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July 31, 2011
New York Times' Maureen Dowd: Tempest in a Tea Party.

Life shaky for New Balance as last major American athletic shoemaker.

Immigrant shares her story of becoming U.S. citizen.

Everybody wins with sales tax holiday.

Week 8 of gambling corruption trial: Love, money and the gang.

Carless in Calhoun County.

Alabama at the front of budding local government bankruptcies.

Debt debate driving wedge between Obama, Democratic Party.

July 30, 2011
Judge orders Nixon grand jury testimony unsealed.

New York Times: Why we still need nuclear energy.

Gambling defendants roll the dice.

Bingo battle: Defense rests.

Former Wilcox County legislator axed as school principal after accusation that he sexually abused a student.

GOP official files complaint against ADC for failure to file campaign finance disclosure.

Know the law and follow it.

July 29, 2011
Your Turn: Extremists or Extreme Differences? By Pete Riehm.

Charles Krauthammer: The Great Divide.

Alabama Democratic Conference neglects filing campaign finance reports in recent years.

Washington Examiner: Union curbs rescue Wisconsin school district.

July 28, 2011
Dog River dump.

Why the Tea Party is unyielding on the debt ceiling.

Decatur Daily: Time to study RSA.

AG Strange recusal from Riley matter a wise move.

Hyundai Motors second quarter profits up 37 percent.

Dothan Eagle: For Riley, the knife cuts both ways.

July 27, 2011
Tripling America’s Fuel Production: Most alternatives to oil are pipe dreams. This one is not.

What sounds should electric cars make?

Washington Post: GOP leading state-by-state assault on democracy.

Postal Service identifies 3,700 post offices for possible closing, including three area post offices -- at Little River in north Baldwin, Malcom in Washington County and Bayside and Towne West in Mobile.

Steve Flowers: Gambling trial drones on. McGregor earned $28 million in 2009, took loss in 2010.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Sen. Vivian Figures and I attend the gambling trial.
 
July 26, 2011
New York Times: Obama, America's last patriot.

Federal auditors to review health insurance rates in 10 states, including Alabama.

July 25, 2011
The Political Round-Up.

Decatur Daily: Bob Riley's ethical lapse.

WSJ: Toying With Default -- The President isn't serious about real spending cuts.

Mennonite group works to rebuild homes and spirits.

Consumers vs. Banks.

Bingo trial clashes with backroom stereotypes.

Gearing up for school: Despite changes teachers lay in supplies.

July 24, 2011
Gambling trial week 7: witch hunts, pinch hitting, old-school senators. Last witnesses for the prosecution.

RSA next to get GOP Legislature treatment?

What I tell you three times is true.

Tax fast food, subsidize vegetables.

New York Times' Nicholas Kristof: Many Republicans obsessive, destructive, a danger to national security.

July 23, 2011
New York Times: GOP would destroy country to spite Obama.

Legislator advances bill to rescind state's new tough anti-illegal immigration law.

Debt drama is tale of two men.

July 22, 2011
Doing crime, doing time: Seeking fair, consistent sentencing.

Democrats fume that Obama/Boehner deal doesn't include tax increases.

New York Times: Balanced budget amendment a horror. Grover Nordquist: Deficit not the problem, overspending is the problem.

Anniston Star: Bonner optimistic U.S. will stay right side up, but notes public growing weary of partisan gamesmanship.

Lilly Ledbetter talks about legal battle.

July 21, 2011
Mercedes to invest $2 billion in Vance plant.

Deconstructing GOP anti-tax pledge.

Puerto Rico's strategy for turning around reeling economy.

July 20, 2011
Deceptive in Alabama: College presidents have diploma mill degrees; Bishop State, Faulkner cited.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: GOP racist and underhanded in requiring voter identification.

Steve Flowers: National economy has Obama in crosshairs.

Heritage Foundation's David Addington: On government debt crisis, Obama, Congress open to anything except living within its means

Alabama still collecting tax to aid Confederate vets.

Would Michele Bachmann be a submissive president?

U.S. population increase tied to Mexicans coming and going.

July 19, 2011
Alabama suicide rate soars to record high.

Anniston Star: State should trumpet its educational success stories.

David Brooks: GOP blew chance to partner with Obama on deep spending cuts.

Washington Post: Why a balanced budget amendment is too risky.

July 18, 2011
Seven myths about the the looming debt-ceiling 'disaster.'

Nation's governors face hard times, hard choices.

Quest for Audi plant big test for Bentley economic development team.

Decatur Daily cheers Tea Party.

Josh Moon: Political amnesia, a/k/a hypocrisy, runs rampant.

China breaks deal over councilmen's comments.

Why Americans can't afford to eat healthy: The real reason Big Macs are cheaper than more nutritious alternatives? Government subsidies.

Wireless power is the future.

July 17, 2011
Gambling trial week 6: Crying, contempt threat, shakedown. Corrosion runs deep in Alabama politics.

GOP hopeful Cain speaks to Alabama Republicans.

Democrats chide Bentley for shunning them on insurance reform commission appointments.

Why no recovery? Consumers tapped out.

State governments no longer society's safety net.

July 16, 2011
If U.S. defaults on debt, does door open for third party in American politics?

The folly of soaking the rich.

July 15, 2011
Alabama Gulf Coast jumping again.

Charles Krauthammer: Call Obama's bluff.

BP looking to bail out on Gulf Coast?

Scientists to analyze catch from weekend Alabama fishing rodeo for oil, other hazards.

Often wary of McGregor's bingo strategy, Massey says as many as 20 others could be in FBI crosshairs.

Out of poverty, family-style.

July 14, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Brooks confirms plans to run for judge; O' Cuba, O' My Cuba.

State senators take the pledge.

Trial testimony shows corrupting influence of PAC-to-PAC transfers.

The disappearing recovery.

Karl Rove: Obama owns the debt-ceiling fiasco.

July 13, 2011
New York Times: Scott Beason -- From undercover and into the spotlight.

Steve Flowers: What's black and white and soon-to-be red all over? The Alabama Supreme Court.

Lobbyist: Bribing state legislators nothing new.

New York Times: Say 'no new taxes' all you want, we're gonna raise your taxes.

July 12, 2011
New York Times: Alabama, the death penalty, Judges Ferrill D. McRae and Charles Partin.

To little ACORNs do tax bucks flow.

Alabama weighs in: We're No. 1. State tops nation in obesity.

At last, a study of merit: Lawns are useless.

July 11, 2011
The Political Round-Up:

Legislators: Public misunderstands Alabama's new immigration law.

Decatur Daily: ADC lawsuit an embarrassment.

July 10, 2011
Alabama AFL-CIO chief to retire, sees bright future for organized labor.

Gambling Trial Week 5: Calls, greed, music and politics. Dothan Eagle: Parsing Gilley.

Tough calculus as technical schools face deep cuts.

Redemption in Birmingham.

July 9, 2011
If Caylee Anthony had been black, would we even know her name?

July 8, 2011
Gulf Shores: Same as it ever was? Not hardly.

Alabama: Meaty, beaty, big and bouncy.

Minority leaders file suit to preserve PAC-to-PAC transfers.

Decatur Daily: Feds are, too, pursuing illegal aliens.

Alabama State University study says college provides Montgomery area with more than 10,000 jobs and economic impact of almost $1 billion.

July 7, 2011
Auto industry, seeing new life, on hiring spree.

President answers UA student's tweet.

Dothan Eagle: Bingo, Part 2 - Get it right this time.

July 6, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Waldrop in the mix for Chief Justice appointment?

Steve Flowers: Bentley good bet for re-election in 2014.

Washington Post: Ethanol subsidies indefensible.

Falling gas, grocery prices may continue.

Christina Romer: Good Democrat, Bad Economist. By
Randall Hoven.

July 5, 2011
Who is the best mayor in Baldwin County? The worst?

Alabama Space Camp shifts focus to moon, Mars and asteroids.

Super PAC's could define 2012 elections.

Anniston Star: Sky is falling.

New York Times: Southerners cognitively challenged.

July 4, 2011
Gambling trial lawyers: More indictments could be forthcoming.

New York Times: Alabama still repellent.

Newt Gingrich: Is he really Mr. SmartyPants?

Feds could sue Alabama over law guaranteeing secret ballot in union voting.

July 3, 2011
Tri-state water wars now turns on Corps of Engineers.

CEO's don't come cheap.

Gambling trial week 4: Calls, cussing and country music.

July 2, 2011
Washington Post: What history teaches us about the welfare state.

Los Angeles Times: Deficit battle shaping up as GOP victory.

Hyundai sets sales record.

July 1, 2011
The Political Round-Up: Who is the best mayor in Baldwin County? Who is the worst?

Water war ruling no big surprise considering immediate consequences for Atlanta if spigot shut off.

Amazon to California on sales tax collections: Kiss our keister.

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