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  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Not Backing Republican Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race

    10/16/2017 7:16:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 53 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/16/17 | Jeff Poor
    According to a report from’s John Sharp, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will not be supporting Alabama U.S. Senate special election Republican nominee Roy Moore in his bid to fill the seat formerly held by Jeff Sessions.“We have a process for non-incumbent races and plan to follow it in Alabama,” Scott Reed, the senior political strategist with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said in an email to Sharp. “A candidates’ stated priorities and positions on economic issues have great weight with the U.S.C.C. and the Alabama business community.” The Chamber had invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in the...
  • Roy Moore: We Need to Make America 'Good' Again, We Have Forgotten God

    10/16/2017 10:29:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/15/2017 | Brandon Showalter
    WASHINGTON — The judge who famously fought to keep the Ten Commandments monuments on state grounds in Alabama says America needs to be made "good" again and that God is the source of our morality, but Americans have forgotten Him.In a Friday afternoon speech where he made occasional rhymes and references to America's founding fathers before hundreds assembled for the Family Research Council's annual Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Roy Moore, twice elected Supreme Court Justice in Alabama, decried the state of affairs in the nation."[God] has given us a window of opportunity," Moore said of Trump's...
  • Bannon’s takes on Alabama, Trump, Obama and 2018 midterm ignite Value Voters Summit audience

    10/15/2017 3:08:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 10/15/17 | Neil W. McCabe
    The executive chairman of Breitbart News told a packed ballroom annual Value Voters Summit Saturday that nationalist-populist voters learned the most important lesson from President Barack Obama.“You might not like Barack Obama’s policies,” said Stephen K. Bannon, who took a year-long leave of absence from Breitbart to first lead President Donald J. Trump’s 2016 campaign and then serve as Trump’s most senior advisor.Obama was authentic and his supporters brought that authenticity to the voters door-to-door,” he said.“You might not like him as a president,” Bannon said.“Let me tell you as a politician, he knew exactly what he was doing,” he...
  • Trump Needs Reinforcements In US Senate

    10/13/2017 2:33:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 10/12/17 | Robert Romano
    The most visible obstacles to enacting the agenda of President Donald Trump in Congress are individual Republican senators who have been blocking critical items from passing the Senate. So far, it has ensnared Republican attempts to repeal and replace Obamacare. But now it appears to be gumming up the works on tax cuts, too, as members cannot seem to agree on the state and local government tax exemption, cutting spending and other budget treatment issues for the tax plan. And one suspects the southern border wall and other border security measures could die similar deaths in the Senate. At least...
  • Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore blasts Washington Post reports

    10/13/2017 8:32:47 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 13-Oct-2017 | FoxNews
    Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican running for a U.S. Senate seat that once belonged to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and his campaign chairman lashed out Thursday at the Washington Post. The newspaper, which Moore campaign chairman Bill Armistead called “one of the most liberal in the country,” reported Thursday that the candidate stood to gain more than $540,000 from the sale of the headquarters building of a charity that Moore once led. Moore told the Associated Press that he never received the money. Moore called the Post’s reporting “untrue,” reported, and Armistead said the stories were based on...
  • New poll has Roy Moore up 8 points on Doug Jones in US Senate race

    10/12/2017 2:11:49 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 10/12/17 | Brian Lyman
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Cygnal polling, a Montgomery based polling firm, has released the results of a new poll that puts GOP candidate Roy Moore ahead of Democrat Doug Jones by 8 points, with 9% of respondents undecided. The poll also found higher interest levels than from either of the previous two rounds of primary voting. More than 90% of respondents said they were “definitely likely” to show up to vote, which is 5-7% higher than surveys from the first round of primary voting and the GOP runoff. Cygnal President Brent Buchanan said in a news release, “This race between Moore...
  • Activist may burn 'Nazi-Confederate' flag at NASCAR race in Talladega

    10/12/2017 7:11:40 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 85 replies ^ | 10.9.17 | Wesley Robinson
    Taking his combined Nazi-Confederate flag burning demonstration to NASCAR country, Pennsylvania activist Gene Stilp continued his push for awareness by burning the two symbols, which he says represent similar ideals.
  • Report: Roy Moore Received Undisclosed Salary from Charity [National Review Attacks Judge Moore]

    10/11/2017 4:45:35 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 27 replies
    National Review (Corner) ^ | 10/11/17 | Theodore Kupfer
    According to a report from the Washington Post, Roy Moore, the Republican senatorial candidate from Alabama, collected a yearly salary of $180,000 from the Foundation for Moral Law. The reports also shows that the charity failed to disclose the full compensation arrangement in its tax filings. It’s a bad story for Moore, whose judiciousness was already in question.
  • Mitch McConnell-Backed Super PAC Likely Sitting Out The Alabama Senate Race

    10/11/2017 2:07:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    Huffington ^ | 10/11/17 | Amanda Terkel
    A Republican super PAC backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has no plans thus far to support Roy Moore in Alabama’s special Senate election. “First of all, we hope those who helped Moore in the primary will stay focused on keeping this seat in Republican hands,” Senate Leadership Fund spokesman Chris Pack told HuffPost. “In terms of spending, we’re monitoring the race closely to see if Democrats demonstrate this is a competitive race.”
  • Bannon will back primary challenges against EVERY Republican running for Senate re-election (tr)

    10/09/2017 4:21:44 PM PDT · by be-baw · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2017 | Nikki Schwab
    Bannon will back primary challenges against EVERY Republican running for Senate re-election next year except Cruz - as Trump's former strategist hatches plan to boot McConnell from majority leader job Ex-White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is planning a political assault on six Republican Senate incumbents, running for re-election next year Previously, Bannon had looked to oust Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss Now he's expanded that list to take on every Republican running in 2018, except Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas With Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., retiring, Bannon is already looking at Tea Party favorite,...
  • Trump and Moore: Agents Of Change

    10/08/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 8, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    It wasn’t supposed to happen. But Donald Trump was elected president. Establishment politicians, Washington pundits, foreign governments, and just about everyone else was shocked, even horrified. They tried to maintain business as usual. Even Republican Party big-wigs hoped nothing much would change. However, the president has been busy working to secure our borders, keep out terrorists, cut federal regulation, strengthen the military, roll back Obamacare, and cut taxes. And Congress? Not so much. Which has left the American people frustrated. But the special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat gave them an opportunity to speak—again. Former...
  • Hurricane Nate: Latest images show flooded Biloxi casinos, storm surge in Alabama, Mississippi

    10/08/2017 3:06:44 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies ^ | October 8, 2017
    Hurricane Nate is lashing the Gulf Coast, leaving in its wake life-threatening storm surges and flooding. The northern eyewall of Hurricane Nate moved onshore at the Mississippi coast Saturday night after its first landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River Saturday night, according to the National Hurricane Center. At landfall, the storm was a Category 1 with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. NHC said the storm surge along the Mississippi coast could reach 11 feet, with 9 feet along the Alabama coast, including Mobile Bay.
  • Hurricane Nate

    10/05/2017 8:49:41 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 328 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 10/5/2017 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Storm Nate is emerging from Honduras into the Western Caribbean. Forecast models are in agreement that Nate will continue into the Gulf of Mexico. Oil companies have begun evacuations of offshore platforms. Nate is forecast to reach the northern Gulf Coast this weekend as a hurricane, and the threat of direct impacts from wind, storm surge, and heavy rainfall is increasing from Louisiana through the western Florida Panhandle. Hurricane and tropical storm watches, as well as a storm surge watch, have been issued for a portion of the northern Gulf Coast, and residents in these areas should monitor the...
  • Tropical Storm Nate Forms in the Caribbean Sea and Is Forecast to Hit Gulf Coast as Hurricane This W

    Tropical Storm Nate has formed in the western Caribbean Sea and is increasingly likely to pose a threat to parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as a strong tropical storm or a low-end hurricane this weekend, after tracking over Nicaragua and Honduras today. It is now likely that Nate will make landfall along the northern Gulf Coast, somewhere between Louisiana and Florida, Sunday. It remains too soon to tell where exactly this landfall will occur. The uncertainty in Nate's forecast track is higher than normal. Most guidance also suggests this landfall will most likely be as a low-end hurricane. However,...
  • Tropical Storm Nate Likely To Form From System In Caribbean (Florida Panhandle?)

    10/04/2017 11:27:37 AM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-4-2017 | Travis Fedschun
    After a brief pause in tropical activity, another system formed Wednesday in the Caribbean and will likely become Tropical Storm Nate, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical Depression 16 is located about 210 miles south-southeast of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the border of Nicaragua and Honduras, the weather service said in its 11 a.m. ET advisory. The system has sustained winds of about 35 mph, moving northwest at 7 mph, and "is expected to become a tropical storm later today or tonight." Meteorologist Adam Klotz has more Video NOAA predicts most active hurricane season since 2010 "On the...
  • Judge Roy Moore Bolsters Republican Party Credibility

    10/04/2017 4:45:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 4, 2017 | Star Parker
    To the dismay of Washington's Republican Senate leadership, Judge Roy Moore crushed Luther Strange in the runoff for the Republican nomination for the open Senate seat in Alabama, outpolling Strange by nine percentage points. Senate Republican leadership and President Trump stood behind Strange. The Republican establishment doesn't want their party branded with Moore's hardcore, outspoken Christian fundamentalism. They don't buy it, and they're afraid that it will spill over to challenges in upcoming Senate races and hurt their party. But the same flawed political conventional wisdom that led Republican leadership to back the wrong candidate in this race is operating...
  • Group says McConnell 'wasted millions' against Moore

    10/04/2017 4:28:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2017 6:30 PM EDT
    A group that backed Republican Roy Moore in Alabama’s contentious U.S. Senate primary said a super PAC aligned with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “wasted millions” trying to defeat Moore. The Senate Leadership Fund spent $9 million in the race on behalf of Sen. Luther Strange. Ed Rollins, lead strategist for the Great America PAC backing Moore, said the Senate Leadership Fund can “atone for this mistake” by providing Moore with the same level of financial support as he faces Democrat Doug Jones in the general election. …
  • New tropical system to move into Gulf of Mexic

    10/04/2017 10:34:51 AM PDT · by topher · 15 replies
    NOAA NHC ^ | 4-Oct-2017 000 WTNT41 KNHC 041441 TCDAT1 Tropical Depression Sixteen Discussion Number 1 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162017 1100 AM EDT Wed Oct 04 2017 Satellite images indicate that the area of low pressure in the southwestern Caribbean Sea has become better organized since yesterday and is now a tropical depression. GOES-16 one-minute visible data suggest the center is in between two large curved bands of deep convection, not too far from San Andres Island. The initial wind speed is set to 30 kt, somewhat above the TAFB satellite classification, given recent microwave data. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane...

    10/04/2017 10:28:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 10-04-2017 | Staff
  • Alabama Senate Poll Results (Moore +8)

    10/03/2017 3:43:10 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    JMAnalytics ^ | October 3, 2017
    Poll details methodology at link page.