All that wasted time

August 29, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Most people are familiar with the phrase, “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” but the context from which the thought is drawn is seldom mentioned. In a series of letters, Lord Acton argues that kings and clergy should be judged by the same standards as everyone else. In the same paragraph as his most famous quote, Lord Acton also writes, “There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.”

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Governor Siegelman asks Trump for pardon

August 25, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman (D) asked President Donald Trump to pardon him on the Fox Business Network’s show Cavuto Coast to Coast.

Siegelman was convicted in 2006 of bribery charges. His conviction rests upon a $500,000 donation from HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy to the non profit Alabama Education Foundation, which was an entity created to fund and support a statewide referendum on an Alabama Education Lottery.

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Women Vote Trump endorses Mo Brooks

August 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, August 9, 2017, Women Vote Trump, the largest female run PAC founded in 2016 to support Donald Trump for President, announced that they have endorsed Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) for Senate in Alabama.

Women Vote Trump issued a statement expressing their disappointment with President’s endorsement in the Alabama Senate race and suggested that Trump may have done the endorsement due to a deal with controversial Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky).

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Rebuilding, reforming, and repairing our military

July 18, 2017

By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

There is no greater responsibility of the Federal government than to provide for the safety and security of the American people. I have found myself making this point over and over again throughout my short time in Congress.

With the wide range of issues under debate here in Washington, some of my colleagues seem to forget that our most basic responsibility as outlined in the Constitution is to “provide for the common defense” of the American people.
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APR stands by Rogers report

July 5, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

An article published by The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) has drawn fire from campaign operatives for freshman Senator Luther Strange and his attorney at his old law firm, Bradley Arrant.

An email containing a letter from Bradley partner Joseph B. Mays, Jr., was received by APR on June 30, in which he demands, “…removal and retraction of false and libelous statements in an article on your website titled, ‘Source: State Rep. Offered Superfund Bribe with Strange Present.'”
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How did we get here? I’ll tell you.

July 5, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Listening to the fireworks go off around me Tuesday, I found myself contemplating what the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, really means.

And this Independence Day, I couldn’t help wondering how we’d gotten here.

How did we end up with a cold, despicable, bully-hearted President? How did we go from one who is deservedly considered one of our best presidents in the history of our wonderful nation (Barack Obama) to clearly one of (if not THE) worst presidents ever (Donald J. Trump) – all in just six months, albeit six seemingly very long months.
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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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A Red Snapper victory

June 20, 2017
Bradley Byrne

Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

We recently had a major victory for our area’s Red Snapper fishermen and the coastal communities, which benefit from a longer Red Snapper season.

Last Wednesday, the Federal Department of Commerce announced an emergency extension of the 2017, Red Snapper season for recreational fishermen. As you probably remember, it was announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration earlier this year that the Red Snapper season would be just three days, the shortest season ever.
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Millions have poured into today’s Georgia Special Election

June 20, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Today, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, voters in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District go to the polls to decide whether to elect Karen Handel (R) or Jon Ossoff (D).

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Shelby County Republican Party Chair Joan Reynolds told the Shelby County Republican Women that the Mighty Alabama Strike Force had recently spent four days campaigning door to door for Republican, Karen Handel.
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