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Gaming council delays report until summer

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley’s Advisory Council on Gaming isn’t going to meet its deadline. Originally devised to offer guidance to the Governor and State lawmakers in time for the 2017 Regular Session, which begins Feb. 7, council members voted unanimously on Thursday to delay any report and set a new Read More

Montgomery school system takeover off to a rough start

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—The State takeover of Montgomery’s school system is off to a less-than-optimal beginning. At a press conference following Thursday’s State school board meeting — at which members voted to support State Superintendent Michael Sentance’s resolution declaring his intention to intervene in MPS — a collection of State and Montgomery Read More

Shelby calls Obamacare “beyond repair”

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter WASHINGTON, DC—Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Senate Republicans began the process of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, better known as Obamacare, through the budgeting process. “In our first major act in the 115th Congress, Senate Republicans voted last night to pave the way towards repealing Read More

State Auditor questions Governor’s 2018 Special Election

By Chip Brownlee Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—State Auditor Jim Ziegler is questioning Gov. Robert Bentley’s decision to hold a special election in November 2018 for US Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Senate replacement. On Wednesday, Ziegler sent Bentley a letter highlighting his concerns. In his letter, Ziegler asked Bentley to reconsider the 2018 Special Election date, which Read More

Sewell receives seat on House Ways and Means Committee

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter WASHINGTON, DC—Wednesday, January 11, 2017, US Representative Terri Sewell (D-Alabama) was appointed to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee. “I am honored to sit on the prestigious House Committee on Ways and Means,” Sewell said in a written statement. “Since my election to Congress in 2010, I Read More

Roby: Regulatory reform will facilitate economic growth

By Brandon Moseley Alabama Political Reporter WASHINGTON, DC—On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, the House passed HR5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017. US Representative Martha Roby (R-Alabama) celebrated the bill’s passage saying it provides long overdue relief to American job creators and families. “For years, the rising tide of federal regulations has hampered our economy,” Read More

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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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    Death to judicial override

    By Joey Kennedy Alabama Political Reporter During my years as an editorial writer for The Birmingham News, I spent much of that time opposed to the death penalty. The death penalty should be abolished; clearly, innocent people have been killed by the State of Alabama. A number have been released from Death Row after being Read More

  • Death to judicial override
  • A translation of US Rep. Bradley Byrne’s “five priorities” column
  • Why doesn’t Alabama care about Alabama?
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    Who’s in or out in 2018 and Trump is good for Alabama

    INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE by Steve Flowers Alabama is going to fare wall under President Trump. There is an old adage that says, “Those that bake the pie get to eat it.” We truly baked the pie for Trump. We overwhelmingly supported him in the GOP primary and helped him secure the nomination. We then gave Read More

  • 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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    Jeff Sessions and the War on White People

    By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter There’s a war on white people in America. I know this because Rep. Mo Brooks, the whitest man in all of Alabama, has proclaimed it. Several times. That’s what’s tripping up Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing for US Attorney General. Not Sessions’ past comments. Not his deplorable track Read More

  • 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
  • Alvin Holmes should get Sessions’ seat … sort of
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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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