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Alabama

Alabama redistricting: Special master submits three proposed congressional maps | #elections | #alabama

Three proposed Alabama congressional maps will give Alabama’s Black voters a chance of electing their preferred candidates in two of the state’s seven congressional districts, a person overseeing the maps told a federal court Monday. Richard Allen, the special master assigned by the three-judge panel overseeing Alabama’s redistricting process, wrote in a 44-page report that […]

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Alabama

Immigration dominates GOP candidate forum for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Immigration was front and center at forum in Montgomery Thursday for Republican candidates in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. Candidates at the forum hosted at the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association also said, along with Alabama Republican Party Chair John Wahl, who introduced the candidates, that it’s important the party keeps the seat and maintains a majority in […]

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Mayor

Southlake mayor, Dinesh D’Souza’s son-in-law lead CD-26 race

Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. WASHINGTON — The frontrunner in the Republican primary to replace longtime Congressman Michael Burgess of Lewisville is a 29-year-old political newcomer, Brandon Gill, who helped make a name for himself in politics by […]

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Alabama

At least 21 candidates qualify for Alabama 2nd Congressional District race | #elections | #alabama

The race to fill Alabama’s new 2nd Congressional District will be a crowded one. At least 21 candidates – 13 Democrats and eight Republicans – had entered the race by the time qualifying ended at 5 p.m. on Friday. As of 5 p.m. Friday, the Democratic candidates were: James Averhart, a retired U.S. Marine and […]

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Alabama

Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers launches probe into Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s secret hospital stay | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) on Tuesday launched a formal congressional investigation into Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s hospitalization, demanding a “detailed account” of his stay and how he communicated his absence to Pentagon and Biden administration officials.  The Alabama Republican called Austin’s effort to conceal his Jan. 1 admittance to Walter Reed […]

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City Council

Opinion: City Council Must Call for a Cease-Fire: Raising our voice in Austin is the minimum moral action we can take – Columns | #citycouncil

Ever since October 7, it is hard to go a day without hearing about the horrifying violence happening in Israel and Palestine. Every day, we see the death toll in Gaza climb higher and higher; at the time of writing, it is reported to be at least 18,000 by the United Nations Office for the […]

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Mayor

Houston’s Citgo 6 honored by Mayor Sylvester Turner

Mayor Pro-Tem Dave Martin stands at left as Mayor Sylvester Turner honors members of the Citgo 6, Citgo executives Jose Pereira, Jorge Toledo, Gustavo Cárdenas, Jose Zambrano and Christina Vadell, right, daughter of a fifth member, Tomeu Vadell, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023, with a proclamation declaring Dec. 19 Citgo 6 Day.Kirk Sides/Staff photographer Mayor Sylvester […]

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Alabama

Tuberville blockade finally ends with confirmations of top military leaders | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday night approved the remainder of the military nominations that Sen. Tommy Tuberville had continued to block, even after the Alabama Republican lifted his monthslong freeze of hundreds of armed services promotions in protest of a Pentagon abortion policy. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the floor asked for unanimous […]

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Alabama

Moore only Alabama congress member to vote against NDAA | #elections | #alabama

On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, was the only member of the Alabama delegation to vote against the $886 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024.  According to a press release by Moore he was motivated to vote against the legislation because he did not want to support funding President Joe […]

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Alabama

Senate approves military promotions after Sen. Tuberville ends blockade | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate in a single stroke Tuesday approved about 425 military promotions after Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama ended a monthslong blockade of nominations over his opposition to a Pentagon abortion policy. Tuberville had been under pressure from members of both sides of the political aisle to end his holds as senators […]

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