DC Download: A GOP identity crisis


In this frame grab from video, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio takes a sip of water during his Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pool)
 
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's GOP response to the State of the Union didn't hurt the Republican Party very much, but it certainly didn't help its cause.
 
 
 

Obama pushes for higher minimum wage
President Barack Obama pushed for a higher minimum wage at a re-opened manufacturing plant Wednesday...
 

GOP faults Obama speech for liberalism, hostility Video
President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes with Republicans over guns, immigration, taxes and...
 

Full text of 2013 State of the Union Video
Watch and following along with the full text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
 

Full text of 2013 GOP response to SOTU Video
Watch the full video and read along with the full text of the Republican response to President Barack...
 

FACT CHECK: Overreaching in State of Union speech
President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid...
 

Promise, delivery: Obama's track record
Has Obama really brought change to America? And does he have what it takes to truly move the country...
 

Obama: Half of US combat troops home within 1 year
Still to be decided: how many troops will remain beyond 2014, when the U.S.-led combat mission is scheduled...
 

Obama: Nation stronger, GOP should back his plans Video
Pledging to revive a "rising, thriving middle class," President Barack Obama promised Tuesday night to...
 

Delivering GOP response a dubious honor
Tuesday night's GOP response constitutes an opportunity for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to show that he...
 
 
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Alabama Politics


Byrne: NSA curbs needed
Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) said there's a need to curb domestic surveillance by the NSA.
 

Byrne: Snapper rules "don't make sense"
Alabama Rep. Bradley Byrne says the current restrictions on red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico "don't make sense"…
 

Ala. Governor Bentley's campaign saw gains…
For Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, 2013 was the year his administration's numbers headed in the right direction and set up…
 

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Supreme Court News


Supreme Court refuses to delay release…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates…
 

NC challenges Alcoa's property rights for…
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials filed a lawsuit Friday in a long-running fight with Alcoa Inc. over who…
 

Fla. to resume voter purge after high court…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens…
 

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Blog: Campaign Curiosities


Fun with voting, part 2
Back on Election Day, I told you about the problem I had when I went to vote.. I’m just glad I didn’t need my…
 

“You say I already voted?”
I got a shock when I handed over my driver’s license to election officials this morning, only to find out I had already…
 

Former Ala. gubernatorial candidate donated…
A former Alabama gubernatorial candidate and staunch opponent of gay marriage has reportedly been donating sperm to women…
 

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Alabama (change)

 
Known as the “Heart of Dixie,” Alabama has a population of over 4.6 million residents. Montgomery is the capital city. Other major cities include Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Robert Bentley
Lieutenant Governor: Kay Ivey
Attorney General: Luther Strange
State Treasurer: Young Boozer
Secretary of State: Beth Chapman

Contacting the White House and Congress

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