Dakota Layton, Author at Bama Politics

Supreme Court

With the recent passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a one-of-a-kind legal intellect and trailblazer for women, political tensions on both sides of the aisle are likely to reach a new high as President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rush to fill Ginsburg’s…

Doug Jones and Kamala Harris

On Tuesday night, former Vice President Joe Biden made political history when he selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris will be the first woman of color on a major Presidential ticket and she will make history as the first female Vice…

On Tuesday, America’s largest group that advocates for anti-abortion policies National Right to Life endorsed former Auburn football coach and Republican Senate nominee Tommy Tuberville over his opponent, Democratic incumbent Doug Jones. Senator Jones has been a stalwart supporter of abortion rights during his tenure…

Doug Jones Floor Speech on Donald Trump

Today, Alabama Republicans will select their nominee to take on incumbent Democratic Senator, Doug Jones in the 2020 general election. They will decide between former Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who previously held Jones’ Senate seat for a period of 20 years, and former Auburn football…

On Friday, Governor Kay Ivey announced that the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will administer a grant of $375,000 to establish a program aimed at helping victims of child abuse through ensuring that they receive adequate healthcare and other forms of assistance. “ADECA…

Madison County Courthouse, Huntsville AL, West view

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7th, an order that mandates the use of face masks in public places will go into effect in Madison County. The order was issued by Madison County Health Officer Dr. Karen Landers and received the unanimous support of the…

In early May, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) “announced plans to outsource 20 percent of its highly-skilled technology workforce to Capgemini, CGI, and Accenture — companies based in France, Canada, and Ireland respectively,” according to Rachel M. Cohen of The Intercept. This has outraged union…

On Thursday, President Donald Trump toured a shipyard in Marinette, a city located in the battleground state of Wisconsin. In 2016, the President won the state of Wisconsin by less than 1 point. During a series of remarks, the President touted a $5.5 billion federal…

Doug Jones

Signum Global Advisors, a Wall Street firm that offers financial advice to clients is now predicting that Democrats will take control of the Senate after the 2020 elections. Signum previously believed that Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would retain control of the chamber,…

According to a new internal poll from incumbent Democratic Senator Doug Jones’ 2020 Senate campaign, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville (the likely GOP nominee to take on Jones) leads Jones by a slim 3 point margin. The poll was conducted by FM3 and surveyed…