Bentley should let Trump pick Sessions’ replacement

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INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
by Steve Flowers

This past year in Alabama politics was surprisingly more interesting than was expected. The judicial inquiry commission removed Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench for telling the probate judges in the state to not perform marriage ceremonies for gay people. He said marriage should be between a man and a woman, as do most people in Alabama. This removal by this vague panel of former

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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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Trump Administration will go to others, not Bentley, on Alabama issues

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By Jim Zeigler
Alabama State Auditor

There is one bit of good news: Gov. Robert’s Bentley’s refusal to support Donald Trump.

Bentley was an early endorser of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who also refused to support Trump. Notice that Trump carried both Ohio and Alabama despite the lack of support of either governor. Bentley’s support of Kasich did no good for Kasich. It may have hurt him with what little Alabama support Kasich had to

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Thanksgiving Day brings little to be thankful for in State government

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

For those who honestly care about the future of our State, there are few bright spots this Thanksgiving. Even as we engage in polite conversation over turkey and dressing or pecan pie, the subject will naturally turn to the state of the State.

While, “Who will replace Senator Jeff Sessions and the political dominos to follow” is a fun parlor game, it’s the nagging reality that Governor

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A sober choice is needed to replace Senator Sessions

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By Bill Britt

Alabama Political Reporter

Currently, the most coveted prize in Alabama politics is to be chosen to replace Senator Jeff Sessions, upon his confirmation as US Attorney General. Governor Robert Bentley will choose the recipient.

In all likelihood, Bentley’s choice wins reelection in 2018, he or (remotely) she would become the senior Senator from Alabama and the leader of the State’s Congressional delegation.

Since 1822

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Bentley turns to Survey Monkey for Sessions replacement

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The appointment to replace Senator Jeff Sessions rests squarely on the shoulders of Governor Robert Bentley.

In a recent email obtained by the Alabama Political Reporter, Bentley’s Appointments Director, Will Edwards, asks the members of the State’s Republican Party Executive Committee for input on the appointment of Sessions’ successor:

“Dear Alabama Republican Party Executive

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Sessions’ seat is object of desire, five top the list… for now

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

There are a number of individuals jockeying to replace Senator Jeff Sessions, should he resign to take a position in President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s administration. A vast army of office seekers is hoping to curry favor with Governor Robert Bentley, the one man who holds the key to Senatorial ascendancy. An administration insider claims there is a top five list from which Bentley will select

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Sessions and Toomey Introduce Legislation Affirming That Police Lives Also Matter

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, September 29, US Senators Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) and Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) have introduced legislation that imposes harsher sentences on criminals who target our law enforcement officers and first responders.

jeff-sessionsSen. Sessions said, “The alarming spike in violence directed against the men and women entrusted with ensuring the safety and order of our society must be stopped. 

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Sessions Expresses Concerns about U.S. Accepting more Refugees

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

US Senator Jeff Sessions (R), Chairman of the Immigration Subcommittee expressed concerns about the Obama Administration’s plan to resettle nearly 200,000 refugees in the US over the next 2 years.

Sen. Sessions said, “The US has already taken in four times more immigrants than any other nation on Earth. Our foreign-born population share is set to break every known historical record

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Sessions Announces Final Cloture Vote Expected in Trade Authorization will be Today

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In 2010, Democrats held commanding majorities in both Houses of Congress.  Beginning with that election in November 2010 the GOP railed against the Presidency of Barack H. Obama (D).

Republican candidates for Congress denounced the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 as “Obamacare” and vowed to repeal the unpopular legislation.  Time and time again GOP candidates railed

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