Tommy Amason qualifies for Congressional race

February 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tommy Amason, a Command Sergeant Major in the Army Reserves and two-tour Iraq War veteran, qualified as a Republican for the Congressional House seat in District 2 last week.

Amason served in the U.S. Army for nearly 30 years and is now running for Congress to take that dedication of service to a different arena.

“I’m running for U.S. Congress because after literally hours of prayer and pressure from my community, I feel like this is my calling,” Amason said in a statement. “My entire life has been spent in service to the people of this great nation and state, and now I’m trying to serve them in a different capacity.”

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US Rep. Bradley Byrne says that Democrats are holding military hostage over immigration

January 19, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, R-Alabama, delivered a speech Thursday from the floor of the House of Representatives urging Congressional Democrats to stop holding military funding hostage to advance their immigration agenda.

The federal government could go into a partial shutdown unless both Houses pass a continuing resolution to raise the debt ceiling and keep the government funded. Democrats are opposing any government funding mechanism unless Republicans give immunity from deportation to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who claim that they were brought here as children. Republicans, including Byrne, object to giving so many illegals blanket immunity for violating our nation’s immigration laws.

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State Sen. Tom Whatley qualifies for re-election

January 15, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Alabama state Sen. Tom Whatley announced that he will seek re-election for State Senate District 27 representing portions of Lee, Russell and Tallapoosa Counties.

“I am proud of the accomplishments we have made in my legislative career,” Whatley said. “We have the lowest unemployment rate ever and our housing prices are increasing for the third straight year along with our economy being the 12th healthiest in the nation. But there is still work that needs to be done. I will continue to help move our state’s economy forward by creating and supporting a pro-business environment, and I look forward to working with Governor Ivey and the Republican leadership to improve our roads, ensure that tax dollars are spent wisely, and protect our conservative values and morals.”

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US Army Reserve Lt. Colonel sentenced to 4 years in prison for supplying Chinese-made gear to Army

November 29, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Army Reserves Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Lamar Burnett was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to forfeit $4.4 million to the government for fraudulently supplying hundreds of thousands of Chinese-produced baseball caps and backpacks to the Army Recruiting Command and passing them off as American-made products, in violation of his contracts and the Buy America Act.

U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, Defense Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent in Charge John F. Khin, and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Special Agent in Charge James T. Wallis announced the sentence.

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Roy Moore addresses Tuscaloosa’s American Christian Academy

November 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore spoke to the student body at Tuscaloosa’s American Christian Academy. Moore discussed the sacrifice that America’s veterans have made and the importance of acknowledging God in his keynote speech to the school body in their Veterans Memorial Day Service.

“This is an exciting time in our country, because so many people are turning back to what America is about,” Judge Moore said.

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Moore campaign says Doug Jones would be a disaster for our armed forces

November 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign Manager Bill Armistead said that Moore’s opponent, “Doug Jones would be a disaster for our armed forces.”

“In 2012, Doug Jones was a proud delegate to the national Democratic convention in Charlotte that nominated Barack Obama for a second term as president. During the Obama administration, the United States military was severely hollowed out with the support of people like Doug Jones,” the Moore campaign charged in a statement.

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Congressman Jim Martin has died

October 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, former U.S. Rep. James Douglas “Jim” Martin has died.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement, “Congressman Jim Martin was a great asset to our state. He lived a long life dedicated to serving Alabama in various roles. He was elected to Congress as a Republican in 1965 for one term until 1967. At the time, he was the first Republican elected to that role in over 70 years. Prior to his time in Washington, Congressman Martin was an Army veteran and served under General Patton in World War II.”

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Huntsville Vietnam veteran to receive Medal of Honor

September 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the U.S. Army announced that retired U.S. Army Captain Gary Michael “Mike” Rose will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump at a White House ceremony on Oct. 23, 2017, for conspicuous gallantry while serving as a sergeant during the Vietnam War.

“Rose, a resident of Huntsville, Alabama, will receive the Medal of Honor for voluntarily risking his life on multiple occasions during combat operations while serving as a combat medic with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne),” U.S. Army Spokesman Dave Foster said. “From Sept. 11-14, 1970, while his unit was engaged with a numerically superior force deep in enemy-controlled territory, Rose exposed himself to enemy fire numerous times to provide medical aid to his comrades, and used his own body to shield a wounded American from harm.

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Tom Surtees Passes

December 26, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, December 23, 2016, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) released a statement on the death of former Alabama Commissioner of Labor Tom Surtees.

Gov. Bentley said, “It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of my friend and former Cabinet member Tom Surtees. Alabama lost a leader and dedicated public servant.”

Governor Bentley added. “Tom dedicated a decade to serving the people of this state, through his time as Revenue Commissioner, Director of Industrial Relations and Labor Commissioner. His devotion to Alabama, passion for her people and his friendship will be forever missed.”
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David Putman Challenges Gary Palmer

November 1, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, October 31, 2016, candidate for Congress David J. Putman (D) sat down for a lengthy interview with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR).

Putman is running in the November 8 General Election for Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District seat against incumbent Gary Palmer (R-Hoover).

Putman told APR that his four priorities in congress will be: fighting economic inequality; immigration reform; term limits; and gun safety, not gun control.
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