An interview with Senate candidate Robert Kennedy

August 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, August 4, 2017, The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) had an in depth conversation with US Senate Candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. (D).  Kennedy is running in the Democratic Party Special Election Primary for the Senate seat vacated when Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) was confirmed as Attorney General.

APR asked: The VA scandal exposed the fact that most federal employees can not be fired, even for incompetence. Should that change?

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Trip Pittman Interview

June 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 17, 2017, State Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) spoke at length with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about the major issues in this US Senate election. Pittman has served two terms in the State Senate and is seeking the US Senate vacancy created when Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) became US Attorney General.

APR: The Senate is divided on the Healthcare bill. Should the focus of the healthcare bill be primarily providing healthcare coverage for as many Americans as possible or cutting costs and reducing the deficit?
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Mo Brooks Interview

June 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 16, 2017, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) spoke at length with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about the major issues facing our nation. The northern Alabama Congressman is also running for the US Senate.

APR: The Senate is going to vote on a Healthcare bill this week that did not contain all of the deficit cutting measures that you and your Freedom Caucus members were able to add in to the plan when it came out of the House. Are you confident that a conference committee will be able to make a healthcare bill that you can support?
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Judge Moore Interview

June 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, June 23, 2017, Republican US Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore took time to speak with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) and answer a number of issues across a wide spectrum of issues likely to face the Senate.

APR: You recently expressed some concerns with the secret Senate healthcare bill released yesterday. What do you say to Republicans who say that the enemy of the good is the perfect bill that will never pass and that we should just craft a bill and get it passed as any healthcare bill would be better than Obamacare even if we have to come back and fix it next year and the year after that?
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Randy Brinson Interview

June 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 21, 2017, Dr. Randy Brinson talked with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about his campaign to be the GOP nominee for the US Senate seat vacated when Sen. Jeff Sessions became US Attorney General.

APR: Mo Brooks has introduced legislation allowing members of Congress to carry firearms in Washington DC. Do you support this legislation. Why or why not?

Dr. Brinson: A better policy would to have somebody on their staff APOST certified and fully trained and qualified as a marksman. While I support this, US attorneys and federal judges have asked for this for years. Prosecutors are going after terror groups, the mob, and the cartels. They are even more at risk than the Congressmen. This needs to be extended to the federal prosecutors and judges.
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Calhoun County GOP hosts forum for Senate Republican candidates

June 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, June 10, 2017, the Calhoun County Republican Party hosted a forum for Republican Senate candidates.

The county party only invited five of the ten candidates running. Former State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, former Christian Coalition President Dr. Randy Brinson, and State Senator Trip Pittman (R-Montrose) all attended. US Senator Luther Strange (R) had a scheduling conflict thus could not attend. Luther also was unable to attend the Huntsville Republican Women forum on Monday.
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Interview with US Senate candidate Dom Gentile

June 14, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Republican US Senate candidate Dom Gentile spoke with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about a variety of policy issues likely to come before the Senate.

APR : the VA scandal exposed the fact that most Federal employees can not be fired, even for incompetence. Should that change?

Gentile: Absolutely. 100 percent. They should have to follow the same rules and standards as an employee of a non-unionized company.
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Roby reports on Afghanistan

May 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, May 18, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) spoke on the floor of the US House of Representatives and said that President Trump (R) and Secretary of Defense James Mattis are wise to reevaluate American troop levels and the rules of engagement in Afghanistan.

Congresswoman Roby recently led a bi-partisan Congressional Delegation to the region to survey conditions there.

Rep. Roby said, “I rise to offer a report on my recent travels to Afghanistan where our Armed Forces remain engaged at a critical front of the Global War on Terrorism. I have been a part of several Congressional Delegations to Afghanistan to survey conditions there, particularly as it concerns the progress being made by Afghan women and girls to attain equal rights. I was honored to once again lead a delegation of my colleagues to the region to conduct oversight of American operations and better inform our efforts here in Congress to fulfill our Constitutional responsibility to fund and support the military.”
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Byrne and Strange express support for US Airstrikes against Syrian air bases

April 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, April 6, 2017, the United States has launched nearly five dozen cruise missiles at Syrian airfields following a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians.

US Representative Bradley Byrne said in a statement: “President Trump was right to respond to Assad’s barbaric and inhumane actions against men, women, and children in Syria. It appears the strikes were targeted and successful, and I want to share my gratitude and appreciation with the service members who planned and executed the strikes. Ultimately, we still must answer a larger question about the future of Syria and the role of the United States going forward. One thing is clear: Congress must be involved in those discussions and decisions about what happens next.”
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Trump orders on immigration causes mixed reactions

January 30, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, President Donald J Trump issued new executive orders om immigration making it harder for some foreign nationals to enter the US. Especially hard hit were Syrian refugees which President Obama had been resettling in the United States. Trump halted the resettlement of Syrian refugees for the next six months. Reactions to the order was mixed.

US Representative Terry Sewell (D-Selma) said on social media, “All Americans, regardless of religion, should be offended by Trump’s executive action to ban the entry of individuals based on religion and nationality. Remember the words of Dr. King, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” He is targeting Muslims today. Who will he target tomorrow?” Read More

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