Conservatives defend Roy Moore

November 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, over 20 conservative thought leaders and conservative pastors were in Birmingham to endorse and defend Roy Moore in his bid for U.S. Senate.

The event was emceed by Janet Porter, the president of Faith Through Action. Porter presented a letter of support that over 200 pastors and faith leaders have signed. 20 speakers spoke defending Moore.

“The purpose of this press conference is not to address unsubstantiated claims that have no evidence and certainly no claims that have been substantiated. I will get off script and say just three words, ‘Release the book,'” Porter said.

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Senate passes defense spending bill

November 17, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed the NDAA after it came out of a conference committee report.

The FY18 NDAA conference report authorizes a $88.7 billion increase over FY 2017 national defense funding. It authorizes $634.2 billion for base budget requirements and $65.7 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding, for a record-high total of $699.9 billion.

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said in a statement following Senate passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Conference Report:

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Moore says federal ruling on transgender soldiers in the military is “absolutely ridiculous”

November 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore called a ruling by a federal judge blocking President Donald Trump’s August executive order that banned transgender people from serving in the military “absolutely ridiculous.”

“The decision of a federal judge in the District of Columbia enjoining President Trump’s executive order on transgenderism in the military is absolutely ridiculous and is a perfect example of the outlandish doctrine of judicial supremacy whereby judges exalt themselves over the Constitution they are sworn to uphold,” former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Moore said. “As recently as 2013, the American Psychiatric Association considered transgenderism to be a mental disorder. And only in 2016 did the Obama administration attempt to impose that delusion upon our fighting forces. To say that President Trump cannot prohibit transgenderism in the military is a clear example of judicial activism. Even the United States Supreme Court has never declared transgenderism to be a right under the Constitution.”

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Jones falls behind, new poll gives Moore 17-point lead

November 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Politico reported that in the latest poll in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race, Roy Moore holds a 17 point lead over Democrat Doug Jones.

The new poll by Axis Research taken from October 24 through October 26, 2017, focused on likely special election voters in Alabama.

The President of Axis Research Brenda Gianiny said in a statement, “We see a race that is looking less and less competitive for Democrat Doug Jones.”

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Moore campaign says Doug Jones would be a disaster for our armed forces

November 1, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, the Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign Manager Bill Armistead said that Moore’s opponent, “Doug Jones would be a disaster for our armed forces.”

“In 2012, Doug Jones was a proud delegate to the national Democratic convention in Charlotte that nominated Barack Obama for a second term as president. During the Obama administration, the United States military was severely hollowed out with the support of people like Doug Jones,” the Moore campaign charged in a statement.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne begins construction on new plant

October 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey attended the official groundbreaking ceremony of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s new 136,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility in Huntsville.

“This is not only an exciting day for Aerojet Rocketdyne and the city of Huntsville, it’s an exciting day for the entire state of Alabama,” Gov. Ivey stated. She said that the advanced work Aerojet Rocketdyne will be carrying out in Huntsville matches the city’s long history of innovation and aerospace engineering. Ivey said that Alabama is becoming a premier destination for aerospace industry investment.

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Moore addresses Madison County Republicans

October 16, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore addressed the Madison County Republican Party Freedom Gala at the Jackson Center in Research Park.  Moore discussed the Senate race and his views on God.

“I have always admired this part of the state,” Moore said.  “It is so innovative.  I got to go through the Remington factory.  I saw more guns today than I saw in the military.”

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Moore addresses Etowah County Republicans

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, August 19, 2017, Senate Candidate Roy Moore (R) was in Rainbow City for a breakfast meeting with the Etowah County Republican Party.  A packed crowd was on hand to hear from the Etowah County native following his first place finish in the August 15 Republican Senate special election primary.

Judge Moore told his fellow Etowah County Republicans, “This is home.  This is where I was born and reared and where I will die.”

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An interview with Senate candidate Robert Kennedy

August 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 4, 2017, The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) had an in depth conversation with US Senate Candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. (D).  Kennedy is running in the Democratic Party Special Election Primary for the Senate seat vacated when Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed as Attorney General.

APR asked: The VA scandal exposed the fact that most federal employees can not be fired, even for incompetence. Should that change?

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Secretary of State continues electronic voting system for citizens, service members overseas

August 3, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama voters living abroad will be able to vote electronically next month thanks to a system set to be implemented by Secretary of State John Merrill’s office.

Merill announced Wednesday that the state of Alabama will use an electronic ballot delivery and return system. It will be implemented during the upcoming Senate Special Election and for the 2018 statewide election cycle.

The system will allow service members deployed abroad and citizens living overseas to return their absentee ballots electronically.

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