Jefferson County District Attorney indicted, suspended

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM—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 result in

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Moore says he will accept appointment to Senate

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Thursday, January 12, 2017, suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) told WIAT that he will accept Governor Robert Bentley’s appointment to the United States Senate, should he be chosen.

“I would be honored to accept such a position, if offered,” Moore said. “I think that I have the qualifications for such. I know the Constitution. I understand the Constitution

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President Obama approves Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

BIRMINGHAM—Today, Monday, January 16, 2017, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is set aside to remember his legacy and the Civil Rights Movement, much of which was played out in Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s.

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch was in Birmingham this weekend to remember Dr. King at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church. It was her last official speech as Attorney General.<br

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Sessions endures hard questioning during Judiciary Committee hearings

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The US Senate Judiciary Committee has finished its hearings on whether or not to confirm US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) as President Donald Trump’s Attorney General; but the controversy remains.

US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said to Sessions, “You are a friend. You are a man of integrity. You and I have worked closely together on this committee, on the Armed Services Committee. And

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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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Shelby calls Obamacare “beyond repair”

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON, DC—Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Senate Republicans began the process of repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, better known as Obamacare, through the budgeting process.

“In our first major act in the 115th Congress, Senate Republicans voted last night to pave the way towards repealing and replacing Obamacare with patient-centered health care reforms

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State Auditor questions Governor’s 2018 Special Election

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By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—State Auditor Jim Ziegler is questioning Gov. Robert Bentley’s decision to hold a special election in November 2018 for US Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Senate replacement. On Wednesday, Ziegler sent Bentley a letter highlighting his concerns.

In his letter, Ziegler asked Bentley to reconsider the 2018 Special Election date, which will fall nearly 22

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Sewell receives seat on House Ways and Means Committee

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON, DC—Wednesday, January 11, 2017, US Representative Terri Sewell (D-Alabama) was appointed to serve on the House Ways and Means Committee.

“I am honored to sit on the prestigious House Committee on Ways and Means,” Sewell said in a written statement. “Since my election to Congress in 2010, I have maintained a strong interest in serving on this coveted committee because

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Roby: Regulatory reform will facilitate economic growth

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON, DC—On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, the House passed HR5, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017.

US Representative Martha Roby (R-Alabama) celebrated the bill’s passage saying it provides long overdue relief to American job creators and families.

“For years, the rising tide of federal regulations has hampered our economy,” Roby said. “Excessive regulations

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