Stop and think before reposting

November 6, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Conspiracies both great and small have staked the political landscape since the dawn of human reason. Conspiracy implies a secret agreement between two or more people usually involving some dark intentions.

Reason, in plain speech, is a cause, explanation or justification for an action. As the Oxford Dictionary explains, “The power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments logically.” However, to assume that individuals exercise good judgement in all situations is as silly as subscribing a grand scheme to every collaborative effort.

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Trump deleted pro-Strange tweets during election night as Moore won

September 28, 2017

By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter

President Donald Trump deleted three pro-Strange tweets from his Twitter account on the eve of the U.S. Senate Republican runoff.

Four tweets, cataloged by ProPublica, were deleted the night of the election after it was clear the Trump-backed Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., would lose.

Strange lost the election to former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. It was clear early in the night that Moore won by a large margin.

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Lawmakers “blackballed” over Autism bill

July 20, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The invitation list to the Business Council of Alabama’s annual summer party is four names shorter this year.

Sens. Dick Brewbaker, Cam Ward and Bill Holtzclaw, along with Rep. Jim Patterson, were all left off the list, Brewbaker said Wednesday. He called it being “blackballed” later on Twitter.

The party, which is actually dubbed the BCA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, is set to be held Aug. 11-13 at the its usual location – the Grand Hotel in Point Clear. It has become one of the largest gatherings of State Republicans – and a few Democrats – each year.
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Trump’s Support Trending Downward, “Rigged Election” Claims Tick Upwards

October 18, 2016

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll finds a large percentage of voters are expressing concerns that their vote will not be accurately counted on November 8. Pairing the “vote-rigging” accusation with Donald Trump’s falling numbers reveal how this election is trending toward a greater polarization of the American electorate.

Polling conducted from Oct. 13-15 surveyed 1,737 likely voters and 1,999 registered voters with a margin of error of plus or minus three and two percentage points, respectively found 81 percent of Trump supporters believe the election could be “stolen” from Trump as a result of widespread voter fraud.
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Governor’s Emotional Appeals Aren’t Fooling Anyone

September 1, 2016

By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

I usually follow the #ALpolitics hashtag on Twitter, and it’s usually good for up-to-date news and up-to-date laughs. Lately, those laughs have come from the Governor’s account–he’s taken to the Twittersphere multiple times in the last week to emphasize the growing need to fully fund Medicaid, highlighting faces of people–particularly children–whose coverage would be at risk without a state lottery.

Governor, don’t be ridiculous. Don’t play the pity card now, after you’ve spent the past two years denying Medicaid expansion that would save an estimated 600 lives every year.
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New Twitter Account Not Affiliated with APR

May 7, 2013

Staff Report

MONTGOMERY–Alabama Political Reporter is in no way affiliated with the new Twitter account named @alpoliticstips. This account surfaced this afternoon to our surprise as well as others.

That Twitter account in no way reflects any knowledge or action on our behalf or that of our staff.

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