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June 30, 2012
For opponents of health care law, no easy road to repeal.

GOP turns focus of health-care fight to Obama's economic record.

Want to stimulate the economy? Hand money directly to the states.

​State's reading gains lead nation.

June 29, 2012
Rep. Jo Bonner: 'This Week in Washington.'

BP fine money headed to Gulf Coast.

Obamacare a GOP battle cry in November. 

Washington Post: Obama secures place in history.

​Seven consequences of the health care ruling.

Dothan Eagle: Obamacare a hot potato.

Anniston Star: U.S. a better nation with Obamacare.

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby: Obamacare a death blow for small business.  

Anniston Star: Our governor positively hyperbolic.

Decatur Times: Obamacare ruling multi-faceted politically.

Chief Justice John RobertsSmarter than the average justice.

After Arizona, all eyes turn to Alabama immigration law. Alabama is lab for Arizona-style immigration law provision.

Romney running mate: GOP's good Fortuno?

Gadsden Times: Time for armistice in tri-state water war.

June 28, 2012
Agreement reached on RESTORE Act.

Crazy in Alabama: Brave new world wide interwebs.

E.J. Dionne says Scalia must resign.

Washington Post: Scalia's partisanship a discredit to court.

John Roberts and his legal cirque du soleil.

June 27, 2012
Keeping public in the dark in Alabama.

Inside the Statehosue with Steve Flowers: Legislature remains on course with immigration law.

New York Times: Immigration law leaves issues unresolved.

Scalia's supreme rant.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'Invitations are powerful.'

June 26, 2012
The Political Round-Up

At Table: Tarragon with the wind or sage advice.

Not My Fault: The 'Blameless Generation.' So There! By Emmett Burnett

In Mobile, churches stand together in defense of religious liberty.

MSNBC's Toure no match for 23-year-old GOP guest.

Arizona immigration ruling complicates Republicans strategy with Hispanics.

Bryan Stevenson, the man behind the juvenile justice cases decided by the Supreme Court.

Dothan Eagle: Supreme Court immigration ruling clear as mud.

Decatur Daily: High court's ruling leaves little room for states to pass laws dealing with immigration.

Supreme Court won't enter tri-state water war; decision seen as win for Atlanta, Georgia. 

Florence Times Daily: Supreme Court injects a dose of sanity into immigration battle.

‘Makes very little sense': Why are army tanks rolling down residential roads for training in St. Louis?

Deep cuts in New Orleans.

Obama team prepping thousands of lawyers for election.

Jun 25, 2012
Sept. 18 referendum on dipping into rainy day fund looks like replay of 2010 race for governor. 

Communication Breakdown: Bentley and lawmakers must learn to talk and listen.

New York Times: White working chaos.

Upstate sheriff wants jail food law changed.

In this election, being Obama is bad, but being the non-Obama won't help Romney.

June 24, 2012
​Decatur Daily: Sessions wages odd fight.

Gadsden Times: Weakened open meetings law defeat for public.​

Decatur DailyNot so open meetings law.

New York Times: Alabama's white elephant.

Obama policy ignores illegal immigration.

The Immigration Bombshell: Obama's naked lawlessness. By Charles Krauthammer.

June 23, 2012
Bentley gets high marks in constituent poll.

Obama policies threaten sacred liberties, says Dolan.

New York Times: The anti-union Roberts' court.

Scratching the Surface: A Microsoft moment frozen in time. 

June 22, 2012
The Political Round-Up: Knock on Wood; MAWSS change in offing.

High court asked to reconsider decision that guts state's opening meeting law.

Ruling may effect Indian casinos.

June 21, 2012
Bentley begins campaign on referendum.

Many lawmakers not mentioning word ‘Congress’ in campaign ads.

Los Angeles Times: Obamacare brouhaha much ado about almost nothing.

June 20, 2012
The Political Round-Up: Mobile businessman, Baldwin official tapped as up and comers in state politics.

​Turmoil roils Alabama Public Television.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Like it nor not, Roy Moore will be state's Chief Justice.

Rift on variations on pay for Senate help led to changes.

Outgoing Democrat leadership in state Senate left thousands in questionable and unpaid bills.

Marsh overhauls office to start with clean slate in state Senate.

Under Democratic control, spending in state Senate nearly triple that of GOP's rookie year at helm.

Senate leaders still trying to clean up Democrats' mess.

Obama's fantastic story.

CCA argues for bigger recreational allocation of fish in Gulf. 

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'Mama often said, 'Son, marry a good woman because a bad woman can throw out more with a teaspoon than a good man can bring in with a shovel.'

June 19, 2012
The Political Round-Up: McMillan for mayor; Moore Mobile bound.

Sentencing phase begins in trial of Michael Lee for capital murder in the slaying of Kyser Miree

DREAMing of bi-partisanship.

Fueled by immigration, Asians are fastest growing U.S. group.

When ALEC takes over your town.

Court, bond fees to increase on Thursday.

June 18, 2012
Boeing's bonus airplane.

Detroit ponders new dark age.

Alabama​ immigration law's unintended consequences: Chickens come home to roost.

The folly of Obamacare.

Fiscal Cliffs notes.

Scrap metal thieves targeted in law taking effect Aug. 1. 

U.S. bond market, the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on mankind. 

June 17, 2012
'Private sector fine.'​ LOL

Wallace Jr. tells new story of politician father.

Democrats cry foul to GOP amusement.

Conservative legislative group admired, reviled.

The strange career of Juan Crow.

Jun3 16, 2012
Bronner: Alabama a great investment.

Alabama public TV leaders quit after two firings.

Alabama public radio earns Murrow award.

June 15, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

Obama defends his presidency.

Washington Post: Obama plan a falsehood wrapped in a fallacy.

The political contrast.

Romney assails Obama for favoring words over action.

Fact checking the dueling Obama and Romney economic speeches.

Hubbard won't run for governor in 2014.

Restore act critical for Gulf Coast.

Salon: In Alabama, nothing to Jim Crow about.

Time: Inside the world of the illegal immigrant.

June 14, 2012
Romney doubles down on economic message as slowdown weakens Obama.

Understanding an Alabama storm: Want to study GOP takeover of Legislature? Read Hubbard’s book.

June 13, 2012
Why a weak website can't replace a daily newspaper in New Orleans.

Why mobile -- that's mo-bul, not Mo-beel -- will dominate the future of media and advertising.

Obama campaign's rough patch concerns some Democrats.

African-American support for Obama waning in North Carolina.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: New district lines won't change legislature.

Chicago teachers union demands 30 percent pay raise despite lagging student performance.

What happens if America loses its unions?

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'The saga of Faya Rose and the grandchildren's garden.'

June 12, 2012
The Political Round-Up: Civic leader/political vet to run for mayor of Bay Minette.

The Bedford Project or Sen. Roger's neighborhood. By Eddie Curran.

An election half empty.

Government views get more troubling.

What the space shuttle booster saw.

Homeless feeding bans: Well-meaning policy or war on the poor?

June 11, 2012
Major advertisers join citizens’ group to save Times-Picayune, urge owners to print daily.

Keep your eye on the large truck without headlights on the top left corner coming towards you. It looks like it is going slow to allow the military trucks, headlights on, behind him to pass ... This is IED warfare.

Obama's political gaffe will be fodder in general election.​

Washington Post: Interfering with voting rights in Florida.​

Triple Pundit: Alabama bans sustainable development.

June 10, 2012
​Southern Lights: Wide smiles, wild stories tell story of 'Big Jim" Folsom.

Blazing a Trail across Alabama: Bronner turned state into golfing mecca.

Growers say 'perception' of immigration law changes Alabama produce farming.

Davis speak truth, but will GOP listen? By Carl Tate

Fighting meth high priority in 2012.

June 9, 2012
Woodward and Bernstein: 40 years after Watergate, Nixon was far worse than we thought.

Poore boys in gray.

June 8, 2012
The great newspaper liquidation.

Public workers in fiscal, political bull's-eye.

Alabama governor sets out on economic recovery tour.

Strange to speak at 'religious freedom' rally.

State Legislature swinging Maslow's Hammer.

Reporters without orders: Can journalism funded by private generosity compensate for the decline of the commercial kind?

Uncle Drew: After spending four hours in makeup, 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving heads to the courts of New Jersey to devour some young bloods in a pick-up game.

Remembering the boys of summer.

June 7, 2012
ModMobilian unearths shocking new campaign finance abominations.

Congressman orders DOJ's Holder to stop stonewalling.  

State of renewal: The federal government could learn some lessons from the states.

Too big to fail or too arrogant to succeed?

Unions driving wedge between Democrats.

Walker's win deals blow to unions.

Hubbard's book should interest political junkies.

Court not buying Siegelman silliness.

Fun & Games: Little people slate big march

June 6, 2012
Walker win dooms public sector unions.

Wisconsin recall no, Obama yes.

Jeb Bush shows his courage.

Siegelman out of options.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Boys State and Girls State still molding leaders.

Monster ship the menace of Venice.

Fun & GamesDate from hell.

June 5, 2012
Alabama Democratic Party: Old dogma, Davis new trick.

GOP against Bentley plan for General Fund.

GOP attacks celebrity support for Obama.

June 4, 2012
The Political Round-Up: Galanos joins Atchison Firm;

At Table: The Gambler or All 'Fire'd' Up. By The Clever Cleaver.

In Pennsylvania coal country, voters not thrilled with their choices.

RSA chief touts gains.

June 3, 2012
Bentley No. 2 on list of immigration's 10 worst local and state politicians. 

Hubbard book details GOP plan to win Statehouse.

Montgomery Advertiser: RSA record enormously positive.

Yes, Virginia, there is an Artur Davis. And he's a Republican

When is a campaign donation a bribe? Supreme Court may decide.

June 2, 2012
Clinton-Biden Switcheroo: Whispers in Washington of a jobs swap between Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden getting louder.

Jobs numbers remind Obama that he must do more than just attack.

Ex-judge to keep pension: John Steensland Jr. to retain $111K annual payment from state.

Immigration law trickles down to produce stands.

June 1, 2012
DA's scrutiny of Mayor Jones' campaign finances a Rich irony. By Eddie Curran.

The real war on women.

Grant authority a terrible plan.

Artur evolves. Former Alabama congressman explains his switch.

Hangout Music Festival: Welcome to the big leagues.

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