Stop and think before reposting

November 6, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Conspiracies both great and small have staked the political landscape since the dawn of human reason. Conspiracy implies a secret agreement between two or more people usually involving some dark intentions.

Reason, in plain speech, is a cause, explanation or justification for an action. As the Oxford Dictionary explains, “The power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments logically.” However, to assume that individuals exercise good judgement in all situations is as silly as subscribing a grand scheme to every collaborative effort.

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Bo Bice, Popeye’s chicken and a lesson in racism

January 5, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Bo Bice likes his chicken without the side of racism, thanks.

The former “American Idol” runner-up and Alabama resident resurfaced this week in one of the oddest ways: claiming on Facebook that he was discriminated against while ordering chicken at a Popeye’s restaurant in the Atlanta airport.

I know, I know. You’re thinking there’s no way this is true. That we finally got 2016 to mercifully come to an end and then 2017 goes and starts with Bo freakin’ Bice and Popeye’s chicken. Read More

Law Enforcement Informs Ethics Commission Sen.Williams Under Criminal Investigation

January 15, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—A high-ranking public official has informed the Alabama Political Reporter that State Law Enforcement has sent a letter to the State Ethics Commission confirming that State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City) is under criminal investigation.

In a scathing, statewide press release, Williams accused this publication and me personally of “stepping over the line entering into the realm of ‘slander and defamation’” for reporting that a high-ranking government official said Williams was under investigation. This letter to the Commission confirms that our reporting was accurate and honest.
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Opposition to Bentley’s Confederate Flag Removal is Trying to Organize

June 25, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday June 24, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) ordered all Confederate flags to be removed from State grounds.  There was no vote of the people, no public hearings, no court case, no vote of the Alabama Legislature.  Gov. Bentley just gave the order and workers began immediately removing all the Confederate Flags, including their poles from Confederate Memorials in Montgomery.  There was no fanfare, no ceremony, no bugler, no reverence for history or moment of silence as the flags were taken down.
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Sessions Says Senate Democrats Have Broken Social Contract with Their Constituents

September 16, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, September 12 U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R from Alabama) delivered remarks on what his office called, “The Administration’s collaboration with Congressional Democrats and the corporate immigration lobby on executive actions that would reduce workers’ pay.”

Senator Jeff Sessions said, “Earlier this week I spoke about the President’s promise that he would issue an executive amnesty to 5 or 6 million people. The planned amnesty would include work permits, photo ID’s, and Social Security numbers for millions of people who illegally entered the U.S., illegally overstayed their visas, or defrauded U.S. immigration authorities. The Senate Democratic Conference has supported and enabled the President’s unlawful actions and blocked every effort to stop them. Not even one of our Democratic colleagues has backed the House legislation that would stop this planned executive amnesty or demanded that Senator Reid bring it up for a vote. Every Senate Democrat is therefore the President’s partner in his planned lawless acts.”
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Adam Ritch Discusses Candidacy For State Senator District 17

March 11, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The race for the open Senate District 17 seat is shaping up to be one of the most interesting races in the June 3 Republican Primaries. Seven Republican hopefuls are vying for the opening created by Alabama State Senator Scott Beason’s (R) announcement that he will not see re-election.

Instead of pursuing re-election, Senator Scott Beason is pursing the Republican nomination to represent Alabama’s ultra conservative Sixth Congressional District seat, which is open due to the retirement, at the end of this year, of longtime incumbent Representative Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia.
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Republican Candidate for Congress Defies Party Platform Announces Support for Gay Marriage

February 4, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In August, the Alabama Republican Party reaffirmed, in a resolution at the Alabama Republican Party Summer meeting, their opposition to both abortion and to gay marriage.  A controversial proposal by social conservatives to remove any steering committee members who dissent from the platform however was defeated by the conservative Republican Executive Committee.  Last Summer’s debate was spurred by Alabama Federation of College Republicans Chair Stephanie Petelos’ public dissent with the platform and Alabama Party leaders on the subject of gay marriage in comments to the Alabama Political Reporter.
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America Rejects Republicans…..Again: Alabama Leaders React

November 7, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Republicans were able to celebrate Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh’s victory over the last Democratic statewide officeholder (74 year old Lucy Baxley) and Roy Moore’s triumphant return to the Alabama Supreme Court; but the defeat in the national election leaves the GOP faithful shocked and disappointed. as Democrats dominated the Senate races, Barack Obama held most of the states he carried in 2008, and controversial Florida Congressman Alan West (R) was defeated.  Many posted their reaction on Facebook and Twitter.
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Lyon Likely to be Removed in Friday Hearing by Kennedy

August 14, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Associated Press is reporting that Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy has announced that there will be a hearing on Friday concerning removing Pelham Attorney Harry Lyon from the November 6th Alabama Supreme Court ballot. The controversial Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court candidate has come under fire for his highly charged rhetoric and questions about whether he is competent to preside over Alabama’s highest court and be the head of the Alabama Court System.
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