Jefferson County District Attorney indicted, suspended

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.—Jefferson County’s incoming district attorney has been indicted on felony perjury charges just days before he is scheduled to take office.

Charles Todd Henderson, who was a surprise winner over incumbent Republican candidate Brandon Falls in November, has already been sworn in and was set to take over as the new DA on Tuesday. But under state law, a felony indictment will

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Gaming council delays report until summer

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley’s Advisory Council on Gaming isn’t going to meet its deadline.

Originally devised to offer guidance to the Governor and State lawmakers in time for the 2017 Regular Session, which begins Feb. 7, council members voted unanimously on Thursday to delay any report and set a new deadline of June 30 — well after the session has ended.

“It’s obvious that we’re

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Montgomery school system takeover off to a rough start

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The State takeover of Montgomery’s school system is off to a less-than-optimal beginning.

At a press conference following Thursday’s State school board meeting — at which members voted to support State Superintendent Michael Sentance’s resolution declaring his intention to intervene in MPS — a collection of State and Montgomery school officials were met with a barrage of questions

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Jeff Sessions and the War on White People

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

There’s a war on white people in America.

I know this because Rep. Mo Brooks, the whitest man in all of Alabama, has proclaimed it. Several times.

That’s what’s tripping up Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing for US Attorney General. Not Sessions’ past comments. Not his deplorable track record on voting rights. Not his past history as Attorney General in Alabama.

Nope, it’s white people

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School leaders search for source of leak to APR

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

A scramble took place Wednesday at the Alabama State Department of Education and at the central office of Montgomery’s Public Schools to find the sources of a story that appeared on The Alabama Political Reporter.

Several sources told APR on Wednesday that State department employees were questioned about the leak. At MPS, officials were questioning board members and an attorney

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The plan is in place for takeover of Montgomery schools

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The first official step in the takeover of the Montgomery County School System will come Thursday, when State School Board members will vote to approve a takeover plan that will leave some management of MPS schools with the local board, sources familiar with the process have told APR.

At a meeting Monday between State Superintendent Michael Sentance, some State School Board members and members of

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Alabama: the final resting place for facts

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

President Obama has been an unmitigated disaster for America.

We don’t know much in Alabama, but we know the above statement is true. Or, I guess I should say, the majority of the voters in this State know that statement to be true.

Flip on a conservative talk radio show. Scroll through the Facebook timeline of your conservative Alabama friend. Engage the average Alabamian in a political conversation.<br

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Alabama’s Gambling Fight: Corruption and Lies

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By Josh Moon

Alabama Political Reporter

One by one, in the courtroom of Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Houston Brown, the three men came to provide testimony on behalf of the Alabama Attorney General’s office, which was seeking a warrant to raid a place of business.

Weeks later, after the business had been raided and property and money seized, Judge Brown would hear evidence that the three men lied during their previous testimony

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Montgomery board of ed. discusses state takeover

By Josh Moon

Alabama Political Reporter

At a special called work session on Thursday, the Montgomery County Board of Education acknowledged publicly for the first time that the Alabama State Department of Education has informed Montgomery school officials that it intends to take over their system.

During the hour-long meeting, school system attorney Vernetta Perkins did most of the talking, as she laid out what a state intervention means

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Bo Bice, Popeye’s chicken and a lesson in racism

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Bo Bice likes his chicken without the side of racism, thanks.

The former “American Idol” runner-up and Alabama resident resurfaced this week in one of the oddest ways: claiming on Facebook that he was discriminated against while ordering chicken at a Popeye’s restaurant in the Atlanta airport.

I know, I know. You’re thinking there’s no way this is true. That we finally got 2016 to mercifully

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