The shape of things to come?

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Several decisions over the next few weeks and months could significantly affect Alabama’s future for generations. Among these are, the appointment of Senator Jeff Sessions’ replacement, the Special Supreme Court’s ruling in Chief Justice Roy Moore’s appeal and the findings of the Montgomery Grand Jury concerning Governor Robert Bentley.

Bentley is publicly holding casting-calls

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1978: Gov. Wallace appoints Mrs. Allen to US Senate

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The last time a Governor of Alabama made an appointment to the US Senate was after the death of James Allen in 1978. Allen suffered a fatal heart attack on June 1, 1978, while vacationing with his wife, Maryon. A few days later Gov. George Wallace phoned Allen’s young Chief of Staff, Tom Coker, to ask who he thought the Senator would want to take his seat in Washington. “I was still

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“Silent Cal” Said A Lot

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Ninety years ago, President Calvin Coolidge addressed many of the problems we face today, from widespread fear and intolerance to the threats against free speech, freedom of the press and equal protection under the law.

For a man whose nickname was “Silent Cal,” he wrote volumes about our great Nation and how best to live in it with dignity, honor and service.

Coolidge, an intellectual

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Working Together to Solve Problems

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Is it really as bad as it seems? That is a question I get all the time. People want to know if the partisanship and gridlock in Washington is actually like what they see on television.

The short answer is no. The reality is Republicans and Democrats often work together on bipartisan legislation to address serious issues, but it just doesn’t always make the front page of the newspaper or the evening

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AP Declares that Trump has Delegates Needed to Win the Nomination

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, May 26, the Associated Press (AP) reported that in their polling of the unbound Republican delegates the AP found that enough supported New York City billionaire businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump that he already has the 1237 delegates needed to win the Republican Presidential nomination on the first ballot at their convention in Cleveland. Trump’s remaining GOP opponents

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Washington Gets Trump Almost to 1200 Delegates

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, May 24 Republican voters in Washington state went to the polls and gave Donald Trump 27 more delegates in his bid to win the Republican nomination. Trump now has 1196 delegates and is certain to pick up many more than the 41 that he needs to secure the Republican nomination when the last states (New Mexico, California, South Dakota, New Jersey, and Montana all vote on June 7.

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What Prison Reform Means in Alabama

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By Stephen Cooper

Working as an Assistant Federal Defender in Alabama for three years, I visited many state prisons.  More often than not, the conditions I observed my incarcerated clients in were deplorable.  Sadly, when I raised red flags of concern with officials, shoulders shrugged — folks just did not care.  Instead, at each turn I was met with an attitude — an attitude that I submit needs dramatic adjustment &#8212

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Sanders Wins Alaska, Hawaii and Washington

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Just when it appeared that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was firmly ensconced as the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States, US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) scored major victories in the Democratic caucuses in Washington, Hawaii and Alaska on Saturday. The Independent Senator from Vermont who has spoken at length about the benefits of socialism and raising

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Brooks Votes Against Transportation Bill

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, December 3, US Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) voted against the bipartisan transportation bill calling the legislation, “financially flawed” Congressman Brooks said in a statement that the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 “transportation” bill simultaneously increases America’s debt by $33.1 billion over five years, raises taxes on banks

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Roby Sworn in For Third Term in Congress

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, January 6 U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R from Montgomery) was sworn in for her third term in the House of Representatives.

The conservative congresswoman promised in a written statement that she would hit the ground running on pressing issues like immigration enforcement, Veterans Affairs improvement, relief for working Americans, and proper funding for the military.  Representative

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