Defining a Journalist

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—According to Reporters Without Boarders, there have been 59 Journalists killed, 12 media assistants killed, 21 “Netizens” and citizen journalists killed and 176 journalists imprisoned so far this year. Reporters Without Boarders notes that, “Journalists killed” includes only cases in which the organizations clearly established that “the victim was killed because of his/her

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Sessions Sets Priorities For New Defense Secretary

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, November 25 U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R from Alabama) said that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s departure highlights the floundering status of the U.S.’s ISIS strategy.

Sen. Sessions, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, outlined what his priorities for a new Defense Secretary will be. The Armed Services Committee will have a lead role in the confirmation

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Roby Preparing for the Next Congress

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congresswoman Martha Roby (R from Montgomery) announces staff changes for the incoming 114th Congress.

Representative Roby said, “Today I announced my Congressional staff for the 114th Congress. Several new staff members have been hired, and others promoted, all to enhance our legislative efforts and constituent services. Learn more about our team and their responsibilities here.”

Rep. Roby

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Dr. Gina Coming to Birmingham Sunday

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Outspoken Conservative talk radio host, Dr. Gina Gentry Loudon, is returning to Birmingham to promote her new book: ‘What Women Really Want’.

The book was written with co-authors: Ann Marie Murrell and Morgan Brittany. This follows closely her previous book: ‘Why the Survival of our Republic Depends on the Revival of Honor’ by Dr. Gina and Dathan Paterno.

Dr. Gina will be at Hoover Tactical

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Report Investigates Distribution Of Tax Dollars

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By Byron Shehee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY – A report from the National Priorities Project (NPP) was recently released that highlighted the findings from an extensive investigation into how our tax dollars flow from our states into the federal government’s coffers. The report, “State Smart: Federal Funding in 50 States” details how the Federal government distributed our Nation’s tax dollars in each state from 2007

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Once Again White Spins The Press

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Opinion

On the day that W. Van Davis set the record straight on the “false allegations” coming from Speaker Mike Hubbard and his legal mouthpiece, J. Mark White — concerning Hubbard’s arrest on 23 counts of Felony ethics violations — White sought to change the subject by asking for communication between the Attorney General’s Office and the media.

In an amended discovery motion, White asked

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Protecting Our American Birthright

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By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

There are many things about this country that make us great: our economy, our military and our people, to name a few. But perhaps our greatest accomplishment has been democracy. Democracy is our most precious and cherished blessing, and it is the foundation of our freedom.

Before America, kings who had absolute power ruled nations. While there are still some nations that suffer under dictators and other

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It’s Time for Americans to Embrace the Spirit of Thanksgiving

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By Rep. Darrio Melton

This week, families across the country will come together to give thanks around the dinner table. Thanksgiving has come to be opening day of the holiday season, marking the start of shopping and decorating. However, Thanksgiving should mean so much more than a quick dinner before the Black Friday sales.

Not only is it a time for all of us to take a step back and appreciate the blessings in our lives, it’s also

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Palmer Names William Smith as Chief of Staff

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, November 20 Congressman-elect Gary Palmer (R) announced that he has named William David Smith Jr. as his Chief of Staff.

The Ozark Native is presently U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions’ (R) Chief Counsel.

Congressman-elect Palmer said in a statement, “William is a man of utmost integrity and high intellect.  I am honored to have him serve alongside me.  He is an Alabama native and

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APR Speaks with Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Last week, the Acting Attorney in the investigation and prosecution of Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, broke his silence and addressed what he called “false accusations” being made by Hubbard and his criminal defense attorney, J. Mark White.

In an interview with the Alabama Political Reporter, Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis explained why the prosecution felt

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