Roby Comments on the ISIS Threat

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery commented on the growing threat that ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, poses to the United States.

Rep. Roby said in a written statement, “I am deeply concerned about the growing threat posed by ISIS, and so are my constituents. I have reviewed footage and photographs of innocent men, women, and children being crucified and beheaded

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Improving Our Nation’s Higher Education System

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By Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

As college football season rolls around, people are starting to show their school pride. From the Crimson Tide to the Auburn Tigers to our newest team, the South Alabama Jaguars, there is a lot of excitement over football season. But is there the same level of excitement for what is happening in our college classrooms?

In lower Alabama, we are blessed with many great institutions of higher learning

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Ivey Says She is Committed to Alabama’s Military

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Lt. Governor Kay Ivey (R) has announced that she has launched a tour of Alabama military installations.

Lt. Gov. Ivey said in a written statement, “My time in office can be characterized by my efforts to support our military. Strengthening our military assets has been a primary pillar of my service. I have long been an ardent patriot and supporter of our military men and women. My

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Law Firm that Exposed Mike Hubbard in Memo Will Sue Obama for US House

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Baker Hostetler, the law firm that authored the memo exposing the money funneling scheme between officials in the Republican State Leadership Committee, a national GOP PAC, and Speaker of the Alabama House – then ALGOP chairman – Mike Hubbard, will now take on a new, even more high profile role: suing the President of the United States.

David Rivkin, a partner at the D.C.-based

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AG Strange Tells Hubbard in Letter: No Go, Joe

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY – In a letter dated August 27, the Office of Attorney General Luther Strange notified State Representative and Democratic candidate for AG Joe Hubbard that they will not be providing a response to a legal question for which Hubbard had asked for an official AG’s opinion.

Rep. Hubbard, D-Montgomery, had asked for an official AG opinion on the legality of transfers from one political

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ALFA Endorses Harri Anne Smith in District 29

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
 
On Wednesday, August 27 the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) voted to endorse Alabama State Senator Harri Anne Smith (I) in the Senate District 29 race.  SD 29 consists of Houston, Geneva and Dale Counties.

The group said that Senator Smith is a longtime supporter of agriculture and farmers in the Wiregrass.

Sen. Smith said in a written statement, “An important part of our economy in the

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Bonner Bonuses: Campaign Cash Transfers May Violate PAC-to-PAC Ban

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY – From January until days before this year’s June 3 primary, the political campaign committee – the campaign war chest – of now retired Congressman Jo Bonner began to empty. Bonner, however, was not spending the money himself, as he is no longer running for public office, but working at the University of Alabama. Instead, Bonner’s campaign committee transferred its

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Lowell Barron Responds to Official Dismissal of Charges

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

This week, after unanimously losing an appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court over evidentiary matters in the case, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange formally moved to drop all charges against former State Senate Pro Tem Lowell Barron, D-Fyffe, and a judge has now certified that decision.

Barron had originally been indicted with several charges stemming from alleged campaign violations perpetuated

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Space Launch System Passes Review

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

NASA announced on Wednesday, August 27, that the Space Launch System (SLS) has passed a formal review by NASA officials and the program’s progression from formulation to development has been approved to proceed.

The SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for deep space missions. NASA plans to use the SLS to launch a craft to distant objects, to including an asteroid and ultimately

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Alabama Unemployment Still High

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Earlier this month, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced that Alabama’s July Unemployment Rate was 7.0%. That is much better than the post-Great Recession jobs situation that Governor Bentley inherited four years ago, but not considerably better than where the state was this time last year.

Total wage and salary employment has grown by 19,400 jobs during the last year. Gov. Bentley

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