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Lawmaker Blames Obamacare for 1999 Law, Tries to Restore Drive-Through Deliveries

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.06.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

During his campaign for the Alabama Legislature last year, now-State Sen. Larry Stutts, a Sheffield Republican and OB/GYN, vowed to get the government out of the middle of the patient-physician relationship. He made no mention of the fact that what he really had in mind was putting insurance companies back in the middle of that relationship.

What States Are Doing To Encourage The Growth Of Private Schools

Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Constituent Slams Lawmaker's 'Racist' Email

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Alabama State Rep. Joe Mitchell (D-Mobile) raised eyebrows on Wednesday after a local blog picked up an email he had sent to a constituent blasting th...

Unsung Hero Speaks to America About Voting Rights Act

Glen Browder | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

Just as those black and white photos of Rosa Parks could not capture the continuing fight she waged in her community, the Times picture and interview fail to communicate how much Gray has done for voting rights.

Alabama Considers Exonerating The Scottsboro Boys

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 02.05.2013 | Black Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- In 1931, Alabama wanted to execute the black Scottsboro Boys because two white women claimed they were gang-raped. Now, state offi...

Elise Foley

Revisions To Alabama Immigration Law Not Good Enough, Rights Groups Say | Elise Foley | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Republican lawmakers announced a bill last week that would revise the state's immigration law. Opponents of the law aren't impre...

John Celock

GOP Governor Says He Hasn't Studied Controversial Ultrasound Bill | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) said Sunday morning that he has just learned about the transvaginal ultrasound bill pending in the state...

Legislature Shores Up Alabama College Tuition Plan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Legislature found a compromise Wednesday that shores up the state's prepaid college tuition plan with nearly $548...