New Poll Shows Young and Byrne in Dead Heat

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MOBILE—In a new poll released by POLITICO, the contest to replace Rep. Jo Bonner in Alabama congressional district one, shows Dean Young with a slight edge over Bradley Byrne.

The poll, conducted by the GOP consulting firm Cygnal, has Dean with a 43.2 percent to 40.2 percent advantage over Byrne.

The race has been portrayed by the national media as a duel between two side of the republican coin

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Roby Says that Farm Bill is a Top Legislative Priority for Her

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Martha Roby said that passage of the oft delayed Farm Bill is a top legislative priority for her and urged the conference committee to show the nation that its leaders can come together and deliver for the American people.

Rep. Roby said in a statement to the Committee,

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve on this conference committee and to work toward a solution

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Governor Bentley Foresaw Enormous Expense of a State-Run Healthcare Exchange

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By Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey

Within hours of its launch, Healthcare.gov proved to be a train wreck.  The healthcare marketplace that was promised to provide health insurance for everyone doesn’t seem to be working for anyone.  The President finally acknowledged the website is faulty, but still fails to see that the Affordable Care Act is anything but.

Personal stories of the damaging effects of Obamacare on Alabamians have come to

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Dr. Ben Carson Will Be Keynote Speaker at Alabama Policy Institute Annual Banquet

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Policy Institute (APA) announced in a written statement that Dr. Benjamin Carson will speak to a crowd of hundreds of area leaders and concerned citizens about the need for small government and conservative values at the API Annual Dinner in Birmingham on Thursday, November 7th.

Dr. Carson’s impassioned speech at the National Prayer Breakfast made the conservative retired neurosurgeon

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Republicans Critical of Sebelius: Shelby Says She Needs To Go

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today a combative Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (D) testified before a Congressional Committee on the many problems plaguing the rollout of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, nicknamed “ObamaCare” by friends and foes alike.

Following Sebelius’s testimony, Alabama Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead said in a prepared statement,

“Kathleen

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NASA Powers Up Orion Spacecraft

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, NASA announced in a prepared statement that its first-ever, manned, deep space craft, Orion, has been powered up for the first time. NASA reported that Orion’s avionics system has been installed in the crew module and the ship has been powered up for a series of systems tests at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week. Orion’s vehicle management computer

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Rogers Says that Obamacare is a Disaster

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Mike Rogers (R) from Saks said in a prepared statement that “Obamacare” (the federal takeover of the health insurance sector authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010) is a disaster.

Representative Rogers said, “I have voted more times than I can count to get rid of Obamacare because I think the law is unworkable, will damage the economy and end up

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Sessions Tells Budget Conference Committee We Should Create a Growth-Oriented Tax System

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, the Congressional Conference Committee met for the first time. This committee was assigned to bridge the vast philosophical differences between the competing Senate and House budgets before the government needs to either pass a budget or another Continuing Resolution. Senator Jeff Sessions (R) from Alabama is the ranking Republican member on the committee.

Sen. Sessions told the

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Republicans Angry Over Revelation that Administration Knew Millions Would Lose Health Insurance

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

NBC News has revealed that when President Obama assured Americans that have health insurance they like they could keep their health insurance the administration knew (like everyone with any understanding of how insurance works knew) that that was untrue. Alabama Republicans were quick to join the chorus of conservative voices expressing outrage at the revelations.

Congresswoman Martha Roby (R

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Roby Fighting for Veterans

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday the House voted to pass five bi-partisan bills that are designed to provide critical resources and assistance to the nation’s veterans.

Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery announced that the five bills demonstrate a bi-partisan commitment to improving the lives of those who have served the country.

Rep. Roby said, “From working to reduce the outrageous backlog at the Veterans

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