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FEC Launches Inquiry After Late, Incomplete Filings by McConnell, Update

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has informed US Senate candidate, Jonathon McConnell, it wants more information after he missed the deadline for filing his Statement of Organization. In a February 4, 2016, letter the FEC wrote, “This letter is prompted by the Commission’s preliminary review of the Statement of Read More

Senator’s Fiancée Represented in Lawsuit By His Consultant

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Sen. Tom Whatley’s (R-Auburn) fiancée, Lindsey Waits, is involved in a lawsuit with Wells Fargo over a property dispute that involves the Tuscaloosa home she leased in 2012. Waits is represented by a Fairhope-based attorney, who Whatley lists as a consultant on his campaign finance report. SEE SUIT Waits Read More

Shelby Says Ground-based Midcourse Defense System is Critical

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter On Sunday, February 07, 2016 US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) released a statement condemning North Korea’s illegal rocket launch and highlighting the importance of modernizing and expanding America’s homeland missile defense system. Senator Shelby said, “The North Korean regime continues to expand and improve its missile and nuclear programs. Read More

New Hampshire Primary is Tuesday

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter This time last week, the whole country was watching to see what Iowans were going to do.  This week, the candidates are in New Hampshire.  Some are hoping that this is the spark that elevates them towards their goal.  For some, this will be the end of their presidential Read More

Committee Approves Hunting Over Bait

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter On Wednesday, February 3, the Alabama House of Representatives’ Agriculture and Forestry Committee debated legislation which would end Alabama’s law against shooting deer and hogs while they are eating bait. Currently, it is illegal in Alabama to place a wildlife feeder on private land and then shoot the wildlife Read More

Alabama Human Trafficking Summit is Today

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter Human Trafficking is the most common form of modern day slavery worldwide and is a growing problem in the United States.  It is estimated that 300,000 American youth are vulnerable to becoming sex trafficking victims.  Pimps target runaways, homeless, and abused and/or neglected children. Child sex trafficking alone is Read More

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Power: Fierce and Fragile

By Bill Britt Alabama Political Reporter If power is the ultimate currency of politics, it is also a most fierce and fragile commodity. In 2010, the State’s Republican party, led by Mike Hubbard, took the reigns of power from the Democratic majority. In the ensuing years, they ruled quickly, often severely, and in many ways, Read More

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  • Planting Flag for Freedom Everywhere 
  • Dr. King’s Legacy Depends On You
  • Let us turn our thoughts today to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    A Legendary Tale

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE by Steve Flowers There are a good many stories about elections of the 1940’s and 50’s where vote were bought and elections stolen. The most brazen and blatant stealing of an election occurred in the 1948 race for the U.S. Senate in Texas. The players were Coke Stevenson versus Lyndon B. Johnson. Read More

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  • Is the glass half full, empty or broken?

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter Gov. Robert Bentley’s State of the State address Tuesday night was “encouraging.” (Meh!) The governor covered a lot of ground. He has to. It’s a long speech. Among the most encouraging proposals Bentley put forward was comprehensive prison reform: Getting rid of Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women and other Read More

    by
    Joey
    Kennedy

    Is the glass half full, empty or broken?

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter Gov. Robert Bentley’s State of the State address Tuesday night was “encouraging.” (Meh!) The governor covered a lot of ground. He has to. It’s a long speech. Among the most encouraging proposals Bentley put forward was comprehensive prison reform: Getting rid of Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women and other Read More

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