Alabama: the final resting place for facts

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By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

President Obama has been an unmitigated disaster for America.

We don’t know much in Alabama, but we know the above statement is true. Or, I guess I should say, the majority of the voters in this State know that statement to be true.

Flip on a conservative talk radio show. Scroll through the Facebook timeline of your conservative Alabama friend. Engage the average Alabamian in a political conversation.<br

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Big PAC Money Flows to One Candidate in Race to Replace Hubbard

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Four candidates are vying for the seat once held by convicted felon, Mike Hubbard in the Republican primary on September 13. The voters of District 79 have yet to pick a candidate, but the well-heeled of Auburn and influential Montgomery PACs have already chosen theirs.

Jay Conner, Joe Lovvorn, Sandy Toomer and Brett Smith are all in the running, but only Lovvorn is winning the “dash

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A Gun or A Bitter Pill: The Test We Face

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

With only three days remaining in the 2016 Special Session, lawmaker’s willingness to come together for a Medicaid solution is waning, and hopes of letting the people vote on a lottery are faint; if not totally beyond reason.

If we believe that, “The sleep of reason produces monsters,” then we must acknowledge that reason has fallen into a somnolent haze these last few weeks.

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Shelby Declines McConnell Debate Invitation

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

In 1986, US Representative Richard Shelby (D-Tuscaloosa) narrowly unseated first term incumbent US Senator Jeremiah Denton (R).  This was the last time that Shelby would face a credible opponent.  He was re-elected in 1992 as a Democrat.  He was re-elected in 1998 as a Republican and again in 2004 and 2010.  In 2014 Senator Jeff Sessions was re-elected without any opposition.  No Democrat

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Group Organizes to Get Alabama Millennials to Participate in Election Process

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On March 1, Alabama voters will go to the polls to decide who will represent the Republican and Democratic Parties in the November Presidential election. Other offices on the 2016 ballot include US Senator, US Representative, Public Service Commission President, Alabama Supreme Court Justice, as well as many county offices. The only that matter in an election however are the people that turnout

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House Republican Caucus Responds To “Myths” About Amendment 3

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A pro-gun Republican dominated State legislature voted to put Amendment 3 on the Alabama ballot, even though the National Rifleman’s Association (NRA) endorsed the pro-gun amendment. As expected, there is some opposition building to adding more gun rights language to the Alabama Constitution. But, rather than coming from National anti-gun groups, the opposition is coming from a small, yet

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Bennett Urges Alabama to Join Compact of States Checking for Voter Duplication

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Based on recent evidence of double voting discovered in North Carolina, Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett (R) urged on Tuesday that Alabama legislators pass a bill allowing his office to exchange voter lists with other states to check for duplications.

Legislation that would have done that was sponsored by State Representative John Merrill (R) from Tuscaloosa in the last session.  It passed

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