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Jan. 31, 2013
Obama popularity surges to three-year high.

Jan. 30, 2013
Legislative panel grills Alabama prison commissioner about sexual misconduct at Tutwiler.

Scathing report on treatment of inmates: Legislator says feds could take over Tutwiler: Cam Ward says 'abuses are well documented.'

Deep spending cuts are likely, lawmakers say, with no deal on sequester in sight.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: If you want a state job, serve Uncle Sam for two years.

State Sen. Hank SandersRambling around with angels.

Boeing 787 battery was a concern before failure.

Jan. 29, 2013
Judge to rule on BP's plea deal over Gulf spill today.

The New Yorker: Southern Discomfort.

Rep. John Merrill running for secretary of state.

When Jim Crow drank Coke.

Alabama’s music roots traced at Sundance Film Festival.

Jan. 28, 2013
The Real Deal. By Kathy Jumper. Beach mex; Dollar Tree sprouts in Gulf Shores; Fate of Foley entertainment complex nearing; Bob Marley Cafe' announcement soon;
Rafters relocates; New tenant in Church St. warehouse.

Alabama Democrats hopeful for 2014 elections; Republicans see opportunities for further gains in local races.

The rise of the permanent temp economy.

Advocate says report 'wakes people up' about abuse at prison for women.

Health insurance exchanges will transform market, buying health insurance will never be the same.

Jan. 27, 2013​
Artur Davis considers bid for U.S. Senate or Congress from Virginia.

Decatur DailyObamaphobia hurts America.

Jan. 26, 2013
New hire puts Ivey at odds with Senate: Critics doubt parliamentarian's ability to give impartial advice.

Louisana Gov. Bobby Jindal: 'We've got to stop being the stupid party.'

Why winning back the House is tough task for Democrats.

Film office chief expects to see more production in Alabama.

Auburn considering graduate level program in brewing.

Jan. 25, 2013
The Political Round-Up.​

White House working around Capitol Hill as it pushes far-reaching gun measures.

Obama hijacks the American Revolution. By Pat Buchanan.

Governors push bigger reliance on sales taxes.

Anniston Star: Alabama economy a mixed bag.

Jan. 24, 2013
The Political Round-Up.​

A tale of two cites.

PSC Commission Dunn 'sets record straight' about GOP-on-GOP smear.

About face for GOP on immigration?

Jobkeeper Alliance says that formal PSC hearings could cost Alabama jobs.

Gun control proposals could split Obama, Reid.

Jan. 23, 2013
Decatur Daily: A winning strategy to dupe voters.

Governor taps Spencer Collier as state law enforcement czar.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Stories in Alabama that slipped under the radar.

Dems plot Southern strategy.

Jan. 22, 2013
Lawmakers prepare for upcoming session.

Audio tape damaging to Hubbard.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'The devil eased up to me as I was lying in bed.'

Welfare spending largest item in federal budget.

Jan. 21, 2013
The Real Deal by Kathy Jumper: $1.6 million for Crichton warehouse; Credit union at Cottage Hill and Knollwood; Helicopters in Gulf Shores; Kaiser marketing The Cottages at Romar; A Barking Lot.

The Political Round-Up.

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

With an eye on legacy, Obama developing second-term strategy.

Anniston Star: Alabama Republicans draw the line.

Alabama GOP applying pressure through fundraising.

Florence Times Daily: Combating the Republican political momentum; How can Democrats become politically relevant in Alabama?

New York Times: Good and evil in Birmingham.

The second term climate.

Jan. 20, 2013
America's Coolest Small Towns Contest: Gulf Shores in the running.

House GOP sets legislative agenda for 2013.

Figures to take over as minority leader in state Senate.

Political reversal of fortune: Once-dominant Democrats in retreat in power shift.

Obama comes out swinging for second term.

Obama 2.0.

​The Martin Luther King dreams that Obama forgot.

PSC flap suggests politicians believe voters are gullible.

Bill Clinton to Democrats: Don't patronize and look down your noses at gun culture.

Jan. 19, 2013
Restoration Wish List: These 10 architectural gems each deserve recognition for a majestic past and a fair chance at revival in the not-so-distant future.

Jan. 18, 2013
State GOP lawmakers set ambitious agenda.

Jan. 17, 2013
Sessions warns of private deals; says he'll seek re-election.

Obama’s far-reaching gun-proposals face uncertain fate in divided Congress.

As manufacturing bounces back from recession, unions are left behind.

Jan. 16, 2013
Republican governors move to eliminate income taxes.

New York Times: The ugly side of the Southern belle.​

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Last year ended with a bang

Bonner: Obama unwilling to work with conservatives on debt crisis.

State Sen. Hank SandersResults matter, intentions not so much.

Alabama teen pregnancy rate drops to historic low.

Jan. 15, 2013
Major public/private project on the horizon in Gulf Shores? By Kathy Jumper.

Legislature to consider school calendar opt-out bill.

Wade tapped to succeed Brewer as PARCA chairman.

Jan. 14, 2013
The Real Deal by Kathy Jumper. Gulf Shores apartment complex sells; Winging it in Orange Beach; Foley hospital to get Women's Imaging Center; Fairhope cigars; Foley entertainment/sports venue on horizon.

The Political Round-Up.

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

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

Miss America’s journey takes her from small Alabama town to New York City.

Dark Trade in Shrimps: Middlemen inject jelly-like substance into shrimps to boost weight; exporters fear business loss.

Jan. 13, 2013
Senate Democrats urge Obama to bypass Republicans on the debt ceiling.

Alabama Constitutional Revision Commission mulls home rule option.

Jan. 10, 2013
Montgomery tussle: Tiff between AEA’s Mabry, RSA’s Bronner isn’t good for the state.

State planning to award $182,000 contract to study rail service between Birmingham and Montgomery.

Jan. 9, 2013
Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Ready or not, Obamacare is here.

Alabama death row inmate loses appeal because of mistake by troubled lawyer.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'Time for good news.'

Jan. 8, 2013
​Bill requiring state to reveal effectiveness of funds used to recruit businesses prefiled.

Shelby holds top GOP seat on appropriations committee.

Jan. 7, 2013
The Real Deal by Kathy Jumper. 

County officials: Home rule is complicated.

Ben Brooks: Alabama must act now on insurance reform

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

Former D.C. schoolmarm gives Alabama public schools an F.

New York Times: What the fight over guns is really about.

Scorecard on health insurance exchanges.

Monday Hot Blast: A guide to politics and punditry.

Jan. 6, 2013
State budget could be tight for 2014.

Alabama Vocies: End appears coming for Cuba trade embargo.

AEA, RSA leaders struggle for control of pension board.

RSA's New York investment holding up well.

GOP future speaks Spanish.

​Republican Party divide increasingly a matter of region.

Jan. 5, 2013
Rebound in construction hiring offers hope for economy.

'Why We Are Here': Capturing the spirit of Mobile, Ala.

Jan. 4, 2013
Alabama the nation's fastest growing economy?

primer for the 113th Congress.

Jan. 3, 2013
The Political Round-Up:

Tax deal shows possible path around GOP in fiscal fights to come.

For Obama, a victory that also holds risks.

Decatur Daily: Sessions shines in cliff vote.

Fiscal conservatives shocked and disappointed by 'fiscal cliff' deal.

Jan. 2, 2013
Fiscal cliff: Sessions and Shelby at odds over Senate deal: Both issue statements expressing their views.

Former gubernatorial candidate Byrne's non-profit goes silent.

Lines of resistance on fiscal deal.

New York Times: America's retreat from the death penalty.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'All I want for the New Year is for Alabama to extend health care benefits to those in need.'

Jan. 1, 2013
Reflections on New Year’s Day: A speech to remember.

Obama, Senate Republicans reach agreement on 'fiscal cliff' deal.

Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about the fiscal cliff deal.

Obama's leadership failure.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: A look back at the 2012 election year.

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