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May 31, 2010
BP = Bad Planning.

Don Siegelman endorses Ron Sparks for governor in
Democratic primary.

Talladega Daily Home endorses Artur Davis, Bill Johnson.

May 30, 2010
Memorial Day Ceremony at National Cemetery on Virginia St. at 9 a.m. Monday.

Alabama Democratic Conference's Joe Reed defends ADC against unfair criticism of ADC endorsements.

Whistling trains, elections and history.

State election officials foresee typical turnout of voters -- about 35-40 percent-- in Tuesday's party primaries.

Despite tough economy, campaign spending soars.

Political writer Tommy Stevenson dusts off his crystal ball.

Tweet Home, Alabama: Can the Internet be a game-changer in the politics of a relatively un-wired state?

Fishermen despair skunking.

BP spill: Obama's Katrina?

May 29, 2010
The Political Round-Up: A potpourri of prognostications.

McMillan gets Montgomery Advertiser endorsement for Ag commissioner.

In Monroeville, To Kill a Mockingbird will never die.

Rahm to Slick to Joe: The former president as political cutout.

May 28, 2010
Today's buzz: The real reason Nodine resigned (when he did).

May 27, 2010
Yakety Yak, Don't Talk Back: Criminal defense lawyers question wisdom of Nodine's four-hour gabfest with cops.

Boom times ahead for Alabama, says Riley.

Montgomery Advertiser says Nicrosi, Strange for AG.

Today's buzz.

May 26, 2010
Nodine active in Palm Beach, Fla., politics, charity work before leaving for Atlanta and ultimately Mobile.

Florence Time Daily backs Strange, Nicrosi in party primaries for attorney general. Anniston Star gives nod to Nicrosi, Strange, 'anybody but King.' Talladega Daily Home favors Anderson.

Steve Flowers: Will 2010 election cycle signal end of line for venerable political power brokers?

May 25, 2010
Murderous obsession: Letson trial in 30-year-old murder of USA coed Katherine Foster nears end.

Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird turns 50.

Greenetrack in Tyson's crosshairs?

May 24, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Oaths and imprecations; They said it; Nodine eyes strategic retreat; Faust fest;
Strange fundraiser here; Ford tough.

Bobby Bright: Can a Democrat be a Democrat in Alabama?

GOP quest for its Holy Grail: 2010 just might be the year that Republican Party wrests control of the state Legislature from Democrats.

Supreme Court deals Troy King crushing defeat.

May 23, 2010
Montgomery Advertiser endorses Byrne, Davis for governor in party primaries. Ditto, says Gadsden Times. Double ditto, says Florence Times Daily. Us, too, chimes Birmingham News. Decatur Daily: Don't forget us. And, lastly we think, the Tuscaloosa News.

Obama on the loss of Daniel Pearl.

State Sen. Larry Dixon: Politics generally ends in sadness.

May 22, 2010
Today's buzz: Nodine attorney detects political skullduggery behind impeachment proceedings.

Oil spill's ugly reality comes in with the wash.

Ed Rendell: Tea parties key to Democratic comeback.

May 21, 2010
Today's buzz.

May 20, 2010
Today's buzz.

Paul's victory in Kentucky a win for Tea Party movement.

What is a right?

Bill Maher mocks Alabama.

Bingo, King record dominate AG race.

May 19, 2010
Today's buzz.

Dale Peterson: 'Vote for me or me 'n the boys'll be over thar directly and somebody's ass is gonna get whipped.'

Raby, Brooks win newspaper endorsements up north.

Steve Flowers: Strange/King tussle an entertaining match.

Heavy oil reaches Louisiana marshland.

May 18, 2010
Today's buzz.

Trial of Jamie Kellam Letson for the 1980 murder of USA coed Katherine Foster underway here this week: A letter to the dead, “After all these years I have come to you. It is me ... the girl who took your life.”

Boeing may not bid on KC-X.

For connoisseurs of memorable political ads, there's simply no place like Alabama - at least in this campaign cycle.

Interfaith Alliance scolds Bradley Byrne and Roy Moore for using religion as a “political tool.”

May 17, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Nodine's radio daze; ADC backs Herman Thomas; Gounares on go; Bridge Byrne-ing; Strange fundraiser here; Eastern Shore GOP women host candidates.

How to sue an oil company: Tips for BP's gulf victims from veteran of Valdez spill.

Three primaries to measure voter discontent.

Plan B: Skip college.

May 16, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Strange fundraiser here May 24; Eastern Shore GOP women host candidates.

Not Black and White: Story of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, civil rights protesters and Alabama state troopers. Protester Oscar Tucker protests.

The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. The Education of Diane Ravitch.

May 15, 2010
The Big Picture: Disaster unfolds slowly in the Gulf of Mexico.

Bradley Byrne sets record straight: He's a born-again Christian who believes every word of the Bible.

The Political Round-Up.

Alabama Democratic Conference celebrates 50-year anniversary with 3-day event.

Oil spill major test for Obama.

Dealing with oil spill at 5,000 feet unprecedented.

Obama says Big Oil and government too cozy.

May 14, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Nodine's hard day.

Slot machine maker lowers revenue estimates based on Alabama bingo squabble.

May 13, 2010
The Buzz today.

Media coverage of Gulf oil spill a tar baby for area beach interests.

Oil spill updates: The price and who pays.

May 12, 2010
The Buzz today.

Steve Flowers: Riley wins 'Pollyanna award' for proposed budgets that defy reality.

Oil industry execs pass buck as oil spill gushes still.

May 11, 2010
Fun & Games: U-tube spoof of Tim James' English only campaign.

Companies pointing fingers at each other as Senate begins hearings on the Gulf oil spill.

Dothan Eagle: State GOP increasingly bizarre.

May 10, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Rich rolls out 'prosecutor, not politician' ad; Artur Davis opens local campaign HQ;
Forgotten SD 33 hopeful skeds fund raiser; Pork & Politics; Young Republicans; Eastern Shore GOP women host candidates.

BP, the gang that couldn't drill straight? Darned difficult to go to Plan B when you don't have a Plan A.

"We're from the federal government and we're here to help:" Gulf Coast residents wary.

The New York Times says story of Anthem Blue Cross shows need for national law that would allow federal government to block unjustified premium increases.

Just crazy: Law would equalize mental and physical illness for health insurance purposes.

May 9, 2010
Damn the oil!

Mine workers back James.

What went wrong with the Deep Horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico?

Oil continues to gush in Gulf.

May 8, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Booted by Dems, RaShawn Figures tries end run; Rich rolls out 'prosecutor, not politician' ad; Artur Davis opens local campaign HQ;
Eastern Shore GOP women host candidates.

Bayou la Batre restaurant owner Kendall Stork braces for oil spill's impact.

May 7, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Dems pull plug on RaShawn Figures; 'Prosecutor, not politician ...' ; MBT mavens eye GOP gov race; campaigns getting busy.

Oil spill ruining vibe on redneck Riviera.  

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions: What Americans want in a U.S. Supreme Court.

Bar code scanning electoral wave of the future?

Steve Flowers: Taking a look at Alabama's congressional races, or most of them. First District gets short shrift or no shrift at all.

May 6, 2010
The Political Round-Up: In 'crisis,' what was and what might have been; Pilots show way in big Byrne fund raiser May 19; McMillan airs radio ad; Davis local HQ to open; Eastern Shore GOP women host candidates.

Oil spill: From incident to crisis.

May 5, 2010
Pilots lead way in major Byrne fund raiser here.

LA Times: Gulf Coast won't cry over spilt oil.

POLL: Should the City of Mobile sell its convention center, which cost $58 million 20 years ago, to trim expenses and raise funds to address budget deficits?  

May 4, 2010
Today's Political Round-Up.

A taxing situation: When more is less and less is more!

Ex-Riley aide Johnson offers to testify about administration before grand jury.

AEA's Paul Hubbert: The power and the glory.

'A rose by ...': Reed thwarted in bid to restore name to Acadome.

Crying over spilt oil: Bad, but how bad?

May 3, 2010
Today's political round-up.

Sanford shocked at 'dysfunctional' state senate.

State government has grown under Riley.

Americans starting to see the light on health insurance reform.

Georgia legislators were thinking of lawyers like Tommy and Adam Malone when they capped damages in medical malpractice cases in 2005. "Socialized justice," Malones snort.

May 2, 2010
Today's buzz.

May 1, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Johnson calls for use of air refueling tankers, chemical dispersants on oil slick in Alabama; Gulf ablaze; Animal rescuers brace.

NY Times & LA Times: Feds snooze while oil gushes. Drill, baby, drill and sue, baby, sue. At the first hint of trouble, the emergency tactical response team moved smartly with precision and purpose, organized and dedicated, their tenacity equal to any challenge. Yes, we speak of trial lawyers, a well-trained army equipped and ready for action. Italian loafers on the ground, cigarette boats in the water, briefs in case.

Report sheds light on Colonial failure.

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