Moore campaign says Jones supports “Bernie Sanders style economics”

November 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore blasted his opponent, Doug Jones for supporting “Bernie Sanders style economics” that the Moore campaign claimed, “would crush small businesses, stifle the free market, and make it harder for everyday Alabamians to put food on the table.”

“Small businesses account for around two-thirds of American jobs,” Moore said. “Alabama business owners and entrepreneurs work hard every day to provide quality products, services, and jobs to our communities and they deserve to reap all of the benefits of a free market that is unencumbered by the burdens of the federal government. As your next United States Senator, I will work hard to roll back unnecessary government regulations, remove tax rules that punish small business owners, and join the President in promoting economic policies that put the needs of the American people first.”

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Jones ad to highlight prosecution of 16th Street Baptist Church bombers

October 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, October 23, 2017 the Doug Jones for Senate Campaign announced that it is releasing two new advertisements highlighting Jones’ work prosecuting the Klansmen responsible for the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963 killing four little girls in Birmingham.

As a U.S. attorney, during the Bill Clinton administration, Jones led the successful prosecution of two of the Ku Klux Klan members responsible for the bombing, which killed four African-American girls.

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State sues Birmingham to protect Confederate monuments

August 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) announced that his office has filed suit in Jefferson County Circuit Court against the City of Birmingham and Mayor William Bell for violating state law by constructing barriers to deliberately obscure the Confederate Veterans Monument in Linn Park.

Attorney General Marshall said in a statement, “In accordance with the law, my office has determined that by affixing tarps and placing plywood around the Linn Park Memorial such that it is hidden from view, the Defendants have ‘altered’ or ‘otherwise disturbed’ the memorial in violation of the letter and spirit of the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act.”

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Alabama Democratic Conference endorses Doug Jones for Senate

August 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, July 29, 2017, the Alabama Democratic Conference (ADC) met in a Special Session on Saturday and screened all the candidates for US Senate in the August 15, Democratic Primary.  The ADC announced that they are endorsing former US Attorney Doug Jones.

The ADC said in their statement that all the candidates were allowed to make their presentation to persuade the committee why they should be endorsed.
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Jeff Sessions and the War on White People

January 12, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

There’s a war on white people in America.

I know this because Rep. Mo Brooks, the whitest man in all of Alabama, has proclaimed it. Several times.

That’s what’s tripping up Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing for US Attorney General. Not Sessions’ past comments. Not his deplorable track record on voting rights. Not his past history as Attorney General in Alabama.

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Sewell Honors Legacy: “Four Little Girls” Killed at 16th Street Baptist Church

September 16, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, September 15, marked the 51st anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. On that day, domestic terrorists bombed the Church killing Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Morris Wesley.

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D from Selma) released a written statement on the 51st Commemoration of the bombing. U.S. Representative Sewell said,

“Today we commemorate the lives and legacies of four precious little girls – Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Morris Wesley – who died in the sacred walls of the 16th Street Baptist Church 51 years ago today. We also honor the lives of two young boys, Johnny Robinson and Virgil Ware, who were killed in Birmingham within hours of the church bombing. The young, innocent lives that were lost that day awakened the slumbering conscience of America and served as a galvanizing force for passage of historic civil rights legislation including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”
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Bentley Says Birmingham and State Still Has Scars from Turbulent Past

September 16, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Sunday September 15th, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley spoke at the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, that killed four young girls. The Governor said that Birmingham is not dead, but acknowledged that the state’s largest city and the state as a whole still bear the scars of the racial struggles of the 1960s that climaxed with the Birmingham bombing.
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