Politics

First Presidential Debate Happening Tonight

The stage is set for the first presidential debate tonight in Cleveland, Ohio. President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden will square off at Case Western Reserve University for the 90 minute debate Tuesday.  The debate will focus on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, race and violence, the Biden and Trump records, the integrity of the elections –…

Sen. Doug Jones: Ginsburg Replacement Should Wait Until After Election

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – U.S. Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama said he will not support any U.S. Supreme Court nominee before the outcome of the presidential election. Jones, a Democrat, said Friday that the nomination to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be made by the winner of the November presidential election. Jones accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…

Sen. Doug Jones calls rival Tuberville ‘Coach Clueless’

Democratic Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama has called Republican challenger Tommy Tuberville “Coach Clueless” for the former football coach’s recent comments about the coronavirus. Jones attacked Tuberville in a campaign appearance Friday. He criticized Tuberville’s reaction to tapes of President Donald Trump saying in February he knew the severity of the coronavirus but had downplayed the threat to avoid public…

Tuberville Campaign Bus Catches Fire

A bus belonging to the Tommy Tuberville senate campaign caught fire on the interstate tonight. The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Facebook page says the bus caught fire on Interstate 59 north, causing the northbound lanes to be shut down. No injuries have been reported. Categories: News Tags: Alabama, Politics, Senate

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…

Majority of House Votes to Impeach Trump

The U.S. House has impeached President Donald Trump on a charge he abused the power of his office to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. Trump becomes the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. A majority of the House then approve the second charge, obstruction of Congress. Democrats control the House, and the voting was…

Jeff Sessions expected to announce run for his Old Senate Seat

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce he’s running for his old Senate seat in Alabama. Sessions is expected to make the announcement on Thursday. His decision to run was confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday by two Republicans with direct knowledge of his plans. They were not authorized to discuss it publicly and spoke on…

In Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones Kicking Off 2020 Reelection Bid

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who pulled off an upset victory in Alabama two years ago, is kicking off his reelection bid. Jones is holding a campaign launch rally Sunday afternoon in Birmingham. The Deep South Democrat pulled off an upset in the 2017 special election. He defeated Republican Roy Moore to claim the Senate seat that…

Medical Marijuana Vote Delayed in State Senate

A medical marijuana bill has stalled in the Alabama Senate under a filibuster threat. Republican Sen. Tim Melson of Florence delayed a vote on his bill Wednesday night. However, Melson says he believes he has the votes needed to eventually pass the legislation in the Senate. The bill would set up a state oversight commission and a process for prescribing…

Kamala Harris to Address Alabama Democratic Conference

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris will serve as the keynote speaker for a meeting of the black caucus of the Alabama Democratic Party. The Alabama Democratic Conference says the black Democratic senator from California will address a luncheon during its 59th annual convention in Montgomery in June. A statement announcing the speech says the ADC hasn’t endorsed anyone in the…