Judge denies attorneys’ fees for Shelby County in voting rights case

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 WASHINGTON — Shelby County won the case that led the Supreme Court to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act, but that victory doesn’t mean the federal government should pay the county’s lawyers, a judge ruled last week.     Washington D.C.-based lawyers for Shelby County had asked for $2 million in fees for the [...]

Roby named to select committee on Benghazi

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Martha Roby was appointed to the select committee to investigate the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. House Speaker John Boehner announced the appointments on the House floor mid-day Friday. Roby is one of seven Republicans on the panel. Democratic leaders have not yet announced whether they will appoint their [...]

Former Rep. Artur Davis decides not to run for Congress in Northern Virginia

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WASHINGTON — Former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis will not run for Congress in his new northern Virginia home, he announced this morning in a written statement. Davis, a Democrat-turned-Republican, said his “plan and ambition” one year ago was to run for Rep. Frank Wolf’s seat if the veteran GOP congressman from Virginia’s 10th District retired. [...]

Former Rep. Artur Davis looks at Virginia congressional seat

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WASHINGTON – Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama may run for Congress as a Republican in northern Virginia after a veteran GOP congressman announced his retirement on Tuesday. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., will not seek an 18th term representing Washington’s outer suburbs. Davis did not rule out campaigning for the open seat in 2014. [...]

Sessions remembers his longtime adviser

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           WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Sessions took a few minutes today to talk about his close friend and political adviser, Chuck Spurlock, who died this week at age 60 after a battle with cancer. Sessions made his comments in an interview as he left Washington to attend memorial services for Spurlock, his longtime state director.     [...]