Moore supporters seek revenge against Sen. Shelby

January 15, 2018

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A group of Judge Roy Moore’s supporters is planning to introduce a resolution to censure Alabama’s U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby because he publicly stated that he “couldn’t vote for Roy Moore,” as reported by Politico on Saturday.

It’s no small irony that a faction of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee is tarring Sen. Shelby with half-truths and lies just like The Washington Post is accused of doing with Judge Moore.

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Opinion | Fighting for rural America

January 15, 2018
Bradley Byrne

By U.S Rep. Bradley Byrne

Approximately 46 million people call rural America home, according to information from the Department of Agriculture. These rural communities make up the backbone of our state and play a substantial role in the overall American economy.

Unfortunately, rural communities are facing some serious challenges. For the first time on record, the rural population in our country is shrinking. Job growth since 2011 has been below that of urban areas, and the economic recovery has been much slower for rural areas.

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A look back at 2017

January 1, 2018
Bradley Byrne

By U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne

As we head into 2018, I want to take a minute to look back at some of the highlights from a very busy and productive 2017.

2017 marked the start of a new era in Washington, D.C. as President Donald Trump was sworn in. With the House and the Senate both in Republican hands, this led to the rare occurrence of a totally unified federal government.

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Moore to headline Values Voters Summit in Washington

October 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Republican Senate nominee former Chief Justice Roy Moore will headline the 12th Annual Values Voters Summit in Washington D.C. along with former Trump administration Chief Strategist Steven Bannon, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Dr. Alveda King, author Sebastian Gorka, Lt. Col. Oliver North, Congressman Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, and other conservative-thought leaders.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the 2017 Values Voters Summit!” Judge Moore said on social media.

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Trump has Alabama “covered” for Irma

September 11, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The phone rang early in the Alabama governor’s mansion Sunday morning.

President Donald Trump was calling.

Gov. Kay Ivey said Trump called twice on Sunday to assure her that he had “Alabama covered” in case of issues with Hurricane Irma. Asked by Ivey what that meant, she said Trump told her he had a team in place all ready to deal with the storm.

The state also has a team.

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Tea Party group endorses Mo Brooks in Senate race

July 28, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

A Tea Party Political Action Committee announced yesterday their endorsement of Alabama US Representative Mo Brooks in his campaign for the Senate seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions’ appointment to Attorney General.

The Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund endorsed Brooks yesterday calling him a “fearless leader and a fighter” for Tea Party issues.

Jenny Martin, the chairwoman of the group, said they were concerned about who would take over the US Senate seat left vacant by Jeff Sessions appointment to Attorney General. She said the group was “thrilled” when Brooks decided he would run for the seat.
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Merrill says Alabama still won’t send voter info to Feds as Commission postpones data request

July 11, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON —  The Federal Commission created by President Donald Trump to audit the nation’s election system has postponed a controversial request to states seeking voter roles and personal voter data.

But it doesn’t look like it will change Alabama’s response.

The Commission vice chair, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, said in a Federal court filing Monday that the Commission has sent letters to all 50 secretaries of state directing them not to submit any sensitive voter data to the Commission.

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Combatting illegal immigration

July 11, 2017
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Kate Steinle became a household name in 2015 after the 32-year old was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco. It was a horrific event that shined light on some serious flaws in our Nation’s immigration system.

The man who killed her, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, was in our country illegally. Making matters worse, he had already been deported five times and had been convicted of seven felonies. He had no business being in the United States.
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Shelby supports Trump’s picks for Alabama’s US Attorneys

June 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 15, 2017, President Trump nominated Jay E. Towns, Louis V. Franklin, Sr., and Richard W. Moore to be the three US Attorneys for Alabama.

Friday, June 16, 2017, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) released a statement supporting Trump’s picks for US Attorneys in Alabama.

Senator Shelby said in his statement, “Great news for Alabama! This week, President Trump announced his intention to nominate three Alabamians to serve as US Attorneys for the state’s Northern, Middle, and Southern districts.”
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NPR audience boos Jim Zeigler

June 13, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Saturday, June 10, 2017, NPR broadcast its “Weekend Edition Saturday” from Birmingham’s Lyric Theater. State Auditor Jim Zeigler was the only Republican invited on the show. Zeigler said afterwards that he was also the only guest interrupted and booed by the largely Democratic live audience.

Show host Scott Simon asked Zeigler if Donald Trump was good for the brand?

Zeigler replied, “Yes, he is. His base is still with him. And those that were against him are still against him. They’re a lot louder against him, but on Friday, the President proved that he is able to move forward with his agenda. He went into his infrastructure agenda and his plan to cut out some of the regulation and new projects going forward. And this can be huge for America, both businesswise and getting our infrastructure repaired. So the President’s going forward and is not going to be distracted by this issue or any other.”
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