An inconvenient reality

October 16, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s time for a lesson in reality.

Actually, that’s not accurate. This is a lesson in how reality becomes distorted. Usually, purposefully distorted in order to feed a convenient narrative.

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange tried a little distorted reality last week, when he started criticizing everyone – and by ‘everyone,’ I mean the not-us-but-them sort of everyones – for crime issues in the city.

(While I will use Strange’s words, make no mistake, these comments and attitudes are not limited to him. They can be found in most every city in this country, especially around the South, and they are directly responsible for the rise in stupidity and hate and the reduction of decency.)

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Sessions announces plan to fight violent crime

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America. Foremost of those actions is the reinvigoration of “Project Safe Neighborhoods.”

“According to the FBI, the violent crime rate has risen by nearly seven percent over the past two years, and the homicide rate has risen by more than 20 percent. We cannot be complacent or hope that this is just an anomaly: we have a duty to take action,” Attorney General Sessions said in a statement.

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Sandy Stimpson wins second term as Mayor

August 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted to elect Sandy Stimpson to a second term.

Stimpson said at his victory celebration, ”I’m blessed beyond measure to be your Mayor.”

Stimpson said, “Obviously, for those in this room, it’s a happy day.  Honestly, everyone in this room voted for Sandy Stimpson, which I’m tremendously gracious and appreciative of. But I wanted to tell all Mobilians, even those who didn’t vote for me, I promise that we’ll work as hard for you as those in this room. We’ll work to earn your trust because we can and we will unite this city.’
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Mobile to hold mayoral, city council elections Tuesday

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile go to the polls to elect their mayor and city council.

In the Mobile Mayoral race, incumbent Sandy Stimpson is seeking a second term as Mayor.  Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, who was unseated by Stimpson in 2013 is running to make a political comeback. Donaveta Ely and Anthony Thompson also are on the ballot seeking to be Mobile’s next mayor.

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Birmingham holds city council, mayor, school board elections Tuesday

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Birmingham go to the polls today to elect their Mayor, City Council, and school board members.  Unlike the state, county, or judicial elections, municipal elections are nonpartisan.

Longtime incumbent William Bell (D) is seeking a third term as Mayor.  Bell was a member of the Birmingham City Council for several terms and was the Mayor Pro Tem in 1999.  He then assumed the role of Mayor when longtime incumbent Richard Arrington retired.  Bell, however, was defeated by City Councilman Bernard Kincaid.  Bell returned to the City Council and was, elected Mayor in 2011 and re-elected in 2013.

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Mobile to hold City election Tuesday

August 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile go to the polls to elect their Mayor and City Council.

In the Mobile Mayoral race, incumbent Sandy Stimpson is seeking a second term as Mayor.  Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, who was unseated by Stimpson in 2013 is running to make a political comeback.  Donavette Ely and Anthony Thompson also are on the ballot seeking to be Mobile’s next mayor.

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Marshall says that Alabama will not be a Sanctuary State on his watch

July 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 30, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) said in a letter to Alabama Republicans that, “For as long as I‘m Attorney General Alabama will not be a Sanctuary State for illegal immigrants.”

AG Marshall promises voters that, “We will crack down on illegal immigrants. I will work with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Federal Law Enforcement officials as they revive the enforcement of immigration laws across the country, including in Alabama.”
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Chess Bedsole is running for attorney general

July 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 6, 2017, Trump’s Alabama campaign Chairman Attorney and Criminal Court Judge Chess Bedsole announced that he was launching a campaign to receive the Republican nomination for Alabama Attorney General.
Bedsole has spent the last two years working with President Donald Trump’s campaign and then working for US Attorney General Jeff Sessions as Senior Counsel to the incoming Department of Justice.

During his time with the Sessions’ transition team, Bedsole worked to rewrite Obama executive orders and implement the policies of Trump and Sessions.
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Alice Martin announces candidacy for Attorney General

June 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 12, 2017, former US Attorney Alice H. Martin, announced that she is a Republican candidate for Alabama Attorney General in the 2018, GOP Primary.

Martin wrote in a statement, “After years of corruption in Alabama, public-trust in our institutions and government has been eroded. The people of our great State no longer believe that their elected representatives have their best interest in mind. Instead, they have seen countless examples of back room deals and perks for career politicians at their expense. Integrity must be brought back to Montgomery, and I am here to lead that charge. Today, I announce my candidacy for the office of Alabama Attorney General.”
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Five Corrections workers arrested

May 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) announced that a task force investigation had led to the arrest of five prison employees at Staton Correctional Facility in Elmore County for conspiracy to smuggle in contraband.

Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn said in a statement, “After months of investigating this case, our corruption and fraud task force uncovered the bribery scheme involving correctional officers who are sworn to protect the public, but instead chose to use their position to illegally further their self-interest.”
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