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Ossoff wins Ga. Senate seat, gives Dems control

Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff has won his Senate runoff election. His victory gives Democrats control of the Senate for the opening of Democrat Joe Biden’s presidency. Democrats needed to win both of Georgia’s Senate runoff elections on Tuesday to claim the Senate majority. The 33-year-old Ossoff defeated 71-year-old Republican David Perdue, who held the seat for the past six years…

Decision Day in Georgia with Senate Majority at Stake

ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia voters are set to decide the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections. Tuesday’s voting will help determine President-elect Joe Biden’s capacity to enact what may be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Democrats must win both of the state’s elections to gain the Senate majority. Republicans are unified…

McConnell congratulates Joe Biden as president-elect

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell/Source: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday as the president-elect. The Republican leader said the Electoral College “has spoken.” The Republican leader’s statement ends weeks of silence over President Donald Trump’s defeat. It comes after a groundswell of leading Republicans said Biden is…

What Can we Expect From the 2020 Alabama Legislative Session?

The 2020 Alabama Legislative Session is just over a week away, so what can we expect from lawmakers? Last year two lottery bills stalled in the state house, but Monday Republican Representative Steve Clouse announced that he would introducing a lottery bill this session. Find that story here. Another issue that lawmakers have been working on, is repealing a grocery tax…

A Preview of Alabama Politics in 2020

The Alabama Legislative Session is set to begin in just a few weeks, and with a new year comes new political agendas. Last year we saw a controversial abortion bill pass through the Legislature, and talks of an Alabama lottery stalled before it gained any traction. The year 2020 is expected to have a host of crucial bills pass through…

Trump Makes Case for Border Wall in Prime Time Oval Office Speech

President Donald Trump says in an Oval Office address that there is a “growing humanitarian and security crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border, though crossings have fallen in recent years. The president said Tuesday night that all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled illegal immigration. He says it strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. The president says among those…

Fmr. Ala. Chief Justice Officially Kicks Off Campaign for Governor

Former Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb has officially kicked off her campaign for governor. Cobb spoke during a rally Monday night at her campaign headquarters. She says Alabama is suffering from “failed leadership” and can do better. Cobb is proposing a state lottery fund preschool, vocational education and other education programs. She says the state needs to better fund…

President Trump Delivers 1st State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address clocked in at one hour and 20 minutes. According to the American Presidency Project, that makes Trump’s speech one of the longest State of the Union addresses in recent presidential history. President Bill Clinton’s final State of the Union speech in January 2000 ran longer than Trump’s at just over an…

Sen. Doug Jones Votes With Republicans to Stop Government Shutdown

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones released the following statement after voting to end debate on a short-term government funding bill. Sixty votes were needed to advance the bill to a final vote in the Senate. The vote tally was 50-49. “ I voted to keep the federal government open past midnight tonight and to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program –…

Senate Majority PAC Backed Jones’ Winning Alabama Campaign

A mysterious super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race was heavily supported by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC. Chris Hayden, spokesman for the Senate Majority PAC, said Tuesday that the group “predominantly funded” the PAC called Highway 31, which sent out advertising and mailings to help defeat Republican Roy Moore. Because of…