Santorum Tells API Supporters “We need you to stand up, take responsibility and fight for our beliefs. Make a difference.”

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Rick Santorum was in Alabama on Thursday speaking to supporters of the Alabama Policy Institute (API) at the conservative non-profit’s annual winter meeting.

The conservative Republican is a former Senator from the state of Pennsylvania and was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in the 2012 Primary season.

Sen. Santorum told the reportedly nearly 1000 gathered API Supporters

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Fiscal Cliff Will Affect Most Americans Not Just Wealthy

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

If the President and the Congress choose to take the nation over the fiscal cliff, tax rates will rise to levels not seen since 2000 AD…..and in some cases will actually be higher for some Americans. In 2013, the six income tax brackets of 2012 will be replaced with five tax brackets and more Americans will pay income taxes. The new tax rates will begin at 15% and rise to as high as

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Republicans React to McCutcheon’s Appointment to Head Powerful Rules Committee

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama’s Republican legislators took to Facebook on Thursday to applaud Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard’s (R) from Auburn appointment of Representative Mac McCutcheon (R) from Capshaw to head the powerful House Rules Committee.

The post was previously held by Rep. Blaine Galliher (R) from Rainbow City. Galliher vacated the Chairmanship when he vacated his House seat to join Alabama Governor

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Bentley Awards Grants to Fight Drug War

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) has announced a series of grants to Shelby, Talladega, and Chambers Counties help local communities fund drug task forces to fight the trafficking and sale of illegal drugs.

Gov. Bentley said in a written statement, “Illegal drugs are a dangerous and destructive force.” “Illegal drugs not only destroy the lives of the individuals involved, they also

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Sessions Says the Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Should Be Public Debate Not Negotiated in Secret

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R) from Alabama went to the floor of the Senate to express his dissatisfaction with the secret negotiations that are being conducted on how to resolve the fiscal cliff crisis that threatens to raise taxes on virtually every taxpayer and plunge the nation into recession in January.

Sen. Sessions said, “I rise today to express my reservations about the

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Roby Taking Part in Holiday Mail For Heroes Program

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery delivered hundreds of Christmas cards from students throughout Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District to Red Cross President and CEO Gail J. McGovern.

The “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program is sponsored by the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes. For the sixth straight year the two organizations have teamed up to help Americans send holiday

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Bentley In Germany Seeking To Recruit More Aerospace Jobs To Alabama

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) and Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield (R) are in Germany working to bring more aviation jobs to the state of Alabama.

On Wednesday, Gov. Bentley addressed the Aviation Forum 2012 in Hamburg as part of their continued effort to recruit more aerospace jobs to the state of Alabama. Gov. Bentley said, “With Airbus building its first U.S.-based

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No New Taxes, Big Tobacco and Campaign Contributions: PART TWO The Ties that bind

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Montgomery – In 2010, Altria, the parent company of Phillip Morris, gave almost $500,000 in campaign contributions that were then funneled into the coffers of GOP leadership and on to republican candidates. 

There as been a fierce opposition by the GOP to raise taxes of tobacco products, while cutting funding to programs that encourage people to quit smoking.

In

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Show. Me. The. Money.

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Op-Ed from House Democratic Caucus Chairman Thomas Jackson: “Show. Me. The. Money.”

Money and power. How many times have we picked up a newspaper or turned on the evening news to see a story about the downfall of a person who became consumed with money and power. Too often, these stories are about politicians – the very people we put our trust in to handle our tax dollars and lead our government.

Over the past two weeks, there

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No New Taxes, Big Tobacco and Campaign Contributions: PART ONE

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

What does the no-new-tax pledge, campaign contributions and a cut in anti-smoking education have in common? In Alabama, it is the flow of Big Tobacco money into the Alabama Republican Party.

That is not to say that Big Tobacco takes side, they just want to win with whoever is in charge.

In 2010, Altria, the parent company of Phillip Morris, gave almost $500,000 in campaign contributions that was funneled

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