Probate Judge’s office seeks housing for US Senate candidate’s regional organizer

November 6, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

An email chain from the end of October shows a Montgomery County employee using her work email and computer to solicit temporary housing for a regional organizer with the Doug Jones U.S. Senate campaign.

On October 31, Montgomery County Democratic Party Chair Dr. Tyna D. Davis forwarded an email from Rhonda Pringle Goldsby, executive assistant for Judge Steven L. Reed, to “undisclosed-recipients,” seeking, “Temporary Housing for Community Organizer for Doug Jones.”

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APR stands by Rogers report

July 5, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

An article published by The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) has drawn fire from campaign operatives for freshman Senator Luther Strange and his attorney at his old law firm, Bradley Arrant.

An email containing a letter from Bradley partner Joseph B. Mays, Jr., was received by APR on June 30, in which he demands, “…removal and retraction of false and libelous statements in an article on your website titled, ‘Source: State Rep. Offered Superfund Bribe with Strange Present.'”
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Senate Redistricting Bill passes House

May 19, 2017

Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

The Senate redistricting bill cleared the House on Thursday after an 8-hour delay tactic by the House Democrats.

The debate about redistricting started early Thursday morning with the House convening at 12:01 a.m.

Alabama House Black Caucus members, amid an email they called “racist” sent by Representative Lynn Greer (R-Rogersville), had promised to slow down bills in the House “to a crawl” on Wednesday.

They delivered on that promise by having the redistricting bill being read at its entire 252-page length on Thursday. The reading took 8 hours and the Democrats don’t seem to want to stop with their delay tactics.
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It’s never racism in the Alabama Legislature

May 18, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s never racism.

So, just stop it with that. You’re ruining racism for the people who really experience it – the kind where someone burns a cross in your yard, makes you drink from a different water fountain, won’t let you sit in the front of the bus, makes your kids attend a different school.

You know, real racism.

Not an email.

An email isn’t racist. Be serious. That was a joke – an innocent attempt at lightening the mood.
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House grinds to a halt after “racist” email

May 18, 2017

Sam Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

An email that was sent by Representative Lynn Greer (R-Rogersville) sent the House of Representatives into a tailspin on Wednesday after the Alabama House Black Caucus said the email was racist.

Greer’s email was centered around a psychological experiment that involved conditioning monkeys to change their behavior through punishment by spraying water on them.

The full email is included below.

“Subject: POLITICS Psychology

You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside the cage you hang a banana on a string, and then you place a set of stairs under the banana.
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Update: Bentley to hold conference call with lawmakers to deny affair…again (“Robert,” cancels call)

November 25, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

At approximately 9:00AM this morning Michele Brown sent an email signed “Robert,” to State legislators canceling today’s conference call. 

Bentley claims the reason for scraping the nastily scheduled phone was because, “I have heard from a number of you and I appreciate your feedback and your support. Also, due to the holiday, a number of you have let me know you will not be available for a Conference Call this morning. Because of that, this morning’s scheduled conference call is not necessary.”
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Roby Introduces Legislation to Make Use of Unsecured Private Servers Illegal

November 9, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, November 7, 2016, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) announced in an email newsletter to voters that she has introduced legislation that would make it a felony to be careless with national security information.

FBI Director James Comey has twice cleared Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for any criminal wrongdoing while she was Secretary of State. Whether or not the irregular practice of having a private email server maintained by people without national security clearance in her home to handle classified and top secret emails from the State Department was already illegal or not has been hotly debated.
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The Evolving Story Surrounding Superintendent’s Hiring

September 1, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The selection of Michael Sentance as Superintendent of Education is an evolving story with no end in sight.

Insiders believe Sentance is a useful stooge to give the powers that be an opening to abolish the elected Board of Education, fully implement common core and surrender the State’s education to private enterprise under an Accountability Act 2.0. The move is thought to be the product of a loose confederation between the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), ALFA and Riley Inc.
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Dial Asks BOE To Postpone Vote On Sentance

August 31, 2016

By Susan Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— On Tuesday, Senator Gerald Dial (R-Lineville) asked the Alabama Board of Education, in an email, to postpone finalizing the hiring of Michael Sentance as Superintendent of Education.

“It has become public that he has had his law license suspended among other concerning issues,” said Dial.

He said that it would be in the best interest of the State not to proceed, in order to allow for more time for an “investigative process” to address some outstanding issues concerning educators and legislators.
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