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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—The day after an exciting, historic election is a bit like the day after an exciting, historic football game. The high of victory has dissipated, and everyone is interested in breaking down what just happened. That was the atmosphere…

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—At the viewing party for Doug Jones supporters on Tuesday night, you could feel the energy shift from nervous anticipation to joy and jubilation as it became clear that Jones would be the next United States senator from Alabama,…

Doug Jones’ victory over Roy Moore on Tuesday night elated Democrats across the country, and not just those Democrats passionately opposed to the election of child predators. With what will only be a two-vote margin in the upper chamber after…

It’s been just 11 weeks since Roy Moore won the Alabama GOP primary to become the nominee to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, and only five weeks since the Washington Post began reporting the allegations that…

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—If ever there was a time for Alabama to buck its 25-year history of electing Republicans—and only Republicans—to the United States Senate, now is it. GO TO SOURCE Author: SLATE

In a dizzying series of tweets and news stories on Monday, the Pentagon appeared to simultaneously embrace transgender recruits while the Trump administration was losing its bid in court to deny their entry into the service. Once the dust settled,…

MOBILE, Alabama—As she sped around the oak-draped streets here on Sunday morning, in a Suburban piled with weeks of campaign detritus, Christian Smith explained that we were in one of the four counties that could decide the state’s next U.S.…

On Sunday, Roy Moore wrapped up his campaign with another volley of falsehoods. In an interview with The Voice of Alabama Politics, he denied knowing any of the nine female accusers shown in a campaign ad by his opponent, Doug…