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Sept. 30, 2012
The conservative case for Obamacare.

Editorial: Single budget worth political fight - governor shouldn't give up on real fiscal reform.

Gwen Ifill debunks five myths about presidential debates.

Sept. 29, 2012
The Political Round-Up.

What Killed Alabama’s Performance Measurement Plan?
Less than a decade after the state enacted its first real performance measurement plan, it -- like a number of other similar programs in the states -- has fallen on hard times.

Obama, Romney to break from campaign trail ahead of debate.

John Merrill considering 2014 bid for secretary of state.

Bombshell conspiracy theory.

Sept. 28, 2012
Alabama GOP chairman says Romney needs a 'game changer' to win: State Republican chairman says candidate should focus on economy.

Decatur Daily: Time to look at revenue.

Where is GOP anger over Obama health care law?

This Week in Washington with Congressman Jo Bonner.

Sept. 27, 2012
The Political Round-Up: Bentley taps York for judgeship.

Pro-Obama 'super PAC' uses 47 percent comment to strafe Romney.

Romney ad reaches out to working class.

Obama, Romney differ on U.S. exceptionalism

The other message of the Sept. 18 vote.

Sept. 26, 2012
How Carter beat Reagan.

Post polls: Obama has lead in Ohio, edge in Fla., hampering Romney path to victory.

Voter ID laws in court: Now, it's South Carolina's turn.

Alabama can't afford not to collect e-sales taxes.

Called to serve: Vance ready for sprint against Roy Moore in chief justice race.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Voters likely to nullify legislators' pay raise.

Sept. 25, 2012
Answers in Montgomery: Amendment’s passage sets up critical session of Legislature next year.

Sensing an opening, Mitt Romney focuses attacks on Obama’s foreign policy.

New York Times: Why Romney is slipping.

Sept. 24, 2012
Obama, Romney leave some battle lines fuzzy.

Voting laws may deter 10 million Hispanics.

Africans landing job openings created by Alabama immigration law.

Mondays at the Star.

Sept. 23, 2012
Romney team both defiant and realistic.

With rich donors, a more candid Romney emerges.

Five myths about the 47 percent.

Voters give lawmakers easy way out.

Sept. 22, 2012
Montgomery Advertiser: Hold politicians accountable for promises on amendment.

Sept. 21, 2012
The Political Round-Up: New judge to be tapped within a week?; Stimpson building team for mayoral bid; the political Rubik's Cube that is the city's budget morass. 

Conservative groups reaching new levels of sophistication in mobilizing voters.

Obama vs. Romney a referendum on taxes.

Rep. Martha Roby taking the stump for Mitt Romney: Congresswoman will travel to Wisconsin next month for rallies.

Los Angeles TimesWhite working class clinging to guns, religion and Romney.

The new constituency: Amendment 1 result puts Bentley, lawmakers in tough situation.

Gadsden TimesVictory for Bentley. 

Rethinking the Classroom: Obama’s overhaul of public education.

Montgomery Advertiser: Take advantage of coal resources.

Accepting responsibility for one's own health.

Sept. 20, 2012
The Lie Factory: How politics became a business.

The incredibly dumb political spending of 2012.

Repaying trust fund a priority.

Trust fund voter turnout 22 percent.

Bentley succeeds where predecessors failed.

Victory a sign of failure.

Romney's chance to challenge the welfare state.​

Romney shifts discussion to Obama's '98 comments on 'redistribution.'

Poll: 73 percent agree with Romney's 47 percent comment.

Sept. 19, 2012
Romney faces two-fold challenge in getting campaign back on track.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Women taking on larger roles in work and politics.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: The Nathan Bedford Forrest saga continues.

Sept. 18, 2012
State government site tops search: Alabama.gov named Best of the Web.

Against taxes? Vote 'yes' today.

Florence Times Daily: vote 'yes' on funding.

Few will make decision: Low voter turnout expected Tuesday to determine General Fund fate.

Sept. 17, 2012
Gov. Bentley optimistic Alabama Trust Fund amendment will be approved; Other options are being considered in case Amendment 1 is voted down.

Poll finds plurality of support for constitutional amendment.

Montgomery Advertiser: Is amendment necessary evil or is it time to trim? Both sides of debate unhappy with plan.

Nancy Pelosi: Democrats have 'excellent chance' to take back House majority.

Is poverty a kind of robbery?

Sept. 16, 2012
​In tussle over $437 million amendment vote, who will blink first?

Alabama faces uncertain future if amendment vote fails.

Agencies brace for Tuesday's outcome.

Washington Post:Time for Romney to make his case.

Conservative super PACs targeting blue state Democrats. 

Alabama’s show-me-your-papers law: A cautionary tale for Georgia.

Some Republicans try out a new campaign theme: Bipartisanship.

Sept. 15, 2012
White House gives Al-Jazeera some love.

Gadsden Times: Voters face tough call on referendum vote.

Montgomery Advertiser: Don't skip referendum vote.

Bentley requests funds for beach sand and road repairs.

Poll finds Romney edge on economy waning.

White House: Dire cuts for military, domestic programs as U.S. steps toward fiscal cliff.

The Disappeared: How the fatwa changed a writer’s life.

Sept. 14, 2012
Obama advancing in three key swing states.

Romney team sharpens attack on Obama's foreign policy.

Group rallies to support Tuesday amendment. 

Legislators looking at cuts if amendment fails.

Council meets to discuss recovery of Alabama Gulf Coast from BP oil spill.

Sept. 13, 2012
On Sept. 18, will you vote yes or no? By Gary Palmer, Alabama Policy Institute.

Bedford urges support for Sept. 18 amendment.

Misplaced anger.

After Isaac exposes oil, BP aims to dig it out.

Sept. 12, 2012
The Political Round-Up: Finalists for judgeship chosen; Fairhope ousts 'carpetbaggers';​ On the bus;

Mitt Romney panic syndrome.

Inside the Statehouse with Steve Flowers: Will state's voters say yes or no on referendum?

No vote means real consequences.

No vote hits wrong targets.

Florence Times Daily: Chamber endorses amendment, reluctantly.

Uniontown vote makes case for voter ID laws.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: The Democratic convention was electric.

Sept. 11, 2012
Oops, Russian ships displayed at DNC tribute to vets.​

The case for gold as money has been made clear.

Mis-steps and surprises turn battle for Senate into guessing game.

Among likely voters, Romney, Obama in tight race

Washington Post: Obama debt reduction plan not equal to Simpson-Bowles plan. 

Sept. 10, 2012
With Senate at stake, GOP waits on Akin’s next move, McCaskill goes on offense.

Anniston Star: BP grossly negligent -- Eventual settlement should send message to those who drill in Gulf.

Sept. 9, 2012
Momentous vote coming Sept. 18

Montgomery Advertiser: Voters faced with terrible choice.

Decatur Daily: Hold nose, vote yes.

Florence Times DailyVote yes.

Obama and Romney campaigns seek breakthrough campaign strategy.

Alabama Democrats fired up after convention.

An aversion to telling the truth.

Al Benn's Alabama: Tracing Artur Davisswan dive into a political abyss.

Decatur Daily: Obama both inspiring, depressing.

Sept. 8, 2012
O​bama, Romney embark on post-convention drive toward Election Day.

Never close, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton find alliance advantageous.

The Sunbelt, eclipsed?

Alabama Retail Association backs 9/18 amendment, senator balks.

Opposition to 9/18 amendment piling up.

Campaign for 9/18 amendment releases list of supporters.

This Week in Washington with U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner.

Sept. 7, 2012
Strange asks U.S. attorney to investigate voter fraud in south Alabama.

Washington Post: Obama's hazy agenda for second term.

Anniston StarArtur Davisrole in the GOP.

Former Obama supporters form pro-Romney group.

Sept. 6, 2012
State of Alabama contract review agenda.

Obama's first term report card.

Bill Clinton offers forceful defense of Obama's record.

False choices from a failed messiah. By Quin Hillyer.

Hurricane Isaac's waves uncover oil from 2010 BP oil spill.

Few Medicaid options if Sept. 18 vote fails.

Voters trending no on Sept. 18 bid to tap trust fund.

Bentley a bumbler in dealing with tropical storm. 

Alabama Democrats put state's culture on display at convention.

Dem delegates boo God, not once, but thrice. 

Decatur Daily: A scary picture of nation's voters.

Sept. 5, 2012
Inside the Statehouse with Steve FlowersSmall towns have sent many to governor's mansion.

State Sen. Hank SandersReading is so powerful.

Sept. 4, 2012
Alabama Nursing Home Association spends big to secure Sept. 18 vote.

Could Obama thrive without compromise in a second term?

Yankee writer doesn't like South, many Southerners' feelings hurt.

Gallup: GOP convention had small impact on Romney support.

The Rubio paradox

Obama's challenge in Charlotte.

Sept. 3, 2012
Decatur Daily: Labor Day symbolizes hope.

Unions losing clout.

Late court decisions may impact outcome of 2012 election.

Anniston Star: Labor Day's meaning.

Obama facing mounting questions over ‘you didn’t build that’ remark.

Black families suffer most under Obama.

More older workers making up labor force.

When capitalists cared. Ford tough.

On beleaguered Gulf Coast, another catastrophe makes for the perfect political backdrop.

Alabama requires fingerprint scan for prison visitors.

Sept. 2, 2012
​Obama faces deep division: Four years after promising a new era of bipartisanship, the president acknowledges falling short as a bridge builder.

Alabama Democrats confident about Obama.

Young and homeless.

Fear tactics used over Sept. 18 vote.

Obama did not change Washington. For each side, it’s clear who’s to blame.

Mass release of inmates not a given if amendment fails.

State officials looking into Uniontown vote.

'We built that' class conflict.

Question for seniors: Do you really think Obama cares?

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Anniston Star on our 'outsourced Legislature': Alabama’s so-called leaders pass the buck to the voters.

Campaigns differ sharply on Medicaid, seeking vast cuts or vast growth.

Campaigns play loose with truth in fact-check age.

Agriculture commissioner seeks federal involvement in Uniontown voting.

Hispanic group battles Alabama immigration law.

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