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6:02 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

UAB SGA Vote on Watts, Nasa Rocket, Casino Suit

UAB President Ray Watts
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The controversy over the end of the football team at the University of Alabama in Birmingham may enter its latest chapter today. APR student reporter Kristen Feyt has more…

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Hubbard Still Speaker
5:46 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Hubbard Re-Elected as Alabama House Speaker

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard

The Alabama House has re-elected indicted Representative Mike Hubbard as speaker.   The newly-elected Alabama Legislature convened Tuesday in Montgomery for its organizational session.

House majority leader Micky Hammon nominated Hubbard for a second four-year term as speaker.   Hubbard was unopposed in his effort to maintain the leadership.  Hammon called Hubbard a man of integrity and honesty.

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Code Switch
4:37 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Style Over Substance: How Clothes Can Work For And Against Us

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, attend the funeral of New York Police Officer Wenjian Liu in New York City on Jan. 4. McCray was criticized for her choice in clothing.
Dennis Van Tine UPI/Landov

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 6:28 pm

New York city's first lady, Chirlane McCray, is being publicly dressed down for not dressing up enough when she attended the funeral of slain NYPD officer Wenjian Liu on Sunday.

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Politics
3:55 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

5 Years After 'Citizens United,' SuperPACs Continue To Grow

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush listens before a Nov. 20 speaking engagement in Washington.
Susan Walsh AP

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 5:45 pm

Prospective Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is moving to get his share via a new political committee. The way he did it could blaze a new trail for candidates seeking out million-dollar donors.

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Politics
3:24 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush Could Split Republican Loyalties

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 5:45 pm

Melissa Block speaks with Patrick O'Connor, political reporter for the Wall Street Journal about Mitt Romney telling donors he wants to run again for president in 2016. O'Connor says Romney and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have the advantage of not being in office and have the ability to raise more money via superPACs before they declare their candidacy.

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Politics
4:04 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Obama To Host White House Meeting With Congressional Leaders

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 7:01 am

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Newscast
5:57 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Rural Health, Mercedes and Siegelman's Appeal

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman

  

Alabamians have until Thursday to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act for coverage. That deadline applies to people who want coverage by March first. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says rural communities especially have benefited from the Act. He says by reducing the number of uninsured people it benefits the community as a whole…

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Politics
3:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Obama: 'If We're Going To Be Connected, Then We Need To Be Protected'

The president spoke about one measure aimed at the data collected in schools, through increasingly popular educational software. "Michelle and I are like parents everywhere," Obama said. "We want to be sure our children are being smart and safe online."
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 5:02 pm

President Obama said Monday he wants the federal government to do more to prevent cyber attacks. He outlined a series of proposals designed to safeguard personal data — steps he'll talk more about in next week's State of the Union address.

The same day, the government itself became a target.

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Politics
3:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Feinstein Proposal Would Lock In Anti-Torture Measures

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 2:09 pm

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Politics
3:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

White House Says It Should Have Sent More Senior Official To Unity March

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 5:20 pm

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Latin America
3:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

For Cuba, Hostile Relationship With U.S. No Longer An Alibi

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 4:20 pm

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12:09 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Arne Duncan Wants To Drop 'No Child Left Behind' — But Keep Its Tests

Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks with reporters after he and Attorney General Eric Holder toured the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center on Dec. 8, 2014.
Cliff Owen AP

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 3:11 pm

In a speech Monday at an elementary school in Washington, D.C., Education Secretary Arne Duncan laid out the president's position on the nation's largest federal education law, even as debate unfolds over the law's re-authorization.

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Politics
5:22 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Lobbyists Adjust To GOP Majority On Capitol Hill

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 10:05 am

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Politics
4:11 pm
Sun January 11, 2015

Gearing Up For Another Season Of Campaign Reporting

Originally published on Sun January 11, 2015 5:45 pm

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Politics
6:50 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Keystone Supporters Hope Amendments Will Soften Pipeline Opposition

Originally published on Sat January 10, 2015 10:31 am

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