(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.FULL STORY
(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.
(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."FULL STORY
(CNN) – At the commemoration of the historic Selma to Montgomery civil rights march, Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday expressed guilt for not joining the Alabama demonstration nearly half a century ago.
The vice president also used the opportunity to lament the dozens of voting restrictions proposed by states in the last couple of years and argued against a challenge to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that's now being heard in the Supreme Court.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and GOP Rep. Martha Roby turned to this week's State of the Unionin their weekly addresses Saturday as each
offered priorities for federal spending.
Obama broadly outlined the proposals he argued for Tuesday and stood by his claim that the initiatives would not increase the federal deficit, though he provided no details about the costs or plans to pay for them.
(CNN) - Voters on Election Day in Alabama said yes to amending the state constitution and thereby sending a strong symbolic message against the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, according to a CNN projection.
In saying yes to Amendment 6, voters chose to prohibit individuals and businesses from being compelled to participate in any health care system. The initiative is considered largely symbolic since Obamacare would still be available to people anyway.
Washington (CNN) – Moderate Georgia Democratic Rep. John Barrow was re-elected to a fifth term in the House on Tuesday, CNN projects, and remains the last white male Democrat from the Deep South in the House of Representatives.
The remaining Democratic congressmen from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia are African Americans.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney will spend Wednesday fund-raising with finance receptions in North Carolina and Alabama. Meanwhile, Rep. Paul Ryan will pick up where Romney left off in Ohio with a campaign rally in Oxford at Ryan's alma mater, Miami University.
President Obama will be joined by first lady Michelle Obama as he wraps up his three-day bus tour through Iowa, making stops in Dubuque and Davenport. Vice President Joe Biden will also wrap up a campaign swing, traveling through southern Virginia to deliver remarks at Virginia Tech before heading back in Washington, D.C.
(CNN) – Known for seconding the nomination of Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, Artur Davis is now denouncing the Democratic Party and leaving the door open to a future political bid as a Republican.
The former Alabama congressman announced on his website Tuesday night that he is switching his voter registration to Virginia, where he said he has lived since 2010, a move that represents a "closing of one chapter and perhaps the opening of another."
(CNN) – Mitt Romney’s losses in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday offered more stark evidence of a huge stumbling in his quest for the GOP nomination and the White House: his difficulty winning in the evangelical-rich Bible Belt.
With Rick Santorum’s victories in Alabama and Mississippi, he and Newt Gingrich have taken all but one Bible Belt state in the primaries.FULL STORY