Politics

The Latest on Alabama’s Special Primary Election for the U.S. Senate Seat Vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Turnout could be even lower than expected

  Turnout could be even lower than expected in Alabama’s Senate primary. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Tuesday afternoon that turnout could be as low as 10 percent to 15 percent if the trend continues. Polling places across the state reported light traffic in the morning. Merrill originally projected turnout at between 20 and 25 percent, significantly lower…

City Councilors appear at Tax Assessor’s Office for “Discussion”

Board Chairman: We can't be bothered by the Media

  The deadline for property owners to file an appeal over their tax bill has come and gone but not without a fuss. Taxpayer’s lined up by the dozens outside the Tax Assessor’s office but it was the drama inside the board room where two Councilor’s were hoping for a Hail Mary and relief for property owner’s that generated the…

White House Backlash

WHITE HOUSE CONFRONTS BACKLASH OVER TRUMP'S REMARKS ON CHARLOTTESVILLE

The White House on Sunday sought to quell criticism of President Trump’s failure to denounce by name the white supremacists behind a spate of violence in Charlottesville, a response that associates said was based largely on Trump’s own read of the hate-fueled melee with counterprotesters. In a statement, and through aides appearing on Sunday talk shows, the White House defended…

White House Chicken

GOLDEN COIF HAIR CHICKEN APPARENTLY MEANT TO RESEMBLE PRESIDENT TRUMP

1/1WHITE HOUSE CHICKEN Show Caption Hide Caption A rather unusual visitor turned up near the White House this afternoon. Just beyond the White House, in a public area known as the Ellipse, you can see a a giant, inflatable chicken. It even has a golden coif of hair apparently meant to resemble president trump. Although no one has yet claimed…

Tensions With North Korea Intensifies

TRUMP'S 'FIRE AND FURY' NORTH KOREA WARNING PUTS WORLD ON EDGE

President Donald Trump’s threat to hit North Korea with “fire and fury” jolted markets from New York to Seoul even as U.S. lawmakers questioned the president’s willingness to back up the heated rhetoric. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump told reporters in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Tuesday. “They will be met with fire,…

ACLU Files Open Records Requests in States That Gave Trump Administration Ultimatum to Rescind DACA

ACLU Seeking any communications between state and federal government officials about DACA Program

1/4Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 5.01.36 PM Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 5.00.49 PM Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 5.01.36 PM Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 5.01.36 PM Show Caption Hide Caption   WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina,…

Alabama Secretary of State Predicts Low Primary Voter Turnout

20 to 25 percent of voters will go to the polls on Tuesday August 15th .

1/1JOHN MERRILL Show Caption Hide Caption Lower voter turnout is expected in next week’s U.S. Senate primary for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ old senate seat. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said  he is projecting  20 to 25 percent of voters will go to the polls on Tuesday August 15th . Merrill said a typical primary brings turnout of 30-32…

Donald Trump’s ‘Successes’ After 6 Months, Rated

NEW CNN POLL SHOWS MANY AMERICANS DON'T HAVE MUCH FAITH IN PRESIDENT TRUMP

On Sunday, in the midst of a self-proclaimed working vacation, President Trump took to Twitter to insist his many accomplishments in his first 6 months in office were being overlooked by the media. Here’s the tweet: “The Fake News refuses to report the success of the first 6 months: S.C., surging economy & jobs, border & military security,ISIS & MS-13…

Will Incumbency Help Alabama Senator Luther Strange in the Upcoming Election

Senator Strange Appointed By a Governor Forced to Resign

1/1Screen Shot 2017-08-07 at 8.06.58 PM Show Caption Hide Caption MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Sen. Luther Strange got his appointment to Congress earlier this year from a governor who later resigned under the cloud of an ethics scandal. The appointment by then-Gov. Robert Bentley gave Strange the advantage of incumbency in the race to replace Jeff Sessions in the…