Rogers says that the liberal media are glamorizing North Korea

February 15, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Saks, accused the “liberal media elite” of glamorizing the sister of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, Kim Yo Jong, after her attendance at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

“What the liberal media elite like CNN and The New York Times has done is sickening to me,” Rogers said.  “Her brother Kim Jong-un is a murderer and his regime in its brutality forces its people to live a Stone Age existence.  He threatens the world with nuclear war, starves the people in his own country and tortured American student Otto Warmbier to the point that he passed away once he was returned to the United States.  Kim Yo Jong is not only a part of that cruel family, but is a part of the brutal regime.  Nothing should be romanticized about her as she is an enemy.”
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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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Things to look for in 2018

January 8, 2018
Bradley Byrne

By U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne

Last week, we recapped major highlights from the past year, so this week I want to look ahead at some of the important things to watch for in 2018.

2018 is an election year, and the midterm elections for all House members and the one-third of the United States Senate will be held in November. I expect a very busy legislative session in the run-up to the midterms.

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Two big things you may have missed

November 27, 2017
Bradley Byrne

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

I understand why people are so frustrated with politics these days. The American people want action, and it may not seem like much is actually getting accomplished. I share those concerns, but my frustration is not connected to my work in the House of Representatives. Despite the media’s infatuation with relitigating the 2016 election, there are very substantive bills that pass out of the House almost every week.

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Alabama joins coalition supporting Trump expanded travel ban

November 24, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama will join a coalition of 12 states whose attorneys generals are writing a brief in support of President Donald Trump’s expanded travel ban, which has been blocked by the courts and will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced that he would be joining the coalition. The 12 states will be filing a joint amicus brief before the Supreme Court arguing that the ban, which was updated in September, should be upheld.

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Trump will ‘campaign like Hell’ for Moore; says Strange has better chance in General

September 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump was in Huntsville campaigning for U.S. Sen. Luther Strange,R-Ala.

As has become customary for Trump in Alabama he filled up yet another arena, this time the Von Braun Center.  This is the fifth time that Trump campaigned in Alabama in the last 25 months, and he remains popular here.  Will some of that off the chart enthusiasm rub off on Senator Strange, whose campaign has been struggling to connect with Alabama voters, despite millions of dollars spent on ads of all sorts.

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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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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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Trip Pittman Interview

June 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 17, 2017, State Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) spoke at length with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about the major issues in this US Senate election. Pittman has served two terms in the State Senate and is seeking the US Senate vacancy created when Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) became US Attorney General.

APR: The Senate is divided on the Healthcare bill. Should the focus of the healthcare bill be primarily providing healthcare coverage for as many Americans as possible or cutting costs and reducing the deficit?
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Mo Brooks Interview

June 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 16, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) spoke at length with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about the major issues facing our nation. The northern Alabama Congressman is also running for the US Senate.

APR: The Senate is going to vote on a Healthcare bill this week that did not contain all of the deficit cutting measures that you and your Freedom Caucus members were able to add in to the plan when it came out of the House. Are you confident that a conference committee will be able to make a healthcare bill that you can support?
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