US Senate votes down Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

January 30, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, in a stunning defeat for Pro-Life Americans, the U.S. Senate failed to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This law would have prohibited abortions after 20 weeks.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan was critical of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, who voted against the pro-life bill.

“After today’s vote, we now see Senator Doug Jones’ true colors,” Chairman Lathan said. “We will not forget his vote to block this bill banning late-term abortions. It is disgraceful that Senator Jones, who claims to want to ‘give voice to the challenges that face so many of our most vulnerable Americans’ would refuse to be a voice for the most vulnerable of them all: innocent lives in the womb. As one of the strongest pro-life states in the nation, Alabamians will hold Senator Jones accountable for this vote and every move he makes in the future regarding legislation that supports life at all stages.”

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Alabamians join March For Life held in Washington

January 23, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Hundreds of thousands of Pro-Life advocates marched on Washington January 19 pleading with the country to protect the lives of the pre-born.  President Donald Trump addressed the Pro-Life marchers.

On Saturday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey released a statement supporting the March. “As a teenager, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior,” Ivey said.  “My faith has taught me to love life, love one another and that God, our Creator, values each individual person.  That’s why I’m strongly pro-life and believe life begins at conception.  If you believe that life begins at conception, stand with me.

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Moore holds election eve rally with Steve Bannon, other supporters in Midland

December 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, December 11, 2017, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore held a “Drain the Swamp rally” in Midland just 13 hours before Alabama voters go to the polls to decide whether they want to vote for Moore or Democrat Doug Jones to be their senator, replacing Jeff Sessions (R) who vacated the seat to become U.S. attorney general.

“We are not going to stand by and let people from out of state and California control this election,” Judge Roy Moore said. “Three years before I was born, 1944, America was in crisis. We were at war with Adolph Hitler and the armies of Nazi Germany.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said on the radio that many would die in that war; but we had faith. Three years later I was born. “In the 1960s, we started to forget God and we started to forget where our strength comes from.”

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For Moore’s core supporters, this election goes much deeper than policy or politics

December 12, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

For Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s core group of voters, this special election is about much more than politics or policy. At its core, Tuesday’s vote isn’t about taxes and it’s not about Steve Bannon, Donald Trump or even Democrat Doug Jones.

When Moore’s staunchest supporters walk into a polling place Tuesday, first and foremost on their mind will be a world that appears to be fundamentally shifting away from them — a political and social reality that not only feels uncomfortable but even hostile.

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Marked sample ballots found in Bullock County

December 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Secretary State John Merrill announced the discovery of marked sample ballots being distributed to voters in Bullock County on Tuesday.

“On Friday, December 1, 2017, at approximately 5:10 PM, Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill received a report from an official at the Roy Moore Campaign team indicating that there were sample ballots that had been marked for Doug Jones, the United States Senate candidate for the Democrat party, that were being distributed from the Probate Office in Union Springs,” The Secretary of State’s office said in a statement.
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Poll: Alabama Republican voters embrace Roy Moore

December 4, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A new CBS poll, conducted by YouGov, released over the weekend shows that Doug Jones’ tactic of winning using  accusations that Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore liked to date teenagers, when he was in his 30s, appears to be a disastrous failure.

According to a poll of 1,073 registered voters, if the election were held today: Moore would win handily with 49 percent of the vote. Democratic Clinton era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones would get just 43 percent.  Four percent said that they would vote for someone else – there are at least four different write-in campaigns to choose from. Four percent are still undecided.

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Trump comes to Moore’s aid

November 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Sunday, President Donald Trump blasted Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones on Twitter.

The Judge Moore for Senate responded on social media: “While the Republican establishment, liberal Democrats, and the mainstream media continue to wage an unprecedented campaign of personal destruction against our campaign, the people of Alabama are putting aside all the #FakeNews noise to make a crucial decision on December 12th.”

“And just like President Trump, the people of Alabama know full well that the last thing our state or nation needs is another Schumer/Pelosi puppet in Washington!” the Moore campaign stated.

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Jones falls behind, new poll gives Moore 17-point lead

November 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Politico reported that in the latest poll in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, Roy Moore holds a 17 point lead over Democrat Doug Jones.

The new poll by Axis Research taken from October 24 through October 26, 2017, focused on likely special election voters in Alabama.

The President of Axis Research Brenda Gianiny said in a statement, “We see a race that is looking less and less competitive for Democrat Doug Jones.”

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Judge Myron Thompson rules two Alabama abortion laws unconstitutional

October 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has ruled that two Alabama abortion laws are unconstitutional. The ruling blocks the state from enforcing these laws.

The first law prohibits the licensing or renewal of a license of an abortion clinic within 2,000 feet of any K-8 public school. The second law banned an abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation. This is the most common method used in the second trimester.

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Abortion is legal; Jones, Moore can’t change that

October 23, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

I am against abortion.

That’s a bit of an odd statement coming from me, given my rather extensive record of progressive beliefs. Around these parts, I’m a “lib’rul” on the political scale, and I make no apologies for such.

But I also don’t like the idea of abortion. I hate the idea of it, actually.

I hate more, however, the idea of forcing my feelings upon someone whose circumstances and perspectives, of whom, I have no comprehension.

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