Barry Moore Found Not Guilty

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Byron Shehee
Alabama Political Reporter

OPELIKA—After deliberating on its second day, the jury broke on Thursday afternoon and found Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) not guilty on two charges of perjury and two counts of providing false statements.

The prosecution closed yesterday by asking the jury not to be confused by the defense’s efforts to fog the facts of the case. However, it appears the defense’s tactics were successful. The

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Battle Lost, War to Continue

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Indicted lawmaker Rep. Barry Moore (R – Enterprise) is a free man once again. He and his family have a great deal to be thankful for, as the system worked, and this time it worked in his favor.

I sat through the trial and I must say, I would have cast a different lot than the 12 good citizens of this jury.

I owe Bill Baxley an apology. I never thought that his incoherent ramblings added up to

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Tuesday is a Big Election for Republicans: Opinion

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A lot is on the line in this election for Republicans. This is an enormous for the Party of Reagan and Lincoln to see if it really is still a equal to its Democratic Party rival.

2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney understood the situation brilliantly (though saying it out loud was a mistake): 47% of the American people are untouchable for the Republicans. They don’t believe the same principles

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Sessions Responds to Wall Street Journal Report

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, November 4 American citizens will go to the polls to elect a new Congress.  Under the U.S. Constitution the Congress sets immigration and naturalization policy.  Not anymore they don’t.  The ‘Wall Street Journal’ is reporting that President Barack H. Obama intends to implement a plan to unilaterally set immigration policy and give legal residency and work permits to millions

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Moore Not Guilty

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Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

Opelika–After deliberating for two days, the jury in the Barry Moore trial returned a verdict of not guilty on all four counts of the indictment against him.

Moore’s attorneys’ numerous attempts to cloud the issues and confuse the jury, produced the desired results of not guilty.

More to follow…

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Moore Trial: Day Three

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By Byron Shehee
Alabama Political Reporter

OPELIKA— On day three of the trial, and what some thought would be the last day of the State’s case vs. Rep. Barry Moore. R-Enterprise, the defendant testified and closing arguments were heard.

Early in the morning, Moore took the stand in an effort to defend himself from two counts of perjury and two counts of providing false statements.

The defense, led by Derek Yarbrough (Dothan), opened

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Marsh Tells Voters He Will Not Be Indicted

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, October 29, an overflow crowd packed the Lurleen Wallace School of Nursing auditorium at Jacksonville State University to hear the Senate District 11 debate between incumbent Senator Del Marsh (R from Anniston) and his opponent, attorney Taylor Stewart (D from Anniston).  The event was a heavy weight slug fest between two gifted politicians who are both supremely confident in

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Congressional Incumbents Appear In Good Shape As Elections Wind Down

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In the election of 2010, incumbents Parker Griffith (R from Huntsville) was easily defeated by Madison County Commissioner Mo Brooks in the Republican Primary. Griffith has been elected as a Democrat with President Barack H. Obama in 2008, but that relationship rapidly soured and he switched political parties amidst much fanfare by the National GOP.

Republicans in the Fifth Congressional District

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GOP Lawmakers And Candidates Speak At Train Depot

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Evoking images from an era long-ago, where the railroads were the primary method of travel, Republican candidates in Jefferson County spoke at the historic train depot in Leeds, AL.

State Representative Dickie Drake (R from Leeds) who represents Alabama House of Representatives District 45. Drake thanked everyone for coming to the event. Drake who was first elected in a special election for

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Warning: Dull Election Ahead

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INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
By Steve Flowers

The 2014 General Election is Tuesday. It is set to be uneventful. I predicted over a year ago that this election year was going to be dull and, folks, my prognostication has come to fruition. This year has been a yawner from the get go.

Even the GOP and Democratic primaries in June were void of any drama. As the results trickled in from the summer primaries, there were absolutely no surprises or upsets

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