Capitol Hill

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby Prepares to Leave Office

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, who is retiring after being a shrewd force in state and national politics for more than four decades, is stressing the importance of bipartisanship as he prepares to leave office.

Shutdown Due at Midnight after Lawmakers Fail to Reach Deal

The Senate has adjourned without a deal on spending, an hour after the House ended its session, guaranteeing a partial government shutdown will begin at midnight Friday. Senators expect to return at noon Saturday as talks continue. Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials were on Capitol Hill late Friday trying to broker a compromise as President Donald…

GOP Running into Opposition from GOP on Tax Overhaul

House Republicans face opposition to their plan to overhaul the way corporations pay federal taxes from a powerful group of lawmakers – other Republicans. The Senate’s No. 2 Republican and the chamber’s top Republican tax-writer have both been critical. And President Donald Trump says he doesn’t love it. The House GOP plan would scrap the 35 percent tax on corporate…

YMCA holds 19th annual Kevin Turner golf benefit

The 19th year of the Kevin Turner YMCA golf tournament is the first without its namesake.

Montgomery, Ala. (—It’s the 19th year of the Kevin Turner YMCA golf tournament in Turner’s beloved hometown of Prattville, but this year the tournament is different because its “driving force” is missing. Turner passed away back on March 24 ending his battle with ALS, but the tournament that bears his name still drew hundreds. Tournament director Keith Cantrell suggests he had a…