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Before William Barr began shielding President Donald Trump as Attorney General, former Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) held the post.

Despite being one of the most Conservative figures in American politics, Sessions earned Trump's ire when he recused himself from overseeing the Russia investigation.

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President Donald Trump sent Americans in a tailspin last week as he insisted that Hurricane Dorian was set to hit Alabama, following a correction from the Birmingham National Weather Service of his claim.

A series of angry tweets, a sharpie-edited outdated weather forecast, and a bizarre meeting between Trump and a Fox News reporter later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released an unsigned statement supporting Trump's claims that early trajectories indicated that the hurricane might have hit Alabama.

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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House on July 26, 2019, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

It could have been just a misstatement had President Donald Trump been willing to simply apologize and move on.

Instead, Trump is still trying to vindicate his September 1 tweet, which said Hurricane Dorian would be headed for Alabama. It prompted a swift correction from the National Weather Service and a subsequent angry tweet. Days later, Trump gave updates on Dorian in the Oval Office, where he displayed a six day old map of Dorian's outdated trajectory. The cone of uncertainty in the graph was altered with black permanent marker to include Alabama. When asked to explain what it was, Trump said, "I don't know. I don't know. I don't know."

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On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump gave updates on Hurricane Dorian from the Oval Office.

He brandished a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) map that, instead of depicting the most recent trajectory of the hurricane, showed a six day old, inaccurate forecast. What's more, someone altered the map with a black permanent marker to show the hurricane moving toward Alabama, justifying a false claim made by Trump two days earlier—a claim instantly refuted by the National Weather Service.

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As Hurricane Dorian approached the continental United States, a Sunday morning tweet from President Donald Trump spurred confusion and concern.

The President said that Alabama would "most likely" be hit by the hurricane.

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Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren made headlines yesterday after she spoke out against Alabama's ban on all abortions, which outlaws the procedure even in cases of rape or incest and punishes doctors who perform abortions with up to 99 years in prison.

The ban "doesn’t save life, it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries," she said yesterday. "You don’t encourage life via blanket government mandate!"

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The Alabama Senate placed a highly contentious abortion measure on hold following a shouting match on the Senate floor.

The bill would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to 99 years imprisonment. Chaos erupted after Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D) requested a roll call vote on every question surrounding the bill. Singleton and other Democrats accused Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth of forcing the legislation through the Senate and ignoring their concerns as Ainsworth moved swiftly for a voice vote on an amendment.

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