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  • 3 UA Students Among 4 Charged in Rape of Unconscious Tuscaloosa College Student

    10/07/2015 9:29:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies ^ | October 07, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    A woman is in a Tuscaloosa hospital and four men are behind bars after a reported gang rape. Three of the suspects are students at the University of Alabama, police said this afternoon. The victim is a student as Shelton State Community College. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit investigators were called to a home in the 5500 block of Old Montgomery Highway about 10 a.m. Tuesday on a possible sexual assault. When they arrived, the learned the unresponsive 22-year-old victim had been taken DCH Regional Medical Center, said Capt. Gary Hood. Witnesses told lawmen they found the young woman unresponsive...
  • Alabama Democrat SLAPS Reporter For Asking About Voter Fraud Allegations [VIDEO]

    10/06/2015 9:23:58 PM PDT · by W. · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3:08 PM 10/06/2015 | Chuck Ross
    A Democratic city councilman in Dothan, Alabama struck a local TV reporter twice in the face on Tuesday after being asked about allegations that he engaged in voter fraud. According to the Dothan Eagle, WTVY reporter Ken Curtis confronted District 2 commissioner Amos Newsome over the allegations after a city council meeting and asked him if he would consider resigning That’s when Newsome, 80, lashed out, striking Curtis in the face.
  • Democrat bloodies reporter over voter fraud questions

    10/06/2015 7:10:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Wolrd Net Daily ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    An Alabama Democrat was caught on video attacking a reporter who confronted him over voter fraud allegations on Tuesday. City councilman Amos Newsome of Dothan, Alabama, lashed out in the Dothan Civic Center parking lot after a City Commission meeting, the Donthan Eagle reported.
  • Gun Sales Rise After Gun Control Calls

    10/02/2015 12:23:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WKRG-TV ^ | October 2, 2015 | Chad Petri
    Even with another mass shooting in the news, gun sales continue their upward trend. Newly released FBI data show this past September was the busiest September ever for gun background checks–with more than 1.7 million. That’s a 23% jump compared to September 2014. The same holds true for Alabama–with more than 56-thousand checks it was also the busiest September ever for gun sales in this state. Alabama say a 25-percent jump in September compared to the same time last year. More calls for gun control often result more gun buying–that happened after the shootings Lafayette, Charleston and Aurora. In the...
  • Good News! Popular Tea Party Leader Becky Gerritson Announces Run for Congress

    10/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    The gateway pundit ^ | 10/01/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Becky Gerritson from the Wetumpka Tea Party delivered a powerful and emotional testimony at the House Ways and Means committee hearing on IRS abuse inn June 2013. Gerritson began crying at one point while describing how she was abused by her government. Gerritson also told Congress that the IRS letter sent to her group was signed by Lois Lerner. Gerritson did not let the criminal activity by the Obama administration shut her down. She continues to lead conservative efforts in Alabama. Today Becky Gerritson announced she is running for Congress. She will challenge incumbant RINO Martha Roby for the right...
  • Ted Cruz's big moment

    09/28/2015 9:00:16 AM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/15 | Katie Glueck
    If Ted Cruz is ever going to break through in the Republican presidential primary, the time is now. Cruz has been the workmanlike conservative of the GOP field: a strong fundraiser but no Jeb Bush, well-liked by the activist right yet unable, so far, to generate the kind of breakout moments that have vaulted his anti-establishment rivals out of the single-digit doldrums. But Cruz’s supporters see the showdown in Congress over Planned Parenthood and the budget — which kicks into high gear this week and could stretch into the winter, on the cusp of voting in early states — as...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Three injured in Sunday morning church shooting (Including newborn baby)

    09/20/2015 7:40:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Selma Times-Journal ^ | September 20, 2015 | Blake Deshazo
    Oasis Tabernacle Church was the scene of a Sunday morning shooting that injured three people.A Selma man is behind bars after allegedly shooting three people at Oasis Tabernacle Church in East Selma Sunday morning. According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, 26-year-old James Junior Minter has been arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder.James Junior MinterMinter allegedly shot his girlfriend, her newborn baby and Robert Carswell, the pastor of Oasis Tabernacle. The shooting happened during the church service around 10:25 a.m., according to Lt. Curtis Muhannad with the Selma Police Department. Muhannad said Minter was sitting on...
  • 3 people hurt in Alabama church shooting; suspect arrested

    09/20/2015 12:02:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2015 | AP
    An Alabama prosecutor says a suspect has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a woman, an infant and a pastor inside a church in Alabama. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says James Minter was arrested after the shooting Sunday at the Oasis Church in East Selma, Alabama. Neither Minter's age or hometown were immediately available.
  • Why Alabama's loss to Ole Miss could be the beginning of the end of the Tide dynasty

    09/20/2015 5:10:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 19, 2015 | Pat Forde
    What it looks like when a dynasty wobbles: thousands of Alabama fans hitting the exits like Derrick Henry hitting a hole. With 10 minutes left in the game, their team down 20. When the going got tough, the Bryant-Denny Stadium crowd got out. What it sounds like when a power program loses its grip: the sliver of visiting Mississippi fans cheering last and loudest, celebrating their first win here since 1988 and their first back-to-back victories over the Crimson Tide ever. What it feels like when the foundation cracks: denial is in the air. “They didn’t beat us,” Alabama cornerback...
  • Alabama will require students to learn about evolution, climate change

    09/15/2015 9:17:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    AP via ^ | 09/13/15
    Alabama is updating its decade-old science standards to require that students understand evolution and learn about climate change, topics that can still be controversial in the Bible Belt state. Educators say the new rules — part of a major change that includes more experimentation and hands-on instruction and less lecturing — don't require that students believe in evolution or accept the idea that climate is changing globally. But public school students will be required for the first time to understand the theory of evolution. And teachers will be required to address climate change, which wasn't a focus the last time...
  • Scholars study lost city of Mabila at UA

    09/30/2006 12:31:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | September 29. 2006 3:30AM | Adam Jones
    It's believed to be the largest battle between Europeans and Native Americans north of the Rio Grande, but the city of Mabila remains lost... A team of historians, archeologists and geologists have come to the University of Alabama for three days to study the battle.. Their aim, though, isn't to find the city, but to compile everything known, for possible future excavations, said Jim Knight, a UA anthropology professor who helped organize the conference... Finding Mabila means addressing a host of problems ranging from suspect accounts of De Soto's expedition to the possibility that modern dams may have flooded the...
  • Miss Alabama on Donald Trump: Republicans should be 'absolutely terrified'

    09/14/2015 12:20:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | September 14, 2015 | Tanika Moore
    Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin finished as the Fourth Runner Up in the Miss America 2016 pageant tonight. But she may have landed first in the hearts of those who are sick and tired of Donald Trump. McGuffin said Trump is an "entertainer" and that Republicans should be "terrified" by the possibility of having him as President of the United States. McGuffin, Miss Alabama 2015 had a few choice words about Donald Trump as she competed for the 2016 Miss America Competition crown. Miss America judge Taya Kyle, widow of US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, asked McGuffin the following on stage...
  • Donald Trump: Illegal Immigrant Deportations Completed In Two Years

    09/11/2015 12:40:42 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 146 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/11/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Businessman Donald Trump told Alabama Republican leaders his deportation plan will be completed in two years. Illegal immigrants Trump plans on building a border fence with Mexico and deporting 11+ million illegal aliens. The Wall Street Journal Blogs reported: “ Donald Trump estimated that it will take 18 months to two years to get the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to leave the country, and that he would then build a wall running along the border with Mexico. The businessman’s statement made on a call with Alabama Republicans Thursday night added a bit of specificity to...
  • Donald Trump Huddles With Jeff Sessions AGAIN To Push Immigration Reform

    09/09/2015 12:54:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/9/2015 | Julia Hahn
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump met again with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the leader on immigration reform, symbolically underlining the candidate’s determination to shake off cheap-labor advocates in the Democratic Party and business groups. “The Senator has just been amazing on the issue,” Trump told reporters as he met with Sessions, shortly after Trump had spoken at a rally against President Barack Obama’s Iran deal. The two met on the Capitol steps and walked inside for a confidential, unannounced meeting.
  • Other Local Officials Citing Religious Beliefs in Denying Marriage Licenses to Gays

    09/06/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 5, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Not only is jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis citing her religious beliefs for denying marriage licenses to gay couples... In other states, according to USA Today:  In Alabama, as many as 10 counties have stopped issuing licenses altogether as of Wednesday. State law says that probate judges "may" issue the licenses rather than "shall."And in North Carolina, more than 30 county magistrates have refused to perform gay marriages under a law that says officials can refrain from conducting marriage-related activities.
  • Trump Surpasses Field, Flirts With 40 Percent In Alabama Poll

    09/04/2015 7:12:46 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    Daily Calller ^ | 10:22 PM 09/03/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Front-runner Donald Trump has surged to a nearly 40 percent lead in the latest Alabama Republican primary poll. From Aug. 29 – Sep. 1, Gravis Marketing asked 1,616 participants, “assuming you had to vote today, which 2016 GOP Candidate would you vote for?” Trump garnered an astonishing 38 percent, effectively matching the percentage received by the other candidates combined (38.8). In the last Alabama poll, Trump was supported by 30 percent of voters, and the real estate mogul’s eight point boost could possibly be attributed to his recent trip to Mobile (38.8). Ben Carson is the only other candidate to...
  • Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident:

    09/03/2015 1:18:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | JULY 20, 2015 | ELIZABETH BESHEARS
    Black Confederate flag activist says fatal car wreck was no accident: ‘They’re after us’ WRITTEN BY ELIZABETH BESHEARS ON JULY 20, 2015 AT 10:27 AM CDT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Anthony Hervey, an Oxford, Mississippi, native and African-American Confederate flag activist died in a car wreck on the way home from a “Save our South” rally in Birmingham, now some are concerned the fatal crash wasn’t an accident. Also in the car at the time of the wreck was Arlene Barnum, who survived with minor injuries, and says the wreck was caused by a silver car which chased them before swerving...
  • 'All Lives Matter' march draws more than 20,000 to Birmingham

    08/30/2015 7:10:46 AM PDT · by magellan · 15 replies
    Birmingham News via ^ | August 29, 2015 | Greg Garrison
    Led by conservative activist and talk show host Glenn Beck, more than 20,000 people chanting "All Lives Matter" marched the historic civil rights route from Kelly Ingram Park to Birmingham City Hall this morning. "It's about taking our church out in the streets," Beck said. He said marchers came from as far away as China, Dubai and the Netherlands. Actor Chuck Norris, a conservative activist known for his martial arts, action movies and TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger," marched about two rows behind Beck. Alveda King, a niece of civil rights activist the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marched in...
  • Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama: State Has No Choice But to Fund Us

    08/30/2015 6:06:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | 08/29/15 | KIM CHANDLER
    Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley’s effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization’s Alabama clinics. The organization said Bentley’s effort penalizes low-income women who seek contraceptive and preventative health care services at the clinics. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Montgomery. It accuses Bentley of violating a federal law that they said requires Medicaid patients to have their choice of provider to receive family planning care. “We’re in court today because each and every patient, and her ability to make her own deeply personal and private health care decisions,...
  • Planned Parenthood Sues Alabama After State Yanks Taxpayer Funding Over Selling Aborted Babies

    08/29/2015 2:27:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | Steven Ertelt Aug 28, 2015
    The Planned Parenthood abortion business has filed a lawsuit against the state of Alabama after Governor Governor Robert Bentley made the decision to yank its taxpayer funding. The state cut Planned Parenthood’s funding after a national scandal involving the abortion company selling the body parts of aborted babies. This is the second Planned Parenthood lawsuit against a state for its decision to revoke taxpayer funding — following a suit against pro-life Louisiana Governro Bobby Jindal after his state canceled a state contract with Planned Parenthood. After Louisiana and other states yanked taxpayer funding, the Obama administration threatened them — but...
  • Gov. Robert Bentley's Wife Filing for Divorce

    08/29/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies ^ | 8/29
    Gov. Robert Bentley's wife of 50 years, Dianne, today filed for divorce, saying "their marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown," according to court records. The couple, both 72, were married in 1965 and have four children. Alabama's First Lady files for divorce Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's wife, Diane, files for divorce citing "complete incompatibility." The filing cites "complete incompatibility of temperament" and states they have been separated since January. The filing also lists her address as Tuscaloosa and his as Montgomery. "There exists a conflict of personalities which destroys the legitimate aims of matrimony and all possibilities of reconciliation are...
  • University of Alabama Athletes Now Using Cryotherapy

    08/28/2015 4:55:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Josh Gauntt explains how cryotherapy works.
  • Why so many presidential candidates are visiting Alabama

    08/28/2015 7:24:56 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 1 replies
    Lagniappe ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    For at least two days last week, Mobile was the center of the political universe. Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his traveling road show descended upon Alabama for an unprecedented political rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. But Trump isn’t the only one in a crowded field of 17 Republican candidates seeking the party’s presidential nomination, making stops in Alabama months before the state’s primary Tuesday, March 1. Six are visiting the Yellowhammer State over a 10-day period this month, including Trump, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush...
  • AL:Woman Disarmed, Armed Neighbors Stop Attack; Shoot the Target of Opportunity

    08/27/2015 4:26:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A disarm, 3 a.m. call for help, gunshots, butt strokes, and hand to hand, but two neighbors rescued a 69 year old woman from a home invasion in rural Alabama.  The Sheriff deputies arrived in time to clean up the mess. At about 3 a.m., an unfamiliar man broke into Wilma Williams home in the 31000 block of Cleburne County Road 49 in Alabama.  She ran to her pistol, but Craig Moore was able to take it from her and fire twice before she struggled free. One of the shots cut hair from her head. She got away and...
  • Why America Is Prone to Mass Shootings

    08/26/2015 7:24:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    Live Science ^ | August 26, 2015 | Stephanie Pappas
    A strange paradox is emerging in America: Overall violent-crime rates are down, but active shooter events — in which a person is trying to kill multiple people in a populated area — appear to be on the rise, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics. Meanwhile, a just-released study finds that although the United States has just about 5 percent of the world's population, the country has 31 percent of the world's mass shooters. The reasons for these numbers are complex, researchers say, but the data suggest that the availability of guns, and perhaps the American obsession with fame, may...
  • THE 'FERGUSON EFFECT' SPREADS: Alabama Cop Chokes, Beaten by Black Felon, Fails to Defend Himself

    08/26/2015 2:35:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/25/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    A white police officer in the South who was recently beaten bloody and unconscious by a black suspect now admits he failed to defend himself properly because he was afraid if he used force he would have been accused of racism. This is poignant testimony to the tremendous damage that the racist Black Lives Matter movement has inflicted on the American psyche. Nowadays police all over the country are increasingly reluctant, or in some cases outright unwilling, to perform their duties as law enforcement personnel. They know that government officials, eager to pander to loud, angry lynch mobs in the...
  • Tuscaloosa preparing to host Ted Cruz in sold out event

    08/25/2015 2:07:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | August 25, 2015 | Terri Brewer
    TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa is preparing to host Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas Tuesday night. Cruz will serve as the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Reagan dinner, organized by the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party chapter. The event is sold out. Although the dinner boasts a long list of well-known keynote speakers, chapter president Jim Zeanah says this is first time a current presidential candidate has headlined the event. Zeanah says organizers booked Cruz before they realized just how popular he would be with Alabamians. "The Tea Party folks from all over the state...
  • Ted Cruz will be campaigning in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday (August 25th)

    08/23/2015 10:51:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | August 22, 2015 | Ed Enoch
    Other GOP presidential hopefuls are eyeing Alabama. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's stop in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday is part of a spate of visits to the state by Republican hopefuls seeking the party's 2016 nomination for president. "We are very, very excited about the kind of traffic we are getting, and we know it is all because of joining the SEC primary. This is unprecedented in the history of our state," Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said. Alabama lawmakers voted during the 2015 regular session to move up the presidential primary beginning in 2016 from the second Tuesday of March...
  • Trumpus Maximus Goes to Mobile

    08/23/2015 10:23:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | August 22, 2015 | Will Leitch
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  • Trumpmania Hits Alabama With Massive Rally

    08/23/2015 7:19:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/22/15 | Chas Danner
    In Mobile, Alabama, last night, GOP front-runner Donald Trump held one of the biggest campaign rallies by any presidential candidate yet this year, and by far the biggest by any Republican candidate. Depending on who was counting, between 20,000 to 30,000 people (but fewer than the near 40,000 the Trump campaign had predicted) half-filled the University of Southern Alabama’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium just days after the venue had been selected. Why did Trump visit Alabama and not one of the earlier primary states? Because the state is part of the so-called “SEC primary” on March 1, in which five Deep South...
  • Sad Little !Jeb Plane: Bush Super Pac Attempts To Troll Trump, Gives Former Governor A Black

    08/23/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sad Little !Jeb Plane: Bush Super Pac Attempts To Troll Trump, Gives Former Governor A Black Man’s Hand In Mailer. A Super PAC backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president with more than $100 million is officially embarrassing itself. Just one day after the Bush Super PAC Right to Rise USA flew a tiny plane with a banner attached to the end of it over 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s Mobile, Alabama rally, the geniuses backing yet another Bush for president appear to have photoshopped a black man’s hand onto the former Florida governor. -snip- “Moments before Trump was...
  • 30K Show up for Donald Trump's Campaign Rally in Alabama

    08/22/2015 1:33:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/22/15 | ALANA ABRAMSON
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had 30,000 people attend his rally in Mobile, Alabama, on Friday, police said, narrowly edging out Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for the largest crowd of the 2016 campaign season so far. The much hyped rally was held at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which hosts the Senior Bowl and the Bowl college football games. Trump said his campaign had to switch the location of the event twice after demand for tickets exceeded capacity. Until Trump's event Friday night, the largest crowd at candidate's rally this election cycle was at an event held by Sanders earlier this...
  • As outrage rises over NASA Commercial Crew funding cut, time to make a deal?

    06/12/2015 4:16:39 AM PDT · by Marcus · 8 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 12, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The drama surrounding funding for NASA’s Commercial Crew program has started up once again. In the wake of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s cutting funding for the program by over $300 million, supporters have fallen back on familiar patterns of futile complaining. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden claimed that the funding shortfall would delay the restoration of American spaceflight capability by as much as two years. Bolden was mild compared to some of Commercial Crew’s supporters on the Internet.
  • Senator Hutchison cool to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch; concerns remain about Obama NASA policy

    06/05/2010 5:40:57 PM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 24 replies · 624+ views ^ | June 5, 8:25 AM | Mark Whittington
    Senator Hutchison cool to SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch; concerns remain about Obama NASA policy June 5, 8:25 AMHouston Space News ExaminerMark Whittington Falcon 9 Courtesy NASA The near universal acclaim that SpaceX has acquired for the successful launch of the first Falcon 9 is not shared within the United States Congress, which is still skeptical of many aspects of the Obama space plan, which includes reliance on companies like SpaceX for Earth to Low Earth Orbit transportation. The reaction illustrates for all the technical triumph that SpaceX has accomplished with the Falcon 9 launch, it still faces political problems. Typical...
  • In Alabama, Trump’s Wizard of Oz Act Leaves Some Fans Underwhelmed

    08/22/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 144 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2015g | QUIN HILLYER
    In Alabama, Trump’s Wizard of Oz Act Leaves Some Fans Underwhelmed QUIN HILLYER Toto the dog wasn’t needed in Mobile, Ala., Friday night to pull the curtain from behind The Great and Mighty Trump. Trump let his own curtain flutter open, showing to much of the audience the humbug within. In an hour-long verbal meanderthon at half-filled Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Trump allowed an atmosphere of electric excitement to dissipate, and then he split town without his promised post-show press conference. As I left the stadium, a red-hatted lady of my acquaintance spotted me and pulled me aside, saying: “Somebody needs to...
  • 2016 Presidential Polls: Donald Trump Pulling Away As 30,000 Attend Republican Rally In Alabama

    08/22/2015 7:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | August 22, 2015 | Danny Cox
    Everyone thought that Donald Trump was way in over his head when he decided to throw his hat in the ring for 2016 presidential election. Now, there are not nearly as many people who think the same way, and that was evident when 30,000 people turned out for a Republican pep rally in Alabama on Friday. Now, he’s beginning to pull away from the rest of the field and very well could widen his lead in the 2016 presidential polls. Topped off in a red hat, Donald Trump stepped out before 30,000 supporters in Alabama on Friday night, and it...

    08/22/2015 4:25:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2015 | IAN HANCHETT
    16 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declared, “I think flat tax is okay” on Friday’s broadcast of the “Matt Murphy Show” on Birmingham, AL’s WAPI. Trump said, “Who knows taxes better than me?” He continued, “You know, when they talk about fixing the tax, it’s so complicated, that people have to go and use H&R Block to do a $50,000 — a man who makes $50,000 has to spend money –.” Host Matt Murphy then cut in to ask Trump if he supports the fair tax. Trump answered, “Well, I think fair tax is okay. And I think flat tax...
  • Donald Trump, Alabama and the ghost of George Wallace

    08/22/2015 5:28:28 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 89 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/21/2015 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    MOBILE, Ala. — It was immigration, not segregation, that brought some 20,000 southerners — far fewer than predicted — out for Donald Trump on Friday night, but the ghost of George Wallace loomed large. Wallace, an avowed segregationist, was the last presidential candidate to win electoral votes as a third-party candidate. The threat of Trump doing so, propelled by a hardline immigration stance that many have condemned as racist, looms over the Republican Party now as it did over the Democratic Party then, even as the enthusiasm of his following, for once, fell far short of expectations. Wallace carried five...
  • Trump’s audacious Southern spectacle is part of his strategy

    08/22/2015 1:41:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Robert Costa and David Weigel
    MOBILE, Ala. — It was the most audacious Donald Trump spectacle yet in a summer full of them, as the Republican presidential front-runner, in his Boeing 757, thundered over a football stadium here Friday night and gave a raucous speech to one of the largest crowds of the 2016 campaign. But Trump’s flashy performance was about more than showmanship. His visit to Alabama was coolly strategic, touching down in the heart of red America and an increasingly important early battleground in the Republican nominating contest. The Manhattan developer, who strode onstage to “Sweet Home Alabama,” is trying to show that...
  • 30,000 turn out for Trump's Alabama pep rally; Attendees gathered as early as 6 A.M. CT

    08/21/2015 8:58:36 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    balttv ^ | UPDATED 11:06 PM EDT Aug 21, 2015
    MOBILE, Alabama (CNN) —Donald Trump brought 30,000 supporters from deep red Alabama to a Friday night pep rally in a football stadium, the latest sign that the Republican front-runner has broad, nationwide strength. The event was previously planned to be held at the nearby Civic Center but was moved to the 43,000-seat Ladd-Peebles Stadium -- a venue normally home to high school football games -- to accommodate the crowd. The City of Mobile confirmed late Friday that 30,000 people attended. "It was one of the greatest events Mobile ever put on aside from Mardi Gras," said Colby Cooper, Mayor Sandy...
  • Blue Bell to Unveil First Flavor to Return to Stores

    08/21/2015 8:40:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Aug 21, 2015
    With each passing day, Texans are another step closer to enjoying one of their favorite treats. Blue Bell Creameries is expected to have ice cream back on some store shelves by the end of the month, and on Monday the company will reveal the first flavor customers can expect. Blue Bell recalled all of its ice cream products and halted production earlier this summer after listeria contamination. Blue Bell will return to store shelves in 15 states through a five-phase distribution plan. Up first, ice cream produced at the company's Sylacauga, Alabama facility, will first hit store shelves in Brenham,...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions Wears ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat At Trump Rally

    08/21/2015 7:59:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/15 | Alex Pappas
    As thousands of Alabamians packed into a football stadium on the Gulf Coast Friday night for a rally in support of Donald Trump, one of the Senate’s most conservative members put on a white “Make America Great Again” hat and offered support for the candidate’s immigration plan.The appearance by Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions at the Trump rally was a surprise. While the Republican senator didn’t explicitly endorse Trump’s presidential bid at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles stadium, his appearance and brief remarks could go a long way with conservatives who care deeply about the issue of illegal immigration.Near the beginning of the speech,...
  • FULL SPEECH: Donald Trump Speaks to 20,000 PLUS In Mobile, AL (8-21-15)

    08/21/2015 6:44:15 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 88 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | August 21, 2015 | The Savage Nation YouTube Account
    For those who missed it, here's the full event. I was actually there - it was wild. Only thing that would have been better is if he could have said 'War Eagle'. But he's too smart for that. Sure fire way to alienate millions of Bama faithful. Heading home now to Pensacola. Enjoy
  • Senator Jeff Sessions Joins Donald Trump on Stage in Alabama – IN TRUMP HAT! (VIDEO)

    08/21/2015 6:37:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 47 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/21/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The AMAZING Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) joined Donald Trump on stage in Mobile, Alabama tonight sporting a Trump hat. Sessions is widely respected for his commitment to border security, American workers and immigration control.
  • Chris Matthews To Reporter At Trump Event: "Are There Any Black People There?"

    08/21/2015 4:33:20 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 88 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 21, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews speaks with NBC reporter Katy Tur, who is following Trump at a campaign rally in Mobile, Alabama where 30,000 people are expected to turn out to see The Donald. Matthews described the scene at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama as a "redneck riviera." Matthews asked the network correspondent, who was live on scene, if "any black people were there." "I have not seen any today that have come out for Donald Trump," Tur responded. "[They are] normal looking people, who have normal looking opinions on things," the intrepid Tur observed.
  • Why is Trump holding a mega-rally in Alabama tonight?

    08/21/2015 3:19:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Here is the Trump political logic: “Alabama is extremely critical,” a close associate of Trump’s told me (actually, we agreed I’d call him “a close associate of Mr. Trump”). “You have Iowa’s caucus on February 1st, New Hampshire on the 9th, and South Carolina on the 27th .” The race, this associate explained, would not be wrapped up by then. According to this political calculus, the crucial moment arrives three days later, on March 1st, with the “SEC primary”—the belt of Southern states that encompass the Southeastern Athletic Conference—when Alabama, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas and several others hold their primaries. Trump...
  • Activists in Mobile, Alabama, Plan to Protest Trump

    08/21/2015 3:51:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 21, 2015 | Danny Freeman
    Vivianna Rodriguez cannot wait for Donald Trump's speech Friday night in Mobile, Alabama. "I was shocked when I heard that he was coming to Mobile. But I was very excited [as well]. Not because he was speaking, but because we're going to do something about it," she said. Vivianna is a 24 year-old senior at the University of South Alabama —whose football stadium will host Trump on Friday— and she is an American-born daughter of a single-parent undocumented Mexican immigrant. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has referred to those with her background as "anchor babies." It's those types of comments...
  • Trump: Sessions ‘Very Solid Guy,’ Who Gave Us ‘Great Ideas’

    08/21/2015 11:52:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/21/2015 | Breitbart TV
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump praised Senator Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as a “very solid guy,” who “has given us some great ideas.”
  • Whoa! What Donald Trump Plans for TONIGHT Could Be an HISTORIC Record Breaker!

    08/21/2015 1:28:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 08/21/2015
    The media can’t stop talking about the crowds Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is attracting. There are reports that his crowds in California and Portland, Oregon were both larger than 27,000. They breathlessly report on this, while forgetting to mention Sanders is a self-described socialist. But what Donald Trump and his campaign has planned for TONIGHT in Mobile, Alabama could blow those numbers out of the water. Initially planning for a rally of 2,000 people at a small venue, tickets were grabbed so quickly that major changes had to be made.Now, the event will be held in the Ladd-Peeles Stadium, a football...