Alabama needs a new normal

November 29, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s funny to me who we shun in Alabama.

That thought crossed my mind Tuesday afternoon as I watched a bunch of the shunned hold a rally on the Capitol steps to speak out against Roy Moore — one of the biggest shunners on the planet.

The rally wasn’t hosted by your “normal Alabamians.”

There was lots of pink and purple hair. Jewelry was inserted into pretty much every spot on people’s heads except their ears. Collectively, there was probably more money spent on tattoos than I spent on my house.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden joins Doug Jones in Birmingham on Tuesday

October 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, October 3, as the general election campaign begins in the U.S. Senate race, former Vice President Joe Biden (D) will join Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Doug Jones for a campaign rally in Birmingham at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).

Jones said that he is honored that his friend, Biden, will headline the October 3 rally for his campaign.

Jones said, “We are thrilled and deeply honored to have my longtime friend Vice President Joe Biden visit the great state of Alabama to reinforce his strong support of my campaign for the U.S. Senate.  I have known and respected Joe Biden for almost 40 years now. He is the epitome of what we all hope public service can be.”

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Brooks: NFL protests are “unpatriotic and deplorable”

September 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, drafted a letter urging President Donald J. Trump to honor the American flag and anthem by stopping all Department of Defense and federal government support for professional sporting leagues or teams that display disrespect for our flag and national anthem.  Brooks circulated the letter to House colleagues for support.

In the letter, Congressman Brooks stated, “Federal law about the American flag and National anthem is clear.  4 U.S.C. § 8 states, ‘the flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing’ and adds that ‘no disrespect should be shown to the flag.’  Further, 36 U.S.C. § 301 states, ‘During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart.’  The National Football League (NFL) is disrespecting America’s flag and national anthem.  The NFL’s conduct is not only unpatriotic and deplorable, it also conflicts with federal law.”

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Trump’s SOB comment overshadows visit to help Luther Strange

September 25, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, President Donald Trump came to Alabama to help the campaign of appointed Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., who faces Roy Moore on Tuesday in a Republican runoff election. The president’s comments about athletes that kneel during the national anthem at NFL games, however, sparked a major controversy that spilled over to football fields across the country and beyond on Sunday.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—– off the field, right now. Out. He’s fired! He’s fired!” Trump told the crowd at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center.

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Strange touts Trump while Palin, Gorka hail Moore as bane of the establishment

September 22, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

Following a heated debate with Sen. Luther Strange Thursday night, Senate candidate and former Chief Justice Roy Moore let loose a series of anti-establishment conservative leaders at an outdoor rally in Montgomery. But earlier in the night, Strange touted support from the leader of the anti-establishment movement himself, President Donald Trump.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a former vice presidential candidate, and Sebastian Gorka, a former adviser to Trump, took to the stage and heralded Moore as the potential undoing of establishment Republican politics.

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Donald Trump will rally with Luther Strange in Huntsville tonight

September 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

President Donald Trump will join U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., for a rally in Huntsville tonight.

“Please join President Donald J. Trump and Big Luther Strange for a Rally on September 22nd!” Strange’s campaign said on social media. “Making America great again starts in Alabama!

“President Trump will deliver remarks on his support for Big Luther Strange on September 26th. DOORS OPEN at 4:00PM and the EVENT BEGINS at 7:00PM.”
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Pro-DACA advocates rally at the State Capitol

September 22, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

Students and other citizens took to the state capitol in Montgomery on Wednesday to protest the rolling back of the Deferment Arrival of Childhood Arrivals, which granted legal protections to minor children who were brought to the country illegally.

President Donald Trump rolled back on the Obama-era executive order earlier this month giving it a six-month period of transition.

The rally hosted by the Association of Latino American Students at Auburn University at Montgomery. The speakers at the rally were mainly college and high school students who were granted protections under DACA.

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Palin to rally with Judge Roy Moore tonight

September 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tonight, the Moore for Senate campaign will hold a debate watch party followed by a rally with special guest, former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, in Montgomery.

“Well, Montgomery’s going to be buzzing tomorrow and I can’t wait!,” Moore campaign spokesperson, Hannah Ford, said on social media. “Join us down at the Train Station for a Debate Watch Party and Rally. Debate Watch Party begins at 5:30. Rally directly to follow.  Watch frontrunner Judge Roy Moore face off, Lincoln-Douglas style with the recent Bentley appointee, Luther Strange — streamed by the Palin Bus.

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Biden to join Doug Jones for campaign event in Birmingham

September 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

The Doug Jones campaign announced on Wednesday that former Vice President Joe Biden will come to Alabama to headline a campaign rally with U.S. Senate Candidate Doug Jones in Birmingham later this month.

Jones said that he is honored that his friend, Biden, will headline an Oct. 3 rally for his campaign.

“We are thrilled and deeply honored to have my longtime friend Vice President Joe Biden visit the great state of Alabama to reinforce his strong support of my campaign for the U.S. Senate,” Jones said. “I have known and respected Joe Biden for almost 40 years now. He is the epitome of what we all hope public service can be.”

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ALFRA Rallies for Joint Custody

March 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On March 8, 2017, the Alabama Family Rights Association (ALFRA) held the first Family Law Reform Educational Day and Rally in front of the Alabama Statehouse. The group is urging that the legislature pass the Children’s Equal Access Act, Senate Bill 186. SB186 is sponsored by State Senator Larry Stutts (R-Sheffield).

SB186 would make joint custody the recommended norm in Alabama child custody cases when both parents are deemed fit by the courts.
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