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July 31, 2010
Feds like dope pusher with Race to Top funds, want to hook state's school systems. Put your trust in me, says Obama.

July 30, 2010
New York Times: Gulf of Mexico long a sink of pollution. Los Angeles Times: A final fix to oil leak may be at hand.

Alabama has $382 million in unclaimed assets.

Bullying: Sticks and stones break bones, but words wound forever.

Can Mississippi model be winning bet for Sparks?

Judge startled by lack of progress toward accord in tri-state water war.

Can Bentley deny state benefits to illegal immigrants?

July 29, 2010
ALFA endorses candidates in fall elections.

AEA's Hubbert well-positioned in governor's race: Heads I win, tails you lose.

Most of spilled oil unaccounted for.

July 28, 2010
The Political Round-Up: The second time around; Gun Day or Second Amendment Saturdays; Political events on tap.

Mississippi Justice on Email: How the plaintiffs bar-attorney general nexus works in the raw.

Steve Flowers: 'Friends and Neighbors' politics alive and well.

Our Divisive President: Barack Obama promised a new era of post-partisanship. In office, he's played racial politics and further split the country along class and party lines.

BP oil collection plans illustrated.

State Sen. Hank Sanders' open letter gets lots of notice.

July 27, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Public safety in danger if mental health professionals keep Davis in dark;
Brooks, Wright cross new; Foster campaign dawns.

Most expensive highway project in state history to begin Sunday.

Green-eyed monster in the Bayou?

Legal mess to dwarf oil spill?

Optimism fueling local hopes for tanker contract.

July 26, 2010
Judge Dawn Hare tells Mobile County Probate Judge Don Davis to stop playing doctor.

Newt Gingrich: No mosque at ground zero until churches in Saudi Arabia.

1,449 teachers sought 45 jobs.

McGregor early 10-1 favorite in betting on most likely target of FBI wire-tapping probe.

Another skirmish in tri-state water war.

July 25, 2010
Scientists confirm that underwater plumes are from BP oil spill.

Tuscaloosa News: AEA whipping of Byrne more a sucker punch than standing up to a bully.

From Wallace to Riley, Ken Wallis closes books as legal adviser to governor.

Cullman pastor ferrets out dirty underwear in Wal-Mart.

Democrats betting an end to tax cuts for the rich will play in their favor.

Gators galore.

In the shadow of Jim Crow.

Shelby helped keep cap off payday loan bill.

July 24, 2010
The Cook Political Report: 2010 Competitive House Race Chart.

Federal records show steady stream of oil spills mar industry record in Gulf.

BP money drives Bayou batty.

July 23, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Does absence make the heart grow fonder? Will we ever know?; Nodine no speak;
Who's sizing up the corner office?

VictoryLand & charity: Give me activities that have nothing to do with one another, Alex!

Party leaders in dialogue over election reform.

Rural America: Old and out of the way.

Study pegs lost tourism revenue from oil spill at $22.7 billion.

July 22, 2010
Poll: What are the odds of a statewide referendum on gambling next year?

Gulf disaster a windfall for Washington lobbyists.

Jindal calls on Washington to end drilling ban.

Should judges hear cases involving $2,000 contributors?

July 21, 2010
Journalists call for censorship.

VictoryLand, like Hell's Angels, among the one percenters.

Bully boys: Byrne/AEA tussle a factor in GOP governor's race, but how big a factor?

Higher education, stratospheric tuition.

Gadsden Times: Post-election cha, cha, changes.

Talladega Daily Home tells Byrne to 'stop the
whining.'

Steve Flowers: Robert Bentley vs. Ron Sparks -- Who'd a thunk it.

July 20, 2010
UA asked to oversee Bryce construction.

Let's hear it for BP!

School of Hard Knocks: The lessons of disaster.

Oil and Water: BP spill and beach real estate market a match made in Hades.

July 19, 2010
Byrne's missed opportunity: Bentley beat him; here's how.

Local forecast: Cloudy with a chance of tar balls.

Today's buzz.

July 18, 2010
Pete Riehm, who finished third with 12 percent of the vote in the July 13 GOP primary, discloses who he supports in the Aug. 3 runoff between Connie Hudson and Ralph Buffkin for Mobile County Commission, District 2. 

Hubbard's legacy as GOP leader on line in November.

Oil's well that ends well.

Are GOP 'elite' out of touch?

Who is the real Robert Bentley, patron or pawn?

Is Riley indulging his ego on backs of struggling families in anti-bingo crusade?

BP oil spill may be worst ever, ill effects to linger for decades.

I fought for you.

July 17, 2010
Capping of oil spill marks end of beginning of disaster.

End of spilling oil brings breath of fresh air, bump in business.

GOP strategists say smarter to run against Dems than address issues in midterm elections.

July 16, 2010
The Political Round-Up: In it to win it, says Buffkin; Strange opens area campaign headquarters.

From paychecks to PACs.

July 15, 2010
Hubbert resigns Democratic Party position, making AEA involvement in state GOP politics less inviting of criticism.

A political post-mortem: Raw nerves and high feelings evident, post-mortems from Tuesday's Election Day battlefield rolled in.

Herman Thomas trial judge Claud Nielson mentioned in connection with AEA/True Republican PAC attack on Byrne.

Dr. Who?

AEA's Paul Hubbert: Bradley Byrne threatened 'to burn our house down.'

Alabama lawyer Gibson Vance elected trial lawyers' national leader.

Phil Rawls' analysis: Nice guys win in Alabama's governors' races.

Bentley beat Byrne, big shots. 

Democratic crossover voting in GOP primary much ado about very little.

Gambling probe a good bet to impact November elections.

Bentley: From also-ran to frontrunner.

July 14, 2010
Scientists says Gulf oil spill altering the food web.

July 13, 2010
The Crystal Ball: With the curtain coming down, MBT extended to its worthy gallery of prognosticators a closing opportunity to predict and analyze this most interesting of elections cycles.

The Political Round-Up.

Hubbert to add new title to resume? GOP kingmaker?

Buffett may have uncorked a gusher of free beach concerts.

July 12, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Conservation post not in Collier's future; Final push; Who ya' gonna believe?; Wells on drilling; Riley backs Byrne; Listen carefully; Money matters; Sunshine state not doubting Thomas.

New Orleans: Oil spill just another punch or death blow?

Turnout key in Tuesday's GOP gubernatorial runoff.

Historic oil spill fails to produce gains for U.S. environmentalists.

The Class War We Need: Conservatives should be fighting subsidies for the 'reckless rich that comes out of middle-class pockets,' says New York Times' Ross Douthat.

July 11, 2010
The Political Round-Up.

Montgomery Advertiser advises Byrne best choice.

Bentley says Byrne is candidate of special interests, all GOP establishment-approved.

Bentley will win, says Tuscaloosa News' Tommy Stevenson.

Sparks says bring it on, GOP, Bentley or Byrne, it makes no difference.

Birmingham News: 'May we respectfully request for your consideration in Tuesday's elections ...'

The Florence TimesDaily endorses Bradley Byrne, Dorman Grace, Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh and Giles Perkins in Tuesday’s party runoffs.

'Mockingbird' still soars.

On the trail of Harper Lee: In researching a biography of the author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' the writer uncovers a wealth of stories, though not always the ones she was seeking.

Coastal Alabama tourism is a many splendored thing and a many dollared thing as well.

Spouses on both sides of federal grant money.

July 10, 2010
Oil spewing freely again as BP tries to perfect cap on well.

Jimmy Buffett: Where are the tourists? We're all covered in oil.

Continues to look dim for Dems in November.

Crimson White picks Byrne.

Rick Barber: 'Unhinged' is in the eye of the beholder.

Washington Post: Boeing, EADS bid on tanker contract.

Montgomery Advertiser picks Perkins.

July 9, 2010
The Political Round-Up.

Sessions decries shenanigans, subterfuge of self-dealing Democratic power brokers.

Anti-Byrne organization fails to meet deadline to identify donors.

Birmingham News: Campaign finance laws a joke absent enforcement.

Independents flee from Obama, Congress.

July 8, 2010
The Political Round-Up.

The Jere Beasley Report for July.

Tuscaloosa News changes horses, dumps Byrne to ride hometown hero.

Bentley: Come one, come all and vote for me.

Gambling interests and state political leadership a case of tail wagging dog.

Marengo County's Renner not forced to resign GOP post.

July 7, 2010
The Political Round-Up.

Steve Flowers: The fussin' has been fun.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: In Egypt, originally known as Kemet, was an experience I shall never forget.

Crisis keeps Lee Wilson in harness, but can't forget 'the most horrible place I’ve been, and I’ve been a lot of places.'

Environmental group Legacy to announce Gulf Coast Environmental Recovery Fund.

July 6, 2010
The Political Round-Up.

1979's Ixtoc oil well blowout in Gulf of Mexico has startling parallels, notable differences to current disaster.

Tuscaloosa News: Small ballot, big decisions.

Peterson backs McMillan.

Meet the man behind the explosive viral ads for gun-totin’ Dale Peterson and ‘gather your armies’ Rick Barber.

GOP activist launches campaign to pop AEA balloon.

Byrne: In seven days time, there will be a cleanness upon the face of state government.

Washington Post: BP's BS.

Orange Beach inn struggles with latest blow.

What 'To Kill a Mockingbird' isn't.

July 5, 2010
AEA, Byrne like oil and water.

Bentley: 'Nobody tells me how to vote.'

Advertiser touts McMillan in GOP Ag commissioner runoff; News picks Grace.

Washington Post: BP oil spill costs $3 billion and still spewing; environmental damage, say scientists, more a case of 'what we don't know than what we do know.'  

July 4, 2010
Jefferson's tenderest lament did not make it into the Declaration.

Churches, non-profits eye BP for absent contributions.

Byrne says he's pro-teacher, anti-political bosses.

Bob Blalock: If Bentley wins GOP runoff, will AEA 'Byrne' him?

AEA urges members to vote in GOP primary, calls Bentley clear favorite.

Truths lurk within Bentley, Byrne attack ads.

Byrne gets backing of Montgomery Advertiser, Birmingham News.

Where are BP bucks landing?

July 3, 2010
Crying over spilt oil: Was the future of the north central Gulf Coast sacrificed on the grave of the present?

In BP 'war room,' small victories and many
uncertainties.

Eddie Curran: What does the Supreme Court's ruling ultimately mean for Siegelman and Scrushy?

Byrne says fight back.

July 2, 2010
The Georgetown-Chunchula United Methodist Church nominated the Bay Area Food Bank for a Pepsi Grant in the Today Show's "What Do You Care About?" and it was chosen as one of four finalists in voting to get $100,000 to help feed people affected by the Gulf oil spill. Click here to vote.

Candidates for governor offer views on Greene County bingo raid.

Montgomery Advertiser: The law trumps whatever anyone wishes the law were when it comes to gambling.

July 1, 2010
AEA to Byrne: 'How wilt thou say to thy brother, Suffer I may cast out the mote from thine eye, and lo, the beam is in thine own eye?'

Byrne: With Democratic allies doing his dirty work, Bentley can be above negative advertising.

Today's Political Round-Up.

Bentley blasts Byrne.

Anniston Star: Supreme Court review of Siegelman conviction overdue.

FEMA trailers not so bad, formaldehyde no big deal.

Moore manager blesses Bentley bid.

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