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  • US Rep. Roby forced into July runoff in Alabama GOP primary

    06/06/2018 8:43:57 AM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | June 6th, 2018 | KIM CHANDLER
    <p>MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, one of a handful of Alabama Republicans who criticized Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, has been forced into a July runoff for the GOP nomination for her seat.</p> <p>Roby will face Bobby Bright in the runoff in the state's 2nd congressional district, a conservative swath where loyalty to Trump became a central issue of the midterm primary.</p>
  • Trump declares primaries delivered ‘great night’ for GOP

    06/06/2018 9:11:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 06, 2018 | Steve Peoples and Michael R. Blood
    With the prospect of a “blue wave” in the November elections, Republicans and Democrats appeared to have escaped embarrassment Wednesday after primaries across eight states. President Donald Trump cast the night as a win for Republicans. “So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave,” he tweeted Wednesday morning, hailing what he called “the Trump impact.” While some California contests remained too close to call, Republicans avoided disaster in the race for governor by nominating business executive John Cox to the November ballot. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newson, a Democrat, easily captured the top spot in...
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto

    05/26/2018 8:59:39 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 94 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 5/26/2018 | NHC/NOAA
    The 2018 Atlantic Tropical Storm season is off to an early start with Subtropical Storm Alberto. Gradual strengthening is forecast until the system reaches the northern Gulf Coast by Monday night. Rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches with maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible along the track of Alberto from eastern Louisiana, across much of Mississippi, Alabama, western Tennessee and the western Florida panhandle. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches with maximum totals of 8 inches possible from the southern Appalachians into the coastal southeast. Mash image to find lots of satellite imagery linksPublic AdvisoriesNHC DiscussionsFL Radar...
  • Roy Moore to announce filing new lawsuit in Gadsden

    05/24/2018 11:23:43 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Al.com ^ | 05/23/18 | Paul Gattis
    Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has scheduled a press conference for Thursday in Gadsden at which he said he will announce the filing of a new lawsuit. The press release announcing the upcoming lawsuit said the new lawsuit will be brought "against different defendants regarding false allegations made against him during the special election for U.S. Senate." The announcement gave no other details about the lawsuit. Moore previously called a press conference April 30 to announce the filing of a political conspiracy lawsuit against five defendants related to allegations made against Moore a month before election day in last...
  • Can a Democrat win the Alabama governor's race?

    05/24/2018 10:30:22 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 58 replies
    AL.com ^ | April 24, 2018 | John Sharp
    Alabama last elected a Democrat as governor 20 years ago. Former Gov. Robert Bentley received nearly twice the votes as Democrat Parker Griffith in the most recent gubernatorial contest four years ago. The Cook Political Report labels Alabama's governor's race as "solid Republican." The same label comes from the Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball, produced at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. "Barring some major developments in this race, it's difficult to see a path for a Democrat to win," said Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor with the Crystal Ball. Said Waymon Burke, a political science professor at Calhoun Community...
  • Alabama sues Census Bureau for counting undocumented immigrants

    05/22/2018 9:02:36 AM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 May 2018 | Justin Wise
    Alabama has reportedly filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s practice of counting undocumented immigrants in its official Census Bureau population counts. The state filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday arguing that the new census numbers for 2020 will result in Alabama losing a congressional seat and a vote in the Electoral College to a state with a bigger “illegal alien population,” according to the Associated Press.The state of Alabama and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) are the plaintiffs in the suit. Citizens and noncitizens with a residence in the U.S. are included in official census and apportionment counts.
  • Sarah Palin Reacts to John McCain's Regrets Over Picking Her as Running Mate: 'Perpetual Gut Punch'

    05/11/2018 7:53:43 AM PDT · by ethom · 46 replies
    People Politics ^ | 2 hours ago | Dave Quinn
    John McCain may have admitted that he regrets picking Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 presidential election, but according to the former Alaska governor, “that’s not what Sen. McCain has told me all these years.” The one-time Republican vice-presidential candidate told The Daily Mail on Thursday that she feels a “perpetual gut punch” every time she hears reports about McCain’s regrets and that having to read the news every day is “not a real fun thing.” “I attribute a lot of what we’re hearing and reading regarding McCain’s statements to his ghostwriter or ghostwriters,” Palin said. “I...
  • 'Their profession is violent crime': Alabama police operation seizes 140 guns, indicts 71 suspects

    05/07/2018 2:44:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | May 7, 2018 | By Carol Robinson
    A two-month operation aimed at reducing violent crime in Birmingham and beyond led to the seizure of 140 guns and federal indictments against 71 people. Among those indicted is a 24-year-old man who was acquitted in one murder, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in another and now is awaiting trial in yet a third killing. Others indicted under the operation include a man who was convicted of manslaughter as a teen and arrested last month on two Birmingham bank robberies, a sex offender who also has convictions for burglary and carrying a pistol without a license, and a man...
  • Rosie O’Donnell’s Campaign Donations To Dems Went Over Legal Limit

    05/05/2018 8:07:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/05/18 | Anna Sanders
    Rosie O’Donnell made illegally over-sized campaign donations to at least five Democratic federal candidates, according to a Post analysis of campaign filings. The liberal comedian has regularly broken Federal Election Commission rules limiting the total any one person can give to an individual candidate at $2,700 per election. The limit applies separately to primaries, runoffs and general elections. “Nothing nefarious,” the outspoken star and Donald Trump arch-nemesis wrote in an email to the Post. “I was not choosing to over donate. “If 2700 is the cut off — [candidates] should refund the money,” she wrote. “I don’t look to see...
  • Sources contradict Sessions' testimony he opposed Russia outreach

    03/18/2018 3:04:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 50 replies
    reuters ^ | 3-18-18
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony that he opposed a proposal for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team to meet with Russians has been contradicted by three people who told Reuters they have spoken about the matter to investigators with Special Counsel Robert Mueller or congressional committees.
  • Roy Moore: I could run for governor

    05/03/2018 12:19:40 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/18 | Ben Kamisar
    Former Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who lost a December special election after allegations of past child molestation and sexual misconduct surfaced, floated a possible future bid for office in a statement released Thursday. "I have no plans at this time to run for office. Nevertheless, plans change. If the opportunity arises to make a difference, I will have no reluctance to again run for political office, including that of governor," he said in the statement. Moore lost the recent special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Senate seat in no small part thanks to the allegations that...
  • Texas sues to stop DACA [updated: there’s a world more info in the article now]

    05/01/2018 2:47:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 1, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Lawsuit could undercut 2012 amnesty, end ongoing legal battles over Trump phaseoutTexas and a half-dozen other states filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the legality of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, opening up a new legal front in the increasingly messy battle over illegal immigration. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in southern Texas, asks judges to rule against the 2012 program that’s granted tentative legal status to more than 800,000 illegal immigrant “Dreamers.”
  • Al Sharpton to hold town hall on controversial Saraland Waffle House arrest

    05/01/2018 11:12:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.al.com ^ | Apr 28, 2018 | By Erin Edgemon
    The Rev. Al Sharpton will host a town hall meeting in Mobile on Tuesday to discuss the controversial arrest of a black woman in a Saraland Waffle House. The woman, Chikesia Clemons, who was charged with of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, will also appear on "PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton" on MSNBC on Sunday morning. The town hall with Sharpton, Clemons and civil rights attorney Ben Crump is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1. It will be held at the Bethel AME Church at 714 Savannah Street in Mobile. Clemon's April 22 arrest was captured on graphic video...
  • Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation Ask Appeals Court to Uphold Alabama Voter ID Law

    04/30/2018 4:42:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 30, 2018
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it joined with Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amici curiae brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit urging it to sustain a district court decision rejecting a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s voter ID law. ( Greater Birmingham Ministries, et al. v. Secretary of State for the State of Alabama (No. 18-10151)). Judicial Watch argues that, contrary to the plaintiffs’ claims in the trial court, there is no evidence that the enforcement of Alabama’s photo ID law has caused any harm to minority voters. The U.S. District Court...
  • Brooks Suggests Republicans Are Retiring Because of Assassination Fears

    04/27/2018 11:10:06 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 71 replies
    Roll call ^ | 4/272018 | Eric M Garcia
    Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview that Republicans are retiring en masse because of assassination fears. . . . . But Brooks said while there were multiple factors that contributed to a slew of Republicans leaving the House, he suggested fears of violence was a major one. “One of the things that’s concerning me is the assassination risk may become a factor,” he said. . . . . “Notice a trend here?” he said. “I have a congressman who is a friend here who has a three-year old daughter whose daughter was threatened with murder.” He also...
  • Should Kanye West Run for President In 2024?

    04/27/2018 2:30:27 PM PDT · by ethom · 36 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | Updated April 27, 2018 at 8:05
    Kanye West found himself in hot water after expressing support for President Donald Trump on Twitter and criticizing former President Barack Obama. He even tweeted out a #Kanye2024 poster. Many think Kanye is seriously considering a presidential run, and why not? He wouldn't be the first celebrity to run for office. Others think Kanye is just looking for attention. Should Kanye West run for president of the united states in 2024?
  • Sessions told White House that Rosenstein’s firing could prompt his departure, too

    04/20/2018 4:12:28 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 290 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Trump fired his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the exchange. Sessions made his position known in a phone call to White House counsel Donald McGahn last weekend, as Trump’s fury at Rosenstein peaked after the deputy attorney general approved the FBI’s raid April 9 on the president’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.
  • Why More Taxpayer Funding to Elon Musk’s Big F-ing Rocket Would Be a Big F-ing Mistake

    04/21/2018 9:13:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Beau Rothschild
    For years now, the Pentagon has been in the market for new heavy-lift launch vehicles – rockets that can lift between 44,000 to 110,000 pounds. Currently, the only market options available are either too costly or too reliant on Russian-made parts.To that end, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that he will begin devoting most of his company’s efforts on developing the “BFR” – short for Big F-ing Rocket – which will allegedly be so huge and powerful that it will make the company’s previous rocket lines outdated in just a few short years. Musk stated at the South by Southwest...
  • 83-year-old executed in Alabama is oldest inmate put to death in modern US history

    04/19/2018 9:06:16 PM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/19/18 | Steve Almasy and Jamiel Lynch
    (CNN)Alabama has executed Walter Leroy Moody, 83, who had been convicted of murder for the mail bombing death of a federal judge in 1989. Moody is the oldest person put to death since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, according to figures compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center. Earlier Thursday, the Supreme Court denied the appeals from Moody's attorney after temporarily delaying his death by lethal injection.
  • NFL player Don Jones takes teen to prom for special-needs students

    04/17/2018 9:03:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 17, 2018
    MOULTON, Ala. -- A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when an NFL player returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance. Don Jones is a 27-year-old defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers who is from Lawrence County. He told WBRC-TV it was a "blessing" to go to the prom Friday night with 18-year-old Lindsey Preston, who has Down syndrome. Jones is a family friend. His mother taught Preston in elementary school. Preston's mom, Kristi Martin, told The Associated Press that Jones danced with all the students and "made everybody feel special." Jones...