Unpacking Black districts may have little effect on Legislature

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, January 20, 2017, a three judge federal court panel ruled that the State of Alabama violated the US Constitution when it drew three Alabama Senate Districts and nine House Districts following the 2010 census and are barred by the court from using those districts as presently drawn in future elections. This means redistricting now become a major task for the Legislature during this 2017

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Jeff Sessions and the War on White People

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

There’s a war on white people in America.

I know this because Rep. Mo Brooks, the whitest man in all of Alabama, has proclaimed it. Several times.

That’s what’s tripping up Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing for US Attorney General. Not Sessions’ past comments. Not his deplorable track record on voting rights. Not his past history as Attorney General in Alabama.

Nope, it’s white people

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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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The shape of things to come?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls

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Ain’t Alabama politics fun?

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INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE

By Steve Flowers

Historically speaking, Alabamians have been more interested in the governor’s race than presidential politics.

For years, from 1876 to 1964, we were a totally Democratic state, more so out of tradition than philosophically. The hatred for the radical Republican Reconstruction shackles invoked on the South made an indelible mark on white southern voters. It was so instilled, that there are a good many

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Thursday is the Last Day to Sign up for Obamacare

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On March 23, 2010, President Barack H. Obama (D) signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (also known as Obamacare), mandating that all Americans purchase healthcare insurance and setting up a complicated regulatory scheme giving the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) massive new powers to regulate healthcare providers and insurers.

Under the terms of Obamacare

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State Legislature receives high marks from the American Conservative Union

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By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The 2016 Session of the Alabama Legislature received high marks for fiscal and social conservatism from the American Conservative Union on their conservatism report card this year.

The ACU praised the Alabama House and Senate for enacting more conservative legislation during their session this year. The ACU scores ever House and Senate member based on

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Trump’s margin of victory in Alabama beats expectations

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

No Democrat has carried the State of Alabama in a Presidential election since Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter (D) bested incumbent President Gerald Ford (R). As expected former Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton (D) was not competitive in Alabama. Republican Presidential nominee, New York City billionaire and reality TV star Donald J. Trump not only won the State but beat the Democrats by

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Time for accountability

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By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford

The election is over and now the real work begins. Part of that work means holding our leaders accountable for their promises and commitments, and both sides of the aisle have plenty to be held accountable for.

Republicans now have absolute power across all branches of our federal and state government. Republicans have not had this much power since Reconstruction after the Civil War. We have a new president

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Jefferson County Remains Democratic Party Stronghold

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, an overwhelming super majority of Alabamians voted for Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Alabama voters are some of the most conservative in the entire country. No Democrat has won anything statewide here since 2008, and in 2016, the Alabama Democratic Party could only find one candidate willing to run statewide: Ron Crumpton. Donald Trump carried the ultra-conservative

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