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Lives, communities, world changed by 9/11 a decade ago (photo gallery)

blog.al.com — On the afternoon of May 25, 1865, an explosion ripped through downtown Mobile, raining fire and debris across the city's warehouse and commercial district. Eight city blocks were demolished; an estimated 300 died. The detonation was heard as far as Fort Morgan, where soldiers jumped to the ramparts, assuming they were under attack.

Why Alabama's influence is waning in Congress (George Talbot)

blog.al.com — MOBILE, Ala. - Alabama's congressional clout is sinking fast. The state is on track to have one of its least experienced U.S. House delegations over the last 100 years. The decline in seniority - a key measure of influence in Washington, D.C. - is being hastened by the departures of two senior members of the delegation, U.S.

Former U.S. Rep. Jack Edwards backs Bradley Byrne in AL-01 runoff

blog.al.com — MOBILE, Ala. - Former U.S. Rep. Jack Edwards, R-Mobile, said Bradley Byrne is the right candidate to win election to a 1st District congressional seat that Edwards held from 1965-1985. "Bradley Byrne is the only person in the race for Congress who can do the job and make us proud of his effort," Edwards said via email.

Alabama congressional candidates strike a civil tone as runoff election nears

blog.al.com — DAPHNE, Ala. - There's no love lost between Bradley Byrne and Dean Young, but the two Republican rivals struck a civil tone during a candidate forum Tuesday night in vote-rich Baldwin County. Byrne and Young have generated plenty of heat as they battle for the GOP's nomination in the Nov.

Bradley Byrne dominates Dean Young in AL-01 fundraising

blog.al.com — MOBILE, Ala. - Bradley Byrne is far outpacing his rival, Dean Young, when it comes to the money they've raised in the Republican Party runoff election for Alabama's 1st District congressional seat. Byrne raised $371,969 between Sept. 5 and Oct. 16, according to the latest campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The bombshells are flying in AL-01 congressional race (George Talbot column)

blog.al.com — MOBILE, Ala. - The campaign plot was supposed to go like this: Fire-breathing Tea Party extremist goes on the attack, while pro-business moderate plays defense. That's just the way it's played out in dozens of inter-Republican Party battles across the country. But in the race for Alabama's 1st District congressional seat, conventional wisdom is getting turned on its head.

Alabama congressional candidates clash at AL-01 forum on Monday

blog.al.com — MOBILE, Ala. - The three candidates running for Alabama's 1st District congressional seat shared a stage Monday in Mobile, where they sparred over everything from Medicare to hunting rights in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.

Biblical battle erupts in Alabama congressional race

blog.al.com — MOBILE, Ala. - Politics and religion are colliding in the runoff election for Alabama's 1st District congressional seat, where Republican Dean Young is accusing his opponent, Bradley Byrne, of flip-flopping about his belief in the Bible. Young seized the issue after Byrne was asked about his views on the Bible during a candidate forum in Fairhope on Wednesday.

Jo Bonner backs Bradley Byrne in AL-01 runoff election

blog.al.com — MOBILE, Ala. - Former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner said today that he is supporting Bradley Byrne in the GOP runoff election for Alabama's 1st District congressional seat. Bonner, R-Mobile, held the seat from 2003 until August of this year, when he resigned to take a job as a vice chancellor at the University of Alabama System in Tuscaloosa.

Condi Rice to Pat Dye: 'I respectfully disagree.'

blog.al.com — Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is pushing back against criticism leveled at her by former Auburn head football coach Pat Dye, saying she disagreed with his argument that she is not qualified to serve on the College Football Playoff selection committee. Dye blasted Rice, a Birmingham native, during an Oct.
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