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Dec. 31, 2012
Top 10 political stories of 2012.

Top stories in Alabama during 2012.​

As ‘fiscal cliff’ looms, Republicans have no political incentive to make deal with Obama.

Do rules apply to ruling class?

The point of no return

This Week in Washington with U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner.

Dec. 30, 2012
Alabamian of the Year: Carolyn Akers, CEO of the Mobile Area Education Foundation.

Study's authors say voters 'irrational.'

Home rule for Alabama counties more complicated than it sounds.

Lawmakers propose recall elections, term limits; voters must OK constitutional amendments.

Alabama Power's parent, Southern Co., takes big risk on Miss. power plant; has already invested $2.8b.

Dec. 29, 2012
Gun Control: Surge in support, new poll shows.

The New York TimesGuns and mental illness.

Dec. 28, 2012
House returning to work on 'fiscal cliff' Sunday.

Dec. 27, 2012
Battle brewing for leadership of Alabama GOP.

On ‘fiscal cliff,’ Obama and senators returning to Washington for one last attempt at deal.

Dec. 26, 2012
Health care overhaul may boost tech firms: Influx of Medicaid enrollees, addition of marketplaces mean more business for data processors.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Story of the year is state's sad financial shape.

Democrats push for tax cuts they once opposed.

Dec. 25, 2012
Merry Christmas to all. May the peace and joy of the season be with you. 

Public sours on what 2013 will bring.

Tax incentive figures sometimes overstated.

Dec. 24, 2012
Search for way through 'fiscal cliff' impasse turns to Senate.

The Monday Hot Blast: Your guide to punditry and politics.

Dec. 23, 2012
The Real Deal by Kathy Jumper. Real estate fund on Baldwin buying binge; Victoria strip center sells for $600,000; Old Barn sells to estate auction group; Father Nature Landscaping in Daphne; Mo' Moe's.

How party of budget restraint shifted to 'no new taxes.' Ever.

Five myths about gun control.

In tax fight, 'small business' is a term with many meanings.

Alabamians who left their mark on history.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'All I want for Christmas ..' 

26 Acts of Kindness: Auburn man awed by response. NBC now coordiantes Facebook page he created.

Jean Shepherd: 'The man who told a Christmas story.'

Dec. 22, 2012
​Obama calls on Congress to craft at least a minimal 'fiscal cliff' deal.

Judge approves settlement in BP class action lawsuit over 2010 oil spill.

U.S. intelligence agencies predict a transformed world.

Dec. 21, 2012
Strange under fire from Tuskegee mayor.

Gun rights law comes to forefront in state capitols.

Los Angeles Times: A conservative case for ban on assault weapons.

New York Times: A tax credit worth preserving.

Decatur Daily: Change retirement for DA's.

Boehner abandons plan to avoid 'fiscal cliff.'

Dec. 20, 2012
Strange paid more than $40,000 by Alabama State University.​

Questions about GOP print job inevitable.

‘Cliff’ standoff: Boehner works to wrangle votes for ‘Plan B’; Obama threatens veto.

Gadsden TimesRight-to-work amendment not needed.

Manufacturing jobs make comeback in southeastern U.S.

Birmingham sagging.

Dec. 19, 2012
MBT correspondents list top three 'most interesting' books read in 2012. Part 2 of 2.

Today's Round-Up: Schillingers Road shopping center sells for $17 million.

Mike Hubbard and Craftmaster PrintingPart One, Failure at the Door; Part Two, A Tangled Web to Restructuring.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: A look at the various mayors' races across the state.

Decatur Daily: What's Bentley hiding?

The ‘fiscal cliff’ offers: dueling White House and GOP perspectives.

From Boehner, Obama, good news for those who favor 'fiscal cliff' deal.

Ford keeps heat on Strange with ethics complaints.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'We must march again.'

Dec. 18, 2012
MBT correspondents list top three 'most interesting' books read in 2012.

Silent since shooting, NRA could face challenge to political clout.

Dothan EagleMental health is a vital issue.

Obama, Boehner move closer to 'cliff' deal.

Alabama GOP releases audit subpoenaed by AG.

Dec. 17, 2012
The Real Deal by Kathy Jumper: One-acre commercial site in Orange Beach sells; Investors to buy Jubilee Square in Daphne; Pizza, pizza, pizza, hut, hut, hut;
Phillips seeks to re-zone Gulf-front property; La Pizzeria to close; Publix nixes mid-town store.

Electoral college set to vote on President Obama's re-election.​

Washington PostDemonizing welfare recipients.

Washington Post: A tax reform to cut complexity, advance fairness.

Dec. 16, 2012
New York Times: Debate on gun control is revived.

The time has come for a serious national talk ... about mental illness.

Despite blessings of Obama Justice Department, ADC files suit over redistricting. 

Unemployment compensation: Unless Congress acts, extended benefits to end Dec. 29.

RSA's revenue up significantly.

Dec. 15, 2012
Obama’s cautious call for action sets stage to revive gun debate.

The historical myth that Reagan raised $1 in taxes for every $3 in spending cuts.

Alabama GOP to release report Monday on controversial Hubbard transaction.

Panel ponders more powers for Alabama counties.

Dec. 14, 2012
Bentley: Health law will destroy medical profession.

As state budgets rebound, federal cuts could pose danger.

Will record number of women in Senate mean less gridlock?

Huffington PostDon Siegelman's imprisonment has Karl Rove's hands all over it, according to ex-Congressman Parker Griffith.

Dec. 13, 2012
State legislators want ASU financial records.

Groups vow to push ‘right to work’ in other states

New York Times: It's a smart, smart, smart world.

Dothan Eagle: Lack of home rule hobbles local government.

Dec. 12, 2012
The Political Round-Up: Three qualify on Republican side for special election Jan. 29 to fill vacancy in state Senate District 35 seat. 

Embattled German steelmaker reports huge loss.

Michigan enacts right-to-work law, dealing blow to unions.

Inside the State House with Steve Flowers: Alabama gets ready for 'real' election.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'Let me share a gift story.'

Dec. 11, 2012
The Mo-Bal Round-Up: 5 p.m. Wednesday deadline for candidates to qualify for Jan. 29 special election to fill vacant state Senate District 35 seat. ​

Graham urges GOP to ‘be quiet’ and see if Democrats budge on entitlements.

House majority weighs loyalty to voters. Less imperiled lawmakers edge toward compromise.

Dec. 10, 2012
The Real Deal. By Kathy Jumper.

Dry county last of its kind in Alabama. 

The Monday Hot Blast: Your guide to politics and punditry.

Is the economy creating a lost generation?

Dec. 9, 2012
The natural gas revolution reversing LNG tanker trade.

Montgomery pollster's firm thrives.

Montgomery Advertiser editorial: More turnover needed - Term limits worth pursuing against Longtime legislators.

Anniston Star: Whether to limit Alabama lawmakers' terms a topic of Goat Hill debate.

GOP chief subject of infighting.

Dec. 8, 2012
Armistead confident.​

Once a Republican, then an independent, now a Democrat, what's next for the mercurial Charlie Crist

In Michigan, heart of organized labor, Republicans push to limit union power.

Anniston Star mulls the ways of Alabama's GOP.

Dec. 7, 2012
Honolulu after Pearl Harbor: A report published for the first time, 71 years later.

Down here: To understand football's place in the South, you first have to see it from the inside.

Republicans’ severe lack of leverage on the ‘fiscal cliff.’

Dec. 6, 2012
Marsh: Efficient measures to be top priority for 2013 Legislature.

Dec. 5, 2012
Why House Republicans may thwart 'fiscal cliff' deal.

Obama on debt ceiling: 'I will not play that game.'​

Republicans wave white flag.

Dec. 4, 2012
Debt Reckoning: Democratic group to offer tax plan with huge payoff.

The Wal-Mart conundrum.

Parents of Wetumpka freshman killed by University of South Alabama campus police officer file suit.

Understanding the 'fiscal cliff' in 150 seconds.

Dec. 3, 2012
The Real Deal: $1.8 million for 446 acres in Daphne; Foley retail center sells; Huntsville developer buys west Mobile acreage; City of Foley finalizes Peavey purchase; Bel Air Mall moves; Office Depot relocates;
Pinzone's to unveil new concept. By Kathy Jumper.

The Monday Hot Blast: Your guide to politics and punditry.

Dec. 2, 2012
Lines blur as Texas gives industries a bonanza.

Obama takes harder line with GOP in budget talks. 

Dec. 1, 2012
Could food stamps be part of 'fiscal cliff' solution?

Beyond black and white in Mississippi delta.

Trusted aide to Obama faces test in budget showdown.

Public can now view hospital infection rates.

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