WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has passed legislation to reopen the partially-shuttered federal government and avert a potentially disastrous default on U.S. obligations, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's promised signature.
Passage of the bill late Wednesday in the House and Senate ended a Washington-created crisis that closed much of government for 16 days. It came on the eve of the date the Treasury Department warned it would no longer be able to borrow to pay the government's bills. ...Read more
The government shutdown is impacting many citizens across the United States, including some ROTC cadets at the University of Alabama.
While they continue working, the payments have stopped, some are meeting hardship in their daily lives.
This is the creditor's letter that was provided to scholarship cadets in the University of Alabama ROTC program in light of the government shutdown. And as I learned today, the shutdown is having a profound effect on some local cadets. ...Read more
"It's an enormous catastrophe, in Humanitarian terms. A part of me when I see footage like this, I want to say no, we have to go do this, we have to go do it right now, this is terrible. That urge, the urge to say that is powerful," says Dr. Daniel Levine.
Levine has been teaching Middle Eastern politics at the University of Alabama for two years. And even with a knowledge of the Syrian government and the regime, the images, for him, are sometimes unbelievable. ...Read more
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Airdate: July 23, 2013
Katie Malone, Reporter
"My question is why? Why should I have to be satisfied? Why can't we strive to be the best?"
Mayor Bobby Herndon of Northport wants to be the best when it comes to education. And he says the education system involves a lot more than just students. ...Read more
June 25, 2013
Katie Malone, Reporter
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court overturned Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This decision directly impacts the State of Alabama, and other areas throughout the country, sparking interest and opinions of many.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Joe Smith said, "The legal description of what parts of the country are covered by that pre-clearance requirement is gone. And so, essentially the Justice Department can no longer enforce the pre-clearance requirement." ...Read more
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