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May 31, 2013
Rate Shock: In California, Obamacare to increase individual health insurance premiums by 46-164 percent.

Krauthammer: Obama a fraud, a Wizard of Oz wedded to failure

Republican who ran against Durbin: FEC's Lerner told me never to run for office again.

James Comey at FBI, a man who can say no.

Making Money: The bail bond business.

Eight arrested in brawl at kindergarten graduation ceremony. 

May 30, 2013
​Alabama Political Reporter: Hubbard investigation ongoing.

​The IRS and FBI: Breach of Faith.

An Antidote to Cynicism Poisoning: Restoring public faith will require a full investigation of the IRS's politicization. By Peggy Noonan.

What does it mean to vote black?

What happened to Seal Team Six? The most serious scandal of all.

May 29, 2013
The Political Round-Up: Finalists for judgeship chosen.

McCain still a hero, but now also an old fool.

Getting creative with BP bucks.

Bentley clashes with legislator over ethical issue tied to Gulf State Park bill.​

Conservative group's lawsuit targets IRS agents personally.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: The squeeze of reality.'

Benghazi's smoking gun? Only president can give 'cross border' authority.

Obamacare 'navigators:' Another Sibelius snitch brigade

Forbes: Economically, could Obama be America's best president ever?

May 28, 2013
Democratic Eminence Grise: Obama administration not corrupt, just incompetent.

To the Slaughter: British lions come up lambs in Woolwich.

The unraveling of Sykes-Picot. 

Alabama profile in Delta's 'Sky' magazine spotlights thriving industries.

A less conservative America poses challenges for Republicans.​

Obama's next big campaign: Selling health care to the public.

The continuing storm over stormwater management in Mobile.

High end health plans scale back to avoid 'Cadillac' tax.

Obamacare's other surprise.

The VanderSlooting of America.

Stupid. By P.J. O'Rourke.

Under Obama, IRS chief a regular White House visitor.

Obama's most dangerous enemies are being targeted.

Durbin redefines 'dated' First Amendment.

Postal service on last legs, with little help in sight.

Ohio: Land of the bogus voter.

May 27, 2013
The Real Deal by Kathy Jumper.

Americans and their military, drifting apart.​

Austerity to blame? But where's the austerity?

Is the time right to remove extra scrutiny over voting rights in Southern states?

Bentley touts road plan.

Florida teacher instigated two-year FBI investigation of 'Louie Louie.'

May 26, 2013
​Groups targeted by IRS tested rules on politics.

Political intelligence firms set up investor meetings at White House.

Monsanto's dirty dozen.

New York Times: Caution and the Common Core.

May 25, 2013
Obamacare: Could the president be right? If not, will Obamacare be the albatross around Democrats' necks in 2014?

Economy, jobs have slipped from Obama's radar.

May 24, 2013
Everything you know, or think you know, about Obamacare is wrong.

May 23, 2013
The Round-Up: Biggest real estate deal in Mobile history.

Rocked by scandal, Obama reeling.​

National debt still weighs heavy, will explode with rise in interest rates.  

IRS's Lerner has dubious history.

Gadsden Times: A productive legislative session.

Strange calls for special prosecutor in IRS case.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: A look at GOP house leadership. 

Global warming debunked: NASA report verifies carbon dioxide actually cools atmosphere.

May 22, 2013
Hubbard takes charge on last day of session.

Unions break ranks on Obamacare.

New York Times: Obama administration threatens press freedom.

How 'Hope and Change' gave way to spying on the press.

Progressives for Sale: Secret corporate cash behind Obama-allied think tank, leak reveals.

When did we vote to become Mexico?

Alabama Policy Institute: Cap and trade by other means.

The Obama Administration's hall of mirrors.

The EPA’s Conservative Problem -- Surprise: The EPA, too, treats conservatives unfairly

May 21, 2013 
IRS official takes the Fifth.

Press shocked by its own creation. By Pete Riehm.

Obama’s rating steady in face of controversies, likely buoyed by rising economic hopes.

True Scandal: A tea-party group targeted by Democrats gets attention from the IRS—and the FBI, OSHA, and the ATF. 

Marsh clashes with governor.

Republicans: Couldn’t risk vote to change accountability bill.

Legislative summary.

Rancorous legislative session ends quietly: Legislature passes flurry of bills.

Journalism Under Fire: Obama DOJ formally accuses journalist in leak case of committing crimes; yet another serious escalation of the Obama administration's attacks on press freedoms emerges.

The Spectator-in-Chief.

Bill Kristol to Marco Rubio: ‘Walk away’ on immigration; ‘Jeff Sessions is winning the debate.’

What America has gained, what America has lost. By George Packer.

May 20, 2013
The Real Deal by Kathy Jumper: Major theme park operators eyeing Foley's Blue Collar Country, Bimini Bob's about to open. 

Lawmakers expecting a busy last day.

New York Times: Celebrating inequality.

Union that enforces immigration laws opposes bill.

Can Obama bridge the divide between the two Americas?

May 19, 2013
Last day: So many bills, so little time.

‘Most successful session': Anniston’s Marsh sees 2013 in ‘win’ column.

Officials scattered, steaming over Accountability Act.

Kennedy tries new strategy to lift Democrats.

The next scapegoat.

Feds to pay down $35 billion debt in second quarter.

May 18, 2013
Strange set to investigate claims that IRS was used to target Alabama groups.

Bentley defends two-year delay on school tax credits.

Are school vouchers losing steam?

ASU probe continues.

Driving the juke joint trail.

May 17, 2013
Energized GOP weighs how far to take inquiries.

The Political Round-Up: Twenty-three lawyers seek judicial vacancy; DA Dixon to address GOP breakfast club; Commercial Realtors back Stimpson; Autistic candidate for City Council.

No Ordinary Scandal: Political abuse of the IRS threatens the basic integrity of our government.

Rep. Mike Kelly unloads on the IRS.

May 16, 2013
Help wanted: Alabama Democratic Party looking for a chairman but does anyone want the job?

Bentley: Budgets basically look fine.​

An onset of woes threatens Obama's second term.

Obama: The ultimate ad hominem president.

New York Times: Take politics out of IRS. 

IRS targets says dealing with rogue agency a nightmare.

Acting IRS director forced to walk plank.

Darrell Issa, trying to prove ‘his mettle,’ chases multiple scandals.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Senate leadership wraps up session.

The war that won’t end — Still waiting for serious negotiations between Alabama, Florida, Georgia.

The great unraveling — Credit Bentley for trying to slow the Alabama Accountability Act.

Decatur Daily: Insurance exchanges are effective

May 15, 2013
Governor said to be casting a wary eye toward so-called campaign finance reform.​

Sessions' 49 amendments to immigration reform.

U.S. budget deficit shrank faster than expected.

May 14, 2013
IRS's turn to answer questions.

Alabama tea party groups targeted by IRS.

Hubbard's house conference hauls in cash.

Budget surpluses spur tension in some GOP states.

Tri-state water war continues to play out in Congress.

U.S. oil boom sidelines OPEC.

Auburn University explains chief's annual salary.

May 13, 2013
The Real Deal by Kathy Jumper

The Magic of Nick Saban: Everyone wants to go to the University of Alabama.

IRS targeted groups critical of government, documents from agency probe show.

IRS scandal grows broader, deeper.

Newspaper monopoly that lost its grip.

Clock is ticking, slowly, on rules for coal-fired power plants.

Alabama Democratic Party: 'Brother, can you spare a dime?'

May 12, 2013​
Report: Top IRS officials knew in 2011 that conservative groups were targeted.

Playing politics with tax records.

Will Obama suffer 'second term curse?'

Fee-happy airlines raise the bar again.

There should be no retreat on PAC transfer ban.

Lawmakers have completed some heavy lifting, have more to do on session's last day.

GOP mingles with lobbyists while talking reform.

Accountability Act's silver lining.

Almost all over but the shouting: A look back at the 2013 legislative session so far.

May 11, 2013
IRS targeting of political groups might be one of agency’s ‘deadly sins.’

Obama fires opening salvo in health-care law campaign to enroll uninsured.

Co-author of immigration study resigns from Heritage Foundation.

Legislature allocates $17.3M to state prisons for new guards,Tutwiler upgrade.

In Depth: State budgets, for good or bad, pass.

The Benghazi Lie: A failure of character of this magnitude corrodes the integrity of the state.

May 10, 2013
The disappearing white vote (and 3 other observations from the 2012 election Census report).

Is home ownership a good thing for society, the economy?

Found at Auction: The unseen photographs of a legend that never was.

May 9, 2013
For the first time on record, black voting rate outpaced rate for whites in 2012.

Conservative groups declare: ‘Conservatives are ready to support immigration reform.’

Internet sales tax vote will be revealing.

Tighter bail bondsmen requirements passes out of House committee.

Young woman's sexual harassment claim against ex-Riley, Hubbard aide costly for state.

May 8, 2013
Date set for oral arguments in challenge to Alabama redistricting. 

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Yes, the Democratic Party is still 'dead' in Alabama.

Legislative summary.

Lawmaking not pretty.

Hospital billing varies wildly, government data shows.

May 7, 2013
Budgets appear to be on schedule.​

Online tax could be state budget windfall. But lawmakers will have to take several steps to see funds.

Legislature could limit welfare funds for strip clubs and casinos.

Alabama private schools don't want state involvement.

New worries for Democrats on health law.

Washington Post: Heritage report distorts the immigration debate.

A stunning error in Mississippi.

Fifty years after the groundbreaking "Gideon" ruling, public defenders are overworked, underpaid — and America's poor are paying the price.

May 6, 2013
The Real Deal by Kathy Jumper. Acme Oyster House arrives; Publix nixes midtown store; Flora Bama Yacht Club restaurant opens; Fishers restaurant opens in Orange Beach; Coveted corner stays undeveloped.

Legislators have three session days left to OK education, general fund.

Campaign donations get more visible.

Wrongfully convicted often find their record, expunged, continues to haunt them.

Why judicial activism matters. By George Will.

Fear shoots ammo sales skyward.

May 5, 2013
Montgomery Advertiser editorial: Hotel and conference center could be a boon for coast - Just one chance to do it right.

State Legislature: Backlog brings tension; State’s two operating budgets, House-approved legislation weigh on senators’ minds

May 3, 2013
The Political Round-Up by Chip Drago

Alabama Senate delays school budget until next week.

Fannie, Freddie need a permanent fix.

May 2, 2013
Time running out to clarify law on private school tax credits.  

New York TimesFairness on sales tax.

Emory University removes Chick-fil-A from campus.

May 1, 2013
WWII bomber jacket rescued from Goodwill, returned to 90-year-old vet.

Legislative summary.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Down, way down.

Obamacare claims earn president two pinocchios.

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