Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and the American Ideal

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

“Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will,” said Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaking at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3rd, 1968, the night before his assassination.

There are those who see Dr. King as a saint, others as a radical and even some still seek

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Shelby introduces Sessions in confirmation hearing

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON, DC—Tuesday, January 10, 2017, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alaabama) introduced Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Although my friend and colleague Jeff Sessions is well-known to the members of this committee,” Shelby stated, “it is my distinct privilege to introduce him as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as

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Sessions’ confirmation hearings begin today

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee (which he has sat on for years) later today. He will be introduced to the Committee by US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama).

“I will have the honor of introducing my friend Senator Jeff Sessions at his Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing,” Shelby stated. “I look forward to discussing his

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Judiciary Committee will hear testimony on Sessions confirmation Tuesday and Wednesday

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear testimony on whether or not US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) should be confirmed as the next US Attorney General on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 10th and 11th, 2017. Various civil rights groups are actively opposing Sessions’ confirmation.

On Friday, the witnesses before the Committee were announced who will be called to testify.

US Senator Richard

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Congress certifies election of Donald Trump

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, January 6, 2017, a joint session of Congress certified the results of the electoral college, validating the election of Donald Trump (R) as the next President of the United States.

US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said on social media, “Despite the efforts of some House Democrats to cause a stir and delay the process, Congress today officially certified the Electoral

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Democrats prepare for bitter confirmation fight against Sen. Sessions

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON—Tuesday, January 3, 2017, a number of protestors from the NAACP held a sit in in US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) Mobile offices.

Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) reported that the protestors were demanding that Sessions withdraw from consideration for US Senate. The NAACP occupiers were finally arrested in Sessions’ office after refusing a request by the property

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Brooks opposed House Republicans’ attempt to gut ethics oversight

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON—Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) supported killing changes to the Office of Congressional Ethics. The changes included renaming the OCE the “Office of Congressional Complaint Review,” placing it under the oversight of the House Ethics Committee. The bill would have also required the OCE to adhere to the Bill of Rights and

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115th Congress to convenes today

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the House of Representatives will convene for the first session of the 115th Congress. All of the incumbents in the Alabama Congressional delegation are returning.

US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has been nominated as US Attorney General by President-elect Donald Trump. If Sessions is confirmed, it will create a vacancy in the Senate, and Alabama Governor Robert

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Top stories to watch in 2017

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

2016 is over, and 2017 is here. 2016 was a year full of big political news, and we at The Alabama Political Reporter anticipate 2017 to be no less intense.

The election of Donald Trump (R) as President of the United States was the biggest national news story of 2016, and has caused enormous repercussions in Alabama. Below are some of the questions we are asking ourselves as we begin the new

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Why doesn’t Alabama care about Alabama?

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By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Here we are, at the end of another year. Sunday starts 2017, a year of uncertainty.

What we do know is that Alabama doesn’t really progress much more than in the bottom 50 of the United States. Frankly, we never have.

And that is what’s on my mind.

Why do we allow our state to be a bottom feeder? Why do we not do what we have to do to make Alabama, a state with amazing resources, with great beauty

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