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Lawmakers “blackballed” over Autism bill

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter The invitation list to the Business Council of Alabama’s annual summer party is four names shorter this year. Sens. Dick Brewbaker, Cam Ward and Bill Holtzclaw, along with Rep. Jim Patterson, were all left off the list, Brewbaker said Wednesday. He called it being “blackballed” later on Twitter. The Read More

Brooks, Moore, Pittman attend candidate forum in Northport

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Monday, July 17, 2017, three challengers to US Senator Luther Strange debated at Billy’s Grill in Northport before a full crowd of 150. Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (R), Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and state Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) all participated in the forum. The forum was co-sponsored Read More

Longtime West Alabama prosecutor Chris McCool announces run for Court of Criminal Appeals

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter In Alabama legal circles, you can’t go too far without hearing Chris McCool’s name. The West Alabama district attorney has been on the job for nearly two decades and has served as the president, vice president and treasurer of the Alabama District Attorney’s Association. Now, he’s ready to change Read More

Mad Cow in Alabama appears to be isolated

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Tuesday, July 18, 2017, the Commissioner of Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, John McMillan (R) confirmed that the department is working with USDA officials to address a positive test for atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), known in the popular press as “Mad Cow Disease” in an eleven-year old Read More

AG Steve Marshall endorses Billy Murray for Sheriff of St. Clair County

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) was in Moody, Alabama to endorse St. Clair County Assistant Sheriff Billy Murray (R) for Sheriff in 2018. Marshall said that violent crime has not been going down in the last ten years like he would like for it Read More

Roby tells Senators to get to work

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Wednesday, July 19, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Alabama) reacted to the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare and chastised the Senate, saying that despite differing opinions and solutions, the Senate needs to come together to deliver results for the American people. Congresswoman Roby said in her videotaped Read More

Strange will vote to repeal Obamacare without replacement
At 100-day mark, Gov. Kay Ivey’s approval rating soars
Is the failure of GOP Healthcare Bill a victory for Democrats?
Patricia Todd, Alabama’s first openly gay legislator, will seek re-election next year
State Representative Micky Hammon will not seek re-election

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A curious case of Canarys

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter It has become common to hear lawmakers say “BCA is the new AEA.” This statement refers to the fact that, under the leadership of convicted felon, former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, the Business Council of Alabama has risen to control the State’s Legislative agenda, much like the Read More

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  • Do words have meaning? A closer look at Subsection (g)
  • What kind of change will come?
  • APR stands by Rogers report
  • No one is safe: Lawyer who uncovered Pouncey smear is now a target of similar campaign
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    The best ever by far?

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter This won’t be a long column. Doesn’t have to be. Not much explaining or analysis needed. Disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley, in an interview with WVTM-TV this week, said he was “the best Governor Alabama’s ever had by far.” Yes, he did. He said it. And: “Had people just Read More

  • The best ever by far?
  • And then, Jesus wept.
  • The same, or different?
  • “What can the Internet do for us?”
  • Yes, we must have better gun control
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    Down the homestretch in US Senate race

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE by Steve Flowers As the horse race for our open US Senate seat heads down the stretch, let’s look at the lay of the land. All indications are that Roy Moore and Luther Strange are headed for a one-two finish on August 15 and ultimately a runoff on September 26. The winner Read More

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    A truly disgusting display

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Over the years, I have witnessed an incredible number of awful displays by elected or appointed public officials. Pretty much any Roy Moore event qualifies. I was at a pep rally thrown by two dozen or so elected lawmakers for a guy who had just been indicted on 23 Read More

  • A truly disgusting display
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