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 [...]

Vice President Biden to attend Selma bridge crossing

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Vice President Joe Biden will be in Selma next Sunday to participate in the annual event to commemorate Bloody Sunday, when state troopers and local law enforcement beat back civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965. Biden, according to the White House and state Sen. Hank Sanders of Selma, will [...]

House GOP to push pro-life, pro-guns agenda in 2013 session

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In unveiling their 2013 legislative agenda on Thursday, House Republican leaders were as focused on Washington as they were on Alabama as they talked about firearms, abortion, taxes and regulations. The legislative list unveiled by leaders at a press conference included proposals to strengthen gun rights in the state Constitution, introduce new abortion clinic regulations [...]

Senator Sessions questions deals made in private meetings between Obama, Boehner

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The U.S. Senate is considered the most exclusive club in the world, but one of the 100 members said Wednesday he worries about contentious issues being discussed in private meetings between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, giving members little input and little time to look at the result. U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, [...]

Karl Rove talks about his time in Alabama, about 2012 election

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Before Karl Rove helped work George W. Bush into the White House, he helped Republicans begin their effort toward the party’s current stranglehold on the Alabama Supreme Court, where all nine members are now Republican. When Rove was hired as a consultant to work on Alabama Supreme Court races in 1994, he said people thought [...]