Moore says he will accept appointment to Senate

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Thursday, January 12, 2017, suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore (R) told WIAT that he will accept Governor Robert Bentley’s appointment to the United States Senate, should he be chosen.

“I would be honored to accept such a position, if offered,” Moore said. “I think that I have the qualifications for such. I know the Constitution. I understand the Constitution

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Beckman urges Judiciary Committee to restart Bentley impeachment hearings

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Representative Paul Beckman (R-Prattville) has joined State Auditor Jim Zeigler’s call to restart the halted impeachment of embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.

“I believe the committee needs to restart its work and resolve this issue already,” Beckman told Inside Alabama Politics. “I feel like the Governor, possibly with help from the attorney general, is trying

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Attorney General’s comments sow confusion over reported Bentley investigation

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

An exchange of letters between Attorney General Luther Strange and House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Mike Jones, along with a subsequent press release announcing the suspension of hearings into the Articles of Impeachment against Governor Robert Bentley, seemed straight forward back in November.

It is a fact that Jones’ committee was investigating Bentley

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Moore allies file amicus briefs

Roy Moore is surrounded by supporters and media after leaving the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday October 27, 2016 as the lottery is held to pick the judges who will hear his appeal.

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, four amicus briefs have been filed on behalf of suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore (R), who is appealing his judicial suspension by the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) in September for the remainder of his term, which ends January 2019.

One brief was filed by the United States Justice Foundation. That brief states that it was improper to use Chief Justice Moore’s

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Zeigler promotes 2017 New Year’s Resolution agenda

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

State Auditor Jim Zeigler has put forward a series of 2017 policy positions for state government that he believes Alabama should adopt.

Zeigler stated, “2017 is considered a political ‘off year,’ with no state or national elections. But State Auditor Jim Zeigler says 2017 can be a turning point for Alabama, or at least a prelude to a 2018 turning point.”

Zeigler has been a staunch

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The shape of things to come?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls

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Bentley’s Plan to Borrow $800 million for Prisons

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By Brandon Moseley

Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, December 19, 2016 Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) told the ‘Montgomery Advertiser’s Bryan Lyman that he was considering having a special session within the 2017 regular session to force the legislature to consider his controversial plan to build new prisons on credit.

Gov. Bentley told Lyman, “That will be the top of the agenda,”

On Tuesday, December 20 the Governor’s

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What’s happening with Jack?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Few championed the cause of disgraced Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard, more than Birmingham Republican State Rep. Jack Williams. From organizing a letter to the Obama Administration’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch to pushing legislation to aid Hubbard, it has been Williams who has fought so faithfully for the convicted felon. Williams has even made calls to raise money for Hubbard’s

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Insiders say Bentley has chosen Sessions’ replacement

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

During a Cabinet meeting last week, Gov. Robert Bentley said that well over one hundred individuals were seeking the US Senate seat, soon to be vacated by Sen. Jeff Sessions. Several present at the meeting believed Bentley slyly tipped his hand as to which individual currently holds the inside track for the appointment. Insiders say the die was cast weeks ago, and the interviews that began last

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Donald Trump visits Mobile for Victory Rally

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

No state embraced Donald Trump’s campaign more than Alabama. No one has ever won more votes in the history of Alabama than Donald Trump. On Saturday, the billionaire businessman and reality TV star was back in Mobile to celebrate his electoral college victory. Again, thousands turned out to welcome Trump to Alabama.

President-elect Donald Trump said, “There is no better place to celebrate

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