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Feb. 29, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Romney rebound.

Closing arguments to end today in gambling trial.

Jim Bennett: Four decades on Goat Hill.

Anniston Star: Bentley should look to Riley for examples of leadership.

Feb. 28, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Hyundai warns dealerships about organized protests against state's new immigration law.

Romney refocuses on core message ahead of Super Tuesday.

Washington Post: Rick Santorum shows he's the wrong man to be president.

The fight for the Senate majority headed for deadlock.

The possum Republicans. By David Brooks, New York Times.

Over-regulated America: Home of laissez-faire suffocating under excessive and badly written regulation.

Death Penalty Death Watch: Is Alabama about to execute an innocent man?

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Why I'm marching from Selma to Montgomery in 2012.

Feb. 27, 2012
Alabama's First Congressional District election: Will 2012 be the exception or the rule to historical pattern.

The Political Round-Up:

GOP governors see risks from tone, length of nomination fight.

Upper class, working class divide growing.

Gulf oil spill trial delayed for settlement talks.

Student debt stifling home sales.

Feb. 26, 2012
GOP primaries brought to you by Hester Prynne.

What would a Rick Santorum America look like?

Week three of gambling corruption trial features talk of a 'sinner', 'snake' and phone calls.

Probate judges concerned about closing mental heath hospitals.

Feb. 25, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Who’d believe it? Some governors face fallout from an improving economy.

Bill would change make-up of AU board of trustees.

Feb. 24, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

The knowledge class vs. the factory class.

Rick Santorum winning more support from Republican women.

A legislative summary.

'Stupid' and Oil Prices: Obama's Forrest Gump analysis of rising gas prices.

U.S. per capita government debt worrisome.

Feb. 23, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Legislative summary.

Mike Rogers: U.S., not Israel, should deal with Iran.

Nasty time for tornadoes approaches, all eyes on Southeast.

Shame not the solution to sorry teachers.

Feb. 22, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Blast from the Past: More than 20 years ago, the city of Mobile adopted a one percent sales tax, with most of the revenue dedicated for storm water management. But somehow the monies went down another drain.  

Super PAC donors revealed: Who are the power players in the GOP primary?

Inside The Statehouse: Alabama legislature gets good marks. By Steve Flowers.

A legislative summary.

If economy's improving, why is dependency growing?

Feb. 21, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Sex, Lies and Rick Santorum: The politics of the double standard on social issues.

Study: Negative campaign ads much more frequent, vicious than in previous primaries.

Washington Post: Is decrease in violent crime worth the price?

Immigration and the presidential campaign.

Crazy money: Jobless disability payments soar to record $200 billion.

New York Times: A tiny program that matters: In some ways, it looks like a small thing — President Obama’s latest budget proposes cutting a $5 million research program at the Department of Agriculture. But the elimination of the Microbiological Data Program, which tests fruits and vegetables for disease, is an alarming setback in the fight to keep the food supply safe.

"It is a pretty big deal when combined with the cuts in state ag departments," said state Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan. "The states I have talked to have cut almost as drastically as we have and this type of consumer protection, as well as weights and measures, has been impacted heavily."

"Overall I have been very impressed with the foods safety I have witnessed in processing facilities in Alabama," McMillan continued. "In Alabama, as we have made cuts, we have placed priority on protecting private sector jobs and given up other areas of responsibility."

Feb. 20, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Injecting faith into campaign, Santorum chides opponents.

Social issues and the Santorum surge.

Feb. 19, 2012
When a county runs off the cliff.

Rick Santorum tires to show he can win in November.

Week 2 of gambling trial: Drop phones, egos, cheese; Testimony had colorful moments.

Feb. 18, 2012
On tape, angry Milton McGregor lashes out at Bob
Riley.

Obama's treasury secretary says president has U.S. on road to disaster.

Fear and Feminism: Some criticism of Rick Santorum is downright irrational.

'Justice is served': Jury returns more than $1M sexual harassment verdict against Alabama State University.

Illegitimate or new normal: For women under 30, most births occur outside marriage.

Gulf spill oil well investor to pay record fine.

Surge in temp workers reflects fundamental change in American workplace.

Our unrealistic attitudes about death, through a doctor’s eyes.

Obama campaign turns attention to Santorum.

Feb. 17, 2012
Republican primaries: Much fanfare, few attendees.

Mardi Gras means fun and fat business all over the Gulf Coast, not just New Orleans.

President Obama’s gimmicky budget would commit the U.S. to decline. By Jeff Sessions and Paul Ryan.

Compromise bill passes to allow online publication of legal notices.

A legislative summary.

Senate passes bill that would allow small towns to again enforce interstate speed limits.

Feb. 16, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

A legislative summary.

Alabama budget: Gov. Bentley, chairmen differ on $500 million request for Medicaid.

Feb. 15, 2012
The Political Round-Up: Where do things stand in the highly-competitive District 3 Mobile County Commission race as the five candidates advance into the tell-tale heart of the campaign?

Can Rick Santorum become more than 'not Romney.'

Washington Post: Obama budget sets stage for steep, future tax increases.

Scott Beason plays tried and true card: All publicity is good publicity; just spell my name right.

Immigration law to cost Alabama 140,000 jobs?

Tuscaloosa News: Charter schools could improve state education.

Explosive recording played in gambling trial.

New interstate highway proposed linking Natchez, Miss. with Augusta, Ga., through Alabama at Montgomery.

Legislative summary.

Feb. 14, 2012
The Amazing Obama Budget: He's proposing higher spending and deficits.

New York Times: A responsible budget.

Washington Post: Obama budget falls short, but beats many alternatives.

Obama budget a re-election gimmick, says GOP.

Shelby talks debt.

Bachus leading, but vulnerable to Wall Street ties, poll shows.

Gulf Coast lawmakers push for RESTORE Act.

Report: Over 20 million US voter registrations have 'significant' errors.

Feb. 13, 2012
Robert Bentley: Comfortable in his own skin.

Bachus faces insider trading probe.

The big money behind state laws.

The strange career of voter suppression.

Feb. 12, 2012
Bentley defends budget.

Montgomery Advertiser: Political posturing on immigration.

Legislators working on state immigration law changes.

Election 2012: Republicans united on goal — beat Obama — divided on how to get there.

Obama explained.

Clarence Page: White America may be coming apart.

Environmental group challenges Coast Guard's rosy view of gulf oil spills.

Feb/ 11, 2012
Low Turnout & Big Tune-Out: Voters aren't bothering with the GOP, but Obama has lost their attention, too.

George Will: In re Siegelman/Scrushy, is it bribery or just politics? Siegelman scourge Eddie Curran grills Will.

Five myths about white people.

Black Jefferson County legislators defend Sen. Scott Beason against allegations of racism.

Feb. 10, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Tuscaloosa News: 'DOA' budgets show failure to lead.

Gadsden Times: Bentley's budgets get icy reception.

Anniston Star: Two versions of Bentley -- Alabama’s governor embracing dueling ideologies.

A legislative summary.

Romney campaign stuck in lukewarm.

Bachus faces insider trading investigation.

Feb. 9, 2012
War: Off we go into the wild blue yonder ..... Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5. Chapter 6. Chapter 7. Chapter 8. Chapter 9. Chapter 10. Chapter 11. Chapter 12. Chapter 13. Chapter 14. Chapter 15. Chapter 16. Chapter 17. Chapter 18. Chapter 19. Chapter 20. Chapter 21. Chapter 22. Chapter 23. Chapter 24. Chapter 25. Chapter 26.
Chapter 27. Chapter 28. Chapter 29. Chapter 30.

Rick Santorum’s strategy of focusing on low-key races paid off.

Mitt Romney and the enthusiasm gap.

Speaker Hubbard removes lawmakers from key committee.

Bentley budget faces GOP hurdle: Proposed changes raise objections from two key Republican leaders.

Alabama Board of Education's Hunter addresses charter schools.

Los Angeles Times: Alabama's immigration law denies children food stamps.

Feb. 8, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Santorum’s hat trick in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri jolts GOP presidential race.

A summary of Bentley's proposals.

Inside the Statehouse by Steve Flowers: What will Legislature do for encore?

Anniston Star: Advocates of charter schools must study the many variables. Decatur Daily concurs.

Feb. 7, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Lee Zurik Investigation: Former FBI agent tosses loan, beachside dinner, LSU tickets to Hingle.

AEA vows to oppose charter schools.

Mapping the earmarks: Take Richard Shelby, for instance. Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers' properties.

Democrats' chances for retaking the House improve.

Truth, lies and Afghanistan: How military leaders have let us down.

Alabama's union membership rate leads region.

Creditor sues Alabama county over sewer revenue.

Feb. 6, 2012
War: A boy/soldier/veteran/citizen considers war. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5.
Chapter 6. Chapter 7. Chapter 8. Chapter 9. Chapter 10. Chapter 11. Chapter 12.

Obama holds edge over Romney in general election, says poll.

For GOP presidential candidates, February lull a time to regroup.

What does GOP Legislature do for encore?

Hispanics hope to see immigration law changes.

Ending earmarks proposed as partial solution to budget woes.

Montgomery Advertiser: Don't hog-tie RSA.

Democratic lawmakers to play defense during 2012 session.

Shaddup, Shadrack!

Whooping crane migration comes up short: While following an ultralight aircraft guiding them to Florida, young Maryland-bred birds get distracted in Alabama. They'll stay in Alabama for now.

Pennsylvania schools’ financing fight pits district against ‘charter on steroids.’

From the Alabama state school superintendent: A paper on charter schools.

Feb. 5, 2012
Gingrich vows to fight on to convention.

Changes loom for Alabama's strong immigration law.

Mike Hubbard: Time for Legislature to act.

Jurors: Crosby's fate could have been different.

GOP in charge: Round 2.

Feb. 4, 2012
In Alabama, GOP tops Dems in presidential donations.

Why the GOP should stop invoking Reagonmics.

Ex-D.C. superintendent brings "big money" lobby to create Alabama charter schools.

Senator proposes changes to state's immigration law.

Auto production surges in South.

Feb. 3, 2012
War: A boy/soldier/veteran/citizen considers war. Chapter 1. Chapter 2. Chapter 3. Chapter 4. Chapter 5.

Moore, Graddick get endorsements for chief justice.

Voter frustration makes for tumultuous GOP primary.

In post-earmark era, small cities step up lobbying to fight for federal grants.

Feb. 2, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

City Council adopts mayor's one percent sales tax increase, boosting total sales tax to 10 percent. In Anniston.

For Romney and Paul, a strategic alliance between establishment and outsider.

Sweepstakes company plans to test state law.

AEA criticizes Bentley’s video. Governor wants regular chats with teachers.

Legislators ready for upcoming session.

Feb. 1, 2012
The Political Round-Up: Eying the green in District 3.

Looming fiscal path treacherous.

Steve Flowers: Election season features several interesting races.

'Buckley Rule' points toward Santorum.

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