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Collier Accuses Governor of Using ALEA as a “Political Tool”

By Chip Brownlee The Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Secretary Spencer Collier — who was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing Thursday by a Montgomery County Special Grand Jury — said Friday that he believes Gov. Robert Bentley used ALEA as a “political tool.” “It is now abundantly clear that the governor and Secretary Read More

What is the Status of Gaming in Alabama?

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter A couple of weeks ago, to the surprise of many, Governor Robert Bentley announced at a press conference the formation of a gambling committee to explore the benefits and costs of legalizing some forms of gaming in Alabama. While the move was met mostly with indifference from the majority Read More

Reaction to Presidential Debate

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Wednesday, October 19, 2016, presidential candidates Donald J. Trump and Hillary R. Clinton debated for the last time before the November 8 General Election. A number of state leaders commented on social media about the debate and coming election. US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) told Fox News afterwards that Read More

Byrne Supports Term Limits

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Thursday, October 20, 2016, US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Mobile) said on Facebook that he supports term limits. Congressman Byrne said, “There has been a lot of talk lately about term limits, and I wanted to make my position on the issue clear. I have always been a supporter of Read More

Drought Brings Growing Fire Risk

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Alabama is a warm and wet state. Since the middle of this summer however it has been warmer than usual and very dry. 90 degree temperatures have persisted later into October than ever before and rains have been few and very lite (if at all) over much of the Read More

Brooks to Host US Service Academy Night

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter On Sunday, October 23, from 2:00 until 4:0 PM US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) will host a US Service Academy Information Night. Representatives from the US Military Academy, US Naval Academy, US Air Force Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy and the US Coast Guard Academy will be present. In Read More

Grand Jury Clears Former ALEA Secretary Spencer Collier
Bentley’s Security Team Testifies Before Grand Jury
Moore’s Court Records: What Are They Hiding?
Republicans Gather for Debate Watch Party
Alabama Democratic Party Family Feud

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Will Chief Justice Roy Moore Be Denied Equal Justice?

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended for the rest of his term in office, which permanently removes him from the bench forever (Moore will be aged-out by a State statute that caps eligibility to run for a judgeship after 70). The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to unseal Read More

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    Just a Good Ole Boy

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE By Steve Flowers Ole Bill Baxley has been in the news a lot this year. He was the lead defense counsel for former Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics conviction trial over in Opelika. Baxley practices law in Birmingham and is one of the state’s premier and most expensive criminal defense lawyers. Like a Read More

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  • Impeach Hillary Clinton? Good luck

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Bradley Byrne is going to impeach Hillary Clinton. No, for real. Byrne, who has been, up until now, one of Alabama’s least embarrassing Republican congressmen, told an angry group of veterans on Tuesday night in Mobile that his office is already exploring ways to impeach her should she win Read More


    Lots of Stuff to Write About in Alabama

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter Oh, the stuff to write about. I’ve told this story before, but it deserves retelling: The late, great Ron Casey, editorial page editor at The Birmingham News before dying unexpectedly after speaking to a journalism class at Samford University early in 2000, had a saying that went something like Read More

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