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Democratic Sen. Doug Jones faces a tough reelection fight against Tommy Tuberville in Alabama

2020 Alabama Republican US Senate nominee Tommy Tuberville AP Photo/John Minchillo, File Sen. Doug Jones, the lone Democratic Senator from the Deep South, is running for a full term against Tommy Tuberville in Alabama.  Jones narrowly won a December 2017 special election to replace former Sen. Jeff Sessions, but now faces much tougher odds against Tuberville.  Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach, has earned President Donald Trump's endorsement, and easily defeated Session...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Senate, White House, Alabama, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, US Senate, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump, Jones, Trump, Roy Moore, Election 2020


10 senators are at risk of losing reelection. It may be enough to give Democrats a majority in Congress.

U.S. Senator Collins talks with reporters after announcing she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh during speech on Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters Following a Republican wave in 2014, Democrats are looking to regain control of the Senate in 2020. The Senate is currently comprised of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who generally caucus with the Democratic Party. While the House has passed numerous bills since the Democrats gain...
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10 incumbent senators most at risk of losing reelection in 2020

U.S. Senator Collins talks with reporters after announcing she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh during speech on Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters Following a Republican wave in 2014, Democrats are looking to regain control of the Senate in 2020. The Senate is currently comprised of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who generally caucus with the Democratic Party. While the House has passed numerous bills since the Democrats gain...
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This Republican Senate candidate appears to have no idea what the Voting Rights Act is

Former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville is favored to beat Democratic Alabama Sen. Doug Jones this fall and join one of the world's most exclusive clubs. Which makes his recent answer to a question about whether or not he supports the Voting Right Acts all the more worrisome.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Auburn University, Tommy Tuberville, Democratic Alabama Sen Doug Jones


15 college presidents who've been paid millionaire salaries

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger speaks at the 97th Annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music Winners Luncheon on May 30, 2013. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images Pay for university presidents has risen dramatically over the last several years, according to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education. The highest-paid university president in the Chronicle's ranking was Ronald Machtley, who stepped down this past summer. He was making 50 times the average faculty ...
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Tim Cook took the helm at Apple 9 years ago. Here's how he got his start and built Apple into the world's most valuable company.

Cook has been with Apple since 1998 and became the CEO of Apple in 2011 following Steve Jobs. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images When Tim Cook took the job as CEO of Apple in August 2011, many wondered if he could fill the shoes left by his friend, colleague, and mentor, Steve Jobs. A lot has changed since then. Cook has made great strides at Apple, including overseeing the launch of AirPods and the Apple Watch. But when he was announced for the role, he was ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, New York, Cook, Jobs, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Alabama, Trends, Tech, Ap, Features, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Tim Cook


How Bumble grew from a female-focused dating app to a global behemoth that's reportedly headed toward an IPO valued at more than $6 billion

Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Female-focused dating app Bumble was founded in late 2014 by Whitney Wolfe Herd and Andrey Andreev, the founder of dating app Badoo.Wolfe Herd was one of the cofounders of Tinder, but she left the company and later filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Tinder and its parent company, IAC.Bumble has grown quickly since 2015, amassing 100 million users worldwide and expanding into professional networking and friendship in addition to...
Tags: Texas, Tinder, New York City, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Bloomberg, Features, Manhattan, IAC, Dating Apps, Bumble, Chris Gulzcynski, Sarah Mick, Serena Williams, Match Group


Amazon just promoted Dave Clark, a former warehouse manager with a music degree, to be its new retail CEO after having 'tested' him for years (AMZN)

Amazon announced on Friday that it's promoting Dave Clark, SVP of worldwide operations, to CEO of worldwide consumer when Jeff Wilke steps down early next year. That makes Clark one of the three CEOs at Amazon, alongside company founder Jeff Bezos and its cloud boss Andy Jassy. Clark has a unique background, having majored in music and working up the corporate ladder from a Kentucky warehouse manager to one of the most influential executives at Amazon. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Florida, Kentucky, America, Trends, Dave, Ivy League, Jeff Bezos, Kiva, Jeff, Berman, Bezos, Clark, Auburn University, Andy Jassy


SDSU professor finds after-hours cannabis use has no impact on workplace performance

Dr. Jeremy Bernerth, management professor at San Diego State University and H. Jack Walker, management professor at Auburn University set out to determine the effects of different types of cannabis use (before, during and after hours) on work performance, especially as it relates to core job requirements, helping colleagues or their organizations, and counterproductive behavior in the workplace.
Tags: Science, Auburn University, San Diego State University, SDSU, Jack Walker, Jeremy Bernerth


Harvey Updyke, who poisoned landmark oak trees at Auburn University, dies at 71

Harvey Updyke, the Alabama man who pleaded guilty in 2013 to poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees, has died.
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Harvey Updyke, who poisoned landmark oak trees at Auburn University, dies at 71

Harvey Updyke, the Alabama man who pleaded guilty in 2013 to poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees, has died.
Tags: Alabama, Cnn, Auburn University, Harvey Updyke


Purcell edges out Mehaffey and Walsh in €10,000 Shootout at The K Club

Conor Purcell, winner of the BMW Irish Golfer Shootout at The K Club. Picture by Pat Cashman Portmarnock’s Conor Purcell fired a five-under-par 67 to capture the €2,500 top prize in the €10,000 Irish Golfer Shootout supported by BMW & Modest! Golf.The former Walker Cup player won by one stroke from two of Ireland’s leading amateur stars — Arizona Stat...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Bmw, Wake Forest, Arizona State University, Walsh, Tim Rice, Auburn University, EVN, Kilkenny, Donegal, LPGA, Purcell


Analysis: Jeff Sessions bet HUGE on Donald Trump -- and lost

"I leave elective office with my integrity in tact," Jeff Sessions said Tuesday night following his rout at the hands of former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in a runoff for the Alabama Republican Senate nomination. "This chapter of my life is closed."
Tags: News, Senate, Alabama, Stories, Donald Trump, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions, Tommy Tuberville


Jeff Sessions bet HUGE on Donald Trump -- and lost

"I leave elective office with my integrity in tact," Jeff Sessions said Tuesday night following his rout at the hands of former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in a runoff for the Alabama Republican Senate nomination. "This chapter of my life is closed."
Tags: Senate, Alabama, Cnn, Donald Trump, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions, Tommy Tuberville


"Why isn't Tuberville on the front page of the NYT?"/"If Tuberville had lost it would have been at the very top."

Overheard at Meadhouse.I had to do a search to find the article. The headline doesn't mention Trump: "Alabama Votes for Tommy Tuberville, and Democrats Name a Challenger in Maine/A former college football coach defeated Jeff Sessions in a Republican runoff in Alabama, and Sara Gideon will challenge Susan Collins for the Senate in Maine. Key races also took place in Texas." But Trump is mentioned in the subheadline like this:Trump’s support lifts Tuberville to victory.Jeff Sessions spent his fina...
Tags: Texas, Law, Washington, Senate, Alabama, Maine, Nyt, Republican, Donald Trump, Susan Collins, Trump, Mickey Mouse, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions, Tuberville, Sessions


Sessions Defeated By Tuberville In Alabama GOP Primary Race For Former Senate Seat

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost an Alabama Senate Republican primary race on Tuesday to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, a major blow to the former attorney general who spent much of the race battling opposition from President Donald Trump. Tuberville, who won about 60% of the vote, according to the Associated Press, was endorsed by the President, will now take on incumbent Alabama Democratic Senator Doug Jones in the general election in November for a seat that is w...
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, US, Alabama, Fbi, Gop, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Doj, Jones, Trump, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions, Alabama Senate, Senate Seat


Jeff Sessions loses Alabama GOP Senate runoff to Trump-backed Tommy Tuberville

Jeff Sessions lost an Alabama Senate GOP primary runoff on Tuesday to former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, CNN projects, a major blow to the former attorney general who faced fierce opposition to his candidacy from President Donald Trump.
Tags: Cnn, Trump, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions, Tommy Tuberville, Alabama GOP Senate, Alabama Senate GOP


Jeff Sessions fights for old Senate seat in tough race against Trump-endorsed Tommy Tuberville

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is fighting to reclaim his US Senate seat in Alabama in a GOP primary runoff against former Auburn University coach Tommy Tuberville, who has a major advantage with an endorsement from President Donald Trump.
Tags: Senate, Alabama, Cnn, Gop, US Senate, Trump, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions, Tommy Tuberville


Sessions fights for old Senate seat against Trump-backed Tuberville

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is fighting to reclaim his US Senate seat in Alabama in a GOP primary runoff against former Auburn University coach Tommy Tuberville, who has a major advantage with an endorsement from President Donald Trump.
Tags: News, Senate, Alabama, Gop, Stories, US Senate, Trump, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions, Tuberville, Tommy Tuberville


Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville Close Out Alabama’s G.O.P. Senate Runoff

Mr. Sessions, the former attorney general and current Trump adversary, and Mr. Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach, will face voters on Tuesday.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Alabama, Trump, Auburn University, Tommy, Jeff Sessions, Tuberville, Sessions, United States Politics and Government, Jefferson B III, Tommy Tuberville, G O P Senate


Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff and reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades. To do that, Sessions also has to go through President Donald Trump. Trump has endorsed Tuberville, whose name recognition comes from his time on the sidelines at Auburn University, and turned decisively against his former Cabinet member, making direct appeals for ...
Tags: News, Senate, Alabama, Cabinet, Trump, Donald Trump Trump, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions, Alabama Senate, Tuberville, Tommy Tuberville


United States: Lawsuits Against Colleges And Universities For Transitioning From In-Person To Online Classes: The Latest Wave Of Covid-19 Litigation - Ford & Harrison LLP

An Auburn University student claims he did not get what he bargained for in being relegated to distance learning instead of having an in-person educational experience.
Tags: News, United States, Auburn University, Harrison LLP, Litigation Ford


Nematode has potential to reduce cotton yields by 50 percent

The reniform nematode is one of the most commonly found pests of cotton, with the ability to cause severe economic damage. In order to assess exactly how much damage the reniform nematode can cause, plant pathologists at Auburn University conducted a field trial comparing a clean field to a reniform-infested field.
Tags: Science, Auburn University


A Trump-Backed Senate Candidate’s Hedge Fund Disaster

Tommy Tuberville, the football coach and leading Republican vying to take on Senator Doug Jones in Alabama, had a tumultuous foray into finance.
Tags: Elections, News, Senate, Alabama, Republican Party, Hedge Funds, Trump, Stroud, Endorsements, Auburn University, Tommy, John David, Tuberville, Sessions, United States Politics and Government, Frauds and Swindling


Court grants Alabama’s request to block ruling on COVID-related accommodations for upcoming runoff election

Tonight a divided Supreme Court granted a request by Alabama to temporarily freeze a lower-court ruling, issued as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that would make it easier for voters in the state to cast absentee ballots in the state’s upcoming primary election runoff, which is scheduled for July 14. By a vote of 5-4, the justices put the order by a federal district court in Alabama on hold while the state appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and, if necessary, the Supre...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Court, Alabama, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, U S Senate, Howe, Auburn University, U S Court of Appeals, Jeff Sessions, Elena Kagan, 11th Circuit, Texas Democratic Party


Sessions Refers To Renowned Black Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. As ‘Some Criminal’

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to refer to Henry Louis Gates Jr. as “some criminal” in an interview published in The New York Times Magazine on Tuesday. Sessions spoke to the Times about his time leading the Justice Department, such as reversing an Obama-era policy that specified protections for transgender workers against discrimination and formalizing a policy on his last day in office that hindered a cornerstone of former President Barack Obama’s police-reform agenda. “Back ...
Tags: News, Obama, Senate, White House, Alabama, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Cambridge, Times, Doj, New York Times Magazine, Justice Department, Gates, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions


Pat Dye, Football Coach Who Elevated Auburn, Dies at 80

He reshaped the very architecture and culture of the Iron Bowl rivalry and led Auburn to four conference titles.
Tags: News, Auburn University, Deaths (Obituaries, Football (College, Coaches and Managers


How Dave Clark, the mastermind behind Amazon's coronavirus response, became one of the most powerful executives in America (AMZN)

Amazon's SVP of worldwide operations Dave Clark is one of the most powerful people in corporate America. Clark is in charge of everything from Amazon's warehouse and shipping network to marketing and the Prime membership program. Since joining Amazon in 1999, Clark has quickly jumped through the ranks, going from a Kentucky warehouse manager in 2001 to a part of the "S-team," a secretive group of 23 most senior executives at the company. He's largely in charge of shaping Amazon's COVID-19 resp...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Kentucky, China, US, America, Trends, Dave, Italy, Ivy League, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Kiva, Signal, Cto, Business Insider


Sessions, running for Senate, rejects Trump's criticism

Jeff Sessions pushed back at President Donald Trump’s criticism Saturday, telling Trump that he was “damn fortunate” Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. Sessions responded pointedly on Twitter after Trump called Sessions untrustworthy and reiterated his endorsement of Sessions' Republican primary rival for U.S. Senate, former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville. Sessions added, “your personal feelings don’t dictate who Alabama picks as their senator.”
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, Russia, Alabama, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Senate, Auburn University, Jeff Sessions, Tommy Tuberville Sessions


In A Bold Stand, Sessions Insists He Didn’t Beg For AG Gig Four Times

Jeff Sessions is walking a shaky tightrope as he tries to win a Senate seat in Trump-loving Alabama while fending off the President’s burning and often-vocalized hatred. In his most recent attempt to make a stand, Sessions insisted Friday that he did not beg for the attorney general post four times, as President Donald Trump claimed during today’s interview on Fox News. “I didn’t want to make him Attorney General, but he was the first senator to endorse me. So, I felt a little bit of an oblig...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Attorney General, Senate, Russia, Alabama, Fox News, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Trump, Auburn University, Tom Petty, Jeff Sessions, Tommy Tuberville, Sen Doug Jones