Opinion | President Trump, where is the winning?

February 6, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

I have a question.

I’m sitting here admiring my extra $1.50 and my new Costco membership, as the stock market makes that slide-whistle sound effect it used to make when ol’ W was in charge, and I just can’t help but wonder …

The winning, when does it start?

You know what I’m talking about. The winning we were promised. There was not only going to be some winning, there was going to be so much winning we were going to get tired of it.

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Moore campaign slams Jones for having “Mexico First” agenda

November 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Roy Moore campaign attacked Doug Jones for what they called his “Mexico First” immigration and border control policies.

The Moore campaign stated that, on Saturday, Jones said he did not support the building of a border wall, stating that it would be too expensive. On Sunday, another Border Patrol officer was killed defending the Southern Border.  The Moore campaign also criticized Jones for his support of the controversial DACA and DREAM Acts.

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Rogers proposes tax on wire transfers to pay for the Border Wall

March 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, March 30, 2017, US Representatives Mike Rogers (R-Saks) introduced HR1813, the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017. This bill, which is supported and endorsed by FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, would impose a 2 percent fee on all remittances headed south of the US border.

Congressman Rogers said in a statement, “President Trump has made it very clear that he intends to complete a wall along our Southern border. As a senior member of the Homeland Security committee, I have long supported the border wall, which will protect Americans.”
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A Gun or A Bitter Pill: The Test We Face

August 29, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

With only three days remaining in the 2016 Special Session, lawmaker’s willingness to come together for a Medicaid solution is waning, and hopes of letting the people vote on a lottery are faint; if not totally beyond reason.

If we believe that, “The sleep of reason produces monsters,” then we must acknowledge that reason has fallen into a somnolent haze these last few weeks.
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Trump Wins Alabama Primary

March 2, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, March 1, the people of Alabama went to the polls to pick the next President of the United States and overwhelmingly Republican voters they selected New York City billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump by a wide margin.

Donald Trump more than doubled his closest rival. Trump had a shocking 42.8 percent of the vote in a five person field. US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) only received 21.2 percent. US Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) with 18.5 percent of the vote (at press time) failed to break the twenty percent threshold to receive delegates from Alabama at the convention under Alabama Republican Party rules. Dr. Ben Carson got just 10.7 percent of the vote. Ohio Governor John Kasich was endorsed by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R), but that translated into only 4.39 percent of the votes cast.
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Sessions Endorses Trump in Madison

February 29, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Sunday, February 28, US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) endorsed New York City billionaire businessman and reality television star Donald Trump to be the next President of the United States.

Speaking in front of an estimated crowd of 30,000 in Madison Stadium, Sen. Sessions said, “This is not a campaign. This is a movement.” Sessions said that the American people are not happy. They have been telling politicians to do something to fix immigration for thirty years and the politicians have done nothing. “Donald Trump will do it.”
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Donald Trump to Make Campaign Stop in Huntsville

February 23, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

After wins in New Hampshire and South Carolina Republican Presidential candidate New York City billionaire businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump is hoping to build on his momentum with wins in Alabama and other southern states. To that end, Trump is coming to Alabama.

Mr. Trump said on Sunday in a statement on social media, “I have spent the least and am winning big. That’s how our country should be!”
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Carnival Cruise Lines ‘Fantasy’ will Operate From Mobile by November 2016

September 24, 2015

 

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Carnival Cruise Lines and the City of Mobile are officially back in business together.  Mobile will be a port of origin for the cruise ship, ‘Fantasy’ starting in November of 2016.

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) released a statement on the announcement that Carnival Cruise Line will be returning to Mobile beginning in the Fall of 2016.  The governor wrote, “Alabama and the city of Mobile have long been vacation destinations, and with the Carnival announcement today, once again Mobile will have an added tourist attraction. We are proud that Carnival has decided to bring a cruise ship back to the Port City. Mayor Stimpson has done an incredible job working with Carnival and local leaders to bring Carnival back to Mobile. We look forward to welcoming the thousands of additional visitors beginning in Fall of 2016, and the great impact this decision will have on our economy.”
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Sessions Supports Cruz Border Security Bill

July 22, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, July 21 Senator Jeff Sessions (R) from Alabama took to the Senate floor to attack the efforts by President Obama to grant amnesty via executive order to millions of illegal aliens.  Sen. Sessions also endorsed a bill introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R) from Texas aimed at curbing the President’s power to give amnesty through executive actions.

Senator Sessions said, “Senator Cruz has a bill that would stop this presidential overreach. Sessions said. It’s very simple. It lays out that we won’t spend money providing legal documents to people unlawfully in the country as defined by the law of America and as defined by the Congress of the United States. So, I will ask, will you cosponsor Senator Cruz’s bill and let’s defend our constituents, or will our congressional colleagues remain complicit in the nullification of our laws and basically the nullification of border enforcement?”
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Mexican Government May Claim that Alabama Immigration Law Violates NAFTA Treaty

September 21, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which is a close political ally of the Obama Administration, and a Mexican lawyers group (the Mexican National Association of Democratic Lawyers (ANAD)) have filed a complaint with the Mexican Government arguing that the Alabama anti-illegal immigration law breaches the supplemental labor agreement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The SEIU announced in a written statement that they have been told that their complaint is under review by the Mexican government and that they were consulting with the American Government.
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