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  • 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 ^ | 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 the Dothan 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 ^ | 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 Cruz’s 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 world’s largest aircraft markets. The company has spent $600m (Ł390m) 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 Ł751bn 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 ^ | 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, Airbus’s largest single-aisle jet.State officials are heralding the European aerospace giant’s move to plant its manufacturing flag in the state as a major success, albeit a costly one.Airbus’s 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 “I’m 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 |
    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...
  • Dave Brat toppled the GOP establishment, now he’s asking Alabama to help him do it again

    09/04/2015 7:15:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies ^ | Sept 4, 2015
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Virginia Congressman Dave Brat made international headlines in 2014 when he defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary. On Friday, Brat came to the Yellowhammer State to highlight his teamwork with some of Alabama’s most conservative members of Congress.... One of the issues that separated Brat and Cantor the most during the campaign was immigration. Cantor was an outspoken supporter of the Senate’s Gang of 8 bill, which was reviled by immigration hawks. Though the bill was ultimately unsuccessful, his constituents’ displeasure with it resonated strongly at the ballot box the following November. Brat...
  • Trump Surpasses Field, Flirts With 40 Percent In Alabama Poll

    09/04/2015 7:12:46 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    Daily Calller ^ | 10:22 PM 09/03/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Front-runner Donald Trump has surged to a nearly 40 percent lead in the latest Alabama Republican primary poll. From Aug. 29 – Sep. 1, Gravis Marketing asked 1,616 participants, “assuming you had to vote today, which 2016 GOP Candidate would you vote for?” Trump garnered an astonishing 38 percent, effectively matching the percentage received by the other candidates combined (38.8). In the last Alabama poll, Trump was supported by 30 percent of voters, and the real estate mogul’s eight point boost could possibly be attributed to his recent trip to Mobile (38.8). Ben Carson is the only other candidate to...
  • Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident:

    09/03/2015 1:18:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | JULY 20, 2015 | ELIZABETH BESHEARS
    Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident: ‘They’re after us’ WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH BESHEARS ON JULY 20, 2015 AT 10:27 AM CDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Anthony Hervey, an Oxford, Mississippi, native and African-American Confederate flag activist died in a car wreck on the way home from a “Save our South” rally in Birmingham, now some are concerned the fatal crash wasn’t an accident. Also in the car at the time of the wreck was Arlene Barnum, who survived with minor injuries, and says the wreck was caused by a silver car which chased them before swerving...
  • Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama: State Has No Choice But to Fund Us

    08/30/2015 6:06:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | 08/29/15 | KIM CHANDLER
    Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley’s effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization’s Alabama clinics. The organization said Bentley’s effort penalizes low-income women who seek contraceptive and preventative health care services at the clinics. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Montgomery. It accuses Bentley of violating a federal law that they said requires Medicaid patients to have their choice of provider to receive family planning care. “We’re in court today because each and every patient, and her ability to make her own deeply personal and private health care decisions,...
  • 'All Lives Matter' march draws more than 20,000 to Birmingham

    08/30/2015 7:10:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 15 replies
    Birmingham News via ^ | August 29, 2015 | Greg Garrison
    Led by conservative activist and talk show host Glenn Beck, more than 20,000 people chanting "All Lives Matter" marched the historic civil rights route from Kelly Ingram Park to Birmingham City Hall this morning. "It's about taking our church out in the streets," Beck said. He said marchers came from as far away as China, Dubai and the Netherlands. Actor Chuck Norris, a conservative activist known for his martial arts, action movies and TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger," marched about two rows behind Beck. Alveda King, a niece of civil rights activist the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marched in...
  • Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama After State Yanks Taxpayer Funding Over Selling Aborted Babies

    08/29/2015 2:27:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 28, 2015
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against the state of Alabama after Governor Governor Robert Bentley made the decision to yank its taxpayer funding. The state cut Planned Parenthood’s funding after a national scandal involving the abortion company selling the body parts of aborted babies. This is the second Planned Parenthood lawsuit against a state for its decision to revoke taxpayer funding — following a suit against pro-life Louisiana Governro Bobby Jindal after his state canceled a state contract with Planned Parenthood. After Louisiana and other states yanked taxpayer funding, the Obama administration threatened them — but...
  • Gov. Robert Bentley's Wife Filing for Divorce

    08/29/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies ^ | 8/29
    Gov. Robert Bentley's wife of 50 years, Dianne, today filed for divorce, saying "their marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown," according to court records. The couple, both 72, were married in 1965 and have four children. Alabama's First Lady files for divorce Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's wife, Diane, files for divorce citing "complete incompatibility." The filing cites "complete incompatibility of temperament" and states they have been separated since January. The filing also lists her address as Tuscaloosa and his as Montgomery. "There exists a conflict of personalities which destroys the legitimate aims of matrimony and all possibilities of reconciliation are...
  • National group asks Alabama sheriff to remove Bible verse from patrol cars

    08/28/2015 6:29:39 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 31 replies ^ | August 27, 2015 | Erin Edgemon
    Bible verse bumper stickers affixed to the back of Houston County Sheriff's Office vehicles are in violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution, according to the Freedom from Religion Foundation. In a letter addressed to Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza, the non-profit group which advocates for the separation of church and state says the decals must be removed because they are paid for by taxpayers and endorse a religious message. "Placing decals that literally quote chapter and verse on Houston County property is a clear endorsement of Christianity, especially when the quote is viewed in its full context,"...
  • Planned Parenthood Failed to Report Rape of 14-Year-Old Who Had Two Abortions in Four Months

    08/27/2015 1:43:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 8/26/15 | Steven Ertelt
    A new report from the Alabama state health department confirms that the Planned Parenthood abortion business failed to report the rapes of a 14-year-old girl who ultimately had two abortions during a four-month time period. This is the latest bad publicity for the abortion company after Planned Parenthood was found in a series of videos to be selling aborted babies and their body parts.The latest report from the Alabama Department of Public Health about the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Mobile is dated from November but was only made public on August 13th.There are several major problems, including failure to...
  • THE 'FERGUSON EFFECT' SPREADS: Alabama Cop Chokes, Beaten by Black Felon, Fails to Defend Himself

    08/26/2015 2:35:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/25/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    A white police officer in the South who was recently beaten bloody and unconscious by a black suspect now admits he failed to defend himself properly because he was afraid if he used force he would have been accused of racism. This is poignant testimony to the tremendous damage that the racist Black Lives Matter movement has inflicted on the American psyche. Nowadays police all over the country are increasingly reluctant, or in some cases outright unwilling, to perform their duties as law enforcement personnel. They know that government officials, eager to pander to loud, angry lynch mobs in the...
  • Ted Cruz in Tuscaloosa: Alabama primary voters 'looking for a conservative they can trust'

    08/25/2015 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies ^ | August 25, 2015 | Howard Koplowitz
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addresses the media in Tuscaloosa. Cruz is set to give the keynote speech at the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party's Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. (Howard Koplowitz)"Welcome to my office," Ted Cruz says to a reporter as he motions to a folding chair seated opposite him in the bowels of Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. The Republican senator from Texas and 2016 presidential candidate has a few minutes to spare for an interview before giving the keynote address at the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party's Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.The office Cruz hopes to occupy after November 2016 is more spacious and oval than...
  • Let’s break down this amazing Donald Trump picture from his Alabama rally (Amazingly condescending)

    08/25/2015 1:21:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 24, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    (PHOTO-AT-LINK)Donald Trump went to Mobile, Ala., over the weekend, and thousands of people came to hear the Republican frontrunner speak. But the most important thing thing that came out of Trump's appearance was obviously the photo above, taken by Mark Wallheiser, who should immediately be awarded a Pulitzer prize for it. Let's break down this amazing photo person by person. The woman in the pink tank top, holding a baby The look on her face has already launched an Internet phenomenon. Witness this: Thank you, whoever made this — Akin Unver (@AkinUnver) August 23, 2015 Amazing. Creepy. Creepily amazing....
  • Ted Cruz will be campaigning in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday (August 25th)

    08/23/2015 10:51:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | August 22, 2015 | Ed Enoch
    Other GOP presidential hopefuls are eyeing Alabama. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's stop in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday is part of a spate of visits to the state by Republican hopefuls seeking the party's 2016 nomination for president. "We are very, very excited about the kind of traffic we are getting, and we know it is all because of joining the SEC primary. This is unprecedented in the history of our state," Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said. Alabama lawmakers voted during the 2015 regular session to move up the presidential primary beginning in 2016 from the second Tuesday of March...
  • Sad Little !Jeb Plane: Bush Super Pac Attempts To Troll Trump, Gives Former Governor A Black

    08/23/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sad Little !Jeb Plane: Bush Super Pac Attempts To Troll Trump, Gives Former Governor A Black Man’s Hand In Mailer. A Super PAC backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president with more than $100 million is officially embarrassing itself. Just one day after the Bush Super PAC Right to Rise USA flew a tiny plane with a banner attached to the end of it over 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s Mobile, Alabama rally, the geniuses backing yet another Bush for president appear to have photoshopped a black man’s hand onto the former Florida governor. -snip- “Moments before Trump was...
  • Senator Hutchison cool to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch; concerns remain about Obama NASA policy

    06/05/2010 5:40:57 PM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 24 replies · 624+ views ^ | June 5, 8:25 AM | Mark Whittington
    Senator Hutchison cool to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch; concerns remain about Obama NASA policy June 5, 8:25 AMHouston Space News ExaminerMark Whittington Falcon 9 Courtesy NASA The near universal acclaim that SpaceX has acquired for the successful launch of the first Falcon 9 is not shared within the United States Congress, which is still skeptical of many aspects of the Obama space plan, which includes reliance on companies like SpaceX for Earth to Low Earth Orbit transportation. The reaction illustrates for all the technical triumph that SpaceX has accomplished with the Falcon 9 launch, it still faces political problems. Typical...
  • 30K Show up for Donald Trump's Campaign Rally in Alabama

    08/22/2015 1:33:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/22/15 | ALANA ABRAMSON
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had 30,000 people attend his rally in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday, police said, narrowly edging out Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for the largest crowd of the 2016 campaign season so far. The much hyped rally was held at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which hosts the Senior Bowl and the Bowl college football games. Trump said his campaign had to switch the location of the event twice after demand for tickets exceeded capacity. Until Trump's event Friday night, the largest crowd at candidate's rally this election cycle was at an event held by Sanders earlier this...

    08/22/2015 4:25:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    16 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declared, “I think flat tax is okay” on Friday’s broadcast of the “Matt Murphy Show” on Birmingham, AL’s WAPI. Trump said, “Who knows taxes better than me?” He continued, “You know, when they talk about fixing the tax, it’s so complicated, that people have to go and use H&R Block to do a $50,000 — a man who makes $50,000 has to spend money –.” Host Matt Murphy then cut in to ask Trump if he supports the fair tax. Trump answered, “Well, I think fair tax is okay. And I think flat tax...
  • Trump Rally in Mobile, Alabama Attracts 30,000 People

    08/22/2015 11:21:46 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 37 replies
    WFIN ^ | Aug 22, 2015
    (MOBILE, Ala.) — In what was hyped to be one of the biggest events of the 2016 campaign so far, GOP front-runner Donald Trump held a rally Friday night in Mobile, Alabama in front of 30,000, police confirmed. Trump has now had the largest turn out to a single event during the campaign, beating Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ rally in Portland which drew 28,000.
  • Donald Trump, Alabama and the ghost of George Wallace

    08/22/2015 5:28:28 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 89 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/21/2015 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    MOBILE, Ala. — It was immigration, not segregation, that brought some 20,000 southerners — far fewer than predicted — out for Donald Trump on Friday night, but the ghost of George Wallace loomed large. Wallace, an avowed segregationist, was the last presidential candidate to win electoral votes as a third-party candidate. The threat of Trump doing so, propelled by a hardline immigration stance that many have condemned as racist, looms over the Republican Party now as it did over the Democratic Party then, even as the enthusiasm of his following, for once, fell far short of expectations. Wallace carried five...
  • 30,000 turn out for Trump's Alabama pep rally; Attendees gathered as early as 6 A.M. CT

    08/21/2015 8:58:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    balttv ^ | UPDATED 11:06 PM EDT Aug 21, 2015
    MOBILE, Alabama (CNN) —Donald Trump brought 30,000 supporters from deep red Alabama to a Friday night pep rally in a football stadium, the latest sign that the Republican front-runner has broad, nationwide strength. The event was previously planned to be held at the nearby Civic Center but was moved to the 43,000-seat Ladd-Peebles Stadium -- a venue normally home to high school football games -- to accommodate the crowd. The City of Mobile confirmed late Friday that 30,000 people attended. "It was one of the greatest events Mobile ever put on aside from Mardi Gras," said Colby Cooper, Mayor Sandy...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions Wears ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat At Trump Rally

    08/21/2015 7:59:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/15 | Alex Pappas
    As thousands of Alabamians packed into a football stadium on the Gulf Coast Friday night for a rally in support of Donald Trump, one of the Senate’s most conservative members put on a white “Make America Great Again” hat and offered support for the candidate’s immigration plan.The appearance by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions at the Trump rally was a surprise. While the Republican senator didn’t explicitly endorse Trump’s presidential bid at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles stadium, his appearance and brief remarks could go a long way with conservatives who care deeply about the issue of illegal immigration.Near the beginning of the speech,...
  • FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump Speaks to 20,000 PLUS In Mobile, AL (8-21-15)

    08/21/2015 6:44:15 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 88 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Savage Nation YouTube Account
    For those who missed it, here's the full event. I was actually there - it was wild. Only thing that would have been better is if he could have said 'War Eagle'. But he's too smart for that. Sure fire way to alienate millions of Bama faithful. Heading home now to Pensacola. Enjoy
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Joins Donald Trump on Stage in Alabama – IN TRUMP HAT! (VIDEO)

    08/21/2015 6:37:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/21/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The AMAZING Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) joined Donald Trump on stage in Mobile, Alabama tonight sporting a Trump hat. Sessions is widely respected for his commitment to border security, American workers and immigration control.
  • Chris Matthews To Reporter At Trump Event: "Are There Any Black People There?"

    08/21/2015 4:33:20 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 88 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 21, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews speaks with NBC reporter Katy Tur, who is following Trump at a campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama where 30,000 people are expected to turn out to see The Donald. Matthews described the scene at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama as a "redneck riviera." Matthews asked the network correspondent, who was live on scene, if "any black people were there." "I have not seen any today that have come out for Donald Trump," Tur responded. "[They are] normal looking people, who have normal looking opinions on things," the intrepid Tur observed.
  • Why is Trump holding a mega-rally in Alabama tonight?

    08/21/2015 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Here is the Trump political logic: “Alabama is extremely critical,” a close associate of Trump’s told me (actually, we agreed I’d call him “a close associate of Mr. Trump”). “You have Iowa’s caucus on February 1st, New Hampshire on the 9th, and South Carolina on the 27th .” The race, this associate explained, would not be wrapped up by then. According to this political calculus, the crucial moment arrives three days later, on March 1st, with the “SEC primary”—the belt of Southern states that encompass the Southeastern Athletic Conference—when Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas and several others hold their primaries. Trump...
  • On top in Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump shifts his gaze south

    08/21/2015 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    He has crashed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s show in Iowa, knocked former Florida governor Jeb Bush off course in New Hampshire and sucked up most of the political oxygen this summer. Now Donald Trump is headed south. Trump said Wednesday night that that event was switching venues, from a civic center to a football stadium, because he now expects an attendance of 30,000 to 40,000. Some say Trump’s appeal in the region is different, and according to University of Mississippi journalism professor Curtis Wilkie, it has precedent. “There is a history of outrageous politicians who are able to develop a...
  • Trump: Sessions ‘Very Solid Guy,’ Who Gave Us ‘Great Ideas’

    08/21/2015 11:52:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/21/2015 | Breitbart TV
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump praised Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as a “very solid guy,” who “has given us some great ideas.”
  • Whoa! What Donald Trump Plans for TONIGHT Could Be an HISTORIC Record Breaker!

    08/21/2015 1:28:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 08/21/2015
    The media can’t stop talking about the crowds Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is attracting. There are reports that his crowds in California and Portland, Oregon were both larger than 27,000. They breathlessly report on this, while forgetting to mention Sanders is a self-described socialist. But what Donald Trump and his campaign has planned for TONIGHT in Mobile, Alabama could blow those numbers out of the water. Initially planning for a rally of 2,000 people at a small venue, tickets were grabbed so quickly that major changes had to be made.Now, the event will be held in the Ladd-Peeles Stadium, a football...
  • WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump Holds Massive Rally in Mobile, Alabama (Live Thread)

    08/21/2015 1:06:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,417 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/21/2015 | Mediaite TV
    GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at a rally in Mobile, Alabama Friday night, August 21 beginning at approximately 6 p.m. ET. The Trump campaign moved the event from a smaller venue to a larger stadium to accommodate high demand for tickets. At least 30,000 people are expected to attend. Watch live stream video below, via Washington Post:
  • Donald Trump's venue for Alabama rally moved to larger stadium

    08/20/2015 7:06:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/20/15 | Noah Gray
    <p>Donald Trump has been drawing large crowds at events throughout the country, but his next event in Alabama could draw his largest gathering yet.</p> <p>Trump is holding a Friday night "pep rally" in Mobile, Alabama, and because of increased expected attendance, a last minute venue change is taking place, the campaign said Thursday.</p>
  • Petition Seeks to Make Former ‘Daily Show’ Host Jon Stewart a Presidential Debate Moderator

    08/20/2015 4:52:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Over 85,000 people have signed a petition that wants the satirical host to moderate a 2016 presidential debate. “Over the last 16 years, Jon Stewart has played an influential and iconic role in covering U.S. politics and media,” the petition reads. “We believe he should continue that tradition as a moderator at one of the 2016 Presidential Debates.” The petition is surging on with it growing by more than 1200 percent since Wednesday, according to the site.
  • Trump to Hold Rally in Jeff Sessions Hometown at Football Stadium, 30k to 40k ‘Expected’

    08/20/2015 11:34:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies ^ | Jeff Poor
    Earlier this week, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s campaign announced he would be holding a campaign event in Mobile, AL in the theater the city’s civic center, a venue that holds less than 2,000 people. However, as ticket requests increased, the venue was changed to another room at the same venue, the arena, which holds 10,000 people. However, late Wednesday, that venue was determined to be insufficient and it was moved to the city’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which has a capacity of 40,000 and hosts University of South Alabama football games, the Senior Bowl and the bowl.
  • Trump Rally Moved to Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Tens of Thousands Expected

    08/20/2015 9:38:41 AM PDT · by GilGil · 98 replies
    News 5/ ^ | 8/19/2015 | JB Biunno/Ashley Knight
    City officials have confirmed to News 5 the location for Donald Trump’s pep rally in Mobile on Friday night has been moved to Ladd-Peebles Stadium. It’s the same venue used for the Senior Bowl and University of South Alabama home games. “It’s due to an overwhelming response,” said Kayla Farnon, spokeswoman for the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office. “More than 30,000 people have been confirmed to attend. “
  • Hurricane Danny forms in the Atlantic; 1st of the season

    08/20/2015 8:10:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    AP ^ | Staff
    MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Danny has formed in the Atlantic, becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. Danny's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning have increased to near 75 mph (120 kph) and additional strengthening is forecast during the next two days. The hurricane is centered about 1,090 miles (1,755 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands and is moving west-northwest near 12 mph (19 kph).
  • In Under 5 Minutes, Mark Levin Debunks Anchor Baby Law by S. Noble • August 20, 2015

    08/20/2015 5:45:46 AM PDT · by yoe · 56 replies
    Independant Sentinel ^ | August 20, 2915 | S. Noble
    Mark Levin appeared on The Hannity Show last night to discuss the anchor baby law which is distorting our immigration law. The majority of the American people don’t want it but no one is stopping it. In under five minutes, he proves that the 14th Amendment does not include illegal immigrants. The author of the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment, Sen. Jacob Howard of Michigan, expressly said: “This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers.” Mark Levin said this removes all...
  • Levin: Cruz,Trump,Sessions,"Are Right",14th Amendment Doesn't Mandate Birthright Citizenship

    08/20/2015 3:38:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | August 20, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Talk radio host and author of “Plunder and Deceit,” Mark Levin said that the 14th Amendment does not require birthright citizenship on Wednesday.
  • 5 states defund and 13 states investigate Planned Parenthood

    08/20/2015 5:36:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Danny Burton
    Since the release of the first incriminating Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, a flurry of investigations have ensued. These videos at least show evidence indicating a strong likelihood of illegal activity, and at worst show despicable, callous disregard for the law, human life, and women. Here are the ongoing official investigations and government actions taken against Planned Parenthood. As of Wednesday, five states have made moves to defund Planned Parenthood, or end participation in the funneling of federal money to the unscrupulous organization. These states are New Hampshire, Utah, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. Thirteen states have...