Bill O’Reilly argues Romney didn’t want to win, relates Obama outcome to Alabama football

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Popular Fox News political commentator Bill O’Reilly argued in downtown Montgomery Thursday that former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney did not want to win the 2012 presidential race, but said he should have won. The author and controversial conservative commentator, speaking at a dinner to raise money for scholarships at Faulkner University, also talked about [...]

Sen. Richard Shelby opposes military force in Syria

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said today he will oppose the use of military force in Syria. Shelby reviewed the classified intelligence on Monday and on Tuesday listened to Obama’s remarks during a closed-door lunch with GOP senators. He had already been leaning against the resolution and Obama did not say anything to change [...]

Obama nominates Bill Pryor for sentencing commission

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President Barack Obama nominated former Alabama attorney general and current U.S. circuit judge Bill Pryor to be a commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the White House announced Monday evening. Pryor, who served as attorney general from 1997 to 2004, serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. President George W. Bush [...]

Barack Obama v. Mitt Romney: Who’s getting more money from Alabama?

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to Birmingham tonight for a fundraiser ($1,000 to get in; $25,000 for a private dinner with the candidate).  Seems like a good time to peek at presidential fundraising in the state.   A look at opensecrets.org shows the Republican with a wide lead over President Barack Obama in statewide fundraising – probably not [...]

Barack Obama calls HB 56 ‘a bad law’

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President Barack Obama told a Spanish-language newspaper this week that Alabama’s strict new immigration statute is “a bad law” that does not reflect American values. “The idea that we have children afraid to go to school, because they feel afraid that their immigration status will lead to being detained…It’s wrong,” Obama was quoted as saying [...]