Alabama no battleground in control of Congress
No Democrat or independent decided to take on Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions. Alabama's other senator, Republican Richard Shelby, isn't up for re-election.
Friday Aug 29
The Washington Post
a Va employee, a crack house, and a lengthy firing process
What does it take for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire a rogue employee? That's a question the Montgomery Advertiser asked after an agency employee allegedly drove a patient to a crack house and left him there overnight.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
How Richard Shelby Would Guide Senate Banking Panel
Sen. Richard Shelby isn't new to Banking Committee leadership, but he would face a crucial ticking clock if he returns as chairman of the panel next year.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
What are the eight possibilities in the 'Bridge Madness' tournament
MOBILE, Alabama - The bracket is set and eight possible names have surfaced in the "Bridge Madness" tournament to determine the AL.com reader's choice for the proposed $850 million, 215-foot-tall bridge over the Mobile River.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Outside the Beltway
GAO: Obama Broke The Law In Bergdahl Release Deal
It's been nearly three months since Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed from Taliban captivity in a deal that resulted in the release of five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Roby, Shelby Applaud Changes at Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System
U.S. Representative Martha Roby and Senator Richard Shelby today applauded management changes at the troubled Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System , noting that the installation of new leadership is an important step toward better health care for area veterans.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap according to GAO report
The Pentagon broke the law in May when it transferred five Taliban detainees held at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Army Sgt.
Sessions says possible Senate control could give AL key roles
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, speaking in Athens on Thursday, said that if Republicans pick up six more senate seats in this fall's elections, they'll take control of the Senate.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
VA employee allegedly helped veteran buy illegal drugs
Tear gas filled the air to culminate a tense stand off between police and protesters on the ninth night since Mike Brown's death in Ferguson, MO.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Smaller banks see regulatory relief after U.S. elections
All but the biggest U.S. banks could see relief from some financial reforms after the November elections even if control of the U.S. Congress remains divided between Democrats and Republicans.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
30 flights in 2 weeks: Here's when Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley was at his busiest
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has flown 600 times in just over three years, but the busiest stretch happened during a frantic two-week period.
Martha Roby says she's still waiting on response from VA secretary about visit to troubled Montgomery facility
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby said this morning she is still waiting on the new secretary of Veterans Affairs to take action on problems at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Montgomery and Tuskegee.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Exclusive - "McConnell: Reid Must Allow Votes on House's Anti-Exec Amnesty Bills
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow the U.S. Senate to vote on the two House-passed border crisis bills that would block President Barack Obama from continuing or expanding his executive amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
GOP Senators Join Sessions' Fight for Up-or-Down Vote
Several GOP senators are rallying behind a call from Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions to pressure Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid into allowing a Senate vote on the House-passed bill that would block President Obama's executive amnesty.
No new cases for arrested Alabama federal judge
The wife of a federal judge arrested earlier this week on suspicion of hitting her told emergency dispatchers that she was being beaten and needed an ambulance.
WHEN GOP LEGISLATORS USE STATE POWER TO PROTECT CRONIES: Three Congressmen Are Using Red Tape to Bind SpaceX to Earth.
I'd Like a Couple of Entrees and an Order of Wings With My Spacecraft
NASA is preparing an important decision about the future of manned spaceflight. The agency is expected to announce which firm will receive funding under the final phase of the Commercial Crew Program .
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Alabama businesses support launch competition
In a letter earlier this month to several members of the state's Congressional delegation, a group of Alabama aerospace suppliers expressed their support for greater competition in the launch industry, without mentioning the company that could benefit the most from such competition.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
2,000 X-Rays at Montgomery VA facility have gone unread since 2009, Alabama lawmakers call for investigation
A later review added 1,100 X-rays to that number. The Montgomery Advertiser reports staff took immediate action on about 176 of the scans while 227 were assessed to see if further clinical action was needed.
Federal judge accused of hitting wife in argument
U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, 55, posted a $5,000 bond after a hearing in Fulton County Magistrate Court.