7 hrs ago
1:45 on Thursday? Must be time for Senate to head home
Lawmakers have been in a rush all of this election year to get back to their home schedules, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is helping them with the upper chamber's schedule.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Don't turn your backs on migrant children: reader opinion
The rise in unaccompanied children arriving at this country's southern border has rightfully been labeled a humanitarian crisis.
Pam's House Blend
How President Bill Clinton Prepared to Justify Criminalizing All Leaks of Information
When President Bill Clinton vetoed anti-leaks provision in 2000 that would have made nearly all unauthorized disclosures of information by officials a felony, he warned of a "serious risk that this legislation" would have "a chilling effect on those who engage in legitimate activities."
Wed Jul 23, 2014
'No Labels' will keep Alabama representatives accountable: reader opinion
In this age of broken government and extreme partisanship, there are a group of "Problem Solvers" in Congress, who have committed to "Make Government Work" simply by refusing gridlock and agreeing to meet together to find common ground and work through issues.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Jeremiah Denton, American war hero and Alabama senator, laid to rest in Arlington National...
Jeremiah Denton, an American hero from the Vietnam war and former Alabama senator, was laid to rest today in Arlington National Cemetery.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Mikulski: Senate moving on border funding
A top Senate Democrat said Monday that her chamber is likely to move President Barack Obama's emergency funding request for the crisis on the border later this week or early next week.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Shelby announces critical defense funding for south Alabama
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby , Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced full committee passage of the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations bill, which contains critical funding for programs important to south Alabama.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Military personnel may soon see commissary tobacco discounts go up in smoke
Smokers accustomed to spending less on tobacco bought at military commissaries may soon see that savings go up in smoke.
GE Aviation investing $50 million in Auburn plant expansion
Take an existing aerospace plant, add a lucrative contract to make a high-tech product, mix in an investment of $50 million, and what do you get? The potential to ramp up hiring on the way to total employment of 300 workers within five or so years at GE Aviation’s year-old facility in Auburn, Ala.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Hope fades in Congress for drama-free funding of U.S. agencies
U.S. lawmakers expected that a promising budget deal reached after a government shutdown last year would herald a new normal for passing annual spending bills, moving Congress away from the crisis-driven approach and resulting economic jitters of recent years.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Kansas City InfoZine
Administration Officials Make Deterrence Focus of Emergency Border Funding
That is how to deal with the situation," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Sen. Richard Shelby says Obama administration's lack of...
Alabama's senior Senator said he is concerned the White House's request for billions of dollars to care for illegal children flooding across America's border may be just the first such request made by the Obama administration.
Steve Flowers' Weekly Column - July 11th, 2014
The runoff primary is next Tuesday. The prognostication is for a paltry five percent statewide voter participation.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Los Angeles Times
U.S. border crisis is draining the immigration budget
Immigration officials and Border Patrol agents will run out of money if Congress doesn't approve emergency funds to deal with the flood of young migrants at the southwest border, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told senators Thursday.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
America's most influential - and controversial - space lawmaker could be Alabama's Sen....
Who's the member of Congress driving the discussion about America's space program this summer? A good argument could be made that it's U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby .
Castro confirmed to lead HUD
The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm San Antonio Mayor Julin Castro as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, putting the rising political star in the middle of the thorny debate over housing policy and providing him with a platform to boost his national profile.
I-10 bridge advocates seek support from Sen. Jeff Sessions; tree trimming concerns come...
Welcome to today's installment of the Sharp Eye on Mobile column, which will be published three days a week .
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
$3.7 billion for border crisis: Should GOP insist on spending 'offsets'?
Immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the US-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas, June 25. President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the US border.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Globe and Mail
Most children border-crossers to be sent home, White House says
From left, Raul Amador Sanchez, 7, from Georgia, Alexandra Diaz, 9, and her brother Andy Diaz, 7, both from Baltimore, Md., hold up signs as they join their parent during a news conference of immigrant families and childrens advocates responding to the President Barack Obamas response to the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally ... (more)
Voice of America
White House: Most Children at Border to Be Sent Home
This June 18, 2014, file photo shows children detainees sleeping in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.