Alabama’s leaders remember Sept. 11

September 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

On Sept. 11, 2001, a team of Muslim terrorist operatives led by Muhammed Atta with the al Qaeda organizations launched a series of attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.  Three of the four attacks were successful.  The passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 however made a valiant attempt to retake their airplane.  The terrorists crashed the plane into farmland in Pennsylvania to prevent the passengers from succeeding in that effort.  The passengers of flight 93 likely saved the lives of hundreds of Americans on the ground.  When the WTC towers collapsed nearly 3,000 Americans lay dead, including over 200 New York City Firemen and 77 police officers.  The nation was shocked by that day’s events and many remember this day every year.

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President Trump Rescinds DACA Program

September 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump  has made the decision to rescind former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program, which gave temporary protection to the children of immigrants entering the country illegally.

The administration is barring any new applications for relief after September 5, 2017, and will stop renewing the applications for renewal after March 5, 2018. Trump is delaying the end of the program for six months in order to give Congress the opportunity to pass some sort of comprehensive immigration reform. Approximately 800,000 people have signed up for the program.

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Rogers and Cooper send letter to President urging greater missile defense funding due to North Korean threat

August 18, 2017

By Brandon Moseley  
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) and Ranking Member Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee) sent a bipartisan letter to President Trump to help the United States better prepare and handle the most recent North Korean threats. The bill was passed in July following successful tests of North Korean missile technology.

Chairman Rogers said, “President Trump has already begun to make tremendous strides in rebuilding our National defense. And his strong stand against the North Korean threat is greatly welcomed. Today, I ask President Trump to fully support the $2.5 billion increase to ensure we are completely prepared to deal with any threat that comes out of North Korea. The funding Mr. Cooper and I have requested is the same amount that passed overwhelmingly by the House in this year’s NDAA.”

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US Rep. Mike Rogers holds Town Hall meetings

August 17, 2017

By Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 12, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) held a Town Hall meeting Thursday morning at the Southern Union campus in Opelika and another on Thursday afternoon at the Oxford Civic Center in Oxford. Attendance was estimated at about 200 at both events.

US Representative Mike Rogers said on social media afterward, “Since the media won’t do it, I was glad I had the opportunity to discuss firsthand how I strongly support President Trump’s America’s First agenda.”

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Alabama votes on Tuesday

August 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama voters go to the polls on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, to decide who they want to represent them in the US Senate seat vacated when Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed as US Attorney General.

There are nine Republicans and seven Democrats vying for the position.

The seven Democratic candidates running in the US Senate Special Primary Election. are: Will Boyd, Vann Caldwell, Jason Fisher, Michael Hansen, Doug Jones, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Charles Nana.

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Alabama Republicans support Jeff Sessions

June 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee regarding allegations that Donald J. Trump colluded with the Russian government to defeat Hillary R. Clinton (D) in the 2016 election. Most Alabama Republican leaders remain skeptical of the allegations and still support AG Jeff Sessions and President Trump.

Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan said in a statement following US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony: “Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an individual of the highest character and moral fiber. The public testimony he gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee today clearly proves this. He volunteered to testify openly so all of America could hear his truth.”
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Mike Rogers endorses Mo Brooks

June 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, June 11, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced that he is endorsed fellow Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) for the United States Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

US Representative Mike Rogers said in a statement, “Congressman Mo Brooks is one of the most principled conservatives I know. I am confident Mo Brooks will fight every day in the US Senate for the conservative values we hold dear in Alabama. Mo is an unwavering proponent of strictly enforcing immigration law, reducing the size and scope of government, and of restoring Constitutional order. I have served with Mo for 6 years and know him as the fighter that the people of Alabama want to represent them in the US Senate.”
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Town Halls are important, ducking them is cowardly

February 28, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Town Halls aren’t exactly a new thing.

Neither is anger at Town Halls.

In fact, both stretch back to before the founding of America, and helped to shape the country’s formation. Many have been quite contentious, even some of the earliest.

But they all also had one thing in common: they were viewed as a way for politicians to formally recognize that power in this country rests with people.
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Jeff Sessions is confirmed as Attorney General

February 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Jeff Sessions was confirmed as US Attorney General in a 52 to 47 vote of the US Senate after a rare marathon session. Elected leaders from across Alabama congratulated Sessions on his confirmation.

US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) said in a statement, “It is great news for the American people and the rule of law that Jeff Sessions was confirmed to be the Attorney General of the United States. He has served the people of Alabama with honor, which is undoubtedly how he will approach the job as our nation’s Chief Law Enforcement officer.”
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Alabama politicos praise President Trump

January 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley

Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, January 20, 2017 Donald J. Trump was officially sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Most of Alabama’s congressional delegation congratulated the new President.

U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R from Huntsville) said, “Congratulations to Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States! President Trump gave a great speech today, and I look forward to helping him fulfill his promises by voting on legislation to repeal ObamaCare, make Mexico pay for an impenetrable border security wall, and restore America’s military and international reputation to greatness.” Read More

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