Attorney General’s Former Campaign Manager Sues Blogger Over Accusations of Extramarital Affair

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The former campaign manager for Attorney General Luther Strange has filed a defamation of character suit against blogger, Roger Shuler.

The civil action filed by Jessica Medeios Garrison against Shuler, whose blog is called Legal Schnauzer, was recorded in Jefferson County Circuit Court on August 27, 2013. The case contends that Shuler published, “defamatory, malicious and intentionally

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Head of Cleburne Democrats Announces He Will Challenge Gerald Dial for AL Senate in 2014

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The 2014 candidate corral continues to expand in Alabama Senate District 13 with the first Democratic challenger throwing his name in the hat. Last Saturday, Darrell Turner, a union leader and active Democrat, announced his candidacy while speaking at an event organized by the Alabama Democratic Majority. Turner, who is a business liaison for the United Association of Plumbers and

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Aderholt Announces $1.8 Million DOT Grant for Northeast Alabama Regional Airport in Gadsden

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, Congressman Robert Aderholt (R) from Haleyville announced that Northeast Alabama Regional Airport has been awarded a $1,891,600 grant by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Aderholt said that the City of Gadsden was receiving the money to pay for rehabilitation and construction of runways at the Northeast Alabama Regional Airport.

Congressman Aderholt said in a prepared statement

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Sewell Announces That She is Taking Application for Federal Judgeship

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) announced that her office will accept applications for recommendations to fill the federal judgeship vacancy created by Judge Lynwood Smith taking senior status. Smith served in the Northern District of Alabama Huntsville division.

Alabama’s only Democratic Congress member announced that she has set up a Screening Committee for federal judgeships in Alabama

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Brooks Urges President to Seek Authorization for Coming War with Syria

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

According to multiple media sources, the United States military appears to be hastily ramping up preparations toward yet another war, this time in Syria, where the Hassad government has been locked in a bloody civil war with a loose coalition of armed opposition groups.

The Obama administration said that a line has been crossed when video evidence surfaced earlier this week that pro-Assad forces

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Madison County Commission Prayers

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Staff Report

MONTGOMERY – Kayla Moore, President of the Montgomery-based Foundation for Moral Law, expressed her organization’s support for the Chairman of the Madison County, AL Commission’s custom of opening Commission meetings with prayer. She urged the Commission to stand firm against the demand by the Freedom from Religion Foundation that the prayers cease.

Mrs. Moore expressed surprise that the Freedom from Religion

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Colleagues Speak About Hart’s Investigative Style

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Report

MONTGOMERY—For at least a year, Matt Hart, head of the Attorney General’s Office of Public Corruption and White Collar Crime Division, has been investigating potential criminal acts committed by Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn).

No less than three grand juries have been used to investigate Hubbard and his cronies.

Currently, a newly impaneled Special Grand

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Sandy Stimpson Prepares to Take Office

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By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY–Mayor-Elect Sandy Stimpson is preparing to take office in Mobile after defeating incumbent mayor Sam Jones in Tuesday’s election.

Stimpson must prioritize his agenda and resolve staffing issues before taking office.

Stimson has said that it should be a “seemless transition” and that he plans to remove the door to the mayor’s office on his first day.

He also plans to make developing

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Sellers Launches Website in House District 74

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican Heather Sellers is part of a crowded field running in the special election for Alabama House of Representatives. Sellers has launched her campaign website and a campaign facebook site.

The Sellers campaign announced that Heather is not running, “…to be just another face in the crowd, she is running to be a conservative leader and champion of our principles.”

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Bachus Says that 117th Alabama National Guard Air Refueling Wing is Vital to National Defense

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Another round of BRAC cuts is likely to be approaching as Defense is one of the few areas of government spending which is actually declining.

While on a tour of the 117th National Guard Air Refueling Wing based in Birmingham, Congressman Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia said that the 117th is vital to national defense preparedness and is an important contributor to the Birmingham area economy..<br

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