Rumor about Justice Glenn Murdock has hint of truth

October 16, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Rumors are part of the stock-in-trade of Montgomery politicos, and this past Friday it churned out buzz that Supreme Court Associate Justice Glenn Murdock was going to make a big announcement by day’s end.

In an attempt to run the gossip to ground, The Alabama Political Reporter called Murdock in the early afternoon. After leaving a voicemail, the clock ran out at 5 p.m. with no announcement – after 5 p.m. on a Friday, the only news from the political world are stories they want people to ignore.

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What can we learn on the Plains of Weehawken?

August 9, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

“If we had an Attorney General, there’d be a Grand Jury,” said a retired judge referring to revelations in APR’s exit interview with Ethics Commissioner, Dr. Stewart Tankersley.

Examples of collusion, questionable opinions, and other suspect activity, he said, “should be before a Grand Jury, and we should ask them: ‘What do you want us to do with this?'”

Speaking truth to power or shining a light on a brood of vipers undoubtedly has consequences both negative and positive. At the moment, Tankersley is feeling the wrath of those he has criticized.

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Josh Moon Joins APR

October 11, 2016

Staff Report
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—This week, columnist and reporter Josh Moon joined the staff of The Alabama Political Reporter. “We are proud of Josh’s accomplishments both as a journalist and an opinion writer and are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead,” said Editor in Chief Bill Britt. “Josh’s dogged pursuit of truth and unwavering commitment to the highest standard of our profession is why I believe he is a natural fit for our publication and will enable us to offer more investigative reporting and political insight to our readers.”
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Survey Says: The People Don’t Love the Luv Gov

September 21, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Gov. Robert Bentley is fond of saying, “ I love the people of Alabama and they love me.” But, this Bentley oft-repeated declaration rings hollow, given new polling that shows the people who he claims love him, has dwindled to a paltry 35 percent.

Morning Consult surveyed 71,900 registered voters in all 50 states from early May 2016, through early September 2016, for a state by state analysis of the nation’s governors. Survey respondents were asked whether they approved or disapproved of their governor’s job performance. Bentley ranks as the country’s eighth least popular governor.
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Armistead Warns Alabama Will Face God’s Wrath

February 13, 2015

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, February 11, the Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, Bill Armistead, warned that the United States and Alabama will face God’s wrath, if we embrace and condone the things that are abhorrent to God, such as same-sex marriage.

Chairman Armistead is the original sponsor of the now controversial, “Alabama Marriage Protection Act,” which has been declared unconstitutional by US District Court Judge Callie Granade. The State has appealed.
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John Rogers Says Birmingham Board of Education has a Right to Fire Superintendent Witherspoon

July 23, 2012

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Friday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed a lawsuit against the Birmingham Board of Education (BOE) and its members. The lawsuit is seeking a court order instructing the Birmingham school board to adhere to the directives from Superintendent Dr. Tommie Bice and the State Board of Education.  AG Strange said that the lawsuit became necessary due to the local board’s failure to comply with state law and its open defiance and obstruction of state education directives.
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