Senate committee approves bill to allow display of Ten Commandments on public property

February 9, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

An Alabama Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that will allow for the public display of the Ten Commandments on public property including government building grounds and public schools.

The bill, by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, received a unanimous vote from the Senate Constitution, Ethics and Elections committee after Democrats pushed for an amendment to allow for the placement of other religious displays that express faith or religious belief.

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Hobson formally qualifies to run for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District

January 30, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, attorney Rich Hobson officially qualified as a Republican candidate for Congress in Alabama’s 2nd District.

“It is imperative that we reorient our thinking away from a bloated federal government that overreaches into every area of our lives,” Hobson said.

Hobson is a longtime Roy Moore aide and most recently served as Moore’s campaign manager for U.S. Senate.

“Since announcing my plans to run for Congress almost a month ago, I have traveled throughout Alabama’s Second District, listening to the needs and concerns of its residents,” Hobson said. “Over and over, I heard folks echo the same concerns that prompted me to get into this race. I believe that our nation is at a crucial point in our history, and we are in desperate need of strong leadership to preserve a safe, prosperous, and moral America for our children and grandchildren.”

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Rich Hobson, longtime Moore aide, will qualify to run for Congress Monday

January 29, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Rich Hobson Campaign announced that Hobson will formally qualify on Monday to run for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Alabama’s Second Congressional District.  Hobson, a longtime Roy Moore aide, was most recently Moore’s campaign manager.  Hobson formerly was the administrative director of the Alabama Judicial System.

The 2nd Congressional District is currently represented by Congresswoman Martha Roby, R-Montgomery.

While Hobson is running for Congress, he said that he has no plans spend the rest of his life there.

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Opinion | There are three types of judges

January 9, 2018

By Win Johnson
Contributed

In light of the recent resignation announcement of Alabama Supreme Court Justice Glenn Murdock and the pending appointment of a new Justice by Governor Ivey, I present this statement on the 3 types of judges. This writing begins tongue-in-cheek, but it ends deadly serious.

I was driving this morning, when a State Trooper pulled me over and said, “You weren’t driving the speed limit.”

I said, “I was doing 65 mph in a 70 mph zone, Officer.”

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Moore says he has “no regrets”

December 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore said that he has no regrets following his opponent’s state certification as the winner of the Dec. 12 special election for U.S. Senator.

Moore had asked the state canvassing board to postpone the decision and to continue to investigate allegations of voter fraud.  When Secretary of State John Merrill refused, Moore sought a restraining order from the courts.  Montgomery Circuit Court Judge Johnny Hardwick denied Moore’s request to stop Alabama’s canvassing board from certifying Doug Jones.

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Roy Moore says he is fighting a spiritual battle

November 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore was campaigning to a full house of over 230 in the town hall of Henager, Alabama, in rural DeKalb County.  At least 50 journalists and news media were also on hand both inside and outside the building.

Roy Moore said, “There is fourteen days left to the general election.  We are very exciting.  It has been a long and enduring campaign and grueling at times.   We have been looking for the end for a while.  Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedules to hear about the campaign.  We are working very hard.  We have been going to meetings and having private meetings.  We have been doing all the campaign stuff and got several events this week again and are going to be very busy on the campaign trail.”

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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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