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Sept. 30, 2009
The Anniston Star: Big doings down south -- Mobile/Baldwin destined to be state's economic engine?

Riley warns communities against slot machines.

Regions hires Condi Rice.

Criticism rising over flood premiums.

Sept. 29, 2009
Do you believe in political miracles? Dick Durbin and D.C. school vouchers.

Sept. 28, 2009
France frustrated by U.S. timidity in confronting Iran.

William Safire: Another conservative lion leaves.

Sept. 27, 2009
Obama vs. Bush, The Sequel. Two gubernatorial races have taken on national significance.

Why medical malpractice is off limits in health care reform.

Sept. 26, 2009
The Disarmament Illusion: Obama pursues arms controls treaties; Iran builds the bomb.

Sept. 25, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Making a Mark; Not fade away;
Youngpeter draws newspaper suit; Byrne notice; Bourne tapped; Alabama in top 20; Beeker speaker; Gangway.

The Legal Schnauzer smells a rat: First, Don Siegelman; now, Edmond Smith IV.

Strapped for cash, Arizona puts office buildings on block.

Singing Obama's praises.

Sept. 24, 2009
Alabama financial records online Oct. 1

Panel rejects Ivey request to detail grants handed out by state legislators. Folsom, Sparks, Morton oppose call for accountability in spending millions of taxpayer dollars.

Sept. 23, 2009
Mobile City Council as Cirque du Soleil.

Steve Flowers: 'Big Jim' won their hearts.

State pension chief Dr. David Bronner: Brutal financial clouds forming over Alabama.

Obama and the politics of concession.

Barney Frank a vigorous and unashamed defender of ACORN.

Sept. 22, 2009
GOP gubernatorial candidate Robert Bentley: Solution to Jefferson County's financial crisis in bankruptcy court.

Paul Davis: Lowder story in Fortune magazine likely to be worth reading.

Sept. 21, 2009
State's chief examiner Ron Jones rejects Gov. Riley's request for audit of Jefferson County.

Black and blue: It's a dog's life for some African-American congressmen in the South.

Thirty-six hours in Cleveland.

Sept. 19, 2009
Alabama news digest.

Business Council of Alabama, PACE team up to advocate smart, fair energy policies.

Sept. 18, 2009
Gulf Coast Classic, Mobile City Council head to mid-field for coin toss.

Retired Adm. Jeremiah Denton speaks at the National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony at the Pentagon.

Public option: a private insurer killer? How could Washington avoid driving insurers out of business? Larry McNeely and Michael F. Cannon debate.

Today's news round-up from across the state.

The power and danger of iconography.

Sept. 17, 2009
The Political Round-Up: City/Ladd/Senior Bowl/MASA near group hug; Badger talk at USA; To Bravery & Beauty;
Sparks courts support; Fred keeps the beat; Cage added at BayFest.

Steve Flowers: Looking back to 1958 when Patterson whipped Wallace.

Working class zero.

The Not-So-Solid South.

Sept. 16, 2009
State Rep. Alvin Holmes on beer: Who needs gourmet beer in Alabama? Miller and Bud drink plenty good enough for most folks.

Huntsville struggles to plug $14.8 million hole in budget.

Mobile outfit gets Birmingham's first electronic bingo permit.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'Fear is on the loose.'

White House debates proportional counterpunch to GOP jabs.

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke: Recession
'very likely over.'

Sept. 15, 2009
The Political Round-Up: $5 million for State Docks intermodal facility; Breakfast with Kennedy; Watkins to head Mobile office of Maynard Cooper & Gale; Davis first to launch air attack.

Shelby calls for ACORN probe.

Katrina swamps Ivan: Hurricane Ivan concerns blown away by memories of Katrina.      

Sept. 14, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Will Rane make it pour?; One sack leads to new SAC; Strange mines GOP gold; Beeker speaker for ACRW.

Mobile urologist on health care reform: Politics more disease than cure.

Sept. 13, 2009
1986 governor's election still haunts Alabama Democrats.

Gilley on Bingo: Pols need to pay less attention to special interests and more attention to the public.

Birmingham News: When will Legislature do something about Alabama's 'shameful' tax on groceries?

Sept. 11, 2009
Uniform building codes one piece of the puzzle in addressing state's insurance issues.

Alabama Byrne-ing for reform. By Quin Hilyer of The American Spectator.

Washington Post: Obama should make 'spoiled first graders' who oppose his healthcare reform hold their breath until they turn blue.

New York Times: Democrats rally to Obama.

Sept. 10, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Mark is down; Pols just wanna have funds; Skirmish before the battle before the war;
'Here at The Rock ...'; Honor Flight II near.

Sept. 9, 2009
Steve Flowers: Governor's race promises to be a humdinger.

Sept. 8, 2009
The Political Round-Up: Addition by attrition; Waiting for the other shoe; Meeting & greeting with Sheriff Sam; A change (of mind); Playing by the rules; Ivey on the Eastern Shore; Benchmarks or Mark's bench?

Sept. 4, 2009
Huntsville Times: State's financial condition bleak but not that bleak.

Sept. 3, 2009
Steve Flowers: Labor Day kicks off political season.

House GOP getting game face on for 2010 election season.

Sept. 2, 2009
Senior Bowl Blues: 'What we've got here is failure to communicate." -- The Captain, Cool Hand Luke

Debt weighing heavily on Jefferson County.

About Facebook?

Sept. 1, 2009
September in the 60's in Prichard: The lion roared while the chimp smoked his cigarette. So There by Emmett Burnett.

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