Alabama Politics

Rather Than Announcing His Resignation, Sessions Demands Resignations of U.S. Attorneys Around the Country

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – Rather than resigning as U.S. Attorney General for lying to Congress, Alabama Jeff Sessions announced the proactive decision this week to forcibly remove U.S. attorneys around the country from office who were appointed by President Barack Obama so the Trump administration could bring…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Exposed as a Partisan Hatchet Man

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Partisan political prosecutions have a long history in the system of jurisprudence in the United States, in spite of what judges, lawyers and politicians want the public to believe. Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself on Russian Investigations

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… Attorney General Jeff Sessions News Conference Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a news conference he would recuse himself from any investigations involving President Trump’s campaign and potential connections to Russia. He did so in response to reports he failed to disclose at his Senate Judiciary…

How Jeff Sessions Helped Kill Equitable School Funding in Alabama

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…A lawsuit in the 1990s had Alabama poised to fund poor black school districts as fairly as wealthy white schools. As state attorney general, Sessions fought the effort passionately. – By Ryan Gabrielson – ProPublica – In the early 1990s, children across Alabama’s large rural stretches still…

Looking Back on Tumultuous Year, 2016

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Connecting the Dots – By Glynn Wilson – What a year it has been. Whether you liked it and prospered or were horrified by some of the stories and events, it was a year to remember, even if many people would simply like to forget. To write…

President-Elect Donald Trump Ends ‘Thank You’ Tour in Mobile

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Television celebrity president-elect Donald J. Trump ended his “victory tour” or “thank you tour” where his campaign took off 16 months ago, before an adoring crowd of average, working class “conservative” Republicans at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in the home town of…

President-Elect Donald Trump to Bring ‘Victory Tour’ to Mobile

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — President-elect Donald J. Trump is planning to bring his “victory tour” or “thank you tour” to Mobile on Saturday, Dec. 17. The event will take place at ​Ladd–Peebles Stadium beginning at 3 p.m. You can obtain tickets here. This was…

Alabama Legislature Bends: Finds Last Minute Compromise to Save Medicaid

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – MONTGOMERY, Ala. — After all the pressure from the Watchdog Press, all the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth by every special interest group all over the state and their favorite legislators convened to get what they want — and maybe in the…

A Prayer for Alabama Legislature: Bless Us With Disaster, Sweet Jesus

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By David Underhill – MOBILE, Ala. – A prayer for the Alabama legislature as it reconvenes in a special session, following another special session that failed to find funding enough to allow the state’s Medicaid services to function at a level keeping the needy alive. Schemes…

Montgomery Ranks Number One City in America for Sexually Transmitted Disease

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Alabama House Committee Approves Lottery Bill – By Glynn Wilson – Sorry y’all. I can’t resist the irony, especially in the wake of the governor’s sex scandal. Just as stories were making the rounds that the Alabama House Economic Development and Tourism committee voted to approve a…

Alabama Lottery and Medicaid Funding Hopes Dashed Again

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Governor Robert Bentley’s Lottery Bill Dies in the House – By Glynn Wilson – Never mind lottery fans and sick children who need Medicaid funding now. According to a plethora of reporting on Twitter late Tuesday afternoon, any hope of a lottery vote making it onto the…