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  • GOP goes to war with Roy Moore over Sessions' Senate seat

    05/20/2017 9:16:37 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 53 replies
    WND ^ | May 20, 2017 | Greg Corombos
    Republicans in Washington, D.C., are fiercely lining up behind Sen. Luther Strange in this year’s special election to finish the U.S. Senate term of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the nation’s best known state judge says he is ready to battle big GOP dollars in the primary and defend the Constitution in Washington. Moore finds himself in a crowded field for the GOP nomination. With the filing deadline set for Wednesday, six Republicans are officially in the field. In addition to Judge Moore and Sen. Strange, the most recognizable name is Rep. Mo Brooks, best known for his work in...
  • Study: Some Alabamians pay more for health insurance than New Yorkers

    05/11/2017 12:22:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies ^ | May 11, 2017 | BY AMY YURKANIN
    Last year, two national insurance companies dropped out of the marketplace in Alabama, leaving just one option for individuals who purchase insurance through the federal exchange set up under Obamacare. Lack of competition in areas with just one or two insurance providers has been linked to higher premiums in a recent study by the Urban Institute. Median benchmark monthly premiums in areas with just one insurance company averaged $451, compared to $270 for areas with six companies or more. Rural areas and Southern states tend to have less competition, according to the study. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is...
  • Rep. Mo Brooks blasts Chelsea Clinton: She might run for office to 'do better than mommy'

    05/04/2017 11:10:54 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies ^ | 5/3/2017 | Staff
    Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks isn't holding back on his feelings about Chelsea Clinton and her reaction to comments he made about healthcare coverage. On Monday, Brooks garnered national attention after he said people who "live good lives" shouldn't have to pay as much for healthcare as others. "Right now, those are the people--who've done things the right way--that are seeing their (health insurance) costs skyrocketing," Brooks said during a CNN interview. Those comments caught Clinton's attention, with the former First Daughter tweeting out a message to the Alabama Republican Tuesday morning.(snip) Speaking to an ABC reporter Tuesday, Brooks said Clinton...
  • Judge Roy Moore ..for U.S. Senate: 'My Position Has Always Been God First, Family, Then Country'

    05/01/2017 5:47:37 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 04/27/2017 | Michael W. Chapman
    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore resigned from the bench on Wednesday and announced he is running for the U.S. Senate seat made vacant by Sen. Jeff Sessions' appointment as attorney general of the United States. The state's primaries are scheduled for Aug. 25 and the general election is Dec. 15. In announcing his run, Justice Moore, a West Point graduate and veteran who served in Vietnam, said, “My position has always been God first, family, then country. I think I share and I know I share the vision of our president, Donald Trump, to make America Great Again."...
  • Don't work against Luther Strange, GOP campaign arm warns consultants

    04/28/2017 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 26 replies
    The Birmingham News / ^ | 4/28/17 | HOWARD KOPLOWITZ
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which recruits and defends Republican candidates, could not immediately be reached for comment. But Politico first reported on the NRSC's stance, and it has been republished on political blogs. The NRSC's push to make it more difficult for Strange's opponents to hire political consultants gives the senator a larger advantage in holding on to his seat as the summer's special election looms. "We have made it very clear from the beginning that Sen. Luther Strange would be treated as an incumbent," NRSC spokeswoman Katie Martin told Politico, according to remarks posted the Andalusia Star. "It...
  • Trump order could open California coast, Arctic to new oil and gas drilling

    04/27/2017 8:43:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    LATimes ^ | Apr. 27, 2017 | William Yardley and Chris Megerian
    President Trump on Friday is expected to sign an executive order that could open large parts of the Pacific, Arctic and Atlantic oceans to new oil and gas drilling, a prospect that elicited a fierce backlash in California and elsewhere even before details of the order were clear. The move, which is certain to face legal and political challenges, could undo a plan finalized late in President Obama’s second term that sought to limit fossil fuel development and fight climate change by not including new drilling leases off the coast of California or Alaska during the current five-year federal offshore...
  • The Shameful Suspension of Chief Justice Roy Moore

    04/27/2017 11:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | April 27, 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    A good man has been suspended. Again. Ultimately he’s a victim of judicial activism---of judges making things up from the bench and saying it’s what our Constitution requires. The so-called “Ten Commandments judge,” Roy Moore won election as the chief justice of Alabama for the second time in 2012. Here’s a timeline of his suspension: November 7, 2006. 81 percent of Alabama voters vote on a state constitutional amendment that marriage in that state is one man, one woman. January 11, 2013. Roy S. Moore is sworn in again as Chief Justice. February 3, 2015. Chief Justice Moore wrote a...
  • Roy Moore resigns from AL high court, sets sights on U.S. Senate seat

    04/26/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 15 replies
    WSFA TV ^ | Apr 26, 2017
    The crowd of people throwing their hat into the ring to challenge Sen. Luther Strange to a full term in the U.S. Senate grew by one Wednesday when suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announced his intention to seek the seat. Moore made his plan official during a Wednesday afternoon news conference on the steps of the Alabama Capitol, also confirming he has submitted paperwork to officially tender his resignation from the bench. It had been rumored for some time that Moore might resign his seat and make a run for either the state's U.S. Senate seat or possibly enter...
  • Lighting up America: Judge Roy Moore running for Senate

    04/26/2017 2:49:04 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 30 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/26/2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    The most important special election of the year, and perhaps in recent memory, is about to unfold in the Deep South in just a few months. This election cuts to the core of the divide within the party. What we are lacking in the Republican Party Democrats seek power while Republicans seek office as an end to itself. This is why it’s more important to observe what a candidate is made of rather than what he stands for in the abstract. Judge Roy Moore is everything we say we want and expect in a Republican politician but have become accustomed...
  • Suspended Alabama Supreme Court chief justice weighs bid for state’s U.S. Senate seat

    04/24/2017 4:22:32 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    Long a controversial figure, Chief Justice Moore’s colleagues on the high court voted Tuesday to uphold his suspension, finding he tried to thwart the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling recognizing a national right to same-sex marriage. “This was a politically motivated prosecution from the very beginning,” Chief Justice Moore said after a final ruling Tuesday by the other justices on the Supreme Court. “I’ve done my duty under the laws of this state to uphold the sanctity of marriage and the undeniable truth that God ordained marriage between one man and one woman. Mere human judges have no authority to...
  • This High School Girl Had A Water Gun On Campus. Now She Is EXPELLED FOR A YEAR

    04/20/2017 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 19, 2017 | Eric Owens
    In the latest incident of anti-gun hysteria to erupt in a school setting, officials overseeing a school district in Alabama have expelled a 16-year-old girl for an entire year because she had a water gun at school. Prior to her yearlong expulsion, the student, Sara Allena "Laney" Nichols, attended Prattville High School Prattville, a town of 35,229 just northwest of Montgomery. [Snip] Nichols and her mother, Tara Herring, say the teen girl did not bring the water gun to school. Instead, the mother and daughter claim, a male classmate gave Nichols the water gun to Nichols "as a joke."...
  • LIVE: Coverage from the Auburn campus (Richard Spencer to speak)

    04/18/2017 4:18:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies ^ | 4-18-17 | OANOW
    Controversial alt-right provocateur Richard Spencer is expected to speak on the Auburn University campus Tuesday evening, and law enforcement officials are on heightened alert for possible conflict between his supporters and those protesting his appearance.. The Opelika-Auburn News is there, reporting on any happenings, filing live updates and photos throughout the late afternoon and evening. Follow our coverage here:
  • Alabama governor changes election for US Senate seat

    04/18/2017 2:14:40 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    Fox news ^ | April 18, 2017
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  Alabama's new governor has moved up the election for the Senate seat left vacant by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to this summer, reversing former Gov. Robert Bentley's plan to wait until 2018. Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday she was calling a special election. The new schedule sets the primary Aug. 15 with a runoff Sept. 26. The general election will be Dec. 12. Ivey says the law "clearly states the people should vote for a replacement U.S. Senator as soon as possible."
  • Morning Joe: Democrats Have Forgotten How To Win

    04/17/2017 7:11:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Today’s Morning Joe had some good advice for Democrats if they want to start winning again, particularly at the House level. They need to stop imposing ideological purity tests on their candidates and nominate candidates who resonate culturally in swing districts. The good news for Republicans is that there is no sign that Dems will heed that wise counsel. To the contrary, Morning Joe was replete with indications that Dems have forgotten how to win, preferring to go down with their liberal guns a-blazing. Excerpts: View the video here.
  • Wife of governor who just resigned orchestrated his downfall after she caught him cheating

    04/12/2017 2:43:58 PM PDT · by SteveH · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | april 11, 2017 | Veronika Bondarenko
    But the scandal began in 2013, when his wife, Dianne Bentley, became suspicious of the budding relationship. For more news videos visit Yahoo View, available now on iOS and Android. In March 2014, according to the report, Dianne placed a recorder inside her purse and discovered that her husband had called Mason and declared his love for her — a minute after Dianne left the room. Robert's efforts to dispose of the recordings led to many of the accusations that he misused funds. He later pleaded guilty to them. On the night of his reelection in the 2014 gubernatorial race,...
  • What If 4 Whites, 2 Were 21 Years Old, Cracked a Black Teenager's Skull ?

    04/11/2017 11:48:59 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 38 replies
    Many news sources | Apr 11 2017
    What if 4 whites assaulted a black teenager that was supporting “Blue lives matter”, in defense of police officers, and they cracked his skull ? What if two of the 4 assaulters were 21 years old ? What if one of the assaulters was the son of Sylacauga District 2 City Councilwoman-elect Tiffany Nix ? What if those 2 adults (21 year olds) were going to be tried as juveniles so their record would be cleared later ? Do you think that would make national news ? Do you think the people would stay in office who allowed such...
  • 'Very bad tick year' expected for Alabama in 2017, and climate change a factor

    04/11/2017 6:29:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies ^ | April 11, 2017 | BY DENNIS PILLION
    2017 could be a record year for ticks and tick-borne illnesses according to one researcher who studies the arachnids in Alabama. "I would say this is going to be a very bad tick year because it was a very mild winter," said Tim Sellati, chair of Southern Research's Infectious Diseases Department. In addition, Sellati said a warming climate has let certain species of ticks expand their range and those changes are reflected in tick surveys in Alabama and other parts of the United States. "The winters are warmer and the ticks recognize this, they sense this change in their environment,"...
  • (Alabama Governor) Robert Bentley (R) Resigns, Kay Ivey (R)Sworn In

    04/10/2017 6:37:56 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies ^ | 4-10-2017 | Leada Gore
    Kay Ivey Sworn In as Alabama GovernorLt. Gov. Kay Ivey is sworn in as Alabama governor by acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart as her pastor Jay Wolfe looks on after the resignation of former Gov. Robert Bentley Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. (Julie Bennett/ Julie Bennett Kay Ivey, the first female Republican in Alabama history to hold the office of Lieutenant Governor, is only the second woman to serve as Governor of the state. Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stewart administered the oath of office to Ivey just after 6 p.m. Monday. Ivey assumes the role...
  • Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to charges tied to to cover up of affair with a top aide

    04/10/2017 3:27:12 PM PDT · by NRx · 92 replies
    WaPo ^ | 04-10-2017 | staff
    Gov. Robert Bentley (R) stepped down after being charged with two campaign and ethics violations on the same day that state lawmakers opened impeachment hearings against him. Bentley has fought for more than a year against allegations that he used public resources to carry out and conceal an affair with his former top aide. According to the state's attorney general office, Bentley pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to covering up the alleged affair, one for failing to file a major contribution report and another for knowingly converting campaign contributions to personal use. This is a developing story. It...
  • Gov. Bentley booked on misdemeanor charges, Ivey swearing-in at 6 p.m.

    04/10/2017 3:04:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies ^ | 4/10 | Leada Gore
    The resignation of Gov. Robert Bentley is expected later this afternoon, the political culmination of more than a year of controversy surrounding his relationship with former aide Rebekah Caldwell Mason. The official announcement from the governor's office is expected at any time. At around 4 p.m., Bentley was booked into Montgomery County Jail on two misdemeanor charges related to campaign finance violation. Each carried a $300 bond. The resignation comes after Friday's report from the House Justice Committee detailing Bentley's relationship with Mason, including allegations the governor used state law enforcement and other state resources to facilitate the relationship. Bentley...