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Oct. 31, 2007
Steve Flowers: Political gunslingers and boogeymen.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: When the victim becomes the accused.

Oct. 30, 2007
The Political Round-Up: A gift for conflict; where's Larry live?; Mobile's in Alabama? You don't say?; Bonner on the move; this & that, over & out.

Oct. 26, 2007
A Tale of Two Candidates: Hunter and the Huckster.

Mike Huckabee: Proud of his record as governor of Arkansas.

Oct. 25, 2007
A new El Dorado: Is little Calvert in north Mobile County
the new El Dorado and Highway 43 the pathway to a golden kingdom amid the piney woods?

Steve Flowers: Riley learns lesson the hard way -- don't endorse.

Election scorecard: Thompson surging in Florida.

Before we go, blasts from the past: One life in a bygone Mobile.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: What I would do with $3.5 billion.

Oct. 24, 2007
Just Call It 'Vision'ham: A chronicle of Birmingham's decline.

No grass growing under Birmingham mayor-elect's feet: already under SEC investigation.

Commission sets Veterans' Day salute to Mobile and its World War II generation.

Oct. 23, 2007
First come the dollars, then come the votes.

Alabama gets fourth straight "F" for campaign financial disclosure laws.

Oct. 22, 2007
Bayou Boy Wonder: Louisiana elects reform governor. What's next?

Oct. 20, 2007
A head-scratcher from the Wall Street Journal: Donor bundling emerges as major ill in 2008 presidential race.

Boat People SOS (BPSOS), a national organization active in post-Katrina recovery, announced today its Individual Development Account (IDA) program for low-income families in Bayou La
Batre, Alabama.

These United States: Favorite portraits of Americans.

Oct. 19, 2007
Eleven lawyers apply for judgeship vacated by the resignation of former Judge Herman Thomas.

Election scorecard.

Oct. 18, 2007
Steve Flowers: This and that from Alabama's Capital City.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: "Pray for me." Lawmaker faces knee-knocking decision.

Sam Brownback: A presidential campaign that is not on fire. Ouch!

At Hoover High School, it's not how you play the game; it's whether you win or lose.

Oct. 17, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Ludgood nice, but not 'too nice'; Bridges, clogs and consensus; gavel coming down; Sunday afternoons at Ben May. Want to read more? Why not subscribe?                    

Oct. 15, 2007
Long road nears end in Baldwin County Senate 32 contest.

Newly-elected Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood will take the oath of office Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sonja Bivins will administer the oath. The ceremony will be held in the Auditorium at Government Plaza.

Oct. 14, 2007
One state lawmaker's take on legislative process, politics and represenative democracy Montgomery-style.

Mad maps: It's time to draw the line on gerrymandering.

Oct. 12, 2007
The Political Round-Up: School system cipherin'; Dept. of Further Amplification; Jail Byrd?; Rudy Toot Toot; Bench marks; Looking for magic in the Magic City.

Oct. 11, 2007
Alabama's Community Colleges: The best of times, the worst of times. Indictments ahead, but so is a $5 million renovation of the Bishop State Community College Southwest Campus on Dauphin Island Parkway.

Time magazine follows up on story linking Rove to Siegelman prosecution.

Oct. 10, 2007
Steve Flowers: Alabama may face reapportionment before 2010.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'Sometimes it does not occur to us elected officials that there is another side to a particular issue.'

Competition: A prescription for health care transformation.

Ingredients of a Family Fortune: The hot, saucy story of Tabasco.

Oct. 9, 2007
Gov. Bob Riley: No special session. The governor said a special session was pointless given the emptiness of the Democratic lawmakers' promises. 

Extreme Makeover: What if you spent one year following every rule in the Bible? A.J. Jacobs did exactly that.

Oct. 8, 2007
Bad news for Mobile, Northrup Grumman in tanker competition: Price least important criteria, according to U.S. Air Force.

Signs that the terrorists are losing in Iraq.

The Realignment of Iraq: We're winning in Iraq because the Iraqis want us to -- Moqtada al-Sadr included.

Oct. 5, 2007
The Political Round-Up: A rare woman's touch coming to the county commission?; Wells & farewells?; Another brick in the wall; Thomas expands legal team; Pittman, Cooper to debate; Receiving Rudy; Murky Waters.

Selective Justice in Alabama? Time weighs in on the Siegelman prosecution.

Oct. 4, 2007
Turning the page, Thomas leaves judgeship; others vie for opening.

Steve Flowers: Fall special session could backfire on Riley.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Needing new knees.

Oct. 3, 2007
Select a presidential candidate: A blind quiz on the issues to determine the presidential candidate whose views are most in tune with yours.

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