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June 30, 2010
The Political Round-Up.

Politics Over People: To Dutch eyes, U.S. response to BP oil spill turned an accident into a catastrophe.

So There by Emmett Burnett: The Spin Cycle -- BS from BP.

Steve Flowers: Bentley barreling down the track, will be hard to derail.

Listen to recent Robert Bentley/Bradley Byrne debate.

Oil spill video.

Washington Post: Down in Alabama, conservatives are 'unhinged.'

June 29, 2010
Gulf is oil messed up. By Winston Groom.

Gary Palmer: Primary signals big shift in state politics.

Gung-ho but untrained, volunteers hit wall in helping to mitigate Gulf oil spill.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: What have I done?

Later school start dates seen as saving grace for public education dollars. By state Rep. Richard Lindsey. An economic analysis of early school start date in Alabama.

June 28, 2010
A floating city springs up to contain oil spill.

Turning to God's healing hand for a wounded Gulf.

The Kagan Hearings: Sessions prepares to ask the tough questions.

June 27, 2010
GOP runoff for governor: Will campaign be a dance in the sunlight or a skulking in the darkness?

General unpreparedness, feds' decision in oil spill response plant seeds of bitterness in Alabama.

Oil spill, BP, Bayou la Batre a gumbo of dysfunction.

Atlanta passes $559 budget after placating workers with raises, bonuses.

Monroeville perks up for 'To Kill A Mockingbird' celebration.

Are we raping, brutalizing innocent victims in the Congo with every I-phone call?

June 26,2010
Census estimates show state trends.

June 25, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Later school start no panacea, says Howell; Byrne, Bentley battle; BCA backs Byrne; No quid pro quo, says Newcomb; Hands Across the Sand in Gulf Shores Saturday; A political potpourri; Nodine car broken into; Matrix Group aiding in BP claims process; Collier on leave from Bayou la Batre contract; Voter deadline July 2; GOP candidate forum.

Oil spill bodes ill for state school revenue.

Vietnam vets ask Bentley to clarify military service.

Anniston Star: Byrne on disappointing path with charges of liberalism against Bentley.

Oil spill last straw for Allen Kruse.

The Blame Game: Who, besides BP, bears responsibility for oil spill?

June 24, 2010
Oil spill clean-up: Who cleans up behind the clean-up crews?

Despite big pots of cash, Democrats face dicey fall elections.

Government oil spill models missed mark.

Bentley says not trying to mislead voters about military service.

Byrne ad criticizes Bentley's teacher tenure vote.

Tuscaloosa News raps Byrne's knuckles for distortion in ad on Bentley vote on teacher tenure bill.

In quest for AG post, Perkins ponders primary shortfall in Tennessee Valley.

June 23, 2010
Sonny Callahan boards Bentley campaign.

Beachfront property market: white sands and red ink.

Kenneth R. Feinberg is the $20 billion man.

Oil in the Gulf, two months later.

From bad to worse and will worst ever get here: Each day, another way to define worst-case for oil spill.

Law making sheriffs financially responsible for feeding inmates should be changed.

Alabama Gulf Coast beach facts.

Steve Flowers: Did Bradley Byrne not expect Paul Hubbert to punch back?

Washington Post's Harold Meyerson on Blue Dogs: Centrist and clueless.

June 22, 2010
Dale Peterson ain't ridin' off into the sunset. By Alex Pappas, the The Daily Caller's 'rascal' on the story.

Sheriff in Gadsden almost a quarter million dollars in the hole personally trying to feed inmates on $1.75 a day.

Off the throne, whither King?

A Tale of Two Disasters: Bush was blamed for local failures after Katrina. Obama got a free ride for weeks as federal failures mounted during the Gulf spill.

The Obama speech we're waiting for: Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae need to get the BP treatment.

June 21, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Matrix Group hired to help with BP claims process; Pittman with Byrne in Round 2;
Young Repubs meet at Buck's Pizza; James likely to toss in towel Monday; Matt Walker arraignment set;
Peterson has McMillan's back in Ag race; Bentley begins Mobile push; Tillman on ballot; Technical oil rig update; Semmes vote Aug. 17; Voter deadline July 2; GOP candidate forum; Riehm meets & greets; Sitting on the bad guys; Wilmer to host candidates.

Robert Bentley: Who's that doctor in the House?

Chattahoochee River brings life, conflict to Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

Court backs ASU trustees over Reed in spat over name of building.

Mental health next issue for oil spill-beset shrimpers, crabbers and oystermen?

'Shakedown' remark resonates with some Americans.

Sizing up GOP contenders for agriculture commissioner.

Councilman loses libel action against Anniston Star.

June 20, 2010
UA team touts plan to contain oil spill.

BCA forum at Grand Hotel last August pivotal moment in Bentley campaign.

Gulf oil spill worst environmental disaster ever? Anybody remember the Dust Bowl? Where does BP spill rank?

Shrimpers, crabbers one thing; oystermen a whole 'nother kettle of fish.

June 19, 2010
BP oil spill: From days of rage to signs of hope.

Obama, before much was known, on declining international help on oil spill: 'Don't worry, everything's under control.'

Terror Target: Manhattan.

Bonner bops Barton on BP.

DOJ to Arizona: 'States' rights, my butt.'

Tradition cannot be conserved without political freedom and political freedom cannot be conserved without restraining and reforming government.

June 18, 2010
Today's buzz: Byrne comes out swinging to begin Round 2; James to toss in towel Monday; Walker arraignment set; Peterson has McMillan's back in Ag race;
Bentley begins Mobile push; Tillman on ballot; Technical oil rig update; Semmes vote Aug. 17;
Dixon on Green endorsements; Voter deadline July 2; GOP candidate forum; Riehm meets & greets; Buffkin backers; Sitting on the bad guys; Wilmer to host candidates.

Anderson Cooper becomes Mouth for the South.

Georgia firm gets biggest highway construction job in Alabama history.

Obama snakebit.

June 17, 2010
Sign of the apocalypse: John Tyson Sr., 84, votes in Republican primary for first time.

Today's buzz.

Dale Peterson has John McMillan's back in GOP runoff for state Agriculture Commissioner. 'Thugs and criminals' beware.

Alabama's Black Belt: Where Starbucks and bamboo meet?

Those who live life on the water now adrift.

Sad, sad story as sea creatures flee oil.

Political inexperience as badge of honor.

June 16, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Nodine about to get feet on street; Dems' powwow off; Last flicker from the storm; Chapman sets record straight on run-off;
Semmes vote Aug. 17; Who spent what and why?
Newcomb, others board Green machine; Voter registration deadline July 2; Hudson HQ opens; Riehm strategizes; Wilmer to host candidates; Scratch the Violence.

Today's buzz.

Bentley now big time.

Brit finds Alabama 'massively entertaining.'

Steve Flowers: Jim Folsom Jr. -- Alabama's political wise man.

June 15, 2010
Today's buzz: Giles Perkins gets vital New South endorsement; Nodine to get feet on street; Recount on; And why not, asks Chapman; Town of Semmes vote Aug. 17; Dresner Wickers driving Bentley; Newcomb, others to board Green machine; Voter registration deadline July 2.

Bentley: Thanks, there's the door and adios, hombres.

Obama, BP slicker than oil, to skeptical Gulf Coast residents.

BP's left hand doesn't know what its two left feet are doing.

Moore campaign manager blesses Bentley bid.

June 14, 2010
Today's buzz: Nodine about to get feet on street; If Tim James pays $5,800 cost by 2 p.m. today, recount of Mobile County GOP vote for governor will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday; Audit of Mobile County Commission released by state Department of Public Examiners; Dresner Wickers driving Bentley.

District 2 GOP congressional candidate Rick Barber grabs early lead for Dale Peterson Award for attention-getting TV spot.

Many votes up for grabs in GOP runoff for governor.

End of term in Congress won't end Parker Griffith's career in public service.

June 13, 2010
Today's buzz: Chapman says proceed with recount.

Out with the 'B' team, in with the 'A' team: Bentley makes staff changes.

Oil spill repels some vactioners, attracts others.

BP: 'We're all in this together.'

Charter boat fleet 100 percent docked.

June 12, 2010
Today's buzz.

Alabama home to about 152,000 Hispanics.

Courts clogged, trials delayed up to three years.

June 11, 2010
The Political Fray: BP to fund closing of Katrina Cut; Dems get short-term win, but GOP poised to rule; The 'intriguing' Rick Kuykendall; Voter registration deadline July 2; Dems likely to hold onto to lead in U.S. Senate; Sad note; First things first; Meet Pete.

BP stockholders, pols lash back at U.S. critics. Obama prowls for "whose ass to kick." Is he channeling George Bush?

Flashback: When it comes to dealing with oil spills, technology unchanged in more than three decades.

Steve Flowers: More winners & losers.

Estimates on size of oil spill vary, all though are huge.

June 10, 2010
What's up? Doc!!!!

BP a wounded wildebeest with the hyenas moving in?

BP tackles coffee spill in break room at corporate HQ.

Coast Guard toughens oversight of BP effort.

Alabama congressional candidate jammed up in BP's claims' mire.

Recount results expected middle of next week.

A moderate recovery.

Dorothy Rabinowitz: Who does Obama represent? America or everybody but America?

June 9, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Baldwin D.A. hopefuls to speak at luncheon; Will Bradley Byrne school AEA's Paul Hubbert or will union boss teach Byrne a lesson?;
County commission race gets 6th GOP entry.

Making it up as they go along: BP oil spill response plan for Gulf of Mexico, under the heading "sensitive biological resources," lists marine mammals including walruses, sea otters, sea lions and seals. One of those critters in the Gulf of Mexico is seriously lost.

Obama, congressional Democrats point finger of blame for oil spill at Republicans/oil industry's cozy ties.

Robert DeWitt: 'I think I hurt Artur Davis' feelings, and now I think that maybe I was wrong.'

Alvin Benn: Artur Davis, a young man in a hurry, stumbles.

Often a social/political bellwether, California scraps partisan primary elections for open primaries allowing voters to cast ballots for any candidate regardless of party.

Mystery man stuns party leads to win Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate seat in South Carolina.

June 8, 2010
Today's buzz: O' happy day in GOP county commission contest; 'G' man to help Nodine; McMillan tickled to lead; Rusty rumors; Newcomb nod to Green; A lefty lawyer opines.

Cleaning up after the storm. Jennifer Foster on the June 1 primary elections.

American ingenuity: From know-how to No! How?

On Weeks Bay, taking responsibility rather than counting on the competence of higher authorities.

On the Gulf Coast and the oil spill, it's either 'we're doomed' (if you want money from BP) or 'why the hysteria?' (if you want money from tourists).

June 7, 2010
The Political Fray: 'G' man to help Nodine; Newcomb nod in runoff; GOP county commission candidate forum July 8.

Will Apple's i-Pad free Excalibur sword from stone to save magazines, newspapers?

Can Obama multi-task economy and oil spill?

Thar's gold in thut thar clean-up.

Will oil spill victims have to prove losses with recent tax returns?

Edward Carroll, a member of the Orange Beach City Council, proposed a solution: “We can put you in our jail, and you can sit there until you figure it out.”

Next question,” BP's Bob Fryar said.

June 6, 2010
To the noble oyster, a fond farewell, old friend.

Winning doesn't have to mean getting the most votes.

June 5, 2010
The Political Fray today: What's done is done, but what's to be? Part 2.

Vancouver Sun on Gulf Coast: 'It's all over now, baby blue.'

What's next for Artur Davis?

June 4, 2010
The Political Fray today: What's done is done, but what's to be? Part 1.

Well, it's the principle of the thing: Democrats blast Riley over spending $100,000 to fight $73,000 legal bill.

Did Alabama Democrats admit Obama mistake with rejection of Artur Davis

First serious contender to be Alabama's first black governor still unknown.

Navel gazing over Artur Davis loss a cottage industry.

Oil spill spewing novel ideas.

Environment vs. the economy in dealing with spilled oil.

June 3, 2010
Today's buzz: Artur Davis may get intriguing consolation prize; Pete Riehm to declare; Winners & Losers bonus; Oil on the waters.

Montgomery Advertiser: Lots of lessons in election results.

Oil spill: You ain't seen bad yet. Feds' experts without answers. Doom on horizon.

ObamaCare's Ever-Rising Price Tag: Voters will understand plenty about the hidden costs of the law by November. By Karl Rove.

Eggs on their faces: We ordered pollsters, not poultry.

June 2, 2010
Winners & Losers: Part 1; Part 2.

Artur Davis's epic fail: Taking voters for granted rarely good strategy.

Steve Flowers: Remembering Alabama's 'get acquainted' race.

Is LA Times calling state Sen. Ben Brooks a hypocrite?

June 1, 2010
The Political Round-Up: An Election Day hodgepodge.

No time to whine: A stroll through the Church Street Cemetery. So There. By Emmett Burnett.

Four GOP candidates for governor all within the margin of error as voters head to the polls.
 
Is Obama administration signaling criminal charges ahead in BP oil spill?

Artur Davis attempts to break from orthodox path to Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

The GOP's history on civil rights. By Michael Zak.

LA Times: Oil slick spoiling Gulf Coast's comeback year.

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