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  • Poll finds conservative with huge lead over Trump-backed Alabama candidate

    08/20/2017 4:42:41 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/20/2017 | Max Greenwood
    Roy Moore has a nearly 20-point lead over Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), the candidate backed by President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in Alabama's Senate special election, according to a new poll. The survey conducted by JMC Analytics and Polling found the former chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court with 51 percent support, compared to 32 percent for Strange. The two will face one another in a runoff election to be the GOP nominee on Sept. 26. (R-Ala.) fell out of the contest, taking 19 percent of the vote. Whoever wins the GOP nomination will be the...
  • Alabama Senate Poll: Roy Moore, with Majority Support, Takes Commanding Lead over Luther Strange.

    08/20/2017 11:45:19 AM PDT · by tennmountainman · 78 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 8-20-2017 | Matthew Boyle
    A new poll shows former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore with a commanding lead over Luther Strange, the Washington establishment backed candidate, heading into the GOP primary runoff for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat left open this year. The poll from JMC Analytics provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release shows Moore with 51 percent, a majority, supporting him, while Strange trails nearly 20 points behind with just 32 percent—and 17 percent are undecided. Moore’s commanding lead comes after he outperformed polls to finish around 39 percent in a multi-way primary this past Tuesday. Strange finished...
  • New Performer Joins The Circus

    08/20/2017 9:52:29 AM PDT · by lyby · 2 replies
    Larry Lee Education Matters ^ | August 19, 2017 | Larry Lee
    So the passing of another week has a new performer showing up to participate in the year-long circus unfortunately known as the Alabama State Department of Education. The new act is headlined by Bryan Taylor, legal counsel to Governor Kay Ivey. He burst onto the stage with great fanfare late on August 17 clutching a letter decreeing that the music must stop and the clowns return to their makeup room. As things now stand, the state board of education has a called meeting set for Aug. 23. But lawyer Taylor, the same guy who recently took to social media to...
  • Roy Moore — man of principle, not politics — dominates in Alabama Senate race

    08/16/2017 5:22:11 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 17 replies ^ | August 16, 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    It turns out that millions of dollars of special-interest cash, the support of the entire party infrastructure, and the endorsement from President Trump were enough to buy Luther Strange second place ***. *** *** Luther Strange, if elected to continue in office, will be a McConnell and K Street hack, no question. But there are several other important points to Roy Moore’s possible election. *** Second, judicial supremacy is the vital issue of our time. In many ways, it supersedes other issues, but that is because it also defines and absorbs almost every domestic issue. And now, with the courts...
  • Sen. Luther Strange will face conservative jurist Roy Moore in Alabama GOP runoff

    08/15/2017 7:45:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/15/2017 | David Weigel
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Republican voters here put a bitter Senate campaign into overtime, forcing Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) into a runoff with conservative jurist Roy Moore for the right to represent Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s old seat. Strange was endorsed by President Trump, the National Rifle Association and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s super PAC, which spent $2.5 million on TV ads to boost him in Tuesday’s primary. That helped push him past Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), saving national Republicans from an embarrassment in a unique mid-summer election marked by low turnout. Democrats, who have not won a Senate race...
  • Alabama Senate Primary tonight. Polls close 8PM. Brooks, Strange, Moore (LIVE THREAD)

    08/15/2017 4:01:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 200 replies
    Decision Desk HQ ^ | August 15, 2017
    Race Preview After weeks of ads, mostly on behalf of incumbent Senator Luther Strange, the votes start rolling in tonight after 8pm EDT. Strange faces strong competition from former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who has led him in the polling average by about 5-6 points, and from Huntsville Congressman Mo Brooks, who has trailed Strange in the average by a little over the same margin. If polling is correct, Strange and Moore will advance to the September 26th runoff. We anticipate the first results will roll in within thirty minutes of polls closing. We’ll have comparison charts...
  • Trump's popularity faces test in Alabama's Senate race

    08/15/2017 11:34:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2017 | by Joseph Ax
    Voters in Alabama head to the polls on Tuesday to choose Republican and Democratic nominees for a U.S. Senate seat, in a race that has been dominated by debate over President Donald Trump. Nine Republicans and seven Democrats are competing in the respective primaries, with little expectation that any candidate will reach the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff election next month between the top two vote-getters in each contest. The outcome in the Republican primary could give an indication whether Trump remains popular nine months after he easily won Alabama in the presidential election. Luther Strange is...
  • Alabama Senate primary 2017 latest updates: Trump tweets 'big day for Alabama'

    08/15/2017 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies ^ | August 15, 2017 | By Leada Gore
    Trump still stumping for Luther Strange. On Tuesday, the president tweeted: "Big day in Alabama. Vote for Luther Strange, he will be great!" It's the third time the president has spoken out in favor of Strange, who was appointed to the seat after Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed as U.S. Attorney General. Voters will go to the polls today in the first step towards deciding Alabama's next U.S. Senator.
  • After Trump endorsement, Luther Strange faces another ethics complaint

    08/10/2017 6:36:10 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 10 replies
    A day after President Trump gave a long-sought endorsement to Sen. Luther Strange, a wealthy businessman submitted complaints to Alabama's ethics commission and the Senate ethics committee, alleging malfeasance in Strange's Senate appointment. Developer Stan Pate says he spent $100,000 in Facebook ads branding Strange's appointment as part of a corrupt bargain with former Gov. Robert Bentley, and says he's concerned about the potential impact of Trump's tweeted endorsement.
  • Alabama Senate GOP primary poll: Moore leads with 30 percent support

    08/09/2017 11:25:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8-7-17 | REBECCA SAVRANSKY
    Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore leads the crowded Republican primary field in the state's Senate race, according to a new poll. Moore has 30 percent support in the JMC Analytics and Polling survey. He is followed by Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), with 22 percent, and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who had 19 percent. Another 17 percent are undecided. The poll found that 53 percent of respondents view Moore favorably, compared with 34 percent who have an unfavorable opinion of him. Just 35 percent have a favorable view of Strange and half of respondents see him unfavorably....
  • Brooks 'baffled' that Trump was 'misled' into Strange endorsement

    08/09/2017 6:33:41 AM PDT · by The Numbers · 61 replies ^ | Aug 9th, 2017 | Mike Cason
    Congressman Mo Brooks responded this morning to President Trump's endorsement of Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama's special election for the Senate. "I respect President Trump, but I am baffled and disappointed Mitch McConnell and the Swamp somehow misled the President into endorsing Luther Strange," Brooks said in a press release. Brooks, a Republican from Huntsville, suggested Trump is unaware of the circumstances of Strange's appointment by former Gov. Robert Bentley and Strange's support for maintaining Senate filibuster rules, which some say jeopardize the Trump agenda. "Perhaps President Trump is unaware that Luther Strange wants to keep the Senate's 60 percent...
  • House with Confederate flag stormed in AL, two males beaten and killed

    08/07/2017 10:55:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 92 replies
    House with Confederate flag stormed in AL, two males beaten and killed August 6, 2017 Memorial erected for Travis Frost. On July 23rd, at about 4:00 AM, two black males stormed a home near Piedmont, AL. Two white males, a grandfather, and his grandson were beaten and shot to death. A female hid and was not found by the attackers. A Nissan Ultima was stolen and found burned a short distance away.The victims are Joshua Dylan Moody, 23, and Travis Frost, 73. The female victim is Frost’s wife and grandmother of Moody.Police have identified three suspects. Two black males and a black...
  • Bullets alone can't solve Alabama's feral hog problem

    08/07/2017 2:04:50 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 62 replies ^ | Aug 6 , 2017 | Dennis Pillion
    Wild pigs are perhaps the most destructive invasive species in the United States, causing an estimated $1.5 billion in damages every year to crops and property across the country, uprooting farmers' fields, degrading water quality and out-competing native wildlife for food. In the latest installment of's series on invasive species, we examine the feral hog, one of the costliest non-native species in Alabama, and what landowners and wildlife officials can do to keep their populations under control.
  • Hundreds of jobs, $139 million investment planned in Morgan County by major companies (Alabama)

    08/02/2017 3:07:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | August 2, 2017 | Staff
    MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. – ULA, Dynetics, and Wolverine Tube are all planning to invest at least $139 million combined in Morgan County, which would create 265 new jobs. The companies presented their proposed investment plans to the Decatur Industrial Development Board on Wednesday, where they received approval for tax abatement to support the plans. Wolverine Tube outlined their plans to build and operate a $16 million dollar aluminum manufacturing facility starting this month. The plant is projected to create 250 jobs within three years. United Launch Alliance’s proposed project requires capital investments for new tech and infrastructure for the new...
  • Brewton to get 300 jobs after $6.5M deal with Optomi (Hi-tech in Alabama)

    07/25/2017 5:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WFSA-TV ^ | July 25, 2017 | Sharisma Bell
    BREWTON, AL (WSFA) - Hundreds of jobs are coming to South Alabama after the city of Brewton secured a million-dollar deal with a leading tech company. According to Brewton City Clerk, Alex McDowell, about 300 jobs will be coming to the city after it secured a $6.5 million deal with Provalus and its parent company Optomi, LLC. The 15-year agreement was finalized Monday and the site will serve as Optomi's 'flagship U.S. facility' according to Provalus/Optomi President Chuck Ruggiero. The partnership with Optomi, LLC, a tech-staffing firm, includes the construction of three buildings on 10 acres of the former Dogwood...
  • Opponents decry 12-year-old AL rape victim's abortion waiver

    07/21/2017 10:23:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    WSFA ^ | July 19, 2017 | WSFA 12 News Staff
    Two opponents of a 12-year-old Alabama girl's decision to have an abortion after she was raped by a relative spoke out Wednesday during a news conference in Montgomery. Win Johnson, former Legal Director for the Administrative Office of Courts under Chief Justice Roy Moore, and Lorie Mullins, Executive Director of COPE Pregnancy Center, who has counseled post-abortive women, spoke regarding the court's decision. On Wednesday, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals granted the unidentified child's petition to have an abortion without parental consent, a decision that bypasses Alabama's Parental Consent law. "There are two victims of this decision by the...
  • Man shoots mammoth 820 pound wild hog in his front yard

    07/19/2017 6:26:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 76 replies ^ | 8/19/17 | Joe Songer
    Samson resident Wade Seago knew something was up outside of his home last week when the family's pet schnauzer, Cruiser, started barking constantly. The Seagos live on 100 acres in the rural south Alabama town. The property and surrounding area is teeming with wildlife so it's not unusual for their dog to bark at deer, raccoons or other wild visitors. But this was different. As he was about to get up and check on his dog, his daughter began screaming. "I jumped up to see what was going on," Wade explained. "I looked out the back window and saw nothing,...
  • The Arab Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to China, open to the public (City, not ethnicity)

    07/19/2017 10:04:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | July 18, 2017 | Laura Christmas
    ARAB, Ala. -- The Arab Chamber of Commerce is planning a trip to China with a goal to create business contacts and bring those back to Alabama. “This is a trip that we’re offering to the general public. It’s for anyone who is interested in the culture of China or for people who have business with China, companies that are here in the area that already have business, or companies that are looking to expand into the market,” said Arab Chamber of Commerce President Wes Kitchens. Kitchens says in regard to business and local leaders, the idea behind the trip...
  • First Female General Takes Over AL National Guard

    07/18/2017 10:58:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | July 18, 2017 | Daniel Bruce
    Following the retirement of Major General Perry Smith, Governor Ivey has appointed Sheryl Gordon as Adjutant General of the Alabama National Guard. General Gordon will be the first female Adjutant General in the history of the Alabama National Guard. Governor Ivey called General Gordon a “trailblazer and visionary leader” with “a distinguished military career spanning 33 years.” General Gordon became a 2nd Lieutenant in 1981. She was promoted to Brigadier General in 2009 and Major General in 2011. She currently serves as the civilian Executive Director of the National Guard Association. “Being chosen to serve in this capacity is a...
  • College Football 2017: Preseason Ranking Predictions For Alabama, USC, Ohio State, Texas And Others

    07/16/2017 10:04:11 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    IBT ^ | 7-16-2017 | Bobby Ilich
    The 2017 College Football Season kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 26, with six games. But the season may not truly feel like it's underway until the following week when the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida State Seminoles meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic. While the Associated Press preseason rankings have yet to be released, there is a strong possibility that Alabama and Florida State will both be ranked somewhere within the top three. Most experts have listed the Crimson Tide as the top team in the nation, but the Seminoles could be as high...