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  • Senator Jeff Sessions Refutes Recent Media Reports of Trump Immigration Position Reversal

    08/21/2016 2:52:42 PM PDT · by drewh · 7 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | on August 21, 2016 | by sundance
    Following a Hispanic outreach meeting by the Trump campaign numerous media outlets began reporting that Donald Trump was changing his position on immigration, specifically deportation of illegal immigrants. The Trump campaign immediately rebuked the false media reports last night. Senator Jeff Sessions appeared on Fox News this morning to continue asserting the campaign message that illegal border crossing will be halted, deportation of illegal aliens will be enforced and there is no substantive change to Donald Trump’s immigration position. The media loves to use the term “deportation force” to manufacture an narrative of a new controversy. However, there is already...
  • Five Dead, Including Pregnant Woman, in Alabama Mass Killing

    08/21/2016 12:52:33 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/21/16 | BY EMMA MARGOLIN AND MATTHEW GRIMSON
    27-year-old man is being charged with six counts of capital murder for the slaying of five people, including a pregnant woman, in southern Alabama early Saturday morning, the Mobile County District Attorney's Office said Sunday. The Mobile Sheriff's Office has identified the five victims as Robert Lee Brown, 26; Chelsea Marie Reed, 22; Justin Kaleb Reed, 23; Joseph Adam Turner, 26; and Shannon Melissa Randall, 35. They were found Saturday afternoon inside a house in the city of Citronelle, about 30 miles northwest of Mobile.
  • Teen charged with capital murder after lighting elderly veteran on fire

    08/19/2016 7:32:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 57 replies
    Tribune Interactive ^ | August 18, 2016 | Megan Miller
    BIRMINGHAM – A teenager has been charged with capital murder after dousing his elderly neighbor in gasoline and lighting him on fire. Thomas Sims, 18, was already awaiting trial in connection with an armed car jacking early this year, according to al.com. Sims is now charged with the murder of 85-year-old Gene Emory Dacus. Authorities report the capital murder charge stems from the theft of Dacus’s truck, and detectives are searching for another suspect as well. Officers responded to the 2300 block of 33rd Avenue North on Wednesday to investigate a person on fire. Officers found the victim, who is...
  • Massachusetts candidate named Alabama school superintendent

    08/13/2016 11:10:53 AM PDT · by lyby · 25 replies
    The Opelika Auburn News ^ | August 11, 2016 | AP
    State school board members are looking to an outsider to lead Alabama public schools, naming the former Massachusetts education secretary as the next school superintendent over candidates who have worked extensively in state classrooms.
  • Burglar dies after AL homeowner catches him breaking into house, duct tapes mouth, ties him to tree

    07/31/2016 8:45:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 31, 2016 | The Associated Press and Staff
    Authorities said a suspected burglar is dead after an Alabama homeowner tied him to a tree after catching the man breaking into his home. Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer said 68-year-old Nathanial Johnson caught 31-year-old Cleveland Jones Gully breaking into the back door of his home, about 60 miles north of Mobile, on Friday just before midnight, AL.com reported. Johnson, who told deputies his home had been robbed previously, had set up a trap that night in an effort to stop any more burglaries from taking place at his mobile home....
  • Former KKK member convicted in deadly bombing up for parole

    07/30/2016 10:38:07 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 28 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 30, 2016 9:12 am | JAY REEVES
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was a young Ku Klux Klansman with a reputation for hating blacks in 1963, when a bomb ripped a hole in the side of 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four black girls during the civil rights movement. Today, Blanton is old and imprisoned, the last survivor among three one-time KKK members convicted of murder in the bombing. Soon, Alabama’s parole board will decide whether Blanton deserves to be free after serving 15 years of a life term for murder. The board has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday to consider parole for...
  • Supporters of suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore hand out flyers, wave signs in Pelham

    07/24/2016 5:47:51 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 6 replies
    AL.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    A small group supporting suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore waved "Judge Moore is Right!" signs and handed out flyers at a major intersection in Pelham on Monday morning until police showed up. * * * Moore was automatically suspended from the bench in May after the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission filed judicial ethics charges regarding a January order he issued to state probate judges. That order stated the Alabama Supreme Court's March 2015 order telling probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses was still in place, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's June 2015 decision legalizing [homosexual]...
  • Rep. Keith Ellison: Trump ‘Worst Republican Nominee Since George Wallace’

    07/24/2016 10:06:42 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 97 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On the off chance that far-left Dem congressman Keith Ellison is on your holiday shopping list, we have the perfect gift suggestion: a good biography of George Wallace. On today’s This Week, Ellison claimed that Donald Trump was “the worst Republican nominee since George Wallace.” Just one small problem, of course. As Republican Rep. Tom Cole pointed out, Wallace was a Democrat who sought the Dem presidential nomination [multiple times] and even addressed the Democratic National Convention [in 1972.] Ruh-roh! View the video here.
  • Exclusive: Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointeesTrump Could Seek New Law

    07/19/2016 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 19, 2016
    If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally, Chris Christie, said on Tuesday. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey and leads Trump's White House transition team, said the campaign was drawing up a list of federal government employees to fire if Trump defeats Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election. ... Trump's transition advisers fear that Obama may convert these appointees to civil...
  • Alabama Taco Bell employee fired after denying service to deputies

    07/18/2016 9:08:54 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 73 replies
    WTHR.com ^ | July 18, 2016
    HENIX CITY, Ala. - A Taco Bell employee in Alabama has been fired after authorities say two Lee County deputies were denied service. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said in a statement that the uniformed deputies were told by the cashier Saturday night in Phenix City that they wouldn't be served and they needed to leave.
  • The Senate’s final act before recess? More immigration from the Middle East!

    07/15/2016 2:21:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    conservative review ^ | July 14, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    our political class is still violating our sovereignty and security with endless migrants from the Middle East. We have so many emergencies within our national security apparatus and military that can and should be addressed within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), yet the GOP-Senate chose to focus on more immigration as their final act before recess. The Senate passed the Shaheen, D-N.H. (F, 2%) motion to instruct the conference committee negotiating the House-Senate differences in the NDAA to authorize a potentially unlimited amount Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) for Afghanis. Only 12 Republicans opposed the motion, which is non-binding, but...
  • GOP Platform Committee Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

    07/13/2016 10:31:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 13, 2016 | 9:57 AM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The Republican Party’s Platform Committee adopted a draft document Tuesday that not only recognizes the unborn child’s “fundamental right to life,” but also calls for defunding Planned Parenthood and states that the GOP will “not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.” The draft platform still has to be adopted by the full GOP Convention, which will be held in Cleveland next week. The Platform Committee, which was chaired by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) — who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee — and dominated by social conservatives, adopted...
  • Former Miss Alabama suspended from TV station after calling Dallas sniper a ‘martyr’

    07/13/2016 3:09:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/13/16 | Keri Blakinger
    The former beauty queen who called the Dallas shooter a “martyr” has been suspended from her job at a Florida TV station. Kalyn Chapman James, who was the first black Miss Alabama, is on administrative leave from WPTB2, where she hosted a weekly art program. “I don't feel sad for the officers who lost their lives and I know that's not really my heart,” the Mobile native said in a controversial two-minute clip posted to Facebook Sunday. “I value human life. And I want to feel sad for them but I can't help but feeling like the shooter was a...
  • First black Miss Alabama calls Dallas cop killer a ‘martyr’

    07/12/2016 2:40:42 PM PDT · by Vendome · 54 replies
    “I don’t want to feel this way,” Ms. James said into the camera. “I’m dealing with a bit of guilt because I don’t feel sad for the officers that lost their lives, and I know that that’s not really my heart. I value human life, and I want to feel sad for them, but I can’t help but [feel] like the shooter was a martyr. And I know it’s not the right way to feel, because nobody deserves to lose their lives and I know that those police officers had families and people who loved them and that they didn’t...
  • Former Miss Alabama: Can’t Help But Think Dallas Shooter “Was a Martyr” (VIDEO)

    07/10/2016 8:49:44 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/10/2016 | Jim Hoft
    What a lovely gal. On Thursday night Black Power activist Micah Johnson murdered five police officers in cold blood and injured seven others. Micah wanted to kill white people and white cops.He did.Video captured Micah’s mass murder and execution of one police officer. On Sunday Kalyn Chapman James, the first black Miss Alabama, posted video on Facebook saying she can’t help but think Micah Johnson “was a martyr.” AL.com reported: Kalyn Chapman James, the first African American to hold the Miss Alabama title, posted a tearful video on her Facebook page Sunday that says she doesn’t want to “feel this...
  • Sanders dealt trade defeat at Democrat platform meeting (Hillary Delegates Stop Anti-TPP)

    07/09/2016 1:38:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 9, 2016 | Jeff Weiner
    Bernie Sanders supporters lost a debate over international trade that divided Democrats during a meeting in Orlando on Saturday to draft their party platform. Sanders supporters had hoped the party's official position statement for 2016 would include language explicitly rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, while backers of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive nominee, argued for softer language. Both presidential candidates oppose the controversial trade agreement, but it was championed by President Barack Obama, leaving the party in an awkward position.
  • Michael Hubbard, Former Alabama Speaker, Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison [12 ethics charges]

    07/09/2016 5:03:16 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    NYT ^ | JULY 8, 2016 | CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    Michael G. Hubbard, the former speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives who was convicted in a state trial last month on 12 counts of corruption, was sentenced on Friday to four years in prison plus probation and $210,000 in fines.
  • Meet the Leftist Reverend Behind the Dallas Black Lives Matter Protest

    07/08/2016 9:56:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2016 | Jen Lawrence
    The lead organizer of the Dallas protest where snipers opened fire on police officers has made several disturbing comments on his social media. A Breitbart News review of Jeff Hood’s internet footprint revealed regular posts about the apocalypse, violent retribution to police, and Hood even recently posted about the 2013 death of a self proclaimed “social justice warrior” who committed suicide by lighting himself on fire in front of a shopping mall in Texas. Video of Hood speaking on camera just after the attack surfaced on social media where Hood talks about “leading the protest” (snip) Reverend Hood closely follows...
  • SBI investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Selma(Alabama)

    07/08/2016 8:05:55 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 5 replies
    WBRC.com ^ | July 8th 2016
    The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the events surrounding an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead in Selma.
  • Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here's why

    07/04/2016 10:00:24 PM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 8 March 2016 04.12 GMT | Thomas Frank
    Let us now address the greatest American mystery at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? I call it a “mystery” because the working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers for the candidate, filling stadiums and airport hangars, but their views, by and large, do not appear in our prestige newspapers. On their opinion pages, these publications take care to represent demographic categories of nearly every kind, but “blue-collar” is one they persistently overlook. The views of working-class people are so foreign to that universe...
  • Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric rattles the campaign message of Clinton and unions

    07/04/2016 5:20:52 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 4th, 2016 | By David Nakamura and David Weigel
    PHILADELPHIA — Three dozen union workers gathered outside city hall here on Thursday to rally against the global free-trade deals they believe have harmed Americans like them. Their candidate was Katie McGinty, the Democrats’ nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania. But their spiritual leader was Republican Donald Trump. “He recognized there’s some problems we need to solve,” said McGinty, who is challenging Sen. Patrick J. Toomey (R), a free-trade advocate. “One, we have to stop bad trade agreements. . . . And two, we have to take the Chinese on when they manipulate their currency and dump goods in our markets.” Just two...
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 164 replies
    KYIV.com ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • VP vetting? Trump meets with Sen. Joni Ernst

    Donald Trump on Monday spent part of his July 4th with Sen. Joni Ernst -- fueling speculation that the Iowa freshman senator could be on the short list of his vice presidential picks. Ernst told Fox News they had a "good conversation," adding, "I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe." Earlier, Trump tweeted, "I look forward to meeting (Ernst) today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!"
  • Trump Tweets Fuel VP Speculation, Cites Joni Ernst, Mike Pence, Tom Cotton

    07/04/2016 9:27:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2016
    Donald Trump announced he would meet with Sen. Joni Ernst on Monday, one of several recent names dropped on his Twitter feed that are fueling speculation over his highly-anticipated vice presidential selection. "I look forward to meeting @joniernst today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!" Trump tweeted early Monday. Ernst's name appeared in reports on VP shortlists over the weekend, and a senior Trump adviser confirmed to CNN that Ernst is being considered. Trump also doled out some conspicuous praise for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who have also...
  • Ernst on Trump's VP list, sources say

    07/04/2016 8:46:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/3/2016 | Jamie Gangel, Jim Acosta and Sara Murray,
    Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is among the candidates being considered to become Donald Trump's running mate, a source with knowledge of Trump's vice presidential selection process tells CNN. Another source close to the process confirmed the information. It's not clear whether the freshman Republican senator and tea party star has received paperwork from the campaign or is just being scrutinized through the wealth of publicly accessible information about her. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are also being considered, the source said. A senior Trump campaign adviser confirmed Pence is being...
  • The Lone Man Resisting Judicial Tyranny

    07/03/2016 12:41:19 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Stand ^ | Monday, May 9, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    The Constitution gives absolutely no authority, none, to the federal government to dictate marriage policy to the states. *** *** When the Obergefell case was decided by the Supreme Court, its ruling legally applied only to the plaintiffs before it, as is true in any case before any court. The concept of “judicial review” - in which the Court, and not Congress, gets to decide what the law is - is not found in the Constitution anywhere. It was invented out of the ether by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803 as a way for the Court to grant dictatorial...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • The Day That Bill Clinton Met Ted Cruz (Airport flashback May '16)

    07/01/2016 6:40:55 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 16, 2016 | Maggie Haberman and Matt Flegenheimer
    But that afternoon, Mr. Cruz came upon Mr. Clinton at the airport, where both men happened to have landed for events for the respective campaigns. Angel Urena, a spokesman for Mr. Clinton, and Catherine Frazier, a spokesman for Mr. Cruz, both confirmed the encounter, but declined to discuss any details of what happened or what they discussed. But according to three people briefed on the interaction, who were granted anonymity to describe the meeting, Mr. Cruz had landed at the airport before Mr. Clinton did, for an event tucked into his schedule just a day earlier. The Secret Service traveling...
  • Paul Ryan on Donald Trump and trade: We're not so different

    06/30/2016 6:52:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Reena Flores
    House Speaker Paul Ryan sought to present a united front with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on trade issues, despite their differing perspectives on international trade deals. "He wants to get good trade agreements," Ryan told The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an interview Wednesday. "So do I." Ryan's remarks come shortly after Trump sharply criticized trade agreements in a speech at a western Pennsylvania Rust Belt town earlier this week, blaming globalization for having "wiped out totally, totally our middle class." Trump further called the landmark Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that involves a "death blow for American...
  • Alabama Councilwoman Thinks Funding A Holocaust Memorial is Racist

    06/28/2016 4:23:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 99 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 23, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Some strange news out of Birmingham, Alabama, where City Councilwoman Sheila Tyson went on a bizarre rant questioning why the city would help fund a Holocaust memorial, as it would honor people who are dead. According to Tyson, the city's contribution to the memorial (which amounted to paying for the removal of existing structures) is questionable as the city cannot fund the renovation of Shadow Lawn Cemetery, an older cemetery in the town. "Dead is dead," said Tyson, referring to the victims of the Holocaust. Tyson also referred to Shadow Lawn Cemetery as the oldest cemetery in the state, country,...
  • Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore wants full court to hear dismissal motion

    06/27/2016 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    AL.com ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Kent Faulk
    Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore today asked the court that is to hear the judicial ethics charges leveled against him to hold oral arguments on his motion to dismiss the case. And Moore wants the oral arguments to be held before all nine judges on the Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ), instead of the motion being decided by just the chief judge of that panel. "The Chief Justice (Moore) believes that the court would benefit from oral argument," Moore's motion for a hearing states. "At a minimum, oral argument would assist the Court in deepening its...
  • Dead is Dead

    06/23/2016 10:34:28 AM PDT · by Micro aggressor · 27 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 22, 2016 | John Archibald
    There are times to play the race card, I suppose. And there are times to keep your mouth shut. Like when it comes to demeaning the Holocaust. snip In discussing a proposal for the city to chip in on a privately funded Holocaust memorial downtown, she said this: "Dead is dead."
  • California tobacco tax measure targets an industry under pressure

    06/22/2016 7:27:06 AM PDT · by Drango · 21 replies
    Sac Bee ^ | June 20 | TARYN LUNA
    On a cool spring day at the Capitol, Toni Atkins delivered a series of blows unlike anything the tobacco industry had ever felt in California. Then speaker of the Assembly, the San Diego Democrat had been a lame duck for the last six months since the house elected Anthony Rendon to replace her. It was a Thursday morning in March and her final session as speaker, a tenure that lasted just shy of a year and 10 months. In a series of quick votes, the Assembly passed six smoking bills, the most significant of which raised the age to buy...
  • Chief Justice Roy Moore Requests COJ to Dismiss Charges

    06/21/2016 2:14:29 PM PDT · by Ray76
    Liberty Counsel ^ | Jun 21, 2016
    Today, Liberty Counsel has filed a motion asking the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) to dismiss charges brought by the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Today was the deadline of the 14-day extension granted by the COJ for filing a response to the JIC Complaint. Liberty Counsel and Judicial Action Group represent Chief Justice Moore.
  • Wall Street Journal Warns: ‘Bad Sign’ Trump Is Following Jeff Sessions’ Lead

    01/28/2016 12:41:23 PM PST · by pgkdan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/16 | Julia Hahn
    Today the editors of Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal slammed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for his opposition to the publication's long-standing support for open border trade and immigration policies. The Wall Street Journal, like Murdoch, is decidedly open borders. In 1984, the WSJ editorial board wrote, "If Washington still wants to 'do something' about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders." "Republicans should look closely before they leap," the Journal warns voters. The Journal points specifically to Mr. Trump's recent hiring of Stephen Miller, the brain trust of populist thought leader Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80%....
  • Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal : ‘Bad Sign’ Trump Is Following Jeff Sessions’ Lead

    01/28/2016 10:50:12 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JAN. 28, 2016 | by JULIA HAHN
    Today the editors of Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal slammed GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for his opposition to the publication’s long-standing support for open border trade and immigration policies. The Wall Street Journal, like Murdoch, is decidedly open borders. In 1984, the WSJ editorial board wrote, “If Washington still wants to ‘do something’ about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders The WSJ editors suggest that they would much prefer Trump work with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)56% and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)44% than Jeff Sessions. The editors write that if Trump were to “work closely...
  • BOOM! Establishment Congressman Loses Primary To Pro-Trump Challenger

    06/18/2016 9:22:30 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 35 replies
    dcwhispers.com ^ | June 18, 2016
    It’s the very thing the GOP Establishment fears most – loss of control. This week, an example of that diminished control reverberated throughout D.C. as challenger Scott Taylor, who is a former Navy SEAL and current Virginia State Representative, defeated longtime Republican Congressman Randy Forbes. Taylor supported Donald Trump and Trump’s America-first economic platform. Randy Forbes did not. Virginia voters just fired Randy Forbes. Taylor hosted a Virginia Trump rally as far back as September, and has since repeated his plan to support the New York billionaire in his upcoming presidential battle against Hillary Clinton. .. Reports indicate a stunned...
  • Scott Taylor beats Randy Forbes to claim nomination in second district

    06/18/2016 4:15:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    WTKR ^ | June 14, 2016
    State Delegate Scott Taylor defeated Rep. Randy Forbes in the Republican primary race for the second congressional district on Tuesday. With nearly 53% of the vote Taylor won more than 21,000 votes. Randy Forbes won about 41% of the vote. Pat Cardwell, a local attorney, registered about 7% of the vote. Taylor said enough voters believed in his message that Washington is broken and that he will bring a fresh start. "People trust us to go do something about it," Taylor said. "That's extremely humbling and it's not a responsibility that I take lightly." What may also have helped is...
  • Virginia voters bag another gop establishment tool! (vanity)

    06/14/2016 4:50:08 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 63 replies
    Virginia Department of Elections | 6-14-16 | RKBA Democrat
    Second Congressional District in Virginia. Tidewater area for the Virginia challenged. 135 of 180 precincts reporting: Pat Cardwell 2213 votes 6.83% J. Randy Forbes 13165 40.61% Scott W. Taylor 17,039 52.56% Scott Taylor is in the House of Delegates, former SEAL and all around good troop. This is a relatively safe gop district, so he'll likely win the general. Randy Forbes is a carpetbagger from western tidewater, 4th district. He doesn't live in the 2nd. His 4th district was redrawn and is now leaning rat. The incumbent in the 2nd decided to retire to let Forbes run for the seat....
  • Obamatrade cost GOP congressman his job

    06/18/2016 5:16:03 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 27 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/18/2016 | Curtis Ellis
    Rep. Randy Forbes, GOP establishment stalwart and longtime Obamatrade supporter from Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District, will soon be unemployed. Voters rejected him in favor of his primary opponent Scott Taylor, who stridently opposed Obamatrade. Taylor blasted Forbes for voting to give President Obama fast track authority to ram through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation international regulatory pact that would merge our economy with some of the poorest and most repressive on earth. This move was especially hypocritical for Forbes, chairman of the House Prayer Caucus. Obamatrade would give special economic privileges to countries that persecute Christians, including Vietnam,...
  • Teen Mom Rejects Abortion After Rape, Now Child Protective Services Has Taken Her Baby

    06/17/2016 10:19:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 95 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 17, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Alabama group is alleging that a young rape victim who chose life for her son experienced another traumatic situation this week when government workers took the newborn away from her. According to Terri LaPoint, a writer for Health Impact News who witnessed the situation, the 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped by a 19-year-old and became pregnant. The unnamed girl chose life for her son and gave birth to him on Monday in Alabaster, Alabama. The 14-year-old received several visits from the hospital social worker after her son was born; and on Wednesday, LaPoint said government officials from the state...
  • Impeachment Investigation Of Alabama Governor Begins

    06/16/2016 11:44:11 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 15, 2016 | KIM CHANDLER
    An impeachment investigation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley opened Wednesday, as lawmakers begin what will be a lengthy look into whether there are grounds to remove the two-term Republican from office. In a series of meetings this year, the House Judiciary Committee will investigate if the governor committed any impeachable offenses in a sex-charged scandal involving a former top aide. Twenty-three representatives, roughly one-fifth of House membership, signed impeachment articles in April accusing Bentley of willful neglect of duty and corruption. "The gravity of the task we are charged with undertaking as a committee cannot be overstated. Few issues should...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions Warns: More ‘Islamic Extremism’ Attacks Are Coming

    06/12/2016 8:18:23 AM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Sen. Jeff Sessions reacted to the news of the Orlando nightclub shooting after officials identified the attack as an act of terror, and urged the United States to be vigilant about “Islamic extremism.” “Well, it certainly looks like another one of the extremist attacks, Islamic extremism,” Sessions said pointing to the radical element in the religion.
  • Militia Raided [Alabama-style Gun Control]

    04/28/2007 12:18:51 PM PDT · by Sleeping Beauty · 78 replies · 2,168+ views
    The Times-Journal ^ | April 27, 2007 | Jared Felkins
    Federal, state and local authorities seized weapons and explosives belonging to a militia group at two homes in Collinsville and three other counties early Thursday morning. DeKalb deputies, along with U.S. Marshals and ATF agents executed federal search warrants in DeKalb, Jefferson, Marshall and Etowah counties, including two near Collinsville School. Agents from Atlanta and Huntsville bomb squads and the FBI were also on the scene. “The good news is hopefully today Alabama is free of the Free Militia,” said ATF agent in charge Jim Cavanaugh. “There is a lot of concern for the future as a result of this...
  • Jeff Sessions: Wall at Democratic National Convention a double standard

    06/11/2016 7:05:58 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    al.com ^ | June 10 2016 | Howard Koplowitz
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., accused presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee of applying a double standard by planning to construct fencing around this summer's Democratic convention. "It's interesting that the Democratic National Committee will have a wall around their convention to keep unapproved people out while at the same time, their presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton, pushes for open borders policies that are even more radical than President Obama's," Alabama's junior senator said in astatement. "She would refuse to deport dangerous criminal aliens until after they have been convicted of committing heinous crimes against Americans, close detention...
  • Judge issues final order upholding Alabama same-sex marriage

    06/11/2016 1:03:12 AM PDT · by Coronal · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 9, 2016 | Karen Brooks
    A federal judge in Alabama has issued a permanent injunction barring state officials from denying same-sex couples the right to marry in that state, according to court documents made public on Wednesday. The order, filed on Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Callie Granade, came in response to a 2014 lawsuit challenging Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage, finalizing a decision Granade made in early 2015 that the state law was unconstitutional.
  • Jeff Sessions: ‘Right and Moral and Just and Biblical’ to Enforce Immigration Law

    06/10/2016 11:55:54 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-12016 | Breitbart
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) suggests that building a wall and enforcing immigration laws are biblical concepts. During his speech at the “Road to Majority” conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Sessions said, “the idea that nations don’t set laws, establish who can and can’t enter, is not biblical in my opinion.” After joking about how there was a wall built in Jerusalem, Sessions cited the Bible, but didn’t specifically mention presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and his plan to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico. The “Road to Majority” conference is a gathering for conservative activists in...
  • Donald Trump's Twitter May Shed Light On VP Search

    06/09/2016 11:04:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 121 replies
    CNN ^ | June 9, 2016
    Donald Trump took to twitter Wednesday night and with the push of a button, perhaps shed some light on his VP choice -- just as his advisers hoped he wouldn't do. Just before 10 p.m., Trump retweeted a supporter who said: "@KathyCeurter: @realDonaldTrump please Mr.Trump make @SenatorJeffSessions your VP. He is a perfect running mate.' He is a great guy!"
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Looks To Blast A Giant Hole In The 4th Amendment For 'Emergency' Response

    06/08/2016 11:51:50 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 36 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 06/08/2016 | Mike Masnick
    Yesterday we wrote about an already troubling attempt by Senator John Cornyn to attach a dangerous amendment to the Senate's ECPA reform bill that would massively expand what kinds of electronic communications the FBI has access to (as we noted, the FBI already pretends it has access to this very info, so really this law would be papering over the FBI's illegal collection of this info). But there's another amendment, put forth by Senator Jeff Sessions, that is just as, if not more, troubling. It's basically creating a massive loophole in the 4th Amendment, saying that any and all basic...