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.
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.
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.
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 PetersonAward for attention-getting TV spot.
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.
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.
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