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Richard Shelby: Congress Approaching Government Shutdown

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) said on Thursday that America might face a partial government shutdown, noting that Congress has yet to strike a deal on funding a border wall along America’s southern border.

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GOP Funding Planned Parenthood in Defense Bill

The Republican-led Senate has passed a Defense appropriations bill that includes funding both Planned Parenthood and research that uses the fetal tissue from aborted babies.


AL GOP Sen Shelby Gives Lukewarm Endorsement of Roy Moore

Wednesday on MSNBC, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) said he was going to “support the party” and back former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for a special election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Jeff

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Meet Luther Strange, Alabama’s Newest U.S. Senator

Gov. Robert Bentley (R-AL) announced Thursday he had selected Alabama state Attorney General Luther Strange to replace Jeff Sessions, who was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General a day earlier, in the United States Senate. “This is truly a remarkable time

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Sens. Sessions and Shelby Slam Obama Administration Plan to House Illegals In Alabama

Instead of a swift removal from the U.S. back home, the Obama Administration, under the auspices of complying with a 2008 anti-trafficking law, has been transferring the illegal immigrants minors to the care of Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)’ and then to parents and relatives living — in many cases illegally — in the U.S. already.

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Tea Party Challengers Crushed in Alabama Primaries

Donald Trump posted one of his biggest wins on Super Tuesday in Alabama, winning the state by more than 20 points. His campaign, fueled by animosity towards the political establishment in Washington, however, provided no lift to two high-profile challengers to Republican incumbents.


Trump, Hillary Cruise in Alabama, But No Down-Ballot Tea Party Upsets

As expected, both Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton scored victories in their presidential primaries in the state of Alabama on Tuesday. Immediately after the polls closed at 7 p.m. local time, most major news outlets gave

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GOP Whiffs on Reforming Refugee Program

As Republicans in Congress race to complete their work on an end-of-year spending package before the holidays, any attempt to reform or curtail President Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 refugees from Syria and Iraq is being left on the legislative floor.

Migrant Crisis

Jeff Sessions, Richard Shelby: Ryan’s Omnibus Will Admit Hundreds of Thousands of Migrants from Jihadi Regions

As the government’s funding deadline approaches, Senior Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Richard Shelby and Senate Judiciary Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Sessions warn that unless changes are made, “The omnibus [spending bill] would put the U.S. on a path to approve admission for hundreds of thousands of migrants from a broad range of countries with jihadists movements.”

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Sen. Shelby Presses Obama Admin. To Cease Law Enforcement Grants To Sanctuary Cities

“Any violent crime is tragic, but the fact that the senseless death in San Francisco arose directly from a ‘sanctuary city’ deliberately obstructing policies to remove illegal immigrants who have committed crimes is appalling and inexcusable,” Shelby, the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science, says.

Washington & Wall Street: Basel III Bad for Housing, US Economy

Washington & Wall Street: Basel III Bad for Housing, US Economy

Should JPMorgan Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon be the next Fed Chairman? Federal bankrRegulators just published the latest “draft” bank capital guidelines for US depository institutions, aka “Basel III.” You don’t need to know the details; just know that consumers

Alabama Republicans Demand Shelby Retract Support of Hagel

Alabama Republicans Demand Shelby Retract Support of Hagel

On Monday, the Steering Committee of the Alabama Republican Party passed a resolution demanding that Sen. Richard Shelby retract his support of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to be Secretary of Defense, according to a report in the American Spectator. The

Will Boehner Violate 'Hastert Rule' with 'Fiscal Cliff' Vote?

Will Boehner Violate 'Hastert Rule' with 'Fiscal Cliff' Vote?

House Republicans are scheduled to caucus around 1 p.m. on Tuesday about the “fiscal cliff” deal that Vice President Joe Biden cut late yesterday with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s unclear if House Republicans will support the bill that

Senate Adds Several Important Amendments to the STOCK Act

The Senate’s 96-3 vote to ban members of Congress from using nonpublic information to inform their private investments brought with it important additional amendments that stand to shape the debate next week as the House takes up the STOCK (Stop

VIDEO: Senator Shelby Issues Warning About Consumer Czar

[youtube QeJnkoBjII0] Richard Cordray, President Obama’s pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, won approval from the Senate Banking Committee last week on a party-line vote. His confirmation to run the new agency faces fierce opposition from Republicans, who

Dodd-Frank Punishes Consumers, Threatens Banking Crisis

Congressional hucksters sold last year’s “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act” as a pro-consumer effort to prevent future big bank bail-outs. The good news, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, is that Dodd-Frank expanded big government payrolls

The Faux Credibility of the Nobel Prize

It seems hypocritical that MIT faculty member and recent Nobel Laureate, Peter Diamond, would lash out in a New York Times Op Ed titled: “When a Nobel Prize Isn’t Enough”, for not being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the