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The U.S. House of Representatives is debating an article of impeachment against President Trump following the violence at the U.S. Capitol. The article charges Trump with "incitement of insurrection." Watch the debate and vote live.

 

 

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The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Trump's duties. The effort comes as the House is also pursuing a second impeachment against the president over the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Watch the House proceedings live.

House members censure Rep. Brooks for rally speech

Jan 12, 2021
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Rep. Mo Brooks is facing a possible censure after giving a speech that preceded an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

Democratic representatives Tom Malinowski from New Jersey and Debbie Wasserman from Florida introduced the censure resolution that states that Brook's comments, "encouraged and incited violence against his fellow members of Congress as part of an assault on the United States Capitol."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a $2.2 trillion rescue package, rushing it to President Donald Trump for his signature. 

The measure tosses a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.  

The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Coleman and Barry Moore will meet in a runoff for the Republican nomination in the District 2 U.S. House race in southeast Alabama.

Moore claimed the second runoff spot Wednesday as returns showed him leading third-place finisher Jessica Taylor by fewer than 600 of the more than 104,000 votes that were cast Tuesday. Taylor issued a statement congratulating Moore on his strong finish.

The eventual winner will face Democrat Phyllis Harvey-Hall in November. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Martha Roby, who isn't seeking reelection.

Tabitha Isner, the Democratic candidate in Alabama's 2nd Congressional District, says Russian hackers made more than a thousand attempts to break into her campaign website last month.

Isner says there were 1,400 attempts to break into the website. Most came from accounts with Russian internet service providers.

Isner says she has no idea why her campaign was targeted. She says the hackers were attempting to log in manually to the site.

GOP Runoff Rundown

Jul 17, 2018

Republican voters in Alabama are heading to the polls once again to set the final tickets ahead of November's general election.

They'll be taking part in several heated Republican runoffs for statewide office and in the race for a U.S. Congressional seat in south Alabama.

Armed with an endorsement from President Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby is trying to stave off a challenge from former congressman Bobby Bright and a voter backlash over her criticism of Trump during his Presidential campaign.

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The man who ran former Chief Justice Roy Moore’s failed bid for U.S. Senate in Alabama is now running for a U.S. congressional seat himself.

Rich Hobson announced yesterday that he is running as a Republican for the 2nd District congressional seat currently held by U.S. Representative Martha Roby. That district includes most of metropolitan Montgomery and the Wiregrass region in southeast Alabama. Roby won her last bid for re-election in 2016 with less than 50 percent of the vote, after withdrawing her support of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Supporters are pushing for new historic markers to recognize two pioneering black Congressmen from north Alabama.

The TimesDaily reports the proposed markers in Florence would honor James Rapier and Oscar De Priest. Rapier was born a free man in 1837, educated in Canada, and returned to Alabama shortly after the Civil War. He served one term in U.S. Congress from Alabama as a Republican during Reconstruction.

Gov. Bentley Withdraws Support for Trump

Oct 9, 2016
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he can no longer vote for Donald Trump in the wake of the Republican presidential nominee's comments about women.

Bentley joined Alabama U.S. Representatives Martha Roby and Bradley Byrne yesterday calling for Trump to step aside from the presidential race. Trump is under fire for a leaked audio recording from 2005 in which he brags about groping and trying to seduce married women.

Bentley Heads to Washington, Dothan Officer ID Theft

Jul 15, 2015

Governor Robert Bentley testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Washington yesterday. Alabama Public Radio’s Stan Ingold reports the Governor was highlighting Alabama’s prison reform efforts.

The goal of the committee’s hearing is to share lessons on successful criminal justice reform from states like Alabama. Several federal reform bills are currently before the U.S. House and Senate covering topics like reducing repeat offenders, changing federal sentencing rules and guidelines, and improving prison practices.