Parker Warns Judiciary’s Fate at Stake

October 28, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker (R) released a statement endorsing Donald Trump for President of the United States. Parker said that the future of the courts is at stake in this election and that, “Is why I am supporting the Trump-Pence ticket in November and why all conservatives should join me.”

Justice Parker wrote in a statement, “From my perspective as a judge currently serving on a state supreme court, the most important issue in this election is the future of the judiciary. The rule of law, upon which the exceptionalism of America rests, is at stake.”
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Some Advice For Alabama Democrats

October 27, 2016

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Oh, Alabama Democrats.

I have watched from afar over the past several years as your beloved party – the party that controlled Alabama for more than 100 years – deteriorated into a murky concoction of incompetence and incoherence.

The result is a second party in the state that is utterly inconsequential today.

It’s a sad sight, particularly as we watch the infighting and bickering that has taken hold of the party, and as the entrenched leadership at the top refuses to budge or change.
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A Dark Omen Rises From Moore Trial

October 4, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Those politicos and advocates who follow history should mark Friday, September 30,2016 on their calendars and note it as the day the State of Alabama changed due to the suspension of Chief Justice Roy S. Moore from the Alabama Supreme Court.

There is no reason for anyone on either side of this issue to celebrate. By suspending Judge Moore, the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) have completely undermined the very institutions that stand for equal justice.
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Today is the Great Lottery Showdown

August 25, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

This is like a Western with no gunplay. Today, two roughly evenly matched groups of Republican lawmakers are going to square off in the Alabama House of Representatives to decide the fate of Governor Robert Bentley’s (R) State General Fund lottery constitutional amendment, Senate Bill Three (SB3).

SB3 was sponsored by State Senator Jim McClendon (R-Springville). Even though Republicans have a commanding super majority in the House, it will be Democrats who decide which group of GOP Representatives get to declare their victory at the end of the day. As increasingly is becoming common in the Alabama legislature, it is not Democrats versus Republicans, but dueling factions of Republicans battling each other. Each side has to reach across the aisle to the Democratic minority to find allies to use against their fellow Republican lawmakers in today’s showdown.
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Pro-Immigration Reform Groups Rally in Montgomery

August 5, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, local leaders from Birmingham, Troy, Livingston, and Montgomery came together for a Day of Action to rally and showcase new research on immigration contributions in Alabama and highlight what they claim is a critical need for immigration reform. The event was sponsored by the Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE).

The Executive Director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, Isabel Rubio said, “We cannot ignore the value that immigrant entrepreneurs make in Alabama’s economy, we must continue to work towards comprehensive immigration reform to fix our broken immigration system.”
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Shedd Says that Selection of McCutcheon Means Turning the Page From Corruption

August 4, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, August 3, State Representative Randall Shedd (R-Cullman) issued a statement congratulating Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R-Madison) for his recent election by the House Republican Caucus as the next Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Rep. Shedd wrote, “I believe the Alabama House Republican Caucus began the process of turning the page from corruption and selected a new leader and a new day with Representative Mac McCutcheon.”
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Bussman Responds to Punishment

March 18, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 17, Alabama State Senator Paul Bussman (R-Cullman) spoke on the Senate floor addressing his punishment by the Senate leadership for not having supported Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh’s (R-Anniston) controversial tenure reform bill, the PREP Act.

Senator Bussman said, “As most of you know, last week I was removed as the Vice Chairman of Rules by leadership. You would have to go back to November 15, 2011 to find the only other time that such a harsh punishment was applied by leadership. That Senator wore a wire and secretly recorded other members of the Senate (former Senator Scott Beason, R-Gardendale who was working with the FBI on a Senate corruption probe). That Senator then made derogatory and racial comments about an entire race of Alabamians. That senator was even allowed to apologize and keep his position by leadership. It was not until the senate minority demanded that he be removed was he removed by leadership.”
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Palin Endorses Trump

January 25, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, January 19, popular former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Republican presidential front-runner, New York City businessman, and reality TV star Donald Trump.

Only two women have ever been nominated for Vice-President by a major American political party: Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 by the Democrats and Palin in 2008 by the Republicans. Palin was the running mate of 2008 GOP Presidential Candidate John McCain. Despite the eventual loss to Barack H Obama and Joe Biden, Palin remains popular with “movement” conservatives and Tea Party activists.
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Sources Suggest that Kasich is Likely to Soon Bow Out

November 27, 2015

By Brandon Moseley

Alabama Political Repoter

On Thursday, November 26 the ‘Wall Street Journal’ reported that Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) is expected to drop out of the race for President of the United States due to trouble raising money.

When longtime Republican frontrunner former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) appeared to stumble, Ohio Governor John Kasich entered the Presidential race.  Kasich had experience in the Congress and experience as Governor of the most critical of the swing states.
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Palmer Warns About Nuclear Deal

July 21, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, July 18, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) spoke to the Republican Women of Shelby County. The first term Congressman is concerned about the Iran deal to lift the sanctions recently negotiated in multi-part talks.  Rep. Palmers said the, “Truth is Iran may already have a bomb.”

Congressman Palmer said that a security analyst who briefed Congress testified that Iran could be two months or a year from having a bomb. Palmer said that the analyst testified that if the people in power in Iran gave the order to prepare a nuclear weapon from the materials they have already assembled it could take as little as two weeks.
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