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Lessons from Alabama

Lessons from Alabama

Three take-aways stand out from the election of Doug Jones (D) in Alabama’s special election last week. First, the huge boost in black turnout. Second, the sharp decline in Republican votes in white suburbs. And third, what the result may mean for the 2018 elections.

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Barack Obama Continues Campaign Swing Through Florida

With GOP on the verge of a tax victory, Rubio throws in a wrench

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has finally thrown down the gauntlet and is saying no — at least for now.


Jones hands Trump major defeat

Former US Attorney Doug Jones, a Democrat who made his mark when he prosecuted the Klansmen responsible for bombing a Birmingham church and killing four young African-American girls, won another significant victory in Alabama yesterday. Jones defeated Roy Moore, a former state Supreme Court justice who had been removed twice from the bench for refusing to obey federal court orders with which he disagreed, for a seat in the US Senate.


Alabama Senate race hurtles to a dramatic finish

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — On the day before voters cast their votes in Alabama’s roller-coaster Senate special election, Democrat Doug Jones is enlisting last-minute help from former President Barack Obama, while Republican Roy Moore is expected to emerge from hiding at a final-hour rally with Steve Bannon.


Dixie’s other Senate races

With all eyes on the special election in Alabama, it’s easy to overlook five 2018 US Senate races in the South, each one of which may be competitive, either in a primary or the General Election. Here’s a brief look at upcoming US Senate contests in Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Betsy DeVos speaks during her confirmation hearing for Secretary of Education before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill January 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Tennessee Conference Highlights DeVos Policy

NASHVILLE, TN — After affirming that she is “not going anywhere” amid rumors that she is about to step down from her position, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos warned the 1,200 education stakeholders attending Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education in Nashville, Tenn. last week that America is “still a nation at risk.”

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