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Aug. 31, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Locked & Loaded?; Hail to the Chief; Truth or Dare; Badgers for Bonner.

GOP seeks to dim Bright's star.

Double-dipping dicey for Rep. Spicer.

Aug. 30, 2009
Gov. candidates address moral, quality-of-life issues.

Aug. 29, 2009
UAB anthropologist champions MOWA band of Choctaw Indians.

D for Disaster: Grading the bureaucrats on Hurricane Katrina response.

Allen says it's time to empty Poole in SD 21; Dems, GOP to battle over Tuscaloosa House seat.

Aug. 28, 2009
Not unlike the Don Siegelman saga, are 'Bush-like shenanigans' behind the legal travails of Edmond H. Smith IV, a/k/a 'the colorful outdoorsman' and alleged con man Eddie Smith, bane of local and federal law enforcement officials?

Retired doc Bentley prescribes treatment for ailing health care system.

Alabama's Forever Wild program lives up to its mission.

Former Greene County commissioner taking on Jan Cook in contest for seat on state's Public Service Commission.

Toyota shuts down unionized plant in California, expands operations at non-union factories.

Aug. 27, 2009
A quarter of Alabama mortgages under water, but state in better shape than most.

Aug. 26, 2009
Building a prosperous New Orleans.

Aug. 25, 2009
Six candidates attend Christian Coalition forum; '10 Commandment' Moore greeted politely.

Ex-Juco president gets probation for obstruction of justice.

Aug. 24, 2009
Bedeviled and caught in a downward legal spiral, local outdoorsman and alleged con man Edmond H. Smith IV gains a sympathetic ear.

Aug. 21, 2009
Turtles hatch and scramble to the sea at Gulf Shores Aug. 12.

Aug. 20, 2009
Steve Flowers: Legislative pay raise a political time bomb for incumbents.

How low will they go: Boeing spokesman poses as journalist. All dignity abandoned.

Aug. 19, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Poarch Indians buy into area dog tracks; Prosecutors can't throw Cowboy Bob; Brown shoots rumor down; Woe B'ham; No go, Joe; Nor Dow.

Sparks ready to bet on Black Belt.

Aug. 18, 2009
Then there was one: Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford all alone as bribery case nears trial with the guilty plea of Montgomery investment banker Bill Blount. Blount's fall steep.

Manning objects to 'mack daddy' in the White House.

Aug. 16, 2009
Bob Dylan: Like a complete unknown.

Aug. 13, 2009
The Washington Times: Riley should be on the presidential radar for 2012. Riley offers proof that conservative reformist government works.

Byrne opposes toll roads.

Davis gets gold star for plan to reduce high school drop-outs.

Pot shots at the Alabama State House.

Aug. 12, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Ex-Badger aims for top spot on Goat Hill; Young Republicans come together at Ed's;
Vance draws AG to ceremony; ADC in odd position;
Saia what?; Twitter away; Thomas trial may last 3 weeks.

Steve Flowers: Alabama a political smorgasbord in 2010.

Camille Paglia: Obama seems to be surrounded by juvenile tinhorns, bumbling mediocrities and crass bully boys. 

State Democratic icon Al LaPierre sentencing set Nov. 19.

Aug. 10, 2009
Decatur Daily has Obama's back for free. Others earn $350-$550 a week. You won't get rich but it can beat the alternative.

Burn, baby, burn: Legislation needed to regulate tanning bed industry.

Aug. 9, 2009
Patrick Cooper, son of Gen. Gary and Beverly Cooper. came up short in his bid for mayor of Birmingham two years ago but Magic City voters may get a mulligan in picking  CEO at City Hall.

Bailed-out banks blow billions on bonuses.

ACORN'S labor pains.

This dog knows his owner doesn't have all day for a walk.

Aug. 8, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Mack trucked; Soft landing?; Out of the blue and so much for the apolitical process; HYT's 'dream team' defense; An Alabama ballot without a Wallace not possible; A Young Boozer in state's political future? Haley leaves jail for greener pastures.

Though New Orleans has been somewhat shielded from the recession due to substantial rebuilding activity, four years after Katrina the region still faces major challenges due to blight, unaffordable housing, and vulnerable flood protection.

Subterranean Homesick Blues: John Cornyn's letter to Barack Obama about White House program to quell 'disinformation.'

Aug. 7, 2009
One-on-one with Bradley Byrne. By Bill Britt, St. Clair News-Aegis.

FishyGate: White House recruits informants against health care bill opponents. By Gary Palmer of the Alabama Policy Institute.

Aug. 6, 2009
Steve Flowers: Governor's race may come down to Bradley Byrne and Artur Davis.

Former Press-Register business reporter Andrea James bids journalism adieu

Aug. 5, 2009
Bradley Byrne campaign for governor: Keeping home fires byrne-ing.

White supremacists for Obama/black nationalists for McCain.

Obama's change collides with immutable arithmetic.

Aug. 4, 2009
Emmett Burnett's So There: What's up with these TV cooks? Where's the lard, the spam, the collards?

Aug. 3, 2009
Florida highrise condo development has 32 stories, just one tenant.

Aug. 2, 2009
Business Council of Alabama hosts forum for 2010 gubernatorial candidates: Eight upon a stage, their cases to make.

Wal-Mart: Nickel and dimed.

Secret Service agents tell all on presidential duties: 'When the news broke that Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart was having an affair with Donna Rice, (Ronald) Reagan was returning to the White House from an evening event. About to return to his residence on the second floor, an aide blocked the closing elevator doors to tell Reagan about Hart.

"Boys will be boys," Reagan said, according to former agent Ted Hresko.

When the door of the elevator shut, Reagan said to Hresko, "But boys will not be president."

Aug. 1, 2009
Fire rips through Peggy Cooper's D.C. home.

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