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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Anger in response to Obama refusal to veto an anti-Israeli UN resolution

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, December 23, 2016, the UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building in the disputed territories, including East Jerusalem. As a permanent member of the Security Council the US could have vetoed the resolution but abstained from doing so. A bipartisan group of leaders quickly condemned the controversial change in decades of US policy

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OSS veterans awarded Congressional Gold Medal

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) announced that the veterans of the World War II-era Office of Strategic Services had been awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for their service to the country.

Sen. Shelby said in a statement, “I’m pleased to report that a bill was signed into law yesterday that will honor veterans of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the predecessor to the

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Shelby supports NDAA raising soldiers’ pay

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, December 8, 2016, the US Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 Conference Report. US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) said that the NDAA gives America’s fighting men and women their largest pay increase in six years.

Sen. Shelby said in a statement, “I believe that one of Congress’ most important responsibilities is to ensure that

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21st Century Cures Act passes with Shelby’s support

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, the US Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, HR34, with bipartisan support. US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) supported the legislation and said that the bill will take critical steps to fight the opioid epidemic and will foster needed changes in the healthcare infrastructure.

Senator Shelby said in a statement, “America has long been the world’s leader

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Shelby voted for passage of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, December 1, 2016, the US Senate passed the Iran Sanctions Extension Act. US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) supported passage of the bipartisan bill which would continue US economic sanctions against the country which is ruled by an Islamic Revolutionary regime that has been very hostile towards the United States.

Sen. Shelby said in a statement, “The Iran Sanctions Extension

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Judge Grants preliminary injunction to block Obama overtime regulations

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking a regulation by the outgoing Barack H. Obama administration that would have resulted in employers having to pay overtime to millions of mostly white collar employees. Alabama was one of 21 states to sue to block implementation of the regulation which

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Alabama’s Republican Congressional Delegation praises Sessions appointment

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, November 18, 2016, President-Elect Donald J Trump (R) appointed US Senator Jefferson “Jeff” Beauregard Sessions, III, as the next Attorney General of the United States. Alabama’s congressional delegation released statements praising the nomination.

Congressman Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) wrote in a statement, “Today President-elect Trump made an excellent choice for United States

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Sessions offered nomination for Attorney General

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friiday, November 18, 2016, CBS News is reporting that US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has been offered the role of Attorney General of the United States by President-Elect Donald J. Trump (R).

Thursday, November 17, 2016, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) said that Sen. Jeff Sessions is immensely experienced and has a deep commitment to upholding the rule of law. It now appears that

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Shelby honors the life and legacy of Mike Spann

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 17, 2016, US Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) spoke on the Senate floor to reflect on the 15th anniversary of the death of Alabamian Johnny Micheal “Mike” Spann.

Sen. Shelby said, “I rise today to honor the life and legacy of an Alabama patriot and American hero, Johnny Micheal Spann. Nearly fifteen years ago – on November 25, 2001 – while fighting on behalf of

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