US Rep. Mo Brooks diagnosed with prostate cancer

December 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, announced on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday that he has prostate cancer.

“This is a very difficult speech for me to give. God works in mysterious ways,” Brooks said. “When you are an elected official, missed votes require an explanation. That is why I disclose this otherwise very personal, very private, and very humbling matter.  On Halloween Night after votes and as I stood on the Capitol steps, my doctor called and said, ‘Congressman Brooks. Bad news. You have high risk prostate cancer.’ I felt an adrenalin rush as a chill went up and down my spine.”

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Roy Moore’s god fails to come through

December 14, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

It turned out as it should have. Democrat Doug Jones, his honor and history intact, defeated Roy Moore.

Moore talks a lot about how God guides his campaigns. Well, God saw what was best for Alabama, and selected Jones – at least, that’s what the perspective from Moore should be.

As of this writing, Moore hadn’t even had the decency to concede the election, but whether he does nor not, Doug Jones is the next U.S. senator from Alabama. Let’s hope Moore fades from public life, once and for all.

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For Moore’s core supporters, this election goes much deeper than policy or politics

December 12, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

For Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s core group of voters, this special election is about much more than politics or policy. At its core, Tuesday’s vote isn’t about taxes and it’s not about Steve Bannon, Donald Trump or even Democrat Doug Jones.

When Moore’s staunchest supporters walk into a polling place Tuesday, first and foremost on their mind will be a world that appears to be fundamentally shifting away from them — a political and social reality that not only feels uncomfortable but even hostile.

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Roy Moore says he is fighting a spiritual battle

November 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore was campaigning to a full house of over 230 in the town hall of Henager, Alabama, in rural DeKalb County.  At least 50 journalists and news media were also on hand both inside and outside the building.

Roy Moore said, “There is fourteen days left to the general election.  We are very exciting.  It has been a long and enduring campaign and grueling at times.   We have been looking for the end for a while.  Thank you for taking time out from your busy schedules to hear about the campaign.  We are working very hard.  We have been going to meetings and having private meetings.  We have been doing all the campaign stuff and got several events this week again and are going to be very busy on the campaign trail.”

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday marks the Thanksgiving holiday.

In 1621, a group of religious dissenters left England aboard the Mayflower bound for the English colony in Virginia – founded in 1607. En route they diverted the ship towards the American wilderness and landed near modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts to set up their own colony separate and totally isolated from the Virginians, the then dominant Church of England, and theoretically separate from England. 45 of the 102 immigrants died during that first winter, and there was only one recorded birth. Unlike the Virginians, who quickly got into a decades-long war with the Indians of the Chesapeake Bay area, the pilgrims strived to have friendly relations with the Indians. With tremendous help from the Native Americans, the surviving Pilgrims celebrated a bountiful harvest that would sustain them for the next winter. Following the harvest, they invited their Wampanoag Indian friends to a celebration thanking God that they survived such a dangerous gamble, and the first Thanksgiving was born.

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Pause to count your blessings

November 20, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, I want to put the political debates of today aside and take time to reflect on the many blessings that we all-too-often take for granted. As I sat down to write this column, four very distinct blessings came to my mind.

The first blessing we all have is life.  I was reminded of that earlier this year when my granddaughter Ann-Roberts Byrne was born.  She was, like all of us at that point in our lives, small, weak and helpless.  But life radiated from her, shooting out like little rays. It reminded me of a line from a poem by the British poet, William Wordsworth:  “Heaven lies about us in our infancy!”

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Roy Moore addresses Tuscaloosa’s American Christian Academy

November 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore spoke to the student body at Tuscaloosa’s American Christian Academy. Moore discussed the sacrifice that America’s veterans have made and the importance of acknowledging God in his keynote speech to the school body in their Veterans Memorial Day Service.

“This is an exciting time in our country, because so many people are turning back to what America is about,” Judge Moore said.

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Judge Moore addresses Values Voter Summit

October 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore addressed the Value Voters Summit in Washington D.C. where he called Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election a “breakout opportunity” to take back our country and advance President Trump’s conservative agenda.

“Last November, with the election of Donald Trump, it was a day of great hope and enthusiasm. Today, we are seeing stagnation in Congress and this frustrates many Americans –  but I believe that we can Make America Great Again and this election is key to ensure that the America First agenda of President Trump becomes a reality,” Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore said.

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Moore addresses Madison County Republicans

October 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore addressed the Madison County Republican Party Freedom Gala at the Jackson Center in Research Park.  Moore discussed the Senate race and his views on God.

“I have always admired this part of the state,” Moore said.  “It is so innovative.  I got to go through the Remington factory.  I saw more guns today than I saw in the military.”

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Roy Moore cruises to a win over Strange

September 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

The voters of the Alabama Republican Party went to the polls and selected Roy Moore to be their nominee in the race for U.S. Senate.

The Washington elites led by Karl Rove, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the Senate Leadership Fund, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Rifle Association, and the National Republican Senate Committee, all backed Strange.  The expensive outside lobbyists declared a media war on Moore.  Republicans voters received upwards of 50 mailers to their mailboxes.  TV and radio spots touting Strange and attacking Moore bombarded viewers and listeners for weeks.

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