Senate committee approves bill to allow display of Ten Commandments on public property

February 9, 2018

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

An Alabama Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that will allow for the public display of the Ten Commandments on public property including government building grounds and public schools.

The bill, by Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, received a unanimous vote from the Senate Constitution, Ethics and Elections committee after Democrats pushed for an amendment to allow for the placement of other religious displays that express faith or religious belief.

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Maybe we should teach the Bible

January 26, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, a group of scientists announced that a fossilized human jaw bone has been discovered in a cave in Israel — a discovery that rewrites the story of man’s earliest travels out of Africa by more than 50,000 years.

If confirmed, the discovery would mean man first left Africa between 90,000 and 120,000 years ago.

It’s a fascinating find, and if you’re wondering why I’m writing about it, it’s because I’m concerned our state Legislature is trying desperately to squeeze the life out of what little science we teach now. I’m trying to get in whatever I can before it’s too late.
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Standridge files “In God We Trust” Act

January 24, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, state Rep. David Standridge, R-Hayden, filed legislation that permits public buildings, classrooms, and law enforcement vehicles to display the national motto, “In God We Trust.”

“Political Correctness has gone too far when our national motto becomes unwelcome in public settings.” Standridge said. “This bill makes it clear that schools, courthouses, law enforcement vehicles, public officials and government bodies may proudly display ‘In God We Trust.’”

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Moore holds election eve rally with Steve Bannon, other supporters in Midland

December 12, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, December 11, 2017, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Roy Moore held a “Drain the Swamp rally” in Midland just 13 hours before Alabama voters go to the polls to decide whether they want to vote for Moore or Democrat Doug Jones to be their senator, replacing Jeff Sessions (R) who vacated the seat to become U.S. attorney general.

“We are not going to stand by and let people from out of state and California control this election,” Judge Roy Moore said. “Three years before I was born, 1944, America was in crisis. We were at war with Adolph Hitler and the armies of Nazi Germany.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said on the radio that many would die in that war; but we had faith. Three years later I was born. “In the 1960s, we started to forget God and we started to forget where our strength comes from.”

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Waiting for the postmortem analysis of Tuesday’s Senate election

December 11, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In the distant future, cooler heads will perhaps give a detailed examination of this U.S. Senate race to determine the postmortem of the news media, political parties and the body politic as a whole. Any reasonable person will look back and see this was a moment in time with no winners, only losers.

When The Washington Post story broke about Moore’s alleged sexual behavior on November 9, I asked APR’s staff to closely diagram the report because over the coming weeks I believed it would be difficult to determine facts from lies. And as one accuser became two and two became nine, and sexual allegations became pedophilia, the fevered pitch of reporting would leave even the most fair-minded reporter with some measure of confusion.

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Moore campaign threatens to sue anti-Moore super PAC Highway 31

December 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Roy Moore Senate campaign blasted an ad paid for by the Highway 31 super PAC as “patently false.”

The campaign announced in a statement that they have issued cease and desist letters demanding that television stations remove the ad from the air immediately.

The letter specifically calls out the ad for what the Moore campaign says are its “quoting third-hand gossip and repeating outright falsehoods.”

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US Sen. Steve Daines endorses Roy Moore

November 8, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said that Roy Moore will help reform Washington.  Daines announced that he is endorsing Moore in Alabama’s special election for U.S. Senate.

“The people of Alabama will have soon have an opportunity elect a new U.S. Senator, and I believe Judge Roy Moore is the best candidate to follow in the steps of former Senator Jeff Sessions,” Daines said. “Judge Moore is a principled conservative, and he will help reform Washington and return power to the people of America. I look forward to working with Judge Moore on ideas to cut taxes, rein in the national debt, and boost job growth.”

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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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Roy Moore to headline Madison County Republican Party Freedom Gala

October 6, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Madison County Republican Executive Committee will present the 2nd biennial Freedom Gala: A Celebration of Freedom on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Jackson Center in Research Park in Huntsville. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore will be the Keynote Speaker.

Moore is a life-long Alabamian and outspoken constitutional conservative that has stood up for liberty and religious freedom his entire career. He is an alumnus of Etowah High School in Attalla, Alabama, and an alumnus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Arts and Engineering. Moore also has a 1977 law degree from the University of Alabama.

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Doug Jones campaigns in Birmingham, calls Moore “extreme”

September 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones said  that there could not be more “contrast” between himself and Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Doug Jones is a Birmingham attorney and former U.S. attorney for North Alabama during the administration of President Bill Clinton.

Jones spoke to reporters at Niki’s West, a restaurant in Birmingham, on Wednesday following Moore’s stunning defeat of appointed U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in Tuesday’s GOP primary.

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