:36 p.m. Feb. 26 after …

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AL House Passes Ban On “Divisive” History Lessons

The Montgomery Advertiser reports: The Alabama House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would ban the teaching of “divisive concepts” in K-12 history after a debate in which Democrats accused Republicans of trying to erase history. The bill, HB 312, passed 65 to 32, on a mostly party-line vote. Four Republicans joined the chamber’s Democrats in voting against …

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Alabama Reverses And Allows “F Biden” Vanity Plate

The Birmingham News reports: Alabama, in a sudden reversal, will allow an Oneonta man to keep his personalized license plate that slams President Joe Biden. The state even apologized for its original effort to take back the plate. Nathan Kirk, owner of Blount County Tactical gun store, personalized his license plate with the acronym LGBFJB, a reference to the political …

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Alabama Gov Signs Permitless Concealed Carry Bill

Montgomery’s CBS News affiliate reports: Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the bill that eliminates the requirement of a state permit to carry a concealed handgun. She signed House Bill 272 Thursday shortly after its final passage in the Statehouse. “Unlike states who are doing everything in their power to make it harder for law abiding citizens, Alabama is reaffirming our …

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Alabama DMV Recalls Cultist’s “LGB-FJB” Vanity Plate

The Birmingham News reports: A Blount County man who personalized his license plate with the acronym LGBFJB, a Don’t Tread on Me image, and the words “Let’s go Brandon,” a phrase popularly associated with a vulgar insult against Joe Biden, has been told by the State of Alabama he must change the plate name or lose his vehicle registration. Nathan …

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SCOTUS Allows Alabama Redistricting To Stay In Place

CNN reports: The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, allowed a congressional map drawn by Alabama Republicans to remain in place Monday, freezing a lower court ruling that said the map likely violates the Voting Rights Act. The lower court had ordered a new map to be drawn, which could have led to Democrats gaining another seat in the House …

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