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Daily News Digest, November 23, 2018

PRESENTED BY the Stop The HIT Coalition

Good morning and happy Iron Bowl Eve! Here’s your Daily News for Friday, November 23. 

1. Suspect killed, others injured in Galleria shooting.

  • A man was shot and killed by a police after a fight at Riverchase Galleria in Hoover that resulted in gunfire that injured a teen and a 12-year-old girl.
  • The shooting occurred shortly before 10:00 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
  • Police say two Hoover officers in the mall confronted a 21-year-old man from Hueytown with a gun and one of the officers shot and killed him.
  • An 18-year-old was taken to a Birmingham hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
  • Capt. Greg Rector said in a news conference a 12-year-old girl struck by gunfire was hospitalized. She was reported in stable condition at Children’s Hospital.
  • Read more from’s Carol Robinson.

2. Nancy Pelosi makes shrewd moves to regain Speaker’s gavel.

  • Nancy Pelosi entered the post-election race for House Speaker with as many as 17 Democrats opposing her.
  • That’s almost enough to derail a bid completely, and certainly enough to give Team Pelosi pause before taking it to the floor.
  • Now, just a few weeks later, Pelosi is all but assured to reclaim the gavel thanks to a series of shrewd political moves.
  • It’s her “honey over vinegar” approach of rewarding dissenters instead of punishing them that seems to have worked.
  • Read Mike DeBonis’ and Robert Costa’s piece in The Washington Post for the full story.


A Message from the Stop The HIT Coalition

  • Sen. Doug Jones: Don’t let Alabama small businesses and middle-class families get sacked by the 2020 Health Insurance Tax.
  • Absent immediate action, the 2020 Health Insurance Tax will begin penalizing hardworking Alabamians on January 1, 2020 by driving up their cost of care as much as $450.
  • Sen. Jones can help score lower premiums for Alabama’s 765,000 small business employees by supporting bipartisan legislation (S. 3063) to block the HIT in 2020.
  • Ask Sen. Jones to help take S. 3063 to the end zone and support legislation to stop the 2020 Health Insurance Tax.



3. News Briefs.

Trump frustrated by judges
  • Incensed by a ruling against his migrant asylum policy, President Donald Trump demanded “some common sense” from America’s judges and directed his ire at a liberal-leaning appeals court.
  • He professed respect for Chief Justice John Roberts, with whom he is engaged in a startling public dispute over the independence of the judiciary, yet shrugged off the Republican appointee as someone who “can say what he wants.”
  • Trump, still seething over Monday’s decision by a President Barack Obama-nominated judge, began his Thanksgiving Day by asserting on Twitter that courts should defer to his administration and law enforcement on border security because judges “know nothing about it and are making our Country unsafe.”
  • Full story from Mar A Lago HERE.
Impeach? House Democrats say no so fast
  • Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump?
  • As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that item is noticeably missing from the to-do list and firmly on the margins.
  • The agenda for now includes spending on public works projects, lowering health care costs and increasing oversight of the administration.
  • It’s the balance that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is trying to strike in the new Congress between those on her party’s left flank who are eager to confront the president, and her instinct to prioritize the kitchen-table promises that Democrats made to voters who elected them to office.
  • “We shouldn’t impeach the president for political reasons and we shouldn’t not impeach the president for political reasons,” Pelosi recently told The Associated Press.
  • Okay. Read more from Lisa Mascaro and Mary Claire Jalonick from Capitol Hill HERE.
China denies hacking report
  • President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are supposed to have a highly-anticipated meeting during the G-20 summit in Argentina next week.
  • But it could be a little awkward seeing as how the United States is now officially accusing China of multiple bad fatih trade practices.
  • China on Thursday rejected a U.S. government report that accuses Beijing of stepping up efforts to steal technology.
  • The Commerce Ministry dismissed the U.S. Trade Representative’s report as “new unwarranted accusations” and said Washington was wrecking economic relations.
  • Our two countries have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other’s goods in a fight over U.S. complaints that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology in violation of its market-opening obligations.
  • Full story HERE.



ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Suspect killed, others hurt in Galleria shooting
ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Impeach the President? House Democrats say not so fast
ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – China denies hacking report as Trump-Xi meeting approaches
ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Trump demands ‘some common sense’ from judges
ALABAMA DAILY NEWS – Daily News Digest – November 22, 2018
AL.COM – 22-year-old identified as young man shot, killed in Birmingham on Thanksgiving night
AL.COM – Riverchase Galleria Thanksgiving shooting: 2 injured including 12-year-old girl; suspect killed by Hoover police
AL.COM – Uncertain season: Farmers, industry brace for trade trouble
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: A necessary Thanksgiving
AL.COM – Contributor Carolyn Johnson: 15 years after my son’s death, I’m thankful for the time we had with him
AL.COM – Columnist Shelly Haskins: 6 reasons to be thankful you’re from Alabama
WSFA – New Alabama lawmaker finds Thanksgiving more special than ever
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Alabama State vs. Mississippi Valley State
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – The Locksley family has a unique Iron Bowl dynamic
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Autauga’s Turner Payton ends season with Advertiser player of the week honors
DOTHAN EAGLE – No charges expected in Dale County shooting
DOTHAN EAGLE – Love In Action serves up food, family atmosphere on Thanksgiving
DOTHAN EAGLE – Make-A-Wish recognizes Enterprise family for helping foundation after the loss of their son
TUSCALOOSA NEWS – Aided by ex-Bryant High player Seth Williams, Auburn’s offense clicking
TUSCALOOSA NEWS – Holidays on the River brings ice skating to Tuscaloosa
DECATUR DAILY – Pros say shoppers can make the most of Black Friday with research
DECATUR DAILY – Retail developments in Kroger plaza headed toward early 2019 openings
DECATUR DAILY – Thanksgiving: Decatur woman, diagnosed with cancer twice since June, offers thanks to God
TIMES DAILY – Guardrail work progressing
TIMES DAILY – Sharing their blessings on Thanksgiving
TIMES DAILY – Bargain hunting crowds get jump on Black Friday
YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – One dead, multiple injured in Riverchase Galleria Thanksgiving shooting
YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Alabama governor’s mansion open for tours during the holidays
YELLOWHAMMER NEWS – Zeigler: A lifestyle of Thanksgiving
ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS – Track facility should be ready for 2019 season
ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS – Small Business Saturday urges local shopping
ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS – Volunteers serve holiday meals
TROY MESSENGER – Still thriving: Pike County prepared for first quarterfinal appearance since 2007
TROY MESSENGER – Trojans travel to take on Appalachian State
TROY MESSENGER – CHHS knocks off Scottsboro, begins season 2-1
THE ANNISTON STAR – Anniston woman named as 2nd victim in Talladega Wal-Mart shooting
THE ANNISTON STAR – Cleburne Chamber plans new focus in 2019
THE ANNISTON STAR – Jacksonville police chief set to retire at end of month
GADSDEN TIMES – Four from GSCC receive Chancellor’s Awards
GADSDEN TIMES – CommUnity Thanksgiving Dinner draws big crowd to Venue at Coosa Landing
GADSDEN TIMES – Gadsden City captures fifth place in N2Hoops Inv.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS – Turkey Talk: Local elementary-schoolers share their Thanksgiving cooking tips
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS – No. 8 Auburn tops Arizona 73-57 to cap its week in Maui
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS – Police reports from Nov. 22
CULLMAN TIMES – Thousands of Thanks: The Grover Reeves Community Thanksgiving Meal
CULLMAN TIMES – Jamie Brown makes the case for giving back: ‘Our ancestors are special’
CULLMAN TIMES – ‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America
SHELBY COUNTY REPORTER – Ready, aim, release: OMSP offers archery class for youth
SHELBY COUNTY REPORTER – Semifinal prediction: Thompson has another shot at Hoover to get to State Title gam
SHELBY COUNTY REPORTER – Road Scholar to speak at Jane B. Holmes Public Library
THE MADISON RECORD – HPD announces more police presence during holiday shopping season
THE MADISON RECORD – Walter Jones Turkey Bowl Makes For A Happy Thanksgiving For Many
THE MADISON RECORD – Next Stop: State Meet After Impressive Sectional For Local Swim Teams
DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE – Trotting on Thanksgiving
DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE – Free grant training to be held in Oakman
DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE – Hospice continues senior Angel Tree tradition
NEW YORK TIMES – Saudis Want a U.S. Nuclear Deal. Can They Be Trusted Not to Build a Bomb?
NEW YORK TIMES – Rebuffing C.I.A., Trump Says It Only Has ‘Feelings’ About Khashoggi Killing
NEW YORK TIMES – Bernie Sanders: Lion of the Left, but Not the Only One Roaring
WASHINGTON POST – With honey instead of vinegar, Pelosi steadily inches toward speakership
WASHINGTON POST – Rhetorical bedlam erupts as Trump speaks to the world from Mar-a-Lago
WASHINGTON POST – How D.C. smokers, stores are reacting to $2-a-pack cigarette tax hike
USA TODAY – And they’re off! Black Friday, the Super Bowl of shopping, kicks off holiday season
USA TODAY – Camp Fire survivors gather for Thanksgiving feast: ‘We still have our hearts’
USA TODAY – 1 teen dead, 2 others injured after Alabama mall shooting
POLITICO – Hillary Clinton urges Europe to curb migration to stop populists
POLITICO – Ocasio-Cortez takes on the Amazon fight in New York
POLITICO – Trump denies CIA implicated Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi murder


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