Alabama: the final resting place for facts

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

President Obama has been an unmitigated disaster for America.

We don’t know much in Alabama, but we know the above statement is true. Or, I guess I should say, the majority of the voters in this State know that statement to be true.

Flip on a conservative talk radio show. Scroll through the Facebook timeline of your conservative Alabama friend. Engage the average Alabamian in a political conversation.<br

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Alabama Power Launches New Farmers Web Page

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, October 31, the Alabama Power Company launched a new website to help Alabama’s farmers learn about their energy options.

Alabama Power is also promoting switching to electric powered irrigation systems from the old diesel engine powered systems, which most farms that irrigate have used for decades.

Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R) praised Alabama

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A Better Way Forward

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

From health care to national security, people are worried about the direction our country is headed. That is certainly what I hear at my town hall meetings in Southwest Alabama, but the same is true all around the United States. According to Real Clear Politics, 65 percent of Americans believe our country is headed in the wrong direction.

When you are frustrated, it is simple to spend all your time

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Global Economy Starting to Show Cracks

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The last four days have seen lots of troubling economic news.  On Thursday, July 2, new job numbers are out showing that unemployment has decreased to 2008 levels. Normally this would be good news but much of the improvement is actually attributable to people dropping out of the work force. The number of Americans who are actually working dropped by 432,000.

US Representative Bradley Byrne said

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House Renews Magnuson-Stevens, Includes Some Reforms

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 1, US Representatives Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose), and Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) voted for HR1335, “The Strengthening Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act” (the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization) and issued statements saying that the changes will benefit Alabama fishermen.

Congressman Byrne said: “Tonight was a big win for

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Omnibus Gaming Bill: “It’s the economy, stupid!”

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Last Tuesday, Birmingham Mayor William Bell offered his support to the omnibus gaming bill sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh. 

Standing at the podium on the third floor of the State House Bell said,  “I see this not as a gaming issue, but as an economic development issue.”

As if ripped from the best political play book, Bell, in so many words said, “It’s

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Palmer Votes for House Budget Resolution

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 30, the US House of Representatives passed the 2016 budget resolution 226 to 197. US Representative Gary Palmer, a member of the House Budget Committee, voted for the budget resolution that resulted from the House/Senate Budget conference.

Congressman Palmer said in a written statement, “As I have repeatedly stressed, we face a fiscal crisis in America. Righting our fiscal

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Palmer Welcomes Obama, Disagrees on Economy

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, March 26, President Barack H. Obama visited Birmingham where he delivered a speech on “Middleclass Economics.”  US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) issued a statement on the President’s visit.

Congressman Palmer wrote, “As an Alabamian, I want to welcome President Obama to my State. Alabama is a diverse state, famous for its wonderful people, thriving industries

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Bentley Asks Legislature to Give him His Tax Increases

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Republicans run for office promising limited government and lower taxes.  Alabama is a State government run almost entirely by Republicans.  The state has a Republican Governor, Lt. Governor, State Supreme Court, and overwhelming Republican Supermajority in both houses of the State legislature.  But instead of downsizing Alabama government and lowering everyone’s taxes, Alabama Governor

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Palmer Says We Must End Era of Relentless Deficits

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, March 17, US Representative Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) released a statement following the release of a House GOP proposed FY 2016 budget. Congressman Palmer serves on the House Budget Committee. 

Representative Palmer said in a statement, “One of my first priorities as a member of Congress is getting the country’s fiscal house in order. We must end the era of endless deficits and debt

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