Biden orders review of domestic extremism threat in US

FBI Director Chris Wray has said that, over the last year, the most lethal violence has come from anti-government activists, such as anarchists and militia-types.

President Biden says Trump’s letter to him was ‘very generous’

  You should still wear a mask after your get the vaccine

  Bomb threat called into Supreme Court, all-clear given

  Security threat, pandemic affecting inauguration attendance in Alabama delegation

Former Alabama lawmaker Ed Henry receives last minute Presidential pardon

  ADPH responds after 4 Alabama senators release letter on COVID-19 vaccine distribution issues

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President Trump releases farewell address

Birmingham Mayor’s Race: Who’s in right now

  Some downtown Montgomery streets closing for possible protests

  Congress could punish, expel its own members following deadly riot

Alabama lawmakers react to President Trump’s impeachment

’I unequivocally condemn the violence we saw last week’: White House tweets new video message from Pres. Trump

  Exclusive interview with Congressman Mo Brooks after unrest at the Capitol

All eyes are on Congressman Mo Brooks after a speech he made at a Save America rally on Wednesday. WAFF spoke with Brooks in a live interview about the riots, watch it here.

  Former U.S. Attorney: Nothing patriotic about riots in DC

A former top federal official in our are says he’s disgusted by what he saw Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

  Former U.S. Attorney: Nothing patriotic about riots in DC

A former top federal official in our are says he’s disgusted by what he saw Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington, DC.

Alabama lawmakers react on social media to protests, violence at U.S. Capitol

Protesters got inside the Senate chamber Wednesday. One got up on the dais and yelled “Trump won that election.”

  ‘I am trembling, but we are safe!’: Alabama lawmakers share experience, condemn violence at U.S. Capitol

137K at risk of being taken off Alabama voter roll

  Tommy Tuberville sworn in to U.S. Senate

Sen.-elect Tommy Tuberville joins 10 Senate Republicans in challenging Biden win

‘Honor of a lifetime’: Jones thanks Alabama as Senate term ends

Gov. Ivey calls for special election for House District 73

Sen. Doug Jones in quarantine after wife’s positive COVID-19 test

Outgoing U.S. Sen. Doug Jones confirmed in a social media post Wednesday that he’s in quarantine after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

  Alabama lawmakers praise President-elect Biden’s Pentagon pick

Born in Mobile, AL and potentially heading to the Pentagon, Four-Star General Lloyd Austin is President-elect Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Defense.

Alabama could have more time to spend millions in CARES Act money

Alabama has about $490 million “unexpended” dollars, according to the Alabama Department of Finance.

Attorney expects approval of $641.2 million Flint water settlement next month

Regulators allowed Flint to use the Flint River for water without treating it to reduce corrosion. As a result, lead in old pipes broke off and flowed through taps.

‘Gambling will work’ in Alabama, Ivey’s study group leader says

“I believe their research will be pivotal as gambling policies are being considered, debated, and potentially voted on,” Gov. Kay Ivey stated.

Congressman Mike Rogers tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers announced Thursday he tested positive for COVID-19.

Alabama’s 9 electoral votes cast for President Trump

Alabama’s nine electoral votes were all cast for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Alabama casts Electoral College votes for Trump

Alabama has cast its nine Electoral College votes for Republican President Donald Trump.

  State Rep. to file bill asking for health advisory board in Jefferson County

Wheeler’s bill proposal would form a board that provides “citizen input” to Dr. Wilson about ordinances and regulations.

Alabama Attorney General supports Texas’ Supreme Court filing over election

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) on Wednesday said Alabama, along with other states, joined Texas in a complaint Texas has brought before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  After a three year term, Doug Jones says goodbye to Capitol Hill

Jones notes his work on Capitol Hill is not quite finished. During this “lame duck” period, he is hopeful a COVID-19 relief package is passed, in addition to military funding and a broader government spending package. But come January, he passes the torch to Tuberville.

New voting system, distancing measures in place to protect House members

Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, on Tuesday explained new safety measures and demonstrated new electronic devices at the State House meant to create a safe environment for lawmakers to meet amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Auburn alumnus selected to be next U.S. secretary of defense

“Gen. Austin epitomizes the best Auburn has to offer in character, public service and real-world expertise.”

Cam Ward sworn in to lead Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, Ivey sets election dates

The special primary election is set for Tuesday, March 30, 2021; the special primary runoff, if necessary, for Tuesday, April 27, 2021; and the special general election for Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

Bills would remove Confederate flag from Alabama Coat of Arms

State Rep. Laura Hall, D-Huntsville, is authoring the pieces of legislation, which, among other things, would remove the Confederate flag from the state’s Coat of Arms.

Reed stresses public access during session; Reducing jail crowding a priority for counties

A priority for the newly-nominated Senate Pro Tem Greg Reed, R-Jasper, for the 2021 legislative session is to ensure the public has access to the State House.

Rep. Mo Brooks said he would vote to reject some electoral college submissions

President Donald Trump viewed Brooks’ speech and tweeted, “Thank you to Representative Mo Brooks!”

  Congressman Robert Aderholt on new COVID-relief package and response to Congressman Brooks’ tweet

Congressman Aderholt also talked about a new COVID-relief package. Lawmakers are being asked by a bipartisan group to come up with a solution before Christmas to help Americans hurting from the pandemic. Aderholt said discussions are looking better.

Lawmaker aims to block uniform, mandatory adult vaccinations

State Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, said he is drafting legislation to begin the conversation about vaccines in the state legislature.

Alabama lawmakers’ pay increasing in 2021

Members of the Alabama Legislature will get a 3.76% raise on Jan.1, bringing the 140 lawmakers’ annual pay to $51,734.

Bill would prohibit payments to groups that turn out voters

A lawmaker from north Alabama wants to close what he says is a loophole in state law that allows groups to be paid for turning out voters.

Senator bringing back bill to change state emergency order extensions

A bill that would allow the state Legislature a say in extending state emergency orders, like the ones put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic, will be re-filed in the 2021 legislative session.

Tuberville names Boyd as chief of staff

Boyd is currently the assistant attorney general for the Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Judge reduces former Ala. House speaker’s sentence by half

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard will now serve 28 months in prison for six felony ethics convictions.

Marsh stepping down from pro tem role; new leaders look at COVID-19 recovery in 2021

Marsh told Alabama Daily News he’s working on two major pieces of legislation related to broadband expansion and education reform.

  After a three year term, Doug Jones prepares to leave Capitol Hill

Jones notes his work on Capitol Hill is not quite finished. During this “lame duck” period, he is hopeful a COVID-19 relief package is passed, in addition to military funding and a broader government spending package. But come January, he passes the torch to Tuberville.

Poll: Alabamians approve of virus response; want legislative action, access

The poll, conducted by survey research firm Cygnal for Alabama Daily News, shows most Alabama voters approve of the state’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and generally believe that things are headed in the right direction.

Marsh stepping down as Senate president pro tem, new leaders selected

The leadership changes were settled today at a Senate GOP caucus meeting in Birmingham, a source close to the situation told Inside Alabama Politics on the condition of anonymity.

Alabama’s State Canvassing Board certifies November 3 election results

Alabama’s State Canvassing Board has officially certified the results of the November 3 General Election.

Attorney General sues Madison County over relocation of Confederate monument

Attorney General Steve Marshall has filed a lawsuit against Madison County over the relocation of the Confederate monument

Groups say Merrill’s tweets insensitive, promote violence

A coalition of social justice groups are criticizing Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill’s use of his personal Twitter account.

$298M in premium revenues to fund 20 state projects

Gov. Ivey calls it "A significant investment in the future of this state.”

Ivey participates in call with Biden, Harris

Gov. Kay Ivey took part in a conference call with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Thursday afternoon.

Matthew McConaughey says he would be open to running for Texas governor

When pressed about when he would consider running for office, the actor said, “coming out of the election right now, we’ve got to stabilize. This country’s got to stabilize first before we start to say ‘okay, here’s how we’re marching out of this together forward.’”

Republican Bedsole wins HD49 race

House District 49 encompasses portions of Bibb, Chilton and Shelby counties. A special election was called to fill the vacancy created by former State Rep. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, who resigned to take a position with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

BCA launches ‘Keep Alabama Open’ initiative, petition

The campaign comes amid talk of a nationwide lockdown because COVID-19 cases across the country continue to rise.

Election audit finds votes not uploaded in Fayette County, Ga.

According to the Secretary of State’s Office, there were approximately 2,700 votes found on a memory card in Fayette County that had not been uploaded properly.

Officials: Hand tally of presidential race finds new ballots in one county

Roughly 2,500 ballots that were not counted in one Georgia county have been found during the statewide hand-count audit.

Bedsole, Patton face off in HD49 special election

Alabaster City Councilman Russell Bedsole, a Republican, will face Democratic candidate Cheryl Patton on Tuesday in the special general election for Alabama’s House District 49.

In the Weeds w/ Tommy Tuberville, Alabama’s next senator

Much like a newly hired football coach, Tuberville has to fill out a staff, starting with a chief-of-staff.

GOP Senator: I will step in to get Biden briefings

Lankford also rejected suggestions that President Trump will not agree to a peaceful transition of power. “I can assure you, there will be a peaceful transition of power in the United States,” he said, adding that people in national media circles are pushing the idea that 'Trump won’t relent."

Ivey, lawmakers talk special session

Gov. Kay Ivey and leaders in the Alabama Legislature discussed Monday the possibility of a special session yet this year, but concerns about COVID-19 and a cramped Alabama State House appear to be a major hurdle.

AP: Georgia’s secretary of state announces a full hand recount

Joe Biden leads by about 14,000.

Ivey says votes must be counted, but remains confident in delegation working with Biden

Ivey wouldn’t say if she accepts or rejects Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential election win over President Donald Trump as called by multiple media organizations, including the Associated Press, but rather emphasized the need for every legal vote to be counted.

Perdue, Loeffler call for Georgia Sec. of State to resign

The senators, in a joint statement, said the management of the state’s elections has “become an embarrassment for our state.”

Alabama AG joins other states seeking SCOTUS review of mail-in ballots deadline in PA

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall joined nine other attorneys general Monday in filing an amicus brief in support of two lawsuits seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of the constitutionality of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to extend the deadline for mail-in ballots in the state.

State Rep. Kirk Hatcher announces bid for Alabama Senate

A member of the Alabama House of Representatives announced that he is running for the state Senate.

Former U.S. President George W. Bush congratulates Biden and Harris

In his statement, Bush says he called Biden and thanked him for his “patriotic” message Saturday night. He also congratulated Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and President Donald Trump.

  Local democrats celebrate President-Elect Joe Biden’s win

Dozens of Birmingham democrats and supporters celebrated as President- Elect Joe Biden delivered his acceptance speech.

Former Pres. Jimmy Carter responds to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory

In a statement on Twitter from The Carter Center, the former president said he “looks forward to seeing the positive change they bring to our nation.”

Senator Doug Jones releases statement on president-elect Joe Biden

U.S. Senator Doug Jones released a statement in response to Joe Biden being elected president Saturday morning.

Demonstrators gather on capitol steps to support President Trump

In Montgomery, a few protesters rallied on the steps of the state capital opposing the results of the presidential election.

ADOC records: Mike Hubbard transferred to Kilby prison infirmary

Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been transferred to the Kilby Correctional Facility infirmary from Draper Correctional Facility, according to Alabama Department of Corrections records.

Flomaton police captain has resigned following controversial election-related Facebook comment

Scott Walden has since made a Facebook post defending his comment, saying he doesn’t care who anyone voted for, and that he wasn’t talking about liberals and Democrats, but rather people who commit treason.

Alabama Secretary of State releases statement on 2020 Election

"I am proud that in Alabama, we continue to set a standard for election excellence through the hard work and dedication of our election officials at every level."

Georgia Sec. of State: Votes will be recounted

Georgia’s top elections official says fewer than 8,200 absentee ballots remain to be tallied as the counting continues.

Governor Ivey meets with Senator-Elect Tommy Tuberville

Governor Ivey met with Senator-Elect Tuberville Thursday afternoon at her office in Montgomery.

Top 5 county breakdown for Trump and Biden support in Alabama

“While many states across the country are still processing mail-in and absentee ballots, all of Alabama’s 67 counties were reporting election results on election night."