Politics & Government

Election 2008
10:44 am
Mon September 22, 2008

What Voters Want - Part 2

Tuscaloosa, AL – Voters recently interviewed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama said they wanted to hear less about the personal family matters of the presidential candidates, and more about major issues of concern.

"We've gotten so far away from an issues-based campaign that we're discussing things that have no bearing whatsoever on how well a person will lead," said Brooke, a voter from Tennessee.

To hear what voters want to hear less about from John McCain and Barack Obama, click on "Listen."

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Election 2008
12:11 am
Mon September 22, 2008

The Party Lines on Education

Tuscaloosa AL – We've heard from potential voters about what they want the presidential candidates to talk more about. Today, we'll hear two of the major differences in what John McCain and Barack Obama have planned for education. Alabama Public Radio's Brett Tannehill files this report, which starts with Sarah - one of the people we met in our previous segment (Voters Want More 1) ...

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Election 2008
9:17 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Alabama's GOP Delegates Confident with McCain

St. Paul, MN – Alabama delegates say they are headed home from the national convention feeling a bit more confident with the Republican ticket than when they left. Sara Sciammacco reports from Saint Paul.

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Election 2008
9:19 am
Thu September 4, 2008

Audio Postcard from GOP Convention

St. Paul, MN – This week Capitol News Connection has been checking in with Alabama delegates at the Republican National Convention in St Paul. Reporter Matt Laslo sends this first-person audio postcard from the convention floor.

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Election 2008
9:19 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Alabama Delegates Supporting Obama

Denver, CO – Some Alabama delegation members wrestle with their first experience at the Democratic National Convention. Others are hip to the scene. But they are all here backing one man -- Barack Obama. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports from Denver.

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Breaking News
4:59 am
Thu August 10, 2006

Homeland Security in Alabama - UPDATED

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Top Stories
2:12 pm
Tue June 29, 2004

Debate Over Same-Sex Marriage

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions supports taking a vote on a constitutional amendment to define marriage.
Photo Courtesy of Senator Jeff Sessions

Washington, DC – Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions is playing an instrumental role in scheduling a vote in July on a proposed constitutional amendment in the Senate. The amendment could help determine the fate of same-sex marriages. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.

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Top Stories
4:36 pm
Mon June 28, 2004

Most Alabamians Decline to Visit Polls

Secretary of State Nancy Worley says turnout for primary election runoffs may reach record lows.
Photo courtesy of Secretary of State

Florence, AL – Runoff elections will be held in 24 counties across the state Tuesday (6/29). However, Alabama's Secretary of State says she's worried about voter apathy. From our University of North Alabama bureau, Pat Sanders reports.

 

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Top Stories
12:22 pm
Wed June 16, 2004

Changes Along Tuscaloosa's Strip

The Cycle Path along Tuscaloosa's Strip advertises its space for rent. The business is relocating to another area of the city.

Tuscaloosa, AL – As the University of Alabama slips into its summer routine, noticeable changes are happening right off of campus. The area known simply as The Strip is losing some of its old flavor while at the same time gaining some big improvements. Can this area where students and others from the Tuscaloosa community come to eat, drink and be merry hold on to its unique identity? Alabama Public Radio's Kerri Gentine reports.

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Top Stories
3:28 pm
Thu April 8, 2004

The September 11 Hearings

Washington, DC – National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice appears before the Sept. 11 commission today. She'll be questioned about the Bush administration's approach to terrorism before the 2001 attacks.

Listen to live testimony from NPR.

Listen to prior testimony.

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Alabama Supreme Court
9:17 am
Tue December 16, 2003

State Supreme Court Steps Aside

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US
11:11 am
Thu November 13, 2003

Senate Filibuster Continues

Washington, DC – In Washington, Senators have been meeting since Wednesday morning. The Republican leadership elected to keep the Senate in session to bring attention to what they call Democratic obstruction of President Bush's judicial nominees. The failed nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to become a federal judge became a focal point of the debate. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.

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