Judge Moore wants full repeal of Obamacare

June 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 22, 2017, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) said that he supports the full repeal of Obamacare and suggested that the Senate healthcare plan released on Thursday is an “in name only” repeal of the controversial 2010 healthcare bill.

Chief Justice Moore said in a statement, “As I stated over a month ago, I will oppose any bill that does not fully repeal Obamacare. We knew from day one that the concept of Obamacare was doomed to fail just as socialized medicine has failed in every country where it has been implemented.”
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Nicole Jones running for Senate District 7

June 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 22, 2017, Huntsville area economic and commercial real estate developer Nicole Jones announced that she is running as a Republican for State Senate District 7, where incumbent Senator Paul Sanford (R-Huntsville) is not seeking reelection.

Jones said on social media, “Huntsville, Madison County, and Senate District 7, We build our community together, and you mean something to me, which is why I will work diligently and tirelessly for YOU.”
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Luther Strange: “Obamacare is in a Death Spiral”

June 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 23, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) urged Congress to repeal and replace the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, better known as Obamacare.

Senator Strange said on social media, “Obamacare is in a death spiral. Did you know that 47 counties in America are projected to have no Obamacare Exchange insurers in 2018? Congress needs to act to repeal and replace Obamacare now.”
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Reaction to Oliver Robinson’s guilty plea

June 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 22, 2017, former State Representative Oliver Robinson (D-Birmingham) entered guilty pleas to Federal charges of fraud, bribery, corruption, and tax evasion.

Rep. Robinson resigned from the Alabama House of Representatives last year, claiming that there was a conflict of interest with his serving in the legislature and his daughter working for former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R).

On Thursday the US Attorney’s office, the FBI, and the IRS claim that Robinson accepted bribes from powerful Birmingham law firm, Balch and Bingham for Robinson to advocate against expansion of a massive EPA Superfund site in Birmingham. Balch & Bingham client, Drummond Coal and its affiliate ABC Coke, would have potentially had to pay $millions to cleanup more neighborhoods in Birmingham.
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Luther Strange: “Obamacare is in a death spiral”

June 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 23, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) urged Congress to repeal and replace the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, better known as Obamacare.

Senator Strange said on social media, “Obamacare is in a death spiral. Did you know that 47 counties in America are projected to have no Obamacare Exchange insurers in 2018? Congress needs to act to repeal and replace Obamacare now.”
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Brooks wants to arm Congress

June 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Washington, DC has one of the most restrictive gun laws in the entire country. That infringement on the civil liberties of the Capitol’s citizens very nearly resulted in the slaughter of two dozen GOP congressmen, including Alabama’s own Representatives Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) and Gary Palmer (R-Hoover).  Congressman Brooks was one of six congressmen whose names and office numbers were written on a sheet of paper in the attempted assassin’s pocket.
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Randy Brinson Interview

June 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 21, 2017, Dr. Randy Brinson talked with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about his campaign to be the GOP nominee for the US Senate seat vacated when Sen. Jeff Sessions became US Attorney General.

APR: Mo Brooks has introduced legislation allowing members of Congress to carry firearms in Washington DC. Do you support this legislation. Why or why not?

Dr. Brinson: A better policy would to have somebody on their staff APOST certified and fully trained and qualified as a marksman. While I support this, US attorneys and federal judges have asked for this for years. Prosecutors are going after terror groups, the mob, and the cartels. They are even more at risk than the Congressmen. This needs to be extended to the federal prosecutors and judges.
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Morrow running for State Senate

June 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, State Representative Johnny Mack Morrow (D-Red Bay) announced that he is running for State Senate District 6.

Rep. Morrow said in a statement, “I am announcing today my candidacy for State Senate District 6. Morrow will likely be challenging incumbent Dr. Larry Stutts,” (R-Sheffield).

Rep. Morrow said in a statement, “I have received a great deal of encouragement from people all over the district who want me to run for the Senate. So many people have come to me and told me that they are disappointed with the way our area has been represented in the State Senate. I believe I can take my experience from the House of Representatives and my love for this area and do a better job in Senate District 6 that what is being done now.”
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Givhan running for State Senate in District 7

June 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Alabama Republican Party Senior Vice Chairman Sam Givhan announced that he is running for Alabama State Senate, District 7.  Givhan made the decision after incumbent Senator Paul Sanford (R-Huntsville) announced that he would not seek re-election.

Givhan said, “I have been living, working and active in the Madison County Community for more than two decades.  I know the issues that matter most to the families, businesses and residents of the greater Huntsville area and believe I have the leadership it takes to represent Madison County in the State Senate.”
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Republicans hold seats in Georgia and South Carolina

June 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, efforts by national Democrats to win congressional Special Elections failed with Republicans taking both the special election in Georgia and the race in South Carolina.

Georgia’s Sixth District was especially heavily targeted. Both sides poured in tens of millions of dollars. The election was the most expensive House race in the history of the country. Democrats from all over the country the country donated to Jon Ossoff’s anti-Trump campaign in record numbers, even though Ossoff did not actually live in the district and had never held a public office before. GOP nominee Karen Handel was a former Georgia Secretary of State and former county commissioner; but she had lost in runs for both Governor and Senate and appeared to be a political has been. At one point, Ossoff was outraising Handel five to one with most of that money coming from outside Georgia. Large Republican Super PACs eventually came forward to close much of that gap.
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