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Nov. 30, 2008
Poll: How would you grade the administration of Mayor Sam Jones after 3-plus years in office?

Nov. 26, 2008
Steve Flowers: Jim Martin was John the Baptist for GOP in the South.

Pardon Me: Bush picking up where Clinton left off.

Nov. 25, 2008
Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford awards $10,000 consulting contract to schoolgirl.

Britain launches national identity card plan to combat terrorism and fraud.

Search narrows for firm to implement statewide broadbandinitiative in Alabama.

Nov. 24, 2008
Who's who to host fundraiser for Mayor Sam Jones' re-election campaign.

Nov. 23, 2008
Detroit dead. A whodunnit?

Nov. 22, 2008
'Tis the season to talk ... turkey? No, no, politics.

The First Thanksgiving -- The Rest of the Story. By Gary Palmer of the Alabama Policy Institute.

Nov. 21, 2008
Liar's Poker author Michael Lewis: What went wrong?

Nov. 20, 2008
Steve Flowers: 1962. The year of Kennedy's Camelot also the herald of the GOP in Alabama. Jim Martin beat Lister Hill for U.S. Senate, but establishment wouldn't have it. 

Nov. 19, 2008
Alabama GOP soul-searching.

Let Detroit go bankrupt. By Mitt Romney.

Nov. 18, 2008
Choice Cuts: Top 10 U.S. steakhouses.

Nov. 17, 2008
An educated electorate.

Nov. 16, 2008
The politics of 'global warming.' That aside, Obama vows to engage the world on global warming.

Poll: Who should the City of Mobile contract with to perform necessary outside professional services -- legal, financial accounting, auditing, etc.?

Nov. 15, 2008
Chickasaw: A City in Transition. By Ken Malone.

Fun & Games: Bush welcomes Iran prime minister to UN.

Nov. 14, 2008
Gary Palmer: Racism not behind conservatives' opposition to liberal agenda.

The Political Round-Up: Non-profit utility in Baldwin gets ok;
Shelby meeting press, facing nation; The wheels of justice; Good cards, bad cards; Watching the dollars grow or go?

Nov. 13, 2008
Steve Flowers: Even in a Democratic year, Alabama shows itself true red; Democratic gains likely temporary though Congressional Dems will redistrict Alabama CD-3 to U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers' disadvantage.

Controversial Bill Ayers to surface with interview on Good Morning America. 

Nov. 12, 2008
Atlanta poor choice for real estate investment, report says.

Nov. 11, 2008
The Political Round-Up: Tired feets, rested soul & full stomach; Coal hard facts; New U.S. attorney front runner?;
Living downtown; Green eggs & Sam.

Next Battle in the Tanker Wars: Price shoot-out.

Artur Davis: Obama Administration does not signal end to federal investigations of public corruption in Alabama. "Any ongoing investigation and prosecution will not be affected by the identity of the U.S. attorney," Davis told The Birmingham News. "I want to be crystal clear on that. If there is evidence to convict, there is evidence to convict."

State Sen. Hank Sanders rolls the dice.

Nov. 10, 2008
Artur Davis state's new political heavyweight.

Nov. 8, 2008
U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, D-Birmingham, among those drawing mention as possible members of Obama's Cabinet, specifically Attorney General.

Nov. 7, 2008
The Political Round-Up: Speak out on coastal insurance; Elevate your Friday night to another level; The party never ends; Bourne busy; Safe in Satsuma; Save the date; Here come da' judge; Come fly with us.

What to expect in the early going as the Obama Administration gets rolling.

A Republican asks, 'How could this happen?' By Pete Riehm.

Gary Palmer: GOP has only itself to blame.

Nov. 6, 2008
Winners & Losers: Who were the winners and the losers on Tuesday? The answers aren't always obvious. A silver lining in defeat or a worm in victory's apple? Both are possible, even likely.

Dick Morris: An election the Republicans needed to lose and good luck to the Democrats.

Steve Flowers: Bush will leave a mark.

Nov. 5, 2008
Peggy Wallace Kennedy on her father, George Corley Wallace, and Barack Obama

Russia: "The world cannot be ruled from one capital. Those who do not want to understand this will only create new problems for themselves and others."

Courtship over, Obama/press honeymoon likely brief.

Obama now gets to make it all add up.

Nov. 4, 2008
Looking ahead to 2012: Bobby Jindal set to speak in Iowa.

Department of No Comment: Federal Reserve hires former Bear Stearns chief risk officer to assess soundness of domestic banking institutions.

Nov. 3, 2008
The Political Round-Up: A voter tsunami; Dems set celebration, plan to party; GOP says not so fast; Dubose sad saga continues; Repubs see Senate 'Alamo' in Mississippi; Cipherin' at City Hall.

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford's Greatest Hits: 30 Years in the Taking. The man behind Langford's financial wizardry.

Nov. 2, 2008
Letter to the editor: Racism does not live here. By Chip Herrington.

Election season almost over.

Nov. 1, 2008
Taxpayers vs. Taxtakers: The tipping point.

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