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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Alabama leaders largely enthusiastic following Trump’s State of the Union speech

January 31, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, President Donald Trump delivered an upbeat State of the Union speech that was well received by conservatives.

“Tonight, President Trump made clear his commitment to the American people and to improving the quality of life for everyone. By protecting our borders, strengthening our military and creating an environment that enhances domestic economic growth, the president underlined his commitment to national security. I echo his call to further improve our economy through continued deregulation, low taxes and investment in infrastructure,” Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said in a statement.

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Alabamians join March For Life held in Washington

January 23, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Hundreds of thousands of Pro-Life advocates marched on Washington January 19 pleading with the country to protect the lives of the pre-born.  President Donald Trump addressed the Pro-Life marchers.

On Saturday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey released a statement supporting the March. “As a teenager, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior,” Ivey said.  “My faith has taught me to love life, love one another and that God, our Creator, values each individual person.  That’s why I’m strongly pro-life and believe life begins at conception.  If you believe that life begins at conception, stand with me.

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Trump to attend National Championship Game

January 4, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Multiple media outlets reported that President Donald Trump will be in Atlanta Monday night for the College Football National Championship Game.

Trump is reportedly set to attend the game with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, First Lady Melania Trump and Nick Ayers, a Georgia native who is Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff. The game will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium under stepped-up security. Perdue is a former governor of Georgia.

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Bannon calls Donald Trump Jr., Kushner “unpatriotic” and “treasonous”

January 4, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In a new book, former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon describes Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort’s infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign as “unpatriotic” and “treasonous.”

In the new book by Michael Wolff called “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Bannon denounces a June 2016 meeting between Trump’s son, Donald Jr., White House Adviser Kushner, then campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York. The Trump team had been promised documents that would “incriminate” former Secretary of State and then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Trump comments on protests in Iran

January 2, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Iran has been rocked in the last weeks by protests demanding that the revolutionary Islamic regime adopt democratic and human rights reforms.

President Donald Trump has commented on the protests on Twitter.

“Looks like they will not take it any longer,” Trump said. “The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!”

On Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted for his tweets on the topic and called Trump a foreign policy newcomer. Rouhani said that Iranians have a right to demonstration, but the protests shouldn’t cause others to “feel concerned about their safety.”  Rouhani said that Trump has “forgotten that he had called the Iranian people ‘terrorists’ a few months ago.”

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Tax cuts for the New Year

January 1, 2018

By U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

This time around, the new year offers something extra exciting for the American people. I’m pleased to report that Congress has finally passed our historic, pro-growth tax reform and Americans will soon begin experiencing the benefits.

After months of work, we have delivered on our promise to cut taxes, bring balance to the tax code, and jump start job growth. While the House passed its version of tax reform months ago, differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill had to be worked out in a conference committee. I was proud to support the final product and vote alongside my colleagues to send the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the President’s desk.

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State Canvassing Board expected to certify election results Thursday

December 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Secretary of State John Merrill announced on Friday, Dec. 22, that the Alabama State Canvassing Board will meet Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at 1 p.m. in the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office to certify the results of the 2017 Special Election for U.S. Senator.

The State Canvassing Board is the state entity that reviews and certifies the results of Alabama’s state and federal elections. This board consists of Gov. Kay Ivey, Attorney General Steve Marshall, along with Merrill.

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Alabama Unemployment drops to record low 3.5 percent

December 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary seasonally adjusted November unemployment rate set a new record low of 3.5 percent, down from October’s previous record-setting rate of 3.6 percent, and well below November 2016’s rate of 6.2 percent.

November’s rate represents 75,807 unemployed persons, also a new record low, compared to 77,231 in October and 136,135 in November 2016. More people were counted as employed in November, with 2,087,667 people working, up from 2,079,720 in October, and 40,152 more than in November 2016, when 2,047,515 were counted as employed.

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Congress could vote on final tax reform bill as early as today

December 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congress is on the verge of passing the largest tax reform package since 1986, slashing corporate and individual tax rates for most Americans. Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, said that the reform package will grow the economy and create more jobs if passed.

“We are on the cusp of something truly historic: tax cuts and tax reform for the first time since 1986. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Americans will get to keep more of their hard-earned money in their pockets instead of having to hand it over to the federal government. Our tax reform plan will also grow the economy, resulting in more jobs and higher wages,” Rep. Byrne said in a statement.

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