Alabama: the final resting place for facts

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

President Obama has been an unmitigated disaster for America.

We don’t know much in Alabama, but we know the above statement is true. Or, I guess I should say, the majority of the voters in this State know that statement to be true.

Flip on a conservative talk radio show. Scroll through the Facebook timeline of your conservative Alabama friend. Engage the average Alabamian in a political conversation.<br

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A translation of US Rep. Bradley Byrne’s “five priorities” column

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By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

I read an interesting guest column on Alabama Political Reporter Tuesday, one written by US Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Mobile). Titled “Five things to watch in 2017,” it listed the five top priorities of the Republicans once so-called Republican Donald Trump is inaugurated as President on Jan. 20.

Byrne was once fairly reasonable. I supported him for Governor when he ran in the Republican Primary

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How is America great? Again?

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By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s Christmas week. Merry Christmas. This is the obligatory Christmas column.

OK, neither Bill nor Susan Britt told me to write a Christmas column. But I’m going to just the same.

I despise Christmas. I hate what it’s become. It’s like a Donald Trump holiday. Get everything you want, but don’t pay for it. Or pay for it later, if you’re not Donald Trump.

My favorite Christmas present

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An apology for it all

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

I’m sorry.

That’s what I’m supposed to say here, it seems. A bunch of other media outlets and columnists have apologized after last Tuesday’s election results, after they were so wrong and after they so misjudged the country and its anger.

I guess I should offer an apology too.

So, I’m sorry … I’m sorry that so many people in America are so easily fooled.

I’m sorry that facts no longer

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America is about to become one big Alabama

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

What will America look like under Donald Trump?

That seems to be the most pressing question on most people’s minds in the wake of Trump’s election last week.

Just what sort of president will Trump be? What will America look like during and after his presidency?

Let me help: Buckle up, America, and prepare for the Alabamization of the United States.

That’s right, prepare for America to be a gigantic

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This is How Donald Trump Got Elected

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Alabama Political Reporter

What happened?

I have been asked that question a lot since late Tuesday night, when Americans went to the polls and elected Archie Bunker president. I suppose people think I have a better idea of what could lead to such an embarrassment, but I don’t.

Oh, I have ideas. They’re just not much different from what you’ve heard, because truth be told, it’s fairly easy to figure out why Donald

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No More Ransom Payments to Iran

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By U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

On June 24, 2015, President Obama stood in the Roosevelt Room of the White House and said “I am reaffirming that the United States government will not make concessions, such as paying ransom, to terrorist groups holding American hostages.”

This position shouldn’t have been too surprising because it has long been the position of the U.S. government to not pay ransoms to terrorist organizations

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Lathan Comments on Sanders’ Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, July 12, former Democrat presidential candidate US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) endorsed Hillary Clinton for President ending the most divisive primary race for either party since then former California Governor Ronald Reagan challenged President Gerald Ford in the Republican Primary in 1976.

Sen. Sanders said in a statement to supporters, “Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton

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Trump Montgomery Co-Chair Perry Hooper Says Trump Will Wipe Out ISIS

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 13, Trump’s Montgomery River Region Co-Chair, former State Representative Perry O Hooper Jr. (R) said that the attack on the Pulse nightclub was an attack on us all, no less than the World Trade Center attack.

Co-Chair Hooper said, “My heart goes out to families of the victims and my prayers are with the survivors of this Radical Islamic attack. The attack on the Pulse

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Who is the Enemy Now?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

“We have met the enemy and he is us,” is a famous quote from the comic strip, Pogo, by Walt Kelly.

After the 2014 elections, this should be the unofficial motto of the Alabama Republican Party, especially the embattled, Legislative and Executive Branches.

Gov. Robert Bentley is battling the House, the House skirmishes with the Senate and the Senate with itself. These are just a few of the wars

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