Southern Politics

Congressman Bradley Byrne Faces a Packed Town Hall in Mobile

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne faced a packed town hall of opposition protesters and constituent supporters Monday night, answering questions about veterans health care, the environment and controversial decisions, statements and actions by the new President, Donald J. Trump. About 250…

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…

President Trump’s Liar-in-Chief Shock and Awe Continues

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – President Donald J. Trump continues to shock and awe the country and the world with his gall and pure balderdash as he spoke to both houses of Congress on Tuesday night in a prime time speech like nothing anyone has ever seen in…

Freshman Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz Faces Protesters

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Republican Defends Bill to Abolish the EPA By Glynn Wilson – MILTON, Fla. — Freshman Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz faced protesters and supporters at his first day of town hall events since the election, defending a bill he put forward with three cosigners in the House to…

New Alabama Attorney General Announces Special Prosecutor to Investigate Governor Robert Bentley

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – A special district attorney has been appointed by Alabama’s new attorney general to investigate allegations of misconduct by Governor Robert Bentley. Steven T. Marshall, appointed by the governor as state attorney general to replace Luther Strange, who will assume the U.S. Senate seat…

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…

Federal Court Strikes Down Race-Based Alabama Legislative Districts

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – The gerrymandering plan rammed through the state legislature by Alabama Republicans after they took control in 2010 has now been thrown out by a three-judge panel of federal judges in Montgomery as an unconstitutionaly overtly race-based map. A three-judge panel of the Federal…

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…

Colonial Pipeline Explosion and Fire Under Investigation

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the Colonial Pipeline explosion and fire in Helena, Alabama, which killed one worker and seriously injured four others. The major gasoline pipeline, built in 1963, that had already busted in September and was…

Supply Emergencies Declared in Alabama, Georgia Over Gas Pipeline Spill

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — A major gas pipeline that was discovered broken and leaking at least 250,000 gallons last week in rural Shelby County, south of Birmingham near Helena, has government and industry officials hopping to contain the leak, shore up any impact…

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…