President Donald Trump gives full endorsement of Roy Moore

December 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

President Donald Trump went all in for the election of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate.

The president took to Twitter to announce his endorsement of Moore for the U.S. Senate.  The president followed that with a phone call to Moore from Air Force One where he expressed his enthusiastic support for Moore’s candidacy.

Trump called Moore a “fighter” and expressed his eagerness to have Moore fighting for his agenda in Washington. The president wrapped up the call with a “go get ’em, Roy!”

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Conservatives defend Roy Moore

November 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, over 20 conservative thought leaders and conservative pastors were in Birmingham to endorse and defend Roy Moore in his bid for U.S. Senate.

The event was emceed by Janet Porter, the president of Faith Through Action. Porter presented a letter of support that over 200 pastors and faith leaders have signed. 20 speakers spoke defending Moore.

“The purpose of this press conference is not to address unsubstantiated claims that have no evidence and certainly no claims that have been substantiated. I will get off script and say just three words, ‘Release the book,'” Porter said.

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Alabama Grocers Association announces Annual Awards

November 7, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, the Alabama Grocers Association held their annual Food Industry Finest Luncheon on honoring their retailer, wholesaler and vendor of the year award winners. Speakers included Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, President Pro Tempore of the Senate Del Marsh, R-Anniston, and Motivational Speaker Jeremiah Castille.

The event was held at The Club on Birmingham’s Red Mountain.  More than 150 people attended to discuss the important work of the Alabama Grocers Association in 2017 and those in the food, beverage and grocery profession here in Alabama.

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Moore campaign calls on Washington Post to issue retraction

October 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Friday, the Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Campaign called on the Washington Post (WAPO) to issue a correction regarding its recent reporting on Moore, which Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead called inaccurate.

Chairman Armistead said in a statement,“The Washington Post recently published a number of hit pieces on Judge Moore and how he was compensated by the Foundation for Moral Law for work performed on their behalf. The stories have contained misrepresentations and inconsistencies designed, not to tell the truth, but to hurt Judge Moore politically.”

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Tax reform will grow the American economy

October 10, 2017
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By U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Last week, the House took a big step toward long overdue tax reform when we passed our budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The budget is important because it opens up the process by which we can bypass a Democrat filibuster and pass tax reform with 51 votes in the Senate.

If you read last week’s column, you know that the unified Republican tax plan will benefit working families by lowering tax rates, increasing the standard deduction, expanding the child tax credit, and simplifying the entire tax code. Under our plan, most Americans would be able to do their taxes on a single, small postcard.

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Roby introduces Balanced Budget Amendment

July 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, July 27, 2017, US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) filed a bill to introduce a new amendment to the United States Constitution requiring that the United States balance the Federal Budget.

H.J.Res. 114, would amend the US Constitution that, if passed and ratified, would require Congress to annually pass a balanced budget. Roby has introduced similar Legislation each Congress since being elected.

Congresswoman Roby said, “For far too long our Federal government has operated far beyond its means. It is irresponsible and dangerous to continue down this fiscal path.”
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Alabama’s prison problem: Gambling, taxes and lawsuits

June 28, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The reckoning day is here.

After ignoring years of warnings and threats from activists and federal officials over Alabama’s abhorrent prison situation – they are simultaneously overcrowded, understaffed, thoroughly unable and/or unwilling to provide adequate mental health and health care services and decrepit – the first shoe dropped Tuesday morning, when Federal Judge Myron Thompson issued a lengthy ruling excoriating the prison’s mental health services.
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An Interview with Chris Countryman on his campaign for Governor

June 19, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Gubernatorial candidate Chris Countryman (D) recently took time to answer a series of written questions from The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) about his policy positions on a number of State issues.

APR: The State is considering borrowing $800 million to build new prisons. What is your stance on that?

Countryman: “I believe, at least at this point in time, that we need to avoid borrowing money at all costs. Then we need to focus on eliminating the excessive and wasteful spending in our government and apply those funds to specific projects. Once we have generated enough revenue we should look into renovation of our prisons, along with justice reform, and then go from there.”
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Meet gubernatorial candidate Scott Dawson

June 15, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Scott Dawson sat down with The Alabama Political Reporter (APR) to discuss his bid for the 2018 Republican Party nomination for Governor.

APR: Former Governor Bentley wanted to borrow $800 million to build four new mega prisons. Do you support Bentley’s prison plan?

Dawson: When was the last time we spent a large chunk of money on education, or on infrastructure? To me every crime must have a consequence, but ultimately prisons are bigger than buildings. It is about people. Reforming those prisoners so they don’t come back to prison should be discussed when we talk about prison reform. We need prisoner reform. Don’t be slack on crime, but moms are not praying for bigger prisons moms are praying that their sons to change.
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Pro-Second Amendment Rights Bill passes out of committee

March 9, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the House State Government Committee gave a favorable report to Senate Bill 2, sponsored by State Senator Phil Williams (R-Rainbow City. SB2 prevents local governments from adding special taxes on guns and ammo. The Legislation would also prevent sheriffs from adding extra requirements to get a concealed carry permit such as making permittees write essays.

Sen. Phil Williams said this is a simple bill. The City of Seattle passed a user fee on gun purchases to pay for the cost of gun violence. They are charging $25 per gun purchase and 5 cents per bullet. This bill would not exempt guns from sales tax, we are fine with that; but there should not be any kind of special taxes levied by local governments in Alabama.
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