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Alabama’s Doug Jones says he is keeping ‘open mind’ on Kavanaugh

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Doug Jones says he is keeping an “open mind” on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Democratic senator told reporters Friday evening that he wants to do his “due diligence” on Kavanaugh’s work. He said he is also not worried about a flurry of advertising pressuring him to confirm Kavanaugh. Jones…

Bright Issues Statement on Trump’s Endorsement of Roby’s Re-Election

Republican Second District Congressional candidate Bobby Bright has issued a statement on today’s endorsement by President Trump of Republican Congresswoman Martha Roby. Despite Roby saying in 2016 that she would not be voting for Trump because of her disappointment with his personal conduct, the President says he supports her re-election. Bright and Roby’s other Republican challengers had made an issue…

Trump Tweets Endorsement of Roby in Re-Election Campaign

Friday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to endorse U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-Alabama) in her re-election bid to represent Alabama’s Second Congressional District in Congress.  Roby is seeking her fifth term. This endorsement is significant because Roby, a Republican, said in the 2016 presidential campaign that she wouldn’t vote for Trump and had asked him to step down in…

Local Experts React to Meeting between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

It was a historic meeting in Singapore as President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met on Tuesday in an effort to ease tensions between the two countries. This was a stark contrast to what the two countries experienced only a year ago, with a nuclear war seeming likely. Fast forward to 2018, local experts believe this summit…

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…

Alabama AG Joins Legal Effort to Enforce Order Against Sanctuary Cities

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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshal has joined a coalition of state attorney’s general to support the president’s executive order against sanctuary cities. The following is the press release from the Attorney General’s office:               (MONTGOMERY)—Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined a coalition of 11 state attorneys general in an amicus brief to support President Donald Trump’s executive order regarding…

Trump records robocall for Moore

Sen. Shelby repeats he will not vote for Moore.

CBS has a copy of the recorded message from the Moore campaign HERE. Mr. Trump tells Alabama voters “we’re already making America great again” but that Republicans “need” the seat Moore is vying for — the same seat left vacant by Mr. Trump’s current Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Alabama’s other U.S. Senator, Republican Richard Shelby, says he did not vote…

President’s son-in-law told Flynn to speak with Russians

AP breaks story, quoting a source.

(AP) – AP source: Jared Kushner is ‘very senior’ Trump transition official who directed Flynn to contact Russians on UN vote. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Watch Alabama News Network— CBS 8 at 5:30, or ABC Montgomery at 5:00— for complete coverage of this developing story. Categories:…

Trump Praises Senate for Taking Up Health Care

President Donald Trump is praising the Senate for moving forward on health care repeal. He says a vote Tuesday to take up the Republican health care bill “was a big step.” Trump is speaking at a joint press conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri (sahd hah-REER’-ee). Trump is also thanking Arizona Sen. John McCain, who returned to Washington his…

Trump Rages at Sessions in New York Times Interview

President Donald Trump says he never would have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation. Trump makes the extraordinary statement about Sessions in an interview with the New York Times Wednesday. He tells the paper that Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from all matters related to Russia was “very…