Alabama candidate takes aim at Obamacare
March 26th, 2014
05:33 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Alabama candidate takes aim at Obamacare

(CNN) - A U.S. House candidate in Alabama is literally shooting down Obamacare.

A video released by his campaign on Wednesday, shows Will Brooke using a variety of firearms to destroy a copy of the Affordable Care Act.

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Filed under: Alabama • Obamacare • Republican Party
December 27th, 2013
08:50 AM ET
4 months ago

Alabama lawmaker to propose legislation backing 'Duck Dynasty' star

Updated 12/27/2013 at 2:20pm ET

(CNN) - The controversial comments about homosexuality made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson have come up in conversations across the country in the past two weeks and may make its way to the Alabama state legislature next month.

Republican state Sen. Jerry Fielding plans to introduce a symbolic resolution in support of the Louisiana family's patriarch.
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Filed under: Alabama • Gay rights
GOP keeps House seat in Alabama in party hands
December 18th, 2013
08:07 AM ET
4 months ago

GOP keeps House seat in Alabama in party hands

(CNN) - A Republican congressional candidate from Alabama, who last month won a bruising GOP primary battle, is now headed to Capitol Hill.

Bradley Byrne easily topped Democrat Burton LeFlore in a special election Tuesday to fill Alabama's vacant first congressional district seat. Byrne will succeed Republican former six-term Rep. Jo Bonner, who resigned from Congress in August to take a job with the University of Alabama system.

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Filed under: Alabama
Establishment beats tea party in Alabama runoff
November 5th, 2013
11:14 PM ET
5 months ago

Establishment beats tea party in Alabama runoff

(CNN) – In Alabama, the establishment won.

Bradley Byrne, a former state senator, defeated businessman Dean Young in the GOP primary runoff for Alabama's 1st district, CNN projects.
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Filed under: Alabama • House
Election Day 2013
November 5th, 2013
08:12 PM ET
5 months ago

Christie wins in New Jersey, CNN predicts; it's too early to call in Virginia

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has won four more years leading the Garden State, CNN projects, defeating Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono in the state's gubernatorial race.

Christie's victory became a forgone conclusion long before polls closed in New Jersey, as public opinion polls for months have indicated the tough-talking Republican headliner was far ahead of his Democratic challenger.

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Filed under: 2013 • Alabama • Chris Christie • New Jersey • Virginia
Elections in Boston and Alabama's 1st Congressional District
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
September 24th, 2013
08:51 AM ET
7 months ago

Elections in Boston and Alabama's 1st Congressional District

(CNN) - Two positions long held by elected officials in Boston and Alabama are up for grabs and the competition is fierce.

Voters in Boston are heading to the polls Tuesday and for the first time in 20 years they won't see Democratic Mayor Thomas Menino's name.
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Filed under: Alabama • Massachusetts
Paul Ryan becomes flashpoint in Alabama GOP race
August 7th, 2013
04:13 PM ET
8 months ago

Paul Ryan becomes flashpoint in Alabama GOP race

Washington (CNN) – During the 2012 presidential race, Democrats pilloried Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as an Ayn Rand-quoting conservative loony who wanted to dismantle Medicare and Social Security.

On Wednesday, Ryan was blasted as a liberal, amnesty-loving union suck-up.

Welcome to Alabama.
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Filed under: Alabama • Paul Ryan
Obama honors girls killed in 1963 church bombing
May 25th, 2013
08:39 AM ET
11 months ago

Obama honors girls killed in 1963 church bombing

(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday awarded posthumous Congressional Gold Medals to four African-American girls killed in a Birmingham, Alabama, church bombing that became a key and tragic moment of the civil rights movement.

Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, all 14, and Denise McNair, 11, were killed during Sunday services on September 15, 1963, at the 16th Street Baptist Church.

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Filed under: Alabama • President Obama
Alabama congressman stepping down for university job
May 23rd, 2013
06:45 PM ET
11 months ago

Alabama congressman stepping down for university job

(CNN) – Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Alabama, will resign his seat to take a job with the University of Alabama system, he said in a statement Thursday to CNN affiliate WPMI.

He will serve out the summer and step down on August 15, the statement read.
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Filed under: Alabama
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs law raising requirements for abortion clinics
April 9th, 2013
05:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs law raising requirements for abortion clinics

(CNN) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signed a law Tuesday that drastically raises the safety requirements for abortion clinics to operate - a measure that he says "has been endorsed by pro-life groups across America."

"As a physician, and as a governor, I am proud to sign this legislation," Bentley, a Republican, said in a statement. "This bill provides appropriate standards of care."

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Filed under: Abortion • Alabama
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