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Shattuck hired for contract work with Gov. Bentley

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Former General Counsel for The University of Alabama System, Cooper Shattuck, resigned his position on December 31, 2016. He stated, “After many years of public service to the State and to the State’s largest education enterprise, I am looking forward to returning to the private practice of law, where Read More

US House begins repeal of Obamacare

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter WASHINGTON, D.C.—Friday, January 15, 2017, the US House of Representatives voted to use the budgeting process to amend the Affordable Care Act using a procedure known as budget reconciliation. Although called a “budget,” this legislation influences, but does not control, future spending. The McConnell-Ryan plan amends Obamacare (but does Read More

Zeigler chosen as Chairman of Board of Adjustment

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Thursday, January 12, 2017, the Alabama Board of Adjustment (BOA), which decides claims against the State of Alabama, elected State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) as its Chairman. Because the state of Alabama enjoys sovereign immunity, the State can not be sued in court. A citizen or business who has Read More

Roby assigned to House Judiciary Committee

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter WASHINGTON, DC—Thursday, January 12, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-AL2) has been assigned to serve on the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over criminal statutes, administration of federal courts, immigration policy and regulatory procedure, among others. Roby stated that she is honored to serve on the committee and Read More

Jefferson County District Attorney indicted, suspended

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter BIRMINGHAM—Jefferson County’s incoming District Attorney has been indicted on felony perjury charges just days before he is scheduled to take office. Charles Todd Henderson, who was a surprise winner over incumbent Republican candidate Brandon Falls in November, has already been sworn in and was set to take over as Read More

Moore says he will accept appointment to Senate

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Thursday, January 12, 2017, suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) told WIAT that he will accept Governor Robert Bentley’s appointment to the United States Senate, should he be chosen. “I would be honored to accept such a position, if offered,” Moore said. “I think that I have the qualifications Read More

President Obama approves Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
Sessions endures hard questioning during Judiciary Committee hearings
Gaming council delays report until summer
Montgomery school system takeover off to a rough start
Shelby calls Obamacare “beyond repair”

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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and the American Ideal

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will,” said Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaking at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3rd, 1968, the night Read More

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    Hoping for the best, fearing the worst

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter The world we live in changes Friday. When Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, we’ll be somewhere we’ve never been before. I’d like to say Trump deserves an open mind. The so-called Republican will be sworn in as president on Friday. It’s Read More

  • Hoping for the best, fearing the worst
  • Death to judicial override
  • A translation of US Rep. Bradley Byrne’s “five priorities” column
  • Why doesn’t Alabama care about Alabama?
  • How is America great? Again?
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    Remembering Gov. Brewer

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE By Steve Flowers The passing of Governor Albert Brewer on January 2nd at 88 years old, marks the passing of an era in Alabama politics. Albert P. Brewer was a good man and a true public servant. Brewer was born in Tennessee, but his folks moved to Decatur when he was very Read More

  • Remembering Gov. Brewer
  • Who’s in or out in 2018 and Trump is good for Alabama
  • Bentley should let Trump pick Sessions’ replacement
  • Remembering those we lost in 2016
  • Ain’t Alabama politics fun?
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    The lie we can’t live with

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Robert E. Lee Day. That’s a thing in Alabama. And even though Lee’s birthday is Jan. 19, just to make it easy to remember, state leaders decided to honor the South’s top Civil War general on the third Monday in January. That, of course, also happens to be the Read More

  • The lie we can’t live with
  • Jeff Sessions and the War on White People
  • Alabama: the final resting place for facts
  • Bo Bice, Popeye’s chicken and a lesson in racism
  • Alabama Supreme Court makes up more bingo law
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    Time to Drain the Alabama Swamps

    By Hannah Ford Alabama Political Reporter It’s been a bizarre election cycle—replete with false headlines, vitriolic attacks, conspiracy theories, illogical sound-bites, deleted emails, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and gross immorality. “The Deplorables” deserve a victory party and if you’re with Her, you can shed a few tears. We’re all reeling from an astonishing political Read More

  • Time to Drain the Alabama Swamps
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