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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Day One of the Public Impeachment Hearings

During the first day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into the president’s conduct regarding Ukraine, the ranking members of the House intelligence committee made several statements that lacked context and required more information.

The Data on DACA and Crime

Hours before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over whether the Trump administration could end a deferred deportation program for so-called “Dreamers,” the president tweeted that “some” of those receiving that protection “is very tough, hardened criminals.” But certain criminal activity, such as a felony or significant misdemeanor conviction, is grounds for denial or ejection from the program.

The application and renewal processes, which include background checks, are designed to prohibit “hardened criminals” from participating in the program.

As we’ve explained before, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — or DACA — was created in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama. It provides a two-year reprieve from deportation proceedings, as well as work authorization, with the opportunity for renewal, for qualified individuals who were brought to the United States illegally when they were children.

Trump Muddies Impeachment Timeline

Donald Trump continues to muddle the timeline of events to falsely suggest that the White House release of a memo summarizing his July phone call with the president of Ukraine silenced whistleblowers and contradicted Democratic leaders.

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama To Add 200 Jobs, New Vehicle at Montgomery Assembly Plant

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey joined Hyundai executives and local leaders today to announce that the automaker plans to add a new vehicle to its Alabama production lineup as part of a $410 million expansion project that will create 200 jobs at the state-of-the-art facility.

During a ceremony at the Alabama Capitol this afternoon, officials with Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama (HMMA) said workers will assemble the Santa Cruz compact utility vehicle at the Montgomery facility, beginning in 2021.

“Alabama and Hyundai have developed a great partnership over the years, and it’s a testament to our special relationship that this world-class automaker is expanding once again in Montgomery,” Governor Ivey said. “Hyundai’s new investment is allowing more Alabama families to earn a good living while also strengthening the state’s growing auto industry.”

Tuskegee University Among Recent NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Research Award Winners

Danette Hall (right), Tuskegee’s director of Sponsored Programs and Grants Administration,
accepts the Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award from Todd Pospisil (left),
deputy director of Marshall Space Flight Center’s Office of Procurement.
A recent award from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center underscores the research strengths found in Tuskegee’s College of Engineering.

For the first time in its history, Tuskegee University is the recipient of the Small Business Subcontractor of the Year Award from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The award was presented for exemplary research support the university has provided NASA in partnership with the Huntsville-based Jacobs Space Exploration Group.

“It was my pleasure to nominate Tuskegee University for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Subcontractor of the Year Award,” said Randy Lycans, Jacobs’ vice president, and program manager. “Tuskegee has performed extremely well in support of Jacobs on our Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation contract. During our partnership, several students have spent the spring and summer terms with us under our intern program providing valuable technical contributions to the Space Launch System program.”

First Road Test For Alabama Men’s Basketball Comes Friday Night at Rhode Island

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama will play its first road contest of the season when it travels to take on the Rhode Island Rams on Friday night in Kingston, R.I. The contest, which will be televised on NBC Sports Network, will tipoff at 6:30 p.m. CT (7:30 p.m. ET).

This marks just the third meeting on the hardwood between Alabama and Rhode Island and the second meeting in the last three seasons. The Tide owns a 2-0 lead in the all-time series including a 68-64 victory over the Rams on Dec. 6, 2017 inside Coleman Coliseum.

No. 1 Auburn Equestrian hosts No. 2 Georgia Friday

AUBURN, Ala. – The No. 1 Auburn equestrian team (6-0, 2-0 SEC) caps the fall portion of the 2019-20 schedule Friday, hosting rival and No. 2 Georgia (4-1, 1-1 SEC) at the Auburn University Equestrian Center. The Tigers and the Bulldogs will go head-to-head at 3 p.m. CT and admission is free.

"There isn't much to say to hype up this meet except that it's No. 1 vs. No. 2 and a rematch of the national championship," head coach Greg Williams said. "We are riding well, but we also know that they will be bringing in a crew that is also competing well and has nothing to lose on our home turf. We are going to have to have some big-time rides here on Friday."

Scoring Droughts Doom Warhawks In Loss To Miles

FAIRFIELD, Ala. – The Auburn University at Montgomery women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Wednesday night on the road in non-conference action to Miles College 44-36.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For 54 years, we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs. In that time, we have provided more than 37,000 scholarships worth nearly $110 million.