March 3rd, 2013
04:28 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden apologizes for not being in Selma in 1965

(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.
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Filed under: Alabama • Joe Biden • Voter Problems
Weekly addresses put State of the Union in spotlight
February 16th, 2013
06:01 AM ET
1 year ago

Weekly addresses put State of the Union in spotlight

(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.
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Filed under: Alabama • President Obama
Alabama voters send anti-Obamacare message
November 7th, 2012
12:09 AM ET
1 year ago

Alabama voters send anti-Obamacare message

(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.


Filed under: Alabama
A Democrat stumps in GOP country
November 6th, 2012
11:16 PM ET
1 year ago

Sole white male Democratic Congressman in Deep South keeps his seat

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Georgia • Mississippi • South Carolina
On the Trail: August 15, 2012
August 15th, 2012
07:10 AM ET
2 years ago

On the Trail: August 15, 2012

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Iowa • Mitt Romney • North Carolina • Ohio • On the Trail • Paul Ryan • President Obama • Virginia
Former Democratic rep to become Republican?
May 30th, 2012
11:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Former Democratic rep to become Republican?

(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."
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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Democrats • Republicans • Virginia
With Alabama and Mississippi losses, Romney continues to stumble in Bible Belt
March 14th, 2012
12:42 PM ET
2 years ago

With Alabama and Mississippi losses, Romney continues to stumble in Bible Belt

(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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Belief Blog • Mississippi • Mitt Romney
Santorum wins hurt Gingrich as GOP race stretches on
March 14th, 2012
11:30 AM ET
2 years ago

Santorum wins hurt Gingrich as GOP race stretches on

(CNN) – Rick Santorum took his re-energized Republican presidential campaign to Puerto Rico on Wednesday after primary victories in the South raised questions about conservative rival Newt Gingrich's viability as a candidate and portended a long battle with front-runner Mitt Romney.

Romney, rejected again by Southern conservatives in the Tuesday primaries in Mississippi and Alabama, won caucuses in Hawaii and American Samoa to claim about a third of the total delegates available and maintain his lead.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
March 14th, 2012
09:47 AM ET
2 years ago

5 things we learned from Tuesday's primaries

(CNN) – Republican voters in Alabama and Mississippi handed Rick Santorum two more wins on Tuesday and conservative support continued to elude Mitt Romney. Plus, Newt Gingrich found reason to continue his campaign despite losing both southern states.

Here are five things we learned from Tuesday night.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
March 14th, 2012
08:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: Gingrich strikes out

(CNN) - If Newt Gingrich can't win Alabama and Mississippi, where can he win? The former speaker fell short in the heart of Dixie on Tuesday, and it's not clear where he goes from here.

Approaching the halfway mark of the primary season, Gingrich has finished first in a grand total of two states: South Carolina and his home state of Georgia.

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Filed under: 2012 • Alabama • Mississippi • Newt Gingrich
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