Byrne, Gallego introduce bipartisan bill regarding AUMF jurisdiction

November 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, and Congressman Ruben Gallego, D-Arizona, introduced bipartisan legislation that would place jurisdiction over war powers’ issues, including authorizations for the use of military force, under the Congressional Armed Services Committees.  These matters are currently under the jurisdiction of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Under House Rule X, the House Armed Services Committee has jurisdiction over all areas of personnel, material and strategy necessary for the conduct of war, making it the best-equipped panel to handle this critical responsibility.  Byrne and Gallego argue that in addition, because the Congressional Armed Services Committees pass legislation authorizing defense activities every year, this jurisdictional change would give Congress a better opportunity to review and revise war-related policies.

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The Senate probably can’t stop Moore if he wins the election

November 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, November 19, 2017, when the Washington Post first broke the story about women coming forward with accusations against Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore from decades ago, many in the Washington establishment, including Moore nemesis Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and National Republican Senate Leadership Committee Chairman Senate Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, suggested that Judge Moore if elected would not be seated in the Senate and if seated he would be expelled.  Those bold claims are starting to unravel as cooler heads look at what the actual law says.

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In Alabama, we have our veterans’ backs

November 12, 2017

By Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

Dedication. Honor. Commitment. Sacrifice.

Those are the traits that come to mind when I think about our nation’s veterans. I saw these qualities lived out every day by my dad. Boadman Nettles Ivey, my father, served in WWII as part of a field artillery division. From him I learned to love my country, to offer myself to serve my fellow citizen and to stand up for what is right, even when doing so might be difficult.
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Moore addresses Federation of Republican Women

October 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Republican U.S. Senate nominee, Roy Moore, addressed the Alabama Federation of Republican Women at their biannual convention in Prattville.

“I want to thank Frances Taylor for the invitation. There is something about a strong woman with conservative principles, like my wife, Kayla,” Moore said.

“This is a critical time in our country,” Moore said.  “In November of 2016 we were given another chance. Another chance to turn back to the principles that founded this country. If we don’t turn back, we are going to lose this party we are going to lose this country.”

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Moore addresses Madison County Republicans

October 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore addressed the Madison County Republican Party Freedom Gala at the Jackson Center in Research Park.  Moore discussed the Senate race and his views on God.

“I have always admired this part of the state,” Moore said.  “It is so innovative.  I got to go through the Remington factory.  I saw more guns today than I saw in the military.”

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Roy Moore cruises to a win over Strange

September 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

The voters of the Alabama Republican Party went to the polls and selected Roy Moore to be their nominee in the race for U.S. Senate.

The Washington elites led by Karl Rove, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Senate Leadership Fund, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Rifle Association, and the National Republican Senate Committee, all backed Strange.  The expensive outside lobbyists declared a media war on Moore.  Republicans voters received upwards of 50 mailers to their mailboxes.  TV and radio spots touting Strange and attacking Moore bombarded viewers and listeners for weeks.

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Bannon, Farage, Robertson headline a host of speakers for Moore

September 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, the Roy Moore for Senate campaign held a final Get Out The Vote (GOTV) rally in Fairhope, Alabama, with a special guests.

“It is a great honor, I am just a country boy from North Alabama, to have men like Steve Bannon, Nigel Farage, Siran Stacy, to come long distances,” Moore said.

Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon gave an impassioned plea for the voters of Alabama to vote for Moore.

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Roy Moore, Luther Strange pledge to support US Term Limits amendment

September 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Term Limits, the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praised Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Luther Strange for signing its congressional term limits pledge. Strange joins Roy Moore, also an Alabama U.S. Senate candidate, in taking the term limits oath.

In Nov. 2016, U.S. Term Limits had more than 50 pledge signers in Congress.

“Strange ‘s and Moore’s commitment to returning to citizen government in Washington, D.C. is a beacon that should be followed by candidates across the nation,” USTL President Philip Blumel said on the candidates’ pledges.

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Congressman Andy Harris and former GOP presidential candidate Gary Bauer endorse Moore

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Moore for Senate Campaign announced two more high profile endorsements when U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., and former GOP candidate for President Gary Bauer both endorsed Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.

Harris said in a statement, “Washington needs to be shaken up, and I can’t think of a better man to do that than Judge Roy Moore. He will bring not only principle to the senate, but also a backbone of steel. I am proud to endorse him.”

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Roby votes against raising the debt ceiling

September 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, September 8, 2017, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, voted against a bill that she said would raise the nation’s debt limit without reforms to curb wasteful spending.

Congresswoman Roby said, “Congress has no business raising the nation’s debt limit without reining in the runaway spending that is causing our debt problem. Every day I hear from constituents who are concerned about our nearly $20 trillion debt and frustrated by Washington’s unwillingness to address it.”

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