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  • Trump: Black Lives Matter Protester Allegedly Punched At Rally ‘Should Have Been Roughed Up’

    11/22/2015 5:48:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/15 | Derek Hunter
    Mercutio Southall Jr., a Black Lives Matter protester, was allegedly punched at a Donald Trump rally in Alabama after he disrupted the event by yelling “Black lives matter.” Reports also claim someone attempted to choke Southall as well.When the ruckus broke out, the crowd immediately booed and shouted down Southall with chants of “All lives matter.”For his part, Trump can be heard saying from the stage, “Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?”Appearing on Fox and Friends the morning after the dust up, Trump was unapologetic. The GOP frontrunner said Southall, “was so obnoxious and so loud,...
  • Trump tweet on African-American crime sets off firestorm

    11/22/2015 5:39:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/22/15 | Curt Mills
    Donald Trump's notorious Twitter presence landed him in a little hot water with segments of the internet commentariat Sunday with a tweet about black-on-black crime.Trump appears to have been arguing that the new national focus on criminal justice reform is perhaps misguided, as most slain African-Americans are killed by other African-Americans, not police officers. Trump's argument and the graphic he shared immediately drew the ire of some thinkers. Some argued that Trump was pandering to sentiment that was already prevalent within the Republican base.Additionally, some took exception to the veracity of the claims in Trump's graphic, arguing particularly that the...
  • Diamond and Silk tell a BLM Protester how to Act at a Donald Trump Rally

    11/22/2015 3:16:52 PM PST · by digger48 · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | The Viewers View
    The girls are back with a new one on the BLM activist at Trumps rally
  • Donald Trump on his Black Lives Matter heckler: 'Maybe he should have been roughed up'

    11/22/2015 10:34:07 AM PST · by Fhios · 42 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | 11/22/2015 | Colin Campbel
    During a Sunday-morning interview, real-estate mogul Donald Trump expressed some support for his fans who reportedly punched and kicked a heckler the day before at a presidential-campaign rally.
  • Fulop: Trump 'shamefully politicizing' 9/11 attacks

    11/22/2015 9:24:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | November 22, 2015
    Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop today ripped into Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for saying he saw 'thousands of people' in Jersey City cheer when the World Trade Center was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. "Trump is plain wrong, and he is shamefully politicizing an emotionally charged issue," Fulop said in a statement released this morning. "No one in Jersey City cheered on September 11." The real-estate mogul and front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination for president made his comments in Birmingham, Ala. He is calling for surveillance of some U.S. mosques
  • Anti-Trump Group Wants To Dissuade Supporters ‘From Voting Altogether’

    11/20/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Scott Greer
    A new political group created by a prominent Republican consultant to take down the candidacy of Donald Trump has a unique strategy: convince the flamboyant billionaire’s many supporters to not vote.According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Trump Card LLC has issued a memo to potential donors that its intended goal is to not change the opinion of Trump’s supporters in favor of another candidate, but to keep them “from voting altogether.”The group, founded by GOP operative and sometime columnist Liz Mair, promises to achieve this lofty goal through a “guerrilla campaign” that attacks the current Republican frontrunner for...
  • Trump supporters, Black Lives Matter protester clash at rally

    11/21/2015 3:34:48 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Reena Flores
    During a campaign rally for Republican presidential contender Donald Trump in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday, a fight broke out between a Black Lives Matter protester and other event attendees. One video from the event, shot by a CNN reporter, shows several Trump supporters shoving and kicking a black protester on the ground. CNN reports that the man appeared to have been shouting "black lives matter," a slogan that was also printed on his shirt. The network reported that at least six attendees pushed and tackled the man when he refused to leave the event. One rally attendee can be heard...
  • WATCH: Trump Tosses BLM Heckler From Alabama Rally: 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!' [2 VIDEOS]

    During a rally today in Birmingham, AL, Donald Trump told security to get a Black Lives Matter protester "the hell out of here." The African-American protester disrupted Trump during his speech, pulling off a sweatshirt to reveal a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt and heckling the Republican candidate. He then promised that what happened to Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders when his speech was taken over by two young Black Lives Matter protesters would never happen to him. In the speech, Trump told supporters that as president, he would be in favor of keeping surveillance on certain mosques and would...
  • Black Activist Punched at Trump Rally

    11/22/2015 8:42:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally here on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand the removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally in Birmingham

    11/22/2015 5:08:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 110 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Black Protester Attacked at Donald Trump Rally Called 'Monkey' and Other Racial Slurs, He Says

    11/22/2015 4:58:36 AM PST · by kristinn · 112 replies
    Al.com ^ | Saturday, November 21, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    The Black Lives Matter protester attacked during Donald's Trump's Birmingham rally said he was punched, kicked and called "n****r" while a group of eight or nine people were on top of him. Mercutio Southall Jr., a well-known activist who said he has been tased at least 30 times and just recently marched heavily –armed through a Birmingham neighborhood to teach people about gun rights, said he is sore after today's pummeling but doesn't think he was seriously injured. "I'm alive,'' Southall told AL.com in his first interview since he was escorted out of the Birmingham- Jefferson Convention Complex. Southall said...
  • WATCH: Trump Tosses BLM Heckler From Alabama Rally: 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!'

    11/21/2015 1:29:25 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | November 21, 2015
    protestor at Trump's rally. He pulls off a sweatshirt to show "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt. Trump yells "get him the hell out of here"(Fox) — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 21, 2015 During a rally today in Birmingham, AL, Donald Trump told security to get a Black Lives Matter protester "the hell out of here." The African-American protester disrupted Trump during his speech, pulling off a sweatshirt to reveal a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt and heckling the Republican candidate. This guy is heckling trump. Now being booed. "Get him the hell out of here." - Trump. #TrumpBham pic.twitter.com/zTxR6OK1t0 — Cort...
  • Doctors ask Alabama Supreme Court to resist Obergefell decision

    11/20/2015 11:55:09 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/19/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, November 19, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Pockets of resistance to the Supreme Court's judicial activism in constitutionalizing homosexual "marriage" are cropping up across the United States. Not isolated pockets, either. Large, organized pockets. The latest groups to officially resist Obergefell v Hodges include Alabama pediatricians and an entire church denomination, petitioning the state Supreme Court to disobey federal law in order to "protect" churches, families, and children. The American College of Pediatricians (ACP) submitted a "Friend of the Court" brief November 6. "It is in the best interest of children and this State to preserve the fundamental and immutable...
  • A New House Bill on Syrian Refugees Doesn’t Protect Americans

    11/19/2015 6:18:13 PM PST · by rmlew · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | November 19, 2015 | Senator Jeff Sessions
    The current proposal being considered in the House of Representatives in response to the president’s dangerous refugee plan — the American SAFE Act — fails to defend the interests of the American people. It is based on a flawed premise, as there is simply no way to vet Syrian refugees. Just over a month ago, officials from the Department of Homeland Security admitted before the Immigration Subcommittee that there is no database in Syria against which they can run a check. They have no way to enter Syria to verify the applicants’ personal information. And we know the region is...
  • Government Seizes Sheriff’s Tracked Armored Vehicle At Behest Of Obama [VIDEO]

    11/19/2015 7:16:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/19/15 | Kerry Pickett
    Under orders from President Obama ,military surplus vehicles were seized from Calhoun County, Alabama Sheriff Larry Amerson Wednesday. For over 20 years, under the federal government’s 10-33 program, the Defense Department distributed military surplus equipment and vehicles to local law enforcement.However, following the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, over local law enforcement controversies, President Obama halted the program through an executive order. All vehicles from the program that were deemed too “militaristic looking” were to be confiscated from local law enforcement all over the country.“We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people the feeling like there’s an...
  • Condoleezza Rice: I Get The Security Concerns, But The US Should Accept Refugees

    11/18/2015 10:05:12 AM PST · by bkopto · 106 replies
    TPM ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Sara Jerde
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday (in a room with a governor who said he'd refuse refugees) that she understood the concerns over the security risks, but that the United States needed to accept refugees, as reported by AL.com. Rice made the remarks at the 38th annual Southeast U.S.-Japan conference, in Birmingham, Alabama, according to the publication. Among those in attendance was Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) who had released a statement Sunday that said he would not "stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way." He was one of 13 governors...
  • Senators rebuke Obama for 'concealing immigration history of terrorists'

    11/17/2015 7:00:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    Republican senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions rebuked the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to share with Congress the immigration history of 72 people with terrorist associations living in the U.S. The senators bashed Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry for not providing the individuals' personal and family immigration information, which was requested Aug. 12 and expected by Sept. 4. "More than three months later the administration has not provided immigration details on a single one of the 72. It is quite telling that this administration — which seems to have...
  • Now 25 Republican governors - and one Democrat too - say they don't want to accept Syrian refugees

    11/16/2015 6:16:22 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 128 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2015 | Nikki Schwab
    Now, 25 Republican governors – and one Democrat too – have said they don't want Syrian refugees in their states, as President Obama recommitted the U.S. to take a portion of this population fleeing from ISIS. In a press conference this morning in Turkey, Obama said that 'the United States has to step up and do its part,' while chiding those in the opposition party for suggesting there be a 'religious test' for entry into the United States. There's concern, after Friday's brutal attack in Paris, that ISIS fighters are infiltrating those fleeing Syria and will carry out future violence...
  • U.S. Supreme Court is asked to hear lesbian adoption case

    11/16/2015 4:47:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/15 | Robert Barnes
    An Alabama lesbian mother is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling by the state’s highest court that it will not recognize her adoption of three children in neighboring Georgia.The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that Georgia courts violated their own state laws in granting the adoptions of the children she shared with her former partner and will not order custody or even visitation with the children. Lawyers for V.L., as the woman is identified in court papers, say the decision violates the Constitution’s Full Faith and Credit Clause, which requires that states respect court judgments, including adoption orders,...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Rubio’s Bill Would Have Opened Floodgates to Islamic Refugees ( Gang of 8 )

    11/16/2015 7:19:05 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    CR ^ | November 15th, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here's a question an incisive debate moderator ought to ask Marco Rubio: are you happy Senators Sessions and Cruz helped defeat your Gang of 8 immigration bill? One of the more obscure yet destructive provisions of the Gang of 8 bill I wrote about in 2013 was section 3405 (page 693), which created an entire new pipeline for refugees. This bill would have concocted an unconditional right to immediate legal permanent resident status for any person in the world who declares himself "stateless." Had the bill passed in 2013, it would have given the Obama administration power to define who...
  • Governors of Michigan, Alabama reject resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states

    11/16/2015 5:58:41 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/16/15 | Yanan Wang
    The terrorist attacks in Paris have prompted two governors to announce that Syrian refugees will not be allowed to resettle in their states. Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan and Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama, both Republicans, issued individual statements Sunday declaring that their states would not be open to refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. Noting Michigan's "rich history of immigration," Snyder's statement said, "But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents."
  • Governor Bentley Refuses Syrian Refugees Relocating to Alabama

    11/15/2015 7:50:32 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 107 replies
    Alabama.gov ^ | 11/15/15 | Alabama.gov
    Governor Robert Bentley on Sunday announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama. "After full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way," Governor Robert Bentley said.
  • 'Minority students have no place to feel safe on campus': Alabama students protest...

    11/13/2015 7:48:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | November 13, 2015 | Ben Flanagan
    A group of University of Alabama students held a demonstration on the steps of Rose Administration building on campus Friday to support students in Missouri and voice concerns about ending racism on their own campus....
  • Hal Moore: From Kentucky boyhood to very good soldier at West Point

    11/12/2015 11:35:19 AM PST · by Jemian · 11 replies
    Opelika-Auburn News ^ | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | Toby Warren
    A little boy by the name of Hal Moore was born on Feb. 13, 1922, and reared in Bardstown, Ky. He had a different DNA – a leadership DNA. Although the family home was in the town, his home was surrounded by nearby woods. This boy loved nature, the woods and even the stars. Often at night, he would lie on his back and watch the stars dance. He practiced throwing his favorite knife into a tree aiming for the exact spot. In shooting a rifle, he never missed his target. As a teenager, he enjoyed competed in shooting contests....
  • 8-year-old charged with murder [tr]

    11/10/2015 6:20:32 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 31 replies
    kmov.tv ^ | Melanie Posey
    8-year-old charged with murder of 1-year-old left alone while their moms went clubbing Police say Katerra Lewis, 26, left her 1-year-old daughter Kelci Lewis alone at the home, along with at least five other children ranging from 2 to 8 years old, to go clubbing with her friend, the homeowner and mother of the other children. “The sad part is you had an adult mother here who had the audacity to leave her 1-year-old in the custody of several other children at the house and none of those kids were over the age of 8...and so decided to go out...
  • One person shot at Clayton State University apartment building

    11/09/2015 9:12:17 PM PST · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    AJC ^ | 11/09/15 | Tyler Estep and David Markiewicz
    One person was seriously injured in a shooting Monday night at a Clayton State University student apartment building. The shooting at the Clayton Station Apartments happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 3000 building of the Clayton Station Apartments, university spokeswoman Maritza E. Ferreira said in a statement. The victim is not a student, but is believed to be the relative of a student, Ferreira said. Police were still searching for the suspect Monday nigth, she added.
  • Congressman Mo Brooks Endorses Ted Cruz For President, Named Chairman of Alabama Leadership Team

    11/09/2015 10:15:04 AM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 11/09/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks, who is also running as a delegate in support of Cruz for the Alabama GOP primary, which will be held on March 1. Congressman Brooks will serve as chairman of the Cruz campaign's Alabama leadership team.Last week, Heidi Cruz submitted paperwork on behalf of the Cruz for President campaign to be on the GOP primary ballot in Alabama - Ted Cruz was one of only four presidential candidates to submit a full slate of delegates."America needs a president with both a keen intellect...
  • Apparently Nate Silver Has Just Discovered The GOPe Splitter Strategy….

    11/07/2015 8:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 11/7/15 | Sundance
    We have exhaustively outlined the GOPe road map to insure the nomination of Jeb Bush for the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2016. While the road map is rather complex, it essentially boils down to a strategy of small accumulated delegate pickups using 15-20% electoral support. GOP candidates 3 ADVERTISEMENT Candidates George Pataki and Jim Gilmore have already been disqualified from the Alabama Primary, yet they remain in the race. Only a handful of candidates (Bush, Trump, Cruz and to a lesser extent Rubio & Fiorina) have efforts underway to qualify for ballot placement in all of the states with primary...
  • Jeff Sessions: Kill The ‘Anti-Democratic’ Trans-Pacific Partnership

    11/05/2015 5:13:32 PM PST · by amorphous · 43 replies
    Breibart ^ | 5 Nov 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee-s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, is calling for the immediate destruction of the 5,554-page Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trans-global trade deal introduced on Thursday.
  • Vestavia Hills child missing since 2002 located in Ohio

    11/04/2015 2:58:04 PM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    msnewsnow.com ^ | november 4, 2015 | Brianne Britzius
    Julian Hernandez was reported missing by his mother in August 2002 when he was 5 years old. He is now 18. It was suspected at the time that Julian's father, Bobby Hernandez, took the child. Bobby Hernandez has been charged in Ohio in connection to the abduction and will also face charges in Jefferson County. He could face additional charges at a later date, according to Vestavia Hills police.
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity at Selma, Alabama “buy back”

    11/02/2015 6:18:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Selma, Alabama on Saturday, 7 November, 2015. While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback”, the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The turn in event will be at 2013 Clinton Ave, at the Macedonia Apostolic Church.The event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11:59 both at the same source. People often turn up early at these events. Those that show up early get the deals or the incentives. These events often...
  • Judge orders Jindal to restore funding to Planned Parenthood

    10/30/2015 8:04:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    A federal judge has ordered Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal to restore state payments to Planned Parenthood, making Louisiana the second state blocked from defunding the group.U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ruled Thursday that Jindal couldn't cancel the state’s Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over allegations the group is facing related to its fetal tissue donation program, according to The Associated Press.Planned Parenthood clinics in Louisiana do not perform abortions and do not accept fetal tissue donations.DeGravelles, who was appointed by President Obama last year, had previously delivered a temporary ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood. Jindal, who is running for...
  • Alabama Teacher of the Year who left Mountain Brook for Birmingham is resigning (Not qualified)

    10/30/2015 6:46:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Alabama Media Group. ^ | October 29, 2015 | Adam Ganucheau
    Ann Marie Corgill, 2015 National Teacher of the Year finalist and 2014-2015 Alabama Teacher of the Year, has submitted a letter of resignation to Birmingham City Schools. Corgill, a fifth-grade teacher at Oliver Elementary School, moved to the Birmingham school district after teaching at Cherokee Bend Elementary School for three years - a move widely considered a step in the right direction for the Birmingham City Schools. But in the letter obtained by AL.com, she cited confusion about her certification after Birmingham and Alabama Department of Education officials recently informed her she was not qualified to teach fifth grade. "After...
  • Radio Interview Report: On Paul Ryan from a Freedom Caucus Member

    10/22/2015 7:10:44 AM PDT · by alancarp · 17 replies
    Radio Interview Report: WVNN 730AM, Athens/Huntsville, AL | 10/22/2015 | Alan Carpenter
    From 7-8AM CDT this morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (member of the Freedom Caucus and my own representative here in N. Alabama) was interviewed by local conservative talk radio host Dale Jackson on a variety of subjects, the last of which was Paul Ryan and the race for Speaker of the House. The following notes are my takeaways from things said by the Congressman this morning. The Freedom Caucus (FC) has met with both Daniel Webster and Paul Ryan at this point. The FC will not make positional endorsements unless an 80% threshold is reached on any vote. ...
  • Harvard-educated professor who opened fire during faculty meeting and killed three colleagues...

    10/20/2015 8:31:21 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2015 10:49 EST, 20 October 2015 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    After five years ex-Alabama professor who opened fire during faculty meeting killing three colleagues and injuring three more FINALLY apologizes to victims and her family as she challenges her sentence Amy Bishop Anderson killed three colleagues and wounded three more during a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 2010 She pleaded guilty to capital murder and attempted murder in 2012 The professor waived her right to appeal with the guilty plea, but she's been challenging the conviction ever since with a number of claims Now she has apologized to the victims, their families and her family...
  • Clinton slams Alabamas discriminatory voter law

    10/17/2015 1:11:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Saturday accused Alabama lawmakers of advancing discriminatory laws to roll back voting rights, as she looks to shore up support with black voters. In her first visit to Alabama as a presidential candidate, Clinton elevated her call for voting rights as she condemned the states decision last week to close 31 drivers license offices. Nearly all of the offices were in predominantly black neighborhoods. She urged Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his Republican-controlled legislature to keep the offices open, and not just for one day a month." Here in Alabama, without the right...
  • 3 UA Students Among 4 Charged in Rape of Unconscious Tuscaloosa College Student

    10/07/2015 9:29:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    al.com ^ | October 07, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    A woman is in a Tuscaloosa hospital and four men are behind bars after a reported gang rape. Three of the suspects are students at the University of Alabama, police said this afternoon. The victim is a student as Shelton State Community College. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit investigators were called to a home in the 5500 block of Old Montgomery Highway about 10 a.m. Tuesday on a possible sexual assault. When they arrived, the learned the unresponsive 22-year-old victim had been taken DCH Regional Medical Center, said Capt. Gary Hood. Witnesses told lawmen they found the young woman unresponsive...
  • Democrat bloodies reporter over voter fraud questions

    10/06/2015 7:10:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Wolrd Net Daily ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    An Alabama Democrat was caught on video attacking a reporter who confronted him over voter fraud allegations on Tuesday. City councilman Amos Newsome of Dothan, Alabama, lashed out in theDothan Civic Center parking lot after a City Commission meeting, the Donthan Eagle reported.
  • Whale euthanized after washing up in Gulf Shores

    10/06/2015 3:22:46 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    WIAT.com ^ | 10-6-15 | Pat Peterson and J.B. Biunno
    GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) After vacationers rallied together to keep it alive for a final few hours, marine experts have euthanized a melon-headed whale that beached itself at Gulf Shores. Officials from the Dauphin Island Sea Lab arrived around 11:00am and transferred the whale to the Gulf Shores Fire Station. An inspection of the whale revealed that it was suffering from an illness or internal injury. Sea lab officials said they were forced to do the most humane thing possible and end its suffering. The body of the deep sea whale, relatively rare for a beach sighting, will be...
  • Trump wins bean poll at Cullman County Fair (Alabama) (Beans for Trump49% Carson27%)

    <p>Cullman County residents took to the fair this month to cast their support for Republican candidates for president, and billionaire Donald Trump won by a landslide.</p> <p>The Cullman County Republican Party conducted an unofficial poll of candidates; visitors stopped by the booth and dropped a bean in each respective candidates bowl. Trump came away with around 49 percent of the total beans cast, followed by pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 27 percent.</p>
  • Ted Cruz's big moment

    09/28/2015 9:00:16 AM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/15 | Katie Glueck
    If Ted Cruz is ever going to break through in the Republican presidential primary, the time is now. Cruz has been the workmanlike conservative of the GOP field: a strong fundraiser but no Jeb Bush, well-liked by the activist right yet unable, so far, to generate the kind of breakout moments that have vaulted his anti-establishment rivals out of the single-digit doldrums. But Cruzs supporters see the showdown in Congress over Planned Parenthood and the budget which kicks into high gear this week and could stretch into the winter, on the cusp of voting in early states as...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Three injured in Sunday morning church shooting (Including newborn baby)

    09/20/2015 7:40:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Selma Times-Journal ^ | September 20, 2015 | Blake Deshazo
    Oasis Tabernacle Church was the scene of a Sunday morning shooting that injured three people.A Selma man is behind bars after allegedly shooting three people at Oasis Tabernacle Church in East Selma Sunday morning. According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, 26-year-old James Junior Minter has been arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder.James Junior MinterMinter allegedly shot his girlfriend, her newborn baby and Robert Carswell, the pastor of Oasis Tabernacle. The shooting happened during the church service around 10:25 a.m., according to Lt. Curtis Muhannad with the Selma Police Department. Muhannad said Minter was sitting on...
  • Airbus plants flag in North America with opening of Alabama plant

    09/16/2015 4:52:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Sep 2015 | 14 Sep 2015
    Airbus has officially opened its first US assembly plant, strengthening its position in one of the worlds largest aircraft markets. The company has spent $600m (390m) building its plant in the city of Mobile in the Gulf Coast state of Alabama, where it will assemble its A320 family of medium-size single-aisle airliners from sets of major parts built around the world. Airbus has set its sights on growing its share of the North American market for new airliners, which it estimates is worth 751bn over the next 20 years. An Airbus 320 The company predicts the region will need almost...
  • Alabama will require students to learn about evolution, climate change

    09/15/2015 9:17:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    AP via AL.com ^ | 09/13/15
    Alabama is updating its decade-old science standards to require that students understand evolution and learn about climate change, topics that can still be controversial in the Bible Belt state. Educators say the new rules part of a major change that includes more experimentation and hands-on instruction and less lecturing don't require that students believe in evolution or accept the idea that climate is changing globally. But public school students will be required for the first time to understand the theory of evolution. And teachers will be required to address climate change, which wasn't a focus the last time...
  • Airbus Opens First US Plant In Alabama To Assemble A320 Jets; Officials Say Incentives...

    09/14/2015 6:34:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/14/15 | Angelo Young
    The European airplane manufacturer Airbus Group opened its first U.S. plant Monday in the Gulf Coast city of Mobile, Alabama, as part of its effort to be closer to American carriers and to snatch business from its main rival Boeing. The $600 million site will be a final assembly destination primarily for the A321, Airbuss largest single-aisle jet.State officials are heralding the European aerospace giants move to plant its manufacturing flag in the state as a major success, albeit a costly one.Airbuss decision to locate in Alabama came with promises from elected officials of more than $158 million in state...
  • Boss Who Asked Transgender Woman 'What Are You?' Agrees To Significant Settlement [Genesis 19]

    09/10/2015 1:34:31 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 59 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 9/10/2015 | Lila Shapiro
    Last November, Jessi Dye showed up at Summerford Nursing Home for what would turn out to be both her [His] first and last day of work. The morning started well. Dye attended a series of training sessions, completed paperwork, received vaccinations. She [He] was excited about the new job; it seemed like there was a real future with the company, and they'd offered to pay for her [His] training to become a certified nurse's assistant. But then over lunch, she [He] was asked to go speak with Robert Summerford, the manager of the company, about her [His] paperwork. "What are...
  • Other Local Officials Citing Religious Beliefs in Denying Marriage Licenses to Gays

    09/06/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 5, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Not only is jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis citing her religious beliefs for denying marriage licenses to gay couples... In other states, according to USA Today: In Alabama, as many as 10 counties have stopped issuing licenses altogether as of Wednesday. State law says that probate judges "may" issue the licenses rather than "shall."And in North Carolina, more than 30 county magistrates have refused to perform gay marriages under a law that says officials can refrain from conducting marriage-related activities.
  • Supporters to Stage Im with Kim Rally at Jail [Grayson, KY]

    09/04/2015 8:00:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 116 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 4, 2015 | lc.org
    Grayson, KY – Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will join supporters at a rally outside the Carter County Detention Center on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. ET.  The “I’m with Kim” Rally is organized by Gov. Mike Huckabee. Liberty Counsel is willing to join any group that stands in support of Kim Davis. “Not long ago 75 percent of Kentuckians passed the state’s marriage amendment. Today a Christian is imprisoned for believing what the voters affirmed, that marriage is between a man and a woman,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Five people on the...