The shape of things to come?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls

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Take a break from politics this Christmas season

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By State Senator Cam Ward

Our nation has just finished one of the most contentious presidential elections I can remember. In many ways, the American people seem dangerously divided: hate-filled posts fill up social media, while the loudest voices dominate cable television. Active, informed debate about political issues is healthy, but it often seems our political and cultural discourse has more heat than light. However our community and

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A sober choice is needed to replace Senator Sessions

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By Bill Britt

Alabama Political Reporter

Currently, the most coveted prize in Alabama politics is to be chosen to replace Senator Jeff Sessions, upon his confirmation as US Attorney General. Governor Robert Bentley will choose the recipient.

In all likelihood, Bentley’s choice wins reelection in 2018, he or (remotely) she would become the senior Senator from Alabama and the leader of the State’s Congressional delegation.

Since 1822

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Poarch Creek Indians to push casino plans in Alabama and Georgia

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians could soon be operating casinos in Georgia; Alabama gaming law and federal Indian gaming laws are complicated and filled with gray areas; and gambling, in general, is just awful.

That pretty much summed up Meeting 2 of the Alabama Advisory Council on Gaming – the governor’s committee that was formed to explore the complicated issues surrounding gambling in the

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Legislators Make Recommendations on Amendments

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Politcal Reporter

For months, Alabamians have been focused on who they are going to vote for President of the United States. On Tuesday, they go to the polls and vote, where they face the hard stuff: voting on another fourteen amendments to the Alabama Constitution. A number of state legislators have expressed their opinions on the various amendments.

State Representative Christopher John England (D-Tuscaloosa

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Byrne Supports Term Limits

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, October 20, 2016, US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Mobile) said on Facebook that he supports term limits.

Congressman Byrne said, “There has been a lot of talk lately about term limits, and I wanted to make my position on the issue clear. I have always been a supporter of term limits, and I am a co-sponsor of a bill in Congress to limit House and Senate members to no more than

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Zeigler to Oppose Amendment Six, Claims it Will Weaken Chances of Impeaching Bentley

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Legislature has not impeached anyone in over a hundred years, however the State legislature feels that it is currently too easy to impeach corrupt public officials and is asking the public to vote yes for amendment six which would raise the bar to make it harder for the legislature to remove corrupt officials. This while the legislature is debating whether or not to impeach embattled

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Is Justice Parker Next?

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, September 30, 2016, the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) won a major victory when the Court of the Judiciary suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore through the remainder of his term.

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) may have already picked out its next conservative jurist to purge: Associate Justice Tom Parker.

The SPLC has filed a complaint against Justice Parker claiming comments

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Sessions Speaks Against Obama Plan to Admit 110,000 Refugees

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 28, US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) sharply criticized President Obama’s controversial plan to dramatically increase the number of refugees coming into the country. Sessions comments were made at a Senate hearing on the plan.

Sen. Sessions said, “The tragic reality is, that we have millions of displaced people in the world today—people who are short of food and

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Williams, Scofield, Albritton Participate in Simulated Article V Convention

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The states created the federal government when they sent delegates to the first constitutional convention and many at the state level think that the federal government has grown far too powerful in its relationship with the states. The Alabama legislature has called for an Article V convention of states to tilt that balance of power back toward the states.

This week State Representative Jack

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