AL’s Shelby among GOP U.S. senators sitting on mountains of campaign cash

By   /  August 7, 2014  /  Alabama, Around the Web  /  No Comments

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Sen. Richard Shelby has $18 million in campaign cash that he doesn’t need this year, but he’s not likely to share it with his fellow Republicans.

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Condition sinking: Navy faces shipbuilding crisis

By   /  August 1, 2014  /  Alabama, Military, Mississippi, News, U.S. House, U.S. House of Represenatives, U.S. Senate  /  No Comments

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Two words describe the Navy’s shipbuilding woes: Condition sinking.

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DNC 2016 in Birmingham? Bring it on, state GOP says

By   /  July 22, 2014  /  Alabama, News  /  No Comments

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By Johnny Kampis | Watchdog.org
CULLMAN, Ala. — The Alabama Republican Party welcomed a site selection team for the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Birmingham on Monday with faux open arms.
Alabama’s largest city is one of five finalists for the honor, and the first to receive a visit by the committee, which will hear a pitch from [...]

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Will donors punish GOP outliers on election law?

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Alabama, Elections, Indiana, Michigan, National, New Jersey, News, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Supreme Court, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

DUE DILIGENCE: Rep. Charles Dent took "great pains to make certain that nothing would penalize states."

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than two-thirds of the Republican co-sponsors of a controversial voter bill have gone silent.
They have good reason to lay low, says one election-law attorney.
U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., author of the Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2014, said he’s proud to work with the American Civil Liberties Union and [...]

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Protesters fight feds’ handling of border surge

By   /  July 17, 2014  /  Alabama, Immigration, News  /  No Comments

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An Alabama organizer of protests against the recent flood of undocumented people into the United States said she hopes the gatherings fuel a movement against the feds’ handling of the border surge.

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Voters’ rights face bipartisan backlash in Congress

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  Alabama, Congress, Federal Government, Georgia, Mississippi, National, News, North Carolina, Politics & Elections, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Congressional attempts to “fix” the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down an antiquated provision would extend the Justice Department’s reach while excluding “non-minorities” from protection.

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