Hubbard: Defiant and Unrepentant

July 11, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Politcal Reporter

Michael G. Hubbard received a sentence of 96 years for his crimes.

However, because he was convicted under State ethics laws, Judge Jacob Walker, III, with advice from the State’s prosecution, gave him a split sentence of 4 years behind bars, with no “good time” or chance of parole, and 16 years probation.

There has been a cry of outrage over what is perceived as a light sentence for such a corrupt politician. But, this is actually a harsh sentence and a reasonable measure due to overcrowding in our State prison system. The State’s prosecution had recommended 5 years in prison and 12 years probation; very close to what Hubbard received.
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A Guilty Verdict Offering Hope

June 23, 2016

By Jack Campbell

An atomic bomb of sorts was dropped on Alabama on June 10th when a jury in Lee County found Mike Hubbard guilty on twelve counts of public corruption. The judge will impose sentencing early next month which could, most likely, include prison time. Finally, it can be said aloud that Mike Hubbard really was a crook after all, even though lone cries from people like Congressman Mike Rogers have been silenced.
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President Vetoes National Defense Authorization Act

October 27, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, October 22, President Barack H. Obama vetoed HR1735, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016.

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) criticized the President’s action saying that Pres. Obama is putting politics over our military.  Rep. Byrne said, “The NDAA has passed Congress and been signed into law with bipartisan support for each of the last 53 years. The NDAA sets the policy and authorizes spending for our nation’s military men and women.”
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Adkins Receives Medal of Honor

September 16, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, September 15, Alabamian Command Sergeant Bennie Adkins was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during his service in the Vietnam War. President Barack H. Obama awarded the medal to Adkins (an Opelika native) in a ceremony in the White House.

Before the ceremony, U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R from Montgomery) said in a statement, “Today a very special Alabamian will receive the Medal of Honor: Bennie Adkins of Opelika who served three tours in Vietnam and survived four days at Camp A Shau, where he fought off enemy forces and rescued fellow soldiers. He sustained 18 wounds in battle and received the Purple Heart while serving in Vietnam.”
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Bennie G. Adkins to Receive Medal of Honor for Service in Vietnam War

August 27, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, August 26, it was announced that President Barack H Obama will award the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Special Forces veteran Bennie G. Adkins for his incredible heroics in a battle during the Vietnam War. Mr. Bennie G. Adkins of Opelika will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on September 15th at the White House along with two other veterans.
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Casson Campaigns in St. Clair County

May 30, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, May 29, St. Clair County Republican voters gathered in a candidates’ forum in Pell City at the Pell City Civic Center Complex to hear from candidates in the upcoming Republican Party Primary.

At the forum, The Alabama Political Reporter talked briefly with Thomas Casson (R) from Lee County, who is running for Alabama’s Third Congressional District.  Casson is challenging incumbent, Congressman Mike Rogers (R) from Saks, because he said that Rep. Rogers has served for twelve years and “I like term limits. I think we need some fresh air.”
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Rogers Meets with Veterans Panel

May 2, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday Congressman Mike Rogers met with his Third District Veterans Advisory Committee in Opelika.

Representative Rogers said, “These men and women represent a myriad of folks who have served our country both at home and abroad. They have given us their best, and in return, our nation must keep its promise to them.”

During the meeting, Rogers and his Veterans advisory committee focused on issues like potential changes to TRICARE and the continuing effort to improve programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Congressman Mike Rogers Addresses St. Clair County Republicans

October 19, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Mike Rogers (R) from Saks spoke with members of the St. Clair County Republican Party about the election and the approaching fiscal cliff.

Rep. Rogers told the assembled members of the St. Clair Republican party and said, “It is great to visit with the county committee. I was stunned to see a Democrat party headquarters here (referring to the Democrat Party storefront headquarters across the street from the court house). Is that here just for memorabilia or something?”
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Pell City Welcomes Congressman Mike Rogers

September 7, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Mike Rogers was in Pell City Thursday addressing a crowd of over 75 supporters at the Horizons lakeside community club house. The five term Congressman was optimistic about the Republicans prospects in the election and about our nations future. Rogers said that he was happy that reapportionment and redistricting had moved St. Clair County from Spencer Bachus’s 6th District to his Third District.
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Congressman Rogers Says He Is Committed to Repeal of Obamacare

April 2, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In a written statement Congressman Mike Rogers (R) from Anniston says “I strongly supported H.R. 2, the Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act, which would repeal the healthcare law.”

Congressman Rogers said that in a Rasmussen survey on March 19th 56% of the American people said that they support repealing the Patient Affordability and Protection Act, better known as Obamacare.

Rep. Rogers said that the American people oppose Obamacare for good reasons.  Congressman Rogers said that according to the CBO President Obama’s signature healthcare law will result in an estimated four million Americans losing their employer provided healthcare coverage.
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