Colbert County Commissioner David Black is running for Treasurer

January 12, 2018

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, January 11, 2018, Colbert County Commissioner David Black announced his candidacy for state treasurer.

Black is an Economics professor at the University of North Alabama.

Black said in a statement that he plans to focus on growing the College Counts 529 Fund, encouraging the use of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) savings plan, and promoting sound fiscal policy for Alabama.

Black is a former White House staff member under the George H.W. Bush Administration and former professor at the University of Alabama. Black is currently the Director of the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Alabama.

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Tax cuts for the New Year

January 1, 2018

By U.S. Rep. Martha Roby

This time around, the new year offers something extra exciting for the American people. I’m pleased to report that Congress has finally passed our historic, pro-growth tax reform and Americans will soon begin experiencing the benefits.

After months of work, we have delivered on our promise to cut taxes, bring balance to the tax code, and jump start job growth. While the House passed its version of tax reform months ago, differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill had to be worked out in a conference committee. I was proud to support the final product and vote alongside my colleagues to send the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to the President’s desk.

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Captain Gary Rose awarded Medal of Honor

October 24, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, President Donald Trump awarded Huntsville veteran Army Captain Gary Michael Rose – retired – with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

The Medal of Honor is the most prestigious military award a service member can receive. Rose was awarded his medal for extraordinary heroism in action while serving as a medic with the secret Military Assistance Command, Vietnam – Studies and Observations Group that conducted classified missions in Vietnam and Laos. Typically, the Medal of Honor must be awarded to a service member within 5 years of the heroic act, but the requirement was waived due to the special circumstances surrounding Rose’s actions.

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Reports: Kushner blamed for Trump’s endorsement of Strange

October 2, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Huffington Post is reporting that White House insiders are blaming the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner – a White House senior advisor, for the decision to endorse Senator Luther Strange (R) in the Alabama special election to fill the seat of Jeff Sessions (R).

According to CNN, the president was terribly angry and embarrassed with the disastrous decision to endorse Strange’s doomed candidacy.

“Two sources who work closely with the young real estate tycoon, Kushner suggested the endorsement, in part, because he believed that a Strange victory would enrage Steve Bannon,” The Huffington Post’s Vicky Ward claims.

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Cutting through the noise

July 31, 2017
Bradley Byrne

US Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

There has been a lot of noise coming out of Washington and in the national news media. If you listen to all the noise, you would think the only thing happening in our nation’s capital is staffing drama at the White House and an ongoing Russia investigation.

Those topics consume the national headlines day in and day out. Sadly, that narrative does not match the reality of what is happening in the House of Representatives. In fact, we are getting our work done and following through on our promises.
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Want to pay more for health insurance? Repeal Obamacare

July 4, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

There was a guy – an attorney – in Indiana whose health insurance premiums unexpectedly skyrocketed to more than $4,200 per month.

In Georgia, a real estate agent learned that she would have to pay the full price tag for her $1,700-per-month arthritis medication.

All around the country these stories were common. So much so that people who obtained insurance through plans not offered by their company – a non-group plan – hated them so much, and found them to be so inadequate, that nearly 80 percent were dissatisfied, according to a Consumer Reports poll.
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Rough Tuesday: Bentley’s impeachment, red lights and Internet history

March 29, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

I don’t even know what we’re trying to do in government anymore.

I’m serious. I don’t know what any level of government is trying to accomplish, or if all of the levels might be actively working to accomplish nothing.

Perfect example: Tuesday.

Here are the things that occurred on Tuesday: The US House of Representatives voted to make it o.k. for Internet providers to sell your internet history. I don’t recall any of us asking for that.
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Enemies From Within

October 21, 2016

By Perry Hooper Jr.

Our enemies have long preached that the only way we as a people could be defeated, would be from within. Four more years of the disastrous polices implemented by the Obama administration and promised by a potential Clinton Administration could just about do the trick. From social engineering that has wrecked havoc on the American Family, to economic policies that has made it impossible for far too many hard working Americans to find a decent well paying job, our country is being attacked from within. It’s no secret Clinton has promised us among other disastrous policies: open borders, a Supreme Court packed with liberal justices and more Obamacare.
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Hold On to Your Seats

July 13, 2016

INSIDE THE STATEHOUSE
by Steve Flowers

As if we have not been inundated enough with politics this year, hold on to your seats. Over the next few weeks that is all you will hear, read or see. The Republican Convention is set for July 18-22 in Cleveland and the Democratic Convention will begin on July 25 in Philadelphia.

After a full year of primaries, caucuses and delegate collecting, the field is finally set for the fall campaign for president. After the July conventions are over, the race is on between Democrat Hillary Clinton and the Republican standard bearer Donald Trump.
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No Charges Against Hillary Clinton; So There, Hillary Haters

July 6, 2016

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

Hillary haters must be banging their heads against the wall today.

Many predicted indictments against presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her use of a personal e-mail server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

FBI Director James Comey ended their giddy wishes Tuesday when he recommended no charges be filed against Clinton on the email question.

In 25 years of public office, probably no couple has been vilified and investigated as much as the Clintons. No accusation has ever stuck.
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