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  • Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama vote against UAW union membership

    05/17/2024 1:10:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 17, 2024 | Michael Wayland
    KEY POINTS: * Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama have voted against union representation by the United Auto Workers, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday. * The results are a blow to the UAW’s organizing efforts a month after the Detroit union won an organizing drive of roughly 4,330 Volkswagen plant workers in Tennessee. * The Mercedes-Benz vote was expected to be more challenging for the union than the Volkswagen plant, where the union had already established a presence after two failed organizing drives in the past decade. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • 18 people shot, 3 dead in Stockton, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office confirms

    05/12/2024 7:04:33 PM PDT · by suthener · 33 replies
    WKRG Mobile, Al. ^ | May 11, 2024 / 11:38 PM CDT | Debbie Williams, Haylee Kennedy, Evan Marr, Thomas Boni
    UPDATE (4:33 p.m.): News 5 has learned more about a deadly shooting that happened at a May Day celebration in the quiet community of Stockton. About 1,000 people attended a May Day event Saturday night in an open field on Upper Bryant’s Landing Road, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. “According to witnesses, the event was peaceful until an argument took place, which led to at least one subject shooting multiple rounds into the large crowd,” a BCSO spokesperson said. Eighteen people were shot, three of whom died from their injuries, according to the BCSO. “We do believe that...
  • Alabama governor signs bill enshrining Biden on November ballot

    05/03/2024 6:14:15 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 2, 2024 | LAUREN IRWIN
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) reportedly signed a bill into law Thursday that would ensure President Biden will appear on the state’s November ballot. The Associated Press reported that a spokeswoman said the bill had been signed. The Hill has reached out to Ivey’s office for comment. The bill’s singing follows the unanimous approval last week from the Alabama State Senate, after a state elections official warned that Biden may miss the deadline to qualify. Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen (R) sent a letter to the state Democratic Party chair in April noting that the deadline for certifying candidates...
  • Alabama governor signs bill enshrining Biden on November ballot

    05/03/2024 5:59:22 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/2/2024 | Lauren Irwin
    The legislature unanimously passed, and the Governor signed a bill allowing a "one-time" fix of the deadline for parties to certify their nominees, allowing the Democrats to do so following their otherwise late national convention.
  • Watch: Gavin Newsom Releases Ad Showing Alabama Police Forcing Pregnancy Tests on Women

    04/22/2024 2:28:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 21, 2024 | Paul Bois
    Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom released an ad on Sunday showing Alabama police forcing young women to undergo pregnancy tests. “Alabama’s abortion ban has no exceptions for rape or incest. Now, Republicans are trying to criminalize young women’s travel to receive abortion care. We cannot let them get away with this,” Newsom said on X as he shared the video. The video features two young, 20-something women driving an SUV toward the Alabama state line. We’re almost there. We’re gonna make it,” one woman says to the driver after looking back to see if they are being followed. Just then,...
  • Did You Hear Who Planted a Bomb at an Alabama Republican's Office?

    04/12/2024 1:45:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 8 replies ^ | 12 Aprili A.D. 2024 | Guy Benson
    First of all, did you even hear about the explosive device planted and detonated outside the Alabama Attorney General's office back in February? The 'news' media offered some perfunctory coverage at the time, but consider the circumstances and context: Just a few days prior, the state's Supreme Court had issued a highly controversial ruling involving frozen embryos, with possible implications for in vitro fertilization. The subsequent uproar garnered national attention, as many journalists were eager to jump all over a story they perceived as politically beneficial to both their preferred political party, and to their unlimited abortion agenda. The GOP-controlled...
  • Now Biden Could Also Miss the Ballot in Alabama

    04/10/2024 8:41:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    First, we learned that President Joe Biden's spot on the Ohio ballot was in danger and analyzed how that might play out. We still don't even have a definitive answer to that question, but an almost identical situation has now cropped up in Alabama. The Alabama Secretary of State, a Republican, has informed the Alabama Democratic Party Chairman, letting him know that the deadline for certification of candidate names on the ballot for November falls four days before the DNC is set to begin in Chicago. The rules in Alabama appear to allow for some provisional options to avoid this...
  • Hartselle man arrested on child pornography charges

    03/28/2024 2:54:42 PM PDT · by wgmalabama · 13 replies ^ | 3/15/24 | Taylor Mitchell
    PRICEVILLE, Ala (WHNT) — The Priceville Police Department (PPD) says it has arrested a Hartselle man and charged him with eight child porn charges. The department said Craig Anthony Knox was arrested Friday after an investigation began in February by Assistant Chief Jason Wilbanks. PPD said Knox was arrested Friday evening in the 4000, block of Highway 55 in Eva. Jail records show Knox is charged with eight counts of counts of possession of child pornography and dissemination/display of child pornography. Knox is being held at the Morgan County Jail on a $675,000 bond.
  • Democrat wins Alabama special election in early test for IVF as a campaign issue

    03/26/2024 8:34:28 PM PDT · by Coronal · 88 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 26, 2024 | Zoë Richards
    Democratic candidate Marilyn Lands on Tuesday won a special election for a state House seat in Alabama after she made in vitro fertilization and abortion rights central to her campaign. Lands, a licensed professional counselor, defeated Madison City Council member Teddy Powell, a Republican who once worked as a Defense Department budget analyst. A Republican had held the Huntsville-area seat in the state's 10th District. "Today, Alabama women and families sent a clear message that will be heard in Montgomery and across the nation. Our legislature must repeal Alabama’s no-exceptions abortion ban, fully restore access to IVF, and protect the...
  • GOP senators blast Biden’s proposed $110 billion tax hikes on oil, gas and coal

    03/22/2024 9:45:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 21 March 2024 | By Bethany Blankley
    (The Center Square) – Two dozen Republican U.S. senators are pushing back against the Biden administration's plan to increase taxes on the U.S. oil, natural gas and coal industries to the tune of over $110 billion. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., led a coalition of 24 senators expressing “grave concern regarding the administration's continued hostility towards American energy production.” In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, they wrote, “America's working families and small businesses are facing immense challenges including high energy prices. At the same time, our allies and partners across the globe are asking for reliable American...
  • Tuberville says GOP leadership should have vetted claims in Katie Britt’s speech

    03/19/2024 4:48:56 AM PDT · by RandFan · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/18/24 8:28 PM ET | BY MIRANDA NAZZARO
    Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) said GOP leadership should have more carefully reviewed the claims in Sen. Katie Britt’s (R-Ala.) response to President Biden’s State of the Union address as she faces criticism for sharing a story of sexual violence from two decades ago as an attack on Biden. Asked by CNN’s Manu Raju about Britt’s decision to share the story in her response, Tuberville said, “Yeah, well, that obviously didn’t go over too well.” “I would think that our leadership would have vetted that a little bit more because I would imagine they helped her with that,” he said Sunday...
  • Man charged with Harvest murder worked in Sen. Tom Butler’s campaign office

    03/11/2024 12:32:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    WHNT ^ | Mar 8, 2024 | Maggie Matteson, Josiah Elmore, Logan Sparkman
    The man charged with murder after the Madison County Sheriff’s Office found a body in Harvest Thursday has apparent ties to the Alabama and Madison County GOP including working in Senator Tom Butler’s office. Kyle Lewter was charged with the murder of 54-year-old Derek Walls after the Madison County Sheriff’s Office found a body at a home on Capshaw Road. Campaign finance records and social media posts show Lewter has ties to the Alabama GOP and was in a paid position for Sen. Butler’s campaign office. A social media post by Sen. Butler in May 2022 identifies “Kyle Lewter” as...
  • Watchdog sounds alarm as feds near approving 10-knot maritime speed limit

    03/07/2024 5:39:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    Just The News ^ | March 6, 2024 10:48pm | By Ben Whedon
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has proposed a 10-knot speed limit for much of the Atlantic coast in a bid to protect the Whale population. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As the federal government nears final approval for a 10-knot maritime speed limit along the East Coast, the Southeastern legal Foundation is warning that such a move would adversely impact the economies of coastal communities. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has proposed a 10-knot speed limit for much of the Atlantic coast in a bid to protect the whale population. Violators could face up to $20,000 in fines and one...
  • Alabama Republican becomes the first House incumbent to lose a 2024 primary

    03/06/2024 2:33:45 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/6/24 | Scott Wong
    Rep. Barry Moore has defeated Rep. Jerry Carl in a rare incumbent-vs.-incumbent Republican primary spurred by a Supreme Court decision forcing Alabama to adopt redrawn congressional districts, NBC News projects. Moore’s Super Tuesday victory is a win for the House Freedom Caucus — the band of far-right, anti-establishment rabble rousers that frequently clashes with GOP leadership and whose super PAC backed Moore. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., a former Freedom Caucus member, campaigned alongside Moore over the weekend in Alabama.Never Carl, a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee and the Republican Study Committee, is more closely aligned with the business...
  • Alabama mother Mahogany Jackson was stripped, tortured and forced to perform sex acts on gang of four men and four women before being shot in back of the head in sickening kidnapping and murder that they filmed, cops say

    03/05/2024 6:08:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 79 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 5, 2024 | Alice Wright
    An Alabama mother was kidnapped and tortured for hours before being gang-raped and murdered by a gang of eight, police say. Mahogany Jackson, 20, was stripped, handcuffed, beaten, spit on and forced to perform sex acts at gunpoint in a Birmingham apartment before being shot in the back of the head on Sunday February 25. Her torturers were four men and four women, according to prosecutors. Around 8am on February 25 Jackson messaged family members to say she was being held hostage in apartment 3 at Serenity Apartments in southwest Birmingham. The mother's body was found in the early-morning hours...
  • Venezuela Is Exporting Its Violent Crime Problem to US, Thanks to Biden

    03/05/2024 7:41:36 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | March 05, 2024 | Jarrett Stepman
    Violent crime is going down in Venezuela just as the United States has been hit with a rash of high-profile violent crimes by illegal immigrants. It’s not hard to figure out why. The killing of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student in Athens, Georgia, has become the latest and most prominent case of an American being killed as a consequence of President Joe Biden’s open-border policies. The man being held in connection with the killing of Riley is Jose Antonio Ibarra, a Venezuelan illegal immigrant who reportedly entered the United States in 2022. Since his arrival in the U.S., he...
  • Explosive Device Detonated Outside Alabama AG’s Office, No Injuries Reported

    02/26/2024 6:05:01 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/26/2024 | Katherine Hamilton
    An explosive device was detonated outside of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office early Saturday morning, he said in a statement on Monday. Marshall said that “no staff or personnel were injured by the explosion.” “In the early hours of Saturday, February 24, an explosive device was detonated outside of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office building in Montgomery,” Marshall said. “Thankfully, no staff or personnel were injured by the explosion. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency will be leading the investigation, and we are urging anyone with information to contact them immediately.”
  • Prominent Alabama judge shot in domestic dispute, son taken into custody

    02/25/2024 2:55:59 AM PST · by CFW · 46 replies
    Just the News ^ | 2/24/24 | John Solomon
    A prominent Alabama state judge was seriously wounded Saturday when a domestic dispute escalated into a shooting, and authorities took his adult son into custody. Montgomery County Judge Johnny Hardwick, a jurist for more than two decades and the current president of the Alabama Association of Circuit Court Judges, was listed in serious condition Saturday evening after undergoing surgery. Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham said Hardwick’s 36-year-old son, Khalfani Hardwick, was arrested shortly after the shooting occurred. [snip] Khalfani Hardwick pled guilty in June 2017 to shooting and wounding a man in the head in Montgomery in 2014, according to...
  • Warnings of the impact of fertility treatments in Alabama rush in after frozen embryo ruling

    02/21/2024 8:23:07 AM PST · by thefactor · 49 replies
    AP ^ | 2/21/2024 | Kim Chandler
    The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that frozen embryos can be considered children under state law, a decision critics said could have sweeping implications for fertility treatment in the state.
  • More than 30% of Alabama Hyundai workers support effort to join UAW

    02/01/2024 10:43:16 AM PST · by Tell It Right · 18 replies
    UPI via Breitbart ^ | 2/1/2024 | UPI
    Feb. 1 (UPI) — The United Auto Workers union said Thursday that Hyundai workers have signed up more than 30% of the auto workers at a plant in Alabama for an organizing campaign to join the union.