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Griffith Loses Alabama Governor's Race To Bentley

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Parker Griffith lost the Alabama governor's race on Tuesday to incumbent Robert Bentley (R). Griffith, a retired physician, had previousl...

Bentley Nabs Victory Over Griffith

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley won re-election Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Parker Griffith. Griffith, a retired physician, had previou...

Bentley Defeats Griffith For Alabama Governor

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Alabama voters re-elected incumbent Robert Bentley as their governor Tuesday. Bentley faced off against Democrat Parker Griffith, a retired physici...

Alabama Governor Calls Inmate Advocates 'Crazy' To Sue State

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) knows his state has a serious prison problem, but he had some harsh words for reform groups suing the state over a...

State's Refusal To Expand Medicaid May Hurt Its Economy

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

Alabama's refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility to 235,000 uninsured, low-income residents is hindering the state’s economic development efforts, e...

Voters Make Picks In Alabama Gubernatorial Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) and former Democratic Rep. Parker Griffith have won their respective primaries in the Alabama gubernatorial ...

Alabama Voters Make Pick In Gubernatorial Primary

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Robert Bentley has won the GOP primary for Alabama governor, according to the Associated Press. He'll face the Democratic nominee in Nove...

Voters Head To The Polls In Alabama Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Voters are heading to the polls in Alabama Tuesday, along with seven other states that are holding primary elections. Go here to see a list of the ...

GOP Runoff Race Reveals Party's Internal Struggle

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

MOBILE, Ala. -- MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — To get a sense of the Republicans' internal struggle, take a look at a congressional runoff Tuesday in south Ala...

Settlement Reached Over Controversial Immigration Law

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama has agreed to settle the remaining challenges over its toughest-in-the-nation crack...

Attorney Who Represented Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Dies

AP | BOB JOHNSON | Posted 09.12.2013 | Black Voices

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Demetrius Newton, a civil rights attorney who represented icons like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. before becoming the fir...

Republicans Say Their Own Party Must Do More

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

MOBILE, Ala. -- Republicans hoping to reach beyond the party's white, aging core must do more than retool campaign strategy and tactics, say young GOP...

Judge Delays Enforcement Of Strict Abortion Law

Reuters | Verna Gates | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday delayed until next year the enforcement of Alabama's new abortion law, which tig...

Christian Proselytizing: A Form of Oppression? 'Only Death Will Tell!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

From some perspectives, that sharing the word of Jesus is an act of bestowing a great gift on the "unbeliever," while for others, rather than experiencing this as a gift, some of us perceive this as an imposition, an annoyance, an insensitivity, a provocation, or worse, a form of oppression.

Contentious Abortion Measure Faces Legal Challenges

Reuters | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 11 (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit...

State Passes Legislation Tightening Abortion Rules

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM, Ala, April 2 (Reuters) - The Alabama Senate passed an abortion bill on Tuesday critics say would limit acc...

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

Jeffrey Young

GOP Governors to Obama: Let's Talk Health Care Reform | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

Republican governors, who have opposed President Barack Obama's 2010 health care reform law from the start, now say they'd like to sit down with him a...

Residents In More Than 40 States File Secession Petitions, GOP Govs Say No

Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

A handful of Republican governors are taking a stand after residents in more than 40 states filed secession petitions with the White House website's "...

Jeffrey Young

Another Republican-Led State Rebuffs Obamacare | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Ohio won't go along with a key component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law and plans to let federal authorities run the...

Another Governor Rejects Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) said Tuesday that he will reject two key provisions of President Barack Obama's health care reform law: one that would...

Reid Doubles Down On Romney Tax Charge

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) didn't back down Wednesday from his accusation, made in an interview with The Huffington Post, that he heard that Mitt Romney...

John Celock

GOP Gov. Refuses To Address Controversial Ban | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

The Republican governor of Alabama declined to say why he signed a bill banning the United Nations Agenda 21 sustainability program in his state. ...

John Celock

Govs Told 'Health Care Has Not Changed In 100 Years' | John Celock | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- The nation's governors were told that the way the health care industry treats patients needs to change in order to reduce Medicai...

Elise Foley

Potential Changes Filed For Alabama Immigration Law | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Alabama lawmakers took the first step Thursday toward amending -- but not repealing -- the state's contested immigration law. Republ...