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Dec. 31, 2011
Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis talks party-switching.

Obama 2012 political strategy: Keep attacking unpopular Congress.

Some new state laws kick in Sunday.

Dec. 30, 2011
Five myths about the Iowa caucuses.

Luther Strange talks immigration, oil spill at town hall meeting.

Tallassee church sees its Latino brethen vanish.

Challenges confront new AEA leaders.

Dec. 29, 2011
Bama Fact Check: Biggest whoppers of 2011 ... and one that turned out to be true.

Political Predictions for 2012: Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or both will leave Democratic leadership by year's end.

Steve Flowers: What a year in state politics.

AEA's Reed has been effective for half a century.

GOP candidates' ad spending down, but anti-Obama groups picking up the slack.

The Ron Paul vote.

Immigration laws pose test of states' rights in Supreme Court.

Decatur Daily: Drug testing a dopey idea.

Wall Street Journal: Iran's Hormuz Threat -- Attack on oil traffic would deserve military response.

Dec. 28, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Sessions (Al, that is) to retire, GOP pair to bid for treasurer; Presidential delegates; Rising water rates?; GOP opening; Air Battles; Bama Bash; Gounares rips R.E.S.T.O.R.E.

Tipping point in Maine: Welfare recipients outnumber taxpayers.

With employment up in Alabama, governor inches closer to paycheck of his own.

Decatur Daily: Is GOP killing itself?

Birmingham Bankruptcy: The fraud that won't go away.

GOP's answer to union money.

The Fannie and Freddie Hate Storm: A dubious prosecution but it helps set the record straight.

Hubbert leaves mark on Alabama.

Vermont columnist has Alabama all figured out.

Daunting session looms for state legislature. Bleak picture getting bleaker.

Southern farmers vanquish cliches.

Washington Post columnist has cracks in crystal ball.

Americans Elect a political wildcard for the internet age.

Dec. 27, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Sessions (Al, that is) to retire, GOP pair to bid for treasurer; Presidential delegates; Rising water rates?; GOP opening; Air Battles; Bama Bash; Gounares rips R.E.S.T.O.R.E.

Full faith and credit, Jefferson County-style.

Politico names Martha Roby most underrated in freshman congressional class.

Keeping students from the polls.

Growing wealth widens gap between lawmakers and constituents.

Dec. 26, 2011
Falling home prices mean budget crunches for cities.

For one Alabama farmer, workers are scarce.

Wallace's son writes telling book about father.

Mitt Romney On Taxes, 'Modeling,' and the Vision Thing: GOP front-runner says Iran is 'evil,' Newt Gingrich is wrong on judges, and he might consider a value-added tax. He also explains why his penchant for 'data' and analysis won't limit his ability to lead as president.

Dec. 25, 2011
Gingrich ushered in hardline that plagued GOP establishment dealmakers.

Dec. 24, 2011
Poll: Which Baldwin County city/town best decks itself out for Christmas? Which Mobile County municipality shows off its streets best with the holiday season's decorations?

Justice Department rejects South Carolina voter ID law, calling it discriminatory.

The race to the right.

Dec. 23, 2011
Were Jesus, Joseph and Mary the first illegal immigrants?

God bless us, every one percent.

Beason to battle Bachus for congressional seat?

Riley trims federal client lobbying list.

Job outlook better in Alabama.

Dec. 21, 2011
My 12 favorite Christmas songs.

Steve Flowers: 'Tis the season for campaign ads.

Paul's Conversion: On the road to the White House?

Dec. 20, 2011
Romney, Gingrich in dead heat.

New York Times mulls sale of Gadsden Times, other properties.

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast: Congressional delegation should support critical act.

Dec. 19, 2011
Bentley to push charter school legislation.

Mobile on list of U.S. cities that offer best bang for your housing buck.

Evangelicals divided on whom to support in GOP presidential race.

Condi Rice positioned to claim No. 2 slot on GOP ticket?

Jefferson County to eliminate about 300 jobs.

Financial challenges loom as lawmakers look ahead to 2012 legislative session.

Ukrainian woman waits 10 years for U.S. citizenship.

Dec. 18, 2011
Was it 'mission accomplished?'

Talk of replacing state retirement chief growing, investment performcance lagging.

Alabama's second thoughts.

Dec. 17, 2011
First domino falls: Companies settle claims in BP oil spill dispute, others expected to follow suit.

New York Times: Crippling the right to organize.

Dec. 16, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Mobile to host big meeting of state GOP?; To tax or not to tax, that is the question;
Wish list; Party time; Happy birthday, Mobile County.

Indian automaker reportedly to build pick-up truck in north Alabama.

In year of cataclysms, a few faces stand out.

Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P. And a postscript.

Dec. 15, 2011
Former AEA chief Paul Hubbert looks back on career.

Feds struggling to keep states cowed.

Poll: Even Democrats see big government as greater threat than big business.

In first gulf oil lease auction since spill, BP bids -- and bids.

Bayou la Batre mobile home park owner Calvin Bosarge on Alabama's new immigration law: 'It's been a real pain in the butt.'

Harvard Crimson: In regard to Alabama's immigration law, a more nuanced approach in all parties' interest.

Poll: Most Alabamians support tough, new immigration law -- maybe not the current one though.

U.S. death sentences at 35-year low.

Footage of WMD stockpiles uncovered in Libya; Defense Ministry assures they're in the 'safe hands' of rebels.

Is living 'off the grid' now a crime?

Dec. 14, 2011
Immigration myths and facts: A U.S. Chamber of Commerce report.

AG Holder takes dim view of some states' voter registration moves, proposes federal program to automatically register all citizens as voters.

Steve Flowers: A look at Alabama's reapportionment history.

Landowner forecloses on former Country Crossing land.

Government gone wild.

Dec. 13, 2011
Alabama's Johnson busy in New Zealand.

Prosecutor with dismissive view of DNA to resign.

Dec. 12, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on state laws targeting illegal immigrants.

AEA prepared to fight for teachers, schools, new leader avers.

The good Newt.

Dec. 11, 2011
Gallup poll shows anti-incumbent sentiment at all-time high.

GOP seeks to refine immigration law. Is immigration law keeping industry away?

In Anniston, McClellan's future is murky.

Dec. 10, 2011
2012 Election: Cracker Barrel vs. Whole Foods?

Alabama to revise immigration law.

Gulf Coast lawmakers push for RESTORE.

Rescue for the Gulf.

Alabama retirement returns trail other states.

Dec. 9, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Mr. Bip, the city's hard choice.

Bentley: Alabama wants foreign investment but not illegal immigrants.

Charles Krauthammer: Obama's campaign for class resentment.

Confessions of an airline revenue manager.

Dec. 8, 2011
On the threshold of Iowa caucuses, GOP presidential contest now a two-man race.

Anniston Star: AEA needs new chief to build bridges.

Steve Flowers: What is a 'home' county?

Decatur Daily: Alien law poorly drafted.

UA payroll includes more than 500 with $100,000 plus salaries.

Dec. 7, 2011
Republicans to propose school choice legislation.

Postal Service moving ahead with plans to close Alabama facilities.

State officials work to match workers with jobs in wake of immigration law fallout.

Los Angeles Times: Feds eyeing Alabama over immigration law.

Dec. 6, 2011
New leader of public school teachers union sends his kids to private schools. 

Gingrich emerging as clear front-runner in Iowa.

The $3.8 million fender bender.

Dec. 5, 2011
The Political Round-Up:

Some Democratic strategists worry about Gingrich's potential appeal.

Dec. 4, 2011
HB 56 no deterrent to American dream.

George Will: Romney and Gingrich, from bad to worse.

When the going gets tough, state parks thrive.

Helping small business sound approach to slow economy.

Small Business Saturday has come and gone, but shoppers should support small businesses all season long.

Dec. 3, 2011
Democrats begin qualifying today.

Texas congresswoman calls 'civil rights crisis' in Alabama.

The Comeback Kid of 2012: Having long ago ruled Gingrich out, GOP voters suddenly rule him back in.

Joe Biden and the Myth of Local Government Layoffs:
Even with cutbacks, cities will have plenty of teachers for our kids and cops to keep us safe.

Selling 'Diversity': The incentives behind higher education's bureaucratic bloat.

The City of Unbrotherly Torts: Philadelphia a nice place to visit but you wouldn't want to be sued there.

Rethinking the digital future.

Are Prosecutors Above the Law? Despite shocking misconduct, federal prosecutors in Ted Stevens trial may not be charged with criminal contempt.

China's hard landing.

Dec. 2, 2011
Graddick claims lead in chief justice race, says Moore hurts Malone. But Malone tops field in fundraising.

U.S. now net exporter of oil despite continuing oil imports from terrorist nations.

Charles Krauthammer: Mitt vs. Newt.

Birmingham named one of America's 'saddest cities.'

Mary Scott Hunter: Alabama poised to surge in education.

Dec. 1, 2011
Washington Post: Repubs fencing with truth on immigration.

Cracks in GOP dam.

Poverty on the rise in most Alabama counties.

Rookie solon gives insight into freshman year.

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