Opinion | The politics of deflection, distraction

February 2, 2018

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

With everything going on in Washington, D.C., it’s difficult to predict the result of the midterm 2018 elections.

All indications are that Democrats will have a good year, perhaps even taking over the House of Representatives or the Senate or both.

Let’s learn our lesson, though. Predictions during this Donald Trump era are not certain. Few people thought so-called Republican Trump would defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

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Palmer says that destruction of evidence is becoming the norm

January 26, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, Congressman Gary Palmer, R-Hoover, released a statement after it was reported that the FBI text messages exchanged between agents critical of President Donald Trump had been destroyed and might be un-retrievable.

“The revelation that thousands of text messages exchanged between FBI agents critical of President Trump is reminiscent of what has happened in other investigations of potential and actual government misconduct,” Palmer said. “For instance, backup tapes containing thousands of Lois Lerner’s emails were destroyed, even though the emails were under an evidence preservation order. Lerner was being investigated for using her position at the IRS to harass conservative tax-exempt organizations that were considered political enemies of the Obama Administration.”

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Mueller is crooked? It’s true, if you want to believe it

December 18, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Robert Mueller is corrupt.

That’s right. The war hero/military superstar/Republican appointed FBI director is really a liberal plant working to upend the Trump presidency because … well, there’s not a theory on why just yet, but there’s a reason out there somewhere! A good one, too!

Regardless, though, Mueller is a traitor to this country. And his investigative team … hooooo boy, don’t even get me started on that bunch of Hillary-lovin’, Obama-supportin’ Benedict Arnolds.

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Almost half of Trump voters did not vote for Roy Moore

December 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Republicans never did fully get behind Roy Moore’s campaign for U.S. Senate.

Moore’s supporters are among the most loyal voters in the state; but Moore failed to unite the Republican Party behind his candidacy.

Moore easily cruised over appointed Sen. Luther Strange in the Republican primary runoff. Moore only had 262,641 votes besting Strange’s 218,505; but in this incredibly heavily-publicized special election he would need more than just primary runoff voters and the Moore campaign and the Alabama Republican Party failed to mobilize the kind of get out the vote effort to increase voter turnout.

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Trump, Obama record dueling robocalls ahead of election

December 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today’s election versus Republican former Alabama Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roy Moore and Democrat former Clinton era U.S. Attorney Doug Jones has become hyper-partisan nationally. Pres. Donald J. Trump (R) has endorsed Moore. Pres. Trump was in Pensacola Friday urging his supporters to come out for Moore in today’s special election. Trump has also taped a robo-call for the embattled Moore. Former Pres. Barack H. Obama (D) has also gotten heavily involved in this election; though he is asking voters to come out for Jones.

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The Trump-Russia scandal: Don’t be a fool

October 31, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

There’s nothing to see here.

Pay no attention to the uproar at those mainstream media outlets over the indictments of Donald Trump’s campaign manager and a campaign advisor and the guilty plea of another Trump advisor.

There’s nothing to any of it – certainly not an indication that the stories of the Trump campaign colluding with foreign agents might be true. Noooo, it’s just those pesky Democrats working overtime to divert attention away from the REAL story – Hillary Clinton’s emails about uranium.

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Moore addresses Federation of Republican Women

October 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Republican U.S. Senate nominee, Roy Moore, addressed the Alabama Federation of Republican Women at their biannual convention in Prattville.

“I want to thank Frances Taylor for the invitation. There is something about a strong woman with conservative principles, like my wife, Kayla,” Moore said.

“This is a critical time in our country,” Moore said.  “In November of 2016 we were given another chance. Another chance to turn back to the principles that founded this country. If we don’t turn back, we are going to lose this party we are going to lose this country.”

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Sewell and Strange divided over FBI Director Comey’s firing

May 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, US Representative Terri A. Sewell (D-Selma) commented on the controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Congresswoman Sewell said, “For any American concerned about the integrity of our democracy, President Trump’s decision to fire the man leading an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia should set off an alarm.”

Vice President Mike Pence (R) said that President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, “was based solely and exclusively on his commitment to the best interests of the American people.”
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Is it time for another female governor?

January 25, 2017

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
by Steve Flowers

Hillary Clinton’s failure to break the proverbial glass ceiling in American politics came up a little short. More than 100 men have been nominated for president by the nation’s political parties over the past 220 years. She was the first female to be the nominee of one of the two major parties.

After Hillary became the Democratic nominee last year, former Colorado Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, who ran for president in 1988, said it best, “It’s been the ultimate tree house with a no girls allowed sign posted on it.” Read More

Electoral College votes today

December 19, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today is the official end of the 2016 election as electors go to their state capitals and cast their ballots in the Electoral College. Republican New York City billionaire and reality TV star Donald J. Trump is expected to win the Electoral College vote, 306 to 229, over his Democratic rival and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Normally, the college is just a formality, but this year many of the Republican electors have been harassed and threatened to change their vote.
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