The return of intelligence

November 28, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It is time for intelligence to make a comeback.

Actually, let me rephrase that: It is time for America to again aspire to and value intelligence.

Somewhere along the way — and I think it was when Americans decided that “who’d you rather have a beer with” was a good way to choose a president — we lost our love and respect for intelligence and intelligent people.

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Reaction to Barcelona attack

August 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, August 17, 2017, US Representative Bradley Byrne and US Senate candidate, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore expressed their condolences to the people of Spain after ISIS attacked pedestrians in Barcelona  with bus attacks.

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said on social media, “My heart breaks for the people of Spain following today’s terror attack in Barcelona, and my prayers are with all those who lost loved ones or suffered injuries. The entire world must continue to band together to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.”

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Strange endorses memorial for ‘war on terror’

June 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 5, 2017, US Senator Luther Strange (R-Alabama) announced on Monday that he is co-sponsoring S. 926, the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Act.

The Legislation was introduced by Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa). It is supported by multiple veterans’ groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Sen. Strange said, “The fight against terrorism in all forms and places is coming to define a generation of America’s men and women in uniform, their families, and the communities across our nation protected by their selfless service. While global threats continue to evolve, and as more Americans are tragically impacted by the effects of radical extremism, it is fitting that we dedicate a place of honor for those whose lives have been cut short along the way. I remain committed to working with my colleagues on the Armed Services Committee to support our troops in their ongoing mission to extinguish terrorism.”
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Strange and Shelby both support Trump executive order

March 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, March 6 President Donald J. Trump (R) issued a new executive order on immigration, addressing many of the issues that the courts cited in his previous executive order. That old order which was tied up in the court system has been rescinded by the President. Both of Alabama’s U.S. Senators have released statements expressing their support for the President’s decision.
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Sewell denounces Trump immigration plan

January 31, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, January 29, 2017, US Representative Terri Sewell (D-Selma) blasted President Donald J Trump’s executive orders on Syrian refugees and people with visas from countries where the terror risk is believed to be high. Sewell called the new President’s orders, “Unconscionable.”

Congresswoman Sewell said, “The President’s most recent executive order halting the Syrian Refugee Program and barring entry into the US based on religion is unconscionable, if not unconstitutional, and is inconsistent with our American values. This ill-conceived executive order does little to protect us from terrorism, but it does institutionalize a prejudice against Muslims by giving preference to minority Christians in Muslim countries and forbidding majority Muslim populations from entering into the United States on the basis of nothing more than the religion that they practice. Likewise, by banning the entry of all refugees, the Trump Administration dishonors the commitment we made to countless women and children from Syria that have successfully complied with our strict vetting process and now seek only refuge from the carnage of their own war-torn country.” Read More

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

A former cop’s thought on President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks

November 30, 2016

By Spencer Collier

Over the last few weeks, as President-elect Donald Trump fills out his cabinet, I have been thinking about a number of important issues close to my heart.

As an Alabamian and former law enforcement officer, I cannot help but be proud that US Senator Jeff Sessions was tapped by President-elect Trump, to serve as the highest law enforcement officer in the land, as US Attorney General. Having served our State in several positions that interacted directly with federal agencies on intelligence issues, I wanted to also share my thoughts on a few appointments that will affect us here at home and on the world’s stage.
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Why I Strongly Support Trump

October 17, 2016

By Frances Taylor
President, Alabama Federation of Republican Women

As we race toward the conclusion of this presidential race, I am often asked my opinion of Donald Trump, especially in light of the revelation of a private conversation and the attacks from the left.

It is easy for me to discuss why I so strongly support him and his vision for a brighter future for America. His plan for America entails several key components that directly affect the prosperity and well-being of its citizens:
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Sessions Speaks Against Obama Plan to Admit 110,000 Refugees

September 29, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, September 28, US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) sharply criticized President Obama’s controversial plan to dramatically increase the number of refugees coming into the country. Sessions comments were made at a Senate hearing on the plan.

Sen. Sessions said, “The tragic reality is, that we have millions of displaced people in the world today—people who are short of food and water and endangered by conflicts throughout various regions of the world. No one disputes that most are victims. This is a humanitarian disaster and it could even be worse in the future. I think it’s important for government leaders to consult something more than their feelings as we deal with nations in unstable areas of the world. Good intentions are not enough. They can lead to disastrous consequences and put stresses on human beings.“
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Rogers Looking to Protect the Homeland

September 27, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, US Representative Mike Rogers (R-Saks) emailed residents of the Third District with his thoughts about the growing threat from ISIS-inspired terror attacks in our country.

Congressman Rogers wrote, “Here in the United States, this past weekend, the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City was rattled by a bomb that sent 29 people to the hospital and undetonated bombs were found by a train stop in New Jersey.”
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