Campaign 2020

Supreme Court says Congress can’t get Trump records, for now

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has kept a hold on President Donald Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved. The 7-2 outcome is at least a short-term victory for Trump, who has strenuously…

Supreme Court rules Manhattan DA can obtain Trump taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has upheld a prosecutor’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation into hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump. The court ruled Thursday in a case in which it heard arguments by telephone in May because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The records are held…

Sessions Steps Up Attacks on Tuberville Ahead of Runoff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is stepping up attacks against his Senate primary rival, accusing former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville of hiding and being unprepared for Washington. Tuberville and Sessions face off in the July 14 Republican runoff for Sessions’ former Senate seat. Sessions, speaking in Montgomery, accused Tuberville of hiding by refusing…

Dallas Co. Election Officials Prep for Runoff Election Amid Pandemic

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dallas County officials are making their final preparations for the upcoming primary runoff election. The primary runoffs are less than two weeks away. Dallas County voters will choose a new tax collector — and two new county commissioners. The election is set for July 14th — following a three month postponement — due to COVID-19….

Judge: Alabama Can’t Ban Curbside Voting

A federal judge says Alabama cannot prohibit local officials from offering curbside voting during the COVID-19 pandemic and loosened restrictions on absentee ballots in three Alabama counties because of the health risk to voters. U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon entered the preliminary injunction Monday evening. Kallon ruled that the potential health risks to older and medically vulnerable voters in…

Montgomery County Prepares for Changes in July 14 Runoffs

With the threats of the ongoing pandemic, Montgomery County election officials are left figuring out how to make sure polling places are safe for the July 14 runoffs. That led Montgomery County Probate Judge J.C. Love III to request more money from the county commission and to plan for an election day that will look different. The county commission approved…

Campaign Trail Heats Up for Sessions, Tuberville Before July 14 U.S. Senate GOP Runoff

We are a little over a month until the state primary runoff elections. Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville have been busy preparing for the upcoming GOP Senate runoff. “Well, it’s certainly using our social media and interviews like this and radio interviews and I’m doing conference calls,” Sessions told Alabama News…

Political Analyst Steve Flowers Weighs In On U.S. Senate GOP Primary Runoff Race

It has now been two months since Super Tuesday. Former Auburn football head coach Tommy Tuberville and former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face off in the U.S. Senate GOP primary runoff on July 14th. The candidates now have extra time to prepare since the March 31st runoff was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. “They both finished in about…

Lawsuit Challenges Alabama Voting Rules During COVID-19 Pandemic

A lawsuit says that Alabama’s voting rules amid the coronavirus pandemic jeopardize the health of voters, especially older voters, black voters, and voters with disabilities. The lawsuit filed by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program alleges that Alabama’s rules will require people to choose between voting and protecting…

Joe Biden Responds to Former Staffer’s Sexual Assault Allegation

FILE – (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has categorically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, saying “this never happened.” Biden’s first public remarks on the allegation by a former employee, Tara Reade, come at a critical moment for the presumptive Democratic nominee as he tries to relieve…