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Jan. 31, 2011
Professor Cornpone: Ethanol lobbyist Newt Gingrich and us — and the future of GOP.

Grand Old Partisan salutes a great Republican, Jackie Robinson.

GOP doubts about Bentley not assuaged by Sparks' appointment.

Jan. 30, 2011
Mitch McConnell: Senate obstructionist evolving into action hero.

Tea Party gets early start on GOP targets for 2012.

Frank Rich: Tea Party wags dog.

The forgotten man.

Jan. 29, 2011
'Rural Development Director' Ron Sparks: Bentley may be a hypocrite but he's my hypocrite now.

Jan. 28, 2011
Louisiana AG rips judge's Strange move.

Sessions new ranking member on Senate budget committee.

What sent states' fiscal flight into tailspin?

Jan. 27, 2011
Bentley hires Sparks for state job.

Obama administration rules to protect streams from coal-mining would eliminate thousands of jobs.

Georgia adopts rules to restrict water transfers.

Milton McGregor: Don't tether me.

Jan. 26, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Political intrigue fills the air;
Foreboding foreclosing; Other unhappy encounters;
Mobile matters; Salt for Dem wounds.

Daughter of Birmingham plans to revive city's magic.

Steve Flowers: Shelby, Hubbert state's political heavyweights.

Restoring oyster reefs in Mobile Bay.

Jan. 25, 2011
John Graham Cherry Jr. has been tapped to head the criminal section of the U.S. Attorney's office here, according to federal law enforcement sources.

He replaces longtime criminal section chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Murphy in the position. No reason for the move has yet been given.

A veteran state and federal prosecutor, Cherry has been an attorney, primarily a prosecutor, in the Mobile/Baldwin County area for more than 30 years.

Then Went Brunson: Late attorney's last night an 'I do' & die situation. Part 2.

New Mercedes hybrid in Alabama's future?

McGregor wants separate trial.

Jan. 23, 2011
Economic policy stuck in reverse. By U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions.

In Alabama, Beware the Borg: As stock-regulation power shifts to states, Joseph Borg boasts tough record.

Reform and the teachers' unions.

Can ethics be taught? Can morality be legislated?

Public universities relying more on tuition than state money.

Judge tosses suit from Country Crossing bondholder.

Lingering effects of oil spill: More testing should be done.

Jan. 22, 2011
Then Went Brunson: Mobile lawyer's messy life ends in big mess. Part 1.

John F. Floyd: Breaking the back of corruption in Montgomery.

Obama to take a hard right turn.

Five myths about interest rates.

Jan. 21, 2011
New AG, Country Crossing opt for quiet dialogue over public warfare.

A Brief Shining Moment: JFK 50 years later.

Lobbyists to brush up on ethics.

Banks as debit card predators: Customers or marks.

Jan. 20, 2011
State Sen. Hank Sanders: Martin Luther King Jr. evokes powerful image.

Bullish blue dogs oppose health care repeal.

Jan. 19, 2011
Bentley finds religion and politics a volatile combination.

Steve Flowers: South's G.O.P. evolution complete

Jan. 18, 2011
Text of Bentley's inaugural speech.

Washington Post: Dueling Obama's.

Jan. 17, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Critical day nears for Siegelman;
Judicial dominoes; political tidbits.

Riley has advice for Bentley.

Budget worries grind on all governors.

More G.O.P. non-sense. By Paul Krugman, New York Times.

Jan. 16, 2011
Riley's near-term future: No place like Nome.

Montgomery Advertiser: From jump street, Riley not typical GOP governor, should be proud of service.

Decatur Daily: A long look at Riley legacy, may be best governor in state history.

Florence Times Daily weighs in on Riley legacy.

Jan. 15, 2011
Riley's eight years in office: rocky start, rancorous last chapter, with long productive stretch in the middle.

Jan. 14, 2011
Fish tale and horse maneuver: Odd stories from the great outdoors.

A half-century of political dirty tricks.

Steve Flowers: Legislative environment much improved for coastal insurance reform.

Jan. 13, 2011
Prattville mayor tapped to lead state's economic and community affairs department.

Anniston Star: Mess on the Coast -- Claims process must be fixed.

Arthur Orr rising political star from Decatur.

Billy Donovan's secret sorrow.

Jan. 12, 2011
The Political Round-Up: A toast before you go.

Al Sharpton blasts purveyors of over-the-top rhetoric.

Washington Post: Southern Democrats in dire straits.

New York Times: Verdict on the oil spill.

Jan. 11, 2011
The Political Round-Up: A toast before you go.

Riley in review.

Feds playing keep away, Gilley lawyers claim.

High profile shooting: Cue the charlatans. By George Will.

Rebuilding Alabama's Gulf Coast.

Jan. 10, 2011
Obama studies Reagan for survival strategy.

Media model of confrontation provokes marginal minds.

Arizona: A hot house for hot heads?

An awakening China looming large.

Jan. 9, 2011
Shooting from the lip in reaction to Gabrielle Giffords tragedy: The unreasoned and intemperate Web commentary on the Giffords' shooting is shameful, embarrassing.

Hammett brings experience to new post at ADO.

James Evans: When the gospel protects the status quo.

New York Times: Auburn kingmaker not sharing in the moment.

Wayne Greenhaw: Eyewitness to Alabama's civil rights era.

Jan. 8, 2011
Gilley denies bribe charge, counting on "God ... working behind the scenes" to correct injustice.

New York Times -- Doctor's orders: questions for Regina Benjamin.

AEA linked to attack ad against Marsh.

Scope, pace of Gulf clean-up criticized.

Jan. 7, 2011
New York Times: Presidential report on BP oil spill 'chilling indictment' of oil industry.

Newt Gingrich: Prison reform a smart way for states to save money, lives.

Shoals' leaders laud Riley.

Gadsden Times: Lobbyists, legislators antsy as feds probe Montgomery's nether regions.

Acknowledging anniversary of Civil War an opportunity, not a lost cause.

Prosecutors allege Gilley bribe attempt of witness, seek revocation of pre-trial release.

Jan. 6, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Riley's hurry-up offense; New date for Nodine; Brother, can you spare a dime?; Take a bow; Double treat in District 6; Condi Rice advisor to speak; Cities for People; McMillan reception.

Historic moment awaits state on Goat Hill.

Court papers suggest expanding gambling probe.

TSA monkeyshines. So There. By Emmett Burnett.

European governments move to leverage private pension funds.

Hammett faces tough task replacing Wade at ADO.

Jan. 5, 2011
Looking back 150 years: Fort Gaines and the precarious position of Lt. Reese.

Hammett good pick for ADO. The guv is doc outside the box.

Federal court in Alabama clearinghouse for 1,200 civil suits against Pfizer.

New York Times: Scalia outlandish.

New York Times: GOP = Puffery, pomp and little circumstance.

Neilson tapped to hear election complaint in Choctaw County.

In aftermath of 2006 Auburn football academic scandal that caused two department heads to step down and N.C.A.A. to investigate, university officials no longer bragging — or even talking — about team’s once-stellar scholastic record. 

Jan. 4, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Fuhrman to head investigations for AG Strange; March 22 likely date for HD-105 special election; Morgan to head investigations for DA; Tucker over and out at MCSO; Partin calling it a day?; Barnett life of the party; Odds stacked in feds' favor.

Will Alabama's bingo debacle ever end?

Gadsden frets that Butterbean's TV appearance will portray residents as drug dealing trailer trash.

House Speaker Mike Hubbard: Emulate Reagan or bust.

Strapped governments look to curb labor unions.

Jan. 3, 2011
A Blast from the Past: Late Mobile attorney Peter Palughi almost 15 years ago questions soundness of city lease agreement with BayBear ownership.

GOP newcomers set out to undo Obama moves.

Wheels turning for reopening of Country Crossing.

Alabama Department of Environmental Management draws ire, praise.

Jan. 2, 2011
New York Times: The economy in 2011.

Curtain closing on an era.

Bentley hasn't taken office yet, but already fat's in fire.

Five myths about bullying.

Washington Post: Trim excessive tax subsidy for real estate.

Tea Party activists still angry.

Jan. 1, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Local GOP not looking to fix what ain't broke; Dems ready to forget 2010, welcome 2011;
Rich oath of office set; Pettway tapped for water board;
Pooch park pushed.

Looking back at life with Riley: What were the highlights and the low points of Riley's eight years in the Governor's Mansion?

Signs of hope for 2011.

'Death panels' are real -- brought on by budget pressures.

Oil spill clean-up nears end, but stench lingers.

Anniston Star: Riley 2010 Man of the Year.

Have an ethical New Year!

Evolution from 'we can do it' to 'where's mine?"

Bentley, state officials eye Jan. 17 induction.

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