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Lawmakers Look Into Marijuana Sentencing

 

The Supreme Court is taking a look at sentencing laws after the July 2011 arrest of Lee Carroll Brooker, who was given life in prison for possession of marijuana. Brooker is said to have been growing three dozen marijuana plants for his own medicinal use.

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‘Last Week Tonight’ Slams Alabama Governor Robert Bentley [VIDEO]

Alabama fans of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver were surprised when watching the show last night: Governor Bentley and the sad state of affairs in Montgomery were featured in an especially hilarious segment.

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Alabama House Approves Changes to Vehicular Gun Carry Laws

Republican Sen. Gerald Allen is still pushing for legislation that would allow people to carry loaded handguns in their cars without permits, and once again, it has been approved by the Alabama Senate.

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Call Me Crazy, But I Think It’s Time Alabama Had a Lottery

The Alabama Legislature will soon vote on a bill that brings us one step closer to having a lottery, and my feelings on the situation can be summarized in just three words: IT'S ABOUT TIME.

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Alabama Offers Online Voting for Primaries

It's always nice when Alabama ranks at the top of the nation for something positive! What's rare is when its regarding nonpartisan political activity.

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Food Stamp Benefits May Stop Oct.1st

A government shutdown Oct.1st could immediately suspend or delay food stamp payments to some of the 46 million Americans who receive the aid.

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Will You Watch The State of the Union Address Tonight? [POLL]

Tonight's State of the Union Address airs at 8 p.m.; will you be watching?

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You Won’t Believe How George Bush Sr. Celebrated His 90th Birthday

George Bush Sr. celebrated his 90th birthday with another skydive! According to Reuters in Maine, the former President jumped in Kennebunkport with a group of US Army Veterans.

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Twitter Users Come Together to Create ‘Obama Country Songs’

Does the #ObamaCountrySongs trend on Twitter mean President Barack Obama is thinking of a new career? Or are his supporters and critics just looking for a new way to sound off? The latter seems more likely. Country song titles are getting a political spin from Twitter users in hundreds of funny -- and not-so-funny -- pokes at the president. 

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Letters Containing Ricin Sent to President, Two Senators [UPDATED]

1:10 p.m. (EST): A third letter, this one sent to Senator Joe Manchin (D.-W.V.), has been found to contain ricin.

12:45 p.m. (EST): FBI spokesman Paul Bresson has confirmed that the substance found in the letter to the president was ricin.

The Secret Service says that a letter containing a suspicious substance and addressed to President Obama was received on Tuesday at a White House mail facility. This comes just after a letter sent to Senator Roger Wicker (R.-Miss.) was found to contain the poison ricin.

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