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New Hampshire sets Jan. 23 presidential primary date, the first in the nation

BY: - November 16, 2023

This story was originally published on New Hampshire Bulletin. Defying the wishes of the Democratic National Committee, Secretary of State Dave Scanlan announced Wednesday that New Hampshire will hold its 2024 presidential primaries on Jan. 23, the first state in the country scheduled to do so. Speaking at a press conference flanked by Republican and […]

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Members of U.S. House GOP describe threats sparked by votes against Jim Jordan for speaker

BY: and - October 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — Nebraska GOP Rep. Don Bacon said his wife slept with a gun for protection after she received threatening phone calls demanding that her husband support Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s bid for U.S. House speaker. Bacon was among a handful of members who reported threats and the targeting of family members after opposing the […]

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Congress brought back earmarks. Now they’re one more point of drama in a divided House

BY: - August 10, 2023

WASHINGTON — The new Republican chairwoman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee said just before taking over the panel that she planned to “tweak” how the chamber earmarks spending for community projects — coveted state and local funding that members of Congress request. Some of those changes hinted at by Kay Granger of Texas have […]

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Donald Trump to speak in Montgomery August 4

BY: - June 14, 2023

Former President Donald Trump will speak at an August 4 dinner for the Alabama Republican Party in Montgomery, the state party said Wednesday. Trump will speak at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel as part of the state party’s summer meetings. The dinner is expected to start at 7 p.m. “President Trump is a political figure that […]

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Donald Trump to hold Alabama event this summer, says Alabama Republican Party

BY: - June 8, 2023

Former President Donald Trump plans to hold an event for the Alabama Republican Party this summer, the Alabama Republican Party said Thursday. The announcement did not give a date or location, but said that the former president would be “headlining” a dinner for the party. “The people of Alabama and President Trump have a special […]

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Colorado GOP asks Biden to prioritize ‘sanctity of life’ in Space Command decision

BY: - June 7, 2023

The decision on the site of Space Command’s permanent home should be based on merit, not abortion access, the Colorado Republican Party said in a letter to President Joe Biden. In the letter, signed by Colorado GOP Chair Dave Williams, the party said “the protection of unborn children’s lives” should be prioritized over political considerations […]

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Biden student debt relief plan revoked in U.S. House vote

BY: - May 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Wednesday voted to overturn the Biden administration’s one-time student debt relief plan that is currently on hold awaiting a Supreme Court decision expected within weeks. Before the 218-203 vote on the resolution, the the White House said President Joe Biden would veto it, arguing that the U.S. Department of […]

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Biden says he’s offered $1 trillion in spending cuts but GOP won’t budge on debt limit

BY: - May 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Sunday his administration has offered $1 trillion in spending cuts as part of the ongoing talks with Republicans around a budget agreement, but he said no deal has yet been reached.  Biden, speaking from Japan during a press conference following the G7 summit, said his administration wants House Speaker […]

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What passed in the Alabama Legislature: May 16-18, 2023

BY: and - May 19, 2023

Here’s a list of the bills that passed the Alabama Legislature this week. Senate HB4, sponsored by Rep. Prince Chestnut, D-Selma, prevents employers from microchipping employees. It passed 33-0. The bill passed with an amendment and returns to the House of Representatives. HB24, sponsored by Rep. Reed Ingram, R-Pike Road, increases penalties for loitering. It […]

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What passed in the Alabama Legislature: May 9 – 11, 2023

BY: and - May 12, 2023

Here’s a round-up of the bills that passed the Alabama Legislature this week.  Senate SB 287, sponsored by Sen. Jack Williams, R-Wilmer, establishes the qualifications and continuing education requirements for the sheriff in Mobile County. The bill passed 30-0. It goes to the House of Representatives. SB 288, sponsored by Sen. Jack Williams, R-Wilmer, increases […]

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U.S. House GOP wants spending cuts — and also $10B in home-state earmarks

BY: and - May 10, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans have requested more than $10 billion in earmarks to be included in next year’s appropriations bills, despite demanding massive spending cuts as a contingent for raising the nation’s debt ceiling. All but a handful of House Republicans barely pushed through a bill that would temporarily raise the U.S. borrowing limit, […]

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A top GOP lawyer wants to crack down on the college vote. States already are.

BY: - May 1, 2023

 A top Republican election lawyer recently caused a stir when she told GOP donors that the party should work to make it harder for college students to vote in key states. But the comments from Cleta Mitchell, who worked closely with then-President Donald Trump to try to overturn the 2020 election, are perhaps less surprising […]