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  • ALERT - 9:55pm on CSPAN - Alabama GOP Forum - Santorum, Gingrich COMPARE THEIR SPEECHES HERE

    03/12/2012 6:54:50 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 68 replies
    March 12, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    They are replaying the Alabama GOP Forum from earlier tonight on CSPAN at 9:55pm. Compare Santorum and Gingrich speeches here. Thanks for your review!
  • GOP bid down to Southern 'do or die' - Santorum, Gingrich face long odds with Tues. loss

    03/12/2012 7:02:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/12/12 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- Mississippi has not been "used to mattering" in presidential politics, according to one close observer. But on the heels of hosting 2008's most important presidential debate, along comes Tuesday's Republican presidential primary with the potential to alter the course of the 2012 race for the White House. Along with Alabama, Tuesday's primaries in the Deep South are "do or die" contests for both former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich and should shape the race as either a three-way long slog into summer or a two-person contest going forward. Few expect front-runner former Massachusetts...
  • AL Candidates Forum: Live at 6:30pm (ET) on C-SPAN (Santorum and Newt only attending)

    03/12/2012 12:52:16 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 441 replies · 1+ views
    C-Span ^ | March 12, 2012 | Staff
    Birmingham, AL - Monday, March 12, 2012 The Alabama Republican Party hosts a presidential candidate forum with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. AL Candidates Forum: Live at 6:30pm (ET) on C-SPAN. The Alabama Republican Primary is Tuesday, March 13. Fifty Republican delegates are at stake.
  • Obama’s Muslim, evolution is fake & Rush Limbaugh is great, Republican voters say in poll

    03/12/2012 12:00:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Corky Siemaszko
    Voters in Alabama and Mississippi may still be split on which Republican they want in the White House, but they agree on this much — in their minds, President Obama is a Muslim. A stunning 66% of Mississippi respondents to a survey done ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary have bought into the false notion that Obama worships Allah, Public Policy Polling reported Monday. Some 36% said they weren’t sure. In Alabama, 45% responded in the affirmative when asked the same question and 41% said they weren’t sure, pollsters found. Obama is a Christian. But many conservative Republicans just refuse to...
  • Poll: Santorum and Romney Remain Tied

    03/12/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Elvina · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/2012 | ALLISON KOPICKI
    The New York Times/CBS News poll showed Mr. Santorum commanding a lead over Mr. Romney among several important groups that he has done well with in a number of primaries thus far. Mr. Santorum leads among Tea Party supporters by 40 to 21 percent, conservatives by 43 to 24 percent and evangelical Christians by 47 to 22 percent. Mr. Romney continued to get support from moderate and nonevangelical voters and college graduates. Mr.Santorum also led 41 to 27 percent over Mr. Romney among women, while men were more evenly divided.
  • Poll: Santorum up, but Romney likely GOP winner

    03/12/2012 8:31:50 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 9 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Jan Crawford
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The focus is on the deep South in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, with Mississippi and Alabama holding primaries Tuesday. In a CBS News-New York Times poll out Monday morning, GOP voters nationwide give Rick Santorum a four-point edge over Mitt Romney, 34 percent to 30 percent, with Newt Gingrich getting 13 percent and Ron Paul 8 percent. But 73 percent say they expect Romney will get the Republican nod. We all know about good ole Southern hospitality, but for Romney, the South has been a bit unfriendly. He may have just enough friends this...
  • Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi (PPP Poll)

    03/12/2012 6:28:18 AM PDT · by deport · 17 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Mar 12, 2012 | Public Policy Polling
    Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday looks like it's going to be a close election night in both Mississippi and Alabama. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich is holding on to a slight lead with 33% to 31% for Mitt Romney, 27% for Rick Santorum, and 7% for Ron Paul. And Alabama is even closer with Romney at 31% to 30% for Gingrich, 29% for Santorum, and 8% for Paul.Gingrich and Santorum are both more popular than Romney in each of these states. In Mississippi Gingrich's net favorability is +33 (62/29) to +32 for Santorum (60/28) and +10 for...
  • Newt Gingrich 2012 - Events

    03/10/2012 10:30:19 PM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Newt 2012 ^ | March 10, 2012
    March 11 Newt is interviewed on Fox News Sunday Sunday March 11, 2012 Fox News Check your local listings Newt is interviewed on Face the Nation Sunday March 11, 2012 CBS News Check your local listings Newt to attend First Baptist Church of Brandon Sunday March 11 - 6pm – 7pm CT 175 Boyce Thompson Drive Brandon, MS 39042 Newt holds a Brandon Rally Sunday March 11 - 8:00pm – 9:00pm CT Brandon City Hall 1000 Municipal Drive Brandon, MS 39042 Note: This event is free and open to the public March 12 Newt speaks at the Gulf Coast Energy...
  • Gingrich inspires excitement in fanbase at Dothan rally

    03/10/2012 5:56:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    Dothan Eagle ^ | March 10, 2012 | Greg Phillips
    A two-and-a-half-hour drive couldn’t separate Patricia Tayman from Newt Gingrich’s rally in Dothan. The Pensacola, Fla., resident left Sunday’s event with a smile on her face, confident Gingrich is the right man to lead the country in the years to come. “I’m psyched, and I’m just praying he can pull it off in Mississippi and Alabama and get back ahead of things,” she said. “I’ve watched the different debates, and after seeing him in person, I’m behind him 100 percent now.” Enterprise resident Tracy Bullinger said her trip to the Circle City was worth it as well. “I did not...
  • Bassmaster Founder Ray Scott Endorses Newt Gingrich for President

    03/10/2012 3:36:59 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 19 replies
    The Presidency ^ | March 10th, 2012 | Robert Butler
    Montgomery, AL – Today Bass Angler Sportsman Society Founder Ray Scott endorsed Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for president. Ray Scott is the founder of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS), which he created in 1968 and which became the world’s largest fishing organization with over half a million members. As the godfather of modern bass fishing, he created the first national bass tournament trail (the Bassmaster Tournament Trail), Bassmaster Magazine, The Bassmasters television show and the BASS Federation. He is also recognized for his important contributions to conservation, the environment and boating safety. Scott is also the founder of...
  • "Mississippi...between Gingrich and Romney with Santorum falling well back"

    03/10/2012 10:20:38 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 3/10/12 | Public Policy Polling (via Twitter)
    Public Polling Polling is polling both Mississippi & Alabama Saturday (today) and Sunday, and will release the full results sometime tomorrow night. Tweets from within the last hour: 1) "Mississippi looks like it's between Gingrich and Romney with Santorum falling well back" 2)"Alabama looks like a 3 way tie with maybe slight advantage Romney...but it's just the first round of calls"
  • Santorum this Morning, Gingrich this Afternoon

    03/10/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 39 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 03/09/2012 | Quin Hillyer
    Just as candidate Rick Santorum was obviously building up to a compelling "grand finale" today in a speech at the Pavilion of the Battleship USS Alabama in Mobile this morning, there was a commotion in front of him and to his left. A middle-aged black woman had fainted dead-out, flat onto the concrete floor (it was a bit muggy; raining outside). A lot of candidates would have looked out, stopped talking, asked people to go see if she were okay, and then perhaps continued speaking once it was clear that responsible people were seeing to her well-being. Not Santorum. He...
  • Newt Gingrich in Mobile Friday Night(Local News Video Report)

    03/09/2012 9:45:30 PM PST · by Red Steel · 2 replies
    wear tv ^ | Friday, March 9 2012, 11:21 PM CST
    Another presidential candidate visits Mobile. Last night Rick Santorum made his pitch to voters. Tonight, Newt Gingrich made his, rallying a large crowd and laying down his vision for American energy policies. Well they've set up the car barn to fit up to 500 people tonight and as soon as the doors opened, hundreds flooded in. Holding signs and waving flags an anxious crowd waited for Newt Gingrich. Carol Peterson said, "I'm really excited to see him because I've never really seen him up close." Introduced by his wife, Newt Gingrich stepped on stage and electrified his supporters. The setting:...
  • Poll: Gingrich's Numbers Up in Alabama, Mississippi (ARG AND RASMUSSEN!!)

    03/09/2012 6:25:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 9, 2012 | Andra Varin
    Fresh off his convincing Super Tuesday win in his home state of Georgia, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich might be about to score another comeback, with two new polls out Friday showing the former House speaker with slight leads in both Alabama and Mississippi. A Rasmussen Reports poll of 750 likely Republican primary voters shows Gingrich ahead with 30 percent support, followed closely by Rick Santorum at 29 percent, and Mitt Romney with 28 percent. Ron Paul got just 7 percent, while 6 percent were undecided. In Mississippi, a poll by American Research Group Inc. finds Gingrich in the lead with...
  • "Morning, y'all." Romney seeks acceptance in South

    03/09/2012 1:50:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | JACKSON, Mississippi | Fri Mar 9, 2012 3:18pm EST | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is laying it on as thick as a syrupy Southern drawl as he tries to court the South, a region that has been unkind to him in the past and may soon turn its back on him again. "Morning, y'all," Romney told a campaign rally on Friday in Jackson, Mississippi. "I got started this morning right with a biscuit and some cheesy grits," he joked. The former Massachusetts governor is admittedly the underdog in Mississippi and Alabama, two stalwarts of the Old South where Republicans vote in primaries on Tuesday to decide which...
  • Polls show slight Gingrich edge in Ala., Miss.

    03/09/2012 9:40:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 9, 2012 | Daniel Malloy
    MERIDIAN, Miss. – A pair of new polls are giving hope to Newt Gingrich’s Deep South strategy, as he stresses religion and steps up attacks on rival Rick Santorum. The former U.S. House Speaker leads in Mississippi according to an American Research Group poll out Friday morning has Gingrich leading with 35 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 31 percent and Santorum at 20 percent. A Rasmussen Poll of Alabama shows a dead heat: Gingrich at 30 percent, Santorum at 29 and Romney at 28. ......Santorum is best known as a strident social conservative, but while representing...
  • Sharpton: 'It's Against The Law To Organize Unions' In Alabama

    03/09/2012 9:04:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did MSNBC ever vet Al Sharpton? Seriously, with so much of the talk about HBO's Game Change docu-drama focusing on the vetting of Sarah Palin or lack thereof by the McCain campaign, is there any minimum standard of knowledge required to have one's own show on the Lean Forward network? Take Sharpton's mind-boggling misstatement on Morning Joe today. The Reverend Al asserted that in Alabama, "it's against the law to organize unions." Did any of the MJ crew, including Joe Scarborough, Gene Robinson and Steve Rattner, call Al out on his misrepresentation? Of course not. View the video here. k
  • 2012 Alabama Republican Primary: Gingrich 30%, Santorum 29%, Romney 28%, Paul 7%

    03/09/2012 8:57:37 AM PST · by unspun · 39 replies
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | March 9, 2012 | Scott Rassmussen
    Alabama Republicans are up to bat next, and right now it’s a near three-way tie going into next Tuesday’s primary. The first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Alabama finds Newt Gingrich barely ahead with 30% support to 29% for Rick Santorum and 28% for Mitt Romney. Texas Congressman Ron Paul trails with seven percent (7%) of the vote. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and six percent (6%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports...
  • Sources: Auburn’s Varez Ward at center of federal point-shaving probe

    03/08/2012 3:57:01 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 15 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 3-8-2012 | Charles Robinson
    Suspended Auburn University point guard Varez Ward is under investigation by federal authorities in an ongoing point-shaving probe, Yahoo! Sports has learned. Three sources with knowledge of the case said the FBI has been investigating Ward since late February after he and guard Chris Denson were suspended by the Tigers prior to a Feb. 25 home game against Arkansas. Two sources said Denson was also questioned as part of the point-shaving investigation, but he was cleared of any wrongdoing and returned to the team after sitting out the loss to the Razorbacks. The sources said additional players have been questioned...
  • New poll of Alabama voters shows a tight GOP primary race

    03/08/2012 3:35:32 PM PST · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    WRBL ^ | March 08, 2012 | Shannon Delcambre
    A new poll has been released Thursday showing how Alabamians may vote in next week's GOP Primary. The Capital Survey Research Center did a survey of 592 likely voters in Alabama from march 5-7, 2012. Among the results, 29.9% of voters would pick Mitt Romney, 24.7% of voters pick Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum gets 20.1%, and Ron Paul has 5.6% of those polled, with 19.8% of those polled don't know or had no reply.
  • Alabama Democrats Use Bill Maher for Fundraising

    03/08/2012 12:10:52 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/8/12 | Jim Geraghty
    The Democratic party continues its bold stand against hateful rhetoric, such as the C-word, this time in Alabama: An Evening with Bill Maher March 17, 2012 Chairman’s Reception at 7pm Performance at 8pm Come join Alabama Democrats at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall in Huntsville for an Evening with Bill Maher. 700 Monroe Street Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35801. Tickets are $100 and include admission to the pre-event Chairman’s reception and prime seating at the performance. Paid for by the Alabama Democratic Party. P.O. Box 950. Montgomery, AL 36101. (334) 262-2221. (800) 995-3386. Now, if every Republican officeholder is expected...
  • Ala Ed Assoc poll...Romney 10 pt lead...GOP primary approaches(Myth 31.2, Santo 21.6, Newt 21.2)

    03/08/2012 11:39:35 AM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 11:27 AM
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Six days out from Alabama's GOP presidential primary, a new poll shows former Gov. Mitt Romney with a 10 point lead over Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. The poll, conducted by the polling are of the Alabama Education Association, showed Romney with 31.2 percent, Santorum with 21.6 percent and Gingrich with 21.2 percent. Congressman Ron Paul came in at just over 6 percent of the vote. Almost 20 percent of the people surveyed said they were undecided. Alabamians vote March 13.
  • Newt Gingrich hits the campaign trail in Alabama (Video - Local News Interview)

    03/08/2012 10:37:13 AM PST · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    WBRC ^ | Updated: Mar 07, 2012 9:06 PM MST
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is betting on Alabama. The former house speaker is spending a lot time here leading up to the Alabama primaries March 13. Gingrich made three stops today and sat down with FOX6 news anchor Scott Richards "one on one" tonight. They spoke about a variety of topics including the current situation with Iran and Gingrich's Republican primary election win in his home state, Georgia. Gingrich also said that, as a fellow Southernor, he will appeal to Alabama conservatives in the Alabama GOP primary next week. Since Alabama conservatives have a long...
  • Romney up 10 in Alabama?

    The poll, conducted by the polling are of the Alabama Education Association, showed Romney with 31.2 percent, Santorum with 21.6 percent and Gingrich with 21.2 percent. Congressman Ron Paul came in at just over 6 percent of the vote. Almost 20 percent of the people surveyed said they were undecided. Alabamians vote March 13.
  • New poll shows Rick Santorum leading in Alabama GOP primary

    03/08/2012 7:54:01 AM PST · by pgkdan · 340 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/07/12 | George Talbot
    A new poll released on the eve of Rick Santorum’s first campaign visit to Alabama shows the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania leading in the state Republican Party presidential primary. The statewide poll conducted by Alabama State University’s Center for Leadership and Public Policy showed 22.7 percent of likely Republican voters supported Santorum, who is scheduled to make campaign appearances Thursday in Huntsville and Mobile. Former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney trailed Santorum with 18.7 percent, followed by Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House from neighboring Georgia, with 13.8 percent. The telephone poll of 470 likely GOP voters showed...
  • In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race [Romney Advisers:"Act of God" To Deny Him]

    03/07/2012 10:00:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 08, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty and Alex Moe
    In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race By NBC's Andrew Rafferty JACKSON, Miss. -- Rick Santorum called on Mississippi voters to deliver the knockout blow that would end Newt Gingrich's candidacy and make it a two-man race between Mitt Romney and the former Pennsylvania senator for the Republican nomination. "You have an opportunity here in Mississippi to narrow this race, narrow this race to a conservative versus the insider moderate. I ask you here tonight to stand with me," Santorum told a crowd of 300 at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Wednesday. "If we win Mississippi, this...
  • Gingrich campaigns in Pell City (Alabama)

    03/07/2012 11:08:31 PM PST · by Red Steel · 2 replies
    The Daily Home ^ | March 08, 2012 | ELSIE HODNETT
    PELL CITY — Hundreds of people turned out Wednesday to hear presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speak. The former Speaker of the House focused on high gasoline prices and the country’s need for energy independence as he addressed more than 400 attendees at the Pell City Civic Center. “This is the first presidential candidate we’ve had come to St. Clair County,” said Freddie Turrentine, chairman of the St. Clair County Republican Party. “It is a great honor for him to put us in the mix with Huntsville, Montgomery and Birmingham.” Turrentine said due to such a large response, the event was...
  • Alabama Democrats Use Bill Maher for Fundraising

    03/07/2012 2:28:41 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    National Review-The Campaign Spot ^ | 3-7-2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Alabama Democrats Use Bill Maher for Fundraising Jim Geraghty March 7, 2012 The Democratic party continues its bold stand against hateful rhetoric, such as the C-word, this time in Alabama: An Evening with Bill MaherMarch 17, 2012 Chairman’s Reception at 7pm Performance at 8pmCome join Alabama Democrats at the Von Braun Center Concert Hall in Huntsville for an Evening with Bill Maher. 700 Monroe Street Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35801.Tickets are $100 and include admission to the pre-event Chairman’s reception and prime seating at the performance.Paid for by the Alabama Democratic Party. P.O. Box 950. Montgomery, AL 36101. (334) 262-2221. (800) 995-3386. Now, if every...
  • More Romney mail in Alabama

    03/05/2012 6:46:09 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 9 replies ^ | 3/5/12 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Maggie posted over the weekend on an anti-Rick Santorum mailer in Alabama from the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future. Here’s another one that a source passed on, casting the 2012 primary as a choice between Mitt Romney’s “American Way” and Rick Santorum’s “Washington Way.” “There are big differences between the candidates,” says the mailer, which compares the candidates’ records, point by point. “Mitt Romney is the only candidate who can beat Barack Obama and restore America’s greatness.” In addition to the multiple mail pieces, ROF has reserved over half a million dollars in airtime for the last week of...
  • Alabama Immigration Laws Become New Focus of Selma Civil Rights March

    03/04/2012 3:25:45 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | March 04, 2012 | Fox News Latino
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  • Russell County man indicted in scheme to transport immigrants has been deported 8 times

    03/03/2012 7:58:33 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | Mar. 03, 2012 | ALAN RIQUELMY
    Russell County man indicted in scheme to transport immigrants has been deported 8 times A married couple accused of transporting several illegal immigrants from Ladonia, Ala., to Florida were indicted last week by a federal grand jury, court records state. Kathleen Ann Roberson, 21, and her 33-year-old husband Roberto Jimenez-Delgado, an illegal immigrant who’s been deported eight times, face charges of bringing in and harboring illegal immigrants. Jimenez-Delgado faces additional charges of re-entry of deported illegal immigrants and concealment of facts about re-entry, court documents state. Authorities claim Jimenez-Delgado, arrested days after his wife was caught trying to transport five...
  • Newt Gingrich moves campaign event to Pell City

    02/29/2012 12:49:40 PM PST · by Red Steel · 13 replies ^ | pdated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 2:38 PM | George Talbot
    An Alabama campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has moved to a new location to accommodate a bigger audience. Gingrich, seeking the GOP nomination, announced last week he would speak at the Ritz Theater in Talladega on March 7. But an official with his Alabama campaign said the event will be shifted to Pell City "to allow for a larger venue and a more direct route to Birmingham." "We determined the seating capacity was far short of what we needed," said Steve Dean, Talledega County campaign chairman for Gingrich. Gingrich, a Georgia native and former U.S. Speaker of...
  • Alabama Tackled Illegal Immigration and Unemployment Started Dropping

    02/25/2012 5:37:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 25, 2012 | Gina Loudon
    Alabama politicians ran on the issue of reforming illegal immigration in the state, mostly in response to an outcry from citizens hurt or unemployed by the problem of Illegal Immigration.  They kept their promise.  Last session, the Alabama Legislature led by Senator Scott Beason (R-Gardendale) sponsored and passed House Bill 56 that essentially upheld the federal law already on the books.  Governor Bentley signed the bill.  The beast was loosed… National social welfare advocates descended on Alabama like vultures on road kill and the stage was set for an ugly battle.  Self identified “religious groups” (whose faux religion is social...
  • 2 charged in death of Ala girl forced to run

    02/23/2012 12:22:09 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/23/2012 | JAY REEVES
    Roger Simpson said he looked down the road and saw a little girl running outside her home but didn't give it another thought. Police, however, said the man witnessed a murder in progress. Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the girl had a seizure and died days later. Now, her grandmother and stepmother who police say meted out the punishment were taken to jail Wednesday and face murder charges. Witnesses told deputies Savannah was told to run and...
  • Girl Dies After Running Punishment

    02/23/2012 10:59:57 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 43 replies ^ | AP, Jay Reeves
    (ATTALLA, Ala.) — Roger Simpson said he looked down the road and saw a little girl running outside her home but didn't give it another thought. Police, however, said the man witnessed a murder in progress. Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the girl had a seizure and died days later. Now, her grandmother and stepmother who police say meted out the punishment were taken to jail Wednesday and face murder charges.
  • Open Carry group looks to expand gun rights(AL)

    02/21/2012 5:19:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 21 February, 2012 | Robert DeWitt
    TUSCALOOSA | Eddie Fulmer took exception to the City of Tuscaloosa’s ban on firearms on city property. Alabama’s constitution forbids local governments from enacting gun-control legislation. But in April 2010, the City Council enacted an ordinance that stated anyone carrying a firearm on city property would be treated as a trespasser. “That’s taking away a man’s right to self-defense,” said Fulmer, a Tuscaloosa firefighter. “That’s the city exercising gun control and taking away our right to self-defense.” Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said that most government facilities and courthouses had “reasonable security measures” in place and that he felt this was...
  • No GOP Rush to Support Spencer Bachus Amid Ethics Questions

    02/19/2012 10:00:40 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 16, 2012 | Jonathan Strong
    Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.) might be wondering what it says about his current situation when the only person publicly vouching for him is his longtime nemesis on the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). Republican colleagues have not exactly rushed to support that panel’s chairman, who last week said the Office of Congressional Ethics has asked him for information about a series of stock trades he made in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Another Newt Gingrich 'comeback' on the horizon?

    02/16/2012 3:23:16 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/15/2012 | Greta Van Sustern
    GINGRICH: No. It just means that we're going to have to pick up all those delegates in late May, just before the California primary, when we hope to pick up more delegates out here. That still means that on super-Tuesday, we're looking at Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, we're looking at Ohio. It means the week after super- Tuesday, we're looking at Alabama and Mississippi. Now, we have hopes that we're going to keep picking up delegates everywhere and continue. This race is going on for a long time, I think. And what Texas moving back means, combined with California being in...
  • Hundreds rally against Alabama immigration law

    02/14/2012 1:49:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 02/14/2012 | ANDY BROWNFIELD Associated PressAssociated Press
    MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Hundreds packed the Alabama Statehouse courtyard on Tuesday to rally against the state's tough immigration law, with organizers saying they chose to send a message on Valentine's Day that lawmakers need to love and respect immigrants. People bused in from across the state to demand repeal of the law that aims to be tough on those in the country illegally. Protesters carried signs reading, "Gov. Bentley, don't you have a heart?" "No Juan Crow" and "Una Familia, Una Alabama" while chanting in Spanish and English "no more HB56" (the bill that became the law) and "one family, one Alabama."...
  • 12 state attorneys general: we will file lawsuit against Obama mandate ‘in weeks, not months’

    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 13, 2012, ( – Within weeks, the top lawyers in a dozen states may file a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration’s controversial requirement that all insurance plans include access to abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization, the attorney general of Nebraska told LifeSiteNews. Jon Bruning told that 12 states had signed onto a scathing critique of the mandate and were preparing to take more serious action. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning On Friday, ten state attorneys general addressed a scathing letter to President Obama, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis....
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Man to face Alabama trial in wife's diving death

    02/13/2012 6:50:58 AM PST · by Lady Lucky · 9 replies ^ | 2/13/2012 | Jay Reeves
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A dream honeymoon to scuba dive on Australia's Great Barrier Reef turned into a terrible nightmare, and the horror is about to play out years later in a courtroom in Alabama. An Alabama man who already served prison time in Australia after pleading guilty to a reduced charged in the death of his bride goes to trial Monday, accused of murdering her for insurance money. Tina Thomas Watson drowned during a scuba dive on the reef just days after her wedding in October 2003.
  • Hackers target CIA, Mexican, Alabama websites

    02/10/2012 9:12:19 PM PST · by Daffynition · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- Websites affiliated with the CIA, Mexico's mining ministry and the state of Alabama were down Friday, allegedly done in by hackers, government officials and a well-known hacking group reported. A message Friday on a Twitter page and Tumblr feed affiliated with the hacking group known as Anonymous celebrated that the Central Intelligence Agency's website had been taken down. The posting read: "CIA TANGO DOWN: #Anonymous." A later one pointed to a news story indicating "#Anonymous hackers hit CIA, U.N., Mexico websites." Numerous outside reports indicated the CIA's website was down, and CNN's attempts from late Friday afternoon...
  • BREAKING: EWTN files lawsuit against Obama mandate [Religious network sues Obama]

    02/09/2012 10:33:57 AM PST · by topher · 42 replies ^ | February 9, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    HANCEVILLE, Alabama, February 9, 2012 ( - Lawyers for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) say that the broadcasting network has taken the Obama administration to court over a mandate forcing Catholic employers to pay for birth control, sterilization, and abortifacient drugs. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty announced that it had filed suit Thursday morning on behalf of EWTN, considered the largest religious media network in the world. “The federal government cannot force people to violate their religion like this,” said Mark Rienzi, Senior Counsel at the Becket Fund and a constitutional law professor at the Catholic University of...
  • Ashe Commissioners Deal with Gun Issue(AL)

    02/09/2012 8:31:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Gary Childers
    “There will come a day, a point in time, when that frog is cooked, and all our rights and all our freedoms and all our liberties are going to be gone, folks,” comments made by Ashe County Commissioner, Gerald Price, in support of a motion he had made to not ban the carrying of concealed weapons on county property. His motion was made after listening to nineteen speakers share their beliefs, pro or con, during a public hearing on the issue. Rita Prevette, director of Ashe County Parks and Recreation Department, was one of three speakers who encouraged the Commissioners...
  • Alabama Rep. Alan Harper switches to Republican Party

    02/08/2012 5:51:23 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 11 replies
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | 2/7/12 | Robert DeWitt
    TUSCALOOSA | State Rep. Alan Harper of Aliceville is switching to the Republican Party. Harper, who was selected Monday night to be Northport’s economic development director, has been a Democrat throughout his time in the Legislature. He was first elected to represent District 61 in the House in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010. “This is a decision that has taken many months of deliberation and thought,” Harper said. “In the end, I made the decision because it is best for District 61. I was elected to serve my district to the best of my ability and this decision reflects...
  • American kids denied food stamps in Alabama under immigration law

    02/07/2012 7:53:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 80 replies
    American kids denied food stamps in Alabama under immigration law By Liz Goodwin Some U.S.-born children with parents who are illegal immigrants have been denied food stamps under Alabama's new immigration law, Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen told Yahoo News on Monday. Five people have called into the group's Alabama hotline to say they were denied food stamps because they couldn't prove they were legal residents, even though the food stamps are for their children, who are citizens. Cohen says the civil rights group, which has already filed two lawsuits against Alabama over the law, will most likely...
  • Suspect Arrested in Mass Shooting(AL)

    02/05/2012 7:18:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 5 February, 2012 | Chris Womack
    COTTONDALE, Ala. (WIAT)- A gun-fueled battle in West Alabama injures six people, leaving two in critical condition. A birthday celebration at Eddins Estates apartment complex on Ken Sealy Drive turned volatile when two men entered the home, demanded money, and opened fire. "When I came home there was, like, blood stains all over my building, like on the gorund. You could tell where something just happened," says Trent Gray, a resident of Eddins Estates. When Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies arrived they found four victims in the apartment and another in a seperate unit. The sixth gunshot victim is one of...
  • Mayhem In Mobile: Officer Dead, One Wounded

    02/04/2012 6:09:01 PM PST · by WXRGina · 23 replies
    WKRG News 5 ^ | February 3, 2012 | Rose Ann Haven
    Video shows Lawrence Wallace Junior hours before he fatally stabbed the police officer. Handcuffed with his arms behind his back, Wallace is very talkative, playing to the news cameras. It's as though he's enjoying telling us what he's getting ready to do. News 5 has shared this video with Mobile police, when we slow it down, Wallace appears to fold the pendant and slide something out of it and slip it in between his fingers. This is what he says afterward, "I'll be out before I reach down there." After he gets in the back of the police car, and...
  • Robbery suspect shot, faces charges(AL)

    02/01/2012 5:40:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Renee Dials
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The tables were turned on a suspected would-be robber early Monday morning. It was after 4 a.m. when Eddie Richardson pulled up in front of his house on Center Street. But before he could get out of his car, he said two armed men were at his window with guns drawn. "What they said when they walked to the car; they said, 'Give it up,'" Richardson said. The robbers surprised Mr. Richardson, but he had a surprise of his own for them. "I took my pistol out, and I shot his (expletive)," Richardson said. One of...