(CNN) - A federal district judge in Alabama Wednesday denied an emergency request aimed at blocking parts of the state's new immigration law during an appeal process.
The motion was filed by a coalition of civil rights groups and the U.S. Department of Justice. The coalition argued that plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit would be "irreparably harmed" by the law, known as HB 56.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Three Florida legislators and former Tim Pawlenty backers endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Wednesday.
The former Massachusetts governor announced the support of Speaker Designate Will Weatherford and Reps. Chris Dorworth and Richard Corcoran in a statement that coincides with his visit to the Sunshine State.
Washington (CNN) - A federal judge has again temporarily blocked enforcement of key parts of a tough immigration law in Alabama.
The ruling Wednesday is a partial victory for both sides. The Justice Department had brought suit against state officials. Alabama was given the power to enforce other controversial sections of the law.FULL STORY
(CNN) – The Justice Department has filed suit challenging Alabama's new immigration law, which is set to take effect September 1.
In documents filed in the Northern District Court of Alabama on Monday, the Justice Department said that various provisions of HB 56 undermine immigration enforcement priorities and objectives of the federal government.FULL STORY
(CNN) – President Barack Obama toured tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Friday, saying the federal government would "do everything we can to help these communities rebuild." Obama, who also met with families affected by the storms, told reporters that "I've never seen devastation like this."
(CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel to storm-ravaged Alabama on Friday, the White House said.
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here . Today's featured district is:
Alabama 02: Rep. Bobby Bright battles to keep his seat.
Primary: June 1, 2010
Days until the election: 35
This is one of those districts that strategists on both sides of the aisle spend a fair amount of time staring at; a Democrat-held seat in a right-leaning district (that was held by a Republican from 1964 until 2008).
(CNN) - State Rep. Robert Bentley is the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Alabama.
Bentley topped Bradley Byrne 56 to 44 percent in Tuesday's runoff election, according to an unofficial vote count tabulated by the Associated Press. Bryne, a former state senator and former chancellor of the state's community colleges, was considered the GOP establishment candidate. Republican Gov. Bob Riley, who is term limited and prevented from running for re-election this year, backed Byrne.
Byrne came in first in Alabama's June 1 primary, with Bentley narrowly edging out businessman Tim James by less than 300 votes for second place. Bentley will now face off in November against Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, the Democratic nominee.
(CNN) - It's election day in Alabama, again.
Voters head to the polls to cast ballots in runoff elections six weeks after the state's June 1 primaries.
The biggest contest is the battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Bradley Byrne, a former state senator and former chancellor of the state's community colleges, faces off against state Rep. Robert Bently. Byrne came in first in the primary, with Bently edging out businessman Tim James by less the 300 votes for second place.
The winner faces off in November against Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks, the Democratic nominee. The race is to succeed Republican Gov. Bob Riley, who is term limited. Riley announced Friday that he would vote for Byrne.